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Middle school students learning by doing

Students in the area are discovering new classrooms made from salt marshes, pine forests and fish ponds, rather than bricks and mortar.

February 02, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Charles Frasier announces bid for mayor

Hinesville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier on Thursday announced his intent to run for mayor in the November election.

January 30, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


LCDA updates community on local industries’ year

Community leaders, business officials and citizens gathered at the Liberty College and Career Academy Thursday to hear a "year-in-review" update from the Liberty County Development Authority.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Rotary holds speech contest for students

The Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday hosted its annual speech contest for area high-school students.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


New rural water system up, running

On an appropriately wet Friday, Liberty County officials and residents turned out to the Miller Park well site for a "Turn on the Tap" ceremony, marking the completion of a project started over 10 years ago.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County woman is ‘Hometown Hero’

Gina Riddle doesn't think she does anything more than the other people in her community. Others disagree.

January 27, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Miller Pasture education center up for sale

There's a for-sale sign at the Jan and Dennis Waters Educational Center on Dunlevie Road in Allenhurst.

January 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Zaxby's fans pack lot Monday for free food

To celebrate the grand opening of its first Liberty County restaurant, Zaxby's gave away one free menu item per week for the next year to the first 100 customers in line Monday morning. By 9 a.m., the parking lot was crowded and the line easily exceeded 100 people. The first customer to arrive, Charles Heatwole of Hinesville, said he had been in line since 11:30 p.m. Sunday night.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Man stabbed during domestic dispute

A Liberty County man was stabbed during a domestic dispute Sunday afternoon and later rushed to the hospital.

January 25, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


MLK birthday celebrated with parade

Local residents lined both sides of Main Street on Monday morning - from the historic courthouse down to the Hendry Street intersection - to watch this year's parade honoring the birthday, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


‘Taste of Liberty’ both sweet and savory

Nearly a dozen area restaurants, caterers and food vendors participated Friday night in the fourth annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Taste of Liberty and awards banquet at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. The event - which spotlights community leaders, volunteers, local businesses and eateries - treated nearly 200 guests to flavors many didn't know they can enjoy right here.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


County to name playground for rec dept. supporter

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved a request by the Liberty County Recreation Department board to dedicate a playground in honor of former rec department board member Mike Carreker.

January 18, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council recognizes unsung heroes, learns about homelessness

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday recognized the dedication of some city departments during a recent utility emergency, and learned about the city's upcoming participation in a nationwide homeless count.

January 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local artist holds gallery reception at arts council

The Hinesville Area Arts Council opened 2015 with a reception for local artist Ashley Kukula Cuevas last Thursday at the HAAC's downtown gallery on Commerce Street.

January 14, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City preps for MLK Day activities

Community churches, civic organizations and local leaders are planning a series of events to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scheduled from Friday-Monday, Jan. 16-19.

January 13, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Ceremony, park program highlight Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend got underway Friday, but most ceremonies honoring the nation's war dead are Monday.

May 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Cops say DUI soldier drives through Gum Branch cemetery, damaging gravesites

A Fort Stewart soldier is charged with DUI and reckless driving after he drove off a road and into Gum Branch Baptist Cemetery on Friday ...

May 26, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


BoE names interim superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education has selected Dr. Franklin D. Perry to be the interim superintendent.

May 26, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Diversity Health to be topic

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Wednesday, June 7, featuring Diversity Health Center staff discussing community health.

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Soldier killed in May 19 wreck 'a fixture of leadership'

The soldier killed Friday in a wreck on Gen. Screven Way was a volunteer coach and "a fixture of leadership in his unit and in ...

May 25, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Lee leaving early

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee is leaving the district ahead of schedule. Lee was originally supposed to leave when her contract finished ...

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Long County High performs first musical

Long County High School held its first-ever musical production with "High School Musical" Friday and Saturday nights. It was met with tremendous ovation for the ...

May 25, 2017 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Health Dept. compiling list of residents who need help during an evacuation

As the 2017 hurricane season approaches, public health officials encourage area residents, who may have functional, access, or medical needs and no way to evacuate ...

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Graduations this weekend

It is once again time to recognize our seniors as they graduate from high school and begin a new chapter in their lives. Please assist ...

May 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Outside audit gives Hinesville clean bill of financial health

For the second straight year an outside auditor has given the city of Hinesville a clean bill of financial health.

May 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Area back under tornado watch

From Liberty County Emergency Management Agency:

May 24, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway man powering home with sun

Midway resident Modivo Kadalei is tuning into the sun to power his Midway residence.

May 24, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCSO captures suspect

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office captured a Midway man Tuesday wanted for an aggravated assault last week.

May 24, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County names administrator

Long County has named Frank Etheridge as its first county administrator after a 3-0 vote Tuesday during a called meeting.

May 24, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Tornado warning issued for Liberty, Long counties

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

May 23, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


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