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Closing arguments set for Thursday in wrongful death suit

Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the wrongful-death trial on behalf of former Liberty Regional Medical Center Chief Operating Room Nurse Barbara Porter.

August 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


NAACP to host community meeting

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP will host a community mass meeting beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Sparse turnout reported for virtual town hall

Liberty County's first virtual town hall had a small turnout, but it was a start.

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County residents play major role in Selma-to-Washington march

People from all over the country, including Liberty County, are taking part in the NAACP's "America's Journey for Justice" march, which began Aug. 1 in Selma, Alabama.

August 10, 2015 | By Keturah Greene | Local news


Long County fire chief applicants to be interviewed soon

The Long County Board of Commissioners still is looking over applicants for the full-time fire-chief job to replace former Chief Richard Truman, who is currently disabled.

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Rep. Al Williams addresses transportation, casinos, Fort Stewart cuts

Editor's note: This article was revised before being posted to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, said accountants found that state employees spend about $3 million a year on rental cars. An article on page 5A of Sunday's edition incorrectly stated that General Assembly members spent that amount on rental cars. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

August 10, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Home knitting business proposal unravels

A simple request for a home business teaching knitting classes turned into a heated discussion during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting.

August 08, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville City Council deals with zoning issues

Hinesville City Council dealt with some zoning issues and approved refurbishing two garbage trucks as part of its first meeting of the month Thursday.

August 07, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Midway mayor on GMA board

Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington was elected to the board of directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual meeting June 28 in Savannah.

August 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County fire chief search continues

The Long County Board of Commissioners still is looking over applicants for the full-time Long County fire chief job to replace former Chief Richard Truman, who is currently disabled.

August 04, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Experts: Patient didn’t receive proper care

The trial stemming from a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf of former Liberty Regional Medical Center chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter continues in Liberty County State Court.

August 04, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Environmental groups seek to intervene in Kinder Morgan pipeline lawsuit

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a 360-mile petroleum pipeline from Belton, South Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida.

August 04, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Long administrator talk issues as school starts

Long County schools opened their doors Friday to begin the 2015-16 calendar year.

August 04, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Alcohol sales, events center among talk at Hinesville City Council island retreat

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Weekend alcohol sales and building a conference center were among the topics discussed Friday during Hinesville City Council's retreat.

August 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Trial could last through Friday

Exactly four years to the day after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a civil trial stemming from a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf of former LRMC chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter started in Liberty County State Court.

August 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Some rental homes in Hinesville called 'deplorable, uninhabitable'

Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition President Jim McIntosh addressed Hinesville city council about rental housing at Thursday's meeting, saying some are in "deplorable and uninhabitable ...

September 24, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Why they Keep Liberty Beautiful

"Why I KLB" was the theme of Thursday's Progress Through People Luncheon featuring Keep Liberty Beautiful.

September 24, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Amenities at Independence casualty of Stewart's lost brigade

The promise of a commercial center and amenities at the Independence development may be gone.

September 24, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


41-lot subdivision could be headed to Walthourville

Walthourville could be gaining a new subdivision along Talmadge Road.

September 24, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


New show airs weekly on Explore Liberty

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to announce the start of a weekly show, LIVE in Liberty, at 3 p.m ...

September 23, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


DRC center to open in Liberty County

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center at the Liberty County Community ...

September 22, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


ASU, GSU to talk merger at community breakfast

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast Wednesday featuring Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The breakfast is ...

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Swim advisories lifted for some area beaches

Beach water testing resumed this week following Hurricane Irma, and some area beaches have reopened for swimming.

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Reid to host Distict 1 Town Hall Meeting on Sept. 28

District 1 Councilwoman Diana Reid will be on hand for a Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the traffic ...

September 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


FEMA teams canvassing Liberty

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has dispatched Disaster Survivor Assistance teams in Irma-stricken neighborhoods throughout five coastal counties to help Georgia disaster survivors register for ...

September 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long BoE votes on tax increase Thursday

The third and final public hearing on a proposed millage rate increase by the Long County Board of Education will be at 2 p.m ...

September 20, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Courier correspondent | Local news


FEMA help available

Liberty County residents now qualify for individual disaster assistance from FEMA for damages sustained because of Hurricane Irma.

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Update: Tree on road blamed for fatal crash

The Georgia State Patrol is investiging a two-pickup crash that killed two people Wednesday morning in Long County.

September 20, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long County schools named among nation's healthiest

Smiley and Walker Elementary Schools in Long County have been recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation as two of the nation's healthiest ...

September 20, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Irma brings help for Midway woman from far, and near

"I feel blessed, so blessed."

September 20, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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