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King's legacy is focus of ceremony

The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize award for civil rights and social justice was commemorated Monday with prayers, songs and speeches during Liberty County's annual MLK Jr. Day service at Bradwell Institute.

January 22, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news

MLK parade one of largest ever

More than 80 entries that included nine floats, scores of VIP cars, police cruisers, fire trucks and military vehicles as well as marching soldiers, bands, church and civic groups took part in this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade Monday in downtown Hinesville.

January 22, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

County starts work on rural water system

Liberty County has begun construction of a rural water system for residents in the Holmestown-Screven Fork area and those who live along Highway 84 from the Midway city limits to Highway 196. The well for the new system is at Joseph Miller Park and will draw water from the Miocene Aquifer, according to county officials.

January 21, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news

Cold expected back

While the temperature is expected to get into the 60s around Hinesville today, a cold front is expected to slip through the area tonight or early Wednesday, dropping temperatures.

January 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local news

No bomb found after RHHS threat

A lockdown Friday morning at Richmond Hill High School caused by a bomb threat was lifted around 1 p.m. after local and state law-enforcement officials found no devices or weapons on the school grounds.

January 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Work on Highway 84 Tuesday, Wednesday

Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews will seal cracks on the surface of Highway 84 westbound between Fleming and Midway in Liberty County from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 21-22, weather permitting. Sealing pavement cracks prevents water from entering the base and sub-base of the roadway and extends the pavement life by at least three years. Signs, barrels and/or cones will be used to alert the public of changes. Personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes, and drivers should proceed with caution.

January 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local news

Sunday alcohol sales law starts Feb. 1

The Hinesville City Council adopted a revised alcohol ordinance during its meeting Thursday. The new ordinance incorporates three amendments, including the sale of package alcohol on Sunday; issuance of an alcoholic-beverage license based on food sales; and the distance an establishment selling alcohol can be from libraries, churches, schools or residences.

January 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Gateway's financial issues not evident here

Interim CEO for Gateway Behavioral Health Services David Crews said Gateway's branch facilities in Liberty County are not affected by the recent discovery of misused funds at Georgia's largest health-care provider for patients who have developmental disabilities, are mentally ill or suffer with an addiction.

January 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Former Ludowici cop granted hearing

Ludowici's city council meeting Tuesday evening was brief, barely half an hour long. The meeting was called to order by Mayor James Fuller at precisely 6 p.m., and all attending were led in an invocation by a local pastor.

January 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Text of Sen. Jason Carter's response to SoS Address

Today, we gather to talk about the state of the state in Georgia. This is a state that we love, and a state that we call home. Not as Democrats, not as Republicans – but as Georgians.

January 16, 2014 | State Sen. Jason Carter | Local news

Text of governor's State of the State Address

Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the consular corps, members of the judiciary, my fellow Georgians:

January 16, 2014 | Governor's office | Local news

Long County renews trash contract

The Long County Commission voted at its meeting last week to renew a contract for trash pickup with Republic Waste Services. Chairman Robert Long said the annual fee for poly carts will be $156 per resident. The cost for Dumpsters will vary, depending on the amount of waste collected. The county will bill residents for the poly-cart fee, but Republic Waste

January 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

Leaders planning trip to Kenya

Community leaders are planning an trip this summer to Marsabit, Kenya, according to Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas. He said the city council approved a recommendation a year ago to join with Marsabit in the sister-city international-partnership program, but money was not available to pay for a trip.

January 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Reports from 2014 General Assembly Jan. 13-24

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news

GOP congressional candidates say change needed

Five of the six Republican candidates running for U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston's 1st Congressional District seat met Wednesday for a forum sponsored by the Savannah Area Republican Women.

January 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

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Storms lead to shorter Christmas holiday

Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Hermine claimed another victim. This time, it was the start of Christmas break for students and teachers in the Liberty ...

October 26, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news

Liberty, Long residents approved for FEMA help

Both Liberty and Long counties have been approved for individual financial assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 26, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Orange is the new nice

Students and school personnel across the district went orange in unity to stand against bullying

October 26, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news

Update on debris removal

The following is an update from the city of Hinesvlle's public relations manager Brittany McClure:

October 25, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news

Library board still without chairman

The Liberty County Library Board of Trustees is without a chairman and efforts to name one are stymied by persistent questions about the board's ...

October 25, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news

Hurricane aftermath makes for mosquitoes, lots and lots of them

Hurricane Matthew didn't just bring down trees and power lines as it blew through coastal Georgia. The storm that hit Liberty County on Oct ...

October 25, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news

Liberty, Long County approved for FEMA individual help

Liberty and Long County have just been approved for individual financial assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

YALL goes to City Hall

The city of Hinesville hosted the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's 2016-17 Young Adult Liberty Leaders on Oct. 20.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news

Insurance regulator estimates Matthew claims at $90 million

ATLANTA - With more than 30,000 claims reported, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has estimated that insured losses in the state from Hurricane Matthew reached ...

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Hinesville passes 2017 budget

Hinesville City Council adopted a budget of $36,514,056 for the 2017 fiscal year at Thursday's council meeting. The city's millage rate ...

October 24, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Signing day for REACH

"I want you to commit. Move it from the paper to the heart and make it happen."

October 19, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news

Liberty County NAACP honors old guard, rising stars at banquet

The Liberty County NAACP honored members of its old guard and rising stars at the organization's annual Freedom Fund Banquet Friday at the Liberty ...

October 19, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Lee urges prayer, votes

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee urged members of the Liberty County NAACP to use the power of prayer and the strength of ...

October 19, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Manna from JROTC

The delivery from Bradwell Institute's JROTC canned food drive came at the right time for Manna House Ministries.

October 19, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news

Carter praises storm response here

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited Liberty County Wednesday morning and met with officials and personnel from the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management.

October 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news

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