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Making things better

The 12th annual Walk to Dorchester fundraiser is Saturday, and walkers should notice the school has been spruced up, thanks to a visiting youth group.

June 14, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


County expecting 3% increase in budget

The proposed $25.8 Liberty County budget for fiscal year 2013 is up 3 percent from this year, according to a Monday presentation by County Finance Officer Kim McGlothlin.

June 12, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Overcoming hurdles

Area homeless and nearly homeless had an opportunity to connect with 30 private organizations and government agencies able to provide them with the resources at Mt. Zion Community center Saturday.

June 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


City amphitheater to cost $500,000

The Hinesville City Council approved a $405,689 bid Thursday from R.H. Tyson Construction Co. for an amphitheater.

June 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Long County candidates beat challenges to their qualifications

The Long County Board of Elections Friday rejected challenges to three candidates' qualifications. The action followed a Wednesday hearing.

June 12, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Area police team to appear on TV

An area law-enforcement team will be featured on national TV for the second time this year.

June 11, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Living the aquatic life

Greg McFall estimates he has made more than 500 dives at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, about 17 miles east of Sapelo Island.

June 09, 2012 | Jeff Whitten Special to the Courier | Local news


I-95 wreck Friday kills Savannah man

A Savannah man was killed Friday morning in a single vehicle accident on Interstate 95 in Liberty County.

June 09, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Cards may help cut medical costs

Liberty County residents can now sign up for discounts on prescriptions and some other medical expenses after a commission vote Tuesday.

June 09, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Soldier recovered from the Atlantic

The body of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who went missing off St. Simons Island last weekend has been recovered.

June 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Charges for boy’s shooting

The stepfather of a Long County child who was fatally shot Saturday has been charged with murder.

June 07, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Inmate tries to escape at hospital

Liberty Regional Medical Center got tense Tuesday night as a Liberty County Jail inmate eluded control of his guard and authorities needed about an hour and a half to get him back into custody.

June 07, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Five indicted for double homicide

Five people, including four former Fort Stewart soldiers, were indicted Thursday in Long County Superior Court for the alleged murders of Michael Roark and Tiffany York.

June 07, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Ga. House leader set for banquet

Stacey Abrams, House minority leader in the Georgia General Assembly and state representative for House District 84, will be the keynote speaker for the Liberty County Democratic Party's Annual Awards Banquet, which will start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Complex on Airport Road.

June 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police capture escaped prisoner

Hinesville Police Department is reporting they have captured the escaped prisoner. The man was found on the ceiling of Liberty Regoional Medical Center near the emergency room area.

June 05, 2012 | Lewis Levine and Patty Leon | Local news


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County hopes to clamp down on runoff

A new chapter will be added to the Liberty County Code of Ordinances - Illicit Discharges and Illegal Connections.

July 03, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday

Many things have come and gone in the span of a century. Alma B. Williams of Midway still has the clarity of mind and whimsical wit to recall them all.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fire officials concerned over new law

Under a new state law that went into effect Wednesday, Georgians are no longer limited to having only sparkler-type illuminations.

July 02, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Local news


Store questions nearby land-use; rezoning OK'd

The Fleming Food Mart might get competition across Leroy Coffer Highway, and its owner isn't happy about that prospect.

July 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Home of pregnant teens in Walthourville?

A second-chance home for pregnant youth could be established in Walthourville.

July 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

STATESBORO - Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

July 01, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local news


Downtown promoters report to commission

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has been busy.

June 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds

This past week was a turbulent time for the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department with the suspension of the acting chief, a partial walkout of firefighters and allegations that a commissioner illegally operated a fire truck.

June 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 6.5 percent, up 0.4 percentage point from 6.1 percent in April. The rate in May 2014 was 7.9 percent.

June 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Gazebo request meets stiff opposition

All Troy Burns wants is to put a gazebo in his front yard. But at least one of his neighbors, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff and a majority of the Planning Commissioners don't like the idea.

June 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Fourth candidate in Hinesville mayoral race

Editor's note: An information box accompanying this article has been changed to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Former Liberty County NAACP President Liston Singletary III is a candidate running for mayor of Hinesville. Because of an editor's error, his name was listed incorrectly in an information box accompanying a front-page article on June 24. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

June 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County Library seeks funds for growth

Since 2013, usage at the Long County Library has increased by nearly 27 percent, according to library board secretary and treasurer Brent Klinedinst.

June 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty County prayer service calls for unity, vigilance after Charleston shooting

The suspect in the shooting that killed nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, reportedly confessed to the horrific act and, in doing so, told police he wanted to start a race war.

June 21, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Hinesville police, fire seek grants for equipment

Hinesville City Council approved applications Thursday to seek grant funding for the police and fire departments.

June 18, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Fiscal-year 2016 budget for Liberty adopted

The proposed 2016 budget was adopted by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners today. At their mid-month meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin reviewed the budget a final time before the commissioners.

June 18, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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