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Midway bank’s zoning blocks adult-themed business

The Midway City Council denied an adult novelty business because of the city's zoning ordinance.

July 16, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news

Hinesville City Council tables dog training facility

Hinesville City Council met Thursday for more than two hours, including an executive session that resulted in no action taken in open session.

July 14, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news

Long County commissioners working on 2016-17 budget

The Long County Board of Commissioners is working on the fiscal 2017 budget and has held two workshops in recent weeks.

July 14, 2016 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Liberty County comes together in prayer

While cities around the nation have become hotbeds of protest in the wake of the fatal shootings of two black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota and the sniper killing of five Dallas police officers, Liberty County turned to prayer Monday evening.

July 12, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news

Commissioners' appointment to board questioned

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners' recent appointment to the local Live Oak Public Libraries board has sparked controversy.

July 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Drive nets 1,000 jars of peanut butter and jelly

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are becoming a summer tradition in Hinesville, thanks to the community's generosity and the dedication of several organizations.

July 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Veterans Walk board honors city DDA staff

The Veterans Memorial Walk board of directors recently recognized the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority staff for the effort and time they have devoted to the project during the past two years.

July 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Red Cross pleads for blood

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give to replenish a low summer blood supply.

July 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Long County Board of Commissioners District 2: Long, Brady in runoff; winner to face Riddle

The May 24 Democratic primary for the Long County District 2 Board of Commissioners seat could not have been much closer than it was.

July 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

Smith, Odum battle for open Long County probate judge post

Bobby Smith and Teresa Odum advanced to the July 26 runoff in a three-way nonpartisan primary race for Long County probate judge.

July 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

Liberty County Re-entry Coalition draws on faith, education programs to help former inmates

The Liberty County Reentry Coalition recently hosted a workshop to teach faith-based organizations how they can help former inmates during their transition back into society.

July 02, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Early voting in Long County runoff elections starts Tuesday

Early voting for the two countywide races that were forced to a runoff election begins Tuesday and goes through July 22, according to Long County Election Supervisor Kierra Hamilton.

July 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

Liberty County sheriff, Board of Elections answer lawsuit

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and the Board of Elections recently filed responses denying allegations of wrongdoing in the May 24 Democratic primary for sheriff and requested that the challenge filed by the second-place finisher be dismissed.

July 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

Kroger raising money for USO

ATLANTA - Kroger is joining forces with the United Service Organization through July 9 to support American troops and their families by allowing customers to round up their store purchases to the nearest dollar.

July 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

City OKs Griffin Park rezoning

The Hinesville City Council approved a variety of agenda items at its meeting earlier this month, including a zoning petition, board appointments and changes to loan requirements.

June 29, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

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Lightning damages home

A home in the 900 block of Mandarin Drive sustained some damage from lightning during a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon. According to Hinesville Fire Department Capt ...

March 20, 2018 | Lewis Levine Contributor to the Courier | Local news

Liberty, Long and Bryan counties under tornado watch until 7 p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for several southeast Georgia counties, including Liberty, Long and Bryan. The watch is in effect until 7 p.m ...

March 20, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

Road work slated for Liberty County

The Georgia Department of Transportation will be doing road work this week in Liberty County.

March 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Hinesville kids to ‘kick butts’ on March 21

Kids in Georgia will unite against tobacco use on Wednesday as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day. More than ...

March 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Thunderstorms possible in Liberty, Long counties tonight, Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Charleston is warning of the possibility of severe weather in Liberty and Long counties Monday night and Tuesday.

March 19, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

Midway votes city hall project forward

The Midway City Council has voted to proceed with its new city hall complex after trimming more than $240,000 in costs.

March 19, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Long County man burning trash destroys home, property

A Long County man burning trash Friday on his property on the 700 block of Stafford Dairy Road lost his home, three vehicles and a ...

March 17, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news

Fort Stewart soldier killed in motorcycle crash near Statesboro

A Fort Stewart Soldier was killed Thursday evening when his motorcycle struck a vehicle near Statesboro, according to post spokesman Kevin Larson.

March 17, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Rotarian sees club's work in India

Rotary Club of Hinesville Assistant Governor Brigitte Shanken spoke Tuesday about her recent trip to India as part of Rotary's friendship exchange program.

March 17, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Bus maker, driver sued for fatal crash

The parents of a 5-year-old girl who died in a school bus crash Dec. 5 in Gum Branch are suing the company that made the ...

March 16, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news

County gets mixed news on SPLOST

Liberty County's most recent monthly sales tax revenues met projections for the first time. Documents at the county commissioners meeting Tuesday showed that with ...

March 16, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Hinesville Housing Authority launches new website

The Hinesville Housing Authority is pleased to announce a rebranding of the agency and its nonprofit entities, as well as the launch of its new ...

March 14, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Still serving: Liberty Chapter 789 of Vietnam Veterans of America celebrates 20 years

When Chapter 789 of the Vietnam Veterans of America met March 6 at the Golden Hibachi in Hinesville, the group's monthly agenda included reminders ...

March 14, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

County looking to TSPLOST to build Hinesville bypass

Implementing a transportation special purpose local option sales tax was one of the main topics of discussions as community leaders exchanged ideas at the annual ...

March 14, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

THOSE WHO SERVED: Retired Army squad leader coaching, making an impact on local athletes

Editor's note: If you know a veteran who should be included in this series, please email this reporter.

March 14, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news

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