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'Safe zone' near jail is for transactions with strangers

Last January, an elderly Georgia couple was killed after meeting with a man who posted his classic car for sale on Craigslist.

March 28, 2016 | By Patty Leon and Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


City OKs road projects

The Hinesville City Council approved paving and painting stripes on miles of streets during its meeting Thursday.

March 25, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County restaurant sanitation scores

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in February by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, go to dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-in spections.

March 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Founding president returns for Eleven Black Men of Liberty County annual banquet

The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County had its 22nd annual Scholarship Banquet Saturday at Club Stewart. The evening's theme was "There is Liberty in Literacy: Expand Your Mind, Expand Your Life."

March 22, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Georgia House honors local student for saving classmate

ATLANTA - State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, recently led the Georgia House in recognizing and honoring Mariyah Carter, a fourth-grader at Taylors Creek Elementary School, for saving the life of a fellow classmate.

March 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Lights, roadwork highlight Long County work session

The Long County Board of Commissioners discussed the cost of lighting athletic fields and road conditions during a work session Tuesday.

March 21, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


Liberty County to walk for homeless

For the fifth year in a row, the Liberty County Homeless Coalition is sponsoring the Good Friday Run/Walk for Shelter this Friday.

March 19, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Planned Hinesville shopping center advances

A traffic signal for a proposed shopping center near Wal-Mart Supercenter that will prohibit some drivers from turning left onto West Oglethorpe Highway became a main topic of discussion during the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting Tuesday evening.

March 19, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Charity says it provides free vacations to redeploying soldiers, sets fundraiser

SAVANNAH - Two men hope to paramotor (fly under parachute wings with a fan strapped to their backs) from Savannah to the Florida Keys to raise money for combat veteran-run charity Operation ReConnect.

March 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Republicans have county convention Saturday

The Liberty County Republican Party will convene a mass meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday to elect delegates and alternates to the Liberty County Republican Party Convention.

March 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Geocaching for locals and tourists

The Liberty County #no filterneeded Geocache Adventure will kick off April 9.

March 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia Senate panel defeats rural health-care tax-credit bill

ATLANTA - A Senate health committee Monday unexpectedly rejected a bill that would allow an individual or corporation to get a state tax credit for donating money to a rural health-care organization.

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Ludowici planning Juneteenth Jubilee

This year, Ludowici will stage a Juneteenth Jubilee, Mayor Pro Tem Mary Hamilton announced at Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting.

March 14, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


Summit brings law, youth together

A criminal justice youth summit, hosted Liberty County Commissioner Justin Frasier March 5 at the Shuman Recreation Center, allowed teens the chance to asked a panel of lawyers, probation officers and law enforcement professionals, a variety of questions.

March 14, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Sheriffs being opposed in upcoming elections

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's paper. Incumbent Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles is a Democrat. He will face a Democratic challenger, Shane Middleton, in the May primary election and a Republican, Timothy Works in the November general election. Nobles' party affiliation was incorrectly stated in a front-page article Sunday. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

March 13, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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Felony warrant issued in Ludowici dog abuse case

A felony warrant has been issued for the owner of a dog found abused and neglected by animal rescue groups in Ludowici.

January 17, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Dorchester played historic role in civil rights era

Of the events that surrounded Liberty County's 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations over the weekend, one was held in the place ...

January 17, 2018 | Krystal Hart | Local news


Walthourville Mayor says chief knew about overtime policy

Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray said she required all the city's department heads to get approval before allowing overtime months before she fired former Police ...

January 17, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


THOSE WHO SERVED: Local couple's military service was a game changer

WATCH VIDEO of Sandra and Ron Elliott

January 17, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Third wastewater spill since Jan. 4

Hinesville announced Tuesday that its Water Pollution Control Plant located on Ft. Stewart experienced a release of 7.62 million gallons of partially treated wastewater ...

January 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Stop the Bleed program comes to Liberty Co.

Liberty Regional EMS participated in the Stop the Bleed training Jan. 2 for representatives from the Liberty County School System.

January 16, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Courier Survey winner

Ruth Patterson just became the second winner in the Coastal Courier News reader survey.

January 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Ossabaw annual meeting focuses on Gullah-Geechee

The public is invited to The Ossabaw Island Foundation's Annual Meeting and a celebration of the 105th birthday of Eleanor "Sandy" West, a former ...

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


MLK committee announces honors

The Liberty County Martin Luther King Observance Association has announced award recipients for the 2018 Martin Luther King Celebration, which is this weekend and Monday.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Raider Brigade assigned nine-month deployment

The Army confirmed something Wednesday many around Fort Stewart had known, or at least suspected, for months.

January 13, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Allegations fly in Walthourville

Former Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman claims the city's mayor tried to pressure him into planting drugs to frame City Council Member Larry Baker ...

January 13, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Ludowici PD probing dog cruelty case

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClellan said his department is investigating claims of animal cruelty posted Jan. 6 on a Facebook page by a New-York-based animal ...

January 13, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


State school superintendent visits Lewis Frasier

Students at the Lewis Frasier Middle School Honor Roll Breakfast Friday had a noted visitor.

January 13, 2018 | Krystal Hart | Local news


MLK Day Parade route, road closures announced

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced the route and road closures for the MLK Day parade, set for 10 a.m. Monday beginning at ...

January 12, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Bus backs into ditch during training

There was a minor incident involving a Liberty County School bus Friday morning on Leroy Coffer Highway.

January 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


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