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Ossabaw annual meeting set

The Ossabaw Island Foundation's annual meeting will celebrate the 103rd birthday of Eleanor "Sandy" West, the last private owner and current resident of Ossabaw Island.

January 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Walthourville officials are sworn in

Re-elected Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray promised to always keep the residents first during a ceremony Monday afternoon in which she and the City Council members were sworn in for their new terms of office.

January 12, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Long County kicks off local Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations

Long County celebrated its second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade and program Saturday.

January 12, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Teamwork saves a man’s life at Liberty County YMCA

Pravin "Peter" Patel was working out at the local branch of the YMCA around 1 p.m. Dec. 14, as he has done for many years, when he lost consciousness.

January 12, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Quilt raffle raises $500 to fight against breast cancer

Liberty County Health Department staff, along with breast-cancer survivors from the BRAVE III (Be Readily Available and Very Empathetic) Project, recently raffled off a handmade quilt and raised nearly $500 for the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate.

January 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council to rotate mayor pro tem position

During the Hinesville City Council's first meeting of the year, held Thursday, members voted for District 5 Councilman Kenneth Shaw to be the new mayor pro tem.

January 09, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


County reminds lawmaker of need for bypass

With more state money for road work expected, Liberty County Commissioners reminded an area lawmaker that the county has been promised a Hinesville bypass.

January 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Kenneth Shaw elected Mayor Pro Tem

At Thursday's city council meeting, the first of the year, councilmembers voted for District 5 councilman Kenneth Shaw to be the new Mayor Pro Tem. He was nominated by District 4 councilman Keith Jenkins.

January 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Georgia voters can now enroll for free ID protection

ATLANTA - The Secretary of State's office is providing one year of complimentary credit monitoring and identity restoration services to all Georgia voters whose information appeared on the Oct. 13 voter list. Eligible voters may enroll in the services at the Secretary of State's website at http://soswebadmin.sos.state.ga.us/index.php/elections/statement_on_voter_data_security.

January 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Small-town officials start terms

The Gum Branch City Council and mayor were sworn into office Monday morning at the Justice Center by Liberty County Probate Judge Nancy Aspinwall. Mayor Chase O'Neal said that over the next four years he hopes to provide more activities for the children of Gum Branch, wants to help the city grow and become more self-sufficient.

January 06, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Liberty County celebrates Emancipation Proclamation

Some traditions have fallen by the wayside, but the Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day Program continues to be an important part of Liberty County's history.

January 05, 2016 | By Edith Anderson Special to the Courier | Local news


Allen Brown, Hinesville City Council members take oaths

Hinesville's City Council members and new mayor were sworn into office at City Hall at noon Monday in front of a council chamber packed with dignitaries, city workers, family members and friends.

January 05, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New Hinesville leadership sworn in

At noon Monday, Hinesville's City Council members and new mayor were sworn into office at City Hall in front of a council chambers packed with dignitaries, city workers, family members and friends.

January 04, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


SPLOST, new businesses, new 3rd ID commander highlight 2015

As part of its review of 2015, the Coastal Courier looks at countywide issues that made headlines.

January 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King and Cailtin Kenney Courier writers | Local news


Walthourville has new police chief

The city of Walthourville recently announced that it has appointed a new police chief. Assistant Police Chief Bernie Quarterman was promoted to police chief.

January 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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WildScapes symposium focuses on barrier islands

WildScapes will host its ninth annual symposium, Open the Garden Gate, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Richmond Hill ...

December 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Wreaths for Warriors Walk held Saturday

The 11thAnnual Wreaths for Warriors Walk was held Saturday on Fort Stewart.

December 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Sheriffs lobby for raises for deputies

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes hosted a lunch Tuesday to promote raises for deputies and it attracted nearly a dozen sheriffs, a roomful of deputies ...

December 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Long time counsel drops school board

The law firm of Jones, Osteen and Jones will no longer represent the Liberty County School System.

December 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Project aims to help wounded Fort Stewart veterans

As a recent medical retiree, Maj. Heri Marrero is thankful he sought the free services of the Wounded Warrior Project to help him navigate the ...

December 16, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Christmas parade winners announced

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce the first and second place winners for ...

December 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Injured veterans receive expert care in filing VA benefits claims

As a recent medical retiree, Maj. Heri Marrero is thankful he sought the free services of the Wounded Warrior Project to help him navigate the ...

December 14, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Need some Christmas cash?

Surveys are coming in and so is the Christmas cash. The first winner has been selected and will be announced soon - stay tuned!

December 14, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Still no solution to water dispute

An apparent solution to a thorny, years-old water and sewer dispute with the Liberty County Development Authority was on the Midway City Council agenda Monday ...

December 13, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior Correspondent | Local news


Futch gets 30 years for woman's death

Randall Joey Futch Jr. was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

December 13, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Paul Spence: Portrait of the artist as a soldier, Vietnam veteran

WATCH a VIDEO of Paul Spence showing his art in his Hinesville gallery.

December 13, 2017 | By Mark Swendra | Local news


State awards local DNR rangers for heroism

Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this week presented Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Cpl. Bobby White and Ranger 1stClass Patrick Gibbs with the Governor's Public Safety ...

December 13, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Rangers honored for heroic rescue

Two local Georgia Department of Natural Resources law enforcement rangers were hailed as heroes last week by Gov. Nathan Deal for the 2916 rescue of ...

December 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Wreaths for Warriors Walk is Saturday

The 11th annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk is at noon Saturday at Cottrell Field. The event honors the fallen heroes of the 3rd Infantry Division ...

December 13, 2017 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Long BOC to hire new codes director

The Long County codes director position has been vacant since mid-August 2017 following the retirement of John Bradley, but the Long County Board of Commissioners ...

December 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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