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Little pieces of plastic may cause big problems along coast

In recent years, the public has become attuned to the problem of trash in the ocean, especially plastic, as images of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch have spread through media and the Internet. Now, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Jay Brandes is leading a team investigating another issue closer to home on the Georgia coast: microplastics.

February 25, 2017 | Michael Sullivan Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County man injured in kitchen fire

A Long County man sustained first- and second-degree burns to his face and third-degree burns to his hands and arms Friday afternoon while trying to put out a grease fire in his kitchen.

February 24, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Riceboro earns housing grant

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has awarded $4.25 million in grants in 12 communities, including Riceboro, to build new single family homes and help homeowners rehabilitate their homes.

February 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County looking for more road funding

The Liberty County commissioners and their engineer, Trent Long, are working on more Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant funding that could bring safety improvements to the county's roads.

February 23, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


CHAMP is coming to Hinesville

The Georgia Department of Transportation is bringing a new program to the city of Hinesville and other communities throughout the state.

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


HPD's Maj. Cribbs dies at 72

Former Hinesville Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit Lead Detective Maj. Thomas E. Cribbs passed away Monday.

February 22, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Two department heads resign in Long County

At a called meeting Friday the Long County Commission accepted resignations of Road Superintendent Wilford Morris and Recreation Director Henry Strickland, and began arranging to fill those and other vacant positions.

February 22, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Longtime HPD Chief Detective Maj. Thomas Cribbs dies

Hinesville Police Department Maj. Thomas Cribbs has died, according to HPD Assistant Police Chief Bill Kirkendall.

February 20, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Film crews may need permits

Looking to avoid a tragedy similar to the 2015 death of a film crew member in Wayne County, the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau is asking that those looking to film in Hinesville be required to get a permit.

February 19, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


School board fracas continues

A dispute between members of the Liberty County Board of Education has gone to social media and beyond, with allegations having been lodged with the powerful school accrediting group AdvancED, claiming the board hasn't followed its policy in regard to choosing a new bank.

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Reward offered in shooting death of horse

The founder of Second Chances Equine Rescue is determined to find out what happened to her beloved gelding, Sebastian.

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Teen killed in shooting was reportedly standing up for a friend

The victim in Wednesday's shooting at Eagles Landing Subdivision is described as a fiercely loyal teen who "loved those around him with all he had," and gave up his life while standing up for a friend.

February 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Churches burglarized

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he has a message for whoever's responsible for a series of recent church break-ins.

February 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond reduced in sex assault case

Former Long County High School Assistant Band Director Michael Loredo had his bond reduced to $35,000 on Thursday during a hearing before Long County Superior Court Judge Glen A. Cheney.

February 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Update: Shooting victim, suspect identified

The victim in Wednesday's shooting has been identified as Clyde A. Weeks, 19 of Hinesville. According to HPD Chief of Detectives Chris Reid, Weeks was shot multiple times during an altercation.

February 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


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Ceremony, park program highlight Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend got underway Friday, but most ceremonies honoring the nation's war dead are Monday.

May 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Cops say DUI soldier drives through Gum Branch cemetery, damaging gravesites

A Fort Stewart soldier is charged with DUI and reckless driving after he drove off a road and into Gum Branch Baptist Cemetery on Friday ...

May 26, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


BoE names interim superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education has selected Dr. Franklin D. Perry to be the interim superintendent.

May 26, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Diversity Health to be topic

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Wednesday, June 7, featuring Diversity Health Center staff discussing community health.

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Soldier killed in May 19 wreck 'a fixture of leadership'

The soldier killed Friday in a wreck on Gen. Screven Way was a volunteer coach and "a fixture of leadership in his unit and in ...

May 25, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Lee leaving early

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee is leaving the district ahead of schedule. Lee was originally supposed to leave when her contract finished ...

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Long County High performs first musical

Long County High School held its first-ever musical production with "High School Musical" Friday and Saturday nights. It was met with tremendous ovation for the ...

May 25, 2017 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Health Dept. compiling list of residents who need help during an evacuation

As the 2017 hurricane season approaches, public health officials encourage area residents, who may have functional, access, or medical needs and no way to evacuate ...

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Graduations this weekend

It is once again time to recognize our seniors as they graduate from high school and begin a new chapter in their lives. Please assist ...

May 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Outside audit gives Hinesville clean bill of financial health

For the second straight year an outside auditor has given the city of Hinesville a clean bill of financial health.

May 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Area back under tornado watch

From Liberty County Emergency Management Agency:

May 24, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway man powering home with sun

Midway resident Modivo Kadalei is tuning into the sun to power his Midway residence.

May 24, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCSO captures suspect

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office captured a Midway man Tuesday wanted for an aggravated assault last week.

May 24, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County names administrator

Long County has named Frank Etheridge as its first county administrator after a 3-0 vote Tuesday during a called meeting.

May 24, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Tornado warning issued for Liberty, Long counties

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

May 23, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


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