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Dozen deaths in state attributed to flu

Seven more Georgians have died from the flu, bringing the total to 12 deaths across the state this influenza season, public health officials said Friday.

January 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


American Pickers back

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of the hit TV series American Pickers are gearing up to return to Georgia to film episodes throughout the region.

January 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville Rotarian travels to India

Hinesville Rotary Club member Brigitte Shanken is currently traveling abroad as part of a month-long service opportunity.

January 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Susie King Taylor symposium set for Feb. 5

The second annual Susie King Taylor Symposium, Bread on the Water, will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at Historic Dorchester Academy, 8787 E Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

January 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


'You are supposed to serve others'

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part story on interim Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Franklin Perry, the only finalist for the job.

January 24, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Liberty County BOE argues over training

While the Liberty County School system waits until next week for a rescheduled visit from the schools accrediting group AdvancED, one school board member said the board hasn't learned from past training.

January 24, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Two Fort Stewart soldiers arrested for driving into Wallthourville home

Two soldiers involved in a single vehicle accident which struck a Walthourville residence Saturday night haven been identified as Israel Jurado, 19 and Colby Loveday, 20.

January 22, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Government shutdown impacts Fort Stewart

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will be impacted by the government shutdown as services cease operations to comply with the legal and regulatory requirements of operating in the absence of appropriations.

January 20, 2018 | Special to the Courier Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield PAO | Local news


Long County looks to hire animal control officer, improve communication

The Long County Commission decided Thursday to hire a new animal control officer. The area has been shaken recently when a felony case of cruelty to animals was made by Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClellan after widespread publicity.

January 20, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr | Local news


Long commissioner resigns

Long County District 3 Commissioner Willie Frank Thompson resigned Thursday, according to a press release issued by Board of Commissioner Secretary Brandi Smiley.

January 20, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty's SPLOST not adding up yet

The financial report at the Liberty County Commission meeting Thursday revealed a continuing troublesome trend: the latest special purpose local option sales tax income has not reached projected levels.

January 20, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Izola's tarter sauce now comes in its own bottle

The owners of Izola's are expanding their diner, as well as the distribution of their homemade tartar sauce. Wilton and Pauline Foster are well-known throughout the county for offering home-cooked Southern staples at their eatery, Izola's Country Café in Hinesville.

January 19, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


UPDATE: Man arrested in dog cruelty case

A man accused of animal cruelty turned himself in this afternoon to the Ludowici Police Department. Allen Golden of Hinesville had a warrant issued against him after one of his dogs, Liam was found abused and neglected by animal rescue groups in Ludowici.

January 18, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Trail focuses on civil rights landmarks

Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced Tuesday the inclusion of 11 historic sites in Georgia on the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail.

January 18, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville's 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade SLIDESHOW

Check out 20 photos from Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Hinesville.

January 18, 2018 | Photos by Lawrence Dorsey | Local news


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The way it was to grow up black in Sunbury 70 years ago

Editor's note: This is the third part of a series examining what life was like for African-Americans in Liberty County before and during the ...

April 21, 2018 | Hermina Glass Hill Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Caseloads doubling, funding not

The Liberty County Commission Thursday heard from juvenile court officials who said their caseload had doubled and that they had already spent more than the ...

April 21, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


A monument for Morning Glories

Smooth white marble that was once used as a surface to roll out biscuits and pastry in the home of a loving grandmother now graces ...

April 21, 2018 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Remaining 3rd ID soldiers back home

The final group of more than 110 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division along with the division command team, Maj. Gen. Leopoldo A. Quintas and ...

April 18, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Interstate lane closures, detours set

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues to improve highway infrastructure throughout the area. As a result, work on construction and maintenance projects will continue through ...

April 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Breakfast to host school board candidates

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast featuring the candidates for the Liberty County School System Board of Education ...

April 16, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Sister Howard's vision

When Sister Margaret Howard walked next door in early April to visit Pembroke Police Department Lt. Kelly Price at the department's Miller Village substation ...

April 15, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Workshop to focus on gaining employment, record expungement

WorkSource Coastal will host a workshop with Georgia Legal Services from 2-4 p.m. April 30 at 140 E Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Hinesville.

April 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Fair Housing Symposium set for Thursday

The Hinesville Community Development Department will host its annual Fair Housing Symposium from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 ...

April 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Man sought in homicide in custody

A person of interest in a Thursday morning homicide in Walthourville was "apprehended without incident," according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

April 12, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Prayer vigil tonight for family members, victims of Gause Street fire

There will be a prayer vigil tonight for a family who lost three members in an April 5 house fire on Gause Street.

April 12, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Area roads to avoid this week

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues work on construction and maintenance projects. Closure schedule may change due to weather or other factors.

April 12, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway moves to fix potholes, adds police car

The Midway City Council Monday moved ahead to solve two long-standing infrastructure problems and acquire a new police car.

April 11, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Grant to provide breast health screenings in Liberty, Long

Diversity Health Center's Healthy Outreach Prevention Education (HOPE) Project was awarded $50,000 March 29 from the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia to target ...

April 11, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Victims in burned house formally ID'd

The Hinesville Fire Department confirmed Tuesday the identities of three people found in a Gause Street home destroyed in an April 5 fire.

April 11, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


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