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Hinesville Rotary installs new officers

The Hinesville Rotary Club installed new officers Tuesday night at its weekly meeting. New club President Brigitte Shanken and fellow officers were sworn in by Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson.

July 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Area under Tropical Storm Watch

The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a Tropical Storm Alert for Arthurs at 11:20 a.m.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


John McIver honored in auditorium dedication

Former Liberty County Commission Chairman John D. McIver was honored Friday evening in a ceremony marking the dedication of the newly remodeled auditorium at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

July 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee jmcabee@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Rep. Williams attends GMA convention

SAVANNAH - Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, participated in the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association on June 22 in Savannah. Williams, a member of the House Transportation Committee, participated in a panel discussion for GMA's Transportation Policy Committee.

July 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Committee seeks support for diabetes-awareness campaign

The Long County Commission was informed during its recent meeting that a committee has been established to bring more attention to diabetes.

June 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fleming residents approve new land-use map

Fleming residents met again with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff Thursday afternoon to approve updates to the future land-use map as part of the Liberty County Comprehensive Plan for 2014-15.

June 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Scouts train, have fun at Black Creek camp

About 180 Boy Scouts and 40 scoutmasters, adult volunteers and staff endured the heat and humidity for six days of fun this week at Black Creek Scout Reservation near Sylvania.

June 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


University helping enforce law here

The Hinesville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff's Office have been getting some high-tech assistance from the Armstrong State University police department.

June 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hospital CFO resigns

Liberty Regional Medical Center is looking for a new chief financial officer after former CFO Sam Johnson recently resigned.

June 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mayor reports on trip to Washington

During his report at Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting, Mayor Jim Thomas provided information he and City Manager Billy Edwards received during a recent trip to Washington, D.C.

June 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Superintendent marking first year on job

Editor's note: The past few months, the Coastal Courier received several letters and phone calls, all anonymous, alleging poor management and questionable use of funds by the Liberty County School System administration, now headed by Dr. Valya Lee. The Courier's policy has been and remains that sources sign and acknowledge the letters we receive for publication, but in some cases, when a slew of letters make similar claims, we look into the matter, report on what we know and offer all sides the opportunity to respond. That is the case here. We began our coverage by bringing the ...

June 23, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Area residents voice opposition to development plans during LCPC meeting

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission tabled a request to rezone approximately 5.3 acres of land from residential to commercial property during a public hearing Tuesday evening.

June 23, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


Commission approves budget

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a fiscal-year 2015 budget of $25,961,583 at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

June 23, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


County officials say it is in good shape

Local government officials, business leaders and community members gathered at CenturyLink's 50/50 building Thursday for a State of the County address by Board of Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown. The address was part of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Progress Through People Luncheon series.

June 20, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Superintendent restructures board office

The Liberty County School System has undergone many changes in the past year - some originating within the school system, others coming from the state level or higher.

June 20, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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3rd ID holds ceremony to mark latest deployment to Afghanistan

Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division held a ceremonial "casing of the colors" Friday at Marne Gardens as some 250 members of the 3rd ID ...

July 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Lawmaker visits chamber, visitors bureau’s offices

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau last week.

July 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Edwards on agenda for today's Hinesville city council meeting

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards is on the agenda for today's council meeting.

July 20, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


City earns Main Street America designation

Hinesville Main Street Program has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

July 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fundraiser for wreck victim

The man killed in a Friday car wreck on Highway 17 near Riceboro has been identified as Thomas Bell, 55, of Hinesville.

July 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Midcoast airport still work in progress

Rain has slowed the paving of the 1,500-foot runway extension at Midcoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield, but officials remain happy with its ...

July 19, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Leadership group seeks nomination for 2018 training program

Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2018 course. The deadline for nominations ...

July 19, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Verdict in film suit: $11M

The plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit against CSX Transportation and others were awarded $11.2 million by jurors Monday in State Court at the Chatham ...

July 19, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Jobs agency a new resource for coastal area job seekers

If you're looking for work, WorkSource Coastal is here to work for you.

July 19, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County drowning ruled accidental

According to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles, the man whose body was found by authorities Sunday morning at a popular fishing spot apparently suffered a ...

July 18, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


LRMC re-opens rehabilitation center

Liberty Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Center marked the re-opening in a new place in the hospital with a ribbon cutting Monday.

July 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Drowning victim identified

The victim in a Sunday morning drowning in Long County is Edgar Dave Corbin, 61, according to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles.

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


Regional leadership class has 2 Liberty representatives

Two Liberty County representatives are among the 28 graduates of the 2017 class of Leadership Southeast Georgia.

July 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Real estate fraud allegations leveled at church leaders

Several former members of House of Prayer Christian Church, now called A Place of Prayer, allege that many high ranking church members and church founder ...

July 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Drowning in Long County under investigation

Authorities are on the scene of what appears to be a drowning in Long County near the Altamaha River.

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


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