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Peppers, paradise not compatible

While recently reaching for a fresh bell pepper, I noticed a tray above the sweet peppers that was filled with long, ominous-looking green peppers. They were about the size of my little finger, just longer.

February 18, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Riceboro council approves pay increase for incoming officials

The Riceboro city council recently voted to increase monthly pay rates for incoming elected officials, according to Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


High school students participate in civil court as jurors

Eighty-five Liberty County High School students were sworn in as jurors Wednesday afternoon as they participated in a mock civil trial.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local company recognized for supporting military

Waltrich Plastic Corporation quietly has served the military community for more than a dozen years, without thanks or fanfare.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Authorities investigating possible threat at Wal-Mart

There are reports of an alleged bomb threat at the Wal-Mart store located off Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. Authorities are currently investigating the threat. The Courier will continue to report on any update as it becomes available.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Long Co. hopes to expand rec facilities at lake

Long County Chamber of Commerce President Ray Howard and Long County Development Authority Chairman Danny Norman went before the county commission Feb. 3 to ask the group for help in expanding the recreational services at Morgan Lake.

February 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty’s ISO ratings see dramatic decrease

Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges informed the Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that Gum Branch and unincorporated county residents can expect a decrease in their homeowner's insurance rates this year, thanks to better fire-protection ratings for the areas under Liberty County Fire Services management.

February 06, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Feb. Arts Council exhibit features Gullah Geechee art

The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host an art exhibit for the month of February. The exhibit, called "Sojun tu Gullah Geechee" features arts and crafts of the Gullah Geechee culture.

February 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Coffee guru to give lecture at downtown business

Internationally-renowned coffee guru Dr. Joseph John will give a lecture at 6 p.m. Monday at Uncommon Grounds in downtown Hinesville.

February 03, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Coastal group schedules lobbying trip

The environmental advocacy group One Hundred Miles is chartering a bus to take area residents to Atlanta in February to talk to legislators about issues facing the Georgia coast.

February 03, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


International car show planned for Small World Fest

An international car show will be part of this year's Small World Festival on March 7 at Bryant Commons.

February 03, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici firefighters respond to house fire on Mill Pond Road

The Ludowici-Long County Fire Department responded to a house fire Monday afternoon on Mill Pond Road.

February 03, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Middle school students learning by doing

Students in the area are discovering new classrooms made from salt marshes, pine forests and fish ponds, rather than bricks and mortar.

February 02, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Charles Frasier announces bid for mayor

Hinesville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier on Thursday announced his intent to run for mayor in the November election.

January 30, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


LCDA updates community on local industries’ year

Community leaders, business officials and citizens gathered at the Liberty College and Career Academy Thursday to hear a "year-in-review" update from the Liberty County Development Authority.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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Long County teen killed in wreck

A 17-year-old Long County teen was killed in a single vehicle accident Monday afternoon.

October 17, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville District 3 town hall meeting Saturday

Hinesville City Council District 3 Councilwoman Vicky Nelson will host a townhall meeting for her constituents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

October 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Nine candidates seeking six Flemington seats

All six seats on the Flemington City Council are up for election, and five incumbents and four new candidates are running for them.

October 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Steve Mullice dies

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


Midway has five seeking four city council seats

There are five people, including the outgoing mayor, running for the four seats on the Midway City Council.

October 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Visitors bureau to review events at public meeting

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will have its bi-monthly board meeting on at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at 208 E. Court St ...

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


Vigil for teen held Friday

A candlelight vigil was held at Bradwell Institute Friday night for a 13-year-old Snelson-Golden Middle School student who died Tuesday.

October 15, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hawkins running unopposed for Flemington mayor's seat

Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin is not seeking re-election. Flemington Mayor Pro-Tem Paul Hawkins is running unopposed.

October 15, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Two running for Midway mayor's seat

After serving two terms, Midway Mayor Dr. Clementine Washington can't run for the same seat again.

October 15, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Banker running in Midway race

Businessman and Georgia Incentive Community Housing Program representative T. Gerald Lee is running for a seat on the Midway City Council.

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


Applebee’s to host hiring event for 50 positions

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar on Monday, Oct. 16, will hold open interviews at three locations across the Savannah area for 50 immediate positions ...

October 13, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Bryant Commons to close for renovations

Bryant Commons park will be closed to the public for renovations Oct. 23-27. The park will reopen to visitors at dawn on Oct. 28.

October 13, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Family of teen asks community to pray, respect their wishes

The family of a 13-year-old Snelson-Golden student who died Tuesday is asking the community to "respect the wishes of our family now in our time ...

October 12, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Mom: Bullying must stop

Hinesville police are investigating the death of a 13-year-old Snelson-Golden Middle School student, and a woman claims the girl committed suicide because of bullying.

October 12, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Housing Authority solves immediate housing need

A local family has a new place to call home after complaints were made regarding conditions of some rental properties in Hinesville.

October 11, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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