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Ex-police clerk indicted

Former Walthourville Police Department clerk Crystal Gail Tilley has been indicted on one felony count of theft by taking, according to public records.

June 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County BoE advance voting ends Friday

Time is running out to vote in the special election for the Liberty County Board of Education's District 6 seat. The last day of advance voting is Friday.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Fallen peace officers remembered in Long Co.

Law-enforcement officers from the Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Office recently got together to remember fellow peace officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

June 08, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Wife pleads guilty in death

The wife of a murdered Fort Stewart soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 08, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Ludowici woman dies in wreck

A three-vehicle wreck in Wayne County killed a Ludowici woman Wednesday evening, authorities said.

June 08, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Dog Day at the Farmers Market

Hinesville's first Dog Day at the Farmers Market was a success. Locals brought their furry friends to Bradwell Park for an evening of fun, live music, gourmet dog treats, all-natural dog products, training demonstrations, pet photography and adoption information.

June 08, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville mayor issues Vietnam veterans proclamation

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, Vietnam veterans and Fort Stewart representatives met in the Hinesville Room at City Hall before Thursday's City Council meeting to proclaim June 19 as Vietnam Veterans Day in Hinesville.

June 06, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Below-average hurricane season forecast; officials advise readiness

Despite a premature start to the Atlantic hurricane season - with Tropical Storm Ana making landfall in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, area in early May - forecasters predict that the number of storms this year will again fall below normal.

June 06, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Sheriff’s Office chase turns into drug bust

An Allenhurst man with a suspended license attempted to evade a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy during a traffic stop and ended up crashing his car and being stunned by a Taser, according to the incident report.

June 04, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


2 families receive tracking bracelets

Two Liberty County families have an added measure of security for their respective autistic children after the Liberty County Sheriff's Office managed to get two Project Lifesaver devices funded through a grant.

June 04, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Walthourville police chief resigns

Tracy McFadden has resigned as Walthourville police chief, he said Tuesday.

June 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Murdered Fort Stewart soldier’s wife pleads guilty in his death

The wife of a murdered Fort Stewart soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Angler’s Edge to remain for site-built homes

Angler's Edge will not be turned into a mobile-home subdivision.

June 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Local volunteers make our community a better place

There are just a few things in life that really matter in life - family, friends, faith and time.

June 02, 2015 | By Sara Swida KLB director | Local news


Liberty teenage pageant seeks contestants

The Liberty County Cosmopolitan Club is seeking contestants for its annual Miss Teenage Liberty County Pageant, set for June 19 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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Ga. high court: No buffer required between developments and wetlands

In a high-profile environmental case that has important repercussions for coastal Georgia, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 25-foot buffer required by state law between development projects and the banks of waterways generally does not apply to marshes and wetlands.

June 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia announces smoked-salmon recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain packaged smoked salmon products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to consumers.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia announces pet-food recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black alerted Georgians to the recall of certain Ainsworth pet food products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to cats.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville Bank of America to become Ameris Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced Monday that the acquisition of 18 Bank of America banking centers throughout southern Georgia and northern Florida - including the Hinesville location - has been completed.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


School board election is Tuesday

By Tuesday evening, voters in Liberty County's District 6 should know who will represent them on the Board of Education.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Water Resources Council to participate in ‘coastal resilience’ program

The Liberty Regional Water Resources Council approved a resolution Thursday to support a program committed to enhancing coastal resilience.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Deal expands highway-safety enforcement efforts

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Vietnam veterans will be welcomed home at Fort Stewart ceremony

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from combat - a welcome home ceremony - Friday, June 19, at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Parts of Long, Liberty counties get 4 inches of rain

Parts of Liberty County and most of Long County received at least 4 and as much as 7 inches of rain Wednesday evening, according to a precipitation report posted on accuweather.com and the National Weather Service.

June 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City eyes water conservation

Local water-conservation efforts and health-care premiums rising were reported at the Hinesville City Council meeting Thursday.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


People for Paws helps animal rescue

About 200 animal lovers made the People for Paws fundraiser a huge success. The event benefitted Carpathia Paws Animal Rescue Organization and was held June 6 at the Dorchester Civic Center in Midway.

June 10, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Ribbon cutting for the Historic Baptismal Trail

Riceboro's Historic Baptismal Trail is now completed. Residents and local officials gathered together for the ribbon cutting of the trail. They then had an opportunity to walk along the trail and learn about native plants, see the historic baptismal pool and "round hole."

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long BoE adopts 2016 budget

The Long County Board of Education approved its fiscal-year 2016 budget by a 4-1 vote Monday.

June 10, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Isakson discloses that he has Parkinson’s

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said in a statement issued Wednesday that he has Parkinson's disease.

June 10, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


County considers spending increase

During last week's Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin presented the proposed budget for fiscal-year 2016, which will start July 1.

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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