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STC Board of Directors welcomes Lovette

Donald Lovette, a native of Liberty County, was sworn in at a recent meeting as a member of the Savannah Technical College Board of Directors by Judge John E. Morse Jr.

August 25, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


A man who makes a difference

Robert Bell, 73, of Allenhurst, has been picking up trash on the side of the road in Liberty County since the 1980s.

August 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Re-Entry Coalition to host two events

The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition has two events coming up that are open to the public.

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


Eclipse America 2017

While Eclipse America 2017 fizzled over the skies of Liberty County because of clouds, some area residents did see the spectacle.

August 23, 2017 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


NAACP: Let's talk about race, religion and politics

The Liberty County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is hosting a community meeting on the issues of race, religion and politics.

August 23, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Lewis Frasier teacher honored as 'Top Teacher"

Lewis Frasier Middle School earth science teacher Cynthia Tupper was surprised to see WTOC news anchor Mike Cihla waiting for her in her classroom Tuesday afternoon.

August 23, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Bradwell vs. Liberty is more than a game, it's a homecoming

They say football is religion in the South. Well, if that's true then the Liberty vs. Bradwell game is like a church homecoming for me.

August 23, 2017 | By Erin Johnson Special to the Courier | Local news


State, national candidates address minority chamber forum

Nearly 50 people gathered at Econo Lodge in Hinesville for the Liberty County Minority Chamber Leaders Conference on Aug. 12.

August 22, 2017 | By Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway grants peddler license, gears up for election

Midway City Council Monday approved a license for door-to-door solicitors offering residents home automation, but they don't know what fee to charge.

August 22, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Fire protection plan topic at commission meeting

The Liberty County Commission will meet Aug. 31 in place of its usual mid-month session that would have been Thursday. The countywide fire protection plan is expected to be a major topic on Aug. 31.

August 21, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Interim superintendent speaks at PTP luncheon

The Liberty County School System was the topic of discussion at the Progress Through People Luncheon Thursday afternoon.

August 20, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Edwards out as city manager

The Hinesville City Council agreed Thursday to accept a negotiated severance package for former City Manager Billy Edwards. All five council members voted to release Edwards after reconvening from an executive session in which they discussed personnel. Council members then voted to appoint Acting City Manager Ken Howard as interim city manager.

August 20, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier | Local news


County updating code book

Liberty County commissioners have approved the modernization and organization of the county's code of ordinances, a project that been under way for more than a year.

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


NAACP plans panel on race, politics

Discussions of race, religion and politics are not always easy, even though those topics affect everyone.

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Edwards out as city manager

The Hinesville City Council agreed Thursday to accept a negotiated severance package for former City Manager Billy Edwards.

August 18, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


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Churches asked to address racism

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories on the Aug. 27 meeting on race, religion and politics sponsored by the ...

September 06, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Teacher brings space to classroom

One teacher in Liberty County has brought Hinesville to NASA and NASA to Hinesville.

September 06, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Woman gets life in pellet gun death

The woman found guilty of aggravated assault and murder in the death of James Edward Stewart Jr., during a jury trial last month was sentenced ...

September 06, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Former city manager reflects on 39-year career

Former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards saw the city through three decades of change before his recent departure amidst controversy.

September 06, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Corresondent | Local news


Locals urged to keep eye on Hurricane Irma

Local officials are monitoring Hurricane Irma and urging residents to take steps now to prepare.

September 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


September is National Preparedness Month in Georgia

As news reports of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey continue to come in, it should serve as a reminder that no matter the event ...

September 05, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Road, drainage woes plague Long County subdivisions

Residents in two Long County neighborhoods are frustrated with developers and county officials over what they see as a failure to take responsibility to fix ...

September 03, 2017 | By Mark Swendra | Local news


County rethinking fire service funding

The Liberty County Commission Thursday decided on another tactic for planning and implementing countywide fire and emergency services. All mayors will be invited to meet ...

September 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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