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Council to rotate mayor pro tem position

During the Hinesville City Council's first meeting of the year, held Thursday, members voted for District 5 Councilman Kenneth Shaw to be the new mayor pro tem.

January 09, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


County reminds lawmaker of need for bypass

With more state money for road work expected, Liberty County Commissioners reminded an area lawmaker that the county has been promised a Hinesville bypass.

January 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Kenneth Shaw elected Mayor Pro Tem

At Thursday's city council meeting, the first of the year, councilmembers voted for District 5 councilman Kenneth Shaw to be the new Mayor Pro Tem. He was nominated by District 4 councilman Keith Jenkins.

January 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Georgia voters can now enroll for free ID protection

ATLANTA - The Secretary of State's office is providing one year of complimentary credit monitoring and identity restoration services to all Georgia voters whose information appeared on the Oct. 13 voter list. Eligible voters may enroll in the services at the Secretary of State's website at http://soswebadmin.sos.state.ga.us/index.php/elections/statement_on_voter_data_security.

January 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Small-town officials start terms

The Gum Branch City Council and mayor were sworn into office Monday morning at the Justice Center by Liberty County Probate Judge Nancy Aspinwall. Mayor Chase O'Neal said that over the next four years he hopes to provide more activities for the children of Gum Branch, wants to help the city grow and become more self-sufficient.

January 06, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Liberty County celebrates Emancipation Proclamation

Some traditions have fallen by the wayside, but the Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day Program continues to be an important part of Liberty County's history.

January 05, 2016 | By Edith Anderson Special to the Courier | Local news


Allen Brown, Hinesville City Council members take oaths

Hinesville's City Council members and new mayor were sworn into office at City Hall at noon Monday in front of a council chamber packed with dignitaries, city workers, family members and friends.

January 05, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New Hinesville leadership sworn in

At noon Monday, Hinesville's City Council members and new mayor were sworn into office at City Hall in front of a council chambers packed with dignitaries, city workers, family members and friends.

January 04, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


SPLOST, new businesses, new 3rd ID commander highlight 2015

As part of its review of 2015, the Coastal Courier looks at countywide issues that made headlines.

January 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King and Cailtin Kenney Courier writers | Local news


Walthourville has new police chief

The city of Walthourville recently announced that it has appointed a new police chief. Assistant Police Chief Bernie Quarterman was promoted to police chief.

January 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Boat winner announced in Fishin’ for a Cure fundraiser

Sue Woods was recently selected as the winner of a new boat and trailer in the Fishin' for a Cure boat raffle.

January 01, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier Correspondent | Local news


Regional agency names chief development officer

Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority recently announced its first chief development officer.

December 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Entries due for Long County MLK Observance Parade

The deadline for applying for an entry in the 2016 Long County MLK Observance Parade is Thursday.

December 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier Special to the Courier | Local news


Sapelo slave descendants file discrimination lawsuit

ATLANTA - Fifty-seven Sapelo Island property owners and other residents and two community organizations, Help Org Inc. and Raccoon Hogg Community Development Corporation, recently filed a federal race discrimination lawsuit against McIntosh County, the state of Georgia, and the Sapelo Island Heritage Authority.

December 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County Hospital Authority awards several contracts

The Liberty County Hospital Authority held its monthly meeting Dec. 22, albeit at 1:33 p.m. instead of 12:45 p.m., because of another meeting running long and a lunch break.

December 29, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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Former Ludowici mayor Warren fondly remembered by many

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren died just before noon Jan. 27 at the Golden Living Center in Jesup, where she resided, after an ...

February 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Fencing, lighting among topics at Liberty County Development Authority meeting

The Liberty County Development Authority held its first meeting of the year Monday morning and discussed several items, including shoring up fences and improving lighting.

February 02, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County planners give nod to Plunderful move

Holton's Seafood restaurant on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway, near Interstate 95, might become a thrift store.

February 02, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. Supreme Court rejects non-citizens' quest for in-state tuition

In a ruling Monday by the Supreme Court of Georgia, college students who are not U.S. citizens lost their appeal of a Georgia Court ...

February 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge David Cavender retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Liberty County Superior Court ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former Ludowici mayor Myrtice Warren dies

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren, 88, died Wednesday after an extended illness. Warren was pronounced dead just a little before noon at Golden ...

January 28, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Hinesville native to speak at Brunswick AME church

Hinesville native Jacquelyn Lovette Burley will serve as the Annual Day speaker for the Rachel Hill Women's Missionary Society at St. Paul AME Church ...

January 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


New Wal-Mart grocery store opens

"Hey! Guys, you know it's time to shop!" yelled cheerleaders from Lewis Frasier Middle School during the grand opening of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market ...

January 27, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Supporters gather in downtown Hinesville for a Bernie Sanders event

With the Feb. 1 deadline for people to register to vote in Georgia's presidential preference primary fast approaching, Liberty County for Bernie Sanders held ...

January 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Approve borrow pit, Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission says

A petition to rezone land for a borrow pit that has drawn opposition from neighbors was unanimously recommended for approval by the Liberty Consolidated Planning ...

January 26, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Senator supports interstate projects

ATLANTA - Sen. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, supports the transportation projects on Interstates 95 and 16 near Savannah that were recently announced by Gov. Nathan Deal.

January 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Williams hosts Capitol convocation

ATLANTA - State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, hosted the annual Eugene C. Tillman Sr. Memorial Prayer Convocation Jan. 10.

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County resident want more access to wildlife areas

ATLANTA - State Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, recently petitioned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to expand access to wildlife management areas in Long County.

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LRMC encourages mothers to carry babies to term

At 39 weeks' gestation, babies in the womb are considered to be fully developed. However, mothers across the country are delivering babies before that critical ...

January 23, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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