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Hinesville city council to hold workshop at 4 p.m. Tuesday

The mayor and city council of Hinesville will hold a workshop Tuesday, March 6 at 4 p.m. at City Hall in the Hinesville Room, 115 East M.L. King Jr. Drive, Hinesville. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the creation of the public safety director transition plan.

March 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fish kill at Lake George puzzling residents

A fish kill at Lake George has residents scratching their heads, but getting few answers from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources because the lake is surrounded by private property.

March 03, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville IT woes continue

The city of Hinesville is still dealing with computer issues and server outages that are keeping it from accepting online payments, job applications and more.

March 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Suit from last year's Liberty BoE controversy continued

A lawsuit filed by former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese against former LCSS Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee and the Board of Education has been continued again.

March 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County school board members at odds over training, more

Disagreements among Liberty County School Board members regarding leadership training continue.

March 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


BI students reportedly hold gun protest, get suspended

Some Bradwell Institute students apparently walked out of classes Friday morning during a student-led protest to raise awareness of gun violence.

March 02, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville’s Oberlander gets promoted to court administrator

Hinesville City Manager Kenneth Howard has promoted former Deputy Court Clerk Malissa Oberlander to court administrator.

March 02, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Kirkendall named Hinesville's interim police chief

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Mar. 1, 2018) – At the regularly scheduled Hinesville City Council Meeting on Thursday, Mayor Allen Brown and Council named Major Bill Kirkendall the Interim Chief of the Hinesville Police Department following the retirement of Police Chief George Stagmeier.

March 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Pastor to run for Long County District 3 seat

Baconton Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Hermon Scott is running for the Long County District 3 Commission vacancy left when former Commissioner Willie Thompson resigned.

February 28, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Midway, Liberty County Development Authority close to agreement in water dispute

Midway city council drew closer Monday to finally settling the years-long dispute between the city and the Liberty County Development Authority over the water and wastewater services they share. The council voted unanimously to authorize Mayor Levern Clancy Jr. to sign the final agreement ending the dispute.

February 28, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Bradwell gets second chance

Until Monday afternoon, Bradwell Institute girls basketball coach Faye Baker thought her team's season was over.

February 28, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Interim no more

Dr. Franklin Perry finally had the word "interim" removed from his title as the Liberty County Board of Education agreed to the terms of his contract Tuesday morning during a work session at the Board of Education Building in Hinesville.

February 28, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


THOSE WHO SERVED: Retired Navy chief has fond memories of life at sea

WATCH A SHORT VIDEO of Ernie Mitchell.

February 27, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Deputies seek man who allegedly led them on high speed chase onto I-95

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find Michael James Waller Jr after he allegedly led deputies on a high speed chase Saturday.

February 27, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


City probes IT failure

An investigation into what slowed or shut down IT services Tuesday for the city of Hinesville continues, officials said.

February 26, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


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Potholes bedevil Midway streets, drivers and council

The Midway City Council Monday struggled again with the issue of potholes along Butler Street and will vote on possible repairs at its next regular ...

April 02, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Lewis Frasier Middle School students visited by U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter

Cheerleaders cheered and the band struck up a tune as parents of honor roll students and guest U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-1st Ga., entered ...

March 31, 2018 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County Sheriff's Office investigating threat that prompted lockdown at high school

The Long County Sheriff's Office is investigating a threat that forced a lockdown at Long County High Thursday morning.

March 31, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy back on duty

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy at the center of a grandmother's complaint is back on duty.

March 31, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville First United Methodist breaks ground on 'community' fellowship hall

Neither rain nor cold stopped Hinesville First United Methodist church members from celebrating Palm Sunday with a groundbreaking. After 74 years of fellowshipping in the ...

March 30, 2018 | Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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