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Health district gets new director

SAVANNAH - Diane Z. Weems, M.D., who has served as health director of the Coastal Health District forthree years, retired at the end of last month.

August 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Metro Hinesville jobless rate jumps

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced last month that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6 percent, up 1 percentage point from May. The rate in June 2015 was 6.6 percent.

August 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Marines get 'mine' blowing experience on Stewart

It seems no obstacle is too great for the United States Marines Corps.

August 10, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


Council balks at quorum for committee

A discussion at Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting about the concerns of having a review committee meet in open session to discuss proposals for public works contracts got a little passionate.

August 10, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


County says no to rezoning bid

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners turned down a request to rezone property that would allow the resident to provide transitional housing for probationers, parolees and the homeless at an Aug. 2 meeting, but commended the applicant for his efforts.

August 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Seeking a better Liberty

Many people spent Sunday afternoon enjoying the last hours of the weekend.

August 09, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Gateway project wins funding

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division announced Wednesday that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 new and expanding tourism projects across the state.

August 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Resident's opposition kills shooting range plan

Shawn White and Ted Eby said community is more important than a business venture when they withdrew a request to operate a shooting range.

August 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Drug court gets recertified

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit Drug Court has been certified by the Council of Accountability Court Judges, according to Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart.

August 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty mother gets 10 years for cocaine dealing

Special to the Coastal Courier

August 08, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Satellite survey shows decline in salt marshes

SAPELO ISLAND - Scientists at the University of Georgia's Marine Institute at Sapelo Island have found that the amount of vegetation along the Georgia coast has declined significantly in the last 30 years, spurring concerns about the overall health of marshland ecosystems in the area.

August 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Circuit establishes veterans court

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit has received funding to establish a Veterans Treatment Court.

August 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Town hall meetings set to talk SPLOST

A series of town hall meetings aimed at convincing voters to pass a Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax in November will start with a kickoff community meeting Aug. 15 in Flemington.

August 07, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Williams: Dems unified, GOP isn't

Recently returned from the Democratic Nation convention in Philadelphia, State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, said the political event was "absolutely fantastic."

August 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Buses could be hotspots for LCSS

The Liberty County Board of Education will consider placing wireless hotspots on parked buses throughout the county to provide internet access to students who do not have it at home.

August 06, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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Road funds animate commission meeting

Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette had to call for order several times Tuesday as commissioners discussed allocation of money for road improvements.

April 09, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Fire damages Hinesville home

A home caught fire Saturday on the 800 block of Ridgewood Way in Hinesville.

April 07, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Taco Bell, IHOP locations raise $320,000 for military families

The Armed Forces Families Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping military families, announced on Wednesday that a total of $323,684 was ...

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long commissioners meet with head of GDOT

Long County Commissioners Mike Riddle and Robert Parker met March 23 with Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry at the GDOT headquarters in Atlanta.

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Ribbon-cutting to celebrate new cardiology practice

Liberty Cardiology Associates, a medical practice of Liberty Regional Medical Center, has teamed up with St. Joseph's/Candler in Savannah to bring cardiology services ...

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Update: Victims names released

The remains of three people were found in a Gause Street home destroyed by fire Thursday night in Hinesville, authorities said.

April 06, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Body found in Hinesville home destroyed by fire

The remains of a person were found in a Gause Street home destroyed by fire Thursday night in Hinesville, authorities said.

April 06, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Hinesville gearing up for Georgia Cities Week

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau is collaborating with community partners and Hinesville city government to host several events during the ...

April 04, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


'Opinionated' teacher to return to classroom

A Bradwell Institute STAR teacher placed on administrative leave will return to work after spring break. BI literature teacher Marilyn Hampton confirmed she will be ...

April 04, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Recalling King's assassination half a century later

Fifty years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis while standing on a motel balcony.

April 04, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition shelter walk raises $4,500

Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition's seventh annual Walk for Shelter raised about $4,500 this year, less than organizers had hoped.

April 04, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


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