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New mayors to take over in Midway, Flemington

The roles will be reversed for the mayor of Midway and one city council member in January.

November 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Events spotlight homeless, hunger

Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program within the city's Community Development Department will host a series of events to raise awareness for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 11-19.

November 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Is Liberty getting all its timber tax

Liberty County Commissioners are concerned about the amount of timber tax revenue and Tuesday State Rep. Al Williams came to talk about timber tax collection.

November 13, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Ameris Bank fights hunger

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Ameris Bank's 8th annual company-wide Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative collected more than 999,000 non-perishable food items in October that were donated to food banks throughout the Southeast where the bank has a presence.

November 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long commissioners avoid legal fight

A potential lawsuit between the Long County Commission and the county's constitutional officers has been averted. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to rescind a provision of their budget resolution that increased their control over the officers' budgets.

November 12, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Tape shows Reid thought Edwards, mayor were out to get her off council

Editor's note: Because of the size of the audio file and issues with our current website, our attempts to upload the audio from the May 18 executive session onto our site have been unsuccesful to this point. Here is a link however: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GiTaVptprTdL0VVUSLyioTj8ghPhYQwO

November 12, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Walthourville chief of police suspended

Walthourville's police chief has been suspended and was ordered to turn in his badge and gun, according to a Nov. 9 letter from Mayor Daisy Pray to the chief, Bernie Quarterman.

November 12, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Removing the mayor from the mix?

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing of future city managers.

November 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


For Chaffee, service a family tradition

VIDEO: See Sgt. Maj. Adna Chaffee IV as he speaks passionately about how Vietnam Veterans are being recognized today for their service.

November 08, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


City spends $11,000 on lawyers during Edwards issue

Hinesville spent a little more than $11,000 on lawyers to deal with the aftermath of city council's 3-1 vote in June to suspend former City Manager Billy Edwards.

November 08, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'A place of pride'

The ribbon was cut on the memorial Saturday by members of the Veterans Memorial Walk committee, Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, local officials, veteran and Army officials and others involved in the project.

November 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Clancy wins Midway mayor's seat

Levern Clancy Jr., is the new mayor of Midway.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


SPLOST renewed in Long County, Parker wins District 5 seat

Long County voters renewed SPLOST and elected Robert Parker to fill the District 5 county commission seat vacated by Bobby Walker earlier this year.

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville council appears set to limit mayor involvement in city manager issues

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing of future city managers.

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Tomorrow is Election Day

Tuesday is Election Day. There are two municipal elections in Liberty County. In Long County there is a district five commission seat to decide and a county-wide SPLOST referendum on the ballot.

November 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Warrant officer accused of murder pleads not guilty

A man suspected of killing Nathaniel Brown during a 2015 scuffle pleaded not guilty Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

November 29, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville councilwoman to host toy drive Dec. 9

Hinesville Councilwoman of District 3 Vicky Nelson will host a toy drive at 10 a.m. Dec. 9 at Irene B. Thomas Park.

November 28, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County commissioners report on road improvements

Over the last several months, the Long County Commission has taken steps to make county roads safer.

November 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police blotter: Woman bilked out of $4,000 in 'bill paying referral scheme'

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

November 28, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Long County EMA encourages residents to think ahead

(Ludowici) –Long County, along with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency's (GEMA/HS) Ready Georgia campaign, is encouraging citizens to take time ...

November 27, 2017 | Staff report/special to the Courier | Local news


Suspects in murder cases plead not guilty

Two murder suspects have entered pleas of not guilty.

November 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'All denominations together'

Women of different faiths and backgrounds gathered inside Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel Nov. 8 for a special Protestant Women of the Chapel event.

November 26, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Officials give thanks

Liberty County has many things to be thankful for this holiday season.

November 26, 2017 | By Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news


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