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Hinesville earns honors for financial reports

The city of Hinesville has received a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2016.

October 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Soldier killed on Fort Stewart had deployed four times

The identity of the soldier killed in Monday's traffic accident has been released by Fort Stewart officials.

October 10, 2017 | Staff report/special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Georgia State Patrol investigating fatality on 95

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident on interstate 95 at mile marker 74 northbound.

October 10, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Virtual Reality Comes to The Coastal Courier

Hi Everyone. In addition to the regular videos we have on our site, we are now making videos that use virtual reality technology. For the full experience you can use a Google Cardboard headset, Samsung GearVR, Sony Playstation VR, or HTC Vive, or Oculus Rift. If you don't have a headset, these videos do move around on your phone or tablet.

October 09, 2017 | Lawrence Dorsey | Local news


Ricefest deadlines near

The city of Riceboro will celebrate its 11th annual RiceFest from Nov. 4-11. Festival will include food, music and history of the Gullah/Geechee people whose ancestors once worked on rice plantations in Liberty County.

October 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Health department offering flu shots now

The Liberty County Health Department has injectable flu vaccine available.

October 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Tax exemptions cost Liberty $250 million

Taxes were at the forefront at the Oct. 3 Liberty County Commission meeting with presentations by Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones and the chief tax assessor, Glenda Roberts.

October 08, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Raise approved for interim city manager

After reconvening from an executive session Thursday to discuss personnel, the Hinesville City Council unanimously approved raise of close to $12,000 for Interim City Manager Ken Howard.

October 08, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


BI suffers first loss of season

Surprising Bradwell Institute fell 64-21 to Brunswick on Friday night at Glynn County Stadium in the Tigers' Region 2-AAAAAA opener. The loss is the Tigers' first of the season. Bradwell is 6-1 overall and 0-1 in Region 2-AAAAAA.

October 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Planners recommend action to accommodate commercial growth

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commissioner recommended rezoning 4.35 acres for a gas station convenience store and retail center between Oglethorpe Highway and South Main Street.

October 05, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


'Hell Fire and Glory' showing Saturday

HINESVILLE, GA. – The Hinesville Area Arts Council (HAAC) is pleased to announce their participation in the free viewing of Hell Fire & Glory, a documentary by Shugalene Productions.

October 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Recovery continues statewide

It's been three weeks since Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida and much of Georgia. Recovery efforts are ongoing. Here is the latest information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


FEMA to close Midway recovery center Saturday

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – The Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closing the Liberty/McIntosh Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Midway this Saturday. The agencies are adjusting hours of operation for remaining centers beginning Sunday.

October 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council asks changes in budget proposals

Hinesville City Council Members discussed a proposed $36.8 million total budget for fiscal year 2018 during a 3-hour workshop last week. The council requested staff make several changes and provide them additional data before a vote on the final budget in October. The budget process began in April, with each department presenting a detailed, line-item budget.

October 04, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Rentals, traffic, youth topics of forum

Hinesville District 1 Councilwoman Diana Reid said it again Thursday night at a town hall forum.

October 04, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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Long chairman address SPLOST issues

Long County voters on Nov. 7 will decide whether or not to continue supporting the special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST. The tax ...

October 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Depot Team puts finishing touches on Veterans Memorial Walk, more

More than 200 volunteers from The Home Depot helped put the final touches on Veterans Memorial Walk and Cisco's Dog Park at Bryant Commons ...

October 29, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty graduation scores drop slightly

The graduation rate for Liberty County School System dropped in 2017. School officials say they are tackling the issue.

October 28, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


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