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Officials hope for bigger turnout at SPLOST meetings

After turnout was low at the first Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax town hall meeting, officials are hopeful that meetings to follow, including one Monday night in Midway, will draw bigger crowds.

August 22, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Holtzman's donate $50,000 to Veterans Memorial Walk

George Holtzman, co-chairman of the Veterans Memorial Walk board, along with his wife Babs presented $50,000 to Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown and the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority during the Thursday city council meeting.

August 21, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


Veteran helps raise suicide awareness

Veteran's suicide is a serious concern in the military community, with the services conducting classes and funding campaigns to inform soldiers and civilians about the warning signs of a soldier or veteran in trouble.

August 20, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


Riceboro gets water grant to protect, increase jobs

Riceboro, which has been looking to sink a well in McIntosh County for years, has received a $1.25 million grant for improvements to its water and sewer infrastructure, the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration said Friday.

August 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Family medical practice reopens with ceremony

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting on Friday for Liberty Family Medical Center and Liberty Family Medicine at 455 S. Main St., Suite 104 in Hinesville.

August 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hearing on election challenge moved to Aug. 25

A hearing in Liberty County Superior Court that may decide the outcome of a suit filed by Will Bowman contesting the results of the May primary elections for Liberty County sheriff has been moved up a week.

August 18, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


More talks on way

Liberty County NAACP Branch President Graylan Quarterman said he had hoped a recent roundtable talk would prompt elected and appointed officials to agree to appoint a citizen's advisory group to discuss on race, police and gun violence.

August 17, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Exterminator gives $5,000 to Veterans Memorial Walk

The Veteran Memorial Walk Board of Directors is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to fund the memorial at Bryant Commons recognizing those who have served in any of the military branches.

August 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Mother's wish for son now a day for special kids

Tashara Frasier wanted her son and other children who have special needs to have a day of their own. So, she created one.

August 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


First SPLOST meeting draws few residents

Government officials may have outnumbered voters at the first Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax town hall meeting Monday evening at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

August 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


17 YCA cadets face expulsion after fight on post

More than a dozen cadets could be expelled from Youth Challenge Academy on Fort Stewart following a fight around 8:30 p.m. Monday at the post movie theater.

August 16, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County Night Out draws crowd

Long County hosted its fifth consecutive National Night Out Thursday at the Long County Recreational Center.

August 16, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


City upgrading water meters, customer portal

Hinesville is working toward improving the way it reads water meters and will soon have a new customer portal website where residents can monitor their water usage.

August 14, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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


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City approves permit for wrecker service

A business sought approval during the Sept. 1 Hinesville city council meeting for a special permit for property on Mattie Street.

September 07, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Lane closure on 84 Thursday, Friday

Parts of Highway 84 near the Super Walmart in Hinesville will be closed Thursday and Friday.

September 07, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Hinesville residents asked to reduce water usage

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Sept. 7, 2016) – On the evening of Sept. 6, 2016, the City of Hinesville detected a leak in a 24-inch sewer force main ...

September 07, 2016 | City of Hinesville Press Release | Local news


Pulitzer prize nominee to speak at Sapelo Hammock

Sapelo Hammock Golf Club in Shellman Bluff will welcome author Robert Coram and his new book titled "Double Ace" on Sept. 14 at the clubhouse.

September 07, 2016 | By Bob Claxton Special | Local news


County backs LRMC refinancing

County commissioners had a short mid-month meeting in August that included a proclamation, department updates and an intergovernmental agreement with the Liberty Regional Medical Center ...

September 07, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Head Start gets $500,000 grant

Liberty Head Start will receive a $500,000 grant for the construction of a new facility.

September 06, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Hermine wreaks havoc on local prep sports

Tropical Storm Hermine led to the cancellation or postponement of local prep sports across the Coastal Empire.

September 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Ludowici’s Miller-Bryant now on faculty at UVA

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in UVA Today, a publication of the University of Virginia. It is being reprinted with permission.

September 06, 2016 | By Anne E. Bromley Special to the Courier | Local news


Hermine not so mean

In the end, it could've been much worse.

September 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


City looking at replacing CH2M

Hinesville City Council may go with another contractor for their public works department based on a recommendation at their council meeting Thursday.

September 04, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Storm prep key

September is National Preparedness Month and it came just in time.

September 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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