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Casa's Dancing with the Stars a hit, again

Nina Dean had the right dance moves to earn the title of Best Female Dancer at the 4th annual Atlantic CASA Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire Saturday.

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


Sheriff's Department arrests two for church burglaries

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he was going to find those responsible for stealing from four churches.

March 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Police: Soldiers were shot to death

Police say the two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in a Rebecca Street townhome Sunday were shot to death, and investigators are treating it as a double homicide.

March 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Wilkes says his service as clerk was humbling

Barry Wilkes spent 35 years as clerk and court administrator for Liberty County.

March 05, 2017 | Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Proposed development near Cherokee Rose worries area residents

Some Hinesville residents along Meloney Drive and Topi Trail are worried their streets could be less safe if a 195-home subdivision is built nearby.

March 05, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Harmon honored as Long STAR student

Long County High School Senior Breana Harmon has been named the system's 2017 PAGE STAR Student.

March 05, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


24th ID veterans honor fallen soldiers

Veterans of the 24th Infantry Division and the Gulf War came back to Fort Stewart on Monday to remember their fallen comrades.

March 05, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Update: Man charged in mother's death

A Liberty County man is accused of killing his mother with a handgun around 4 p.m. Friday while she was driving west on Leroy Coffer Highway.

March 04, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man accused of shooting his mother

A Liberty County man is accused of shooting and killing his mother around 4 p.m. Friday while they were traveling on Leroy Coffer Highway.

March 03, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Cannady walking the walk for American Red Cross

The way WTOC bureau chief Dal Cannady remembers it, he'd been doing his annual walk for the American Red Cross for two years when he ran into Hinesville businesswoman Brigette Shanken.

March 01, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Man killed in one-vehicle crash

The driver of a SUV was killed when his vehicle ran off Rye Patch Road in Long County and hit a tree shortly before 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Markus White.

February 27, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Early voting starting on Long County tax

Early voting in the Long County Board of Education's request for renewal of an education special local option sales tax starts Monday and runs through March 17.

February 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


BOE controversy continues

While Liberty County school board member Marcus Scott continues to level accusations of misconduct at fellow board members and Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee, a principal caught up in some of the controversy seems to want no part of it.

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


Little pieces of plastic may cause big problems along coast

In recent years, the public has become attuned to the problem of trash in the ocean, especially plastic, as images of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch have spread through media and the Internet. Now, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Jay Brandes is leading a team investigating another issue closer to home on the Georgia coast: microplastics.

February 25, 2017 | Michael Sullivan Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County man injured in kitchen fire

A Long County man sustained first- and second-degree burns to his face and third-degree burns to his hands and arms Friday afternoon while trying to put out a grease fire in his kitchen.

February 24, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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2012 fatal stabbing gets May trial date

A suspect, arrested for the July 2012 stabbing death of Johnny Williams Jr., may move to a jury trial in May.

April 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Art show, workshops in Darien

An art show and workshops at Darien's Ashantilly Center the last two Saturdays of this month will feature a former Liberty County High School ...

April 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Update: Downed line caused woods fire

Officials say downed power line likely caused a Thursday fire that burned at least 10 acres off Macedonia Road in Long County.

April 07, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


LRMC to open two clinics in 2017

Liberty Regional Medical Center will open two clinics this year, including one in late summer in Long County.

April 06, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Fighting fires small part of growing job

There were 3,871 calls to Liberty County Fire Services for help in unincorporated Liberty County in 2016.

April 05, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Bond denied for Bacon

Bond was denied Monday for Nicholas Bacon, the Liberty County man accused of shooting his mother March 3.

April 05, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Regional to open two clinics in 2017

Liberty Regional Medical Center will open two clinics this year, including one in late summer in Long County.

April 05, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Easter Egg hunts on tap for Saturday

Get your kid's Easter baskets ready, because Hinesville will have a pair of Easter egg hunts Saturday.

April 05, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Former schools financial chief gave himself a raise, LCSS says

School officials say former Liberty County Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese gave himself a raise without approval.

April 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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