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BoE member suspended for travel by chairwoman

Liberty County Board of Education member Marcus Scott IV has been suspended from attending conferences or workshops for the next 12 months, by board Chairwoman Lily Baker.

May 14, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


City annexes land; changes strategy in mosquito war

Hinesville is continuing to expand, after city council voted May 4 to annex rezone 28.1 acres off Highway 196 at the request of developer Claude Dryden for another phase of Griffin Park.

May 14, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Finalists named for interim superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education has narrowed down its list to three candidates for interim superintendent, while the district starts the search for a new superintendent.

May 14, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Sentences handed down for meth ring

Statesboro, GA – Jeramie Thomas Leslie, 31, of Guyton, was sentenced earlier this week by United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 112 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release. Leslie was the last of 13 defendants convicted as part of a joint federal and state operation targeting methamphetamine trafficking in South Georgia.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Hinesville's Fort Stewart wastewater treatment facility has sewage release

Hinesville's wastewater treatment plant on Fort Stewart released gallons of sewage early Thursday morning.

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


Long County High School student injured, flown to hospital

A Long County High School student was flown by medical helicopter to a Savannah hospital Thursdasy as a result of injuries received as he and another student were "horseplaying" around in the school gym.

May 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


NAACP wants community to speak out

"I'm telling the community you better not be silent," NAACP Liberty Branch President Graylan Quarterman told a mass meeting Sunday at the Performing Arts Center. Quarterman said, adding "we will come Tuesday," referring to the board of education's scheduled May 11 meeting where he planned a presentation.

May 10, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Finalists named for Long Co. post

The Long County Commission has narrowed its list of candidates down to three for the newly created county administrator position, Chairman Mike Riddle announced Tuesday. The county is expected to name its selection May 23.

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Midway wants more money for new city hall

The new city hall and multipurpose building for Midway is on track, officials say, and they are asking for an additional $1.7 million from the Liberty County Public Facilities Authority to cover rising building cost estimates.

May 10, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Sheila Dease-Dinkins named regional director in Coastal Georgia

Bobby Cagle, director of the Division of Family and Children Services, announced new leadership in coastal Georgia who will oversee regional child welfare teams and further the agency's vision of strengthening Georgia's families.

May 09, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Road work scheduled in Long County

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation are working on a resurfacing project on Highway 301/Cecil Nobles Highway near the Ludowici city limit.

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


County vote clears way for LRMC clinic at Tradeport East

Liberty County Commissioners have approved a zoning action that clears the way for Liberty Regional Medical Center's new clinic adjoining the Tradeport East Business Park near the intersection of I-95 and Islands Highway.

May 07, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Day two of city workshop: T-SPLOST and feral cats

ST. SIMONS ISLAND-The second day of Hinesville's annual city planning workshop in St. Simons Island started off with the Transportation Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax local officials hope to pass.

May 06, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


City council discuss removing personnel board and other topics at off-site workshop

ST. SIMONS ISLAND-Hinesville City Council members and city administration discussed a wide range of topics at their annual workshop at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference Center earlier today.

May 05, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Bryan County woman files ethics complaint against Rep. Carter

The chairwoman of the Bryan County Democratic Committee - who is considering running against Republican Congressman Buddy Carter - filed an ethics complaint against him Thursday.

May 05, 2017 | Ted O'Neil Special to the Courier | Local news


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Candidate focuses on jobs, education

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says he's ready to be Georgia's next governor.

June 10, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Edwards unsure what sparked suspension

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards says he hasn't been told why he was suspended and "was not afforded the barest of due process," according ...

June 10, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


The angels among us

Over the past 20 years I've come across hundreds of people in my work. I've met governors, actors, presidential press secretaries, congressmen, generals ...

June 08, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Free workshop on film industry work

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is inviting the public to attend a free workshop on how to become a vendor for the burgeoning ...

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


Peanut butter sticks community together

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are becoming a summer tradition in Hinesville, thanks to the community's generosity and the dedication of several organizations.

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


Long comissioners approve continuing budget resolution

Long County will continue to operate past the end the month under a continuing budget resolution passed by the commissioners in a split vote Tuesday.

June 07, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Hurricane season is back

There used to be a sense the Georgia coast was somehow hurricane-proof.

June 07, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Long County nabs wanted felon

The Long County Sheriff's Office nabbed a wanted felon after the man fled on foot during an attempted traffic stop.

June 07, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


School lawsuit set for August

A tentative trial date in the lawsuit filed by former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is set for Aug. 17, according ...

June 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Is this your property?

You may own a piece of property and not even know it.

June 07, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


More questions than answers in city manager's suspension

There are still more questions than answers regarding Thursday's sudden suspension of Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards.

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


Three indicted in U.S. marshal's slaying

A Long County grand jury met this week and handed down indictments against three people involved in the death of U.S. Marshal Patrick Thomas ...

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


$800 a day for interim school superintendent

Dr. Franklin Perry has taken the job of interim superintendent for the Liberty County School System Thursday June 1.

June 04, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Scott to run for BoE chairman?

Liberty County Board of Education member Marcus Scott IV has unofficially thrown his name in the hat for the Liberty County Board of Education's ...

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


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