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Long County Christmas parade Saturday

The annual Long County Christmas parade is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. The theme is "Songs of the Season."

December 04, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Free HIV testing set for next week

The Coastal Health District Prevention Program will provide free and confidential HIV testing on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 in observance of World AIDS Day. All events are open to the public.

November 23, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


What we are thankful for

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman politician Cicero said "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues."

November 23, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Council tables amendment to ordinance on hiring, firing city manager

Hinesville city council members have tabled a possible change to its ordinance regarding the hiring and removal of city managers.

November 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Walthourville chief to be back on job Monday

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman is back on duty Monday after serving a three-day suspension, according to a statement, released Thursday, from City Clerk Melissa Jones, who is also the city's human resources administrator.

November 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


School board trims millage rate

The Liberty County Board of Education adopted a millage rate of 15.666 mills for 2017 property taxes, a rollback of 0.123 mills from 2016.

November 19, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Commissioners set tax millage, bills going up

After completing a third public hearing on tax rates Thursday, Liberty County commissioners enacted an overall tax millage rate of 36.266 which is a 1.30 mill increase from last year.

November 19, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Chief back on the force

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman will be back on duty after he serves a three-day suspension, according to a statement from City Clerk Melissa Jones, who is also the city's human resources administrator.

November 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Interim Superintendent named finalist in district search

Liberty County School System Interim Superintendent Dr. Franklin Perry has been selected as the only finalist in the district's search for a new superintendent.

November 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


SNF, employees spearhead relief drive for Puerto Rico

SNF Holding Company workers held a hurricane relief drive for victims in Puerto Rico, and were recognized for their efforts by local churches.

November 15, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


What do you think about the Courier?

Why do you read the Coastal Courier?

November 15, 2017 | Kathryn Fox Courier general manager | Local news


A sweet tradition

Hosley Hall is gearing up for his 16th annual Old Southern Sugarcane Grinding Festival with the help of community volunteers and Liberty County High School Future Farmers of America students.

November 15, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville gets grant to help city's homeless

Hinesville's efforts to help the homeless recently got a financial shot in the arm.

November 15, 2017 | Special to the News | Local news


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


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Bus crash under investigation

Members of the Georgia State Patrol, Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team remain in Hinesville investigating the cause of Tuesday's fatal bus crash in the Gum ...

December 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long commissioners split on vote to oust county administrator

A move to terminate Long County Administrator Frank Etheridge failed Thursday when county commissioners deadlocked in a 2-2 vote.

December 09, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Ground broken on new East End clinic

After years of planning and development the new Liberty Regional Medical Associates Primary Care Midway Campus is under construction.

December 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Soldier injured during training

FORT STEWART, Ga. - A soldier was injured while conducting night live fire training Wednesday evening in Fort Stewart's training area.

December 07, 2017 | Kevin Larson, Fort Stewart PAO | Local news


Winter relief efforts under way for Homeless coalition

The Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition has a busy month ahead.

December 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area still recovering from Hurricane Irma

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that metro Hinesville continues to recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma.

December 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area has plenty of Christmas events on tap this weekend

If you love Christmas, there's quite a bit going on around the area to get you in the spirit.

December 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCSO investigate bomb threat at Chemtall

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office responded to a bomb threat made Tuesday night and repeated early Wednesday at the SNF Chemtall plant in Riceboro.

December 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Clerk of courts warns of scam

Liberty County's Clerk of Courts Linda Dixon Thompson is warning citizens of a scam that surfaced this week involving jury duty.

December 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Beards and beer bellies, tulle and lace for charities

With an unofficial motto of "we put the 'fun' in dysfunctional," the SD Gunner Fund's "Dudeoir" Calendar fills the bill.

December 06, 2017 | LeeAnna Tatum For the Coastal Courier | Local news


Groundbreaking set for new clinic at Tradeport East

A groundbreaking is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tradeport East for Liberty Regional Medical Associates Primary Care's Midway Campus.

December 06, 2017 | Staff report/special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Bus crash kills 5-year-old student

Five-year-old Cambria Shuman was killed on her way to school Tuesday morning. She and other children were riding a bus along a dirt road in ...

December 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


County opens new Animal Control facility, shelter stays put

Liberty County has a new Animal Control facility on Lee Place Road.

December 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Missing person case turns 10

Questions still linger on a missing person's case that turns 10 years old Monday.

December 02, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Bradwell students learn homeless plight

Many things can lead to someone becoming homeless and Bradwell Institute students learned the importance of making the right choices in life.

December 02, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


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