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Long administrator talk issues as school starts

Long County schools opened their doors Friday to begin the 2015-16 calendar year.

August 04, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Alcohol sales, events center among talk at Hinesville City Council island retreat

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Weekend alcohol sales and building a conference center were among the topics discussed Friday during Hinesville City Council's retreat.

August 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Trial could last through Friday

Exactly four years to the day after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a civil trial stemming from a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf of former LRMC chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter started in Liberty County State Court.

August 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Georgia DOT suspends roadwork this weekend for sales-tax holiday

Shoppers will get a break from road construction this weekend to go along with the state's suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing and computer equipment.

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville council discusses staggered elections, Fort Stewart annexation

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Staggering Hinesville City Council elections and annexing Fort Stewart's cantonment area were among the topics discussed Thursday during a council retreat.

July 31, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Traffic signal activation delayed 1 week

Hinesville is about to get another traffic light.

July 31, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Wrongful death suit goes to trial

Four years after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a wrongful death suit for former LRMC chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter started in Liberty County State Court.

July 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


County have town hall meeting on Facebook

Liberty County will host its first virtual town-hall meeting from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday.

July 29, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Keel joins Liberty school board

Dr. Yvette Keel became the newest Liberty County Board of Education member after she was sworn in Tuesday morning.

July 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


HPD chief's peers present service award

SAVANNAH ― The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police has named Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier as the recipient of the GACP Meritorious Service Award.

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty County SPLOST discussion focuses on roads

Roads – dirt and paved – were the focus during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners' called meeting Monday evening to discuss how to resurrect the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

July 27, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Cell tower to be put atop medical center

The Liberty County Hospital Authority board will enter into a lease agreement with Verizon for a cellphone tower to be placed on top of Liberty Regional Medical Center.

July 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6.6 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from 6.5 percent in May. The rate in June 2014 was 8.3 percent.

July 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police to provide hospital security

Hinesville City Council has approved an agreement to provide a city police officer for Liberty Regional Medical Center on weekends.

July 22, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New organization formed to help Long County cancer patients

Cancer Association Relief Effort Support, or CARES, held its first fundraiser July 3 in Ludowici.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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MCSC auction set for March 3

The Marne Community and Spouses' Club (MCSC) is hosting its annual basket auction on March 3 at Club Stewart.

February 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Symposium marks accomplishments of native daughter

Liberty County's rich history was celebrated Monday as people gathered at Dorchester Academy for the second annual Susie King Taylor Symposium.

February 12, 2018 | By Krystal Hart Correspondent | Local news


Civil settlement in FEAR militia murders in Long County

The string of criminal and civil legal cases that began in December 2011 with the discovery of two murder victims in Long County and resulted ...

February 10, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Good news for Liberty County

A change in the 2020 Census could lead to significant benefits for Liberty County.

February 10, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Mary Dowd retires after 35 years

Mary Dowd, who worked for the city of Hinesville for 35 years, retired last month.

February 10, 2018 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Gill Park near Fleming opened Friday

A ribbon cutting Friday marked the opening of the first phase of Gill Park near Fleming.

February 10, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County's Walthour signs with UGA

Liberty County High School football player Tramel Walthour signed his letter of intent Wednesday morning to play football for the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

February 09, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Bradwell Institute's Milner signs with Western Carolina

Bradwell Institute's Willie Keith "K.J." Milner Jr. started playing football as a small boy on Fort Stewart, said his father and onetime youth ...

February 09, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


City council gets update on projects

Representatives from P.C. Simonton and Associates gave an informational overview of construction in the city during Thursday's regular council meeting.

February 08, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty Emergency Management Agency wants you to be ready for the worst (weather)

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Prepare for bad weather

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Vehicle clips school bus

A truck clipped the front end of a Liberty County School bus this morning on Islands highway and Brigdon Road.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


WomenHeart Hinesville is here

Alicia Roberts was diagnosed with cardio myopathy and congestive heart failure in 2010, when she was just 26 years old.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Arrest made in Fleming murder

Eptwarnd Saunders, 31 of Midway was arrested Monday in connection with the slaying of James Caswell Jones, 62, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon, Lewis Levine | Local news


No gun at school, official says

Long County High School was briefly on lockdown Monday morning after a mother called to report her daughter might have had a gun at school.

February 06, 2018 | Staff | Local news


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