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Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards suspended

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards was suspended for two weeks without pay by a 3-1 vote of council members Thursday after Mayor Allen Brown reportedly walked out of an executive session.

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


Protecting heritage

The city of Flemington wants to protect its live oaks.

May 31, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty "Proud and Healthy"

Liberty County residents are invited to the First Friday 5K Fun Run/Walk, a Liberty Proud and Healthy committee initiative.

May 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Remembering the cost of freedom

Iraqi War veteran Todd Davis said he felt "a mixture of sorrow and pride," as he sat in Hinesville's Memorial Day ceremony and listened to the story of another Iraqi War vet who did not make it back home.

May 30, 2017 | Alena Cowley Coastal Courier | Local news


Bradwell graduates 335

Everything from smiles and tears to twisty dances and leaping chest bumps scattered Olvey Field Saturday night as the Bradwell Institute Class of 2017 bid a final and fond farewell to high school.

May 30, 2017 | Alena Cowley | Local news


Update: Highway 144 west on Fort Stewart has been reopened

Update: Highway 144 West is reopened.

May 30, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Cops say DUI soldier drives through Gum Branch cemetery, damaging gravesites

A Fort Stewart soldier is charged with DUI and reckless driving after he drove off a road and into Gum Branch Baptist Cemetery on Friday night

May 26, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


BoE names interim superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education has selected Dr. Franklin D. Perry to be the interim superintendent.

May 26, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Diversity Health to be topic

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Wednesday, June 7, featuring Diversity Health Center staff discussing community health.

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Soldier killed in May 19 wreck 'a fixture of leadership'

The soldier killed Friday in a wreck on Gen. Screven Way was a volunteer coach and "a fixture of leadership in his unit and in the local community," according to Fort Stewart's public affairs office.

May 25, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Lee leaving early

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee is leaving the district ahead of schedule. Lee was originally supposed to leave when her contract finished at the end of June and will instead leave a month early.

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Long County High performs first musical

Long County High School held its first-ever musical production with "High School Musical" Friday and Saturday nights. It was met with tremendous ovation for the best and brightest LCHS students, who sang and danced their hearts out in front of family and friends.

May 25, 2017 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Health Dept. compiling list of residents who need help during an evacuation

As the 2017 hurricane season approaches, public health officials encourage area residents, who may have functional, access, or medical needs and no way to evacuate if a storm is coming, to register with the Liberty County Health Department.

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Graduations this weekend

It is once again time to recognize our seniors as they graduate from high school and begin a new chapter in their lives. Please assist in making graduation a pleasant experience and reducing time during the security checks by remembering that, noise makers, alcohol, weapons, coolers, food, drinks, balloons, pets, and distracting items, such as beach balls, are not allowed in the stadiums. All bags are subject to search.

May 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Outside audit gives Hinesville clean bill of financial health

For the second straight year an outside auditor has given the city of Hinesville a clean bill of financial health.

May 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


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New riverkeeper being recruited

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper Board of Directors is seeking a new riverkeeper and executive director to replace Emily Markesteyn Kurilla, who recently stepped down after six ...

June 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy injured while making drug arrest

A Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy was injured Friday while trying to arrest a Hinesville man on an outstanding drug warrant.

June 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Edwards back

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards returned to work at City Hall on Friday.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Food guide serves up Liberty

Two local restaurants, the Rusty Pig and Margie's Southern Cooking, are featured in the 2017 Georgia culinary guide, Georgia Eats, according to the Liberty ...

June 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


State vet warns of dog flu

ATLANTA - Georgia State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb confirms an increase in the prevalence of canine respiratory disease found in dogs associated with dog shows.

June 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Attorney on State Bar board

JEKYLL ISLAND - Carl R. Varnedoe of Jones Osteen and Jones in Hinesville was re-elected to the board of governors of the 49,000-member State Bar ...

June 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Covering the president isn't all fun and games

One of the most coveted jobs in the news business is covering the president of the United States.

June 15, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Celebrating Juneteenth

Celebration and education are the goals when locals parade downtown Hinesville June 17 for a holiday that organizers say is just as important as Fourth ...

June 15, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Friends, Family BBQ Saturday called a success

Organizers of the first Friends and Family Bar-B-Que at the Riceboro Youth Center Saturday say it was a success. It was hosted by Juan Stevens

June 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Clerical error makes Chamber ‘for profit’

The Georgia Secretary of State's office has issued a certificate that the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Inc., is a domestic non-profit corporation and ...

June 14, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


‘Dump the pump’ Thursday

Looking for a free ride?

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Church draws focus of activist

Bobby Worthy apparently isn't one to keep quiet if he thinks civil liberties are being violated.

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Escaped Putnam County inmates sought

A statewide manhunt is under way for two escaped inmates authorities say shot and killed two correctional officers earlier today.

June 13, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Public clinic asks help to expand

Diversity Health Center has announced it will build a new facility at its Fraser Drive site and needs the help of the community to build ...

June 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County eyes $30 million budget

Liberty County commissioners plan to approve an almost $30 million budget at their mid-month meeting Thursday.

June 11, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


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