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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


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


Is Liberty getting all its timber tax

Liberty County Commissioners are concerned about the amount of timber tax revenue and Tuesday State Rep. Al Williams came to talk about timber tax collection.

November 13, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Ameris Bank fights hunger

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Ameris Bank's 8th annual company-wide Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative collected more than 999,000 non-perishable food items in October that were donated to food banks throughout the Southeast where the bank has a presence.

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


Long commissioners avoid legal fight

A potential lawsuit between the Long County Commission and the county's constitutional officers has been averted. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to rescind a provision of their budget resolution that increased their control over the officers' budgets.

November 12, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Tape shows Reid thought Edwards, mayor were out to get her off council

Editor's note: Because of the size of the audio file and issues with our current website, our attempts to upload the audio from the May 18 executive session onto our site have been unsuccesful to this point. Here is a link however: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GiTaVptprTdL0VVUSLyioTj8ghPhYQwO

November 12, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Walthourville chief of police suspended

Walthourville's police chief has been suspended and was ordered to turn in his badge and gun, according to a Nov. 9 letter from Mayor Daisy Pray to the chief, Bernie Quarterman.

November 12, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Removing the mayor from the mix?

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing of future city managers.

November 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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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


Re-entry group looking for donations

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition is requesting donations of personal care items.

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


Bakers celebrate 71st anniversary

If you ask them, they will tell you it has only been seventy one short years.

December 01, 2017 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Local news


Harris named 2-AAAAAA top offensive player

Bradwell Institute's Kevin Harris was one of Georgia's top high school running backs in 2017.

November 30, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


FEMA job fair Monday in Brunswick

The Georgia Department of Labor and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are hosting a job fair to recruit Georgians for temporary disaster recovery work under ...

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area producers get priority for Irma incentive program

Farmers, ranchers and non-industrial forestland owners that suffered damage due to Hurricane Irma will have until Dec. 15 to apply for a special statewide incentives ...

November 30, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Proud veteran, Donald Singleton, still struggling with horrors of war

WATCH VIDEO of Donald Singleton telling his story.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Solar farm at Midway industrial park?

The Liberty County Development Authority is working on a deal that could bring a power generating solar farm to the Midway Industrial Park. The LCDA ...

November 29, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


CCRPI results for Long County improving

Results on the latest CCRPI show schools in Long County are faring better in most areas than they have in recent years.

November 29, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Right Blend Blog: Parade ready to roll

The 21st annual Christmas Parade is this coming Friday. We at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau worked pretty much ...

November 29, 2017 | By Erin Johnson Liberty CVB/Special to the Courier | Local news


Courier Sunday publication going to Saturday

Starting Saturday, the Courier will begin publishing a weekend edition, rather than the Sunday paper.

November 29, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Warrant officer accused of murder pleads not guilty

A man suspected of killing Nathaniel Brown during a 2015 scuffle pleaded not guilty Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

November 29, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville councilwoman to host toy drive Dec. 9

Hinesville Councilwoman of District 3 Vicky Nelson will host a toy drive at 10 a.m. Dec. 9 at Irene B. Thomas Park.

November 28, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County commissioners report on road improvements

Over the last several months, the Long County Commission has taken steps to make county roads safer.

November 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police blotter: Woman bilked out of $4,000 in 'bill paying referral scheme'

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

November 28, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


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