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Free flu shots offered here to uninsured on Feb. 9

Health Departments in seven area counties including Bryan and Liberty will offer flu shots free for people, who do not have insurance, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9.

January 31, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Weekend fires plague Liberty, Long counties

Firefighters from the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department battled a blaze Saturday afternoon which destroyed one mobile home and spread to the mobile home next door.

January 31, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway man slain in Fleming

Local and state authorities are investigating the death of a Midway man whose body was found Monday afternoon in Fleming beside a pickup outside a Freedman Grove Road residence.

January 31, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Officer who sues Walthourville fired

A Walthourville police officer who recently settled a lawsuit against the city was fired Jan. 19.

January 31, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Raiders get new, but historic, mission

The 3rd Infantry Division's return to the Korean peninsula took a ceremonial step forward Tuesday afternoon at Marne Gardens on Fort Stewart.

January 31, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


THOSE WHO SERVED: Musician/artist Rodney Riley a voice of the Vietnam soldier

It was cold one morning when they dropped me off

January 30, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office, GBI investigating death of Fleming man

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Monday outside a vacant home in Fleming, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

January 29, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Sewage spills concern Riverkeepers

More than 18 million gallons of partially treated sewage have been released into Taylors Creek over three separate incidents earlier this month, according to press releases issued by the city of Hinesville and the Ogeechee Riverkeepers are taking notice.

January 29, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Former Courier GM under scrutiny

Police are investigating allegations that former Coastal Courier General Manager Kathryn Fox stole more $33,000 from the newspaper, according to a Hinesville Police Department incident report.

January 27, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Phillips announces plan to run for vacant Long County commission seat

Lifelong Long County resident Mike Phillips has announced plans to run for the vacant District 3 commissioners' spot. The seat became open upon the resignation of former commissioner Willie Frank Thompson.

January 27, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Renovations in works for Bradwell

The Liberty County School System Board ranked bids from four firms for renovations planned for Bradwell institute.

January 27, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville woman charged in child's death

A Hinesville woman is charged with felony murder and cruelty to children for the death Monday of a 3-year-old girl.

January 25, 2018 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Dozen deaths in state attributed to flu

Seven more Georgians have died from the flu, bringing the total to 12 deaths across the state this influenza season, public health officials said Friday.

January 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


American Pickers back

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of the hit TV series American Pickers are gearing up to return to Georgia to film episodes throughout the region.

January 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville Rotarian travels to India

Hinesville Rotary Club member Brigitte Shanken is currently traveling abroad as part of a month-long service opportunity.

January 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Local NAACP sets meeting on entrepreneurship for Feb. 24

The Liberty County Branch NAACP will hold a Community Mass Meeting on African-American and Women Entrepreneurship 4-6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Trinity Baptist Temple ...

February 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Commissioners to hold annual planning session for MidCoast

After honoring veteran Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin for service and observing the county's 241st birthday Feb. 6, the Liberty County Commissioners settled in to ...

February 15, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Free smoke alarms ready in county

Liberty County Fire Service and Liberty County Emergency Management Agency have partnered with the American Red Cross, for smoke alarm distributions to Liberty County residents.

February 14, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


THOSE WHO SERVED: Decorated veteran finds comfort from family, service dog

WATCH VIDEO of Hamilton Kinard talking about the effects of PTSD.

February 14, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Liberty County gets STEAM'ed

Nearly 300 students, along with parents and interested residents, celebrated STEAM careers in Liberty County at the Georgia Southern University Liberty campus Saturday.

February 14, 2018 | Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway to get update on city hall construction

From indications at the Midway City Council's meeting Monday the council work session scheduled for Feb. 26 will be a busy one.

February 14, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Flu continues grip on Georgia, nation

There has been a steady spike of flu related deaths in the state.

February 14, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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


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