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Police seek suspects in troubling case

The Hinesville Police Department is seeking out the suspect or suspects responsible for entering and vandalizing the vehicle of a Hinesville man Sunday.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Re-Entry program orientation is Saturday

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition is set to host a five-week course called SOAR from Dreams to Reality.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Family coping with loss of pet killed by pit bulls

The holidays were all but ruined for Marvis Robinson and her family.

February 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Georgia NAACP: Trump is 'divider in chief'

The head of the Georgia NAACP is among those calling Donald Trump an "illegitimate president."

February 01, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Clarification: LRMC offices

In a story announcing Liberty Regional Medical Center moving its human resources, business and marketing offices out of the hospital, it was reported that all non-clinical offices of Coastal Manor Long Term Care are also being moved.

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


City reports 4 million gallon spill on post

Last weekend's storms led to spills of than 4 million gallons of partially treated wastewater at Hinesville's water pollution control plant on Fort Stewart.

January 26, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Fort Stewart announces second sewage spill at Taylor's Creek

A sewage line blocked by rags led to the discharge Wednesday of 50 gallons of sewage into a tributary of Taylors Creek on Fort Stewart, Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said Thursday. He emphasized the post's drinking water remains safe.

January 26, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Roadwork, drainage dominate county’s mid-month meeting

The Liberty County Commission received a report on road projects and dealt with other routine business at their midmonth meeting Jan. 19.

January 25, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Trigger-man guilty of killing aspiring Macon Rapper

The man who shot and killed up and coming Macon area Rap Artist Markese 'Pain City' Mahone was found guilty of murder and guilty of criminal attempt to commit a felony.

January 25, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Midway sets qualifying fees for municipal elections

Midway's City Council Monday formalized election qualifying fees and dates, setting the stage for Midway's municipal election later this year.

January 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


State NAACP to meet in Liberty

In 1963, civil rights leaders met at Dorchester Academy to plan the famed march on Birmingham.

January 25, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


TJ Maxx to take applications Wednesday

TJ Maxx will be doing interviews and taking applications Jan. 25-26, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn and Suites, for its new store in the Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down near Stewart

The National Weather Service confirmed the first tornado in the area from the weekend storms touched down near Fort Stewart. It was an EF-1. More details as they become available.

January 23, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Residents asked to take in former prisoners

Re-Entry Partnership Housing will be discussed at a meeting in Savannah Wednesday.

January 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Regional library hires interim director

SAVANNAH - Live Oak Public Libraries Regional Board of Trustees, with support from the Georgia Public Library Service, has appointed Stephen Whigham as interim library directory, effective immediately, to assist the library during the extended search for a permanent library director.

January 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Long County ESPLOST renewal up for vote in March

Voters in Long County will soon be asked whether they want to renew a one cent sales tax for education to pay off debt from ...

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway moves closer to new city hall

Midway's City Council Monday took two more steps toward building a new city hall, a project they hope to complete this year.

February 15, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville named Tree City

The city of Hinesville was recently named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

February 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fire displaces Hinesville family

A Hinesville mother and her three children have been displaced following a fire which destroyed their Hollywood Drive home Monday afternoon.

February 13, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Coastal Manor crowns first beauty queen

Coastal Manor's first resident beauty pageant is in the books and Rosetta Fleming was crowned Ms. Coastal Manor on Friday.

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


Commissioners hear about proposed transportation tax

The Liberty County Commission is studying House Bill 134, a measure that would allow a single county to hold its own referendum to implement a ...

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


Long County to hire administrator

Members of the Long County Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday to hire a county administrator and signed a resolution that could lead to stagger terms of ...

February 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Ossabaw Foundation names director emeritus

OSSABAW ISLAND - Dr. Paul M. Pressly has been named director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance by the Ossabaw Island Foundation Board of Trustees.

February 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


'Hatchet man of Hinesville' arrested again

Five months after being released from a 20 year prison sentence on an assault conviction, Calvin Leon Nelson was arrested this week in Long County ...

February 10, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCDA OKs temporary offices for growing industry in Tradeport East

Continued expansion of an industry in the Liberty County Development Authority's Tradeport East Business Park has led the authority to approve temporary modular buildings ...

February 09, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Coast Guard rescues fishing boat crew off St. Catherine's

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen Tuesday after the fishing vessel they were on caught fire 1 mile east of St. Catherines Island ...

February 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Storm spotters keep NWS updated

Some Liberty County residents got a head start on Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which started Monday.

February 08, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Historian inspired by Liberty-born escaped slave turned activist

"I am a champion of Susie King Taylor."

February 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


City amends zoning rule to carry over 'grandfathered' uses

Hinesville properties that have been grandfathered in can now keep their zoning when sold, thanks to an amendment of the city's zoning ordinances.

February 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Banker: Bids to LCSS were proper

James Rogers, market president of Ameris Bank in Hinesville, said the bank obeyed the letter of the law and Liberty County School Board policy when ...

February 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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