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Long County names new recreation director

Recently the Long County Board of Commissioners named Brandon McManus as the new recreation department director.

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Iron Butt ride raises money for children's hospital

The Alee Shriners Iron Knights raised over $35,000 from its annual Iron Butt Ride for the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, South Carolina.

April 27, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Leadership class tours post

The 2016-17 Leadership Liberty class toured Fort Stewart on April 11, as part of their leadership development class.

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County deputies honored

For the past 13 years, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety has partnered with the MADD Georgia chapter to celebrate successes in the ongoing effort to keep the state's highways and roads safe.

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Howard is masons’ top 2017 civil servant

During his 27-year career, Hinesville Police Department Lt. Tracey Howard has been a beat cop, a detective and is now head of HPD's traffic accident investigation unit.

April 26, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


New Midway city hall hits snag over cost

It hasn't even been built yet, but Midway's plans for a new city hall and multipurpose building have hit a snag in the form of increasing costs.

April 26, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Coastal advisors to meet in Midway

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's spring meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 4, at the Coastal EMC in Midway.

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


Long County hires finance director

The Long County Board of Commissioners recently named Bernice Johnson as the county's new finance director. Johnson, who formerly resided in Augusta, joins the Long County staff having more than 30 years of experience in finance and banking.

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


Georgia Cities Week activities

Georgia Cities Week was created by the Georgia Municipal Association as a way for cities to connect with residents and "share information about the valuable services cities provide … and how cities positively impact their quality of life," according to the GMA website.

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


County expects bond resale to save tax money

The Liberty County commissioners say they saved county taxpayers more than $1 million Thursday by refinancing the more than $20 million bond issue that is paying for the county's Justice Center.

April 24, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Utility extension paves way for 500-600 lot development

Hinesville City Council voted Thursday to allow a developer to extend water and sewer lines to a proposed subdivision, part of which will be in Flemington, another step in a process that could add up to 600 homes in that area in the coming decades.

April 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Tough times don't last, tough people do

Bradwell senior Lenna Rogers didn't know her last day of high school was going to be Feb. 6.

April 23, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


County report April 27

The Liberty County Commission, along with other community leaders, will host a Community Report Out on April 27 at the Hinesville Branch of the Live Oak Public Library.

April 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Howard named Masonic Lodge 271's civil servant of the year

Hinesville Masonic Lodge 271 named Lt. Tracey Howard of the Hinesville Police Department as its 2017 Civil Servant of the Year on Thursday at HPD. The award was given by Worshipful Master Jim Arnold and Senior Warden Jeff Allmond. More on this story to follow.

April 20, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


‘State of the City’ address on April 27

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon on April 27 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway, Flemington.

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


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FPCA graduates 25

Twenty-five teenagers took their first step into adulthood Saturday morning as First Presbyterian Christian Academy ushered out the graduating class of 2017.

May 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Future teachers get a signing day

High school athletes are usually the ones signing letters of intent this time of year but on Wednesday it was the academic students' turn for ...

May 21, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Former members allege church is a cult

Former members of the House of Prayer Christian Church off Airport Road in Hinesville claim the church and its leaders are running a cult, not ...

May 20, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Congressman attends Long Co. Law Day

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter was the keynote speaker at the 6th annual Law Day May 9 in Ludowici.

May 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Notice any differences?

Notice any differences in the Coastal Courier these days?

May 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Leaving Bradwell no easy decision for Carrier

Leaving Bradwell Institute was not an easy decision for Principal Scott Carrier.

May 17, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Missing man found

Update: Wallace Pascual has been found. He is alive and well, per sources.

May 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Cancer doesn't care how healthy you are

Karen Higgasson is a mom who is always on the go. The mother of four girls is not only a soccer mom, but also a ...

May 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville home destroyed in blaze

A Hinesville home was destroyed Sunday afternoon when flames raged through the structure.

May 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


BoE member suspended for travel by chairwoman

Liberty County Board of Education member Marcus Scott IV has been suspended from attending conferences or workshops for the next 12 months, by board Chairwoman ...

May 14, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Finalists named for interim superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education has narrowed down its list to three candidates for interim superintendent, while the district starts the search for a ...

May 14, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


City annexes land; changes strategy in mosquito war

Hinesville is continuing to expand, after city council voted May 4 to annex rezone 28.1 acres off Highway 196 at the request of developer ...

May 14, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Sentences handed down for meth ring

Statesboro, GA – Jeramie Thomas Leslie, 31, of Guyton, was sentenced earlier this week by United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 112 months ...

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Hinesville's Fort Stewart wastewater treatment facility has sewage release

Hinesville's wastewater treatment plant on Fort Stewart released gallons of sewage early Thursday morning.

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


Long County High School student injured, flown to hospital

A Long County High School student was flown by medical helicopter to a Savannah hospital Thursdasy as a result of injuries received as he and ...

May 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


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