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Christmas parade winners announced

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce the first and second place winners for best float in three categories from the 21stAnnual Illuminated Christmas Parade.

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


Injured veterans receive expert care in filing VA benefits claims

As a recent medical retiree, Maj. Heri Marrero is thankful he sought the free services of the Wounded Warrior Project to help him navigate the complicated, time-consuming and often frustrating process of filing benefit claims.

December 14, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Need some Christmas cash?

Surveys are coming in and so is the Christmas cash. The first winner has been selected and will be announced soon - stay tuned!

December 14, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Still no solution to water dispute

An apparent solution to a thorny, years-old water and sewer dispute with the Liberty County Development Authority was on the Midway City Council agenda Monday, but agreement again eluded officials, as it has since at least 2005.

December 13, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior Correspondent | Local news


Futch gets 30 years for woman's death

Randall Joey Futch Jr. was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

December 13, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Paul Spence: Portrait of the artist as a soldier, Vietnam veteran

WATCH a VIDEO of Paul Spence showing his art in his Hinesville gallery.

December 13, 2017 | By Mark Swendra | Local news


State awards local DNR rangers for heroism

Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this week presented Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Cpl. Bobby White and Ranger 1stClass Patrick Gibbs with the Governor's Public Safety Award for Act of Heroism for saving the life of a young child in a dramatic river rescue last year.

December 13, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Wreaths for Warriors Walk is Saturday

The 11th annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk is at noon Saturday at Cottrell Field. The event honors the fallen heroes of the 3rd Infantry Division and their families, and will be held regardless of weather. Organizers are looking for volunteers to come out Friday and help decorate Warriors Walk. The work will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Go to www.w4ww.org or email wreaths4warriors@yahoo.com for more information.

December 13, 2017 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Rangers honored for heroic rescue

Two local Georgia Department of Natural Resources law enforcement rangers were hailed as heroes last week by Gov. Nathan Deal for the 2916 rescue of a child in the Altamaha River.

December 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long BOC to hire new codes director

The Long County codes director position has been vacant since mid-August 2017 following the retirement of John Bradley, but the Long County Board of Commissioners is expected to decide on his replacement during a called meeting set for Dec. 22.

December 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long commissioners meet with officials in D.C.

Members of the Long County Board of Commissioners met last week with White House officials in Washington, D.C., discussing several topics.

December 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Convicted felon sentenced to 30 years

Randall Joey Futch Jr., was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

December 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


One flown to Savannah after morning crash

A four-car accident around 7:30 a.m. Monday at the 600 block of West Oglethorpe Highway near Way Street tied up traffic for about an hour, according to Hinesville Police Department Lt. Scott Hensler.

December 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


2017 Long County Christmas Parade photos

Click here to view our PHOTO SLIDESHOW from the 2017 Long County Christmas Parade, in Ludowici.

December 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Ground broken on new East End clinic

After years of planning and development the new Liberty Regional Medical Associates Primary Care Midway Campus is under construction.

December 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Former law firm for Liberty schools now representing victim in fatal school bus crash

The Liberty County school system's former law firm is now representing the family of the child killed in a Dec. 5 school bus crash ...

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former chief: Walthourville mayor wanted councilman framed

Former Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman claims the city's mayor tried to pressure him into planting drugs to frame a city council member Larry ...

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


LPD investigating dog abuse

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClellan said his department is investigating claims of animal cruelty posted Jan. 6 on a private Facebook page by a New-York-based ...

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Wastewater plant has second failure in a week

Hinesville announced Thursday that its Water Pollution Control Plant located on Ft. Stewart experienced a release of 5.65 million gallons of partially treated wastewater ...

January 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Walthourville police chief fired

Embattled Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman was fired Wednesday after a a hearing held between city officials and Quarterman. After the hearing City Clerk Melissa ...

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


5 million gallons spill at sewage plant

Hinesville announced Friday that its sewage plant on Fort Stewart released 5.47 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Taylors Creek after an equipment ...

January 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Mayor breaks deadlock

Presiding over his first Midway City Council meeting Monday, new Mayor Levern Clancy Jr. cast a tie-breaking vote to elect former Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington ...

January 11, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Martin honored for service to her city

Former Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin was recognized with the lifetime service award from the Georgia Municipal Association in recognition of her 36 years of service ...

January 11, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Nelson attends convocation in Atlanta

City of Hinesville Councilwoman Vicky Nelson attended the Eugene C. Tillman, Sr. Memorial Prayer Convocation hosted by State Rep. Al Williams on Sunday, Jan. 7 ...

January 10, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


2017 in review: SPLOST, controversy

May 3: Detective Suzie Jackson, who had been with the Hinesville Police Department for more than 30 years, retired. Her work was praised by coworkers ...

January 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County set to celebrate MLK Day

From church services to plays to parades, few communities observe the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and celebrate the man behind it like Liberty ...

January 10, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Howard named Hinesville city manager

Riceboro native Kenneth Howard was named the new Hinesville city manager Tuesday afternoon. The announcement was made during a special called meeting at Hinesville City ...

January 10, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Devendorf family works to keep developers at bay

Four of the more dangerous words in the Devendorf household when Meredith Devendorf was growing up were when her mother would say "I have an ...

January 10, 2018 | Pat Watkins Coastal Courier | Local news


Not rain, nor snow

As one Facebook post noted, "Rain or snow, Grandma will go!" The storm that paralyzed much of Liberty County and coastal Georgia Jan. 3 didn ...

January 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Shooting under investigation

Hinesville Police Department detectives are investigating a shooting in which a man was wounded Monday evening, HPD Det. Doug Snider said.

January 09, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


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