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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 Lily Baker.

May 14, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | 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 Claude Dryden for another phase of Griffin Park.

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 new superintendent.

May 14, 2017 | Tiffany King | 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 in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release. Leslie was the last of 13 defendants convicted as part of a joint federal and state operation targeting methamphetamine trafficking in South Georgia.

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 another student were "horseplaying" around in the school gym.

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


NAACP wants community to speak out

"I'm telling the community you better not be silent," NAACP Liberty Branch President Graylan Quarterman told a mass meeting Sunday at the Performing Arts Center. Quarterman said, adding "we will come Tuesday," referring to the board of education's scheduled May 11 meeting where he planned a presentation.

May 10, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Finalists named for Long Co. post

The Long County Commission has narrowed its list of candidates down to three for the newly created county administrator position, Chairman Mike Riddle announced Tuesday. The county is expected to name its selection May 23.

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Midway wants more money for new city hall

The new city hall and multipurpose building for Midway is on track, officials say, and they are asking for an additional $1.7 million from the Liberty County Public Facilities Authority to cover rising building cost estimates.

May 10, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Sheila Dease-Dinkins named regional director in Coastal Georgia

Bobby Cagle, director of the Division of Family and Children Services, announced new leadership in coastal Georgia who will oversee regional child welfare teams and further the agency's vision of strengthening Georgia's families.

May 09, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Road work scheduled in Long County

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation are working on a resurfacing project on Highway 301/Cecil Nobles Highway near the Ludowici city limit.

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


County vote clears way for LRMC clinic at Tradeport East

Liberty County Commissioners have approved a zoning action that clears the way for Liberty Regional Medical Center's new clinic adjoining the Tradeport East Business Park near the intersection of I-95 and Islands Highway.

May 07, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Day two of city workshop: T-SPLOST and feral cats

ST. SIMONS ISLAND-The second day of Hinesville's annual city planning workshop in St. Simons Island started off with the Transportation Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax local officials hope to pass.

May 06, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


City council discuss removing personnel board and other topics at off-site workshop

ST. SIMONS ISLAND-Hinesville City Council members and city administration discussed a wide range of topics at their annual workshop at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference Center earlier today.

May 05, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Bryan County woman files ethics complaint against Rep. Carter

The chairwoman of the Bryan County Democratic Committee - who is considering running against Republican Congressman Buddy Carter - filed an ethics complaint against him Thursday.

May 05, 2017 | Ted O'Neil Special to the Courier | Local news


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$78 million in bonds approved for Interstate Paper

The Liberty County Development Authority has approved issuance of $78 million in bonds to pay for improvements at Interstate Paper, one of the area's ...

June 18, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


New riverkeeper being recruited

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper Board of Directors is seeking a new riverkeeper and executive director to replace Emily Markesteyn Kurilla, who recently stepped down after six ...

June 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy injured while making drug arrest

A Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy was injured Friday while trying to arrest a Hinesville man on an outstanding drug warrant.

June 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Edwards back

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards returned to work at City Hall on Friday.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Food guide serves up Liberty

Two local restaurants, the Rusty Pig and Margie's Southern Cooking, are featured in the 2017 Georgia culinary guide, Georgia Eats, according to the Liberty ...

June 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


State vet warns of dog flu

ATLANTA - Georgia State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb confirms an increase in the prevalence of canine respiratory disease found in dogs associated with dog shows.

June 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Attorney on State Bar board

JEKYLL ISLAND - Carl R. Varnedoe of Jones Osteen and Jones in Hinesville was re-elected to the board of governors of the 49,000-member State Bar ...

June 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Covering the president isn't all fun and games

One of the most coveted jobs in the news business is covering the president of the United States.

June 15, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Celebrating Juneteenth

Celebration and education are the goals when locals parade downtown Hinesville June 17 for a holiday that organizers say is just as important as Fourth ...

June 15, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Friends, Family BBQ Saturday called a success

Organizers of the first Friends and Family Bar-B-Que at the Riceboro Youth Center Saturday say it was a success. It was hosted by Juan Stevens

June 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Clerical error makes Chamber ‘for profit’

The Georgia Secretary of State's office has issued a certificate that the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Inc., is a domestic non-profit corporation and ...

June 14, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


‘Dump the pump’ Thursday

Looking for a free ride?

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Church draws focus of activist

Bobby Worthy apparently isn't one to keep quiet if he thinks civil liberties are being violated.

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Escaped Putnam County inmates sought

A statewide manhunt is under way for two escaped inmates authorities say shot and killed two correctional officers earlier today.

June 13, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Public clinic asks help to expand

Diversity Health Center has announced it will build a new facility at its Fraser Drive site and needs the help of the community to build ...

June 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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