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County looking to TSPLOST to build Hinesville bypass

Implementing a transportation special purpose local option sales tax was one of the main topics of discussions as community leaders exchanged ideas at the annual countywide retreat on St. Simons Island last week.

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


THOSE WHO SERVED: Retired Army squad leader coaching, making an impact on local athletes

Editor's note: If you know a veteran who should be included in this series, please email this reporter.

March 14, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Fort Stewart could grow by one SFAB

Col. Jason Wolter, garrison commander of Fort Stewart, told officials at the Liberty County countywide planning workshop the population of the fort was probably at its lowest for the forseeable future.

March 13, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Southern Living features Liberty businesses

Three locally-owned and operated businesses were featured in a recent online article in Southern Living magazine, thanks to the efforts of Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) as the destination marketing organization for Liberty County.

March 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


ACLU weighs in on Bradwell Institute suspensions

The Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said a five-day suspension given to a Bradwell Institute student who participated in a March 2 walkout is unconstitutional.

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


Easter walk for shelter set for March 31 in Hinesville

Fridays were good for the Liberty Regional Homeless Shelter. They're betting Saturdays will be better.

March 10, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County school board races to be contested

For now, it appears every seat on the Liberty County school board up for election in 2018 will be contested.

March 10, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Susie Baker King Taylor 'ain't a stranger no more'

More than a century after her heroic acts, Liberty County legend Susie Baker King Taylor was inducted into the Georgia Women of Achievement hall of fame on Wednesday. The 27th annual event was held at Wesleyan College in Macon to honor the 2018 inductees.

March 10, 2018 | Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news


Fires destroy homes in Long County

Officials are investigating two home fires in Long County in as many days and one of them has already been labeled arson.

March 09, 2018 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County fire being investigated as arson

Authorities say a fire that burned a Long County home Thursday was intentionally set.

March 09, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Library lists March events

Here are Hinesville Library's March adult programs. They are all free and held at the library, 236 W. Memorial Drive

March 07, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Army CID offers $5,000 reward for information

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a person wanted for the October 2017 sexual assault of a soldier assigned to Fort Stewart.

March 07, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Blessing of the pets in Hinesville

Several furry friends received a blessing Saturday with donations benefiting the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6602 in Hinesville and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

March 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former Bradwell principal qualifies to run for school board chairman

The first surprise of the qualifying period for local government seats occurred Tuesday, when former Bradwell Institute Principal Scott Carrier qualified to run for chairman of the Liberty County Board of Education.

March 07, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway's Rep. Al Williams honored by Georgia Legislative Black Caucus

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, was recently named the Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus at the GLBC's annual Heritage Dinner.

March 07, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Deputy SPLOST fails to pass

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, talked about everything from broadband to deputy pay raises to AR-15s at a breakfast Tuesday.

April 11, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Fort Stewart garrison hosting Facebook town hall

Have questions about what's happening on post or with the 3rd Infantry Division?

April 11, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


THOSE WHO SERVED: Hal Behnke's love of aircraft led to top secret satellite mission

Editor's note: If you know a veteran who should be included in this series, please email Mark Swendra.

April 11, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Georgia Cities Week festivities set across Hinesville

Hinesville will be celebrating Georgia Cities Week April 22-28 with a variety of events throughout the week coordinated with this year's theme, "Georgia Cities ...

April 10, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville mayor to give State of the City at April luncheon

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown will be the guest speaker at the next Progress Through People Luncheon, set for noon April 26 at the Liberty County ...

April 09, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Idea for city public safety head nixed

The city of Hinesville will start the search for a new Police chief. The decision to open the vacancy for applicants came during a special ...

April 09, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Road funds animate commission meeting

Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette had to call for order several times Tuesday as commissioners discussed allocation of money for road improvements.

April 09, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Fire damages Hinesville home

A home caught fire Saturday on the 800 block of Ridgewood Way in Hinesville.

April 07, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Taco Bell, IHOP locations raise $320,000 for military families

The Armed Forces Families Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping military families, announced on Wednesday that a total of $323,684 was ...

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long commissioners meet with head of GDOT

Long County Commissioners Mike Riddle and Robert Parker met March 23 with Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry at the GDOT headquarters in Atlanta.

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Ribbon-cutting to celebrate new cardiology practice

Liberty Cardiology Associates, a medical practice of Liberty Regional Medical Center, has teamed up with St. Joseph's/Candler in Savannah to bring cardiology services ...

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Update: Victims names released

The remains of three people were found in a Gause Street home destroyed by fire Thursday night in Hinesville, authorities said.

April 06, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Body found in Hinesville home destroyed by fire

The remains of a person were found in a Gause Street home destroyed by fire Thursday night in Hinesville, authorities said.

April 06, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Hinesville gearing up for Georgia Cities Week

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau is collaborating with community partners and Hinesville city government to host several events during the ...

April 04, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


'Opinionated' teacher to return to classroom

A Bradwell Institute STAR teacher placed on administrative leave will return to work after spring break. BI literature teacher Marilyn Hampton confirmed she will be ...

April 04, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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