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Pop & Read at Stafford Pavillion

The conventional storytime is getting more interactive and Liberty County's youngest residents are invited to the first of a new literacy program that one local woman said is needed.

January 18, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Update: Soldier charged, officers on administrative leave after shots fired in incident

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his 2011 Nissan Pathfinder after he allegedly nearly hit an officer while driving away from a traffic stop.

January 18, 2017 | Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Long's new senator takes oath of office

ATLANTA - Sen. Blake Tillery, R-Vidalia, was sworn into office as a Georgia senator by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel in a ceremony at the State Capitol on Monday.

January 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoE to look at charter bus expenses

The Board of Education has decided to take a closer look at the charter buses hired for student travel.

January 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Police fire shots at car after driver tries to flee traffic stop

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his vehicle after he allegedly nearly hit an officer while driving away from a traffic stop.

January 16, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Case laid out for taxing privat property on post

Liberty County's Board of Assessors displayed a Department of the Army-state of Georgia agreement saying that the state has jurisdiction over taxation of private property on Fort Stewart at the assessors January meeting.

January 16, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Governor delivers State of State

Editor's note: Gov. Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State Address to the General Assembly Wednesday. He used Johnny Mercer's song, "Accentuate the Positive" as a theme. Here is an version that has been edited for length:

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


Second Harvest in Long County on Friday

St. Thomas Baptist Church on Highway 301 in Long County is distributing free food to residents in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the church.

January 12, 2017 | Carolyn Leonard For the Coastal Courier | Local news


Clarktown Road to close for railroad work

Clarktown Road in Bryan County will be closed from Jan. 17 through Jan. 19 for repairs at the railroad crossing, according to county officials.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Burnsed honored at reception

Jimmy Burnsed often said he saw his role as chairman of the Bryan County Commission as that of a consensus builder who hated the word compromise, but wanted everyone on board.

January 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County postpones vote on 'cluster' ordinance for subdivisions

If new Bryan County Commission Chairman Carter Infinger thought his first meeting as chairman was going to go smoothly, he was probably surprised.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Cold can’t keep ’em away

It was very cold Saturday, the day of the annual Long County Martin Luther King Parade, but residents showed up to support his memory and the cause.

January 12, 2017 | By Carolyn Leonard Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


GSU merger approved

Today, the Board of Regents approved Chancellor Steve Wrigley's recommendation for two consolidations within the University System of Georgia: Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University, and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and Bainbridge State College. The two new institutions, respectively, will be named Georgia Southern University, to be led by President Jaimie Hebert, and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, to be led by President David Bridges.

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


Area regent reportedly leaning toward merger of Armstrong and GSU

UPDATE: The merger of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University has been approved.

January 11, 2017 | By Al Hackle ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local news


Group moves forward on affordable housing for workers

A group pushing for more affordable workforce housing wants to build some in Riceboro and Midway.

January 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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1,000 bike ride helps Shriners help sick children, their families

The Alee Shriners Iron Knights plan to ride 1,000 miles in 24 hours for charity.

February 15, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County looks at countywide fire protection

The Liberty County commissioners devoted much of their planning session Monday to professional fire protection countywide.

February 15, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


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


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