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Travel professionals tour Liberty

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau recently hosted a tour for Group Travel Leader Magazine, coordinated in conjunction with the Tourism Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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


Woman seriously injured in Walthourville accident

An accident Wednesday afternoon in Walthourville has left a woman seriously injured.

April 12, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond denied on murder charges

A Fort Stewart sergeant accused of a double murder was denied bond Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

April 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Art coming to the park

Art in the Park wants to bring culture to downtown Hinesville.

April 12, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Walk for good Friday

Community members will walk for a cause at the sixth annual Good Friday 7K Run/Walk for Shelter.

April 12, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Reese no show at tribunal

Former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese and his attorney were no shows at a tribunal hearing on his employment status Tuesday at the Liberty County Board of Education office.

April 12, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County administrator in running for Pierce County superintendent's job

Long County Schools Director of Support Services Scotty Hattaway is one of three finalists for the superintendent's job in Pierce County, the Blackshear Times is reporting. He was named as a finalist at Monday night's school board meeting.

April 12, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


FOX's American Grit has Liberty

FOX has released the trailer for season two of America Grit, much of which was filed in Liberty County, according to the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

April 11, 2017 | Special to the News Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond denied in double homicide

A Fort Stewart sergeant accused of a double murder was denied bond Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

April 10, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Lawmaker leans toward public vote on casinos

Lawmakers recently passed Georgia's fiscal 2018 budget of $24.9 billion, the "largest budget we've ever passed in Georgia" Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, told local leaders Thursday morning.

April 08, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County 'ratifies' $24,000 raise given in November

After a closed-door session with attorney Kelly Davis, Liberty County Commissioners voted unanimously - minus Commissioner Justin Frasier, who was not at Tuesday's meeting - to ratify a $24,000 increase in annual pay they gave County Administrator Joey Brown in November.

April 08, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


2012 fatal stabbing gets May trial date

A suspect, arrested for the July 2012 stabbing death of Johnny Williams Jr., may move to a jury trial in May.

April 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Art show, workshops in Darien

An art show and workshops at Darien's Ashantilly Center the last two Saturdays of this month will feature a former Liberty County High School teacher.

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


Work on 84 Monday-Tuesday could slow traffic

Georgia DOT will close two lanes for railroad crossing upgrades on Highway 84 in Allenhurst Monday and Tuesday.

April 07, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Update: Downed line caused woods fire

Officials say downed power line likely caused a Thursday fire that burned at least 10 acres off Macedonia Road in Long County.

April 07, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Change of command Monday on Fort Stewart

Fort Stewart and the 3rd Infantry Division will change leaders Monday, when outgoing Maj. Gen. Jim Rainey passes command of the unit to incoming commander ...

May 05, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Rotarians hear about student exchange program in the state

The Rotary Club of Hinesville hosted Susan Kleine of the Skidaway Club, Savannah, who shared information about GRSP.

May 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Cagle campaigns in area

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who announced his 2018 bid for governor Sunday, brought his campaign to Bryan County Wednesday afternoon.

May 04, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Local news


Hinesville becoming regional shopping destination

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown said the city is on its way to becoming a regional shopping destination, thanks in large part to the opening of ...

May 03, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Latest cleanup nets more than ton of trash

Hinesville resident Mina Hairston Martin said she's one of those people who is always picking up trash when she's out taking a walk.

May 03, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County to ask voters for SPLOST

The Long County Commission Tuesday decided to ask voters to approve a special purpose local option sales tax that could raise $3.5 million.

May 03, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


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