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Sunbury ramp to reopen soon

The Sunbury boat ramp is expected to reopen soon.

October 11, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville earns honors for financial reports

The city of Hinesville has received a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2016.

October 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Soldier killed on Fort Stewart had deployed four times

The identity of the soldier killed in Monday's traffic accident has been released by Fort Stewart officials.

October 10, 2017 | Staff report/special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Georgia State Patrol investigating fatality on 95

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident on interstate 95 at mile marker 74 northbound.

October 10, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Virtual Reality Comes to The Coastal Courier

Hi Everyone. In addition to the regular videos we have on our site, we are now making videos that use virtual reality technology. For the full experience you can use a Google Cardboard headset, Samsung GearVR, Sony Playstation VR, or HTC Vive, or Oculus Rift. If you don't have a headset, these videos do move around on your phone or tablet.

October 09, 2017 | Lawrence Dorsey | Local news


Ricefest deadlines near

The city of Riceboro will celebrate its 11th annual RiceFest from Nov. 4-11. Festival will include food, music and history of the Gullah/Geechee people whose ancestors once worked on rice plantations in Liberty County.

October 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Health department offering flu shots now

The Liberty County Health Department has injectable flu vaccine available.

October 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Tax exemptions cost Liberty $250 million

Taxes were at the forefront at the Oct. 3 Liberty County Commission meeting with presentations by Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones and the chief tax assessor, Glenda Roberts.

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


Raise approved for interim city manager

After reconvening from an executive session Thursday to discuss personnel, the Hinesville City Council unanimously approved raise of close to $12,000 for Interim City Manager Ken Howard.

October 08, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


BI suffers first loss of season

Surprising Bradwell Institute fell 64-21 to Brunswick on Friday night at Glynn County Stadium in the Tigers' Region 2-AAAAAA opener. The loss is the Tigers' first of the season. Bradwell is 6-1 overall and 0-1 in Region 2-AAAAAA.

October 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Planners recommend action to accommodate commercial growth

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commissioner recommended rezoning 4.35 acres for a gas station convenience store and retail center between Oglethorpe Highway and South Main Street.

October 05, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


'Hell Fire and Glory' showing Saturday

HINESVILLE, GA. – The Hinesville Area Arts Council (HAAC) is pleased to announce their participation in the free viewing of Hell Fire & Glory, a documentary by Shugalene Productions.

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


Recovery continues statewide

It's been three weeks since Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida and much of Georgia. Recovery efforts are ongoing. Here is the latest information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


FEMA to close Midway recovery center Saturday

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – The Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closing the Liberty/McIntosh Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Midway this Saturday. The agencies are adjusting hours of operation for remaining centers beginning Sunday.

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


Council asks changes in budget proposals

Hinesville City Council Members discussed a proposed $36.8 million total budget for fiscal year 2018 during a 3-hour workshop last week. The council requested staff make several changes and provide them additional data before a vote on the final budget in October. The budget process began in April, with each department presenting a detailed, line-item budget.

October 04, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Long commissioners avoid legal fight

A potential lawsuit between the Long County Commission and the county's constitutional officers has been averted. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to rescind a provision ...

November 12, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Removing the mayor from the mix?

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing ...

November 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


'A place of pride'

The ribbon was cut on the memorial Saturday by members of the Veterans Memorial Walk committee, Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, local officials, veteran and Army ...

November 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


City spends $11,000 on lawyers during Edwards issue

Hinesville spent a little more than $11,000 on lawyers to deal with the aftermath of city council's 3-1 vote in June to suspend ...

November 08, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


For Chaffee, service a family tradition

VIDEO: See Sgt. Maj. Adna Chaffee IV as he speaks passionately about how Vietnam Veterans are being recognized today for their service.

November 08, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Clancy wins Midway mayor's seat

Levern Clancy Jr., is the new mayor of Midway.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


SPLOST renewed in Long County, Parker wins District 5 seat

Long County voters renewed SPLOST and elected Robert Parker to fill the District 5 county commission seat vacated by Bobby Walker earlier this year.

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville council appears set to limit mayor involvement in city manager issues

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing ...

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Tomorrow is Election Day

Tuesday is Election Day. There are two municipal elections in Liberty County. In Long County there is a district five commission seat to decide and ...

November 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


WOW Mobile Health Vehicle Offers Mammograms

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: October 31, 2017 – Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to provide access to quality mammography in Glynn County and rural areas of Southeast ...

November 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Library merger will bring changes for customers

Liberty County library users will gain free access to 10 million books and other items statewide when the three-county Live Oak Public Library joins the ...

November 05, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


HPD looking for suspect in alleged rape

Hinesvlle police are looking for a man suspected of a rape, according to a press release.

November 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Attorney general tours Hinesville

Georgia's Attorney General Chris Carr briefly visited Hinesville last week. The current AG was in Savannah, and stopped in Hinesville afterward.

November 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Council paves way for more homes, restaurant

Eighty-five new homes and a new sit-down restaurant were among items approved at Thursday's regular Hinesville City Council meeting.

November 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


RiceFest kicks off Saturday

The city of Riceboro's annual RiceFest celebration starts Saturday.

November 01, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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