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The angels among us

Over the past 20 years I've come across hundreds of people in my work. I've met governors, actors, presidential press secretaries, congressmen, generals and privates.

June 08, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Free workshop on film industry work

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is inviting the public to attend a free workshop on how to become a vendor for the burgeoning film industry in Liberty County. The workshop will take place on Monday, June 19 from 3-4 p.m. in the LCCVB offices located at 208 East Court Street in downtown Hinesville.

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


Peanut butter sticks community together

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are becoming a summer tradition in Hinesville, thanks to the community's generosity and the dedication of several organizations.

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


Long comissioners approve continuing budget resolution

Long County will continue to operate past the end the month under a continuing budget resolution passed by the commissioners in a split vote Tuesday.

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


Hurricane season is back

There used to be a sense the Georgia coast was somehow hurricane-proof.

June 07, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Long County nabs wanted felon

The Long County Sheriff's Office nabbed a wanted felon after the man fled on foot during an attempted traffic stop.

June 07, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


School lawsuit set for August

A tentative trial date in the lawsuit filed by former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is set for Aug. 17, according to public records in the Liberty County Clerk of courts office.

June 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Is this your property?

You may own a piece of property and not even know it.

June 07, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Scott to run for BoE chairman?

Liberty County Board of Education member Marcus Scott IV has unofficially thrown his name in the hat for the Liberty County Board of Education's chairman position.

June 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


$800 a day for interim school superintendent

Dr. Franklin Perry has taken the job of interim superintendent for the Liberty County School System Thursday June 1.

June 04, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Three indicted in U.S. marshal's slaying

A Long County grand jury met this week and handed down indictments against three people involved in the death of U.S. Marshal Patrick Thomas Carothers. The incident ocurred in Long County in November.

June 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


More questions than answers in city manager's suspension

There are still more questions than answers regarding Thursday's sudden suspension of Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards.

June 04, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards suspended

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards was suspended for two weeks without pay by a 3-1 vote of council members Thursday after Mayor Allen Brown reportedly walked out of an executive session.

June 01, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Protecting heritage

The city of Flemington wants to protect its live oaks.

May 31, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty "Proud and Healthy"

Liberty County residents are invited to the First Friday 5K Fun Run/Walk, a Liberty Proud and Healthy committee initiative.

May 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


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Regional leadership class has 2 Liberty representatives

Two Liberty County representatives are among the 28 graduates of the 2017 class of Leadership Southeast Georgia.

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


Real estate fraud allegations leveled at church leaders

Several former members of House of Prayer Christian Church, now called A Place of Prayer, allege that many high ranking church members and church founder ...

July 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Drowning in Long County under investigation

Authorities are on the scene of what appears to be a drowning in Long County near the Altamaha River.

July 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Fire in Long County leaves seven without home

A fire Friday in a Long County mobile home park has left seven people without a home while four firefighters had to be treated for ...

July 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long EMA meets leaders

Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Georgia National Guard leaders visited the Long County EMA office on June 28.

July 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


WTOC's Jody Chapin retiring

Editor's note: Longtime WTOC TV anchor Jody Chapin is retiring, it was announced Thursday. Here's the press release from WTOC:

July 13, 2017 | Special to the News | Local news


Hinesville veteran housing program ready to show a unit

The Hinesville Housing Authority plans to show off one of the units in its Veterans Hand-N-Hand Project Monday and is asking for donations to make ...

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


Barge added at Reef SAV

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed a deck barge as the latest addition to Artificial Reef SAV ...

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


City attorney heads GMA legal group

Hinesville City Attorney Linnie L. Darden III was elected president of the Georgia Municipal Association City Attorney Section at the recent GMA Convention.

July 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Traffic stop ends in huge drug bust

A traffic stop on Dunlevie Road around 1:30 am Sunday lead police on a short chase and a huge drug bust.

July 12, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


City hall project goes forward

Midway aims to ceremonially break ground for its new city hall/multipurpose building by next month.

July 12, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Homeless students focus of clothing drive by group

More than 350 homeless students attended public schools in Liberty and Long counties last year, according to the Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Back to School Rally features song, prayer

Large oak trees provided much needed shade at the 19th Annual Back to School Rally at Briar Bay Park.

July 12, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Sheriff gets $20K annual pay raise

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes will get an annual pay raise of $20,125 after county commissioners voted Thursday to approve a monthly supplement of ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Motorist killed in Long County

A motorist was killed in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in Long County.

July 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


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