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Tempers flare during, after meeting

A June 21 meeting billed as a town hall for former members of the House of Prayer Christian Church nearly led to fistfights as tempers flared.

June 28, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Apartments set for homeless veterans

Not having a place to lay your head at night can turn your world upside down and the Hinesville Housing Authority wants to address this issue for homeless veterans.

June 28, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Lane closure on 84 in Hinesville tonight

Contractors for Georgia DOT will be adjusting manholes and asphaltic joints on US 84/SR 38 in Hinesville. This eastbound lane closure between Memorial Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is scheduled from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, weather permitting.

June 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Back to school rally set for July 8

The 19th annual Back to School Rally at Briar Bay Park in Riceboro is gearing up again for Saturday July 8.

June 27, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Helping young women learn the ropes

Dawn Baker, the Riceboro native, is no stranger to the region as a long-time anchor for WTOC news.

June 27, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Local news


Realty off the ‘off-limits’ list

The local real estate company Elaine Boggs Realty Group LLC is off the Army's off-limits list.

June 26, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


State of county is positive, officials say

The annual State of the County presentation Thursday by Liberty Commission Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown included a brief review of the past 12 months and projections for the future.

June 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr Senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville council votes to move money to Ameris Bank

Hinesville City Council voted 4-0 June 15 to switch its banking services from The Heritage Bank to Ameris Bank after what assistant city manager Kenneth Howard called "errors" in evaluating bank proposals.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


The wait is almost over

Editor's note: The editor messed up. The store grand opening is June 29. That's Thursday. Our Sunday paper says the grand opening is Wednesday. Wednesday is when the lline opens for those who want to be part of the first 100. The editor apologizes for the confusion.

June 24, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Search is on for burglar suspect

The Long County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man they believe is tied to a series of home invasions and burglaries.

June 23, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Update: child expected to recover after shooting

A child wounded by a handgun Thursday night is expected to make a full recovery, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said Friday.

June 23, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Fighting a war he cannot win

It was not a good week for state Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson).

June 22, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Local news


PetSmart in Hinesville robbed

PetSmart at the new Oglethorpe Square in Hinesville was robbed Thursday morning and the robber got away with undisclosed amount of money.

June 22, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Congratulations on Law Day event

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to express congratulations and thanks to the local judges, other elected officials and attorneys who spearheaded the recent observance of Law Day 2017 at the Long County Courthouse.

June 22, 2017 | Brian D. “Buck” Rogers President, State Bar of Georgia | Local news


More proof that you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

June 21, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Local news


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Historic committee working to keep county’s history legible

The Liberty County Cultural and Historic Resources Committee is continuing its campaign to clean historic markers throughout Liberty County.

August 08, 2017 | By Mark Swendra Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Blood donations urgently needed as summer ends

The American Red Cross is urging blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.

August 07, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Leadership class recuriting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2017-18 class of Leadership Liberty.

August 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Shooting suspect denied bond

Michael Cansler. who is accused of shooting three people in Hinesville Tuesday morning, was denied bond during a first appearance hearing before a magistrate at ...

August 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Fire damages Hinesville apartment

A fire in a Hinesville apartment complex heavily damaged a residence.

August 06, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Liberty goes back to school

Grey skies couldn't dampen the smiles on the faces of teachers and students starting the 2017-2018 school year in Liberty County Friday.

August 06, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County to back off taxing private housing on Fort Stewart

In a unanimous but non-binding resolution, the Liberty County Commission has apparently backed off an effort to collect taxes on private property on the Fort ...

August 06, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Susie Baker King Taylor's birthday celebrated today

A special birthday celebration will be held in honor of Susie Baker King Taylor, the Liberty County-born slave who escaped and went on to become ...

August 06, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Carters celebrate 70th anniversary today

Seventy Years Later and Still in Love

August 06, 2017 | Edith Anderson Special to the Courier | Local news


Update: Drowning in Liberty County

A man drowned late Saturday in a pond off Williams Road in Hinesville.

August 05, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Suspect in shootings turns himself in

Michael Cansler, 17, who was wanted in Tuesday's triple shooting at a Pineland Avenue home in Hinesville has turned himself into authorities.

August 05, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Birthday celebration Sunday for local historical figure

Happy 169th Birthday Susie Baker King Taylor.

August 04, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


City council proposal would remove mayor from manager decisions

The Hinesville City Council decided to further discuss amending a section of city code regarding the appointment and removal of its city manager during a ...

August 04, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Rotarians go to district meeting

Members of the Rotary Club of Hinesville went to Dublin along with 63 other Georgia clubs to attend the annual District 6920 Assembly meeting Saturday.

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


Proposed law would remove mayor from manager decision

The Hinesville City Council decided to further discuss amending a section of city code regarding the appointment and removal of its city manager during a ...

August 03, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


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