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Early voting underway in Hinesville runoff elections

Voters who would like to cast their ballots in the runoff elections for Hinesville mayor and the District 3 City Council seat may now do so.

November 13, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Advocate asks Long County to help feed senior citizens

Long County commissioners were asked last week to help provide more meals to senior citizens in the county.

November 13, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Spaceport Camden gains Coastal Regional Commission support

RICHMOND HILL - Support for building a spaceport similar to the one in Cape Canaveral, Florida, is increasing, as government leaders comprising the Coastal Regional Commission Council approved a resolution endorsing Spaceport Camden during a meeting Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

November 12, 2015 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


Hinesville City Council recognizes resident for help in arresting robbery suspect

Mayor Jim Thomas and Hinesville City Council members recognized a resident who assisted in the capture of a suspected armed robber.

November 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Ground broken on Hinesville's Veterans Memorial Walk

Hinesville and Liberty County community and military leaders broke ground on the future Veterans Memorial Walk on Saturday morning at Bryant Commons before the start of the third annual Veterans Salute.

November 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Stonehenge Drive in Hinesville to close for 8 days

In conjunction with the 3.3-mile-long widening of Highway 119 in Liberty County, the contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled the temporary closure of Stonehenge Drive at Highway 119 starting Thursday and continuing through Friday, Nov. 20.

November 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville election heads into runoff

Hinesville voters have another chance to show their support for their favorite mayoral and council candidates as two races head into runoff elections.

November 07, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Two incumbents unseated in Walthourville

Daisy Pray will serve as mayor once again for the city of Walthourville. Pray defeated her challenger, Carrie K. Anderson, 237 votes (65.5 percent) to 125 (34.5 percent).

November 07, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Housing team gets update on statewide trends

Members of Liberty County's housing-initiative team attended the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing retreat, held Sept. 22-24 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center.

November 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


'Web of Life' exhibit opens in Hinesville art gallery

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Samantha Lake is one of the artists whose work is part of the "Web of Life" exhibit this month at the Hinesville Area Arts Council gallery. The name was incorrectly listed as Steve Lake in an article on page 9A Sunday. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

November 06, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville west residents hear of plan

On Oct. 19, residents on the western side of Hinesville gathered at the Savannah Technical College Liberty Campus to hear the final presentation on what they hope the future use of that area will look like.

November 03, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


BoE may hike property tax rate to maintain revenue

The Liberty County Board of Education will consider increasing the millage rate for the school district to maintain both the level of federal funds received and property tax revenue.

November 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Polls open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday

Early voting in municipal elections ended Friday. Election Day is Tuesday and is the last chance for registered voters to decide on mayoral and city-council candidates.

November 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


Candidates release campaign finance reports

Before voters head to the polls Tuesday, candidates for Hinesville mayor and City Council have been busy advertising and raising money for their campaign.

November 02, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Affordable Care Act enrollment begins Sunday

Federal health officials are predicting little growth in sign-ups as year three of open enrollment for the health-insurance exchanges begins Sunday.

October 29, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Local news


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Alleged child rapist pleads not guilty

A man charged with raping and sodomizing a young girl over a 20-month period pleaded not guilty Monday in court.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Veterans United gives $50,000 to nonprofits

The Hinesville Branch of Veterans United Home Loans surprised five local non-profits this past week as they distributed checks for $10,000 to each organization.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


$78 million in bonds approved for Interstate Paper

The Liberty County Development Authority has approved issuance of $78 million in bonds to pay for improvements at Interstate Paper, one of the area's ...

June 18, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


New riverkeeper being recruited

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper Board of Directors is seeking a new riverkeeper and executive director to replace Emily Markesteyn Kurilla, who recently stepped down after six ...

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


Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy injured while making drug arrest

A Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy was injured Friday while trying to arrest a Hinesville man on an outstanding drug warrant.

June 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Edwards back

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards returned to work at City Hall on Friday.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Food guide serves up Liberty

Two local restaurants, the Rusty Pig and Margie's Southern Cooking, are featured in the 2017 Georgia culinary guide, Georgia Eats, according to the Liberty ...

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


State vet warns of dog flu

ATLANTA - Georgia State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb confirms an increase in the prevalence of canine respiratory disease found in dogs associated with dog shows.

June 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Attorney on State Bar board

JEKYLL ISLAND - Carl R. Varnedoe of Jones Osteen and Jones in Hinesville was re-elected to the board of governors of the 49,000-member State Bar ...

June 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Covering the president isn't all fun and games

One of the most coveted jobs in the news business is covering the president of the United States.

June 15, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Celebrating Juneteenth

Celebration and education are the goals when locals parade downtown Hinesville June 17 for a holiday that organizers say is just as important as Fourth ...

June 15, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Friends, Family BBQ Saturday called a success

Organizers of the first Friends and Family Bar-B-Que at the Riceboro Youth Center Saturday say it was a success. It was hosted by Juan Stevens

June 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Clerical error makes Chamber ‘for profit’

The Georgia Secretary of State's office has issued a certificate that the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Inc., is a domestic non-profit corporation and ...

June 14, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


‘Dump the pump’ Thursday

Looking for a free ride?

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Church draws focus of activist

Bobby Worthy apparently isn't one to keep quiet if he thinks civil liberties are being violated.

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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