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Ga. Supreme Court rejects non-citizens' quest for in-state tuition

In a ruling Monday by the Supreme Court of Georgia, college students who are not U.S. citizens lost their appeal of a Georgia Court of Appeals decision upholding the dismissal of their lawsuit by a Fulton County judge. The students had asked the high court to rule that they are entitled to cheaper in-state tuition at Georgia's colleges and universities.

February 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Presidential primary deadline today

The last day to register to vote in Georgia's presidential preference primaries is today.

February 01, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge David Cavender retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Liberty County Superior Court Chief Judge David Cavender retired Jan. 27. His last name was misspelled in a front-page article in Sunday's edition. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former Ludowici mayor Myrtice Warren dies

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren, 88, died Wednesday after an extended illness. Warren was pronounced dead just a little before noon at Golden Living Center in Jesup, where she resided.

January 28, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Hinesville native to speak at Brunswick AME church

Hinesville native Jacquelyn Lovette Burley will serve as the Annual Day speaker for the Rachel Hill Women's Missionary Society at St. Paul AME Church, 1520 Wolfe St. in Brunswick.

January 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


New Wal-Mart grocery store opens

"Hey! Guys, you know it's time to shop!" yelled cheerleaders from Lewis Frasier Middle School during the grand opening of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on East Gen. Stewart Way in Hinesville Wednesday morning.

January 27, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Supporters gather in downtown Hinesville for a Bernie Sanders event

With the Feb. 1 deadline for people to register to vote in Georgia's presidential preference primary fast approaching, Liberty County for Bernie Sanders held a gathering Saturday at Uncommon Grounds in downtown Hinesville.

January 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Approve borrow pit, Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission says

A petition to rezone land for a borrow pit that has drawn opposition from neighbors was unanimously recommended for approval by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

January 26, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Senator supports interstate projects

ATLANTA - Sen. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, supports the transportation projects on Interstates 95 and 16 near Savannah that were recently announced by Gov. Nathan Deal.

January 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Williams hosts Capitol convocation

ATLANTA - State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, hosted the annual Eugene C. Tillman Sr. Memorial Prayer Convocation Jan. 10.

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County resident want more access to wildlife areas

ATLANTA - State Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, recently petitioned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to expand access to wildlife management areas in Long County.

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LRMC encourages mothers to carry babies to term

At 39 weeks' gestation, babies in the womb are considered to be fully developed. However, mothers across the country are delivering babies before that critical time.

January 23, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


County Commissioners hold planning workshop

Liberty County Board Commissioners discussed important policies and decisions that will have to be finalized soon during their planning workshop earlier today at the MidCoast Regional Airport.

January 22, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Shriners kick off new year

The Hinesville-Fort Stewart Shrine Club recently installed its 2016 officers.

January 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Carter visits LRMC, talks health care with physicians

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., visited Liberty Regional Medical Center on Tuesday morning to discuss health-care issues with the hospital staff and physicians.

January 19, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Two men busted for crime spree

The Hinesville Police Department arrested Kenya Scott and Daniel Turner for their alleged roles in a series of business burglaries between July 23 and 25.

August 09, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Council members urge respect for assistant city manager

The Hinesville City Council took no action after reconvening a called meeting following a closed session Monday to discuss two personnel items, one of which ...

August 09, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier | Local news


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


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