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Ameris Bank says there was no impropriety in bid process

James Rogers, market president of Ameris Bank in Hinesville, said the bank obeyed the letter of the law and Liberty County School Board policy when it submitted a sealed bid to provide banking services for the Liberty County School System.

February 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Contract for highway work on Stewart approved

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation has contracted three projects in Senate District 19, according to Sen. Blake Tillery, R–Vidalia, whose district covers all or parts of Appling, Liberty, Long and Wheeler counties.

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Water pressure on Airport Road lowered

Water customers near Airport Road will have lower water pressure due to renovations.

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Detour in Walthourville this weekend

At the request of CSX Railroad, the Georgia DOT is planning a three-day road closure in conjunction with railroad crossing improvements on Highway 119 in Walthourville.

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Re-entry group needs more housing

The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition is seeking reentry housing partners to help them serve recently released and paroled prisoners who return to the Liberty County area.

February 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Man pays $460 restitution in dog case

The man who took responsibility for an accident that killed a family's pet dog in December has paid restitution.

February 05, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Pete is one popular cat

"The moral of Pete's story is no matter what you step in you just keep walking along and singing your song because it's all good."

February 05, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Schools' finance officer threatens lawsuit

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee is being threatened with a lawsuit by the system's chief financial officer, Roger Reese, according to a letter from Reese's attorney sent to school board members.

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


Authorities find missing man

UPDATE: Larry "Tony" Thompson has been located unharmed. He is safe and back with family.

February 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Microplastics could be major concern along coast

In recent years, the public has become attuned to the problem of trash in the ocean, especially plastic, as images of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch have spread through media and the Internet. Now, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Jay Brandes is leading a team investigating another issue closer to home on the Georgia coast: microplastics.

February 03, 2017 | By Michael Sullivan Special to the Courier | Local news


City Council amends part of zoning ordinance

The Hinesville City Council approved amending the city's zoning ordinance relating to nonconforming uses and structures.

February 02, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Police get boy out of tree

Showing there is much more to their jobs than just chasing bad guys, Hinesville Police Officers rescued a young boy stuck in a tree Thursday afternoon.

February 02, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Police seek suspects in troubling case

The Hinesville Police Department is seeking out the suspect or suspects responsible for entering and vandalizing the vehicle of a Hinesville man Sunday.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


It'll be a small and busy world Saturday in Hinesville

Get your passport ready for the Small World Festival coming to Bryant Commons on Saturday.

February 01, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


BoE, superintendent to part ways June 30

The Liberty County Board of Education voted 7-0 Tuesday to not renew Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee's contract when it ends June 30.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Area roads to avoid this week

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues work on construction and maintenance projects. Closure schedule may change due to weather or other factors.

April 12, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway moves to fix potholes, adds police car

The Midway City Council Monday moved ahead to solve two long-standing infrastructure problems and acquire a new police car.

April 11, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Grant to provide breast health screenings in Liberty, Long

Diversity Health Center's Healthy Outreach Prevention Education (HOPE) Project was awarded $50,000 March 29 from the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia to target ...

April 11, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Victims in burned house formally ID'd

The Hinesville Fire Department confirmed Tuesday the identities of three people found in a Gause Street home destroyed in an April 5 fire.

April 11, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Deputy SPLOST fails to pass

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, talked about everything from broadband to deputy pay raises to AR-15s at a breakfast Tuesday.

April 11, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Fort Stewart garrison hosting Facebook town hall

Have questions about what's happening on post or with the 3rd Infantry Division?

April 11, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


THOSE WHO SERVED: Hal Behnke's love of aircraft led to top secret satellite mission

Editor's note: If you know a veteran who should be included in this series, please email Mark Swendra.

April 11, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Georgia Cities Week festivities set across Hinesville

Hinesville will be celebrating Georgia Cities Week April 22-28 with a variety of events throughout the week coordinated with this year's theme, "Georgia Cities ...

April 10, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville mayor to give State of the City at April luncheon

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown will be the guest speaker at the next Progress Through People Luncheon, set for noon April 26 at the Liberty County ...

April 09, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Idea for city public safety head nixed

The city of Hinesville will start the search for a new Police chief. The decision to open the vacancy for applicants came during a special ...

April 09, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Road funds animate commission meeting

Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette had to call for order several times Tuesday as commissioners discussed allocation of money for road improvements.

April 09, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Fire damages Hinesville home

A home caught fire Saturday on the 800 block of Ridgewood Way in Hinesville.

April 07, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Taco Bell, IHOP locations raise $320,000 for military families

The Armed Forces Families Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping military families, announced on Wednesday that a total of $323,684 was ...

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long commissioners meet with head of GDOT

Long County Commissioners Mike Riddle and Robert Parker met March 23 with Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry at the GDOT headquarters in Atlanta.

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Ribbon-cutting to celebrate new cardiology practice

Liberty Cardiology Associates, a medical practice of Liberty Regional Medical Center, has teamed up with St. Joseph's/Candler in Savannah to bring cardiology services ...

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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