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Coroner honored by state association

Liberty County Coroner Reginald L. Pierce Sr. was named Coroner of the Year by the Georgia Coroners Association at its annual conference Sunday and Monday in Macon.

September 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Man accidentally run over by tractor-trailer

A man picked an inopportune time and location for his afternoon nap.

September 14, 2015 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Local news


United Way kicks off campaign

The Bradwell Institute Marching Band ignited the Liberty County Board of Education Office lobby, blaring out "Uptown Funk" as people gathered for the 2015 United Way of the Coastal Empire – Liberty Branch Kickoff campaign rally and awards ceremony Thursday evening.

September 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


New Long County fire chief abruptly resigns

After only three weeks at the helm, Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Mark Deverger resigned Friday, citing lack of support from his department.

September 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Fort McAllister to host Kids' Crabbing Tourney

The sixth annual Kids' Crabbing Tourney, presented by Salt Cured, will be held Saturday at Fort McAllister Marina.

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


Kinder Morgan officials explain planned Palmetto Pipeline

About 20 people peppered three Kinder Morgan representatives with questions Saturday in Midway about the Texas oil company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline, which would stretch for 360 miles from Belton, South Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida.

September 08, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Wayne Memorial Hospital hosting blood drive

JESUP - Wayne Memorial Hospital will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the bloodmobile located in the parking lot.

September 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Longtime educator, Neloweze Cooper dies

September 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


City rezones along Tarver Street

The Hinesville City Council approved the rezoning of a Tarver Street property and discussed the removal of campaign signs during its regular meeting Thursday.

September 08, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Port work expected to increase truck traffic

With the end of this year fast approaching and the widening of the Panama Canal's expected completion, Liberty County officials have plans under way to handle anticipated increased truck traffic through their county.

September 08, 2015 | By Dollie Gull-Goldman Correspondent | Local news


Dog business request amended to get OK

The Howlin' Happy K9 Services & Training, a home-based dog-service business, was approved by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners.

September 08, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Coalition hears of felons' challenges

Finding a job and housing are two major challenges for people seeking to re-integrate into society after being released from prison.

September 06, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Lawmaker doesn't expect gas tax hike

Congress has been on vacation for the last month, but get ready for a blitz of activity when the House and Senate reconvene this week on Capitol Hill.

September 05, 2015 | By Jason Wermers | Local news


Five running to be Hinesville mayor

Hinesville is set to have the most-active local election season, with qualifying producing contested races for all but one City Council seat and five candidates qualifying for mayor.

September 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


City Council approves zoning change

The Hinesville City Council met this afternoon and discussed the following business:

September 03, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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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


Escaped Putnam County inmates sought

A statewide manhunt is under way for two escaped inmates authorities say shot and killed two correctional officers earlier today.

June 13, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Public clinic asks help to expand

Diversity Health Center has announced it will build a new facility at its Fraser Drive site and needs the help of the community to build ...

June 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County eyes $30 million budget

Liberty County commissioners plan to approve an almost $30 million budget at their mid-month meeting Thursday.

June 11, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Candidate focuses on jobs, education

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says he's ready to be Georgia's next governor.

June 10, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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