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Political forums set for Tuesday

Voters will get a chance to hear from several of the candidates themselves during political forums next week in both Liberty and Long counties, thanks to the Liberty County Branch of the NAACP and the Long County Chamber of Commerce.

October 02, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Hundreds gather to pay tribute to former sheriff

Hundreds came out to say their final goodbyes to a man they considered a stalwart champion of the Liberty County community. Robert Vernon "Bobby" Sikes was laid to rest Thursday after passing away Monday morning surrounded by family at Hospice Savannah.

October 02, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


KLB cleanup has impact on St. Catherine's beach

Keep Liberty Beautiful board member Willie Cato remembers when the beach on St. Catherine's Island was a party spot for those lucky enough to have a boat or access to one.

September 30, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Cell phone turns in suspect

What's commonly referred to as a "butt dial" reportedly helped local police catch a teen who is suspected of going through unlocked cars.

September 30, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man sought in Chatham drug bust believed to be in Hinesvlle

A Savannah man reportedly living in the Hinesville area is wanted by the Chatham-Savannah Narcotics Team for his alleged role in what authorities are calling a "large drug operation" responsible for trafficking drugs in Chatham County.

September 29, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Commission chairman being challenged

While much of the country's collective focus is on the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, there are a handful of contested races of local importance going on in Liberty County. As a result, candidates seeking to represent residents as county commission chairman, District 4 commissioner and sheriff are asking for your vote.

September 28, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Pedestrian struck by car dies

A pedestrian hit by a car while crossing East Oglethorpe Highway on Tuesday night has died, according to Hinesville police.

September 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Former Long County fire chief laid to rest

Former Ludowici and Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman was laid to rest in the town he served Sept. 17.

September 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Donations to hospital may earn tax credits

Under a new law, during the next three years, taxpayers who donate to Liberty Regional Medical Center may be eligible for a tax credit on their Georgia income taxes.

September 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Former Sheriff RV Sikes, obituary

September 26, 2016 | Stephanie Anderson | Local news


Former sheriff Bobby Sikes dies

Former Liberty County Sheriff Robert Vernon "Bobby" Sikes passed away early Monday morning, according to a family announcement on Facebook.

September 26, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Six injured in two-car collision

A two-car crash Saturday night in Hinesville sent four adults and two children to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

September 26, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Arrest made in Long County fire

An arrest has been made in the aftermath of a Sunday fire that destroyed a mobile home on Harry Porters Heirs Road in Long County, displacing a family of three.

September 26, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Developer redrawing Flemington proposal

One man's quest to develop a subdivision off Old Savannah Road in Flemington came back Tuesday before the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

September 25, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Part of 84 to close in Walthourville for week

A lane on Highway 84 will be closed daily Monday through Friday for road work at a new convenience store, the Georgia DOT announced Saturday.

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


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Marshal killed in Long County identified

A press release issued by the U.S. Marshals Service Office of Public Affairs, has identified the marshal shot early this morning in Long County.

November 18, 2016 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Possible shooting reported in Long County

A U.S. Federal Marshal may have been fatally shot this morning in Long County while serving an arrest warrant.

November 18, 2016 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Parade on Dec. 2, Christmas in Park set Dec. 3

December kicks off in downtown Hinesville with two Christmas events sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau.

November 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway looking at new city hall

Midway City Council began working on a budget Monday for 2017; one big ticket item is $1 million for a new Midway City Hall.

November 16, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City to host Thanksgiving service

Hinesville officials didn't have to look too far to find a theme for the city's 14th annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Program on Sunday ...

November 16, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Nursing home resident participant in election

Election turnout figures include not only people who went to polling places on election day or voted early, but also residents of nursing homes like ...

November 14, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Ready to move forward

By Tiffany King

November 13, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Veterans have their day

Spectators young and old lined the street for Liberty County's annual Veterans Day parade swung down South Main Street in Hinesville.

November 13, 2016 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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