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Judge could let taxes be collected despite appeal

If a local superior court judge says its OK to send out of property tax bills at a Dec. 29 hearing, Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones plans to begin collecting taxes that same day.

December 18, 2016 | Tiffany King and Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


Judge rules LRMC in contempt of court over records dispute

The Hospital Authority of Liberty County and Liberty Regional Medical Center are in contempt of court after failing to produce documents requested Aug. 12, according to records in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts database.

December 18, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Club owners say they're making changes for safety's sake

Cream Sports Bar and Lounge is ready to make some changes, according to club owners Sheron Cobb and Calvin Wright.

December 17, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Hurricane survivor services outreach ends Friday

Gateway Behavioral Health was selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide community liaison services throughout the coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

December 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway proposes bonds to build new city hall

The city of Midway Monday took the first step toward financing a $1 million city hall complex it hopes to see completed in 2017.

December 15, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Appeal stalls mailing property tax bills

Liberty County property owners will be getting their tax bills late due to appeals from the company who owns the lease on more than $243 million worth of private property on Fort Stewart that was added to the county's tax digest for the first time in 2016.

December 14, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. and Tiffany King Courier writers | Local news


Deadline looms for hurricane help

The deadline to apply for federal assistance for losses or damages from Hurricane Matthew is Friday.

December 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


ESG hopes to stay behind the scenes

Scott Murphy said he wants his company to go unnoticed.

December 11, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Gambling could be source of revenue for cash-strapped state

Liberty County Commissioners received a legislative update Tuesday from state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, who told them of renewed interest in legalizing casino gambling in Georgia.

December 11, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville woman grazed by bullet

According to an incident report filed by Hinesville Patrolman Donald Nunnally, a Hinesville woman is lucky to be alive after being grazed by a bullet Wednesday

December 08, 2016 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Tv journalist and author meets mayor

Shaw visited the Hinesville Area Arts Council Gallery Dec. 1 to talk about her story in the book "Shift Happens" by Nikki Woods.

December 08, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Best floats in 2016 Christmas parade announced

On Tuesday, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the first and second place winners for best float in three categories from the 20th Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade.

December 07, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


When Sophia met Dolly

It's not every day that someone gets a chance to meet Dolly Parton, but Liberty County 4-H President Sophia Rodriguez did.

December 07, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Calling it a career

After proudly serving the community and the Hinesville Police Department for 41 years, Maj. Julian Hodges said he was ready to explore retirement and pursue a few hobbies.

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Christmas parade, events kick off local yuletide celebration

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Liberty County.

December 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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Churches burglarized

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he has a message for whoever's responsible for a series of recent church break-ins.

February 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond reduced in sex assault case

Former Long County High School Assistant Band Director Michael Loredo had his bond reduced to $35,000 on Thursday during a hearing before Long County ...

February 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Update: Shooting victim, suspect identified

The victim in Wednesday's shooting has been identified as Clyde A. Weeks, 19 of Hinesville. According to HPD Chief of Detectives Chris Reid, Weeks ...

February 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


1,000 bike ride helps Shriners help sick children, their families

The Alee Shriners Iron Knights plan to ride 1,000 miles in 24 hours for charity.

February 15, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County looks at countywide fire protection

The Liberty County commissioners devoted much of their planning session Monday to professional fire protection countywide.

February 15, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Long County ESPLOST renewal up for vote in March

Voters in Long County will soon be asked whether they want to renew a one cent sales tax for education to pay off debt from ...

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway moves closer to new city hall

Midway's City Council Monday took two more steps toward building a new city hall, a project they hope to complete this year.

February 15, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville named Tree City

The city of Hinesville was recently named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

February 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fire displaces Hinesville family

A Hinesville mother and her three children have been displaced following a fire which destroyed their Hollywood Drive home Monday afternoon.

February 13, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Coastal Manor crowns first beauty queen

Coastal Manor's first resident beauty pageant is in the books and Rosetta Fleming was crowned Ms. Coastal Manor on Friday.

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


Commissioners hear about proposed transportation tax

The Liberty County Commission is studying House Bill 134, a measure that would allow a single county to hold its own referendum to implement a ...

February 13, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Long County to hire administrator

Members of the Long County Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday to hire a county administrator and signed a resolution that could lead to stagger terms of ...

February 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Ossabaw Foundation names director emeritus

OSSABAW ISLAND - Dr. Paul M. Pressly has been named director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance by the Ossabaw Island Foundation Board of Trustees.

February 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


'Hatchet man of Hinesville' arrested again

Five months after being released from a 20 year prison sentence on an assault conviction, Calvin Leon Nelson was arrested this week in Long County ...

February 10, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCDA OKs temporary offices for growing industry in Tradeport East

Continued expansion of an industry in the Liberty County Development Authority's Tradeport East Business Park has led the authority to approve temporary modular buildings ...

February 09, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


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