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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 to house offices for Arconic.

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


Coast Guard rescues fishing boat crew off St. Catherine's

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen Tuesday after the fishing vessel they were on caught fire 1 mile east of St. Catherines Island, Georgia.Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call from a crew member aboard the fishing vessel Sea Puppy at 3:16 p.m. who stated their boat was on fire and taking on water. A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 29-foot Response Boat - Small boat crew and an Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew launched at approximately 3:25 p.m. The Dolphin crew arrived on scene at 4:30 p ...

February 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


City amends zoning rule to carry over 'grandfathered' uses

Hinesville properties that have been grandfathered in can now keep their zoning when sold, thanks to an amendment of the city's zoning ordinances.

February 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Historian inspired by Liberty-born escaped slave turned activist

"I am a champion of Susie King Taylor."

February 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Storm spotters keep NWS updated

Some Liberty County residents got a head start on Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which started Monday.

February 08, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Banker: Bids to LCSS were proper

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 bid to provide banking services for the Liberty County School System.

February 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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


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‘State of the City’ address on April 27

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon on April 27 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


'I want to do everything'

Beverly Milton, this "Hi, Mom," is for you.

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Get ready for Earth Day

There are simple things you can do every day to make the Earth a better place and you can learn how at the 11th Annual ...

April 19, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Soldiers nabbed in drug busts

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Fort Stewart soldier on drug trafficking charges, according to Maj. Jeff Hein of the LCSO Drug ...

April 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Army announces drug busts on post

Fort Stewart announced the apprehension Tuesday morning on post of several soldiers on drug charges by local and military law enforcement officers.

April 18, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Visitors bureau wins statewide promotions contest

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has won the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus Best Ideas Competition for Best Digital Campaign with ...

April 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Bond denied for co-defendant in double murder

The co-defendant in the double-homicide of two Fort Stewart soldiers was denied bond in court Monday.

April 17, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Riceboro councilman honored for training

Riceboro City Councilman David Miller has received a certificate of distinction from the Georgia Municipal Association for completing more than 50 courses offered by GMA ...

April 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Deal guest at annual cops cookout

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was the special guest at the annual law enforcement appreciation cookout Thursday evening.

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


School system finance in a precarious situation, attorney says

Liberty County School System bookkeeping records are in disarray, according to testimony by a school system employee and an independent financial auditor.

April 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Reese sues LCSS, Lee

Former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese has filed a lawsuit against LCSS Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee and the school system in ...

April 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Settlement with Long County developer announced

The Justice Department announced Friday it had reached an agreement with a Long County developer over "unauthorized" discharges into U.S. Waters. Here's what ...

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


Travel professionals tour Liberty

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau recently hosted a tour for Group Travel Leader Magazine, coordinated in conjunction with the Tourism Division of the ...

April 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Woman seriously injured in Walthourville accident

An accident Wednesday afternoon in Walthourville has left a woman seriously injured.

April 12, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond denied on murder charges

A Fort Stewart sergeant accused of a double murder was denied bond Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

April 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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