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Long County kicks off local Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations

Long County celebrated its second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade and program Saturday.

January 12, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Teamwork saves a man’s life at Liberty County YMCA

Pravin "Peter" Patel was working out at the local branch of the YMCA around 1 p.m. Dec. 14, as he has done for many years, when he lost consciousness.

January 12, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Quilt raffle raises $500 to fight against breast cancer

Liberty County Health Department staff, along with breast-cancer survivors from the BRAVE III (Be Readily Available and Very Empathetic) Project, recently raffled off a handmade quilt and raised nearly $500 for the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate.

January 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council to rotate mayor pro tem position

During the Hinesville City Council's first meeting of the year, held Thursday, members voted for District 5 Councilman Kenneth Shaw to be the new mayor pro tem.

January 09, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


County reminds lawmaker of need for bypass

With more state money for road work expected, Liberty County Commissioners reminded an area lawmaker that the county has been promised a Hinesville bypass.

January 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Kenneth Shaw elected Mayor Pro Tem

At Thursday's city council meeting, the first of the year, councilmembers voted for District 5 councilman Kenneth Shaw to be the new Mayor Pro Tem. He was nominated by District 4 councilman Keith Jenkins.

January 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Georgia voters can now enroll for free ID protection

ATLANTA - The Secretary of State's office is providing one year of complimentary credit monitoring and identity restoration services to all Georgia voters whose information appeared on the Oct. 13 voter list. Eligible voters may enroll in the services at the Secretary of State's website at http://soswebadmin.sos.state.ga.us/index.php/elections/statement_on_voter_data_security.

January 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Small-town officials start terms

The Gum Branch City Council and mayor were sworn into office Monday morning at the Justice Center by Liberty County Probate Judge Nancy Aspinwall. Mayor Chase O'Neal said that over the next four years he hopes to provide more activities for the children of Gum Branch, wants to help the city grow and become more self-sufficient.

January 06, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Liberty County celebrates Emancipation Proclamation

Some traditions have fallen by the wayside, but the Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day Program continues to be an important part of Liberty County's history.

January 05, 2016 | By Edith Anderson Special to the Courier | Local news


Allen Brown, Hinesville City Council members take oaths

Hinesville's City Council members and new mayor were sworn into office at City Hall at noon Monday in front of a council chamber packed with dignitaries, city workers, family members and friends.

January 05, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New Hinesville leadership sworn in

At noon Monday, Hinesville's City Council members and new mayor were sworn into office at City Hall in front of a council chambers packed with dignitaries, city workers, family members and friends.

January 04, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


SPLOST, new businesses, new 3rd ID commander highlight 2015

As part of its review of 2015, the Coastal Courier looks at countywide issues that made headlines.

January 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King and Cailtin Kenney Courier writers | Local news


Walthourville has new police chief

The city of Walthourville recently announced that it has appointed a new police chief. Assistant Police Chief Bernie Quarterman was promoted to police chief.

January 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Boat winner announced in Fishin’ for a Cure fundraiser

Sue Woods was recently selected as the winner of a new boat and trailer in the Fishin' for a Cure boat raffle.

January 01, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier Correspondent | Local news


Regional agency names chief development officer

Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority recently announced its first chief development officer.

December 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Champions for homeless students in Liberty, Long

School can be a challenge even in the best of circumstances. Imagine how much tougher it can be when you don't have a roof ...

August 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing editor | Local news


Health care dominates Carter town hall

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday's town hall meeting at the South Bryan County Administration Building was a chance to hear from constituents.

August 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Stay hydrated while exploring downtown

Whether it's the Fort Morris Cannon, the Bacon-Fraser House, or the Old Liberty Jail, there's a lot to see in downtown Hinesville.

August 11, 2017 | By Mark Swendra Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty Regional wins patient care award

Liberty Regional Medical Center has been recognized with an Excellence in Patient Care Award from the Studer Group.

August 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Suspects in Hinesville triple shooting no strangers to cops

Shooting suspect Michael Cansler, 17, was denied bond in magistrate court Monday morning, according to Hinesville Police Department Det. Jonathan Greer.

August 09, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


No millage hike in Long budget

After several months of internal auditing and financial review, the Long County of Commission completed its proposed budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

August 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Eclipse closes LCSS schools for students

The Liberty County School System has cancelled classes for students Aug. 21 because of the solar eclipse. The press release reads:

August 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


12 days and counting

*Editor's note: The article has been updated to include Liberty County School System's announcement concerning the solar eclipse.

August 09, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Two men busted for crime spree

The Hinesville Police Department arrested Kenya Scott and Daniel Turner for their alleged roles in a series of business burglaries between July 23 and 25.

August 09, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Council members urge respect for assistant city manager

The Hinesville City Council took no action after reconvening a called meeting following a closed session Monday to discuss two personnel items, one of which ...

August 09, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier | Local news


Historic committee working to keep county’s history legible

The Liberty County Cultural and Historic Resources Committee is continuing its campaign to clean historic markers throughout Liberty County.

August 08, 2017 | By Mark Swendra Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Blood donations urgently needed as summer ends

The American Red Cross is urging blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.

August 07, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Leadership class recuriting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2017-18 class of Leadership Liberty.

August 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Shooting suspect denied bond

Michael Cansler. who is accused of shooting three people in Hinesville Tuesday morning, was denied bond during a first appearance hearing before a magistrate at ...

August 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Fire damages Hinesville apartment

A fire in a Hinesville apartment complex heavily damaged a residence.

August 06, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


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