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Ludowici Christmas parade draws crowd

With temperatures in the mid-80s Saturday, it didn't feel like winter in Long County, but the balmy weather did help draw a crowd to the 2015 Ludowici/Long County Christmas Parade.

December 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Ludowici man dies in wreck

A Ludowici man was killed while riding a motorcycle in Walthourville early Sunday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

December 16, 2015 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Sock donations for seniors wanted in Liberty County

Socks for Seniors, a nonprofit community-service project that organizes, collects and distributes new socks for senior citizens, is underway locally.

December 15, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Already poor in health, Georgia gets worse

Georgia's ranking on a health system score card has slipped to 46th in the nation.

December 15, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Local news


Area senator appointed to transportation panel

ATLANTA - Sen. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, has been appointed by the Senate Committee on Assignments to the Transportation Committee for the 2016 session.

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


Hinesville City Council addresses alcohol, sewage

Hinesville City Council approved extending the sale of alcohol on Saturday nights into Sunday mornings to match the same hours that occur on Monday through Friday.

December 09, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Forum to highlight road projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation's Southeast Georgia (District 5) Office will hold a forum from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington, to discuss how the Transportation Funding Act of 2015 will drastically increase transportation investment in routine maintenance, capital projects and local governments.

December 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCDA worried about trees on Sunbury Road

The Liberty County Development Authority board recently approved a decision to pay a slightly more than $3,000 for an arborist to examine hundreds of trees on Sunbury Road.

December 05, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long commissioners reject staggered terms

The Long County Board of Commissioners shot down a proposal Tuesday by Commissioner Clifton DeLoach to stagger upcoming terms for commissioners.

December 05, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


County deals with budget shortfall

Liberty County is $1,040,823 over budget, according to Kim McGlothlin, the county's chief financial officer.

December 05, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County honored by state for planning efforts

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs announced last month that Liberty County and six other Georgia communities have received statewide distinction in a program recognizing excellence in community planning.

December 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Alcohol sales extended until 3 a.m. Sunday in Hinesville

Hinesville City Council approved extending the sale of alcohol on Saturday nights into Sunday mornings to match the same hours that occur on Monday through Friday.

December 03, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County entities set millage rates

Hinesville and several Liberty County entities recently set their millage rates for the 2015 tax digest.

December 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hinesville gives thanks

Editor's note: This clarification will appear in Wednesday's print edition. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., and state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, were absent from the Mayor's Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 22 but were listed on the program, and a front-page article Sunday reflected that fact. Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said Tuesday that Carter and Williams were never sent invitations.

November 28, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Restaurant sanitation scores

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in October by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, visit http://dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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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


Liberty goes back to school

Grey skies couldn't dampen the smiles on the faces of teachers and students starting the 2017-2018 school year in Liberty County Friday.

August 06, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County to back off taxing private housing on Fort Stewart

In a unanimous but non-binding resolution, the Liberty County Commission has apparently backed off an effort to collect taxes on private property on the Fort ...

August 06, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Susie Baker King Taylor's birthday celebrated today

A special birthday celebration will be held in honor of Susie Baker King Taylor, the Liberty County-born slave who escaped and went on to become ...

August 06, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Carters celebrate 70th anniversary today

Seventy Years Later and Still in Love

August 06, 2017 | Edith Anderson Special to the Courier | Local news


Update: Drowning in Liberty County

A man drowned late Saturday in a pond off Williams Road in Hinesville.

August 05, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Suspect in shootings turns himself in

Michael Cansler, 17, who was wanted in Tuesday's triple shooting at a Pineland Avenue home in Hinesville has turned himself into authorities.

August 05, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


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