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Teen pleads to charges from fatal wreck

SPRINGFIELD - An Effingham County teenager charged in an September 2014 accident that claimed the lives of three people, including a Liberty County resident, has pled guilty in Effingham County State Court.

August 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue Correspondent | Local news


Porter wins lawsuit claim, awarded $3.5 million

A Liberty County jury on Friday awarded $3.5 million for the death of Barbara Porter in a lawsuit brought by her widower, Kenneth Porter.

August 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Jury in deliberation in wrongful-death trial

After nearly a full day of closing arguments, the wrongful-death trial stemming from a lawsuit brought forward by Kenneth Porter, on behalf of his wife Barbara Porter, was given over to the jury to begin deliberation.

August 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City looking for ways to eliminate blight

The Hinesville City Council approved a bid to refurbish two garbage trucks and a resolution for blight-elimination funding as part of its first meeting of the month last week.

August 13, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Closing arguments set for Thursday in wrongful death suit

Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the wrongful-death trial on behalf of former Liberty Regional Medical Center Chief Operating Room Nurse Barbara Porter.

August 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


NAACP to host community meeting

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP will host a community mass meeting beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Sparse turnout reported for virtual town hall

Liberty County's first virtual town hall had a small turnout, but it was a start.

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County residents play major role in Selma-to-Washington march

People from all over the country, including Liberty County, are taking part in the NAACP's "America's Journey for Justice" march, which began Aug. 1 in Selma, Alabama.

August 10, 2015 | By Keturah Greene | Local news


Long County fire chief applicants to be interviewed soon

The Long County Board of Commissioners still is looking over applicants for the full-time fire-chief job to replace former Chief Richard Truman, who is currently disabled.

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Rep. Al Williams addresses transportation, casinos, Fort Stewart cuts

Editor's note: This article was revised before being posted to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, said accountants found that state employees spend about $3 million a year on rental cars. An article on page 5A of Sunday's edition incorrectly stated that General Assembly members spent that amount on rental cars. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

August 10, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Home knitting business proposal unravels

A simple request for a home business teaching knitting classes turned into a heated discussion during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting.

August 08, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville City Council deals with zoning issues

Hinesville City Council dealt with some zoning issues and approved refurbishing two garbage trucks as part of its first meeting of the month Thursday.

August 07, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Midway mayor on GMA board

Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington was elected to the board of directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual meeting June 28 in Savannah.

August 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County fire chief search continues

The Long County Board of Commissioners still is looking over applicants for the full-time Long County fire chief job to replace former Chief Richard Truman, who is currently disabled.

August 04, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Experts: Patient didn’t receive proper care

The trial stemming from a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf of former Liberty Regional Medical Center chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter continues in Liberty County State Court.

August 04, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Mobile home destroyed in morning fire

Firefighters from the Long County Fire Department along with a unit from the Walthourville Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Liberty County Station 15 responded to ...

August 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Rip currents possible from Hurricane Gert

Tropical storm Gert surged late Monday to become the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, the National Hurricane Center said. Although there is no direct ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Firefighters break rule to save man's life

Two Long County firefighters had to break a cardinal rule of firefighting to save a man's life Monday afternoon, their chief said.

August 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


NAACP, Liberty County Minority Chamber to hold peace initiative

The Liberty County NAACP and Liberty County Minority Chamber are holding what's being billed as a peace initiative, at 6 p.m. Tuesday on ...

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Company donates $10,000 to Stewart/Hunter FMWR

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation offices got a financial boost July 31, receiving $10,000 from the Hinesville ...

August 11, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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


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