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Long County schools closed Friday

Long County schools will be closed Friday and all extracurricular activities for today and Friday are canceled due to the impending storm, according to an announcement posted on the school system's website.

September 01, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news

FPCA to host Trinity Christian at Long Bell

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will host Trinity Christian Friday night at Long Bell Stadium. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

September 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Schools in Liberty to be closed Friday

Schools in Liberty County will be closed Friday as Tropical Storm Hermine is expected to impact the Coastal Empire. Long County school officials will meet later this morning to decide whether to close schools. The Courier will post updates as they're available.

September 01, 2016 | Staff | Local news

HAAC sets ‘Coastal Musings’

The Hinesville Area Arts Council has set "Coastal Musings," featuring work by Mia Boyle, as its an exhibit for September at the Gallery.

August 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Panthers take aim at Blue Devils

It's been three years since the Liberty County High School Panthers played Statesboro, but between 2010 and 2013 the Panthers went 1-3 against the Blue Devils.

August 31, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Scott’s All*Stars finish season

Scott's All*Stars finished its 7th successful season this summer.

August 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Tide on road again, this time against Jeff Davis

On Friday the Long County High School football team will be hitting the road again as they take on Jeff Davis County in Hazlehurst.

August 31, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news

BI meets SEB for first time in half century

It has been nearly half a century since Bradwell and Southeast Bulloch have faced each other, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. The GHSFHA says the Tigers last played Southeast Bulloch in 1966 and 1967. In both of those games the Yellow Jackets were the winners.

August 31, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Diamond Club raises money for Long baseball

On Saturday the Long County Diamond Club Golf Tournament was held at Cherokee Golf Club.

August 31, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news

Locals Help Louisiana

United Way of the Coastal Empire-Liberty County intake coordinator Ashley Hunter was one of a number of Hinesville area residents who participated Aug. 26 in the "Savannah Helps Louisiana" relief effort for the people of Baton Rouge who were affected by recent heavy rains and flooding. Residents dropped off items at Connection Church and Rock Chicks Color Bar in Hinesville also collected items for the cause. Hundreds of items donated by Liberty and Long residents were delivered to Nine Line Apparel in Savannah the next day for transportation to Baton Rouge. A total of four semi-trucks were filled from the ...

August 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news

The original ‘Voice of the Eagles’ passes away

Husband, father, grandfather and Hall of Fame announcer Nate Hirsch, the original "Voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles," passed away Sunday morning at his Statesboro residence. He was 68.

August 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Rainy days ahead?

It's still the heart of hurricane season and Thursday's weather forecast is just another reminder to stay prepared for a weather emergency.

August 31, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Rescuer says she’s not a hero

Kristal Peters said she doesn't consider herself a hero.

August 31, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Group forming to serve mental health needs

A group of behavioral health professionals met in Hinesville recently in an effort to better understand and serve the region.

August 30, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Update: woman rescues infant during domestic dispute turned violent

A father allegedly held a woman and her infant at knife point in a car and then tried to use the car to run down the infant's rescuer in a parking lot late Monday at the Flash Foods convenience store at Gen. Screven Way and Highway 84 in Hinesville.

August 29, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news

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Army CID offers $5,000 reward for information

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the ...

March 07, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

Former Bradwell principal qualifies to run for school board chairman

The first surprise of the qualifying period for local government seats occurred Tuesday, when former Bradwell Institute Principal Scott Carrier qualified to run for chairman ...

March 07, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news

Blessing of the pets in Hinesville

Several furry friends received a blessing Saturday with donations benefiting the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6602 in Hinesville and St. Jude's Children's ...

March 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Midway's Rep. Al Williams honored by Georgia Legislative Black Caucus

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, was recently named the Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus at the GLBC's annual Heritage ...

March 07, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Child advocates lobby lawmakers

More than 300 Georgia CASA affiliates, including 13 volunteers and staff from the Bryan, Liberty, Ware and McIntosh counties of Atlantic Area CASA, attended the ...

March 06, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Hinesville city council to hold workshop at 4 p.m. Tuesday

The mayor and city council of Hinesville will hold a workshop Tuesday, March 6 at 4 p.m. at City Hall in the Hinesville Room ...

March 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Liberty County school board members at odds over training, more

Disagreements among Liberty County School Board members regarding leadership training continue.

March 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Suit from last year's Liberty BoE controversy continued

A lawsuit filed by former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese against former LCSS Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee and the Board of ...

March 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Hinesville IT woes continue

The city of Hinesville is still dealing with computer issues and server outages that are keeping it from accepting online payments, job applications and more.

March 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Fish kill at Lake George puzzling residents

A fish kill at Lake George has residents scratching their heads, but getting few answers from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources because the lake ...

March 03, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

BI students reportedly hold gun protest, get suspended

Some Bradwell Institute students apparently walked out of classes Friday morning during a student-led protest to raise awareness of gun violence.

March 02, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Hinesville’s Oberlander gets promoted to court administrator

Hinesville City Manager Kenneth Howard has promoted former Deputy Court Clerk Malissa Oberlander to court administrator.

March 02, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Kirkendall named Hinesville's interim police chief

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Mar. 1, 2018) – At the regularly scheduled Hinesville City Council Meeting on Thursday, Mayor Allen Brown and Council named Major Bill Kirkendall the ...

March 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Interim no more

Dr. Franklin Perry finally had the word "interim" removed from his title as the Liberty County Board of Education agreed to the terms of his ...

February 28, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Bradwell gets second chance

Until Monday afternoon, Bradwell Institute girls basketball coach Faye Baker thought her team's season was over.

February 28, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news

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