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Ribbon cutting for the Historic Baptismal Trail

Riceboro's Historic Baptismal Trail is now completed. Residents and local officials gathered together for the ribbon cutting of the trail. They then had an opportunity to walk along the trail and learn about native plants, see the historic baptismal pool and "round hole."

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long BoE adopts 2016 budget

The Long County Board of Education approved its fiscal-year 2016 budget by a 4-1 vote Monday.

June 10, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Isakson discloses that he has Parkinson’s

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said in a statement issued Wednesday that he has Parkinson's disease.

June 10, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


County considers spending increase

During last week's Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin presented the proposed budget for fiscal-year 2016, which will start July 1.

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Ex-police clerk indicted

Former Walthourville Police Department clerk Crystal Gail Tilley has been indicted on one felony count of theft by taking, according to public records.

June 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County BoE advance voting ends Friday

Time is running out to vote in the special election for the Liberty County Board of Education's District 6 seat. The last day of advance voting is Friday.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Fallen peace officers remembered in Long Co.

Law-enforcement officers from the Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Office recently got together to remember fellow peace officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

June 08, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Wife pleads guilty in death

The wife of a murdered Fort Stewart soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 08, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Ludowici woman dies in wreck

A three-vehicle wreck in Wayne County killed a Ludowici woman Wednesday evening, authorities said.

June 08, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Dog Day at the Farmers Market

Hinesville's first Dog Day at the Farmers Market was a success. Locals brought their furry friends to Bradwell Park for an evening of fun, live music, gourmet dog treats, all-natural dog products, training demonstrations, pet photography and adoption information.

June 08, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville mayor issues Vietnam veterans proclamation

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, Vietnam veterans and Fort Stewart representatives met in the Hinesville Room at City Hall before Thursday's City Council meeting to proclaim June 19 as Vietnam Veterans Day in Hinesville.

June 06, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Below-average hurricane season forecast; officials advise readiness

Despite a premature start to the Atlantic hurricane season - with Tropical Storm Ana making landfall in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, area in early May - forecasters predict that the number of storms this year will again fall below normal.

June 06, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Sheriff’s Office chase turns into drug bust

An Allenhurst man with a suspended license attempted to evade a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy during a traffic stop and ended up crashing his car and being stunned by a Taser, according to the incident report.

June 04, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


2 families receive tracking bracelets

Two Liberty County families have an added measure of security for their respective autistic children after the Liberty County Sheriff's Office managed to get two Project Lifesaver devices funded through a grant.

June 04, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Walthourville police chief resigns

Tracy McFadden has resigned as Walthourville police chief, he said Tuesday.

June 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Regional leadership class has 2 Liberty representatives

Two Liberty County representatives are among the 28 graduates of the 2017 class of Leadership Southeast Georgia.

July 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Real estate fraud allegations leveled at church leaders

Several former members of House of Prayer Christian Church, now called A Place of Prayer, allege that many high ranking church members and church founder ...

July 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Drowning in Long County under investigation

Authorities are on the scene of what appears to be a drowning in Long County near the Altamaha River.

July 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Fire in Long County leaves seven without home

A fire Friday in a Long County mobile home park has left seven people without a home while four firefighters had to be treated for ...

July 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long EMA meets leaders

Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Georgia National Guard leaders visited the Long County EMA office on June 28.

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


WTOC's Jody Chapin retiring

Editor's note: Longtime WTOC TV anchor Jody Chapin is retiring, it was announced Thursday. Here's the press release from WTOC:

July 13, 2017 | Special to the News | Local news


Hinesville veteran housing program ready to show a unit

The Hinesville Housing Authority plans to show off one of the units in its Veterans Hand-N-Hand Project Monday and is asking for donations to make ...

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


Barge added at Reef SAV

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed a deck barge as the latest addition to Artificial Reef SAV ...

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


City attorney heads GMA legal group

Hinesville City Attorney Linnie L. Darden III was elected president of the Georgia Municipal Association City Attorney Section at the recent GMA Convention.

July 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Traffic stop ends in huge drug bust

A traffic stop on Dunlevie Road around 1:30 am Sunday lead police on a short chase and a huge drug bust.

July 12, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


City hall project goes forward

Midway aims to ceremonially break ground for its new city hall/multipurpose building by next month.

July 12, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Homeless students focus of clothing drive by group

More than 350 homeless students attended public schools in Liberty and Long counties last year, according to the Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Back to School Rally features song, prayer

Large oak trees provided much needed shade at the 19th Annual Back to School Rally at Briar Bay Park.

July 12, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Sheriff gets $20K annual pay raise

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes will get an annual pay raise of $20,125 after county commissioners voted Thursday to approve a monthly supplement of ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Motorist killed in Long County

A motorist was killed in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in Long County.

July 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


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