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Prayer rally for first responders

The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County hosted a prayer rally for first responders on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse Saturday morning.

February 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Commission hears from Coastal Workforce Service

The Liberty County Commission on Thursday heard updates on road improvements and the possible Sunday alcohol-sales referendum.

February 21, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office donates to Youth Homes

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes recently presented a check for $4,700 to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter, who serves as the secretary/treasurer for the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes.

February 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCPC recommends approval for retail business in Walthourville

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a conditional-use request for a small retail business to be housed on the grounds of Pillar in Zion Church in Walthourville.

February 20, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Peppers, paradise not compatible

While recently reaching for a fresh bell pepper, I noticed a tray above the sweet peppers that was filled with long, ominous-looking green peppers. They were about the size of my little finger, just longer.

February 18, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Riceboro council approves pay increase for incoming officials

The Riceboro city council recently voted to increase monthly pay rates for incoming elected officials, according to Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


High school students participate in civil court as jurors

Eighty-five Liberty County High School students were sworn in as jurors Wednesday afternoon as they participated in a mock civil trial.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local company recognized for supporting military

Waltrich Plastic Corporation quietly has served the military community for more than a dozen years, without thanks or fanfare.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Authorities investigating possible threat at Wal-Mart

There are reports of an alleged bomb threat at the Wal-Mart store located off Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. Authorities are currently investigating the threat. The Courier will continue to report on any update as it becomes available.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Long Co. hopes to expand rec facilities at lake

Long County Chamber of Commerce President Ray Howard and Long County Development Authority Chairman Danny Norman went before the county commission Feb. 3 to ask the group for help in expanding the recreational services at Morgan Lake.

February 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty’s ISO ratings see dramatic decrease

Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges informed the Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that Gum Branch and unincorporated county residents can expect a decrease in their homeowner's insurance rates this year, thanks to better fire-protection ratings for the areas under Liberty County Fire Services management.

February 06, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Feb. Arts Council exhibit features Gullah Geechee art

The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host an art exhibit for the month of February. The exhibit, called "Sojun tu Gullah Geechee" features arts and crafts of the Gullah Geechee culture.

February 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Coffee guru to give lecture at downtown business

Internationally-renowned coffee guru Dr. Joseph John will give a lecture at 6 p.m. Monday at Uncommon Grounds in downtown Hinesville.

February 03, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Coastal group schedules lobbying trip

The environmental advocacy group One Hundred Miles is chartering a bus to take area residents to Atlanta in February to talk to legislators about issues facing the Georgia coast.

February 03, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


International car show planned for Small World Fest

An international car show will be part of this year's Small World Festival on March 7 at Bryant Commons.

February 03, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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FPCA graduates 25

Twenty-five teenagers took their first step into adulthood Saturday morning as First Presbyterian Christian Academy ushered out the graduating class of 2017.

May 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Future teachers get a signing day

High school athletes are usually the ones signing letters of intent this time of year but on Wednesday it was the academic students' turn for ...

May 21, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Former members allege church is a cult

Former members of the House of Prayer Christian Church off Airport Road in Hinesville claim the church and its leaders are running a cult, not ...

May 20, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Congressman attends Long Co. Law Day

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter was the keynote speaker at the 6th annual Law Day May 9 in Ludowici.

May 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Notice any differences?

Notice any differences in the Coastal Courier these days?

May 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Leaving Bradwell no easy decision for Carrier

Leaving Bradwell Institute was not an easy decision for Principal Scott Carrier.

May 17, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Missing man found

Update: Wallace Pascual has been found. He is alive and well, per sources.

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


Cancer doesn't care how healthy you are

Karen Higgasson is a mom who is always on the go. The mother of four girls is not only a soccer mom, but also a ...

May 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville home destroyed in blaze

A Hinesville home was destroyed Sunday afternoon when flames raged through the structure.

May 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


BoE member suspended for travel by chairwoman

Liberty County Board of Education member Marcus Scott IV has been suspended from attending conferences or workshops for the next 12 months, by board Chairwoman ...

May 14, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Finalists named for interim superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education has narrowed down its list to three candidates for interim superintendent, while the district starts the search for a ...

May 14, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


City annexes land; changes strategy in mosquito war

Hinesville is continuing to expand, after city council voted May 4 to annex rezone 28.1 acres off Highway 196 at the request of developer ...

May 14, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Sentences handed down for meth ring

Statesboro, GA – Jeramie Thomas Leslie, 31, of Guyton, was sentenced earlier this week by United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 112 months ...

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Hinesville's Fort Stewart wastewater treatment facility has sewage release

Hinesville's wastewater treatment plant on Fort Stewart released gallons of sewage early Thursday morning.

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


Long County High School student injured, flown to hospital

A Long County High School student was flown by medical helicopter to a Savannah hospital Thursdasy as a result of injuries received as he and ...

May 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


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