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UPDATE: Bowman challenges sheriff election results

Will Bowman, who finished second in a five-way race for the Democratic primary for Liberty County sheriff, filed a petition to contest the results of the election Thursday afternoon.

June 04, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Health departments compiling list of residents with special needs during hurricane evacuations

Hurricane season begins Wednesday, so it is time for residents along Georgia's coast to prepare - especially those who may have functional or medical needs and no way to evacuate if a storm heading this way.

June 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Bowman challenges Liberty County sheriff primary results

Will Bowman, who finished second in a five-way race for the Democratic primary for Liberty County sheriff, filed a petition to contest the results of the election Thursday afternoon.

June 02, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Audit elicits applause at City Council meeting

The Hinesville City Council received the city's annual financial report on fiscal year 2015 May 19.

June 01, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Job fair Thursday focuses on veterans; others welcome, too

About 20 employers will be recruiting workers at a career fair for veterans and other job seekers on Thursday in Savannah.

June 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Confusion over Hinesville ordinances stalls Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission applications

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission tabled two petitions at its May 17 meeting because of confusion over Hinesville city ordinances.

May 31, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Homeless program marks 10 years, announces expansion

"Without shelter, life can be horrendous," said the Rev. Dale Thornton, pastor of First United Methodist Church at the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless' 10th anniversary celebration May 17.

May 31, 2016 | By Irving White Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty County workshop discusses SPLOST, Wi-Fi, economic development

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - County and city leaders attended their annual two-day countywide planning workshop, Wednesday and Thursday at The King and Prince resort to discuss new initiatives and review department activities.

May 31, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Sheriffs win primaries; 2 runoffs in Long County

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs won their respective primaries Tuesday, one Long County commissioner primary went to a recount Friday, and another Long commissioner primary might go to a recount next week.

May 27, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


County leaders develop action plans to address issues

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Developing action plans for three issues in Liberty County was the focus for day 2 of the county-wide planning workshop at The King and Prince resort.

May 26, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Road work closures suspended for weekend

ATLANTA - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates, and limiting lane closures on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers.

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leaders attend county-wide planning workshop

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May 25, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Riceboro FD lowers ISO rating

The members of the Riceboro Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department received notification from the Insurance Service Office that the city's public fire protection classification has been lowered to the new rating of 05/5X from 6/9.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County Fire Department begins business safety checks

The Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department is starting to perform safety inspections of businesses.

May 25, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Sheriff races: Nobles wins big; Sikes has majority with nearly all votes in

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs enjoyed strong support as results were coming in Tuesday evening, but several Long County incumbents were ousted, according to unofficial vote totals.

May 24, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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Local NAACP sets meeting on entrepreneurship for Feb. 24

The Liberty County Branch NAACP will hold a Community Mass Meeting on African-American and Women Entrepreneurship 4-6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Trinity Baptist Temple ...

February 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Commissioners to hold annual planning session for MidCoast

After honoring veteran Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin for service and observing the county's 241st birthday Feb. 6, the Liberty County Commissioners settled in to ...

February 15, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Free smoke alarms ready in county

Liberty County Fire Service and Liberty County Emergency Management Agency have partnered with the American Red Cross, for smoke alarm distributions to Liberty County residents.

February 14, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


THOSE WHO SERVED: Decorated veteran finds comfort from family, service dog

WATCH VIDEO of Hamilton Kinard talking about the effects of PTSD.

February 14, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Liberty County gets STEAM'ed

Nearly 300 students, along with parents and interested residents, celebrated STEAM careers in Liberty County at the Georgia Southern University Liberty campus Saturday.

February 14, 2018 | Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway to get update on city hall construction

From indications at the Midway City Council's meeting Monday the council work session scheduled for Feb. 26 will be a busy one.

February 14, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Flu continues grip on Georgia, nation

There has been a steady spike of flu related deaths in the state.

February 14, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


MCSC auction set for March 3

The Marne Community and Spouses' Club (MCSC) is hosting its annual basket auction on March 3 at Club Stewart.

February 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Symposium marks accomplishments of native daughter

Liberty County's rich history was celebrated Monday as people gathered at Dorchester Academy for the second annual Susie King Taylor Symposium.

February 12, 2018 | By Krystal Hart Correspondent | Local news


Civil settlement in FEAR militia murders in Long County

The string of criminal and civil legal cases that began in December 2011 with the discovery of two murder victims in Long County and resulted ...

February 10, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Good news for Liberty County

A change in the 2020 Census could lead to significant benefits for Liberty County.

February 10, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Mary Dowd retires after 35 years

Mary Dowd, who worked for the city of Hinesville for 35 years, retired last month.

February 10, 2018 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Gill Park near Fleming opened Friday

A ribbon cutting Friday marked the opening of the first phase of Gill Park near Fleming.

February 10, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County's Walthour signs with UGA

Liberty County High School football player Tramel Walthour signed his letter of intent Wednesday morning to play football for the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

February 09, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Bradwell Institute's Milner signs with Western Carolina

Bradwell Institute's Willie Keith "K.J." Milner Jr. started playing football as a small boy on Fort Stewart, said his father and onetime youth ...

February 09, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


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