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Quilt raffle raises $500 to fight against breast cancer

Liberty County Health Department staff, along with breast-cancer survivors from the BRAVE III (Be Readily Available and Very Empathetic) Project, recently raffled off a handmade quilt and raised nearly $500 for the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate.

January 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council to rotate mayor pro tem position

During the Hinesville City Council's first meeting of the year, held Thursday, members voted for District 5 Councilman Kenneth Shaw to be the new mayor pro tem.

January 09, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


County reminds lawmaker of need for bypass

With more state money for road work expected, Liberty County Commissioners reminded an area lawmaker that the county has been promised a Hinesville bypass.

January 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Kenneth Shaw elected Mayor Pro Tem

At Thursday's city council meeting, the first of the year, councilmembers voted for District 5 councilman Kenneth Shaw to be the new Mayor Pro Tem. He was nominated by District 4 councilman Keith Jenkins.

January 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Georgia voters can now enroll for free ID protection

ATLANTA - The Secretary of State's office is providing one year of complimentary credit monitoring and identity restoration services to all Georgia voters whose information appeared on the Oct. 13 voter list. Eligible voters may enroll in the services at the Secretary of State's website at http://soswebadmin.sos.state.ga.us/index.php/elections/statement_on_voter_data_security.

January 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Small-town officials start terms

The Gum Branch City Council and mayor were sworn into office Monday morning at the Justice Center by Liberty County Probate Judge Nancy Aspinwall. Mayor Chase O'Neal said that over the next four years he hopes to provide more activities for the children of Gum Branch, wants to help the city grow and become more self-sufficient.

January 06, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Liberty County celebrates Emancipation Proclamation

Some traditions have fallen by the wayside, but the Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day Program continues to be an important part of Liberty County's history.

January 05, 2016 | By Edith Anderson Special to the Courier | Local news


Allen Brown, Hinesville City Council members take oaths

Hinesville's City Council members and new mayor were sworn into office at City Hall at noon Monday in front of a council chamber packed with dignitaries, city workers, family members and friends.

January 05, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New Hinesville leadership sworn in

At noon Monday, Hinesville's City Council members and new mayor were sworn into office at City Hall in front of a council chambers packed with dignitaries, city workers, family members and friends.

January 04, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


SPLOST, new businesses, new 3rd ID commander highlight 2015

As part of its review of 2015, the Coastal Courier looks at countywide issues that made headlines.

January 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King and Cailtin Kenney Courier writers | Local news


Walthourville has new police chief

The city of Walthourville recently announced that it has appointed a new police chief. Assistant Police Chief Bernie Quarterman was promoted to police chief.

January 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Boat winner announced in Fishin’ for a Cure fundraiser

Sue Woods was recently selected as the winner of a new boat and trailer in the Fishin' for a Cure boat raffle.

January 01, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier Correspondent | Local news


Regional agency names chief development officer

Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority recently announced its first chief development officer.

December 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Entries due for Long County MLK Observance Parade

The deadline for applying for an entry in the 2016 Long County MLK Observance Parade is Thursday.

December 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier Special to the Courier | Local news


Sapelo slave descendants file discrimination lawsuit

ATLANTA - Fifty-seven Sapelo Island property owners and other residents and two community organizations, Help Org Inc. and Raccoon Hogg Community Development Corporation, recently filed a federal race discrimination lawsuit against McIntosh County, the state of Georgia, and the Sapelo Island Heritage Authority.

December 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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Bus crash kills 5-year-old student

Five-year-old Cambria Shuman was killed on her way to school Tuesday morning. She and other children were riding a bus along a dirt road in ...

December 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


County opens new Animal Control facility, shelter stays put

Liberty County has a new Animal Control facility on Lee Place Road.

December 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Missing person case turns 10

Questions still linger on a missing person's case that turns 10 years old Monday.

December 02, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Bradwell students learn homeless plight

Many things can lead to someone becoming homeless and Bradwell Institute students learned the importance of making the right choices in life.

December 02, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Re-entry group looking for donations

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition is requesting donations of personal care items.

December 02, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Bakers celebrate 71st anniversary

If you ask them, they will tell you it has only been seventy one short years.

December 01, 2017 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Local news


Harris named 2-AAAAAA top offensive player

Bradwell Institute's Kevin Harris was one of Georgia's top high school running backs in 2017.

November 30, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


FEMA job fair Monday in Brunswick

The Georgia Department of Labor and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are hosting a job fair to recruit Georgians for temporary disaster recovery work under ...

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area producers get priority for Irma incentive program

Farmers, ranchers and non-industrial forestland owners that suffered damage due to Hurricane Irma will have until Dec. 15 to apply for a special statewide incentives ...

November 30, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Proud veteran, Donald Singleton, still struggling with horrors of war

WATCH VIDEO of Donald Singleton telling his story.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Solar farm at Midway industrial park?

The Liberty County Development Authority is working on a deal that could bring a power generating solar farm to the Midway Industrial Park. The LCDA ...

November 29, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


CCRPI results for Long County improving

Results on the latest CCRPI show schools in Long County are faring better in most areas than they have in recent years.

November 29, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Right Blend Blog: Parade ready to roll

The 21st annual Christmas Parade is this coming Friday. We at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau worked pretty much ...

November 29, 2017 | By Erin Johnson Liberty CVB/Special to the Courier | Local news


Courier Sunday publication going to Saturday

Starting Saturday, the Courier will begin publishing a weekend edition, rather than the Sunday paper.

November 29, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Warrant officer accused of murder pleads not guilty

A man suspected of killing Nathaniel Brown during a 2015 scuffle pleaded not guilty Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

November 29, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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