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Howard is masons’ top 2017 civil servant

During his 27-year career, Hinesville Police Department Lt. Tracey Howard has been a beat cop, a detective and is now head of HPD's traffic accident investigation unit.

April 26, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


New Midway city hall hits snag over cost

It hasn't even been built yet, but Midway's plans for a new city hall and multipurpose building have hit a snag in the form of increasing costs.

April 26, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Coastal advisors to meet in Midway

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's spring meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 4, at the Coastal EMC in Midway.

April 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County hires finance director

The Long County Board of Commissioners recently named Bernice Johnson as the county's new finance director. Johnson, who formerly resided in Augusta, joins the Long County staff having more than 30 years of experience in finance and banking.

April 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia Cities Week activities

Georgia Cities Week was created by the Georgia Municipal Association as a way for cities to connect with residents and "share information about the valuable services cities provide … and how cities positively impact their quality of life," according to the GMA website.

April 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County expects bond resale to save tax money

The Liberty County commissioners say they saved county taxpayers more than $1 million Thursday by refinancing the more than $20 million bond issue that is paying for the county's Justice Center.

April 24, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Utility extension paves way for 500-600 lot development

Hinesville City Council voted Thursday to allow a developer to extend water and sewer lines to a proposed subdivision, part of which will be in Flemington, another step in a process that could add up to 600 homes in that area in the coming decades.

April 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Tough times don't last, tough people do

Bradwell senior Lenna Rogers didn't know her last day of high school was going to be Feb. 6.

April 23, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


County report April 27

The Liberty County Commission, along with other community leaders, will host a Community Report Out on April 27 at the Hinesville Branch of the Live Oak Public Library.

April 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Howard named Masonic Lodge 271's civil servant of the year

Hinesville Masonic Lodge 271 named Lt. Tracey Howard of the Hinesville Police Department as its 2017 Civil Servant of the Year on Thursday at HPD. The award was given by Worshipful Master Jim Arnold and Senior Warden Jeff Allmond. More on this story to follow.

April 20, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


‘State of the City’ address on April 27

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon on April 27 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway, Flemington.

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Get ready for Earth Day

There are simple things you can do every day to make the Earth a better place and you can learn how at the 11th Annual Earth Day Celebration Friday.

April 19, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


'I want to do everything'

Beverly Milton, this "Hi, Mom," is for you.

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Soldiers nabbed in drug busts

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Fort Stewart soldier on drug trafficking charges, according to Maj. Jeff Hein of the LCSO Drug Task Force.

April 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Army announces drug busts on post

Fort Stewart announced the apprehension Tuesday morning on post of several soldiers on drug charges by local and military law enforcement officers.

April 18, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


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LRMC re-opens rehabilitation center

Liberty Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Center marked the re-opening in a new place in the hospital with a ribbon cutting Monday.

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


Drowning victim identified

The victim in a Sunday morning drowning in Long County is Edgar Dave Corbin, 61, according to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles.

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


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


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