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Ossabaw annual meeting focuses on Gullah-Geechee

The public is invited to The Ossabaw Island Foundation's Annual Meeting and a celebration of the 105th birthday of Eleanor "Sandy" West, a former owner/resident of the island.

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


Wreck kills two in Liberty

Two people were killed Friday night in Liberty County in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 17 between Midway and Limerick Road.

December 29, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Can't prepay 2018 property taxes without a bill

Property owners looking to prepay 2018 property taxes in Georgia are apparently out of luck.

December 28, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Diversity clinic breaks ground ahead of schedule

Two years ahead of plans, the Diversity Health Center Board of Directors broke ground for its new medical center Thursday.

December 27, 2017 | Krystal Hart Correspondent | Local news


Ceremony calls for action for homeless

Homeless from 1A

December 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Superintendent: Schools 'not broken'

When a certain Hinesville law firm announced Dec. 7 it was no longer representing the Liberty County school system, it had what was likely an unintended side-effect.

December 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Howard among finalists for city manager job

Hinesville released the names of its finalists for city manager last week.

December 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Army veteran Dennis Fitzgerald doesn't shy away from danger

WATCH VIDEO of Dennis Fitzgerald.

December 26, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Quarterman suspended again

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman said he was suspended from his duties again Thursday by Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray.

December 23, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office spreads some holiday cheer

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office offered holiday gifts and meals to needy families across the county Thursday morning.

December 23, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Commissioners approve raise

As expected, the Liberty County Commission agreed Thursday to raise commissioners' pay starting in 2019, but one commissioner voted no. Pat Bowen said he would prefer to wait for a look at finances in April before hiking pay.

December 23, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


DA's office now involved in Liberty County bus wreck investigation

The investigation into a Liberty County school bus crash that killed 5-year-old Cambria Shuman now involves District Attorney Tom Durden.

December 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Long County wreck kills child

A 3-year-old boy was killed in a vehicle accident on Highway 196 near Hayfield Road shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

December 20, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


LCDA: Deals add $78 million to economy

The Liberty County Development Authority audit approved Monday put a price tag on the tax abatements LCDA uses to lure industries to locate in the county.

December 20, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr Senior correspondent | Local news


Open audition? Apparently not

It's been three decades since Hinesville had to interview applicants for the job of city manager, so some confusion over the process is probably understandable.

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


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5 million gallons spill at sewage plant

Hinesville announced Friday that its sewage plant on Fort Stewart released 5.47 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Taylors Creek after an equipment ...

January 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Mayor breaks deadlock

Presiding over his first Midway City Council meeting Monday, new Mayor Levern Clancy Jr. cast a tie-breaking vote to elect former Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington ...

January 11, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Martin honored for service to her city

Former Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin was recognized with the lifetime service award from the Georgia Municipal Association in recognition of her 36 years of service ...

January 11, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Nelson attends convocation in Atlanta

City of Hinesville Councilwoman Vicky Nelson attended the Eugene C. Tillman, Sr. Memorial Prayer Convocation hosted by State Rep. Al Williams on Sunday, Jan. 7 ...

January 10, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


2017 in review: SPLOST, controversy

May 3: Detective Suzie Jackson, who had been with the Hinesville Police Department for more than 30 years, retired. Her work was praised by coworkers ...

January 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County set to celebrate MLK Day

From church services to plays to parades, few communities observe the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and celebrate the man behind it like Liberty ...

January 10, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Howard named Hinesville city manager

Riceboro native Kenneth Howard was named the new Hinesville city manager Tuesday afternoon. The announcement was made during a special called meeting at Hinesville City ...

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


Devendorf family works to keep developers at bay

Four of the more dangerous words in the Devendorf household when Meredith Devendorf was growing up were when her mother would say "I have an ...

January 10, 2018 | Pat Watkins Coastal Courier | Local news


Not rain, nor snow

As one Facebook post noted, "Rain or snow, Grandma will go!" The storm that paralyzed much of Liberty County and coastal Georgia Jan. 3 didn ...

January 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Shooting under investigation

Hinesville Police Department detectives are investigating a shooting in which a man was wounded Monday evening, HPD Det. Doug Snider said.

January 09, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Welcome to the world, Jason

Meet Jason Alexander Martinez, the first baby born in 2018 at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville. Jason, who weighed 6 pounds and 4.5 ...

January 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Walthourville police chief expects to be fired Monday

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman said he expects to be terminated Monday.

January 06, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Storm leads to slippery roads, worse

The sleet and snow that fell across Liberty County Wednesday was responsible for roughly 81 weather-related accidents, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Deputy ...

January 06, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Area expected to get back to normal Monday

The snowfall that capped Liberty County in a blanket of white Wednesday caused many local businesses, as well as city and county offices to close ...

January 06, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Arrest made in 2015 murder of Hinesville man

Metro's Violent Crimes detectives made an arrest today in the July 25, 2015 shooting death of Hakeem Clark in the parking lot of the ...

January 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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