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United Way aims to raise $155,000 for charities

"One by One" is the theme for this year's United Way of the Coastal Empire-Liberty County Branch's annual campaign.

September 30, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County, cities seem far apart on fire plan

Countywide professional fire and emergency service seemed like an idea whose time had come when the Liberty County commissioners discussed it at an annual planning session in February. But it didn't seem that way in a Thursday meeting with mayors and city officials.

September 30, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Female student injured with knife in school fight

A fight between female students at Bradwell Institute ended with one girl placed in a youth center and another with knife wounds.

September 28, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Is this Halloween display inappropriate?

Messages and calls are coming in reporting what some are saying is an offensive Halloween display. A home on Rye Patch Road has several Halloween figures and displays across their yard home and patio. As you approach the house there is a cemetery scene with a spectral woman sitting on a swing next to her open coffin.

September 28, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


NAACP, Red Cross put together emergency response kits

Members of the NAACP, Georgia State Conference of Branches and representatives of the American Red Cross put together more than 600 emergency response kits in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

September 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Organizers pleased with BBQ festival

The sun had yet to peak over the horizon as busy hands prepped pounds of pork shoulders, ribs and chicken for the 14th annual Blues, Brews and BBQ contest past Saturday in Hinesville.

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCCVB meeting set for Oct. 18

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) will host its bi-monthly board meeting on at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at 208 East Court St. in downtown Hinesville.

September 27, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


City to Close the Intersection of Bradwell and Mills Streets During Sewer Rehabilitation Project

As a part of a sewer rehabilitation project, the City of Hinesville will be closing the intersection of Bradwell St. and Mills St. for construction on Thursday, Sept. 28 and Friday, Sept. 29.

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoE considering one make-up day

Liberty County students will make up at least one of five days missed for the August eclipse and Hurricane Irma, and school officials are looking for feedback on when to do it.

September 27, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Fun shoot to support Futch family

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to share the details of the Clays for Clayton fundraiser set for Oct. 7 at Dorchester Shooting Preserve.

September 27, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Evaluations show disconnect between Edwards, some council members

The most recent job performance evaluation on former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards shows that some of the city council members felt a disconnect between them and the manager.

September 27, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Island natives worry for families

In Spanish, Puerto Rico is known as "isla de encanta," or "island of enchantment," for its blue waters, sandy beaches and lush tropical foliage.

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


Clays for Clayton set for Oct. 7

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to share the details of the Clays for Clayton fundraiser, sponsored by RTS Homes and Kevin "Catfish" Jackson on October 7th at Dorchester Shooting Preserve. This is a fundraiser to benefit the medical fund for 16-month-old Clayton Futch.

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Students to make up a day for Irma, eclipse

Liberty County School System students will make up at least one of five missed days because of the August eclipse and Hurricane Irma, and school officials are looking for feedback on when to do it.

September 26, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Area drug store welcomes newest pharmacist

Richmond Hill Pharmacy, in cooperation with South University School of Pharmacy, is welcoming Dr. Nathan Nelson to their team of pharmacists.

September 26, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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Housing Authority solves immediate housing need

A local family has a new place to call home after complaints were made regarding conditions of some rental properties in Hinesville.

October 11, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Sunbury ramp to reopen soon

The Sunbury boat ramp is expected to reopen soon.

October 11, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Soldier hit while riding bicycle on Fort Stewart

A Fort Stewart noncommissioned officer with a wife and three children was killed Monday when the bicycle he was riding on Highway 119 was hit ...

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


Long County Development Authority gets five new members

The Long County Commission has named five new members to the development authority and discussed priorities for road work.

October 11, 2017 | Joe Parker Senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville earns honors for financial reports

The city of Hinesville has received a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2016.

October 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Soldier killed on Fort Stewart had deployed four times

The identity of the soldier killed in Monday's traffic accident has been released by Fort Stewart officials.

October 10, 2017 | Staff report/special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Georgia State Patrol investigating fatality on 95

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident on interstate 95 at mile marker 74 northbound.

October 10, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Virtual Reality Comes to The Coastal Courier

Hi Everyone. In addition to the regular videos we have on our site, we are now making videos that use virtual reality technology. For the ...

October 09, 2017 | Lawrence Dorsey | Local news


Ricefest deadlines near

The city of Riceboro will celebrate its 11th annual RiceFest from Nov. 4-11. Festival will include food, music and history of the Gullah/Geechee people ...

October 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Health department offering flu shots now

The Liberty County Health Department has injectable flu vaccine available.

October 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Raise approved for interim city manager

After reconvening from an executive session Thursday to discuss personnel, the Hinesville City Council unanimously approved raise of close to $12,000 for Interim City ...

October 08, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Tax exemptions cost Liberty $250 million

Taxes were at the forefront at the Oct. 3 Liberty County Commission meeting with presentations by Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones and the chief tax assessor ...

October 08, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


BI suffers first loss of season

Surprising Bradwell Institute fell 64-21 to Brunswick on Friday night at Glynn County Stadium in the Tigers' Region 2-AAAAAA opener. The loss is the Tigers ...

October 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Planners recommend action to accommodate commercial growth

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commissioner recommended rezoning 4.35 acres for a gas station convenience store and retail center between Oglethorpe Highway and South Main ...

October 05, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


'Hell Fire and Glory' showing Saturday

HINESVILLE, GA. – The Hinesville Area Arts Council (HAAC) is pleased to announce their participation in the free viewing of Hell Fire & Glory, a documentary by ...

October 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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