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Coastal Advisory Council to meet in Midway

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's summer annual meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at the Coastal Electric Cooperative Office, 1265 South Coastal Highway, Midway.

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


Chick-fil-A to open Thursday

Maybe it was wishful thinking. Maybe it was a set of tired eyes.

June 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Community benefits from Collaborative effort in the amount of 10,000 meal!

"Blessing really do fall in your lap," screams Dominique Mack, New Community Service Director for Coastal Georgia Community Action.

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


Tempers flare during, after meeting

A June 21 meeting billed as a town hall for former members of the House of Prayer Christian Church nearly led to fistfights as tempers flared.

June 28, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Apartments set for homeless veterans

Not having a place to lay your head at night can turn your world upside down and the Hinesville Housing Authority wants to address this issue for homeless veterans.

June 28, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Lane closure on 84 in Hinesville tonight

Contractors for Georgia DOT will be adjusting manholes and asphaltic joints on US 84/SR 38 in Hinesville. This eastbound lane closure between Memorial Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is scheduled from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, weather permitting.

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


Back to school rally set for July 8

The 19th annual Back to School Rally at Briar Bay Park in Riceboro is gearing up again for Saturday July 8.

June 27, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Helping young women learn the ropes

Dawn Baker, the Riceboro native, is no stranger to the region as a long-time anchor for WTOC news.

June 27, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Local news


Realty off the ‘off-limits’ list

The local real estate company Elaine Boggs Realty Group LLC is off the Army's off-limits list.

June 26, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


State of county is positive, officials say

The annual State of the County presentation Thursday by Liberty Commission Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown included a brief review of the past 12 months and projections for the future.

June 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr Senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville council votes to move money to Ameris Bank

Hinesville City Council voted 4-0 June 15 to switch its banking services from The Heritage Bank to Ameris Bank after what assistant city manager Kenneth Howard called "errors" in evaluating bank proposals.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


The wait is almost over

Editor's note: The editor messed up. The store grand opening is June 29. That's Thursday. Our Sunday paper says the grand opening is Wednesday. Wednesday is when the lline opens for those who want to be part of the first 100. The editor apologizes for the confusion.

June 24, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Search is on for burglar suspect

The Long County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man they believe is tied to a series of home invasions and burglaries.

June 23, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Update: child expected to recover after shooting

A child wounded by a handgun Thursday night is expected to make a full recovery, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said Friday.

June 23, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Fighting a war he cannot win

It was not a good week for state Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson).

June 22, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Local news


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LCSO looks for help finding Midway burglary suspect

Here's a press release from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

July 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville councilwoman recognized by GMA

Hinesville Councilwoman Vicky Nelson received a certificate of achievement from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association's annual convention ...

July 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leadership Liberty grads recognized

Members of the 2016-2017 Leadership Liberty class graduated and were recognized during a June 23 lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse.

July 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Tropical depression forms

From Larry Logan at the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency:

July 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office looking for suspect in year-old murder case

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a possible suspect involved in a homicide almost one year ...

July 06, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Re-entry coalition looks to churches

Saying the foundation of a successful prison re-entry program lies at the foot of faith-based organizations, Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition Director Daisy Jones welcomed pastors ...

July 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Man accidentally shot

A man spent the Fourth of July in the hospital after being accidentally shot during a house party near Gum Branch. The incident occurred before ...

July 05, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long County’s first administrator is already on the job

New Long County Administrator Frank Etheridge started work June 20.

July 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Called meeting not held

People expecting to learn more about city government controversies in Hinesville at a June 28 called city council meeting were disappointed. There was no information ...

July 05, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Getting kids excited about the library

The library is supposed to be a quiet place for reading. There was an exception for a children's dance party Monday morning.

July 05, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Member says ‘My church is not a cult’

Cesar Vargas said he wants to set the record straight.

July 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Rotary celebrates 40th anniversary

Hinesville's Rotary club celebrated its 40th anniversary, inducted the 2017-18 board and acknowledged accomplishments of the past year at its annual induction meeting June ...

July 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Association honors Hinesville council members

ATLANTA - The Georgia Municipal Association honored Hinesville City Council members Keith Jenkins and Diana Reid at its annual convention in Savannah June 25 for training ...

July 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Candidate stresses education as equalizer

No matter your politics, there's no arguing that Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams has an impressive resume.

July 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Long seeking funds for road work at school

Georgia Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Purcell joined Long County officials on June 19 to look at the possibility of state funding for a second ...

July 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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