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THOSE WHO SERVED: Musician/artist Rodney Riley a voice of the Vietnam soldier

It was cold one morning when they dropped me off

January 30, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office, GBI investigating death of Fleming man

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Monday outside a vacant home in Fleming, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

January 29, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Sewage spills concern Riverkeepers

More than 18 million gallons of partially treated sewage have been released into Taylors Creek over three separate incidents earlier this month, according to press releases issued by the city of Hinesville and the Ogeechee Riverkeepers are taking notice.

January 29, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Former Courier GM under scrutiny

Police are investigating allegations that former Coastal Courier General Manager Kathryn Fox stole more $33,000 from the newspaper, according to a Hinesville Police Department incident report.

January 27, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Phillips announces plan to run for vacant Long County commission seat

Lifelong Long County resident Mike Phillips has announced plans to run for the vacant District 3 commissioners' spot. The seat became open upon the resignation of former commissioner Willie Frank Thompson.

January 27, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Renovations in works for Bradwell

The Liberty County School System Board ranked bids from four firms for renovations planned for Bradwell institute.

January 27, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville woman charged in child's death

A Hinesville woman is charged with felony murder and cruelty to children for the death Monday of a 3-year-old girl.

January 25, 2018 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Dozen deaths in state attributed to flu

Seven more Georgians have died from the flu, bringing the total to 12 deaths across the state this influenza season, public health officials said Friday.

January 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


American Pickers back

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of the hit TV series American Pickers are gearing up to return to Georgia to film episodes throughout the region.

January 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville Rotarian travels to India

Hinesville Rotary Club member Brigitte Shanken is currently traveling abroad as part of a month-long service opportunity.

January 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Susie King Taylor symposium set for Feb. 5

The second annual Susie King Taylor Symposium, Bread on the Water, will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at Historic Dorchester Academy, 8787 E Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

January 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


'You are supposed to serve others'

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part story on interim Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Franklin Perry, the only finalist for the job.

January 24, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Liberty County BOE argues over training

While the Liberty County School system waits until next week for a rescheduled visit from the schools accrediting group AdvancED, one school board member said the board hasn't learned from past training.

January 24, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Two Fort Stewart soldiers arrested for driving into Wallthourville home

Two soldiers involved in a single vehicle accident which struck a Walthourville residence Saturday night haven been identified as Israel Jurado, 19 and Colby Loveday, 20.

January 22, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Government shutdown impacts Fort Stewart

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will be impacted by the government shutdown as services cease operations to comply with the legal and regulatory requirements of operating in the absence of appropriations.

January 20, 2018 | Special to the Courier Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield PAO | Local news


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Prepare for bad weather

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Vehicle clips school bus

A truck clipped the front end of a Liberty County School bus this morning on Islands highway and Brigdon Road.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


WomenHeart Hinesville is here

Alicia Roberts was diagnosed with cardio myopathy and congestive heart failure in 2010, when she was just 26 years old.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Arrest made in Fleming murder

Eptwarnd Saunders, 31 of Midway was arrested Monday in connection with the slaying of James Caswell Jones, 62, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon, Lewis Levine | Local news


No gun at school, official says

Long County High School was briefly on lockdown Monday morning after a mother called to report her daughter might have had a gun at school.

February 06, 2018 | Staff | Local news


Training program recognizes two Hinesville officials

Hinesville Councilmember Diana Reid and Mayor Allen Brown were both recognized Jan. 21 by the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal ...

February 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Pembroke police chief named to international committee

Pembroke Police Chief Randy Alexander knows what "hooah" means, having served nearly two decades in the Army as an infantryman before beginning a second career ...

February 03, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


New USO center on Fort Stewart

The Armed Forces Family Foundation and United Services Organziation cut the ribbon Thursday on a new USO center on Fort Stewart, the first in Georgia ...

February 03, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Flu worries increase in Liberty County

Mike Hester, chief executive officer of Liberty Regional Medical Center, said the hospital's staff is taking precautions as the flu season, the worst in ...

February 03, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Community Housing Initiative looks to improve housing conditions

The Liberty County Initiative for Community Housing held a housing workshop on a recent Saturday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

February 03, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


New library card system now underway

Live Oak Public Libraries patrons can now apply for a new PINES library card at any library branch location in Chatham, Effingham or Liberty counties.

February 02, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Child advocates to attend CASA Day at Capitol

CASA Day at the Capitol will take place on Feb. 14 at the State Capitol in Atlanta with nearly 300 child advocates, including 11 from ...

February 01, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Regional issues visitor restrictions due to flu

Liberty Regional Medical Center is restricting visits to its hospital and nursing home due to the flu. Here's a copy and paste of a ...

February 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


March to help veterans

Team Savannah for Veterans had a fundraising ruck march in Hinesville Saturday.

February 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Intersection of 16, 95 to get work

The intersection where I-16 meets I-95 will be getting some changes following a joint resolution recently passed by the State Transportation Board.

February 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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