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Long commissioners avoid legal fight

A potential lawsuit between the Long County Commission and the county's constitutional officers has been averted. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to rescind a provision of their budget resolution that increased their control over the officers' budgets.

November 12, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Tape shows Reid thought Edwards, mayor were out to get her off council

Editor's note: Because of the size of the audio file and issues with our current website, our attempts to upload the audio from the May 18 executive session onto our site have been unsuccesful to this point. Here is a link however: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GiTaVptprTdL0VVUSLyioTj8ghPhYQwO

November 12, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Walthourville chief of police suspended

Walthourville's police chief has been suspended and was ordered to turn in his badge and gun, according to a Nov. 9 letter from Mayor Daisy Pray to the chief, Bernie Quarterman.

November 12, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Removing the mayor from the mix?

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing of future city managers.

November 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


For Chaffee, service a family tradition

VIDEO: See Sgt. Maj. Adna Chaffee IV as he speaks passionately about how Vietnam Veterans are being recognized today for their service.

November 08, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


City spends $11,000 on lawyers during Edwards issue

Hinesville spent a little more than $11,000 on lawyers to deal with the aftermath of city council's 3-1 vote in June to suspend former City Manager Billy Edwards.

November 08, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'A place of pride'

The ribbon was cut on the memorial Saturday by members of the Veterans Memorial Walk committee, Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, local officials, veteran and Army officials and others involved in the project.

November 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Clancy wins Midway mayor's seat

Levern Clancy Jr., is the new mayor of Midway.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


SPLOST renewed in Long County, Parker wins District 5 seat

Long County voters renewed SPLOST and elected Robert Parker to fill the District 5 county commission seat vacated by Bobby Walker earlier this year.

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville council appears set to limit mayor involvement in city manager issues

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing of future city managers.

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Tomorrow is Election Day

Tuesday is Election Day. There are two municipal elections in Liberty County. In Long County there is a district five commission seat to decide and a county-wide SPLOST referendum on the ballot.

November 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


WOW Mobile Health Vehicle Offers Mammograms

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: October 31, 2017 – Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to provide access to quality mammography in Glynn County and rural areas of Southeast Georgia with its Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle.

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


Library merger will bring changes for customers

Liberty County library users will gain free access to 10 million books and other items statewide when the three-county Live Oak Public Library joins the Georgia Public Library Service's Public Information Network for Electronic Services.

November 05, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


HPD looking for suspect in alleged rape

Hinesvlle police are looking for a man suspected of a rape, according to a press release.

November 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Attorney general tours Hinesville

Georgia's Attorney General Chris Carr briefly visited Hinesville last week. The current AG was in Savannah, and stopped in Hinesville afterward.

November 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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Re-entry group looking for donations

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition is requesting donations of personal care items.

December 02, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Bakers celebrate 71st anniversary

If you ask them, they will tell you it has only been seventy one short years.

December 01, 2017 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Local news


Harris named 2-AAAAAA top offensive player

Bradwell Institute's Kevin Harris was one of Georgia's top high school running backs in 2017.

November 30, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


FEMA job fair Monday in Brunswick

The Georgia Department of Labor and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are hosting a job fair to recruit Georgians for temporary disaster recovery work under ...

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area producers get priority for Irma incentive program

Farmers, ranchers and non-industrial forestland owners that suffered damage due to Hurricane Irma will have until Dec. 15 to apply for a special statewide incentives ...

November 30, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Proud veteran, Donald Singleton, still struggling with horrors of war

WATCH VIDEO of Donald Singleton telling his story.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Solar farm at Midway industrial park?

The Liberty County Development Authority is working on a deal that could bring a power generating solar farm to the Midway Industrial Park. The LCDA ...

November 29, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


CCRPI results for Long County improving

Results on the latest CCRPI show schools in Long County are faring better in most areas than they have in recent years.

November 29, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Right Blend Blog: Parade ready to roll

The 21st annual Christmas Parade is this coming Friday. We at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau worked pretty much ...

November 29, 2017 | By Erin Johnson Liberty CVB/Special to the Courier | Local news


Courier Sunday publication going to Saturday

Starting Saturday, the Courier will begin publishing a weekend edition, rather than the Sunday paper.

November 29, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Warrant officer accused of murder pleads not guilty

A man suspected of killing Nathaniel Brown during a 2015 scuffle pleaded not guilty Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

November 29, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville councilwoman to host toy drive Dec. 9

Hinesville Councilwoman of District 3 Vicky Nelson will host a toy drive at 10 a.m. Dec. 9 at Irene B. Thomas Park.

November 28, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County commissioners report on road improvements

Over the last several months, the Long County Commission has taken steps to make county roads safer.

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


Police blotter: Woman bilked out of $4,000 in 'bill paying referral scheme'

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

November 28, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Long County EMA encourages residents to think ahead

(Ludowici) –Long County, along with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency's (GEMA/HS) Ready Georgia campaign, is encouraging citizens to take time ...

November 27, 2017 | Staff report/special to the Courier | Local news


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