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Dog Day at the Farmers Market

Hinesville's first Dog Day at the Farmers Market was a success. Locals brought their furry friends to Bradwell Park for an evening of fun, live music, gourmet dog treats, all-natural dog products, training demonstrations, pet photography and adoption information.

June 08, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville mayor issues Vietnam veterans proclamation

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, Vietnam veterans and Fort Stewart representatives met in the Hinesville Room at City Hall before Thursday's City Council meeting to proclaim June 19 as Vietnam Veterans Day in Hinesville.

June 06, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Below-average hurricane season forecast; officials advise readiness

Despite a premature start to the Atlantic hurricane season - with Tropical Storm Ana making landfall in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, area in early May - forecasters predict that the number of storms this year will again fall below normal.

June 06, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Sheriff’s Office chase turns into drug bust

An Allenhurst man with a suspended license attempted to evade a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy during a traffic stop and ended up crashing his car and being stunned by a Taser, according to the incident report.

June 04, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


2 families receive tracking bracelets

Two Liberty County families have an added measure of security for their respective autistic children after the Liberty County Sheriff's Office managed to get two Project Lifesaver devices funded through a grant.

June 04, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Walthourville police chief resigns

Tracy McFadden has resigned as Walthourville police chief, he said Tuesday.

June 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Murdered Fort Stewart soldier’s wife pleads guilty in his death

The wife of a murdered Fort Stewart soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Angler’s Edge to remain for site-built homes

Angler's Edge will not be turned into a mobile-home subdivision.

June 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Local volunteers make our community a better place

There are just a few things in life that really matter in life - family, friends, faith and time.

June 02, 2015 | By Sara Swida KLB director | Local news


Liberty teenage pageant seeks contestants

The Liberty County Cosmopolitan Club is seeking contestants for its annual Miss Teenage Liberty County Pageant, set for June 19 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Travels with the Courier

Daniel Rico and his wife, Belen, recently traveled to Arkansas to attend their grandson's high-school graduation. Cole Collins was an honor graduate, and his parents, Ida and Paul, and the grandparents are very proud of his academic achievements. Ida is a Bradwell Institute graduate.

June 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Local Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

SAVANNAH - Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Inc. awarded two Hinesville teens the Girl Scout Gold Award at a formal ceremony May 3.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Ground broken on Riceboro park

Ground was broken Wednesday on Riceboro City Park, behind the Riceboro Youth Center. City and county officials gathered at the site and talked about Riceboro's progress.

June 01, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Allenhurst: planning for future growth

What will Allenhurst look like in 25 years? That's what a few residents came together to discuss at the community planning meeting at the Allenhurst Town Hall.

June 01, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Phone scam reported in Liberty Co.

It sounded too good to be true.

June 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Kinder Morgan appeals state denial of Palmetto Pipeline

Kinder Morgan has appealed the Georgia Department of Transportation's denial of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the proposed Palmetto Pipeline, which would go through coastal Georgia.

June 18, 2015 | By Jason Wermers | Local news


Keel wins District 6 Liberty County BoE special election

In the end, experience mattered.

June 16, 2015 | By Tiffany King and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Empty home on Fort Stewart burns

A vacant home in North Bryan Village on Fort Stewart caught fire early Wednesday morning, post spokesman Kevin Larson said.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Chairman: County 'can't stop' progress

The state of the county was the focus of Thursday's Progress Through People Luncheon.

June 16, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. high court: No buffer required between developments and wetlands

In a high-profile environmental case that has important repercussions for coastal Georgia, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 25-foot buffer required by state law between development projects and the banks of waterways generally does not apply to marshes and wetlands.

June 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia announces smoked-salmon recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain packaged smoked salmon products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to consumers.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia announces pet-food recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black alerted Georgians to the recall of certain Ainsworth pet food products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to cats.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville Bank of America to become Ameris Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced Monday that the acquisition of 18 Bank of America banking centers throughout southern Georgia and northern Florida - including the Hinesville location - has been completed.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


School board election is Tuesday

By Tuesday evening, voters in Liberty County's District 6 should know who will represent them on the Board of Education.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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