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History made, second-chances given, tragedy as 2016 begins

Here's a look back at 2016, starting with January.

January 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Solar panel power helps process pecans

Mascot Pecan Shelling Co. in Glennville recently had Coastal Solar, based in Hinesville, install a solar array system, an investment of more than $2.5 million that is projected to pay for itself in power savings and incentives in four to seven years.

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


New kid on the block

Baby Daycian Jeremy Idlett did not have any competition for being the first 2017 baby born in Liberty County, but it was a race against Mother Nature for his mother.

January 04, 2017 | Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Celebrating freedom

For some, 2017 got off to a beautiful start with one of the community's largest spiritual gatherings - the Liberty County Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day program.

January 04, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Man arrested, teens questioned over shot fired Monday

One man has been arrested and three teens are being questioned in connection with a shot fired near a group of teens in Walthourville Monday afternoon, officials say.

January 02, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Ready to celebrate MLK and his day

Liberty County is getting ready to celebrate a man who exemplified equality, justice and turning those qualities into action - the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.- with events leading up to the nationwide day of recognition Jan. 16.

January 02, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Man killed in Walthourville shooting

The Walthourville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriffs Office are investigating the first deadly shooting of 2017.

January 01, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Local news


Midway passes budget

With just one working day left in the year the Midway City Council Thursday approved a $3.8 million annual budget for 2017 that freezes the salaries of city workers for at least six months.

January 01, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Property taxes can now be paid

City of Hinesville and Liberty County property taxes can now be paid.

December 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Residents oppose Gumbranch subdivision

Forty one Gumbranch residents near Groover Road signed a petition to block the rezoning of more than 41 acres for the development of a subdivision.

December 28, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Development Authority votes to prep building for new tenant

The Liberty County Development Authority authorized measures to prepare the former operations building of its defunct water reclamation plant for use by a firm that will convert food waste into salable organic fertilizer.

December 28, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Officials seek countywide internet access

Low cost county-wide access to the internet could be here in the near future.

December 28, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Memorial for homeless who have died

On the longest night of the year, and one of the coldest, local residents banded together at Bradwell Park to pay their respects to those less fortunate.

December 26, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Christmas wishes

It's usually one of the most-asked questions of the season. "What do you want for Christmas?"

December 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Fort Stewart Red Club takes on service projects for the holidays

On Dec. 10, the Red Club Fort Stewart partnered with Keep Liberty Beautiful and conducted the first part of their Holiday For Heroes Project at the gates on Fort Stewart.

December 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Man pays $460 restitution in dog case

The man who took responsibility for an accident that killed a family's pet dog in December has paid restitution.

February 05, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Pete is one popular cat

"The moral of Pete's story is no matter what you step in you just keep walking along and singing your song because it's ...

February 05, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Schools' finance officer threatens lawsuit

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee is being threatened with a lawsuit by the system's chief financial officer, Roger Reese, according to ...

February 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Authorities find missing man

UPDATE: Larry "Tony" Thompson has been located unharmed. He is safe and back with family.

February 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Microplastics could be major concern along coast

In recent years, the public has become attuned to the problem of trash in the ocean, especially plastic, as images of the Great Pacific Garbage ...

February 03, 2017 | By Michael Sullivan Special to the Courier | Local news


City Council amends part of zoning ordinance

The Hinesville City Council approved amending the city's zoning ordinance relating to nonconforming uses and structures.

February 02, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Police get boy out of tree

Showing there is much more to their jobs than just chasing bad guys, Hinesville Police Officers rescued a young boy stuck in a tree Thursday ...

February 02, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Police seek suspects in troubling case

The Hinesville Police Department is seeking out the suspect or suspects responsible for entering and vandalizing the vehicle of a Hinesville man Sunday.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Georgia NAACP: Trump is 'divider in chief'

The head of the Georgia NAACP is among those calling Donald Trump an "illegitimate president."

February 01, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Family coping with loss of pet killed by pit bulls

The holidays were all but ruined for Marvis Robinson and her family.

February 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Re-Entry program orientation is Saturday

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition is set to host a five-week course called SOAR from Dreams to Reality.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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