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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 Patch have spread through media and the Internet. Now, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Jay Brandes is leading a team investigating another issue closer to home on the Georgia coast: microplastics.

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 afternoon.

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


BoE, superintendent to part ways June 30

The Liberty County Board of Education voted 7-0 Tuesday to not renew Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee's contract when it ends June 30.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


It'll be a small and busy world Saturday in Hinesville

Get your passport ready for the Small World Festival coming to Bryant Commons on Saturday.

February 01, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier correspondent | 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


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


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


Clarification: LRMC offices

In a story announcing Liberty Regional Medical Center moving its human resources, business and marketing offices out of the hospital, it was reported that all non-clinical offices of Coastal Manor Long Term Care are also being moved.

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


City reports 4 million gallon spill on post

Last weekend's storms led to spills of than 4 million gallons of partially treated wastewater at Hinesville's water pollution control plant on Fort Stewart.

January 26, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Fort Stewart announces second sewage spill at Taylor's Creek

A sewage line blocked by rags led to the discharge Wednesday of 50 gallons of sewage into a tributary of Taylors Creek on Fort Stewart, Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said Thursday. He emphasized the post's drinking water remains safe.

January 26, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Roadwork, drainage dominate county’s mid-month meeting

The Liberty County Commission received a report on road projects and dealt with other routine business at their midmonth meeting Jan. 19.

January 25, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Trigger-man guilty of killing aspiring Macon Rapper

The man who shot and killed up and coming Macon area Rap Artist Markese 'Pain City' Mahone was found guilty of murder and guilty of criminal attempt to commit a felony.

January 25, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Casa's Dancing with the Stars a hit, again

Nina Dean had the right dance moves to earn the title of Best Female Dancer at the 4th annual Atlantic CASA Dancing with the Stars ...

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


Police say soldiers were shot to death

Police say two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in a Rebecca Street townhome Sunday were shot to death, and investigators are treating it as a ...

March 08, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Sheriff's Department arrests two for church burglaries

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he was going to find those responsible for stealing from four churches.

March 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Police: Soldiers were shot to death

Police say the two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in a Rebecca Street townhome Sunday were shot to death, and investigators are treating it as ...

March 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


24th ID veterans honor fallen soldiers

Veterans of the 24th Infantry Division and the Gulf War came back to Fort Stewart on Monday to remember their fallen comrades.

March 05, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Harmon honored as Long STAR student

Long County High School Senior Breana Harmon has been named the system's 2017 PAGE STAR Student.

March 05, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Proposed development near Cherokee Rose worries area residents

Some Hinesville residents along Meloney Drive and Topi Trail are worried their streets could be less safe if a 195-home subdivision is built nearby.

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


Wilkes says his service as clerk was humbling

Barry Wilkes spent 35 years as clerk and court administrator for Liberty County.

March 05, 2017 | Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Update: Man charged in mother's death

A Liberty County man is accused of killing his mother with a handgun around 4 p.m. Friday while she was driving west on Leroy ...

March 04, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man accused of shooting his mother

A Liberty County man is accused of shooting and killing his mother around 4 p.m. Friday while they were traveling on Leroy Coffer Highway.

March 03, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Cannady walking the walk for American Red Cross

The way WTOC bureau chief Dal Cannady remembers it, he'd been doing his annual walk for the American Red Cross for two years when ...

March 01, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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