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Grave Decoration Day to preserve African traditions

In lieu of ghosts and goblins, the African American Heritage Trail Committee in Liberty County will kick off its east-end cemetery preservation initiative Saturday.

October 25, 2017 | Hermina Glass-Hill Special to the Courier | Local news


Long Co. chairman breaks SPLOST misconceptions

Long County voters on Nov. 7 will decide whether or not to continue supporting the special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST. The tax amount is 1 cent on every dollar spent in the Long County and was approved six years ago.

October 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville native heads parole in state; still trains

ATLANTA - Georgia Executive Director of Parole Christopher Barnett, a Hinesville native, attended the Chief Executive Training Class for appointed chiefs of police and heads of law enforcement agencies in Duluth Sept. 18-27.

October 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Death of Civilian hunter reported on Fort Stewart

(FORT STEWART, Ga.) - A civilian hunter was found in a Fort Stewart training area by family members around 10 p.m. Sunday after he did not return home earlier in the day, according to Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson.

October 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ft. Stewart gears up for Fall Fest

A four-day carnival, part of Fall Fest at Fort Stewart, is coming to Donovan Field Thursday-Sunday.

October 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Pastor running for Flemington Council seat

Editor's note: Profiles of candidates for the Flemington City Council ran in last Sunday's Courier. However, email problems kept one from getting his profile to us. Here it is:

October 22, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Sixty years of lifting voices in song

Sarah Izzard has retired after 60 years of playing the piano at First Zion Baptist Church in Riceboro, but shows few other signs of slowing down.

October 22, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Parker’s 5th Annual Fueling the Community Golf Tournament Raises More Than $100,000 for Charity

The 5th Annual Parker's Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament, held on Oct. 11 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga., raised more than $100,000 to benefit education, healthcare and other important causes in coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

October 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville council cuts tax bills; hikes water bills

The Hinesville City Council saved property owners some on taxes Thursday while also increasing how much all households and businesses pay in water bills.

October 21, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Teacher sorority recognized by local lawmaker

October 2017 was proclaimed International Alpha Delta Kappa month, an honorary organization for women educators, by U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter at the Liberty County Board of Education Thursday.

October 21, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County patches Rye Patch

Contractors made repairs to areas of Rye Patch Road Tuesday and Wednesday.

October 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Home Depot volunteers to finish Veterans Memorial Walk, dog park at Bryant Commons

Home Depot announced Wednesday their involvment in completing the Cisco's Dog Park and Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons.

October 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville councilman in hospital

City of Hinesville District 4 Councilman Keith Jenkins has been hospitalized due to recent health complications. He was admitted into Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah on Tuesday and underwent a procedure Wednesday, according to a press release from Hinesville PR Manager Brittany Denney.

October 19, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Hinesville Councilman Keith Jenkins hospitalized

City of Hinesville District 4 Councilman Keith Jenkins has been hospitalized due to recent health complications. He was admitted into Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah on Tuesday, Oct. 17 and underwent a procedure on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

October 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Two dead in car crash

The two people killed in an early morning car crash Thursday on E.B. Cooper Highway have been identified.

October 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


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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


Suspects in murder cases plead not guilty

Two murder suspects have entered pleas of not guilty.

November 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'All denominations together'

Women of different faiths and backgrounds gathered inside Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel Nov. 8 for a special Protestant Women of the Chapel event.

November 26, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Officials give thanks

Liberty County has many things to be thankful for this holiday season.

November 26, 2017 | By Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news


Christmas in the Park tradition continues

The 11th annual Christmas in the Park will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 behind the Main Street shops, in ...

November 25, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Christmas parade set for Dec. 1

The 21st annual Illuminated Christmas Parade: Christmas through the Decades will be Dec. 1.

November 24, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Free HIV testing set for next week

The Coastal Health District Prevention Program will provide free and confidential HIV testing on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 in observance of World AIDS Day ...

November 23, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


What we are thankful for

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman politician Cicero said "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the ...

November 23, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


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