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Authorities investigating possible threat at Wal-Mart

There are reports of an alleged bomb threat at the Wal-Mart store located off Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. Authorities are currently investigating the threat. The Courier will continue to report on any update as it becomes available.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Long Co. hopes to expand rec facilities at lake

Long County Chamber of Commerce President Ray Howard and Long County Development Authority Chairman Danny Norman went before the county commission Feb. 3 to ask the group for help in expanding the recreational services at Morgan Lake.

February 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty’s ISO ratings see dramatic decrease

Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges informed the Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that Gum Branch and unincorporated county residents can expect a decrease in their homeowner's insurance rates this year, thanks to better fire-protection ratings for the areas under Liberty County Fire Services management.

February 06, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Feb. Arts Council exhibit features Gullah Geechee art

The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host an art exhibit for the month of February. The exhibit, called "Sojun tu Gullah Geechee" features arts and crafts of the Gullah Geechee culture.

February 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Coffee guru to give lecture at downtown business

Internationally-renowned coffee guru Dr. Joseph John will give a lecture at 6 p.m. Monday at Uncommon Grounds in downtown Hinesville.

February 03, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Coastal group schedules lobbying trip

The environmental advocacy group One Hundred Miles is chartering a bus to take area residents to Atlanta in February to talk to legislators about issues facing the Georgia coast.

February 03, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


International car show planned for Small World Fest

An international car show will be part of this year's Small World Festival on March 7 at Bryant Commons.

February 03, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici firefighters respond to house fire on Mill Pond Road

The Ludowici-Long County Fire Department responded to a house fire Monday afternoon on Mill Pond Road.

February 03, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Middle school students learning by doing

Students in the area are discovering new classrooms made from salt marshes, pine forests and fish ponds, rather than bricks and mortar.

February 02, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Charles Frasier announces bid for mayor

Hinesville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier on Thursday announced his intent to run for mayor in the November election.

January 30, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


LCDA updates community on local industries’ year

Community leaders, business officials and citizens gathered at the Liberty College and Career Academy Thursday to hear a "year-in-review" update from the Liberty County Development Authority.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Rotary holds speech contest for students

The Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday hosted its annual speech contest for area high-school students.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


New rural water system up, running

On an appropriately wet Friday, Liberty County officials and residents turned out to the Miller Park well site for a "Turn on the Tap" ceremony, marking the completion of a project started over 10 years ago.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County woman is ‘Hometown Hero’

Gina Riddle doesn't think she does anything more than the other people in her community. Others disagree.

January 27, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Miller Pasture education center up for sale

There's a for-sale sign at the Jan and Dennis Waters Educational Center on Dunlevie Road in Allenhurst.

January 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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City names new judges, adds street repairs

Hinesville City Council voted Thursday to fill two new municipal-judge positions.

April 07, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Authorities identify body found in Altamaha River as missing Wayne County woman

The body found Friday afternoon off of a boat ramp in the Altamaha River in Wayne County has been identified as Willie Joe Vaughn, according to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter.

April 06, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Midway Arts Festival set for April 25

The 10th Annual Midway Arts Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Midway Historic District on Highway 17 South and Martin Road.

April 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Former NAACP leader running for mayor

Former Liberty County NAACP President Liston Singletary III is running for mayor of Hinesville.

April 06, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Two qualify to run for school board

Two people have qualified as candidates in the special election for the District 6 seat on the Liberty County Board of Education.

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Morgan Lake expansion discussed at meeting

A proposed county-maintained shooting range and expanding the facilities at Morgan Lake dominated the discussion at the Long County Chamber of Commerce's Progress Through People Breakfast on March 24 at the Compass Worship Center in Ludowici.

April 03, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Willie Graham resigns from Liberty County High School

After serving as an educator and administrator for almost four decades, Liberty County High School assistant principal and varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham has decided to call it a day.

April 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Live Oak Church to hold outdoor Resurrection Sunday service

The weather didn't exactly cooperate the last time Live Oak Church of God outdoor service was scheduled. But plans are underway for yet another special outdoor service.

April 02, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Local news


Water council member discusses offshore exploration, drilling

Oil exploration and drilling off Georgia's coast present both pros and cons, a McIntosh community resident says.

April 01, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty County school board lifts hiring freeze

The Liberty County Board of Education has officially lifted a hiring freeze imposed in January, but that doesn't mean the school system's financial situation has suddenly improved.

March 31, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Project Lifesaver helps find girl — again

A partnership between the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's directorate of emergency services proved beneficial this past week in helping authorities find an autistic girl who recently wandered away from her home.

March 31, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Is there racial profiling in Liberty County?

One of the most controversial questions during a Community Policing Awareness forum Monday evening in Hinesville concerned racial profiling. Specifically, does it exist in Liberty County?

March 31, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Hinesville police: Teen drives vehicle into tree

A vehicle accident sent two to the hospital after a 13-year-old driver slammed a vehicle into a tree in Hinesville, police said.

March 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Local boys compete in 4-H competition

Levi and Peyton Mixon have worked on their family farm all their lives. Farming is very hard work, but the fourth- and sixth-grade boys will tell you farming can be fun.

March 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Variations to sloppy Joes are endless

The kid in me still loves sloppy Joes.

March 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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