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State school superintendent visits Lewis Frasier

Students at the Lewis Frasier Middle School Honor Roll Breakfast Friday had a noted visitor.

January 13, 2018 | Krystal Hart | Local news


Ludowici PD probing dog cruelty case

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClellan said his department is investigating claims of animal cruelty posted Jan. 6 on a Facebook page by a New-York-based animal welfare group.

January 13, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


MLK Day Parade route, road closures announced

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced the route and road closures for the MLK Day parade, set for 10 a.m. Monday beginning at Bradwell Insitute.

January 12, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Bus backs into ditch during training

There was a minor incident involving a Liberty County School bus Friday morning on Leroy Coffer Highway.

January 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Former law firm for Liberty schools now representing victim in fatal school bus crash

The Liberty County school system's former law firm is now representing the family of the child killed in a Dec. 5 school bus crash near Gum Branch.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former chief: Walthourville mayor wanted councilman framed

Former Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman claims the city's mayor tried to pressure him into planting drugs to frame a city council member Larry Baker, according to a letter to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal from Georgia NAACP President Phyllis Blake.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


LPD investigating dog abuse

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClellan said his department is investigating claims of animal cruelty posted Jan. 6 on a private Facebook page by a New-York-based animal welfare group.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Wastewater plant has second failure in a week

Hinesville announced Thursday that its Water Pollution Control Plant located on Ft. Stewart experienced a release of 5.65 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Taylors Creek as a result of equipment failure Wednesday.

January 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Walthourville police chief fired

Embattled Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman was fired Wednesday after a a hearing held between city officials and Quarterman. After the hearing City Clerk Melissa Jones announced the Chief's termination effective immediately.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


5 million gallons spill at sewage plant

Hinesville announced Friday that its sewage plant on Fort Stewart released 5.47 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Taylors Creek after an equipment failure.

January 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Mayor breaks deadlock

Presiding over his first Midway City Council meeting Monday, new Mayor Levern Clancy Jr. cast a tie-breaking vote to elect former Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington as mayor pro tempore.

January 11, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Martin honored for service to her city

Former Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin was recognized with the lifetime service award from the Georgia Municipal Association in recognition of her 36 years of service to the city. The award was presented to Martin in Flemington on Jan. 8.

January 11, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Nelson attends convocation in Atlanta

City of Hinesville Councilwoman Vicky Nelson attended the Eugene C. Tillman, Sr. Memorial Prayer Convocation hosted by State Rep. Al Williams on Sunday, Jan. 7, at the Capitol building.

January 10, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


2017 in review: SPLOST, controversy

May 3: Detective Suzie Jackson, who had been with the Hinesville Police Department for more than 30 years, retired. Her work was praised by coworkers and civilians.

January 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Not rain, nor snow

As one Facebook post noted, "Rain or snow, Grandma will go!" The storm that paralyzed much of Liberty County and coastal Georgia Jan. 3 didn't stop Dorothy Wedincamp of Flemington from taking her daily bike ride. The 91-year-old rides about two miles a day and has lived in Liberty County since she was 19. She is the mother-in-law of Ren Keel and mother of Faye Keel.

January 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


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Liberty Emergency Management Agency wants you to be ready for the worst (weather)

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Prepare for bad weather

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Vehicle clips school bus

A truck clipped the front end of a Liberty County School bus this morning on Islands highway and Brigdon Road.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


WomenHeart Hinesville is here

Alicia Roberts was diagnosed with cardio myopathy and congestive heart failure in 2010, when she was just 26 years old.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Arrest made in Fleming murder

Eptwarnd Saunders, 31 of Midway was arrested Monday in connection with the slaying of James Caswell Jones, 62, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon, Lewis Levine | Local news


No gun at school, official says

Long County High School was briefly on lockdown Monday morning after a mother called to report her daughter might have had a gun at school.

February 06, 2018 | Staff | Local news


Training program recognizes two Hinesville officials

Hinesville Councilmember Diana Reid and Mayor Allen Brown were both recognized Jan. 21 by the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal ...

February 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Pembroke police chief named to international committee

Pembroke Police Chief Randy Alexander knows what "hooah" means, having served nearly two decades in the Army as an infantryman before beginning a second career ...

February 03, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


New USO center on Fort Stewart

The Armed Forces Family Foundation and United Services Organziation cut the ribbon Thursday on a new USO center on Fort Stewart, the first in Georgia ...

February 03, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Flu worries increase in Liberty County

Mike Hester, chief executive officer of Liberty Regional Medical Center, said the hospital's staff is taking precautions as the flu season, the worst in ...

February 03, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Community Housing Initiative looks to improve housing conditions

The Liberty County Initiative for Community Housing held a housing workshop on a recent Saturday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

February 03, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


New library card system now underway

Live Oak Public Libraries patrons can now apply for a new PINES library card at any library branch location in Chatham, Effingham or Liberty counties.

February 02, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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