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Saturday voting is this week

For those who don't have time to vote in Georgia's presidential preference primary during weekday business hours, voting will be available this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

February 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Traffic scheduled to shift Monday on Veterans Parkway

The contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled a northbound traffic shift around 9 a.m. Monday on Veterans Parkway between E.G. Miles Parkway and Fort Stewart in Hinesville. Motorists traveling through this work zone should expect minor delays as the contractor performs the traffic shift.

February 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


City officials say late tax bills prompt grace period

Hinesville City Council covered late property tax bills, appointments and business licenses at its meeting Thursday.

February 11, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Councilman’s departure marks an end of an era

"Servant, well done," describes the service that David Anderson rendered to the city of Hinesville and the greater community.

February 10, 2016 | By Edith Anderson | Local news


Second Chances rescues horses — and people

After serving in the Air Force and spending 20 years outside the country, Andrea Doolittle returned home to Gum Branch and reignited a passion she carried within throughout the years.

February 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County leaders talk SPLOST — preliminarily

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners recently held a preliminary discussion on the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which voters likely will decide on in November.

February 09, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Liberty County coroner seeks help finding deceased woman’s family, friends

The Liberty County Coroner's Office is seeking help finding family members or friends of Ernestine Williams.

February 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Borrow pit OK unearths bad feelings

A rezoning request for a borrow pit at the intersection of Brigdon Road and Islands Highway, which drew much opposition from neighbors, has been approved by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners.

February 08, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Walthourville vigil honors man

Friends, family and Walthourville police officers gathered underneath the pavilion at Johnnie Frasier Park to remember Kenneth Lee Jackson, who died after being shot in front of his home Jan. 25.

February 06, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Advance presidential primary voting starts Monday

Advance voting for the March 1 presidential primaries in Georgia runs Feb. 8-26, with Saturday voting on Feb. 20.

February 06, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


EF-1 tornado confirmed on Fort Stewart; donations being accepted

By Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down Wednesday on Fort Stewart.

February 04, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Severe weather threat passes; rain to continue in Liberty, Long counties today

After Wednesday's wild weather with tornado watches and warnings and one that touched down on Fort Stewart, the main threat from Mother Nature in Liberty and Long counties today is rain.

February 04, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Tornado touches down on Fort Stewart

10:57 p.m. Update: Press conference, press release and school closure

February 03, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


City warned of plans to drill for oil off coast

A recent three-hour Hinesville City Council meeting consisted of a number of presentations and two executive sessions. One of the closed sessions lasted an hour with no action taken.

February 03, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County honors STAR student

The 2016 Long County Student Teacher Achievement Recognition student and teacher were honored Jan. 27 by the Long County Chamber of Commerce at Coastal Manor Daybreak.

February 03, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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LCSO looks for help finding Midway burglary suspect

Here's a press release from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

July 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville councilwoman recognized by GMA

Hinesville Councilwoman Vicky Nelson received a certificate of achievement from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association's annual convention ...

July 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leadership Liberty grads recognized

Members of the 2016-2017 Leadership Liberty class graduated and were recognized during a June 23 lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse.

July 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Tropical depression forms

From Larry Logan at the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency:

July 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office looking for suspect in year-old murder case

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a possible suspect involved in a homicide almost one year ...

July 06, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Re-entry coalition looks to churches

Saying the foundation of a successful prison re-entry program lies at the foot of faith-based organizations, Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition Director Daisy Jones welcomed pastors ...

July 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Man accidentally shot

A man spent the Fourth of July in the hospital after being accidentally shot during a house party near Gum Branch. The incident occurred before ...

July 05, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long County’s first administrator is already on the job

New Long County Administrator Frank Etheridge started work June 20.

July 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Called meeting not held

People expecting to learn more about city government controversies in Hinesville at a June 28 called city council meeting were disappointed. There was no information ...

July 05, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Getting kids excited about the library

The library is supposed to be a quiet place for reading. There was an exception for a children's dance party Monday morning.

July 05, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Member says ‘My church is not a cult’

Cesar Vargas said he wants to set the record straight.

July 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Rotary celebrates 40th anniversary

Hinesville's Rotary club celebrated its 40th anniversary, inducted the 2017-18 board and acknowledged accomplishments of the past year at its annual induction meeting June ...

July 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Association honors Hinesville council members

ATLANTA - The Georgia Municipal Association honored Hinesville City Council members Keith Jenkins and Diana Reid at its annual convention in Savannah June 25 for training ...

July 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Candidate stresses education as equalizer

No matter your politics, there's no arguing that Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams has an impressive resume.

July 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Long seeking funds for road work at school

Georgia Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Purcell joined Long County officials on June 19 to look at the possibility of state funding for a second ...

July 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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