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Trial could last through Friday

Exactly four years to the day after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a civil trial stemming from a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf of former LRMC chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter started in Liberty County State Court.

August 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Georgia DOT suspends roadwork this weekend for sales-tax holiday

Shoppers will get a break from road construction this weekend to go along with the state's suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing and computer equipment.

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville council discusses staggered elections, Fort Stewart annexation

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Staggering Hinesville City Council elections and annexing Fort Stewart's cantonment area were among the topics discussed Thursday during a council retreat.

July 31, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Traffic signal activation delayed 1 week

Hinesville is about to get another traffic light.

July 31, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Wrongful death suit goes to trial

Four years after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a wrongful death suit for former LRMC chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter started in Liberty County State Court.

July 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


County have town hall meeting on Facebook

Liberty County will host its first virtual town-hall meeting from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday.

July 29, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Keel joins Liberty school board

Dr. Yvette Keel became the newest Liberty County Board of Education member after she was sworn in Tuesday morning.

July 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


HPD chief's peers present service award

SAVANNAH ― The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police has named Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier as the recipient of the GACP Meritorious Service Award.

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty County SPLOST discussion focuses on roads

Roads – dirt and paved – were the focus during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners' called meeting Monday evening to discuss how to resurrect the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

July 27, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Cell tower to be put atop medical center

The Liberty County Hospital Authority board will enter into a lease agreement with Verizon for a cellphone tower to be placed on top of Liberty Regional Medical Center.

July 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6.6 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from 6.5 percent in May. The rate in June 2014 was 8.3 percent.

July 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police to provide hospital security

Hinesville City Council has approved an agreement to provide a city police officer for Liberty Regional Medical Center on weekends.

July 22, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New organization formed to help Long County cancer patients

Cancer Association Relief Effort Support, or CARES, held its first fundraiser July 3 in Ludowici.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County EMS moves to new location

Long County emergency-medical-service units have moved from the fire department to a new building on North McDonald Street in Ludowici, Paramedic Doug Diller of Excelsior Ambulance Service recently told the Long County Board of Commissioners.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


LCPC recommends approval for agenda items

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commissioners met earlier today to consider some rezoning petitions and new business. Planning Commissioners recommended approval for every item on the agenda, with some having special conditions attached. They recommended approval for: Allenhurst's subarea future land use map, knitting classes to be operated out of a home, using property for a family cemetery, rezoning land for three modular buildings to be used as commercial spaces, a setback reduction for a gas station sign, and final plat approval for two residential developments.

July 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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Back to School Rally features song, prayer

Large oak trees provided much needed shade at the 19th Annual Back to School Rally at Briar Bay Park.

July 12, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Sheriff gets $20K annual pay raise

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes will get an annual pay raise of $20,125 after county commissioners voted Thursday to approve a monthly supplement of ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Motorist killed in Long County

A motorist was killed in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in Long County.

July 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Cyclist struck on Shaw Road

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Shaw Road Monday night.

July 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Coastal Greenway plan is to drum up support

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Georgia Greenway, in partnership with The Georgia Conservancy, has recently completed a planning study that illustrates the greenway's vision and seeks ...

July 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Learning skills

Thirty students learned what it means to have a job through Hinesville's inaugural Summer Youth Enhancement Program.

July 09, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Council splits over used car lot

The Hinesville city council did not get past its first agenda action item Thursday, a permit for a used car lot, without two split votes ...

July 09, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


Man rams LCSO car in chase

Authorities said a routine traffic stop Friday night turned into a high speed chase and sent a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy to the ...

July 09, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


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


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