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Teacher brings space to classroom

One teacher in Liberty County has brought Hinesville to NASA and NASA to Hinesville.

September 06, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Locals urged to keep eye on Hurricane Irma

Local officials are monitoring Hurricane Irma and urging residents to take steps now to prepare.

September 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


September is National Preparedness Month in Georgia

As news reports of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey continue to come in, it should serve as a reminder that no matter the event, Georgians need to be prepared. The past 12 months have brought unpredictable weather and other disasters to Georgia, and to help reinforce the importance of being prepared, Gov. Nathan Deal has proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month.

September 05, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Road, drainage woes plague Long County subdivisions

Residents in two Long County neighborhoods are frustrated with developers and county officials over what they see as a failure to take responsibility to fix road, drainage and lighting issues.

September 03, 2017 | By Mark Swendra | Local news


County rethinking fire service funding

The Liberty County Commission Thursday decided on another tactic for planning and implementing countywide fire and emergency services. All mayors will be invited to meet with county officials to review ways of paying for the service.

September 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Tied to Success steers youth to productive lives

Hinesville hosted its fifth annual Tied to Success male empowerment workshop Saturday.

August 31, 2017 | By Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade deploys to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, GA. -- With the flooding of Southern Eastern Texas and the President of the United States announcing a state of emergency the U.S. Army and other agencies are coming to the aid of the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

August 30, 2017 | By Sgt. Victor Everhart, 35th Signal Brigade Special to the Courier | Local news


Parents of 5 children, and pilot killed in crash

Officials are still investigating the cause of a Monday morning plane crash in North Bryan County that claimed the lives of all three people on board.

August 30, 2017 | By Ted O’Neil Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty ranked No. 5 in economic study

A Pittsburgh economic consulting firm recently ranked Liberty County the No. 5 mid-sized county in the U.S., because it and the other counties on the list "represent regions that are poised to achieve sustainable economic growth while attracting people and investment," a press release said.

August 30, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Helping Harvey’s victims

Some local groups are collecting donations to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

August 30, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


J.C. Lewis Ford breaks ground on 'new' facility

J.C. Lewis Ford in Hinesville will begin construction on a new car dealership building at its current location on Highway 84 near downtown.

August 30, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County BoE votes to consider tax increase

A majority of the Long County Board of Education changed its collective mind during a called meeting Tuesday morning about rolling back the millage rate.

August 30, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier | Local news


Race, religion and politics in Liberty

Editor's note: This is the first in a multi-part series on issues raised by the forum.

August 30, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty native returns from counterterrorism training in Israel

Atlanta Department of Corrections Maj. Byron "Rodney" LeCounte, a native of Riceboro, has returned from Israel after an intensive two weeks of public safety and counterterrorism training with the country's top policing executives.

August 28, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Waste hauler fined $500,000

SAVANNAH - Boasso America, Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, and with a facility in Garden City, pled guilty Thursday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. for the illegal transportation and dumping of hazardous waste.

August 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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BI suffers first loss of season

Surprising Bradwell Institute fell 64-21 to Brunswick on Friday night at Glynn County Stadium in the Tigers' Region 2-AAAAAA opener. The loss is the Tigers ...

October 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Planners recommend action to accommodate commercial growth

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commissioner recommended rezoning 4.35 acres for a gas station convenience store and retail center between Oglethorpe Highway and South Main ...

October 05, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


'Hell Fire and Glory' showing Saturday

HINESVILLE, GA. – The Hinesville Area Arts Council (HAAC) is pleased to announce their participation in the free viewing of Hell Fire & Glory, a documentary by ...

October 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Recovery continues statewide

It's been three weeks since Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida and much of Georgia. Recovery efforts are ongoing. Here is the latest information from the ...

October 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


FEMA to close Midway recovery center Saturday

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – The Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closing the Liberty/McIntosh Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Midway this ...

October 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council asks changes in budget proposals

Hinesville City Council Members discussed a proposed $36.8 million total budget for fiscal year 2018 during a 3-hour workshop last week. The council requested ...

October 04, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Complaint may have sparked council, manager row

Documents imply the suspension and subsequent departure of former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards arose because he did not discipline an employee at the request ...

October 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Rentals, traffic, youth topics of forum

Hinesville District 1 Councilwoman Diana Reid said it again Thursday night at a town hall forum.

October 04, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville working on bringing in 'family entertainment center'

Hinesville could be breaking ground on a family entertainment center in the not too distant future, according to Kenneth Howard, the city's interim manager.

October 03, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Brown to chair 2017 Mayors’ Motorcade

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown was recently named as the chair of the 2017 Mayors' Motorcade for the southeast district by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA).

October 01, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


United Way aims to raise $155,000 for charities

"One by One" is the theme for this year's United Way of the Coastal Empire-Liberty County Branch's annual campaign.

September 30, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County, cities seem far apart on fire plan

Countywide professional fire and emergency service seemed like an idea whose time had come when the Liberty County commissioners discussed it at an annual planning ...

September 30, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Female student injured with knife in school fight

A fight between female students at Bradwell Institute ended with one girl placed in a youth center and another with knife wounds.

September 28, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Is this Halloween display inappropriate?

Messages and calls are coming in reporting what some are saying is an offensive Halloween display. A home on Rye Patch Road has several Halloween ...

September 28, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


NAACP, Red Cross put together emergency response kits

Members of the NAACP, Georgia State Conference of Branches and representatives of the American Red Cross put together more than 600 emergency response kits in ...

September 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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