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Raise approved for interim city manager

After reconvening from an executive session Thursday to discuss personnel, the Hinesville City Council unanimously approved raise of close to $12,000 for Interim City Manager Ken Howard.

October 08, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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' first of the season. Bradwell is 6-1 overall and 0-1 in Region 2-AAAAAA.

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 Street.

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 Shugalene Productions.

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 Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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 Saturday. The agencies are adjusting hours of operation for remaining centers beginning Sunday.

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 staff make several changes and provide them additional data before a vote on the final budget in October. The budget process began in April, with each department presenting a detailed, line-item budget.

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


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 of a council member.

October 04, 2017 | Patty Leon 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 session in February. But it didn't seem that way in a Thursday meeting with mayors and city officials.

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 figures and displays across their yard home and patio. As you approach the house there is a cemetery scene with a spectral woman sitting on a swing next to her open coffin.

September 28, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Harris named 2-AAAAAA top offensive player

Bradwell Institute's Kevin Harris was one of Georgia's top high school running backs in 2017.

November 30, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


FEMA job fair Monday in Brunswick

The Georgia Department of Labor and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are hosting a job fair to recruit Georgians for temporary disaster recovery work under ...

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area producers get priority for Irma incentive program

Farmers, ranchers and non-industrial forestland owners that suffered damage due to Hurricane Irma will have until Dec. 15 to apply for a special statewide incentives ...

November 30, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Proud veteran, Donald Singleton, still struggling with horrors of war

WATCH VIDEO of Donald Singleton telling his story.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Solar farm at Midway industrial park?

The Liberty County Development Authority is working on a deal that could bring a power generating solar farm to the Midway Industrial Park. The LCDA ...

November 29, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


CCRPI results for Long County improving

Results on the latest CCRPI show schools in Long County are faring better in most areas than they have in recent years.

November 29, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Right Blend Blog: Parade ready to roll

The 21st annual Christmas Parade is this coming Friday. We at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau worked pretty much ...

November 29, 2017 | By Erin Johnson Liberty CVB/Special to the Courier | Local news


Courier Sunday publication going to Saturday

Starting Saturday, the Courier will begin publishing a weekend edition, rather than the Sunday paper.

November 29, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Warrant officer accused of murder pleads not guilty

A man suspected of killing Nathaniel Brown during a 2015 scuffle pleaded not guilty Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

November 29, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville councilwoman to host toy drive Dec. 9

Hinesville Councilwoman of District 3 Vicky Nelson will host a toy drive at 10 a.m. Dec. 9 at Irene B. Thomas Park.

November 28, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County commissioners report on road improvements

Over the last several months, the Long County Commission has taken steps to make county roads safer.

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


Police blotter: Woman bilked out of $4,000 in 'bill paying referral scheme'

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

November 28, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Long County EMA encourages residents to think ahead

(Ludowici) –Long County, along with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency's (GEMA/HS) Ready Georgia campaign, is encouraging citizens to take time ...

November 27, 2017 | Staff report/special to the Courier | Local news


Suspects in murder cases plead not guilty

Two murder suspects have entered pleas of not guilty.

November 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'All denominations together'

Women of different faiths and backgrounds gathered inside Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel Nov. 8 for a special Protestant Women of the Chapel event.

November 26, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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