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Organizers pleased with BBQ festival

The sun had yet to peak over the horizon as busy hands prepped pounds of pork shoulders, ribs and chicken for the 14th annual Blues, Brews and BBQ contest past Saturday in Hinesville.

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCCVB meeting set for Oct. 18

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) will host its bi-monthly board meeting on at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at 208 East Court St. in downtown Hinesville.

September 27, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


City to Close the Intersection of Bradwell and Mills Streets During Sewer Rehabilitation Project

As a part of a sewer rehabilitation project, the City of Hinesville will be closing the intersection of Bradwell St. and Mills St. for construction on Thursday, Sept. 28 and Friday, Sept. 29.

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoE considering one make-up day

Liberty County students will make up at least one of five days missed for the August eclipse and Hurricane Irma, and school officials are looking for feedback on when to do it.

September 27, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Fun shoot to support Futch family

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to share the details of the Clays for Clayton fundraiser set for Oct. 7 at Dorchester Shooting Preserve.

September 27, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Evaluations show disconnect between Edwards, some council members

The most recent job performance evaluation on former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards shows that some of the city council members felt a disconnect between them and the manager.

September 27, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Island natives worry for families

In Spanish, Puerto Rico is known as "isla de encanta," or "island of enchantment," for its blue waters, sandy beaches and lush tropical foliage.

September 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Clays for Clayton set for Oct. 7

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to share the details of the Clays for Clayton fundraiser, sponsored by RTS Homes and Kevin "Catfish" Jackson on October 7th at Dorchester Shooting Preserve. This is a fundraiser to benefit the medical fund for 16-month-old Clayton Futch.

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Students to make up a day for Irma, eclipse

Liberty County School System students will make up at least one of five missed days because of the August eclipse and Hurricane Irma, and school officials are looking for feedback on when to do it.

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


Area drug store welcomes newest pharmacist

Richmond Hill Pharmacy, in cooperation with South University School of Pharmacy, is welcoming Dr. Nathan Nelson to their team of pharmacists.

September 26, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County touts FD equipment purchases

The Long County Fire Department recently bought a brush truck to improve the department's ability to fight brush and woods fires.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


I-95 resurfacing project starts tonight in Bryan, Liberty counties

The $8.7 million resurfacing project of Interstate 95 beginning south of US17/South Newport (Exit 67) interchange in Liberty County and extending south of US 17/Richmond Hill (Exit 87) interchange in Bryan County will begin tonight, Sept. 25, and continue through December.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County BOE votes in millage rate increase

Following a third and final public hearing on the millage rate held Thursday, Sept. 21, the Long County Board of Education voted 3-2 to raise the current 13.483 millage rate to 14.50, an increase of 1.017 mills. School Board Chair Florence Baggs made the motion for the increase and Vice Chair Julie Dawson seconded it. They and Board Member Marcus DeLoach voted for the increase. Board Members Dr. Carolyn Williamson and Linda DeLoach opposed it.

September 25, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


It's never too early to think about how you want to be remembered

Do me a favor, will you? I would greatly appreciate it if you would see that my obituary gets printed as is, just in case I happen to kick the bucket or cash in my chips or buy the farm or any other euphemism that you deem appropriate for the occasion.

September 25, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Local news


Mosquitoes giving Liberty County a break after Irma

In spite of standing water left by Hurricane Irma mosquitoes are giving the Liberty County area a bit of a break, mosquito control chief Frazier Sylvers told the county commission Thursday.

September 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Equipment failure leads to wastewater spill at Taylors Creek

Hinesville announced Friday that its water pollution control plant on Fort Stewart released 5.47 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Taylors Creek after ...

January 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County refuses rezoning for Highway 17 convenience store

As a winter storm threatened Tuesday, Liberty County commissioners dealt with the shortest agenda in recent memory, turning down rezoning for a convenience store at ...

January 05, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Fatal bus crash headed to court?

The cause of a Dec. 5, school bus accident that claimed the life of 5-year-old Cambria Shuman has not been released yet, however Liberty County ...

January 05, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


144 on Fort Stewart reopened

Update: 144 East on Fort Stewart from Hinesville to Richmond Hill is now reopened. Drivers are still urged to drive carefully.

January 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty, Long schools remain closed Friday

Schools in Liberty and Long counties remain closed today due to the storm.

January 05, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Two shot in Flemington motel parking lot

Editor's note: This story is corrected to note the victims in a Thursday evening shooting at the La Quinta motel on East Oglethrope Highway ...

January 04, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Several wrecks reported due to weather

The snow that fell across Liberty County Wednesday was responsible for roughly 81 weather related accidents, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director ...

January 04, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Update: Closures and openings

Here are a few updates on closures and locations that plan to open later today:

January 04, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Driving conditions remain dangerous

A winter weather advisory is still in effect until 11 a.m. Thursday, according to the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency, and the agency is ...

January 04, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Midway officials sworn in on Friday

Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington and Mayor Pro Tempore Levern Clancy Jr. officially exchanged jobs Friday. Washington moved into a council seat along with new ...

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Georgia DOT treating roadways

SAVANNAH, GA – Georgia Department of Transportation crews continue to treat roadways, bridges, overpasses, and reported trouble areas with gravel, salt and brine during this extreme ...

January 03, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville City Hall to Remain Closed on Thursday

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 3, 2018) – The City of Hinesville will remain closed on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 due to conditions from the winter storm. The ...

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


City of Hinesville to announce new Manager at next meeting

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 2, 2018) –Mayor and Council of the City of Hinesville will announce their appointment of Hinesville's City Manager at the regularly ...

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Schools to remain closed tomorrow

(Hinesville, GA)- The Liberty County School System will be closed to both staff and students on Thursday, Jan. 4, according to a press release issued ...

January 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


2017 Year in review part 2

This is the second installment in the Courier's ongoing look back at 2017.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


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