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Commissioners approve raise

As expected, the Liberty County Commission agreed Thursday to raise commissioners' pay starting in 2019, but one commissioner voted no. Pat Bowen said he would prefer to wait for a look at finances in April before hiking pay.

December 23, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


DA's office now involved in Liberty County bus wreck investigation

The investigation into a Liberty County school bus crash that killed 5-year-old Cambria Shuman now involves District Attorney Tom Durden.

December 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Long County wreck kills child

A 3-year-old boy was killed in a vehicle accident on Highway 196 near Hayfield Road shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

December 20, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


LCDA: Deals add $78 million to economy

The Liberty County Development Authority audit approved Monday put a price tag on the tax abatements LCDA uses to lure industries to locate in the county.

December 20, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr Senior correspondent | Local news


Open audition? Apparently not

It's been three decades since Hinesville had to interview applicants for the job of city manager, so some confusion over the process is probably understandable.

December 20, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Wreaths laid at Warriors Walk for 11th time

Army Pvt. Eduardo Cardenas didn't mind working Saturday at Cottrell Field on Fort Stewart. He said it was important to be there.

December 20, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


County restarts payments to chamber

The Liberty County Commission has decided to resume routine payments to the Convention and Visitor Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce, having suspended them when questions arose in June about the organizations' nonprofit status and Internal Revenue Service filings.

December 18, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


WildScapes symposium focuses on barrier islands

WildScapes will host its ninth annual symposium, Open the Garden Gate, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

December 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news




Project aims to help wounded Fort Stewart veterans

As a recent medical retiree, Maj. Heri Marrero is thankful he sought the free services of the Wounded Warrior Project to help him navigate the complicated, time-consuming and often frustrating process of filing benefit claims.

December 16, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Long time counsel drops school board

The law firm of Jones, Osteen and Jones will no longer represent the Liberty County School System.

December 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Sheriffs lobby for raises for deputies

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes hosted a lunch Tuesday to promote raises for deputies and it attracted nearly a dozen sheriffs, a roomful of deputies and a handful of legislators.

December 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Christmas parade winners announced

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce the first and second place winners for best float in three categories from the 21stAnnual Illuminated Christmas Parade.

December 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Injured veterans receive expert care in filing VA benefits claims

As a recent medical retiree, Maj. Heri Marrero is thankful he sought the free services of the Wounded Warrior Project to help him navigate the complicated, time-consuming and often frustrating process of filing benefit claims.

December 14, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Need some Christmas cash?

Surveys are coming in and so is the Christmas cash. The first winner has been selected and will be announced soon - stay tuned!

December 14, 2017 | Staff report | 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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