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Riceboro delays approval of solar farm

Riceboro City Council is delaying approval of a 32-acre passive solar farm planned near the intersection of U.S. Highway 17 and the E.B. Cooper Highway.

March 21, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty NAACP holding voter registration drive

An NAACP press release claims one in three young, female or minority voters who cast ballots in 2016 won't vote in the upcoming election.

March 21, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Lightning damages home

A home in the 900 block of Mandarin Drive sustained some damage from lightning during a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon. According to Hinesville Fire Department Capt. Andra Hart a bolt of lightning hit a tree located next to the single-story dwelling.

March 20, 2018 | Lewis Levine Contributor to the Courier | Local news


Liberty, Long and Bryan counties under tornado watch until 7 p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for several southeast Georgia counties, including Liberty, Long and Bryan. The watch is in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

March 20, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Road work slated for Liberty County

The Georgia Department of Transportation will be doing road work this week in Liberty County.

March 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville kids to ‘kick butts’ on March 21

Kids in Georgia will unite against tobacco use on Wednesday as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day. More than 1,000 events are planned across the United States for this annual day of youth activism, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

March 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Thunderstorms possible in Liberty, Long counties tonight, Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Charleston is warning of the possibility of severe weather in Liberty and Long counties Monday night and Tuesday.

March 19, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Midway votes city hall project forward

The Midway City Council has voted to proceed with its new city hall complex after trimming more than $240,000 in costs.

March 19, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Long County man burning trash destroys home, property

A Long County man burning trash Friday on his property on the 700 block of Stafford Dairy Road lost his home, three vehicles and a shed when the fire raged out of control.

March 17, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Fort Stewart soldier killed in motorcycle crash near Statesboro

A Fort Stewart Soldier was killed Thursday evening when his motorcycle struck a vehicle near Statesboro, according to post spokesman Kevin Larson.

March 17, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Rotarian sees club's work in India

Rotary Club of Hinesville Assistant Governor Brigitte Shanken spoke Tuesday about her recent trip to India as part of Rotary's friendship exchange program.

March 17, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Bus maker, driver sued for fatal crash

The parents of a 5-year-old girl who died in a school bus crash Dec. 5 in Gum Branch are suing the company that made the bus and its driver.

March 16, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news


County gets mixed news on SPLOST

Liberty County's most recent monthly sales tax revenues met projections for the first time. Documents at the county commissioners meeting Tuesday showed that with lagging income the SPLOST6 funds are short $930,000 overall.

March 16, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville Housing Authority launches new website

The Hinesville Housing Authority is pleased to announce a rebranding of the agency and its nonprofit entities, as well as the launch of its new website, http://hinesvillehousingauthority.org.

March 14, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Still serving: Liberty Chapter 789 of Vietnam Veterans of America celebrates 20 years

When Chapter 789 of the Vietnam Veterans of America met March 6 at the Golden Hibachi in Hinesville, the group's monthly agenda included reminders that Saturday is St. Patrick's Day, March 29 is National Vietnam Veterans Day and there's a canned food drive in the works for April.

March 14, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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Recalling King's assassination half a century later

Fifty years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis while standing on a motel balcony.

April 04, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition shelter walk raises $4,500

Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition's seventh annual Walk for Shelter raised about $4,500 this year, less than organizers had hoped.

April 04, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Population, sea level seen as threats to coast

Population growth and impacts from sea level rise are major threats to the long term health of Georgia's coast, according to a collaborative report ...

April 02, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Potholes bedevil Midway streets, drivers and council

The Midway City Council Monday struggled again with the issue of potholes along Butler Street and will vote on possible repairs at its next regular ...

April 02, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Lewis Frasier Middle School students visited by U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter

Cheerleaders cheered and the band struck up a tune as parents of honor roll students and guest U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-1st Ga., entered ...

March 31, 2018 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County Sheriff's Office investigating threat that prompted lockdown at high school

The Long County Sheriff's Office is investigating a threat that forced a lockdown at Long County High Thursday morning.

March 31, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy back on duty

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy at the center of a grandmother's complaint is back on duty.

March 31, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


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