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Hinesville council votes to move money to Ameris Bank

Hinesville City Council voted 4-0 June 15 to switch its banking services from The Heritage Bank to Ameris Bank after what assistant city manager Kenneth Howard called "errors" in evaluating bank proposals.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


The wait is almost over

Editor's note: The editor messed up. The store grand opening is June 29. That's Thursday. Our Sunday paper says the grand opening is Wednesday. Wednesday is when the lline opens for those who want to be part of the first 100. The editor apologizes for the confusion.

June 24, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Search is on for burglar suspect

The Long County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man they believe is tied to a series of home invasions and burglaries.

June 23, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Update: child expected to recover after shooting

A child wounded by a handgun Thursday night is expected to make a full recovery, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said Friday.

June 23, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Fighting a war he cannot win

It was not a good week for state Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson).

June 22, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Local news


PetSmart in Hinesville robbed

PetSmart at the new Oglethorpe Square in Hinesville was robbed Thursday morning and the robber got away with undisclosed amount of money.

June 22, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Congratulations on Law Day event

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to express congratulations and thanks to the local judges, other elected officials and attorneys who spearheaded the recent observance of Law Day 2017 at the Long County Courthouse.

June 22, 2017 | Brian D. “Buck” Rogers President, State Bar of Georgia | Local news


More proof that you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

June 21, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Local news


Teen takes the walk to Dorchester

Every year, a historic event takes place in Liberty County, Georgia. It is called "Walk to Dorchester."

June 21, 2017 | Ashlyn Anderson Special to the Courier | Local news


Parade, walk honor past

Saturday was spent celebrating history with the 17th annual Walk to Dorchester and Liberty County's inaugural Juneteenth parade in downtown Hinesville. First was the 9.5-mile walk from Briar Bay Park to Historic Dorchester Academy beginning at 6 a.m.

June 21, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Code officer wants apology from councilwoman

Documents provided Friday by Hinesville following an open records request by the Coastal Courier shed little additional light on the suspension of Billy Edwards, the city's longtime city manager who returned to work Friday.

June 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Bond set in matricide case

Bond was set Monday for Nicholas Bacon, the man accused of fatally shooting his mother March 3 as they returned from Savannah.

June 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty ambulance service marks National EMS Week

The Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services recently celebrated National EMS Week with activities for their 56 employees.

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Best of Liberty nominations top 500

Time is running out to nominate your favorites for 2017 Best of Liberty. The deadline is at 11:59 p.m. June 22. We've already received more than 500 nominations, so make sure your favorites are included in Liberty County's most popular popularity contest.

June 19, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


$78 million in bonds approved for Interstate Paper

The Liberty County Development Authority has approved issuance of $78 million in bonds to pay for improvements at Interstate Paper, one of the area's largest employers.

June 18, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


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Re-entry coalition looks to churches

Saying the foundation of a successful prison re-entry program lies at the foot of faith-based organizations, Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition Director Daisy Jones welcomed pastors ...

July 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Man accidentally shot

A man spent the Fourth of July in the hospital after being accidentally shot during a house party near Gum Branch. The incident occurred before ...

July 05, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long County’s first administrator is already on the job

New Long County Administrator Frank Etheridge started work June 20.

July 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Called meeting not held

People expecting to learn more about city government controversies in Hinesville at a June 28 called city council meeting were disappointed. There was no information ...

July 05, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Getting kids excited about the library

The library is supposed to be a quiet place for reading. There was an exception for a children's dance party Monday morning.

July 05, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Member says ‘My church is not a cult’

Cesar Vargas said he wants to set the record straight.

July 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Rotary celebrates 40th anniversary

Hinesville's Rotary club celebrated its 40th anniversary, inducted the 2017-18 board and acknowledged accomplishments of the past year at its annual induction meeting June ...

July 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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