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Georgia PSC approves $43.6 million in refunds for Georgia Power Customers

ATLANTA, January 16, 2018 – The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) today unanimously ordered Georgia Power Company to refund its customers $43.6 million. The refunds are the result of the Company earning above its Commission approved return on equity (ROE) for calendar year 2016 under terms of the Commission's order in the 2013 Georgia Power rate case in Docket 36989. The exact amount per customer and the date of the refunds will be determined in a later filing.

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

Wind chill advisory for tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for today and tonight for Liberty County. The combination of low temperatures expected to be in the mid 20's and gusty winds will produce wind chills around 15 degrees by early Thursday morning.

January 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news

Walthourville Mayor says chief knew about overtime policy

Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray said she required all the city's department heads to get approval before allowing overtime months before she fired former Police Chief Bernie Quarterman.

January 17, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Dorchester played historic role in civil rights era

Of the events that surrounded Liberty County's 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations over the weekend, one was held in the place where King himself once stayed.

January 17, 2018 | Krystal Hart | Local news

THOSE WHO SERVED: Local couple's military service was a game changer

WATCH VIDEO of Sandra and Ron Elliott

January 17, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news

Third wastewater spill since Jan. 4

Hinesville's Water Pollution Control Plant on Fort Stewart has sent more than 18.7 million gallons of "partially treated wastewater" into Taylors Creek so far in January, according to city press releases announcing three separate spills.

January 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news

Stop the Bleed program comes to Liberty Co.

Liberty Regional EMS participated in the Stop the Bleed training Jan. 2 for representatives from the Liberty County School System.

January 16, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Courier Survey winner

Ruth Patterson just became the second winner in the Coastal Courier News reader survey.

January 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news

Ossabaw annual meeting focuses on Gullah-Geechee

The public is invited to The Ossabaw Island Foundation's Annual Meeting and a celebration of the 105th birthday of Eleanor "Sandy" West, a former owner/resident of the island.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

MLK committee announces honors

The Liberty County Martin Luther King Observance Association has announced award recipients for the 2018 Martin Luther King Celebration, which is this weekend and Monday.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Allegations fly in Walthourville

Former Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman claims the city's mayor tried to pressure him into planting drugs to frame City Council Member Larry Baker, according to a letter sent to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal from Georgia NAACP President Phyllis Blake.

January 13, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Raider Brigade assigned nine-month deployment

The Army confirmed something Wednesday many around Fort Stewart had known, or at least suspected, for months.

January 13, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

State school superintendent visits Lewis Frasier

Students at the Lewis Frasier Middle School Honor Roll Breakfast Friday had a noted visitor.

January 13, 2018 | Krystal Hart | Local news

Ludowici PD probing dog cruelty case

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClellan said his department is investigating claims of animal cruelty posted Jan. 6 on a Facebook page by a New-York-based animal welfare group.

January 13, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

MLK Day Parade route, road closures announced

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced the route and road closures for the MLK Day parade, set for 10 a.m. Monday beginning at Bradwell Insitute.

January 12, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

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Kirkendall named Hinesville's interim police chief

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Mar. 1, 2018) – At the regularly scheduled Hinesville City Council Meeting on Thursday, Mayor Allen Brown and Council named Major Bill Kirkendall the ...

March 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Interim no more

Dr. Franklin Perry finally had the word "interim" removed from his title as the Liberty County Board of Education agreed to the terms of his ...

February 28, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Bradwell gets second chance

Until Monday afternoon, Bradwell Institute girls basketball coach Faye Baker thought her team's season was over.

February 28, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news

Midway, Liberty County Development Authority close to agreement in water dispute

Midway city council drew closer Monday to finally settling the years-long dispute between the city and the Liberty County Development Authority over the water and ...

February 28, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Pastor to run for Long County District 3 seat

Baconton Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Hermon Scott is running for the Long County District 3 Commission vacancy left when former Commissioner Willie Thompson resigned.

February 28, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

THOSE WHO SERVED: Retired Navy chief has fond memories of life at sea

WATCH A SHORT VIDEO of Ernie Mitchell.

February 27, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news

Deputies seek man who allegedly led them on high speed chase onto I-95

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find Michael James Waller Jr after he allegedly led deputies on ...

February 27, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news

City probes IT failure

An investigation into what slowed or shut down IT services Tuesday for the city of Hinesville continues, officials said.

February 26, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

Hinesville fire captain dies

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 22, 2018) – City of Hinesville Fire Department (HFD) Captain Earnest "Moe" McDuffie died Tuesday, February 20 while performing fire department mandated physical ...

February 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

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