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Holmestown fire station planned; date uncertain

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners discussed building a fire station in Holmestown during a recent capital improvement program budget meeting for fiscal-year 2017.

February 27, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Free vaccinations, blood pressure tests in Long County

The Long County Health Department will offer tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for adults and free blood pressure checks for all ages on March 9.

February 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Woodlands Healthcare and Rehab celebrates Valentine's Day

Family and staff at Woodlands Healthcare and Rehab in Midway celebrated Valentine's Day a couple of days early, Feb. 12.

February 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


LRMC CEO joins rural health board

ATLANTA - Mike Hester, the CEO of Liberty Regional Medical Center, has been elected to the Georgia Hospital Association's Center for Rural Health Board of Trustees.

February 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Utility workers raise awareness of women’s health

The employees of Coastal Electric Cooperative wore red Feb. 10 in support of Go Red for Women, the national program of the American Heart Association to raise awareness for heart disease in women.

February 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Health fair in Riceboro; vendors welcome

Project Reach GANG (God's Anointed Now Generation) presents the sixth annual Community Health and Wellness Fair Saturday.

February 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Coastal Manor residents give blankets to homeless

Residents of Coastal Manor Long Term Care Facility in Ludowici recently offered help to those less fortunate than them.

February 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Thomas thanked for his 8 years as mayor of Hinesville

Friends, supporters, and elected officials from across the Coastal Empire celebrated Saturday night the civil service and leadership of Hinesville's first African-American mayor.

February 23, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Council buys police cars, discusses campaign signs

The Hinesville City Council approved several vehicle bids at its Thursday meeting.

February 23, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County commissioners set to vote on construction fees

A public hearing was held recently at the Long County Courthouse to begin steps in changing the permit fees for different services related to construction in the county.

February 23, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville dog wins Best of Breed at Westminster Dog Show

A local show dog brought some notoriety to Hinesville by winning the Best of Breed Competition at the 2016 Westminster Dog Show held in Madison Square Garden in New York.

February 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Refinanced bonds expected to save Liberty Co. $1M

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners recently approved refinancing for bond debt on MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield, a move that will allow the savings to go toward paying off the airport runway extension project.

February 20, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Auxiliary donation helps Sheriff’s Office buy training equipment

The Long County Fire Department Auxiliary recently donated $2,500 to the Long County Sheriff's Office to purchase additional training equipment. Sheriff Craig Nobles said he appreciated the donation and that the auxiliary has a long record of community service and helping those in need. Nobles, second from left, stands with auxiliary members Marjorie DeLoach, Cindy Walker, Kaitlynn Walker and Gerald Blocker.

February 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Traffic stops in Ludowici catch two alleged fugitives

Two recent routine traffic stops by the Ludowici Police Department led to the apprehension of two fugitives on the run, police said.

February 18, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Traffic stops in Ludowici catch two alleged fugitives

Two recent routine traffic stops by the Ludowici Police Department led to the apprehension of two fugitives on the run, police said.

February 17, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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Pelton challenges Thompson in Long County District 3

Democratic incumbent Willie Thompson will face challenger Walter Pelton for the Long County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat in the May 24 primary election.

May 10, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


TELL protégés shine bright

Several young women received pearl necklaces that represented their uniqueness and attributes during the Talented and Educated Leading Ladies banquet and showcase.

May 10, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


UPDATED: 4 candidates vie for Long County seat

Editor's note: This story has been updated to add information on Republican candidate Mike Riddle that should have been included. This revised article will ...

May 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County observes National Day of Prayer

Thursday was the 65th annual National Day of Prayer, sparking public prayer gatherings around the country, including on the front steps of the Liberty County ...

May 07, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Democrats review 2016 legislative session

Democratic Georgia state representatives met with area media Wednesday in Savannah for a roundtable to discuss their accomplishments during the recent legislative session and issues ...

May 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Ludowici boy in memory contest

A Ludowici fifth-grader is on a voyage to become a national memory champion and earn a $10,000 grand prize.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Sandwich shop donation may save lives

More people in this area may survive wrecks thanks to a donation from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to the Hinesville Fire Department.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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