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The law firm of Jones, Osteen and Jones will no longer represent the Liberty County School System.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


Still no solution to water dispute

An apparent solution to a thorny, years-old water and sewer dispute with the Liberty County Development Authority was on the Midway City Council agenda Monday, but agreement again eluded officials, as it has since at least 2005.

December 13, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior Correspondent | Local news


Futch gets 30 years for woman's death

Randall Joey Futch Jr. was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

December 13, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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City council gets update on projects

Representatives from P.C. Simonton and Associates gave an informational overview of construction in the city during Thursday's regular council meeting.

February 08, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty Emergency Management Agency wants you to be ready for the worst (weather)

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Prepare for bad weather

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Vehicle clips school bus

A truck clipped the front end of a Liberty County School bus this morning on Islands highway and Brigdon Road.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


WomenHeart Hinesville is here

Alicia Roberts was diagnosed with cardio myopathy and congestive heart failure in 2010, when she was just 26 years old.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Arrest made in Fleming murder

Eptwarnd Saunders, 31 of Midway was arrested Monday in connection with the slaying of James Caswell Jones, 62, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon, Lewis Levine | Local news


No gun at school, official says

Long County High School was briefly on lockdown Monday morning after a mother called to report her daughter might have had a gun at school.

February 06, 2018 | Staff | Local news


Training program recognizes two Hinesville officials

Hinesville Councilmember Diana Reid and Mayor Allen Brown were both recognized Jan. 21 by the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal ...

February 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Pembroke police chief named to international committee

Pembroke Police Chief Randy Alexander knows what "hooah" means, having served nearly two decades in the Army as an infantryman before beginning a second career ...

February 03, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


New USO center on Fort Stewart

The Armed Forces Family Foundation and United Services Organziation cut the ribbon Thursday on a new USO center on Fort Stewart, the first in Georgia ...

February 03, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Flu worries increase in Liberty County

Mike Hester, chief executive officer of Liberty Regional Medical Center, said the hospital's staff is taking precautions as the flu season, the worst in ...

February 03, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Community Housing Initiative looks to improve housing conditions

The Liberty County Initiative for Community Housing held a housing workshop on a recent Saturday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

February 03, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


New library card system now underway

Live Oak Public Libraries patrons can now apply for a new PINES library card at any library branch location in Chatham, Effingham or Liberty counties.

February 02, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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