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Hinesville City Council addresses contracts, grants, comments

The Hinesville City Council addressed several informational items on contract proposals, proclamations and board appointments at its meeting Thursday.

March 08, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New park lights, road projects coming soon to Long County

Last week's Long County Board of Commissioners meeting had a short agenda.

March 08, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Dancing with the Stars — for Atlantic Area CASA

Ed Milan says he can't dance.

March 08, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Selling point: 1% Liberty County SPLOST would pay off half the debts

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners met again to discuss the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum planned for November and the proposed list of projects it would fund if passed.

March 08, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Area lawmaker retiring

ATLANTA - State Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, announced his retirement from the Georgia State Senate Wednesday. Williams will not qualify to run for re-election for Senate District 19, which includes Long County and a portion of Liberty County, but will serve out the rest of his term.

March 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Trump, Clinton win primaries here

Liberty County voters came out to the polls early on Super Tuesday.

March 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Liberty County Re-entry Coalition hosts open house

The Liberty County Prison Reentry Coalition Inc., hosted an open house Friday afternoon to showcase some of the renovations and upgrades already made to its new office at 205 E. Court St. in Hinesville.

March 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Probate clerk retires after 34 years

Gretta Logan, office manager and senior deputy clerk of Liberty County Probate Court, retired after 34 years with the county.

March 02, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


LCDA talks I-95 lighting, routine upkeep

The Liberty County Development Authority board discussed Midway Interstate 95 interchange light repairs among other projects during their Feb. 22 meeting.

March 02, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


NAACP to host Black History Program Sunday

The Liberty County branch of the NAACP invite the community to its Black History Program at 4 p.m. Sunday at Beach Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 17 North, Midway.

March 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Local news briefs

Register now for Good Friday Walk for Shelter

March 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Judge: Kinder Morgan cannot use eminent domain

Kinder Morgan will not be able to use the power of eminent domain to install its proposed Palmetto Pipeline through the property of owners unwilling to negotiate with the Texas energy giant, a Fulton County judge has ruled.

March 01, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia's presidential primary Election Day is Tuesday

Election Day in Georgia's presidential preference primary is Tuesday, when all voting precincts in Liberty and Long counties will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

February 28, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Walk for Heroes to stop in Liberty County

WTOC reporter Dal Cannady is in the midst of his fifth annual Heroes Walk for the American Red Cross, in which he walks across southeast Georgia and accepts donations from businesses, municipalities and residents.

February 28, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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


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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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