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Work on 84 Monday-Tuesday could slow traffic

Georgia DOT will close two lanes for railroad crossing upgrades on Highway 84 in Allenhurst Monday and Tuesday.

April 07, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Lecture at ASU here on women in Islam

The Armstrong Liberty Center will host a free lecture by Fairyal Halim and Amin Tomeh, who will provide an overview of American-Muslim culture and beliefs, as well as women's roles in Islam's past, present and future.

April 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Former schools financial chief gave himself a raise, LCSS says

School officials say former Liberty County Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese gave himself a raise without approval.

April 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Osteen named state court judge

Hinesville attorney Jeffrey Osteen was appointed state court judge to replace Leon Braun Jr., according to a press release issued March 21 by Gov. Nathan Deal.

March 31, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police arrest 10 on drug, gambling charges

Authorities have arrested 10 people for drugs and gambling in Walthourville, according to the city's police chief.

March 30, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Projects Echo, Valor and Cosign coming to Liberty County?

The Liberty County Development Authority decided Monday to offer benefits its members hope will bring three new projects and up to $77 million in investments into the county.

March 29, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Lunch program focuses on hospital

Liberty Regional Medical Center will be the topic of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Progress Through People Luncheon Thursday.

March 29, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


FPCA's Braun a national champ

When she was 9, Bunny Braun took her first horseback ride while visiting Chile. That ride ignited a passion for horses that has led to an ASHA championship.

March 29, 2017 | Marcia Graham Correspondent | Local news


Bond hearing for man suspected of shooting his mother

The man accused of shooting his mother March 3 on Highway 196 as she was driving him in her car will get a bond hearing on April 3 at the Liberty County Justice Center.

March 29, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville has 'unique place' for seniors

Active seniors looking for a safe, healthy and fun place to spend time instead of money may want to look no farther than the Liberty County Neighborhood Center.

March 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Workshop by the sea sets priorities

More than 100 Liberty countians met Thursday and Friday to review the county's progress during the last year and to plan for the future. Some discussions were general but specific projects were included too at the annual St. Simons Island event.

March 27, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Man on bond for murder arrested for drugs

A man charged in a January 2016 murder was arrested Thursday for allegedly attempting to sell drugs.

March 25, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Meetings on fire protection set for April

On April 6, Liberty County officials will begin a series of town hall meetings intended to provide information on the plan for countywide professional fire protection and answer residents' questions.

March 24, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Jeffrey Osteen appointed state court judge

Hinesville attorney Jeff Osteen was appointed state court judge to replace Leon Braun, according to a press release.

March 22, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Long County ESPLOST renewal passes

Voters in Long County overwhelmingly approved the renewal of the Education Special Local Option Sales Tax in Tuesday's special election.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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Bond denied in double homicide

A Fort Stewart sergeant accused of a double murder was denied bond Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

April 10, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Lawmaker leans toward public vote on casinos

Lawmakers recently passed Georgia's fiscal 2018 budget of $24.9 billion, the "largest budget we've ever passed in Georgia" Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway ...

April 08, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County 'ratifies' $24,000 raise given in November

After a closed-door session with attorney Kelly Davis, Liberty County Commissioners voted unanimously - minus Commissioner Justin Frasier, who was not at Tuesday's meeting - to ...

April 08, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


2012 fatal stabbing gets May trial date

A suspect, arrested for the July 2012 stabbing death of Johnny Williams Jr., may move to a jury trial in May.

April 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Art show, workshops in Darien

An art show and workshops at Darien's Ashantilly Center the last two Saturdays of this month will feature a former Liberty County High School ...

April 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Update: Downed line caused woods fire

Officials say downed power line likely caused a Thursday fire that burned at least 10 acres off Macedonia Road in Long County.

April 07, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


LRMC to open two clinics in 2017

Liberty Regional Medical Center will open two clinics this year, including one in late summer in Long County.

April 06, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Fighting fires small part of growing job

There were 3,871 calls to Liberty County Fire Services for help in unincorporated Liberty County in 2016.

April 05, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Bond denied for Bacon

Bond was denied Monday for Nicholas Bacon, the Liberty County man accused of shooting his mother March 3.

April 05, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Regional to open two clinics in 2017

Liberty Regional Medical Center will open two clinics this year, including one in late summer in Long County.

April 05, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Easter Egg hunts on tap for Saturday

Get your kid's Easter baskets ready, because Hinesville will have a pair of Easter egg hunts Saturday.

April 05, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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