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Presidential primary deadline today

The last day to register to vote in Georgia's presidential preference primaries is today.

February 01, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Shriners kick off new year

The Hinesville-Fort Stewart Shrine Club recently installed its 2016 officers.

January 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Carter visits LRMC, talks health care with physicians

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., visited Liberty Regional Medical Center on Tuesday morning to discuss health-care issues with the hospital staff and physicians.

January 19, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Annual King breakfast draws capacity crowd at Dorchester Academy

A capacity crowd of more than 300 gathered Saturday for the annual Leadership and Grand Marshal Breakfast held at Historic Dorchester Academy, kicking off a series of observances of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday in Liberty County.

January 19, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Marching to celebrate MLK’s dream of equality

The annual Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade took place Monday, celebrated with the theme, "I'm a movement for unity, justice and equality."

January 19, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney and Tiffany King ckenney@coastalcourier.com and tking@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Final meeting on comprehensive plan

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission will host a community-planning meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Hinesville City Hall, 115 E. M.L. King Jr. Drive, in the council chambers.

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


Ludowici council takes care of in-house business

The Ludowici City Council took care of several matters of in-house business during its first meeting of the year Tuesday.

January 16, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Red Club volunteers at the Liberty Co. Humane Shelter

The Fort Stewart American Red Cross youth group, the Red Club, visited the Liberty County Humane Shelter on Saturday.

January 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Red Cross announces urgent need for blood

WASHINGTON - The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter.

January 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ossabaw annual meeting set

The Ossabaw Island Foundation's annual meeting will celebrate the 103rd birthday of Eleanor "Sandy" West, the last private owner and current resident of Ossabaw Island.

January 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Walthourville officials are sworn in

Re-elected Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray promised to always keep the residents first during a ceremony Monday afternoon in which she and the City Council members were sworn in for their new terms of office.

January 12, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Long County kicks off local Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations

Long County celebrated its second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade and program Saturday.

January 12, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Teamwork saves a man’s life at Liberty County YMCA

Pravin "Peter" Patel was working out at the local branch of the YMCA around 1 p.m. Dec. 14, as he has done for many years, when he lost consciousness.

January 12, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Quilt raffle raises $500 to fight against breast cancer

Liberty County Health Department staff, along with breast-cancer survivors from the BRAVE III (Be Readily Available and Very Empathetic) Project, recently raffled off a handmade quilt and raised nearly $500 for the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate.

January 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council to rotate mayor pro tem position

During the Hinesville City Council's first meeting of the year, held Thursday, members voted for District 5 Councilman Kenneth Shaw to be the new mayor pro tem.

January 09, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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Fencing, lighting among topics at Liberty County Development Authority meeting

The Liberty County Development Authority held its first meeting of the year Monday morning and discussed several items, including shoring up fences and improving lighting.

February 02, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County planners give nod to Plunderful move

Holton's Seafood restaurant on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway, near Interstate 95, might become a thrift store.

February 02, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. Supreme Court rejects non-citizens' quest for in-state tuition

In a ruling Monday by the Supreme Court of Georgia, college students who are not U.S. citizens lost their appeal of a Georgia Court ...

February 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge David Cavender retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Liberty County Superior Court ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former Ludowici mayor Myrtice Warren dies

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren, 88, died Wednesday after an extended illness. Warren was pronounced dead just a little before noon at Golden ...

January 28, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Hinesville native to speak at Brunswick AME church

Hinesville native Jacquelyn Lovette Burley will serve as the Annual Day speaker for the Rachel Hill Women's Missionary Society at St. Paul AME Church ...

January 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


New Wal-Mart grocery store opens

"Hey! Guys, you know it's time to shop!" yelled cheerleaders from Lewis Frasier Middle School during the grand opening of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market ...

January 27, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Supporters gather in downtown Hinesville for a Bernie Sanders event

With the Feb. 1 deadline for people to register to vote in Georgia's presidential preference primary fast approaching, Liberty County for Bernie Sanders held ...

January 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Approve borrow pit, Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission says

A petition to rezone land for a borrow pit that has drawn opposition from neighbors was unanimously recommended for approval by the Liberty Consolidated Planning ...

January 26, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Senator supports interstate projects

ATLANTA - Sen. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, supports the transportation projects on Interstates 95 and 16 near Savannah that were recently announced by Gov. Nathan Deal.

January 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Williams hosts Capitol convocation

ATLANTA - State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, hosted the annual Eugene C. Tillman Sr. Memorial Prayer Convocation Jan. 10.

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County resident want more access to wildlife areas

ATLANTA - State Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, recently petitioned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to expand access to wildlife management areas in Long County.

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LRMC encourages mothers to carry babies to term

At 39 weeks' gestation, babies in the womb are considered to be fully developed. However, mothers across the country are delivering babies before that critical ...

January 23, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


County Commissioners hold planning workshop

Liberty County Board Commissioners discussed important policies and decisions that will have to be finalized soon during their planning workshop earlier today at the MidCoast ...

January 22, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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