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Scott to run for BoE chairman?

Liberty County Board of Education member Marcus Scott IV has unofficially thrown his name in the hat for the Liberty County Board of Education's chairman position.

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


$800 a day for interim school superintendent

Dr. Franklin Perry has taken the job of interim superintendent for the Liberty County School System Thursday June 1.

June 04, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Three indicted in U.S. marshal's slaying

A Long County grand jury met this week and handed down indictments against three people involved in the death of U.S. Marshal Patrick Thomas Carothers. The incident ocurred in Long County in November.

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


More questions than answers in city manager's suspension

There are still more questions than answers regarding Thursday's sudden suspension of Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards.

June 04, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards suspended

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards was suspended for two weeks without pay by a 3-1 vote of council members Thursday after Mayor Allen Brown reportedly walked out of an executive session.

June 01, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Protecting heritage

The city of Flemington wants to protect its live oaks.

May 31, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty "Proud and Healthy"

Liberty County residents are invited to the First Friday 5K Fun Run/Walk, a Liberty Proud and Healthy committee initiative.

May 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Remembering the cost of freedom

Iraqi War veteran Todd Davis said he felt "a mixture of sorrow and pride," as he sat in Hinesville's Memorial Day ceremony and listened to the story of another Iraqi War vet who did not make it back home.

May 30, 2017 | Alena Cowley Coastal Courier | Local news


Bradwell graduates 335

Everything from smiles and tears to twisty dances and leaping chest bumps scattered Olvey Field Saturday night as the Bradwell Institute Class of 2017 bid a final and fond farewell to high school.

May 30, 2017 | Alena Cowley | Local news


Update: Highway 144 west on Fort Stewart has been reopened

Update: Highway 144 West is reopened.

May 30, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Cops say DUI soldier drives through Gum Branch cemetery, damaging gravesites

A Fort Stewart soldier is charged with DUI and reckless driving after he drove off a road and into Gum Branch Baptist Cemetery on Friday night

May 26, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


BoE names interim superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education has selected Dr. Franklin D. Perry to be the interim superintendent.

May 26, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Diversity Health to be topic

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Wednesday, June 7, featuring Diversity Health Center staff discussing community health.

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Soldier killed in May 19 wreck 'a fixture of leadership'

The soldier killed Friday in a wreck on Gen. Screven Way was a volunteer coach and "a fixture of leadership in his unit and in the local community," according to Fort Stewart's public affairs office.

May 25, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Lee leaving early

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee is leaving the district ahead of schedule. Lee was originally supposed to leave when her contract finished at the end of June and will instead leave a month early.

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


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Church draws focus of activist

Bobby Worthy apparently isn't one to keep quiet if he thinks civil liberties are being violated.

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Escaped Putnam County inmates sought

A statewide manhunt is under way for two escaped inmates authorities say shot and killed two correctional officers earlier today.

June 13, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Public clinic asks help to expand

Diversity Health Center has announced it will build a new facility at its Fraser Drive site and needs the help of the community to build ...

June 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County eyes $30 million budget

Liberty County commissioners plan to approve an almost $30 million budget at their mid-month meeting Thursday.

June 11, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Candidate focuses on jobs, education

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says he's ready to be Georgia's next governor.

June 10, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Edwards unsure what sparked suspension

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards says he hasn't been told why he was suspended and "was not afforded the barest of due process," according ...

June 10, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


The angels among us

Over the past 20 years I've come across hundreds of people in my work. I've met governors, actors, presidential press secretaries, congressmen, generals ...

June 08, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Free workshop on film industry work

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is inviting the public to attend a free workshop on how to become a vendor for the burgeoning ...

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


Peanut butter sticks community together

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are becoming a summer tradition in Hinesville, thanks to the community's generosity and the dedication of several organizations.

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


Long comissioners approve continuing budget resolution

Long County will continue to operate past the end the month under a continuing budget resolution passed by the commissioners in a split vote Tuesday.

June 07, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Hurricane season is back

There used to be a sense the Georgia coast was somehow hurricane-proof.

June 07, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Long County nabs wanted felon

The Long County Sheriff's Office nabbed a wanted felon after the man fled on foot during an attempted traffic stop.

June 07, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


School lawsuit set for August

A tentative trial date in the lawsuit filed by former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is set for Aug. 17, according ...

June 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Is this your property?

You may own a piece of property and not even know it.

June 07, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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