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Walthourville police chief resigns

Tracy McFadden has resigned as Walthourville police chief, he said Tuesday.

June 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Murdered Fort Stewart soldier’s wife pleads guilty in his death

The wife of a murdered Fort Stewart soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Angler’s Edge to remain for site-built homes

Angler's Edge will not be turned into a mobile-home subdivision.

June 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Local volunteers make our community a better place

There are just a few things in life that really matter in life - family, friends, faith and time.

June 02, 2015 | By Sara Swida KLB director | Local news


Liberty teenage pageant seeks contestants

The Liberty County Cosmopolitan Club is seeking contestants for its annual Miss Teenage Liberty County Pageant, set for June 19 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Travels with the Courier

Daniel Rico and his wife, Belen, recently traveled to Arkansas to attend their grandson's high-school graduation. Cole Collins was an honor graduate, and his parents, Ida and Paul, and the grandparents are very proud of his academic achievements. Ida is a Bradwell Institute graduate.

June 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Local Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

SAVANNAH - Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Inc. awarded two Hinesville teens the Girl Scout Gold Award at a formal ceremony May 3.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Ground broken on Riceboro park

Ground was broken Wednesday on Riceboro City Park, behind the Riceboro Youth Center. City and county officials gathered at the site and talked about Riceboro's progress.

June 01, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Allenhurst: planning for future growth

What will Allenhurst look like in 25 years? That's what a few residents came together to discuss at the community planning meeting at the Allenhurst Town Hall.

June 01, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Phone scam reported in Liberty Co.

It sounded too good to be true.

June 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


RC planes set for takeoff

The upcoming Liberty County Blazing Angels Fly-in charity event on Saturday and Sunday in Hinesville will support Family Promise of Bryan County, a charity focused on helping local homeless families. The event will be held at the old airport on Dorsey Road, near the Liberty County Career Academy.

June 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate lowest since November 2008

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for April was 6.2 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from 6.5 percent in March. This is the lowest the rate has been since November 2008, when it was 6.2 percent.

May 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Fort Stewart road work to continue in July

Road work on Highway 144 will continue until July 31, Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said.

May 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoE candidate profile: Justin McCartney

Justin McCartney thinks that he can bring a different perspective, a strong financial background, to the Liberty County Board of Education. McCartney is running for the District 6 seat that opened after Sampie Smith resigned from the position in February.

May 26, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville Memorial Day ceremony remembers military service members

It's easy to forget the true meaning of Memorial Day and just treat it as the holiday that marks the unofficial beginning of summer.

May 25, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


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Keel wins District 6 Liberty County BoE special election

In the end, experience mattered.

June 16, 2015 | By Tiffany King and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Empty home on Fort Stewart burns

A vacant home in North Bryan Village on Fort Stewart caught fire early Wednesday morning, post spokesman Kevin Larson said.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Chairman: County 'can't stop' progress

The state of the county was the focus of Thursday's Progress Through People Luncheon.

June 16, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. high court: No buffer required between developments and wetlands

In a high-profile environmental case that has important repercussions for coastal Georgia, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 25-foot buffer required by state law between development projects and the banks of waterways generally does not apply to marshes and wetlands.

June 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia announces smoked-salmon recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain packaged smoked salmon products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to consumers.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia announces pet-food recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black alerted Georgians to the recall of certain Ainsworth pet food products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to cats.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville Bank of America to become Ameris Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced Monday that the acquisition of 18 Bank of America banking centers throughout southern Georgia and northern Florida - including the Hinesville location - has been completed.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


School board election is Tuesday

By Tuesday evening, voters in Liberty County's District 6 should know who will represent them on the Board of Education.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Water Resources Council to participate in ‘coastal resilience’ program

The Liberty Regional Water Resources Council approved a resolution Thursday to support a program committed to enhancing coastal resilience.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Deal expands highway-safety enforcement efforts

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Vietnam veterans will be welcomed home at Fort Stewart ceremony

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from combat - a welcome home ceremony - Friday, June 19, at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Parts of Long, Liberty counties get 4 inches of rain

Parts of Liberty County and most of Long County received at least 4 and as much as 7 inches of rain Wednesday evening, according to a precipitation report posted on accuweather.com and the National Weather Service.

June 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City eyes water conservation

Local water-conservation efforts and health-care premiums rising were reported at the Hinesville City Council meeting Thursday.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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