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Mayor breaks deadlock

Presiding over his first Midway City Council meeting Monday, new Mayor Levern Clancy Jr. cast a tie-breaking vote to elect former Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington as mayor pro tempore.

January 11, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news

Martin honored for service to her city

Former Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin was recognized with the lifetime service award from the Georgia Municipal Association in recognition of her 36 years of service to the city. The award was presented to Martin in Flemington on Jan. 8.

January 11, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Nelson attends convocation in Atlanta

City of Hinesville Councilwoman Vicky Nelson attended the Eugene C. Tillman, Sr. Memorial Prayer Convocation hosted by State Rep. Al Williams on Sunday, Jan. 7, at the Capitol building.

January 10, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

2017 in review: SPLOST, controversy

May 3: Detective Suzie Jackson, who had been with the Hinesville Police Department for more than 30 years, retired. Her work was praised by coworkers and civilians.

January 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news

Not rain, nor snow

As one Facebook post noted, "Rain or snow, Grandma will go!" The storm that paralyzed much of Liberty County and coastal Georgia Jan. 3 didn't stop Dorothy Wedincamp of Flemington from taking her daily bike ride. The 91-year-old rides about two miles a day and has lived in Liberty County since she was 19. She is the mother-in-law of Ren Keel and mother of Faye Keel.

January 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news

Devendorf family works to keep developers at bay

Four of the more dangerous words in the Devendorf household when Meredith Devendorf was growing up were when her mother would say "I have an idea."

January 10, 2018 | Pat Watkins Coastal Courier | Local news

Howard named Hinesville city manager

Riceboro native Kenneth Howard was named the new Hinesville city manager Tuesday afternoon. The announcement was made during a special called meeting at Hinesville City Hall's council chamber.

January 10, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Liberty County set to celebrate MLK Day

From church services to plays to parades, few communities observe the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and celebrate the man behind it like Liberty County.

January 10, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

Shooting under investigation

Hinesville Police Department detectives are investigating a shooting in which a man was wounded Monday evening, HPD Det. Doug Snider said.

January 09, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news

Welcome to the world, Jason

Meet Jason Alexander Martinez, the first baby born in 2018 at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville. Jason, who weighed 6 pounds and 4.5 ounces and measured 19.5 inches at birth, is the son of Nyisha Dorsey and Gilberto Martinez. Jason was born at 5 p.m. Wednesday and was delivered by Dr. Seth Borquaye. The family received a congratulatory gift basket from LRMC.

January 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news

Area expected to get back to normal Monday

The snowfall that capped Liberty County in a blanket of white Wednesday caused many local businesses, as well as city and county offices to close for safety measures.

January 06, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Storm leads to slippery roads, worse

The sleet and snow that fell across Liberty County Wednesday was responsible for roughly 81 weather-related accidents, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Larry Logan.

January 06, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Walthourville police chief expects to be fired Monday

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman said he expects to be terminated Monday.

January 06, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Arrest made in 2015 murder of Hinesville man

Metro's Violent Crimes detectives made an arrest today in the July 25, 2015 shooting death of Hakeem Clark in the parking lot of the Fahm Street post office in Savannah.

January 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Equipment failure leads to wastewater spill at Taylors Creek

Hinesville announced Friday that its water pollution control plant on Fort Stewart released 5.47 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Taylors Creek after an equipment failure.

January 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

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Blessing of the pets in Hinesville

Several furry friends received a blessing Saturday with donations benefiting the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6602 in Hinesville and St. Jude's Children's ...

March 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Midway's Rep. Al Williams honored by Georgia Legislative Black Caucus

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, was recently named the Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus at the GLBC's annual Heritage ...

March 07, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Child advocates lobby lawmakers

More than 300 Georgia CASA affiliates, including 13 volunteers and staff from the Bryan, Liberty, Ware and McIntosh counties of Atlantic Area CASA, attended the ...

March 06, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Hinesville city council to hold workshop at 4 p.m. Tuesday

The mayor and city council of Hinesville will hold a workshop Tuesday, March 6 at 4 p.m. at City Hall in the Hinesville Room ...

March 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Liberty County school board members at odds over training, more

Disagreements among Liberty County School Board members regarding leadership training continue.

March 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Suit from last year's Liberty BoE controversy continued

A lawsuit filed by former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese against former LCSS Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee and the Board of ...

March 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Hinesville IT woes continue

The city of Hinesville is still dealing with computer issues and server outages that are keeping it from accepting online payments, job applications and more.

March 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Fish kill at Lake George puzzling residents

A fish kill at Lake George has residents scratching their heads, but getting few answers from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources because the lake ...

March 03, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

BI students reportedly hold gun protest, get suspended

Some Bradwell Institute students apparently walked out of classes Friday morning during a student-led protest to raise awareness of gun violence.

March 02, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Hinesville’s Oberlander gets promoted to court administrator

Hinesville City Manager Kenneth Howard has promoted former Deputy Court Clerk Malissa Oberlander to court administrator.

March 02, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Kirkendall named Hinesville's interim police chief

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Mar. 1, 2018) – At the regularly scheduled Hinesville City Council Meeting on Thursday, Mayor Allen Brown and Council named Major Bill Kirkendall the ...

March 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

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