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Hinesville passes 2017 budget

Hinesville City Council adopted a budget of $36,514,056 for the 2017 fiscal year at Thursday's council meeting. The city's millage rate is 11.51.

October 24, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Tour brings local ghost stories to life

Are you afraid of the dark, believe in ghosts? If you attend the Midway Museum Cemetery Tour on Saturday, you just might meet a local ghosts.

October 20, 2016 | By Len Calderone Special to the Courier | Local news


Manna from JROTC

The delivery from Bradwell Institute's JROTC canned food drive came at the right time for Manna House Ministries.

October 19, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Lee urges prayer, votes

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee urged members of the Liberty County NAACP to use the power of prayer and the strength of the ballot box to bring about change for all people.

October 19, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County NAACP honors old guard, rising stars at banquet

The Liberty County NAACP honored members of its old guard and rising stars at the organization's annual Freedom Fund Banquet Friday at the Liberty County Community Center in Midway.

October 19, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Signing day for REACH

"I want you to commit. Move it from the paper to the heart and make it happen."

October 19, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Carter praises storm response here

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited Liberty County Wednesday morning and met with officials and personnel from the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management.

October 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Boil water advisories lifted

Liberty County announced Tuesday that boil water advisories issued after Hurricane Matthew have been lifted.

October 18, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


Debris pickup begins today for some areas

Debris pickup for much of Liberty County began today and will be conducted during three sweeps over the next 30 days, according to the county's Emergency Management Agency.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Small city rises in wake of storm

Salter's Field turned into a tent city for Georgia Power workers restoring power to customers in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

October 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Help still available

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County office will open after 2 p.m. Monday for those in need of help with food and other necessities in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

October 17, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Early voting has started

Early voting for the 2016 general election begins Monday. Registered voters must bring their voter's registration card and a photo ID.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Update: Ludowici Police Chief in accident

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after the patrol car he was in was hit by a pickup and burst into flames Thursday morning. It was unclear Thursday afternoon whether Poppell has been released from the hospital.

October 13, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


United Way, churches looking to help

Cleanup and relief efforts from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew continued Tuesday.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Picking up the pieces after the storm

Hurricane Matthew thrashed Liberty and Long counties as it made its way up the East Coast over the weekend.

October 13, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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Fix on way for Veterans Parkway

The Liberty County Commission has joined with the city of Hinesville to try to prevent what City Manager Billy Edwards called a quagmire of traffic ...

January 11, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Group moves forward on affordable housing for workers

A group pushing for more affordable workforce housing wants to build some in Riceboro and Midway.

January 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


NAACP to have state meeting here

Georgia NAACP's civil rights leaders from across Georgia will gather in Hinesville Jan. 27-28 for training in public policy advocacy, according to the organization ...

January 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County Commission makes move to stagger terms

The Long County Commission began the process Tuesday of staggering its terms to avoid having all five of its members running for election at the ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Road named for Freddie Walthour Sr., a 'great man'

"This is going to make him smile," was the sentiment expressed by Liberty County Commissioner Marion Stevens about Deacon Freddie Walthour Sr.'s new road.

January 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Long Co. drive helps 29 families with presents

The Long County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Long County School System, Sheriffs Department, other agencies and merchants had a Toys for Tots ...

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


Septic systems being inventoried

A planned inventory of septic systems is supposed to help officials in coastal Georgia counties locate and manage failing systems that are a threat to ...

January 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville Housing Authority celebrates work and its volunteers

The Hinesville Housing closed out its year with an awards and recognition ceremony for staff and volunteers at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center on ...

January 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


History made, second-chances given, tragedy as 2016 begins

Here's a look back at 2016, starting with January.

January 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Solar panel power helps process pecans

Mascot Pecan Shelling Co. in Glennville recently had Coastal Solar, based in Hinesville, install a solar array system, an investment of more than $2.5 ...

January 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Celebrating freedom

For some, 2017 got off to a beautiful start with one of the community's largest spiritual gatherings - the Liberty County Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day ...

January 04, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


New kid on the block

Baby Daycian Jeremy Idlett did not have any competition for being the first 2017 baby born in Liberty County, but it was a race against ...

January 04, 2017 | Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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