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Will road be ready for new store?

Polestar Exchange Georgia, the developer for the under-construction Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on Hinesville's eastern edge, has requested that the city enter into a development agreement with the company.

September 22, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County gets yet another new fire chief

In a split vote, the Long County Commission Thursday morning hired a second fire chief in less than a month.

September 17, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Walthourville manages to approve election contract

The city of Walthourville will have its election this year after all.

September 17, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Ludowici council talks cleanup, restaurants

The Ludowici City Council on Sept. 8 discussed the new McDonald's restaurant and cleaning up mobile homes.

September 17, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Three running to be Riceboro mayor

Editor's note: An article that appeared Sept. 6, failed to list everyone who qualified to run for the Riceboro mayor and council election this year. The full list appears below. The Coastal Courier regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused.

September 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Coroner honored by state association

Liberty County Coroner Reginald L. Pierce Sr. was named Coroner of the Year by the Georgia Coroners Association at its annual conference Sunday and Monday in Macon.

September 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Man accidentally run over by tractor-trailer

A man picked an inopportune time and location for his afternoon nap.

September 14, 2015 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Local news


United Way kicks off campaign

The Bradwell Institute Marching Band ignited the Liberty County Board of Education Office lobby, blaring out "Uptown Funk" as people gathered for the 2015 United Way of the Coastal Empire – Liberty Branch Kickoff campaign rally and awards ceremony Thursday evening.

September 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


New Long County fire chief abruptly resigns

After only three weeks at the helm, Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Mark Deverger resigned Friday, citing lack of support from his department.

September 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Fort McAllister to host Kids' Crabbing Tourney

The sixth annual Kids' Crabbing Tourney, presented by Salt Cured, will be held Saturday at Fort McAllister Marina.

September 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Kinder Morgan officials explain planned Palmetto Pipeline

About 20 people peppered three Kinder Morgan representatives with questions Saturday in Midway about the Texas oil company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline, which would stretch for 360 miles from Belton, South Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida.

September 08, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Wayne Memorial Hospital hosting blood drive

JESUP - Wayne Memorial Hospital will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the bloodmobile located in the parking lot.

September 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Longtime educator, Neloweze Cooper dies

September 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


City rezones along Tarver Street

The Hinesville City Council approved the rezoning of a Tarver Street property and discussed the removal of campaign signs during its regular meeting Thursday.

September 08, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Port work expected to increase truck traffic

With the end of this year fast approaching and the widening of the Panama Canal's expected completion, Liberty County officials have plans under way to handle anticipated increased truck traffic through their county.

September 08, 2015 | By Dollie Gull-Goldman Correspondent | Local news


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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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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