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County looks at countywide fire protection

The Liberty County commissioners devoted much of their planning session Monday to professional fire protection countywide.

February 15, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news

Long County ESPLOST renewal up for vote in March

Voters in Long County will soon be asked whether they want to renew a one cent sales tax for education to pay off debt from bonds issued in 2011 to build Long County High School.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Midway moves closer to new city hall

Midway's City Council Monday took two more steps toward building a new city hall, a project they hope to complete this year.

February 15, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Hinesville named Tree City

The city of Hinesville was recently named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

February 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Fire displaces Hinesville family

A Hinesville mother and her three children have been displaced following a fire which destroyed their Hollywood Drive home Monday afternoon.

February 13, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Coastal Manor crowns first beauty queen

Coastal Manor's first resident beauty pageant is in the books and Rosetta Fleming was crowned Ms. Coastal Manor on Friday.

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news

Commissioners hear about proposed transportation tax

The Liberty County Commission is studying House Bill 134, a measure that would allow a single county to hold its own referendum to implement a special local option sales tax for transportation.

February 13, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Long County to hire administrator

Members of the Long County Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday to hire a county administrator and signed a resolution that could lead to stagger terms of commissioners beginning in 2022.

February 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local news

Ossabaw Foundation names director emeritus

OSSABAW ISLAND - Dr. Paul M. Pressly has been named director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance by the Ossabaw Island Foundation Board of Trustees.

February 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news

'Hatchet man of Hinesville' arrested again

Five months after being released from a 20 year prison sentence on an assault conviction, Calvin Leon Nelson was arrested this week in Long County for an alleged sexual abuse.

February 10, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news

LCDA OKs temporary offices for growing industry in Tradeport East

Continued expansion of an industry in the Liberty County Development Authority's Tradeport East Business Park has led the authority to approve temporary modular buildings to house offices for Arconic.

February 09, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news

Coast Guard rescues fishing boat crew off St. Catherine's

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen Tuesday after the fishing vessel they were on caught fire 1 mile east of St. Catherines Island, Georgia.Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call from a crew member aboard the fishing vessel Sea Puppy at 3:16 p.m. who stated their boat was on fire and taking on water. A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 29-foot Response Boat - Small boat crew and an Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew launched at approximately 3:25 p.m. The Dolphin crew arrived on scene at 4:30 p ...

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

Storm spotters keep NWS updated

Some Liberty County residents got a head start on Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which started Monday.

February 08, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Historian inspired by Liberty-born escaped slave turned activist

"I am a champion of Susie King Taylor."

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

City amends zoning rule to carry over 'grandfathered' uses

Hinesville properties that have been grandfathered in can now keep their zoning when sold, thanks to an amendment of the city's zoning ordinances.

February 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal 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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