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Detour in Walthourville this weekend

At the request of CSX Railroad, the Georgia DOT is planning a three-day road closure in conjunction with railroad crossing improvements on Highway 119 in Walthourville.

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

Re-entry group needs more housing

The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition is seeking reentry housing partners to help them serve recently released and paroled prisoners who return to the Liberty County area.

February 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Man pays $460 restitution in dog case

The man who took responsibility for an accident that killed a family's pet dog in December has paid restitution.

February 05, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Pete is one popular cat

"The moral of Pete's story is no matter what you step in you just keep walking along and singing your song because it's all good."

February 05, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news

Schools' finance officer threatens lawsuit

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee is being threatened with a lawsuit by the system's chief financial officer, Roger Reese, according to a letter from Reese's attorney sent to school board members.

February 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Authorities find missing man

UPDATE: Larry "Tony" Thompson has been located unharmed. He is safe and back with family.

February 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news

Microplastics could be major concern along coast

In recent years, the public has become attuned to the problem of trash in the ocean, especially plastic, as images of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch have spread through media and the Internet. Now, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Jay Brandes is leading a team investigating another issue closer to home on the Georgia coast: microplastics.

February 03, 2017 | By Michael Sullivan Special to the Courier | Local news

City Council amends part of zoning ordinance

The Hinesville City Council approved amending the city's zoning ordinance relating to nonconforming uses and structures.

February 02, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Police get boy out of tree

Showing there is much more to their jobs than just chasing bad guys, Hinesville Police Officers rescued a young boy stuck in a tree Thursday afternoon.

February 02, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Police seek suspects in troubling case

The Hinesville Police Department is seeking out the suspect or suspects responsible for entering and vandalizing the vehicle of a Hinesville man Sunday.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news

It'll be a small and busy world Saturday in Hinesville

Get your passport ready for the Small World Festival coming to Bryant Commons on Saturday.

February 01, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

BoE, superintendent to part ways June 30

The Liberty County Board of Education voted 7-0 Tuesday to not renew Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee's contract when it ends June 30.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news

Georgia NAACP: Trump is 'divider in chief'

The head of the Georgia NAACP is among those calling Donald Trump an "illegitimate president."

February 01, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news

Family coping with loss of pet killed by pit bulls

The holidays were all but ruined for Marvis Robinson and her family.

February 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Re-Entry program orientation is Saturday

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition is set to host a five-week course called SOAR from Dreams to Reality.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon 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

Interim no more

Dr. Franklin Perry finally had the word "interim" removed from his title as the Liberty County Board of Education agreed to the terms of his ...

February 28, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Bradwell gets second chance

Until Monday afternoon, Bradwell Institute girls basketball coach Faye Baker thought her team's season was over.

February 28, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news

Midway, Liberty County Development Authority close to agreement in water dispute

Midway city council drew closer Monday to finally settling the years-long dispute between the city and the Liberty County Development Authority over the water and ...

February 28, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Pastor to run for Long County District 3 seat

Baconton Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Hermon Scott is running for the Long County District 3 Commission vacancy left when former Commissioner Willie Thompson resigned.

February 28, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

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