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MLK committee announces honors

The Liberty County Martin Luther King Observance Association has announced award recipients for the 2018 Martin Luther King Celebration, which is this weekend and Monday.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Allegations fly in Walthourville

Former Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman claims the city's mayor tried to pressure him into planting drugs to frame City Council Member Larry Baker, according to a letter sent to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal from Georgia NAACP President Phyllis Blake.

January 13, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Raider Brigade assigned nine-month deployment

The Army confirmed something Wednesday many around Fort Stewart had known, or at least suspected, for months.

January 13, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


State school superintendent visits Lewis Frasier

Students at the Lewis Frasier Middle School Honor Roll Breakfast Friday had a noted visitor.

January 13, 2018 | Krystal Hart | Local news


Ludowici PD probing dog cruelty case

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClellan said his department is investigating claims of animal cruelty posted Jan. 6 on a Facebook page by a New-York-based animal welfare group.

January 13, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


MLK Day Parade route, road closures announced

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced the route and road closures for the MLK Day parade, set for 10 a.m. Monday beginning at Bradwell Insitute.

January 12, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Bus backs into ditch during training

There was a minor incident involving a Liberty County School bus Friday morning on Leroy Coffer Highway.

January 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Former law firm for Liberty schools now representing victim in fatal school bus crash

The Liberty County school system's former law firm is now representing the family of the child killed in a Dec. 5 school bus crash near Gum Branch.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former chief: Walthourville mayor wanted councilman framed

Former Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman claims the city's mayor tried to pressure him into planting drugs to frame a city council member Larry Baker, according to a letter to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal from Georgia NAACP President Phyllis Blake.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


LPD investigating dog abuse

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClellan said his department is investigating claims of animal cruelty posted Jan. 6 on a private Facebook page by a New-York-based animal welfare group.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Wastewater plant has second failure in a week

Hinesville announced Thursday that its Water Pollution Control Plant located on Ft. Stewart experienced a release of 5.65 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Taylors Creek as a result of equipment failure Wednesday.

January 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Walthourville police chief fired

Embattled Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman was fired Wednesday after a a hearing held between city officials and Quarterman. After the hearing City Clerk Melissa Jones announced the Chief's termination effective immediately.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


5 million gallons spill at sewage plant

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

January 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


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


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THOSE WHO SERVED: Musician/artist Rodney Riley a voice of the Vietnam soldier

It was cold one morning when they dropped me off

January 30, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office, GBI investigating death of Fleming man

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Monday outside a ...

January 29, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Sewage spills concern Riverkeepers

More than 18 million gallons of partially treated sewage have been released into Taylors Creek over three separate incidents earlier this month, according to press ...

January 29, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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