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Long County prays for police

A communitywide prayer vigil was held Tuesday at the Long County Courthouse to pray for local and state law-enforcement agencies as well as firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other first responders.

July 18, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


New budget OK'd for airport

The MidCoast Regional Airport's Joint Management Board recently approved the airport's fiscal-year 2016-17 budget, which shows declines in both revenue and expenses.

July 18, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Local news


Liberty's new flood maps to be revealed

The Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has released updated, digital flood hazard maps for review and comment prior to their final adoption. The maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps, show the extent to which areas recently remapped in Liberty County and the municipalities of Allenhurst, Flemington, Hinesville, Midway, Riceboro and Walthourville, are at risk for flooding. Used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements, the new maps replace maps that were based on studies up to 10 years old.

July 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway bank’s zoning blocks adult-themed business

The Midway City Council denied an adult novelty business because of the city's zoning ordinance.

July 16, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville City Council tables dog training facility

Hinesville City Council met Thursday for more than two hours, including an executive session that resulted in no action taken in open session.

July 14, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County commissioners working on 2016-17 budget

The Long County Board of Commissioners is working on the fiscal 2017 budget and has held two workshops in recent weeks.

July 14, 2016 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty County comes together in prayer

While cities around the nation have become hotbeds of protest in the wake of the fatal shootings of two black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota and the sniper killing of five Dallas police officers, Liberty County turned to prayer Monday evening.

July 12, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Commissioners' appointment to board questioned

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners' recent appointment to the local Live Oak Public Libraries board has sparked controversy.

July 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Drive nets 1,000 jars of peanut butter and jelly

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are becoming a summer tradition in Hinesville, thanks to the community's generosity and the dedication of several organizations.

July 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Veterans Walk board honors city DDA staff

The Veterans Memorial Walk board of directors recently recognized the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority staff for the effort and time they have devoted to the project during the past two years.

July 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Red Cross pleads for blood

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give to replenish a low summer blood supply.

July 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County Board of Commissioners District 2: Long, Brady in runoff; winner to face Riddle

The May 24 Democratic primary for the Long County District 2 Board of Commissioners seat could not have been much closer than it was.

July 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Smith, Odum battle for open Long County probate judge post

Bobby Smith and Teresa Odum advanced to the July 26 runoff in a three-way nonpartisan primary race for Long County probate judge.

July 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County Re-entry Coalition draws on faith, education programs to help former inmates

The Liberty County Reentry Coalition recently hosted a workshop to teach faith-based organizations how they can help former inmates during their transition back into society.

July 02, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Early voting in Long County runoff elections starts Tuesday

Early voting for the two countywide races that were forced to a runoff election begins Tuesday and goes through July 22, according to Long County Election Supervisor Kierra Hamilton.

July 02, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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City approves permit for wrecker service

A business sought approval during the Sept. 1 Hinesville city council meeting for a special permit for property on Mattie Street.

September 07, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Lane closure on 84 Thursday, Friday

Parts of Highway 84 near the Super Walmart in Hinesville will be closed Thursday and Friday.

September 07, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Hinesville residents asked to reduce water usage

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Sept. 7, 2016) – On the evening of Sept. 6, 2016, the City of Hinesville detected a leak in a 24-inch sewer force main ...

September 07, 2016 | City of Hinesville Press Release | Local news


Pulitzer prize nominee to speak at Sapelo Hammock

Sapelo Hammock Golf Club in Shellman Bluff will welcome author Robert Coram and his new book titled "Double Ace" on Sept. 14 at the clubhouse.

September 07, 2016 | By Bob Claxton Special | Local news


County backs LRMC refinancing

County commissioners had a short mid-month meeting in August that included a proclamation, department updates and an intergovernmental agreement with the Liberty Regional Medical Center ...

September 07, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Head Start gets $500,000 grant

Liberty Head Start will receive a $500,000 grant for the construction of a new facility.

September 06, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Hermine wreaks havoc on local prep sports

Tropical Storm Hermine led to the cancellation or postponement of local prep sports across the Coastal Empire.

September 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Ludowici’s Miller-Bryant now on faculty at UVA

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in UVA Today, a publication of the University of Virginia. It is being reprinted with permission.

September 06, 2016 | By Anne E. Bromley Special to the Courier | Local news


Hermine not so mean

In the end, it could've been much worse.

September 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


City looking at replacing CH2M

Hinesville City Council may go with another contractor for their public works department based on a recommendation at their council meeting Thursday.

September 04, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Storm prep key

September is National Preparedness Month and it came just in time.

September 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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