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Recovery continues statewide

It's been three weeks since Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida and much of Georgia. Recovery efforts are ongoing. Here is the latest information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


FEMA to close Midway recovery center Saturday

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – The Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closing the Liberty/McIntosh Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Midway this Saturday. The agencies are adjusting hours of operation for remaining centers beginning Sunday.

October 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council asks changes in budget proposals

Hinesville City Council Members discussed a proposed $36.8 million total budget for fiscal year 2018 during a 3-hour workshop last week. The council requested staff make several changes and provide them additional data before a vote on the final budget in October. The budget process began in April, with each department presenting a detailed, line-item budget.

October 04, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Rentals, traffic, youth topics of forum

Hinesville District 1 Councilwoman Diana Reid said it again Thursday night at a town hall forum.

October 04, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Complaint may have sparked council, manager row

Documents imply the suspension and subsequent departure of former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards arose because he did not discipline an employee at the request of a council member.

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


Hinesville working on bringing in 'family entertainment center'

Hinesville could be breaking ground on a family entertainment center in the not too distant future, according to Kenneth Howard, the city's interim manager.

October 03, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Brown to chair 2017 Mayors’ Motorcade

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown was recently named as the chair of the 2017 Mayors' Motorcade for the southeast district by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA).

October 01, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


United Way aims to raise $155,000 for charities

"One by One" is the theme for this year's United Way of the Coastal Empire-Liberty County Branch's annual campaign.

September 30, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County, cities seem far apart on fire plan

Countywide professional fire and emergency service seemed like an idea whose time had come when the Liberty County commissioners discussed it at an annual planning session in February. But it didn't seem that way in a Thursday meeting with mayors and city officials.

September 30, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Female student injured with knife in school fight

A fight between female students at Bradwell Institute ended with one girl placed in a youth center and another with knife wounds.

September 28, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Is this Halloween display inappropriate?

Messages and calls are coming in reporting what some are saying is an offensive Halloween display. A home on Rye Patch Road has several Halloween figures and displays across their yard home and patio. As you approach the house there is a cemetery scene with a spectral woman sitting on a swing next to her open coffin.

September 28, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


NAACP, Red Cross put together emergency response kits

Members of the NAACP, Georgia State Conference of Branches and representatives of the American Red Cross put together more than 600 emergency response kits in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

September 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Organizers pleased with BBQ festival

The sun had yet to peak over the horizon as busy hands prepped pounds of pork shoulders, ribs and chicken for the 14th annual Blues, Brews and BBQ contest past Saturday in Hinesville.

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCCVB meeting set for Oct. 18

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) will host its bi-monthly board meeting on at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at 208 East Court St. in downtown Hinesville.

September 27, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


City to Close the Intersection of Bradwell and Mills Streets During Sewer Rehabilitation Project

As a part of a sewer rehabilitation project, the City of Hinesville will be closing the intersection of Bradwell St. and Mills St. for construction on Thursday, Sept. 28 and Friday, Sept. 29.

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Long County EMA encourages residents to think ahead

(Ludowici) –Long County, along with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency's (GEMA/HS) Ready Georgia campaign, is encouraging citizens to take time ...

November 27, 2017 | Staff report/special to the Courier | Local news


Suspects in murder cases plead not guilty

Two murder suspects have entered pleas of not guilty.

November 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'All denominations together'

Women of different faiths and backgrounds gathered inside Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel Nov. 8 for a special Protestant Women of the Chapel event.

November 26, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Officials give thanks

Liberty County has many things to be thankful for this holiday season.

November 26, 2017 | By Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news


Christmas in the Park tradition continues

The 11th annual Christmas in the Park will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 behind the Main Street shops, in ...

November 25, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Christmas parade set for Dec. 1

The 21st annual Illuminated Christmas Parade: Christmas through the Decades will be Dec. 1.

November 24, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Free HIV testing set for next week

The Coastal Health District Prevention Program will provide free and confidential HIV testing on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 in observance of World AIDS Day ...

November 23, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


What we are thankful for

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman politician Cicero said "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the ...

November 23, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Commissioners set tax millage, bills going up

After completing a third public hearing on tax rates Thursday, Liberty County commissioners enacted an overall tax millage rate of 36.266 which is a ...

November 19, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


School board trims millage rate

The Liberty County Board of Education adopted a millage rate of 15.666 mills for 2017 property taxes, a rollback of 0.123 mills from ...

November 19, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Walthourville chief to be back on job Monday

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman is back on duty Monday after serving a three-day suspension, according to a statement, released Thursday, from City Clerk Melissa ...

November 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Council tables amendment to ordinance on hiring, firing city manager

Hinesville city council members have tabled a possible change to its ordinance regarding the hiring and removal of city managers.

November 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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