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Storm’s rain welcome

Tropical Storm Debby has inundated many parts of Florida with rain since Sunday, but local officials say its affect on our area is less than anticipated.

June 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Child helps save sisters

Like most 7-year-olds, if Jennifer Allen even speaks to strangers, it's little more than a whisper. But her shyness disappears when her younger sisters are in trouble.

June 26, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Judd pleads guilty, sentenced to five years, fines

A woman responsible for the deaths of numerous animals last year pleaded guilty in Long County Superior Court Tuesday morning.

June 26, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long challenging Middleton for clerk of court

Between June 24 and the July 31 general primary, the Coastal Courier will provide in-depth coverage of the contested elections in Long County.

June 26, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City OKs public art mural for downtown

Hinesville City Council Thursday approved a community art mural as a 175th birthday present to the city and Liberty County from the Hinesville Area Arts Council.

June 25, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Camp’s replacement opens

The Coastal Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America has opened its camp near Sylvania that replaced Camp Blue Herron in Liberty County.

June 25, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Grant furthers controversial marina

With the award of a $35,190 coastal incentive grant, a controversial Liberty County marina will advance to the planning stages later this year.

June 25, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Machine transport may slow I-16 traffic

A machine press being moved this weekend from Savannah to LaGrange may cause overnight traffic-flow issues on Interstates 16 and 75.

June 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Family, children services building dedicated

Less than a year after breaking ground, dignitaries gathered June 15 to dedicate the $4.8 million Liberty County Department of Family and Children Services building.

June 22, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long Co. Commission decides on body transport

The Long County Commission has decided to continue using the body-transport the county has used for years.

June 21, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Calling Democrats to action

State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams was the keynote speaker June 9 for the Liberty County Democratic Annual Awards.

June 21, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Special to the Courier | Local news


One county race will go the distance

The sole Republican in this year's Liberty County elections is vying for the District 4 seat on the Liberty County Commission.

June 19, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Drawing for a cause

The United Way of Liberty County recognized the winners of a logo design contest Thursday during its meeting at Poole's Deli.

June 19, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Long County gets new health director

The Long County Board of Health got a new member and a new health director at its June 7 meeting.

June 19, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Walking with history

The sun was beginning to break through the treetops as participants tightened their shoelaces and stretched their hamstrings.

June 16, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Local company recognized for supporting military

Waltrich Plastic Corporation quietly has served the military community for more than a dozen years, without thanks or fanfare.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Authorities investigating possible threat at Wal-Mart

There are reports of an alleged bomb threat at the Wal-Mart store located off Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. Authorities are currently investigating the threat. The Courier will continue to report on any update as it becomes available.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Long Co. hopes to expand rec facilities at lake

Long County Chamber of Commerce President Ray Howard and Long County Development Authority Chairman Danny Norman went before the county commission Feb. 3 to ask the group for help in expanding the recreational services at Morgan Lake.

February 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty’s ISO ratings see dramatic decrease

Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges informed the Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that Gum Branch and unincorporated county residents can expect a decrease in their homeowner's insurance rates this year, thanks to better fire-protection ratings for the areas under Liberty County Fire Services management.

February 06, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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