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New library card system now underway

Live Oak Public Libraries patrons can now apply for a new PINES library card at any library branch location in Chatham, Effingham or Liberty counties.

February 02, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Child advocates to attend CASA Day at Capitol

CASA Day at the Capitol will take place on Feb. 14 at the State Capitol in Atlanta with nearly 300 child advocates, including 11 from Liberty, Ware and McIntosh counties.

February 01, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Regional issues visitor restrictions due to flu

Liberty Regional Medical Center is restricting visits to its hospital and nursing home due to the flu. Here's a copy and paste of a press release sent Thursday afternoon.

February 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


March to help veterans

Team Savannah for Veterans had a fundraising ruck march in Hinesville Saturday.

February 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Intersection of 16, 95 to get work

The intersection where I-16 meets I-95 will be getting some changes following a joint resolution recently passed by the State Transportation Board.

February 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Free flu shots offered here to uninsured on Feb. 9

Health Departments in seven area counties including Bryan and Liberty will offer flu shots free for people, who do not have insurance, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9.

January 31, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Weekend fires plague Liberty, Long counties

Firefighters from the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department battled a blaze Saturday afternoon which destroyed one mobile home and spread to the mobile home next door.

January 31, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway man slain in Fleming

Local and state authorities are investigating the death of a Midway man whose body was found Monday afternoon in Fleming beside a pickup outside a Freedman Grove Road residence.

January 31, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Officer who sues Walthourville fired

A Walthourville police officer who recently settled a lawsuit against the city was fired Jan. 19.

January 31, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Raiders get new, but historic, mission

The 3rd Infantry Division's return to the Korean peninsula took a ceremonial step forward Tuesday afternoon at Marne Gardens on Fort Stewart.

January 31, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


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 vacant home in Fleming, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

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 releases issued by the city of Hinesville and the Ogeechee Riverkeepers are taking notice.

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


Former Courier GM under scrutiny

Police are investigating allegations that former Coastal Courier General Manager Kathryn Fox stole more $33,000 from the newspaper, according to a Hinesville Police Department incident report.

January 27, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Phillips announces plan to run for vacant Long County commission seat

Lifelong Long County resident Mike Phillips has announced plans to run for the vacant District 3 commissioners' spot. The seat became open upon the resignation of former commissioner Willie Frank Thompson.

January 27, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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City council gets update on projects

Representatives from P.C. Simonton and Associates gave an informational overview of construction in the city during Thursday's regular council meeting.

February 08, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty Emergency Management Agency wants you to be ready for the worst (weather)

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Prepare for bad weather

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Vehicle clips school bus

A truck clipped the front end of a Liberty County School bus this morning on Islands highway and Brigdon Road.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


WomenHeart Hinesville is here

Alicia Roberts was diagnosed with cardio myopathy and congestive heart failure in 2010, when she was just 26 years old.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Arrest made in Fleming murder

Eptwarnd Saunders, 31 of Midway was arrested Monday in connection with the slaying of James Caswell Jones, 62, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon, Lewis Levine | Local news


No gun at school, official says

Long County High School was briefly on lockdown Monday morning after a mother called to report her daughter might have had a gun at school.

February 06, 2018 | Staff | Local news


Training program recognizes two Hinesville officials

Hinesville Councilmember Diana Reid and Mayor Allen Brown were both recognized Jan. 21 by the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal ...

February 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Pembroke police chief named to international committee

Pembroke Police Chief Randy Alexander knows what "hooah" means, having served nearly two decades in the Army as an infantryman before beginning a second career ...

February 03, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


New USO center on Fort Stewart

The Armed Forces Family Foundation and United Services Organziation cut the ribbon Thursday on a new USO center on Fort Stewart, the first in Georgia ...

February 03, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Flu worries increase in Liberty County

Mike Hester, chief executive officer of Liberty Regional Medical Center, said the hospital's staff is taking precautions as the flu season, the worst in ...

February 03, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Community Housing Initiative looks to improve housing conditions

The Liberty County Initiative for Community Housing held a housing workshop on a recent Saturday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

February 03, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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