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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


BoE considering one make-up day

Liberty County students will make up at least one of five days missed for the August eclipse and Hurricane Irma, and school officials are looking for feedback on when to do it.

September 27, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Fun shoot to support Futch family

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to share the details of the Clays for Clayton fundraiser set for Oct. 7 at Dorchester Shooting Preserve.

September 27, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Evaluations show disconnect between Edwards, some council members

The most recent job performance evaluation on former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards shows that some of the city council members felt a disconnect between them and the manager.

September 27, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Island natives worry for families

In Spanish, Puerto Rico is known as "isla de encanta," or "island of enchantment," for its blue waters, sandy beaches and lush tropical foliage.

September 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Clays for Clayton set for Oct. 7

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to share the details of the Clays for Clayton fundraiser, sponsored by RTS Homes and Kevin "Catfish" Jackson on October 7th at Dorchester Shooting Preserve. This is a fundraiser to benefit the medical fund for 16-month-old Clayton Futch.

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


Students to make up a day for Irma, eclipse

Liberty County School System students will make up at least one of five missed days because of the August eclipse and Hurricane Irma, and school officials are looking for feedback on when to do it.

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


Area drug store welcomes newest pharmacist

Richmond Hill Pharmacy, in cooperation with South University School of Pharmacy, is welcoming Dr. Nathan Nelson to their team of pharmacists.

September 26, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County touts FD equipment purchases

The Long County Fire Department recently bought a brush truck to improve the department's ability to fight brush and woods fires.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


I-95 resurfacing project starts tonight in Bryan, Liberty counties

The $8.7 million resurfacing project of Interstate 95 beginning south of US17/South Newport (Exit 67) interchange in Liberty County and extending south of US 17/Richmond Hill (Exit 87) interchange in Bryan County will begin tonight, Sept. 25, and continue through December.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County BOE votes in millage rate increase

Following a third and final public hearing on the millage rate held Thursday, Sept. 21, the Long County Board of Education voted 3-2 to raise the current 13.483 millage rate to 14.50, an increase of 1.017 mills. School Board Chair Florence Baggs made the motion for the increase and Vice Chair Julie Dawson seconded it. They and Board Member Marcus DeLoach voted for the increase. Board Members Dr. Carolyn Williamson and Linda DeLoach opposed it.

September 25, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


It's never too early to think about how you want to be remembered

Do me a favor, will you? I would greatly appreciate it if you would see that my obituary gets printed as is, just in case I happen to kick the bucket or cash in my chips or buy the farm or any other euphemism that you deem appropriate for the occasion.

September 25, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Local news


Mosquitoes giving Liberty County a break after Irma

In spite of standing water left by Hurricane Irma mosquitoes are giving the Liberty County area a bit of a break, mosquito control chief Frazier Sylvers told the county commission Thursday.

September 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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BI suffers first loss of season

Surprising Bradwell Institute fell 64-21 to Brunswick on Friday night at Glynn County Stadium in the Tigers' Region 2-AAAAAA opener. The loss is the Tigers ...

October 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Planners recommend action to accommodate commercial growth

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commissioner recommended rezoning 4.35 acres for a gas station convenience store and retail center between Oglethorpe Highway and South Main ...

October 05, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


'Hell Fire and Glory' showing Saturday

HINESVILLE, GA. – The Hinesville Area Arts Council (HAAC) is pleased to announce their participation in the free viewing of Hell Fire & Glory, a documentary by ...

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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 04, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | 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 ...

October 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | 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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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