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Still no solution to water dispute

An apparent solution to a thorny, years-old water and sewer dispute with the Liberty County Development Authority was on the Midway City Council agenda Monday, but agreement again eluded officials, as it has since at least 2005.

December 13, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior Correspondent | Local news


Futch gets 30 years for woman's death

Randall Joey Futch Jr. was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

December 13, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Paul Spence: Portrait of the artist as a soldier, Vietnam veteran

WATCH a VIDEO of Paul Spence showing his art in his Hinesville gallery.

December 13, 2017 | By Mark Swendra | Local news


State awards local DNR rangers for heroism

Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this week presented Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Cpl. Bobby White and Ranger 1stClass Patrick Gibbs with the Governor's Public Safety Award for Act of Heroism for saving the life of a young child in a dramatic river rescue last year.

December 13, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Wreaths for Warriors Walk is Saturday

The 11th annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk is at noon Saturday at Cottrell Field. The event honors the fallen heroes of the 3rd Infantry Division and their families, and will be held regardless of weather. Organizers are looking for volunteers to come out Friday and help decorate Warriors Walk. The work will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Go to www.w4ww.org or email wreaths4warriors@yahoo.com for more information.

December 13, 2017 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Rangers honored for heroic rescue

Two local Georgia Department of Natural Resources law enforcement rangers were hailed as heroes last week by Gov. Nathan Deal for the 2916 rescue of a child in the Altamaha River.

December 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long BOC to hire new codes director

The Long County codes director position has been vacant since mid-August 2017 following the retirement of John Bradley, but the Long County Board of Commissioners is expected to decide on his replacement during a called meeting set for Dec. 22.

December 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long commissioners meet with officials in D.C.

Members of the Long County Board of Commissioners met last week with White House officials in Washington, D.C., discussing several topics.

December 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Convicted felon sentenced to 30 years

Randall Joey Futch Jr., was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

December 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


One flown to Savannah after morning crash

A four-car accident around 7:30 a.m. Monday at the 600 block of West Oglethorpe Highway near Way Street tied up traffic for about an hour, according to Hinesville Police Department Lt. Scott Hensler.

December 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


2017 Long County Christmas Parade photos

Click here to view our PHOTO SLIDESHOW from the 2017 Long County Christmas Parade, in Ludowici.

December 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Ground broken on new East End clinic

After years of planning and development the new Liberty Regional Medical Associates Primary Care Midway Campus is under construction.

December 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long commissioners split on vote to oust county administrator

A move to terminate Long County Administrator Frank Etheridge failed Thursday when county commissioners deadlocked in a 2-2 vote.

December 09, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Bus crash under investigation

Members of the Georgia State Patrol, Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team remain in Hinesville investigating the cause of Tuesday's fatal bus crash in the Gum Branch area.

December 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Commissioners considering raising salaries

At their midmonth meeting on Dec. 21 Liberty County Commissioners will consider raising commissioners' pay, a measure that would go into effect in January 2019 and would increase costs by $87,600 for the first 12 months.

December 09, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


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2017 Year in review part 2

This is the second installment in the Courier's ongoing look back at 2017.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Icy roads on Fort Stewart roads

Fort Stewart police officials have reported icy roads on the bridges on highways 144 and 119, according to Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson. Motorists are ...

January 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Richardson chosen as Long chairman

The Long County Commission chose Commissioner David Richardson as its chairman for 2018 in the first of several split votes Tuesday.

January 03, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Now is the time

Now is the Time. These words speak of a sense of urgency.

January 03, 2018 | Edith Anderson Courier Correspondent | Local news


Area battening down for winter storm

Numerous agencies, excluding civilian and Army emergency services, and schools plan to be closed Wednesday in anticipation of a winter storm.

January 02, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Schools to close Wednesday

Liberty County Schools will be closed Wednesday. A statement on the system's website said the possibility of bad weather prompted the action.

January 02, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


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