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State NAACP to meet in Liberty

In 1963, civil rights leaders met at Dorchester Academy to plan the famed march on Birmingham.

January 25, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


TJ Maxx to take applications Wednesday

TJ Maxx will be doing interviews and taking applications Jan. 25-26, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn and Suites, for its new store in the Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down near Stewart

The National Weather Service confirmed the first tornado in the area from the weekend storms touched down near Fort Stewart. It was an EF-1. More details as they become available.

January 23, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Residents asked to take in former prisoners

Re-Entry Partnership Housing will be discussed at a meeting in Savannah Wednesday.

January 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Regional library hires interim director

SAVANNAH - Live Oak Public Libraries Regional Board of Trustees, with support from the Georgia Public Library Service, has appointed Stephen Whigham as interim library directory, effective immediately, to assist the library during the extended search for a permanent library director.

January 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hospital moving its business office

Liberty Regional Medical Center plans to move its business office across the street to Hinesville Square Shopping Center.

January 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fred's in Hinesville damaged

Saturday's storm reportedly damaged the roof the Fred's on Veterans Parkway in Hinesville.

January 22, 2017 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Electricity in the air and a sea of red hats

Editor's note: Lewis Levine of Hinesville is a Courier correspondent who has covered four presidential inaugurations. Here are some of his impressions of what happened in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

January 22, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Trump sworn in, vows to put America first

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Standing before the nation on the Capitol's steps, in front of his family, former presidents, and elected officials, Donald Trump took the presidential oath of office Friday at noon, becoming the 45th president of the United States.

January 22, 2017 | Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


FPCA students witness history

Mackenzie Bazemore said her phone clocked her at 27,605 steps on Friday as she and 14 other First Presbyterian Christian Academy students walked around the Capitol for the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

January 21, 2017 | Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Jury awards $15 million to survivor of I-16 crash

A Bryan County jury on Friday awarded $15 million to Megan Richards, one of two survivors of an April 22, 2015 crash on I-16 which killed Georgia Southern University Nursing students.

January 21, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Utility honored for storm work

PALM BEACH, FL - The Edison Electric Institute Jan. 11 presented its "Emergency Recovery Award" to Georgia Power for its efforts after Hurricane Matthew hit Georgia in October.

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leadership class learns about county government

The 2016-17 Leadership Liberty class had its Liberty County Commission session on Jan. 11, as part of the nine-month leadership development class.

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


State suffering nurse shortage

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 20, 2017 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Local news


Water deemed safe after spillage

Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson released a public notice to inform the public of a sewage spill that happened Wednesday.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Walk for good Friday

Community members will walk for a cause at the sixth annual Good Friday 7K Run/Walk for Shelter.

April 12, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Art coming to the park

Art in the Park wants to bring culture to downtown Hinesville.

April 12, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Reese no show at tribunal

Former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese and his attorney were no shows at a tribunal hearing on his employment status Tuesday ...

April 12, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County administrator in running for Pierce County superintendent's job

Long County Schools Director of Support Services Scotty Hattaway is one of three finalists for the superintendent's job in Pierce County, the Blackshear Times ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


FOX's American Grit has Liberty

FOX has released the trailer for season two of America Grit, much of which was filed in Liberty County, according to the Liberty County Convention ...

April 11, 2017 | Special to the News Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond denied in double homicide

A Fort Stewart sergeant accused of a double murder was denied bond Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

April 10, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Lawmaker leans toward public vote on casinos

Lawmakers recently passed Georgia's fiscal 2018 budget of $24.9 billion, the "largest budget we've ever passed in Georgia" Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway ...

April 08, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County 'ratifies' $24,000 raise given in November

After a closed-door session with attorney Kelly Davis, Liberty County Commissioners voted unanimously - minus Commissioner Justin Frasier, who was not at Tuesday's meeting - to ...

April 08, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


2012 fatal stabbing gets May trial date

A suspect, arrested for the July 2012 stabbing death of Johnny Williams Jr., may move to a jury trial in May.

April 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Art show, workshops in Darien

An art show and workshops at Darien's Ashantilly Center the last two Saturdays of this month will feature a former Liberty County High School ...

April 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Update: Downed line caused woods fire

Officials say downed power line likely caused a Thursday fire that burned at least 10 acres off Macedonia Road in Long County.

April 07, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


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