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Coastal Bank consent order lifted

The Coastal Bank announced this week that the FDIC and the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance have removed the consent order, which was entered into in May 2011.

August 02, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Storm evacuation data digitized, made easily accessible

Hurricane-preparedness experts successfully have reduced a 500-plus-page binder filled with storm-surge maps and other valuable data to a single interactive CD.

August 02, 2013 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Supporters line road as soldier's remains pass

As a sign of solidarity, supporters from around the coastal region lined the sides of Highway 84 in Hinesville on Friday morning as the remains of Sgt. Stefan Smith were returned home. Hundreds of people waved flags and stood solemnly as a hearse, flanked by the Patriot Guard, made its way to Carter's Funeral Home.

August 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Former Pembroke chief of police seeks a public apology

Former police chief Mark Crowe says he wants the Pembroke City Council to publicly apologize to him and write a letter to the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council to clear his name.

August 02, 2013 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Community asked to line 84 as soldier's remains pass

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is working to obtain community support for the family of Sgt. Stefan M. Smith as his remains will be escorted by the Patriot Guard to Carter Funeral Home in Hinesville on Friday, Aug. 2, between 10-11 a.m.

August 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Highway 17 lanes close at night

Drivers in Richmond Hill can expect nighttime lane closures at the crossroads through the rest of the week.

July 31, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Associate magistrate dies

Liberty County Magistrate Judge David L. (Trey) Aspinwall III, 44, died Tuesday, according to a family friend. Aspinwall was the son of Liberty County Probate Court Judge Nancy Aspinwall.

July 30, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Long County may get emergency center from bombing range expansion

Long County commissioners Wednesday told U.S. Marine Corps representatives how expanding the Townsend Bombing Range would hurt the county, cutting more than 20,000 acres from the its property tax base.

July 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


BoE reshuffles office staff

As part of her "100-Days Entry Plan," Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee recommended Tuesday the board reorganize its senior-level staff to "eliminate critical barriers to academic success" and ensure that the system operates more effectively.

July 25, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Locals protest verdict in Trayvon Martin case

The recent not-guilty verdict that exonerated neighborhood-watch captain George Zimmerman in the 2012 Sanford, Fla., shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was not lost on the residents of Liberty County. They came out by the hundreds Sunday night to remember the teen, who, for many, has become a symbol of inequality in the justice system.

July 24, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Motel questioned about tax payments

The Hinesville City Council conducted a show-cause hearing Thursday regarding the 2013 business license for Best Western Inn & Suites.

July 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


County tables request for retail recruiting

The Liberty County commissioners decided Thursday night they needed more information before committing $2,000 toward the hiring of a consulting firm that would market Liberty County and its cities to retailers and restaurateurs.

July 22, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


City helping raze blighted buildings

A Community Development Block Grant is helping Hinesville clean up slum and blighted areas, Assistant City Manager Kenneth Howard said.

July 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long commisisoners divide duties

The Long County Commission in May had a complete overhaul, with five new members being elected.

July 17, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Road work outside new school OKed

The Long County Board of Education signed an intergovernmental agreement Monday with the Long County Board of Commissioners to complete the required deceleration lane in front of the new high school. Last week, commissioners signed the agreement and now, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, everything is on track to complete the work by the time the school opens for the 2013-14 academic year.

July 16, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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Riceboro icon Henry Relaford dies

Henry L. Relaford, a longtime Riceboro city councilman and civil-rights advocate, has died, current Riceboro Mayor William T. Austin said in a statement issued Thursday.

June 09, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Camp Buddy set for kids who have Down syndrome

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will host its eighth annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Effingham and Chatham counties.

June 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Wayne Memorial to sell pillows, sheets for $29

JESUP - A $29 sheet sale will take place in the lobby of Wayne Memorial Hospital from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through ...

June 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


State Rep. Al Williams commends Gov. Nathan Deal for vetoing bills

Second of two parts

June 07, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


State allocates $200,000 for road safety in county

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a $1,815,000 award for 21 safety projects in 15 counties in southeast Georgia, including $200,000 ...

June 07, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


City gets loans for water work

Hinesville has received awarded a $4,622,450 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,057,792 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan ...

June 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


State Rep. Al Williams: Prepared to fight for Stewart

First of two parts

June 04, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Grants dominate Hinesville City Council discussions

Several grants and grant requests were approved for Hinesville departments and programs at Thursday's City Council meeting.

June 04, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


UPDATE: Bowman challenges sheriff election results

Will Bowman, who finished second in a five-way race for the Democratic primary for Liberty County sheriff, filed a petition to contest the results of ...

June 04, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Health departments compiling list of residents with special needs during hurricane evacuations

Hurricane season begins Wednesday, so it is time for residents along Georgia's coast to prepare - especially those who may have functional or medical needs ...

June 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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