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Storms lead to shorter Christmas holiday

Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Hermine claimed another victim. This time, it was the start of Christmas break for students and teachers in the Liberty County School System.

October 26, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Orange is the new nice

Students and school personnel across the district went orange in unity to stand against bullying

October 26, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Update on debris removal

The following is an update from the city of Hinesvlle's public relations manager Brittany McClure:

October 25, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Library board still without chairman

The Liberty County Library Board of Trustees is without a chairman and efforts to name one are stymied by persistent questions about the board's composition.

October 25, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Hurricane aftermath makes for mosquitoes, lots and lots of them

Hurricane Matthew didn't just bring down trees and power lines as it blew through coastal Georgia. The storm that hit Liberty County on Oct. 7 also led to what county officials termed "a huge onslaught of mosquitoes," in a press release sent Tuesday.

October 25, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Liberty, Long County approved for FEMA individual help

Liberty and Long County have just been approved for individual financial assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


YALL goes to City Hall

The city of Hinesville hosted the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's 2016-17 Young Adult Liberty Leaders on Oct. 20.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Insurance regulator estimates Matthew claims at $90 million

ATLANTA - With more than 30,000 claims reported, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has estimated that insured losses in the state from Hurricane Matthew reached $90 million by Wednesday.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville passes 2017 budget

Hinesville City Council adopted a budget of $36,514,056 for the 2017 fiscal year at Thursday's council meeting. The city's millage rate is 11.51.

October 24, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Tour brings local ghost stories to life

Are you afraid of the dark, believe in ghosts? If you attend the Midway Museum Cemetery Tour on Saturday, you just might meet a local ghosts.

October 20, 2016 | By Len Calderone Special to the Courier | Local news


Manna from JROTC

The delivery from Bradwell Institute's JROTC canned food drive came at the right time for Manna House Ministries.

October 19, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Lee urges prayer, votes

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee urged members of the Liberty County NAACP to use the power of prayer and the strength of the ballot box to bring about change for all people.

October 19, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County NAACP honors old guard, rising stars at banquet

The Liberty County NAACP honored members of its old guard and rising stars at the organization's annual Freedom Fund Banquet Friday at the Liberty County Community Center in Midway.

October 19, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Signing day for REACH

"I want you to commit. Move it from the paper to the heart and make it happen."

October 19, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Carter praises storm response here

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited Liberty County Wednesday morning and met with officials and personnel from the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management.

October 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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Ameris Bank says there was no impropriety in bid process

James Rogers, market president of Ameris Bank in Hinesville, said the bank obeyed the letter of the law and Liberty County School Board policy when ...

February 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Contract for highway work on Stewart approved

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation has contracted three projects in Senate District 19, according to Sen. Blake Tillery, R–Vidalia, whose district covers all ...

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Water pressure on Airport Road lowered

Water customers near Airport Road will have lower water pressure due to renovations.

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Detour in Walthourville this weekend

At the request of CSX Railroad, the Georgia DOT is planning a three-day road closure in conjunction with railroad crossing improvements on Highway 119 in ...

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Re-entry group needs more housing

The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition is seeking reentry housing partners to help them serve recently released and paroled prisoners who return to the Liberty County ...

February 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Man pays $460 restitution in dog case

The man who took responsibility for an accident that killed a family's pet dog in December has paid restitution.

February 05, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Pete is one popular cat

"The moral of Pete's story is no matter what you step in you just keep walking along and singing your song because it's ...

February 05, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Schools' finance officer threatens lawsuit

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee is being threatened with a lawsuit by the system's chief financial officer, Roger Reese, according to ...

February 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Authorities find missing man

UPDATE: Larry "Tony" Thompson has been located unharmed. He is safe and back with family.

February 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Microplastics could be major concern along coast

In recent years, the public has become attuned to the problem of trash in the ocean, especially plastic, as images of the Great Pacific Garbage ...

February 03, 2017 | By Michael Sullivan Special to the Courier | Local news


City Council amends part of zoning ordinance

The Hinesville City Council approved amending the city's zoning ordinance relating to nonconforming uses and structures.

February 02, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Police get boy out of tree

Showing there is much more to their jobs than just chasing bad guys, Hinesville Police Officers rescued a young boy stuck in a tree Thursday ...

February 02, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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