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Project aims to help wounded Fort Stewart veterans

As a recent medical retiree, Maj. Heri Marrero is thankful he sought the free services of the Wounded Warrior Project to help him navigate the complicated, time-consuming and often frustrating process of filing benefit claims.

December 16, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Long time counsel drops school board

The law firm of Jones, Osteen and Jones will no longer represent the Liberty County School System.

December 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Sheriffs lobby for raises for deputies

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes hosted a lunch Tuesday to promote raises for deputies and it attracted nearly a dozen sheriffs, a roomful of deputies and a handful of legislators.

December 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Christmas parade winners announced

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce the first and second place winners for best float in three categories from the 21stAnnual Illuminated Christmas Parade.

December 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Injured veterans receive expert care in filing VA benefits claims

As a recent medical retiree, Maj. Heri Marrero is thankful he sought the free services of the Wounded Warrior Project to help him navigate the complicated, time-consuming and often frustrating process of filing benefit claims.

December 14, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Need some Christmas cash?

Surveys are coming in and so is the Christmas cash. The first winner has been selected and will be announced soon - stay tuned!

December 14, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


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


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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


Victims in Highway 17 wreck identified

A South Carolina couple was killed in a head-on collision Friday night on Highway 17 in Liberty County.

December 30, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Brrrr!

If you think it's cold now, just wait until 2018.

December 30, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Violence, joy, change marks beginning of 2017

Here's the first in a series of stories looking back at 2017 in Liberty and Long counties.

December 30, 2017 | Staff | Local news


Council denies request for club's liquor license renewal

Hinesville City Council members voted to deny the renewal of an alcohol license for Cream Sports Bar during their regular meeting Dec. 21.

December 30, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


MARNE Community Spouses' Club raises $31K for good causes

The Marne Community Spouses' Club capped its record-breaking fundraising year with a recent awards reception at Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division Museum.

December 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Wreck kills two in Liberty

Two people were killed Friday night in Liberty County in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 17 between Midway and Limerick Road.

December 29, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Can't prepay 2018 property taxes without a bill

Property owners looking to prepay 2018 property taxes in Georgia are apparently out of luck.

December 28, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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