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A meeting of the minds

Self-professed "young admirer" Cato Walthour III, right, stands with state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, at the recent Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Heritage Dinner in Atlanta honoring Williams. After being invited, Walthour said he was eager to attend as an opportunity to learn about happenings in the black community. He is getting ready to leave with an international firm to rebuild U.S. Virgin Islands after last year's hurricanes. The Morehouse and Georgia Tech graduate, who holds two professional engineering licenses, said he was also encouraged as he also met with his cousin, Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovett, at ...

March 23, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Man convicted of 1996 hatchet attack on Hinesville woman back behind bars

A man convicted of a 1996 hatchet attack on a woman is back in jail after he was indicted earlier this by a Long County grand jury on rape and other new charges.

March 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Bradwell football documentary does the school, program proud

Suppose you could go back to a time where the iPhone hadn't been invented yet, Facebook was a collegiate novelty, and Instagram's founders were in middle school.

March 21, 2018 | John Wood Special to the Courier | Local news


Riceboro delays approval of solar farm

Riceboro City Council is delaying approval of a 32-acre passive solar farm planned near the intersection of U.S. Highway 17 and the E.B. Cooper Highway.

March 21, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty NAACP holding voter registration drive

An NAACP press release claims one in three young, female or minority voters who cast ballots in 2016 won't vote in the upcoming election.

March 21, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Lightning damages home

A home in the 900 block of Mandarin Drive sustained some damage from lightning during a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon. According to Hinesville Fire Department Capt. Andra Hart a bolt of lightning hit a tree located next to the single-story dwelling.

March 20, 2018 | Lewis Levine Contributor to the Courier | Local news


Liberty, Long and Bryan counties under tornado watch until 7 p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for several southeast Georgia counties, including Liberty, Long and Bryan. The watch is in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

March 20, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Road work slated for Liberty County

The Georgia Department of Transportation will be doing road work this week in Liberty County.

March 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville kids to ‘kick butts’ on March 21

Kids in Georgia will unite against tobacco use on Wednesday as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day. More than 1,000 events are planned across the United States for this annual day of youth activism, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

March 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Thunderstorms possible in Liberty, Long counties tonight, Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Charleston is warning of the possibility of severe weather in Liberty and Long counties Monday night and Tuesday.

March 19, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Midway votes city hall project forward

The Midway City Council has voted to proceed with its new city hall complex after trimming more than $240,000 in costs.

March 19, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Long County man burning trash destroys home, property

A Long County man burning trash Friday on his property on the 700 block of Stafford Dairy Road lost his home, three vehicles and a shed when the fire raged out of control.

March 17, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Fort Stewart soldier killed in motorcycle crash near Statesboro

A Fort Stewart Soldier was killed Thursday evening when his motorcycle struck a vehicle near Statesboro, according to post spokesman Kevin Larson.

March 17, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Rotarian sees club's work in India

Rotary Club of Hinesville Assistant Governor Brigitte Shanken spoke Tuesday about her recent trip to India as part of Rotary's friendship exchange program.

March 17, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Bus maker, driver sued for fatal crash

The parents of a 5-year-old girl who died in a school bus crash Dec. 5 in Gum Branch are suing the company that made the bus and its driver.

March 16, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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Hinesville gearing up for Georgia Cities Week

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau is collaborating with community partners and Hinesville city government to host several events during the ...

April 04, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


'Opinionated' teacher to return to classroom

A Bradwell Institute STAR teacher placed on administrative leave will return to work after spring break. BI literature teacher Marilyn Hampton confirmed she will be ...

April 04, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Recalling King's assassination half a century later

Fifty years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis while standing on a motel balcony.

April 04, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition shelter walk raises $4,500

Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition's seventh annual Walk for Shelter raised about $4,500 this year, less than organizers had hoped.

April 04, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Population, sea level seen as threats to coast

Population growth and impacts from sea level rise are major threats to the long term health of Georgia's coast, according to a collaborative report ...

April 02, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Potholes bedevil Midway streets, drivers and council

The Midway City Council Monday struggled again with the issue of potholes along Butler Street and will vote on possible repairs at its next regular ...

April 02, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


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