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Three running to be Long County probate judge

Three candidates are running for the nonpartisan probate judge seat in Long County. If no one receives more than 50 percent of the vote in the May 24 election, the top two vote-getters will advance to a runoff July 26.

May 15, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Chief magistrate, Senate hopefuls tackle questions

Community members learned more about magistrate court and heard from state Senate District 19 candidates during a political forum Tuesday evening at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

May 15, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Standing room only at Long County forum

Long County candidates for several offices and their supporters came out Tuesday evening to the Round Table restaurant in northeastern Long County to speak about why voters should choose them in the upcoming May 24 primary.

May 14, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Fluoride, youth council discussed on workshop’s last day

ST. SIMONS ISLAND-Hinesville city council members and city administration finished their second and final day of their annual planning workshop around noon Saturday.

May 14, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Sheriff candidates talk diversity, finances

The five Democratic candidates running for Liberty County sheriff in the upcoming May 24 general primary election answered questions about law enforcement and community relations Tuesday evening during a political forum at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

May 14, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Midway legionnaire leads district

The 1st District, Department of Georgia, American Legion had its 2016 convention at Post 90 in Statesboro Saturday.

May 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


SPLOST, transit system discussed at Hinesville planning workshop

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Hinesville City Council members and city administration met at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference Center on Friday for their annual planning workshop. The first day lasted more than nine hours as they worked through about half of their 23 agenda items.

May 14, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Walk funds scholarships, more

It is time for the annual Jackie Gilliard-Henderson Memorial Scholarship Walk-a-Thon.

May 13, 2016 | By Edith Anderson Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Boys and Girls Club headed to Long County?

The Boys and Girls Club might be coming to Long County.

May 12, 2016 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Agency commits to Heroes Home Advantage

Heroes Home Advantage recently announced that Justin Webb of Re/Max All American in Liberty County has renewed his commitment to the organization.

May 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Swida wins state award

Keep Liberty Beautiful Director Sara Swida was named Organizer of the Year during the Rivers Alive awards ceremony held April 20 at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta.

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County District 5 has 3 candidates

Candidates for the District 5 seat on the Long County Board of Commissioners are the Democratic incumbent, with a party challenger who was a former commissioner and a lone Republican challenger. The May 24 primary will determine who will face the Republican candidate in November.

May 10, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Pelton challenges Thompson in Long County District 3

Democratic incumbent Willie Thompson will face challenger Walter Pelton for the Long County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat in the May 24 primary election.

May 10, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


TELL protégés shine bright

Several young women received pearl necklaces that represented their uniqueness and attributes during the Talented and Educated Leading Ladies banquet and showcase.

May 10, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


UPDATED: 4 candidates vie for Long County seat

Editor's note: This story has been updated to add information on Republican candidate Mike Riddle that should have been included. This revised article will be published in Wednesday's print edition.

May 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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Resident's opposition kills shooting range plan

Shawn White and Ted Eby said community is more important than a business venture when they withdrew a request to operate a shooting range.

August 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Drug court gets recertified

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit Drug Court has been certified by the Council of Accountability Court Judges, according to Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart.

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


Liberty mother gets 10 years for cocaine dealing

Special to the Coastal Courier

August 08, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Satellite survey shows decline in salt marshes

SAPELO ISLAND - Scientists at the University of Georgia's Marine Institute at Sapelo Island have found that the amount of vegetation along the Georgia coast ...

August 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Circuit establishes veterans court

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit has received funding to establish a Veterans Treatment Court.

August 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Town hall meetings set to talk SPLOST

A series of town hall meetings aimed at convincing voters to pass a Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax in November will start with a ...

August 07, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Williams: Dems unified, GOP isn't

Recently returned from the Democratic Nation convention in Philadelphia, State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, said the political event was "absolutely fantastic."

August 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Buses could be hotspots for LCSS

The Liberty County Board of Education will consider placing wireless hotspots on parked buses throughout the county to provide internet access to students who do ...

August 06, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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