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Long voters deciding ESPLOST today

Long County voters are deciding whether to renew a special option sales tax for their board of education today.

March 21, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Clocks spring forward early Sunday

Daylight Savings Time starts early Sunday and Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging everyone to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they set their clocks ahead one hour.

March 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Cannady walking the walk for American Red Cross

The way WTOC bureau chief Dal Cannady remembers it, he'd been doing his annual walk for the American Red Cross for two years when he ran into Hinesville businesswoman Brigette Shanken.

March 01, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Man killed in one-vehicle crash

The driver of a SUV was killed when his vehicle ran off Rye Patch Road in Long County and hit a tree shortly before 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Markus White.

February 27, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Early voting starting on Long County tax

Early voting in the Long County Board of Education's request for renewal of an education special local option sales tax starts Monday and runs through March 17.

February 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


BOE controversy continues

While Liberty County school board member Marcus Scott continues to level accusations of misconduct at fellow board members and Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee, a principal caught up in some of the controversy seems to want no part of it.

February 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Little pieces of plastic may cause big problems 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 Patch have spread through media and the Internet. Now, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Jay Brandes is leading a team investigating another issue closer to home on the Georgia coast: microplastics.

February 25, 2017 | Michael Sullivan Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County man injured in kitchen fire

A Long County man sustained first- and second-degree burns to his face and third-degree burns to his hands and arms Friday afternoon while trying to put out a grease fire in his kitchen.

February 24, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Riceboro earns housing grant

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has awarded $4.25 million in grants in 12 communities, including Riceboro, to build new single family homes and help homeowners rehabilitate their homes.

February 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County looking for more road funding

The Liberty County commissioners and their engineer, Trent Long, are working on more Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant funding that could bring safety improvements to the county's roads.

February 23, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


CHAMP is coming to Hinesville

The Georgia Department of Transportation is bringing a new program to the city of Hinesville and other communities throughout the state.

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


HPD's Maj. Cribbs dies at 72

Former Hinesville Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit Lead Detective Maj. Thomas E. Cribbs passed away Monday.

February 22, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Two department heads resign in Long County

At a called meeting Friday the Long County Commission accepted resignations of Road Superintendent Wilford Morris and Recreation Director Henry Strickland, and began arranging to fill those and other vacant positions.

February 22, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Longtime HPD Chief Detective Maj. Thomas Cribbs dies

Hinesville Police Department Maj. Thomas Cribbs has died, according to HPD Assistant Police Chief Bill Kirkendall.

February 20, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Film crews may need permits

Looking to avoid a tragedy similar to the 2015 death of a film crew member in Wayne County, the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau is asking that those looking to film in Hinesville be required to get a permit.

February 19, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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Casa's Dancing with the Stars a hit, again

Nina Dean had the right dance moves to earn the title of Best Female Dancer at the 4th annual Atlantic CASA Dancing with the Stars ...

March 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Police say soldiers were shot to death

Police say two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in a Rebecca Street townhome Sunday were shot to death, and investigators are treating it as a ...

March 08, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Sheriff's Department arrests two for church burglaries

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he was going to find those responsible for stealing from four churches.

March 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Police: Soldiers were shot to death

Police say the two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in a Rebecca Street townhome Sunday were shot to death, and investigators are treating it as ...

March 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


24th ID veterans honor fallen soldiers

Veterans of the 24th Infantry Division and the Gulf War came back to Fort Stewart on Monday to remember their fallen comrades.

March 05, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Harmon honored as Long STAR student

Long County High School Senior Breana Harmon has been named the system's 2017 PAGE STAR Student.

March 05, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Proposed development near Cherokee Rose worries area residents

Some Hinesville residents along Meloney Drive and Topi Trail are worried their streets could be less safe if a 195-home subdivision is built nearby.

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


Wilkes says his service as clerk was humbling

Barry Wilkes spent 35 years as clerk and court administrator for Liberty County.

March 05, 2017 | Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Update: Man charged in mother's death

A Liberty County man is accused of killing his mother with a handgun around 4 p.m. Friday while she was driving west on Leroy ...

March 04, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man accused of shooting his mother

A Liberty County man is accused of shooting and killing his mother around 4 p.m. Friday while they were traveling on Leroy Coffer Highway.

March 03, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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