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Jury awards $15 million to survivor of I-16 crash

A Bryan County jury on Friday awarded $15 million to Megan Richards, one of two survivors of an April 22, 2015 crash on I-16 which killed Georgia Southern University Nursing students.

January 21, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Utility honored for storm work

PALM BEACH, FL - The Edison Electric Institute Jan. 11 presented its "Emergency Recovery Award" to Georgia Power for its efforts after Hurricane Matthew hit Georgia in October.

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leadership class learns about county government

The 2016-17 Leadership Liberty class had its Liberty County Commission session on Jan. 11, as part of the nine-month leadership development class.

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


State suffering nurse shortage

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 20, 2017 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Local news


Water deemed safe after spillage

Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson released a public notice to inform the public of a sewage spill that happened Wednesday.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County celebrates MLK Day 2017

This past weekend was a celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,, through the arts, which culminated with the annual MLK parade Monday in downtown Hinesville.

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Pop & Read at Stafford Pavillion

The conventional storytime is getting more interactive and Liberty County's youngest residents are invited to the first of a new literacy program that one local woman said is needed.

January 18, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Update: Soldier charged, officers on administrative leave after shots fired in incident

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his 2011 Nissan Pathfinder after he allegedly nearly hit an officer while driving away from a traffic stop.

January 18, 2017 | Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Long's new senator takes oath of office

ATLANTA - Sen. Blake Tillery, R-Vidalia, was sworn into office as a Georgia senator by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel in a ceremony at the State Capitol on Monday.

January 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoE to look at charter bus expenses

The Board of Education has decided to take a closer look at the charter buses hired for student travel.

January 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Police fire shots at car after driver tries to flee traffic stop

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his vehicle after he allegedly nearly hit an officer while driving away from a traffic stop.

January 16, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Case laid out for taxing privat property on post

Liberty County's Board of Assessors displayed a Department of the Army-state of Georgia agreement saying that the state has jurisdiction over taxation of private property on Fort Stewart at the assessors January meeting.

January 16, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Governor delivers State of State

Editor's note: Gov. Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State Address to the General Assembly Wednesday. He used Johnny Mercer's song, "Accentuate the Positive" as a theme. Here is an version that has been edited for length:

January 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Second Harvest in Long County on Friday

St. Thomas Baptist Church on Highway 301 in Long County is distributing free food to residents in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the church.

January 12, 2017 | Carolyn Leonard For the Coastal Courier | Local news


Clarktown Road to close for railroad work

Clarktown Road in Bryan County will be closed from Jan. 17 through Jan. 19 for repairs at the railroad crossing, according to county officials.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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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


Police seek suspects in troubling case

The Hinesville Police Department is seeking out the suspect or suspects responsible for entering and vandalizing the vehicle of a Hinesville man Sunday.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Georgia NAACP: Trump is 'divider in chief'

The head of the Georgia NAACP is among those calling Donald Trump an "illegitimate president."

February 01, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Family coping with loss of pet killed by pit bulls

The holidays were all but ruined for Marvis Robinson and her family.

February 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Re-Entry program orientation is Saturday

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition is set to host a five-week course called SOAR from Dreams to Reality.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Clarification: LRMC offices

In a story announcing Liberty Regional Medical Center moving its human resources, business and marketing offices out of the hospital, it was reported that all ...

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


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