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MLK Day Parade route, road closures announced

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced the route and road closures for the MLK Day parade, set for 10 a.m. Monday beginning at Bradwell Insitute.

January 12, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Bus backs into ditch during training

There was a minor incident involving a Liberty County School bus Friday morning on Leroy Coffer Highway.

January 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news

Former law firm for Liberty schools now representing victim in fatal school bus crash

The Liberty County school system's former law firm is now representing the family of the child killed in a Dec. 5 school bus crash near Gum Branch.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Former chief: Walthourville mayor wanted councilman framed

Former Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman claims the city's mayor tried to pressure him into planting drugs to frame a city council member Larry Baker, according to a letter to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal from Georgia NAACP President Phyllis Blake.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

LPD investigating dog abuse

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClellan said his department is investigating claims of animal cruelty posted Jan. 6 on a private Facebook page by a New-York-based animal welfare group.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Wastewater plant has second failure in a week

Hinesville announced Thursday that its Water Pollution Control Plant located on Ft. Stewart experienced a release of 5.65 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Taylors Creek as a result of equipment failure Wednesday.

January 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news

Walthourville police chief fired

Embattled Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman was fired Wednesday after a a hearing held between city officials and Quarterman. After the hearing City Clerk Melissa Jones announced the Chief's termination effective immediately.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

5 million gallons spill at sewage plant

Hinesville announced Friday that its sewage plant on Fort Stewart released 5.47 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Taylors Creek after an equipment failure.

January 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news

Mayor breaks deadlock

Presiding over his first Midway City Council meeting Monday, new Mayor Levern Clancy Jr. cast a tie-breaking vote to elect former Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington as mayor pro tempore.

January 11, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news

Martin honored for service to her city

Former Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin was recognized with the lifetime service award from the Georgia Municipal Association in recognition of her 36 years of service to the city. The award was presented to Martin in Flemington on Jan. 8.

January 11, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Nelson attends convocation in Atlanta

City of Hinesville Councilwoman Vicky Nelson attended the Eugene C. Tillman, Sr. Memorial Prayer Convocation hosted by State Rep. Al Williams on Sunday, Jan. 7, at the Capitol building.

January 10, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

2017 in review: SPLOST, controversy

May 3: Detective Suzie Jackson, who had been with the Hinesville Police Department for more than 30 years, retired. Her work was praised by coworkers and civilians.

January 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news

Not rain, nor snow

As one Facebook post noted, "Rain or snow, Grandma will go!" The storm that paralyzed much of Liberty County and coastal Georgia Jan. 3 didn't stop Dorothy Wedincamp of Flemington from taking her daily bike ride. The 91-year-old rides about two miles a day and has lived in Liberty County since she was 19. She is the mother-in-law of Ren Keel and mother of Faye Keel.

January 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news

Devendorf family works to keep developers at bay

Four of the more dangerous words in the Devendorf household when Meredith Devendorf was growing up were when her mother would say "I have an idea."

January 10, 2018 | Pat Watkins Coastal Courier | Local news

Howard named Hinesville city manager

Riceboro native Kenneth Howard was named the new Hinesville city manager Tuesday afternoon. The announcement was made during a special called meeting at Hinesville City Hall's council chamber.

January 10, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

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Kirkendall named Hinesville's interim police chief

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Mar. 1, 2018) – At the regularly scheduled Hinesville City Council Meeting on Thursday, Mayor Allen Brown and Council named Major Bill Kirkendall the ...

March 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Interim no more

Dr. Franklin Perry finally had the word "interim" removed from his title as the Liberty County Board of Education agreed to the terms of his ...

February 28, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Bradwell gets second chance

Until Monday afternoon, Bradwell Institute girls basketball coach Faye Baker thought her team's season was over.

February 28, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news

Midway, Liberty County Development Authority close to agreement in water dispute

Midway city council drew closer Monday to finally settling the years-long dispute between the city and the Liberty County Development Authority over the water and ...

February 28, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Pastor to run for Long County District 3 seat

Baconton Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Hermon Scott is running for the Long County District 3 Commission vacancy left when former Commissioner Willie Thompson resigned.

February 28, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

THOSE WHO SERVED: Retired Navy chief has fond memories of life at sea

WATCH A SHORT VIDEO of Ernie Mitchell.

February 27, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news

Deputies seek man who allegedly led them on high speed chase onto I-95

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find Michael James Waller Jr after he allegedly led deputies on ...

February 27, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news

City probes IT failure

An investigation into what slowed or shut down IT services Tuesday for the city of Hinesville continues, officials said.

February 26, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

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