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Jury in deliberation in wrongful-death trial

After nearly a full day of closing arguments, the wrongful-death trial stemming from a lawsuit brought forward by Kenneth Porter, on behalf of his wife Barbara Porter, was given over to the jury to begin deliberation.

August 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City looking for ways to eliminate blight

The Hinesville City Council approved a bid to refurbish two garbage trucks and a resolution for blight-elimination funding as part of its first meeting of the month last week.

August 13, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Closing arguments set for Thursday in wrongful death suit

Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the wrongful-death trial on behalf of former Liberty Regional Medical Center Chief Operating Room Nurse Barbara Porter.

August 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


NAACP to host community meeting

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP will host a community mass meeting beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Sparse turnout reported for virtual town hall

Liberty County's first virtual town hall had a small turnout, but it was a start.

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County residents play major role in Selma-to-Washington march

People from all over the country, including Liberty County, are taking part in the NAACP's "America's Journey for Justice" march, which began Aug. 1 in Selma, Alabama.

August 10, 2015 | By Keturah Greene | Local news


Long County fire chief applicants to be interviewed soon

The Long County Board of Commissioners still is looking over applicants for the full-time fire-chief job to replace former Chief Richard Truman, who is currently disabled.

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Rep. Al Williams addresses transportation, casinos, Fort Stewart cuts

Editor's note: This article was revised before being posted to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, said accountants found that state employees spend about $3 million a year on rental cars. An article on page 5A of Sunday's edition incorrectly stated that General Assembly members spent that amount on rental cars. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

August 10, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Home knitting business proposal unravels

A simple request for a home business teaching knitting classes turned into a heated discussion during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting.

August 08, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville City Council deals with zoning issues

Hinesville City Council dealt with some zoning issues and approved refurbishing two garbage trucks as part of its first meeting of the month Thursday.

August 07, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Midway mayor on GMA board

Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington was elected to the board of directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual meeting June 28 in Savannah.

August 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County fire chief search continues

The Long County Board of Commissioners still is looking over applicants for the full-time Long County fire chief job to replace former Chief Richard Truman, who is currently disabled.

August 04, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Experts: Patient didn’t receive proper care

The trial stemming from a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf of former Liberty Regional Medical Center chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter continues in Liberty County State Court.

August 04, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Environmental groups seek to intervene in Kinder Morgan pipeline lawsuit

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a 360-mile petroleum pipeline from Belton, South Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida.

August 04, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Long administrator talk issues as school starts

Long County schools opened their doors Friday to begin the 2015-16 calendar year.

August 04, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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Hurricane Irma update: Little change

The 11 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center shows Hurricane Irma has shifted slightly to the east. The hurricane remains a Category 5 ...

September 06, 2017 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Armstrong's Liberty Center to close Thursday

Armstrong State University's main campus in Savannah and the Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville will close at 5 p.m. Thursday, according to ASU ...

September 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCSS remains on alert

The Liberty County School System issued a statement saying it is monitoring the storm and will make decisions regarding school closures by noon Thursday.

September 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Special needs residents urged to register

LIBERTY COUNTY, GA - Public health officials strongly encourage residents in Liberty County who may have functional, access, or medical needs and no way to evacuate ...

September 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Irma

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued a state of emergency ...

September 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Irma uncertainty prompts group to postpone St. Catherine's Beach Sweep

In light of recent developments with the path of Hurricane Irma, the St. Catherine's Beach Sweep that was scheduled for this Saturday, has been ...

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Stop panicking, start planning storm response

Everyone I know is freaking out over Hurricane Irma. As of this morning she was a strong Category 5 storm barreling toward Puerto Rico and ...

September 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty EMA continues to monitor Irma

The folks at Liberty County Emergency Management Agency is still keeping a close watch on Hurricane Irma.

September 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Midway IGA burglarized

Thieves made off with a bounty of cash after breaking into the Midway IGA store in the twilight hours between Sunday night and Monday morning.

September 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Churches asked to address racism

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories on the Aug. 27 meeting on race, religion and politics sponsored by the ...

September 06, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Teacher brings space to classroom

One teacher in Liberty County has brought Hinesville to NASA and NASA to Hinesville.

September 06, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Woman gets life in pellet gun death

The woman found guilty of aggravated assault and murder in the death of James Edward Stewart Jr., during a jury trial last month was sentenced ...

September 06, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Former city manager reflects on 39-year career

Former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards saw the city through three decades of change before his recent departure amidst controversy.

September 06, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Corresondent | Local news


Locals urged to keep eye on Hurricane Irma

Local officials are monitoring Hurricane Irma and urging residents to take steps now to prepare.

September 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


September is National Preparedness Month in Georgia

As news reports of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey continue to come in, it should serve as a reminder that no matter the event ...

September 05, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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