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Prayer rally for first responders

The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County hosted a prayer rally for first responders on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse Saturday morning.

February 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Commission hears from Coastal Workforce Service

The Liberty County Commission on Thursday heard updates on road improvements and the possible Sunday alcohol-sales referendum.

February 21, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office donates to Youth Homes

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes recently presented a check for $4,700 to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter, who serves as the secretary/treasurer for the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes.

February 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCPC recommends approval for retail business in Walthourville

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a conditional-use request for a small retail business to be housed on the grounds of Pillar in Zion Church in Walthourville.

February 20, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Peppers, paradise not compatible

While recently reaching for a fresh bell pepper, I noticed a tray above the sweet peppers that was filled with long, ominous-looking green peppers. They were about the size of my little finger, just longer.

February 18, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Riceboro council approves pay increase for incoming officials

The Riceboro city council recently voted to increase monthly pay rates for incoming elected officials, according to Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


High school students participate in civil court as jurors

Eighty-five Liberty County High School students were sworn in as jurors Wednesday afternoon as they participated in a mock civil trial.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local company recognized for supporting military

Waltrich Plastic Corporation quietly has served the military community for more than a dozen years, without thanks or fanfare.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Authorities investigating possible threat at Wal-Mart

There are reports of an alleged bomb threat at the Wal-Mart store located off Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. Authorities are currently investigating the threat. The Courier will continue to report on any update as it becomes available.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Long Co. hopes to expand rec facilities at lake

Long County Chamber of Commerce President Ray Howard and Long County Development Authority Chairman Danny Norman went before the county commission Feb. 3 to ask the group for help in expanding the recreational services at Morgan Lake.

February 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty’s ISO ratings see dramatic decrease

Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges informed the Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that Gum Branch and unincorporated county residents can expect a decrease in their homeowner's insurance rates this year, thanks to better fire-protection ratings for the areas under Liberty County Fire Services management.

February 06, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Feb. Arts Council exhibit features Gullah Geechee art

The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host an art exhibit for the month of February. The exhibit, called "Sojun tu Gullah Geechee" features arts and crafts of the Gullah Geechee culture.

February 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Coffee guru to give lecture at downtown business

Internationally-renowned coffee guru Dr. Joseph John will give a lecture at 6 p.m. Monday at Uncommon Grounds in downtown Hinesville.

February 03, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Coastal group schedules lobbying trip

The environmental advocacy group One Hundred Miles is chartering a bus to take area residents to Atlanta in February to talk to legislators about issues facing the Georgia coast.

February 03, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


International car show planned for Small World Fest

An international car show will be part of this year's Small World Festival on March 7 at Bryant Commons.

February 03, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Fishing tourney gives $77K to help sick kids

The Fishin' for a Cure fishing tournament, held Saturday in Long County, gave $77,000 to seven children with cancer or some other medical condition.

May 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Appeal likely for Palmetto Pipeline

Tuesday's denial of Kinder Morgan's request for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity does not mean the Palmetto Pipeline is dead.

May 19, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Lawmaker updates BoE on education law

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, gave a mixed assessment on the recently concluded 2015 legislative session's handing of education matters during the Liberty County Board of Education meeting last week.

May 19, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long commissioners butt heads over contractor

Long County commissioners butted heads in regards to approving county contractors during a recent meeting.

May 19, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Local high schools announce graduation logistics

It is once again time to recognize Liberty County seniors as they graduate from high school and begin a new chapter in their lives.

May 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Riceboro City Park breaks ground

New ground was broken earlier today to start construction on Riceboro City Park, located behind the Riceboro Youth Center. City and county officials gathered at the site to show support and talk about the progress of Riceboro. The main feature of the park will be a quarter mile walking trail, which will be handicap accessible. Paul Simonton, of engineering consulting firm P.C. Simonton & Association, Inc., said that he hopes to connect the park's walking trail to the coastal bikeway trail that runs along Highway 17, so bicyclists can use the park as a pulloff or rest station. The ...

May 13, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Event aims to attract more businesses to Hinesville

Hinesville officials say the first-ever Mayor's Small Business Conference next week is aimed at serving small-business owners and assuring any with entrepreneurial ambitions that the city is business-friendly.

May 12, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


County approves shooting range

A new, private gun club and shooting facility will be developed on the east side of North Coastal Highway 17 near the Leroy Coffer Highway intersection, close to the Bryan County line.

May 12, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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