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Hudgens: Flood insurance can be valuable

Flood Safety Preparedness Week in Georgia is March 11-16, and Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that a flood insurance policy can be a valuable addition to standard homeowners, renters, and business owners' coverage.

March 14, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Leadership class visits LRMC

The 2017-2018 Leadership Liberty class toured Liberty Regional Medical Center (LRMC) March 7 as part of their nine-month leadership development class.

March 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Road work causes lane closures on Hwy. 119

Georgia Department of Transportation will have lane closures set up this week in Liberty County, weather permitting.

March 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Chatham Area transit contractor convicted of fraud, bribery

Anthony Florence, a contractor for the Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT), was convicted Feb. 28 by a federal jury on 22 counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud and one count of bribery of a program receiving federal funds. U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore presided over Florence's three-day jury trial.

March 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Fires destroy two Long County homes

Officials are investigating two home fires in Long County in as many days and one of them has already been labeled arson.

March 12, 2018 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | News


Military operation to offer free medical, dental, veterinary care

Thousands of people in need of medical care can receive it at no-cost in May during Operation Empower Health-Greater Savannah, a U.S. Military exercise supported by St. Joseph's/Candler and Georgia Southern University.

March 12, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


St. Joseph’s/Candler gets $30k for teen support program

Howard Family Dental Foundation, the charitable foundation of a dental office group based in Coastal Georgia and South Carolina, recently donated $30,000 to St. Joseph's/Candler Foundations.

March 09, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Ossabaw foundation welcomes new officers and trustees for 2018

At the Ossabaw Island Foundation's annual meeting on Jan. 18 the following new Board of Trustees officers were announced:

March 08, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Hudgens: Change alarm batteries when clocks spring forward

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging everyone to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks to daylight saving time on this weekend.

March 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Deal signs adoption reforms into law

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed HB 159 to enact comprehensive reforms to Georgia's adoption code.

March 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Area CASA affiliates visit Capitol

More than 300 Georgia CASA affiliates, including 13 volunteers and staff, from the Bryan, Liberty, Ware and McIntosh counties of Atlantic Area CASA attended the annual CASA Day at the Capitol event Feb. 14 in Atlanta.

March 02, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Palmyra Missionary Baptist celebrates Old Timey Day

On Sunday, Palmyra Missionary Baptist Church in the Sunbury community celebrated its 26th Annual Old Timey Day in honor of Black History Month.

March 01, 2018 | Hermina Glass-Hill | News


African-Americans on D-Day

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - As World War II raged overseas, men and women responded to the call of duty in the fight for what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the "four freedoms" - freedom of speech and worship, and freedom from want and fear. By the time the United States entered the war, more than 2.5 million African American men had signed up for the draft. In a separate-but–not-equal military at the time, the irony was not lost as the fight for these freedoms continued at home.

March 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | News


Interest in Black History Month nurtured at home

I've always been fascinated with black history. Beyond the obvious of being black, I also had the privilege of growing up in Liberty County, which nurtured the interest.

February 28, 2018 | Krystal Hart | News


Coyote Challenge kicks off March 1

Coming back for the second year, the Georgia Coyote Challenge highlights how citizens can effectively handle nuisance coyote issues.

February 28, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


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Hinesville, Savannah on cleanest cities list for ozone pollution

The American Lung Association's 2018 "State of the Air" report found that some Georgia cities earned poorer grades for the nation's most widespread ...

April 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Longtime Ludowici judge passes

Longtime Ludowici Municipal Judge Larry Manning Fowler, 74, is being laid to rest today in the Baggs Cemetery in Long County.

April 20, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. | News


World champ dancer has ties to Hinesville

Luci Caralyne Parden won the under-14 age group of the World's Championship Competition of the World Irish Dance Association April 7 in Maastricht, Netherland.

April 20, 2018 | Special to the Courier | News


Open house set for Hatch nuclear plant performance talks

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of the Hatch Nuclear Power Plant during an open house from 4-6 p.m ...

April 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Health department compiling registery of residents who may need help in hurricane

The Liberty County Health Department is accepting applications for its Hurricane Registry. The registry lists residents who may need transportation or medical assistance and have ...

April 20, 2018 | Special to the Courier | News


Leadership group travels to Bulloch County

Leadership Southeast Georgia, a regional leadership development program, held its fourth of five sessions, focusing on educational and workforce factors that impact the region.

April 19, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


HPD going to 12-hour shifts

The Hinesville Police Department is moving to 12-hour shifts for officers in the patrol division after approval by the mayor and council on April 5.

April 19, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


LRMC cuts ribbon on cardiology clinic

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday for Liberty Cardiology Associates at 600 East Oglethorpe Highway in ...

April 18, 2018 | Special to the Courier | News


LCSS bus accident reported

According to Liberty County School System Director of Maintenance and Operations, Jason Rogers, a school system bus was involved in a minor vehicle accident at ...

April 18, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Bark for Life helps Relay for Life

A Bark for Life Saturday at Bryant Commons Park was a preliminary to the American Cancer Society's Liberty County Relay for Life.

April 18, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Hospitals touting tax credit as way to survive

It's been hard for rural hospitals such as Liberty Regional Medical Center to make ends meet, so it comes as no surprise they're ...

April 18, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Those who lived the past recall it

From early on, Liberty County was at the center of the civil rights movement in Georgia. It was the first Georgia county in modern times ...

April 18, 2018 | Hermina Glass-Hill Guest columnist | News


Workshop a step in making area more ‘pollinator friendly’

In case you haven't noticed, there's a bug crisis out there.

April 18, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | News


Anniversary of King’s death prompts look back at our past

The solemnity of the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination compelled me to revisit the history of civil rights ...

April 14, 2018 | Hermina Glass Hill Guest Guest columnist | News


Prayer vigil held for family devastated by fire

Approximately 200 people attended a prayer vigil Thursday night for a Hinesville family devastated by an April 5 fire that destroyed their home and claimed ...

April 14, 2018 | Staff Report | News


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