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Officer back on force, demoted

A Hinesville Police Department narcotics officer resigned, then was put back on the force and demoted after the mother of a confidential informant reported she and the officer had an affair, according to documents obtained by the Courier through an open records request.

May 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News

McMillan drafted by Dolphins in second round

Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan is in the NFL. McMillan was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the second round. The former Liberty County High School star was the 54th player taken in the draft.

April 28, 2017 | Staff report | News

BoE votes to fire Reese

The Liberty County Board of Education voted Thursday to accept the recommendation of a tribunal panel and is firing former Liberty County Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese.

April 27, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News

Another step toward Tradeport East clinic

Liberty Regional Medical Center's clinic at Tradeport East is a step closer after the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission recommended rezoning two acres from industrial district to office institutional Tuesday.

April 23, 2017 | Tiffany King | News

Congressman visits Veterans Memorial

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter stopped by Bryant Commons Wednesday to check on the progress of the Veterans Memorial Walk.

April 23, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | News

Memorial hospital in Savannah sold

HCA has agreed to acquire Memorial Health's financially struggling hospital in Savannah in a $710 million deal.

April 21, 2017 | Andy Miller Georgia Health News | News

Long County names new finance director

The Long County Board of Commissioners recently named Bernice Johnson as the county's new finance director. Johnson, who formerly resided in Augusta, joins the Long County staff having more than 30 years of experience in finance and banking.

April 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | News

Soldier arrested on cocaine trafficking charges

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has arrested one Fort Stewart soldier on drug trafficking charges, according to Maj. Jeff Hein of the LCSO Drug Task Force.

April 18, 2017 | Lewis Levine | News

Gambling raids in Midway

The Georgia Bureau of Invetigation, along with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, raided three Liberty County stores Tuesday for alleged violations of Georgia's commercial gambling laws

April 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine | News

Bond denied in matricide case

Bond was denied Monday for Nicholas Bacon, the Liberty County man accused of shooting his mother March 3.

April 03, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News

Road work, night time lane closures on 84 in Hinesville this week

Motorists should expect road work on Highway 84 in Hinesville this week.

April 03, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | News

School board issues prompting early visit from accreditation group

The school accreditation agency AdvancED will visit Liberty County School System months ahead of schedule because of school board issues, a letter said.

April 02, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News

Fire on Bethlehem Street in Jesup

Firefighters from five departments battled a house fire in the 100 block in Jesup on Thursday night. According to Jesup Fire Department Lt. Patrick Wright no one was home when the fire began shortly after five p.m.

March 30, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | News

BoE discussed Lee's ouster in early February

School board members apparently discussed in emails and texts as early as Feb. 6 how to move forward without Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.

March 29, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News

Murder suspect busted for drugs has long criminal record

The man charged in a January 2016 murder and arrested Thursday for allegedly attempting to sell drugs is currently in jail awaiting another bond hearing.

March 29, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News

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Home health care business opens

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting March 9 for Serenity Home Care Services at its office at 105 ...

March 23, 2018 | Special to the Courier | News

Housing authority updates its website

The Hinesville Housing Authority recently announced a rebranding of the agency and its nonprofit entities, as well as the launch of its new website, hinesvillehousingauthority ...

March 23, 2018 | Special to the Courier | News

Ossabaw group elects new officers, trustees for 2018

At the Ossabaw Island Foundation's annual meeting in January, the following new board of trustees officers were announced:

March 22, 2018 | Special to the Courier | News

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 4 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for portions of Liberty, Long and McIntosh County in southeastern Georgia until 4 ...

March 20, 2018 | Staff Report | News

Free tax preparation available

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation for the general public through April 17.

March 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News

City of Hinesville Affected by Ransomware Incident

When Hinesville's computer systems went down in February, city officials called it an "IT outage."

March 19, 2018 | Staff Report | News

Georgians report early sightings of black bears

Historically, reports of black bear sightings increase each year after the start of spring when hungry bears emerge from their winter den sites. However, this ...

March 19, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News

Midway Day Fest set for April 21

The city of Midway invites the community to bring friends and family to Midway Day Fest on April 21 at the Liberty County Community Complex ...

March 15, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News

Fire hazards, freeze warnings in effect

The National Weather Service, Charleston, has issued a special weather statement warning of fire hazards and freeze warnings for Long and Liberty County.

March 14, 2018 | Patty Leon | News

Middle School student disciplined for threat

A student from Lewis Frasier Middle School was disciplined after posting a threat on social media.

March 14, 2018 | Patty Leon | News

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 ...

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 ...

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

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