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Deputy on leave for school incident

A Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation after a woman complained her grandson was handcuffed.

March 28, 2018 | Staff Report | News


Savannah man gets 15 years for gun, counterfeiting scheme

Savannah resident Ernest Jackson, 36, was sentenced on March 12 for his role in a counterfeiting scheme spanning Chatham, Bryan, Bulloch, and McIntosh Counties, as well as for his possession of a firearm.

March 27, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Scam alert: Con artist posing as Publisher’s Clearing House, asking for money

The Georgia Department of Law's Consumer Protection Unit has recently received a number of complaints about scammers posing as representatives from Publisher's Clearing House and asking consumers to send money for their prize.

March 27, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Military Service Academy Day for Georgia students set for April 28

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced recently his annual statewide U.S. Military Service Academy Day will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. April 28 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta in coordination with the Georgia congressional delegation.

March 24, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Former chief justice to speak at Midway church

Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears will be keynote speaker at Midway First Presbyterian Church during the church's 150th anniversary April 1, according to church officials.

March 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | News


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 N. Main St., Hinesville.

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.org.

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 p.m.

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 year, offices already are reporting calls, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

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, 9397 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

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


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BoE says no thanks to forensic audit

The Liberty County Board of Education voted against a forensic audit at Tuesday's regular meeting. Board members Verdell Jones, Carol Guyett, Marcia Anderson, Carolyn ...

April 14, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Domestic turns deadly in W-ville

A suspect in a Thursday morning homicide in Walthourville was "apprehended without incident," according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

April 14, 2018 | Lewis Levine | News


County hires former Hinesville city manager

Former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards is now working for Bryan County as a special assistant to County Administrator Ben Taylor.

April 11, 2018 | Ted O'Neil Bryan County News | News


Area lane closures, road work set for this week

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues work on construction and maintenance projects this week. Closure schedule may change due to weather or other factors.

April 10, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Construction, lane closures set for this week

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues to improve highway infrastructure throughout the area. As a result, work on construction and maintenance projects will continue through ...

April 03, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Jury convicts Tybee shrimper of mail fraud, money laundering

Michael Brian Anderson, a Tybee Island shrimper and fisherman, was convicted March 22 by a federal jury on three counts of false statements, four counts ...

April 03, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Man pleads guilty to hate crimes against Augusta mosque

A Missouri man is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to hate crimes for making threats against a mosque in Augusta.

April 03, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


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