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Second Chances rescues horses — and people Second Chances rescues horses — and people After serving in the Air Force and spending 20 years outside the country, Andrea Doolittle returned home to Gum Branch and reignited a passion she carried within throu...
Liberty County leaders talk SPLOST — preliminarily Liberty County leaders talk SPLOST — preliminarily The Liberty County Board of Commissioners recently held a preliminary discussion on the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which voters likely will decide on in N...
Liberty County coroner seeks help finding deceased woman’s family, friends Liberty County coroner seeks help finding deceased woman’s family, friends The Liberty County Coroner's Office is seeking help finding family members or friends of Ernestine Williams. Williams was a 52-year-old black female. Her birthdate w...
Borrow pit OK unearths bad feelings Borrow pit OK unearths bad feelings A rezoning request for a borrow pit at the intersection of Brigdon Road and Islands Highway, which drew much opposition from neighbors, has been approved by the Libert...
Walthourville vigil honors man Walthourville vigil honors man Friends, family and Walthourville police officers gathered underneath the pavilion at Johnnie Frasier Park to remember Kenneth Lee Jackson, who died after being shot i...

Public Safety

High-speed chase ends in arrest in Long County High-speed chase ends in arrest in Long County A Long County high-speed chase ended in the arrest of a man facing hit-and-run charges in Chatham County. According to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi, ...
Hinesville police investigate church break-in Hinesville police investigate church break-in Hinesville police are looking for a suspect in the recent break-in of a local church. According to an incident report filed by Hinesville police Officers Richard Kun...
'We were very lucky' 'We were very lucky' Personnel at Fort Stewart are carrying on with nearly normal activities as the installation continues to clean up and recover from Wednesday's EF-1 tornado. The clea...
Long County woman arrested in shooting death of her husband Long County woman arrested in shooting death of her husband A woman is being held without bond after being arrested in the June shooting death of her husband, the Long County Sheriff's Office announced Friday. Sherry Jane Bai...
Prison re-entry program hopes to have office open within 40 days The volunteers, law officers, supervision authorities and steering committee for the Liberty County Re-entry Coalition say the program to reintegrate inmates leaving j...

Education

Honor roll: Frank Long Elementary School Honor roll: Frank Long Elementary School Frank Long Elementary School's second nine weeks honor roll included: All A's Grade 1 Alexus Jemison Malia Jones Alison Kelly Christopher Lopez Kaitlyn Hood Amari Kn...
Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary School Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary School Joseph Martin's second nine weeks honor roll includes: All A's Grade 1 Jayla Charlery Luis Concepcion Danielle Ohwovoriole Kelsey Parr Camden Peterson Pamela Wynn Ma...
Schools reconsidering HS block scheduling Schools reconsidering HS block scheduling Liberty County Schools will start reviewing the benefits and challenges of block scheduling versus traditional scheduling for the next school year. Susan Avant, the L...
Reading Bowl takes center stage Reading Bowl takes center stage Students took part last week in a quiz-style competition at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center to test their knowledge on books. Elementary - starting in fou...
Area students make honors lists Area students make honors lists DAHLONEGA - Tiffany Erickson of Fort Stewart, Georgia, made the fall 2015 dean's list at the University of North Georgia (for achieving a 3.5 GPA, carrying 12 or more...

Business

Credit union opens new branch in Hinesville Credit union opens new branch in Hinesville Navy Federal Credit Union opened a new branch Monday morning at the corner of South Main Street and Veterans Parkway in Hinesville. Mark Enderle, regional manager o...
Navy Federal opens new location in Hinesville Navy Federal opens new location in Hinesville Navy Federal Credit Union opened a new branch location at the corner of South Main Street and Veterans Parkway in Hinesville Monday morning. Mark Enderle, regional m...
Area’s jobless rate holds steady Area’s jobless rate holds steady ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for December was 5.6 percent, unchanged from November. The rate ...
Coastal Electric Cooperative has ribbon-cutting for new Richmond Hill facility Coastal Electric Cooperative has ribbon-cutting for new Richmond Hill facility RICHMOND HILL - Chris Fettes didn't suppress his excitement Monday about Coastal Electric Cooperative's new facility. During the cooperative's membership-appreciatio...
New grocery store opens on Hinesville’s eastern edge New grocery store opens on Hinesville’s eastern edge "Hey! Guys, you know it's time to shop!" yelled cheerleaders from Lewis Frasier Middle School during the grand opening of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on East Gen....

Sports

LeCounte, Echols named Players of the Year LeCounte, Echols named Players of the Year Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte and Bradwell Institute player Luther Echols were named the 2016 Mike Reed Chevrolet/Coastal Courier Players of the Year...
Four Panthers sign to play college ball Four Panthers sign to play college ball Liberty County football players Calvin Holmes, Jacari Roberts, Jacquez Williams and Martial Washington signed letters of intent to play football at college Wednesday m...
BI finishes season splitting games with Statesboro Bradwell's basketball teams closed out the 2015-16 regular season against Region 3-AAAAA opponent Statesboro. The Lady Tigers picked up the win 32-17. The Tigers battl...
Panthers sweep Phoenix, have playoff bye Panthers sweep Phoenix, have playoff bye Liberty County wrapped up the regular season Friday, sweeping New Hampstead and honoring seniors. The Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Phoenix 66-48. The Panthers won...
Lady Tide beat Saints, Tide fall to Cadets Lady Tide beat Saints, Tide fall to Cadets Long County basketball teams closed out the regular season Friday in Ludowici with the girls notching a win, but the boys falling. In the boy's action, Long County los...

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Last week was National Signing Day and Liberty County High school saw four athletes pen their names to letters of intent.
Updated on Feb 09, 2016 at 1:39p.m.
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Highlight moments from this year's Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and Taste of Liberty.
Updated on Feb 05, 2016 at 4:42p.m.
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As Fort Stewart clears the storm's aftermath, DPW Forestry employee Robert Rogers explains some of the detail going into the cleanup.
Updated on Feb 04, 2016 at 5:17p.m.
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A candlelight vigil for Jackson was held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Johnnie Frasier Park in Walthourville. The family is accepting donations for funeral and burial expenses during the vigil.
Updated on Feb 04, 2016 at 1:35p.m.
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Danielle Shackelford told a harrowing story of the tornado striking her home on Fort Stewart.
Updated on Feb 04, 2016 at 11:06a.m.

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