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  • Fire destroys Long County mobile home Fire destroys Long County mobile home Two left without a home Two people were displaced when their mobile home was destroyed by fire Friday night in Long County. According to Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Christopher Moss, the single wide mobile home and a camper on the 300 block of Hinely Road NE were destroyed shortly after 11 p.m. When emergency personnel arrived the mobile home was fully engulfed ...
  • CASA's dancing stars put kids first CASA's dancing stars put kids first Meet the contestants of the 2017 Atlantic Area CASA Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire - Joey Prince, Maria Sowell, Margit Williams, Nina Dean, Mark Mosely and Mitch Boston. The kickoff for the 4th annual fundraiser and dancing competition on Nov. 18 at La Quinta Inn and Suites, introduced the contestants to the community and shared what Atlantic ...
  • Honor roll: Waldo Pafford Elementary Honor roll: Waldo Pafford Elementary Waldo Pafford Elementary SChool recently announced its first nine-weeks honor roll: All A's First grade Arianna Alexander Robert Brown Danyzion Cobb Sophia Fitzgerald Kamari Frazier Fallon Hangsleben Natasha Harrell-Berry Ellen Hunnewell Aiyana Jackson Kennedie James Kaliyah Jeffery Jayson Kent Evelyn Littleton Seraph Martinez Dominique Rutland Jr. Jeremiah Santana Keann Valenzuela Second grade Noah Adams Jasmine Benefield Devon Blue Layonee Chisolm ...
  • Final debris sweep to start Dec. 12 Final debris sweep to start Dec. 12 CrowderGulf, the debris removal company that Hinesville and Liberty County contracted to remove hurricane debris, will begin its third and final pass Dec. 12. "I would encourage all property owners to have any trees, limbs or other storm related debris to the curb by Dec. 12 as this will be the third and final pass that our contractors will make ...
  • A few scenes from Hinesville's 2016 tree lighting A few scenes from Hinesville's 2016 tree lighting Here are a few shots from Coastal Courier photographer Lawrence Dorsey, who was at Thursday's tree lighting ceremony in Hinesville. Look for more photos in Sunday's Courier.
  • Honor roll: Snelson-Golden Middle School Honor roll: Snelson-Golden Middle School Snelson-Golden Middle School recently announced its first nine-weeks honor roll: All A's Eighth grade Andrew Sacha Johnson Arlasia Merissa Jones Lakija Ke'Ontea King Violet Wu-Chiang Lustiano Richard Edward Martinez-Kilgore Alexis Marie McCallar Devi Hasit Patel Raj Mukesh Patel Faaea Antonina Mair Tumanuvao Ajani J'Naiya White Seventh grade Zykhia I'Jionna Ni'jae Floyd Austin Wayne Hutchison Asia Demone Loney Kahlan Rose Marie ...
  • Army to convert IBCT to ABCT on Stewart Army to convert IBCT to ABCT on Stewart Change to take place summer of 2017 The Army will convert the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team to an Armor Brigade Combat Team, it was announced Wednesday in multiple press releases. The conversion is set to begin in the summer of 2017. Officials say converting the 4,200-soldier Infantry Brigade Combat Team to the Armor Brigade Combat Team with tanks and armored fighting vehicles will better ...
  • Grant to help teacher start robotics program Grant to help teacher start robotics program Becky Busby plans to use a $2,500 grant to take Frank Long Elementary School to the next level. Busby, a kindergarten through fifth grade gifted teacher, was awarded the grant from Farmers Insurance to kick start her robotics program idea. "My goal is to start the very first robotics program in Liberty County right here at Frank Long Elementary," Busby ...
  • Honor roll: Midway Middle School Honor roll: Midway Middle School Midway Middle School recently announced its first nine-weeks honor roll: All A's Sixth grade Emma Beasley Jayden Clark Kya Clay Ashlyn Crowley Gabryella Dillon Azaria Jenkins Paige Knopf Alexander Letterman Delaila Marquez Myiah Nichols Seventh grade Jadon Barnes Bethanie Cadiz Frieda Clark Kwesi Cook-Semper William Crawford Sophia Dooghan Joshua Durand Chiante Gomes Xavier Hall Navia Hopkins Zara Johnson Hunter Lewis ...
  • Local Republicans, NAACP at odds over election Local Republicans, NAACP at odds over election Liberty Republican Party questioning NAACP members serving as poll watchers The local Republican Party is questioning whether members of the Liberty County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People should have served as poll watchers in the Nov. 8 election. The Liberty County Republican Party submitted a letter to the Liberty County Board of Elections at the group's monthly meeting Monday, claiming NAACP members should not ...
  • Suspension, reprimand for two Midway officials Suspension, reprimand for two Midway officials City council talks budget around disciplinary actions In some ways it doesn't look like a merry Christmas season for Midway with city officials looking for ways to cut spending and two key employees disciplined. At a meeting Monday on the 2017 budget, Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington told officials, "We're going to have to make some stiff changes . . . you better get used to it." ...
  • Restaurant sanitation scores Restaurant sanitation scores In recent inspections by the Liberty County Health Department's Sanitation workers, eating establishments in the county earned these grades: Alt. Learning Campus: Coastal Academy 100 Deen St. Hinesville, Oct. 25, 2016 Score: 100, Grade: A Alternative Learning Campus: Horizon 212 School House Rd. Hinesville, Oct. 25, 2016 Score: 100, Grade: A Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar 1492 E Oglethorpe Hwy. ...
  • Realtor marks anniversary with ribbon cutting Realtor marks anniversary with ribbon cutting The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting for Lindy Blanchard in celebration of her first anniversary as a realtor and joining the Chamber Nov. 4, for Lindy Blanchard. She is with Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors and the ceremony was at the Chamber offices in Hinesville. Joey Prince, membership coordinator, introduced Blanchard. Incoming Chamber Board Chairwoman Karen Bell, ...
  • Honor roll: Honor roll: Lewis Frasier Middle School recently announced its first nine-weeks honor roll: Principal's roll Grade 6 Adediwura Obasun Aliana Acosta Alimoura Graham Aniyah Hunter Ashley Saunders Bailey Gilmore Desdemona Battle Ivelisse Liriano Kaydyn Williams Kiara Harvey Layton Edwards Manav Patel Melvin Kimble Siara Moore Taylor Smith Zachary Watford Grade 7 Kaylor Appelfeller Isaac Ayala Andria Bogan Jack Christman Savea Markel Clarke ...
  • Midway suspends police chief, reprimands finance director Midway suspends police chief, reprimands finance director Reason for action apparently unrelated The Midway city council suspended Police Chief Kelli Morningstar for three days without pay and reprimanded Finance Director Gwendolyn Lowe on Monday during a called meeting. The two disciplinary measures are apparently unrelated. Lowe is being reprimanded for actions at a recent budget meeting, while Morningstar is being suspended for insubordination, according to separate motions voted on by the three council ...
  • Osteen named Kirk Center's 'Humanitarian of the Year' Osteen named Kirk Center's 'Humanitarian of the Year' Attorney lauded at banquet "He is a man of distinction. He is a statesman." Former Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said this of Jeffrey N. Osteen, Kirk Healing Center's 2016 Humanitarian of the Year. "There are not many people that are statesman. You normally refer to statesman as politicians but that's not the true definition," Thomas said. "A statesman is a person who works for ...
  • Hinesville looks to lower millage rate Hinesville looks to lower millage rate Hinesville city council members are looking to lower the city's millage rate for 2016. City Manager Bill Edwards told council members at their Nov. 17 meeting that they city needs to advertise the millage rate before adoption and asked for input as to what to advertise. Hinesville's current millage rate is 11.51. The council cannot adopt a millage that exceeds ...
  • After a storm, much to be thankful for After a storm, much to be thankful for Nearly 100 elected officials, community leaders and citizens gathered at Hinesville First United Methodist Church for the 14th Annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Program on Nov. 20. Each year, the Hinesville mayor partners with the United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County to organize a service of songs, prayers and thanksgiving. The theme for this year was "Rising from the Storm." Throughout the ...
  • Manna House gets a boost from theater Manna House gets a boost from theater Liberty Cinemas donated $6,000 to Liberty County Manna House on Nov. 23.
  • Hinesville names new assistant police chief Hinesville names new assistant police chief The Hinesville Police Department (HPD) has promoted Captain Bill Kirkendall to Assistant Chief of Police effective Dec. 1, following the retirement of current Assistant Chief of Police, Major Julian Hodges on Nov. 30. "Captain Kirkendall has demonstrated outstanding leadership throughout his career with the HPD and I am confident that he will be an even bigger asset in this ...

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