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  • Toddler drowns in Long Co. Toddler drowns in Long Co. A 19-month-old Long County child described as "an active country boy who enjoyed his hunting dogs, chickens, Mickey Mouse and anything outside," was found drowned in a family pool Sunday morning. The child, Robert Cole Deloach, was found in a pool at a residence on Winton Cowart Road around 10 a.m., according to Long County Sheriff's Detective Nicky Anderson. Ludowici/Long ...
  • Let the float building begin Let the float building begin The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the 21st annual Illuminated Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 1, in downtown Hinesville. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. This year's theme is "Christmas Through the Decades." The theme is meant to be full of nostalgia and fun, characterizing the spirit of Christmas. "We ...
  • Long BoE may trim millage rate Long BoE may trim millage rate Some test scores up in Long County The Long County Board of Education could soon vote not to increase taxes and might even roll back its millage rate by .004 of a mill next month. The school board voted Monday to advertise its current 2017 tax digest and five-year history of levy, as well as the board's intention to set the mill rate on Sept. 11. The ...
  • Chamber names new information officer Chamber names new information officer The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has appointed Claudette Schomburg as its public information coordinator. A news release from the chamber said Schomburg will be responsible for maintaining the community website calendar, as well as writing press releases, taking photographs, and any other duties that pertain to public communication. "Claudette has been with us a year now as an administrative ...
  • Heat advisory issued again today Heat advisory issued again today With temperatures expected to be in the mid to upper 90s and humidity at 50 percent and climbing to 80 percent over night, the National Weather Service has issued another heat advisory for our area from noon until 7 p.m. The heat index expected to feel like it is around 110 degrees. With that heat the service recommends that people ...
  • Raid at Long County store yields alleged drugs, shot-house sales Raid at Long County store yields alleged drugs, shot-house sales The Long County Sheriff's Office raided B's Corner Store uncovering alleged drugs and illegal alcohol sales Thursday. The raid occurred around 1:40 p.m. and was based on an ongoing investigation that led to a search warrant, according to the LCSO. Narcotics investigator Sgt. Austin McGinn led a team of deputies to the store at 667 Godfrey Road to serve the ...
  • Midway breaks ground on city hall Midway breaks ground on city hall Plan to build new city hall has critics, supporters The morning heat did not deter community residents and local officials from the groundbreaking of Midway's new city hall Tuesday. City hall's new home will be on the corner of Oglethorpe Highway and Charlie Butler Road. Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington called the groundbreaking "a historical event." The city hall was housed in what is now the Midway Police Department, ...
  • Too much rain? It all depends Too much rain? It all depends Clouds may impact eclipse viewing Opinions vary on whether this summer's relentless rainfall has been a blessing or a burden.For every yard turned lush green from the extra 10 inches of rain thus far in 2017, follows what seems to be the never-ending need to mow and pull weeds. For every torturous 95-degree day that is thankfully cooled down, at least temporarily from the sky's ...
  • Mobile home destroyed in morning fire Mobile home destroyed in morning fire Firefighters from the Long County Fire Department along with a unit from the Walthourville Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Liberty County Station 15 responded to a mobile home fire at Country Manor Mobile Home Park off Tibet Road, Long County. The incident happened at 9:30 a.m. according to Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief Chris Moss. Firefighters battled the ...
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    Heat advisory issued for our area The National Weather Service Office in Charleston has issued a heat advisory for our area. According to the advisory high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s combined with moderate levels of humidity will produce dangerous levels of heat this afternoon. The heat indices will be from 108 to 113 from 2 until 7 p.m. The Highest heat indices will ...
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    Moses named to state bar Young Lawyers Division leadership post Hinesville attorney Luke R. Moses of Jones Osteen & Jones has been appointed to serve in a leadership position for the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia during 2017-18. Moses will serve on the YLD Representative Council. Members of the YLD Representative Council act as liaisons between the YLD and the young lawyers in their Federal ...
  • Rip currents possible from Hurricane Gert Rip currents possible from Hurricane Gert Tropical storm Gert surged late Monday to become the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, the National Hurricane Center said. Although there is no direct threat to the Georgia coast, dangerous rip currents are a possibility. A rip current, commonly referred to simply as a rip, or by the misnomer "rip tide", is one specific kind of water current that can be found ...
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    Ga. Tech program looks to help integrate vets into workforce Panel discussion slated for Sept. 14 in Savannah Several Savannah business and military leaders – including Col. Jason Wolter, Garrison Commander of Fort Stewart; Mike Tucker, director of Coastal Workforce Board; Brad Patterson, HR manager of Comcast; and a recently-transitioned service member from Fort Stewart/HAAF – will address Georgia Tech-Savannah's "Learners and Leaders" series at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 14. The talk, which will include remarks followed by an ...
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    Public school students sought for statewide council State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking middle and high school students to serve on his 2017-2018 Student Advisory Council. These students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom, along with other issues related to education, and will serve as the superintendent's ambassadors to their respective schools. "The Student Advisory Council is ...
  • Firefighters break rule to save man's life Firefighters break rule to save man's life Two Long County firefighters had to break a cardinal rule of firefighting to save a man's life Monday afternoon, their chief said. Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief Chris Moss and Firefighter Ray Purcell were the two who had to decide whether to don firefighting equipment and possibly let a man die in a mobile home fire on Hussey Lane, ...
  • NAACP, Liberty County Minority Chamber to hold peace initiative NAACP, Liberty County Minority Chamber to hold peace initiative Event in response to Charlottesville, set for 6 p.m. Tuesday The Liberty County NAACP and Liberty County Minority Chamber are holding what's being billed as a peace initiative, at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the Liberty County Courthouse steps in Hinesville. The initiative is in response to events that took place Sunday in Charlottesville, Va., where clashes between protestors and "white nationalist groups" attending a "Unite the Right" rally led to ...
  • Veteran journalist joins Courier staff Veteran journalist joins Courier staff Eager to return to his love of reporting, longtime Morris Multimedia/Morris Technology employee Mark Swendra has joined the Coastal Courier and Bryan County News as staff writer. Since 2006, Swendra, as corporate new media director for Morris, helped newspapers such as the Courier and BC News create web and multimedia content, trained employees on new technologies, and helped initiate strategies ...
  • Coastal Courier still local... still strong Coastal Courier still local... still strong We aren't changing. Since the Coastal Courier and its predecessor newspapers began publishing in Liberty County in 1871, we have been an independent voice giving readers local news and opinion about the issues that matter most to our community. We're not changing our mission, and we're not changing our ownership. While there are major transitions happening on the national and ...
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    Long County toddler drowns An 18-month-old Long County child was found drowned in a family pool Sunday morning. Long County Sheriff's Detective Nicky Anderson said the boy was found submerged in the pool at a residence on Winton Cowart Road around 10 a.m. Ludowici/Long County Volunteer and Rescue Fire Chief Chris Moss said firefighters Bob Hefley and Kaitlyn Walker arrived at the home within two ...
  • BoE hires architect for BI gym rehab BoE hires architect for BI gym rehab The Liberty County Board of Education hired an architect for a renovation of Bradwell Institutes' gym to address roof leaks, HVAC problems and the locker rooms. Jason Rogers, school executive director of operations, said the first step to considering possible renovations is to engage Altman + Barrett Architects for budget estimates and design services. The firm provided an estimate of ...

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