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Liberty County Girl Scout helps community, aims for award

Updated: April 12, 2019, 7 p.m. It has often been said that it “takes a community to raise a child.” Well, with the help of the community, Hinesville resident Jaiden Thompson has received numerous donations in support of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Last week the Bradwell Institute senior rece


Tribunal decision upheld, parent moves forward with state appeal

After a fight that occurred at Bradwell Institute on March 21 resulting in the expulsion of eight students after a fight on the bus ramp, one parent is set to appeal to the Georgia Department of Education.


Hinesville Fred's store set for closure

Updated: April 11, 2019, 2:07 p.m. Fred’s Inc., has announced that they plan to close 159 “under-performing stores” by the end of May. The press release listed the Hinesville store among those being scheduled for closure.


Water line 'workaround' may prevent village restaurants' closure

Three restaurants in the Pier Village on St. Simons Island may not have to shut down next week after Glynn County and water utility officials found a way to keep the water flowing.


SPLOST committee to hear updates

Glynn County’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax oversight committee is scheduled to meet Monday. Committee members are expected to hear SPLOST progress reports from Glynn County, the city of Brunswick, Jekyll Island Authority and the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission.


McDonalds and KLB team up for Earth Day

Updated: April 12, 2019, 12 p.m. April is Earth Month and April 22nd is the International Earth Day. The whole month of April is a great time to look for ways to take care of the Earth. On Wednesday, April 3rd the McDonalds on the corner of Highway 84 and M.L. King Jr Dr. in Hinesville Georgia, part


Firefighter in critical condition after being struck by vehicle while directing traffic

BLACKSHEAR, Ga. — When you live in a small city like Blackshear, Georgia, everyone tries to play their part. “Because of all the limited manpower, we kind of do more with less," said Blackshear Police Chief Chris Wright.


Kari Elizabeth Hodgdon, Patton Kizzire’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts

Patton Kizzire is playing his best rounds of golf on arguably the biggest stage in the world. He recorded a 2-under par Friday to stay within striking distance of the lead at the 2019 Masters, rubbing elbows with the likes of Phil Mickelson and Jason Day.


Chamber welcomes two new staffers

Updated: April 12, 2019, 10 a.m. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed two new staff members: membership coordinator Kimberly Moore and executive assistant Ashley Welch.


Routine traffic stop leads to high-speed chase in Liberty County

LIBERTY COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - A routine traffic stop for a defective brake light in Liberty County turned into a high-speed chase through Hinesville, Wednesday afternoon. The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office says they stopped the vehicle in question around 3 p.m. on Curtis Road and GA 196. Deputies say


New cerebral palsy center opens in Glennville

GLENNVILLE, GA (WTOC) - Thursday was an exciting day for a group in Glennville. The United Cerebral Palsy Day Program got a new location. The location is only one of six in the entire state.


Burroughs-Molette Elementary celebrates new school with dedication ceremony

History has a tendency to repeat itself. More than 50 years ago, a group of community members met to dedicate a new school on L Street in Brunswick. A similar event took place on Thursday.


McIntosh County requested information into former narcotics unit

A traffic stop in Glynn county back in January brought up suspicion of questionable activity into the Glynn Brunswick Narcotics Enforcement Team, or GBNET. That suspicion can be heard on video from a major with the McIntosh sheriff's office. Video that was requested by the sheriff's office into the


Retired Major General shares heartbreaking story with Fort Stewart soldiers

FORT STEWART, Ga. — Suicides among soldiers and veterans is a national problem. More than 20 of them commit suicide every day in the United States. But there is help for those who might need it.


Guale Preserve construction plan appeal delayed due to lack of quorum

St. Simons Land Trust members and German Village residents were disappointed Thursday when too few Glynn County Board of Appeals members attended a meeting to render a decision on the residents’ appeal of the land trust’s Guale Preserve construction plans.


Brunswick Police track down alleged car thieves on foot

Never mind the law’s long arm. A trio of healthy young car thieves could not outrun the lively legs of the law during a foot chase Tuesday evening in Brunswick. And Brunswick police were not above a little crowing on social media after quickly chasing down the threesome, two 15-year-old boys and a 1


Sikes: Time for somebody to speak up

Updated: April 10, 2019, 12 p.m. Note: Last week the Courier spoke with Theresa Lingard, the sister of Ernie Walthour in the hopes that new information could be uncovered in the death of her brother on July 1, 2013. This week we feature our conversation with law enforcement officers of the Liberty C


Long BOC adopts planning, zoning fees

Updated: April 10, 2019, 11 p.m. In a split vote the Long County Commission adopted a new fee schedule for planning and zoning charges for owners and builders in the county. The proposed fees range from $50 for a privacy fence to $14,000 for multi-family housing units of more than 20 units.


Parent of Mathfest competitors raising funds

Updated: April 11, 2019, 1 p.m. Liberty County parent April Jones has started a GoFundMe page to raise funds for her children, and other students, to attend a national mathematics competition in Birmingham, Ala., on May 11.


Hinesville neighbors react city manager sex allegations

HINESVILLE, Ga., (WSAV) -- The City Manager of Hinesville is still employed after being named in an indictment surrounding a sex sting at Fort Valley State University. Kenneth Howard is charged with sodomy and pandering.