State Rep. Al Williams: Prepared to fight for Stewart

First of two parts One of Liberty County’s two state representatives told business and community leaders Thursday that he is now in a position to fight for Fort Stewart. Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, gave an overview of this year’s legislative session at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs ...

3rd ID units set for exercises on two continents

Soldiers from two brigades of the 3rd Infantry Division will participate in large multinational exercises this month — one in Europe, the other in Africa. A Coastal Courier reporter will be embedded with 3rd ID soldiers from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team as ...

Citywide Yard Sale among upcoming Hinesville events

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority is offering residents and visitors an array of family entertainment options and celebrations over the next few weeks. Events include a citywide yard sale, charitable initiatives to benefit the city’s food pantry, and several themed nights at the Hinesville Farmers Market, which began its ...

Convenience-store chain vows to provide health foods

Enmarket (formerly Enmark Stations) has partnered with Partnership for a Healthier America to provide healthier choices to customers in the effort to help end childhood obesity. The announcement was made at the Building a Healthier Future Summit, PHA’s annual conference, which brings together leaders from across sectors to develop ...

State Bank buys S Bank, all branches are to stay open for now

ATLANTA — State Bank Financial Corp., the holding company for State Bank and Trust Co., and S Bankshares Inc. announced last month the signing of a definitive agreement for State Bank to acquire S Bankshares and its wholly owned subsidiary, S Bank, in a cash and stock transaction with ...

Art show from collections

The Hinesville Area Arts Council’s June art exhibit, “Inspirations Abound,” features the art from the HAAC board members’ private collections. The exhibit will be installed by HAAC Chairwoman Leah Poole and include the work of Betty Grugin, Tarkay, Conni Togel and others. “Our board members are very passionate about ...

Music and BBQ on River Street

SAVANNAH — Bring your appetite and the family to get some barbecue at the Blues, Jazz and BBQ Festival hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association Friday and Saturday. Deep Southern blues, smooth jazz and smoky meat will be served up on historic River Street. “The 2016 Blues, Jazz and ...

Convention bureau wins ad award

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has won an award for Best Print Campaign in the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus Best Ideas Competition. The competition was held in conjunction with the 2016 Winter Meeting in Columbus. According to the GACVB, the competition recognizes and rewards ...