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Check power outages in area

You can find power outage information at the following websites: Canoochee EMC (, Coastal Electric ( and Georgia Power (

September 11, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety

Jose expected to peter out

Behind Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose is now not expected to be a threat to the United States.

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety

Liberty battens down

Even with forecasts that project Hurricane Irma's path farther west and much of Coastal Georgia outside the storm's "cone of uncertainty," activity in Liberty County was slow Saturday morning.

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety

Closures, precautions being announced

As Hurricane Irma creeps toward the East Coast, area agencies and offices are taking pre-emptive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees and citizens.

September 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety

Governor issues evacuation order east of I-95

Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his emergency declaration to include 24 additional counties, with a total of 30 counties now included in a state of emergency. Deal also issued a mandatory evacuation order for all areas east of I-95, all of Chatham County and some areas west of I-95 that could be impacted by potential storm surge from Hurricane Irma. The executive order also authorized up to 5,000 Georgia National Guard members to be on state active duty to support ...

September 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

What our storm surge may look like

The accompanying maps show possible storm surge in our area. They were created by the National Hurricane Center to depict vulnerability of people living in coastal areas.

September 07, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety

South Florida landfall could influence turn

AccuWeather reports after blasting the northern Caribbean, dangerous Hurricane Irma will turn toward the United States, potentially bringing life-threatening impacts from Florida to the Carolinas beginning this weekend.

September 07, 2017 | By Renee Duff AccuWeather meteorologist | Public Safety

Riceboro murder case against Wallace LeCounte James continued

A competency hearing for a man charged with four counts of murder, five counts of aggravated assault and one count of cruelty to children was continued.

September 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Hurricane Irma has area's attention

Just 11 months after Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on Liberty County and Coastal Georgia, area officials are monitoring Hurricane Irma and urging residents to take steps now to prepare.

September 05, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Public Safety

Liberty County Sheriff's Office helping Liberty, Texas

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is looking to help the county's Texas namesake, The Liberty County, Texas, Sheriff's Office, by accepting donations for the recovery of officers who suffered losses to Hurricane Harvey.

September 03, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety

Attention turns to storm in Atlantic

With former Hurricane Harvey tracking north, northeast along the Mississippi River, storm trackers are turning attention to Irma, which was upgraded to hurricane status Thursday morning.

August 31, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety

Two sides to assault with a golf club story

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

August 28, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety

East end burglary arrest

A man wanted for burglary on the east end of Liberty County is under arrest, according to Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Capt. Tracy Jennings.

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Fire displaces woman and son

A Long County woman and her son were displaced from their home by a fire Wednesday morning.

August 22, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Courier senior correspondent | Public Safety

2014 Midway area murder case set for trial in October

A man suspected of killing his roommate nearly three years ago is set to go to jury trial in October.

August 21, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety

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Severe storms expected this afternoon

Severe thunderstorms are forecast for our area Tuesday afternoon.

March 20, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety

Man shot multiple times Sunday

A man, visiting his father Sunday morning at Eagle Creek Mobile Home Park, was shot multiple times outside his father's residence.

March 19, 2018 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Flu lingering; numbers dropping quickly

The latest Georgia data continue to show the flu epidemic trending downward in the state.

March 08, 2018 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Public Safety


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