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Hurricane preparedness checklist: Everything you need to know to stay safe

Hurricanes

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Tied to Success steers youth to productive lives

Hinesville hosted its fifth annual Tied to Success male empowerment workshop Saturday.

August 31, 2017 | By Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade deploys to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, GA. -- With the flooding of Southern Eastern Texas and the President of the United States announcing a state of emergency the U.S. Army and other agencies are coming to the aid of the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

August 30, 2017 | By Sgt. Victor Everhart, 35th Signal Brigade Special to the Courier | Local news


Parents of 5 children, and pilot killed in crash

Officials are still investigating the cause of a Monday morning plane crash in North Bryan County that claimed the lives of all three people on board.

August 30, 2017 | By Ted O’Neil Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty ranked No. 5 in economic study

A Pittsburgh economic consulting firm recently ranked Liberty County the No. 5 mid-sized county in the U.S., because it and the other counties on the list "represent regions that are poised to achieve sustainable economic growth while attracting people and investment," a press release said.

August 30, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Helping Harvey’s victims

Some local groups are collecting donations to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

August 30, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


J.C. Lewis Ford breaks ground on 'new' facility

J.C. Lewis Ford in Hinesville will begin construction on a new car dealership building at its current location on Highway 84 near downtown.

August 30, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County BoE votes to consider tax increase

A majority of the Long County Board of Education changed its collective mind during a called meeting Tuesday morning about rolling back the millage rate.

August 30, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier | Local news


Race, religion and politics in Liberty

Editor's note: This is the first in a multi-part series on issues raised by the forum.

August 30, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty native returns from counterterrorism training in Israel

Atlanta Department of Corrections Maj. Byron "Rodney" LeCounte, a native of Riceboro, has returned from Israel after an intensive two weeks of public safety and counterterrorism training with the country's top policing executives.

August 28, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Waste hauler fined $500,000

SAVANNAH - Boasso America, Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, and with a facility in Garden City, pled guilty Thursday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. for the illegal transportation and dumping of hazardous waste.

August 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County won't tax post housing

Liberty County won't be getting the taxes that County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette had said would be a windfall.

August 28, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Midway mayor, mayor pro tem look to swap seats in next election

Incumbent Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington and Councilman Levern Clancy hope to swap jobs in Midway's November election but a number of other candidates are also seeking those positions.

August 27, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Edwards, city reach agreement

Former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards will remain, at least on paper, a city employee until Sept. 12.

August 27, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty BOE discusses civility as handbook gets updated

The Liberty County School System Board of Education is updating its governance handbook and reviewed a draft Tuesday at its morning work session.

August 27, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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New show airs weekly on Explore Liberty

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to announce the start of a weekly show, LIVE in Liberty, at 3 p.m ...

September 23, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


DRC center to open in Liberty County

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center at the Liberty County Community ...

September 22, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


ASU, GSU to talk merger at community breakfast

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast Wednesday featuring Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The breakfast is ...

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Swim advisories lifted for some area beaches

Beach water testing resumed this week following Hurricane Irma, and some area beaches have reopened for swimming.

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Reid to host Distict 1 Town Hall Meeting on Sept. 28

District 1 Councilwoman Diana Reid will be on hand for a Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the traffic ...

September 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


FEMA teams canvassing Liberty

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has dispatched Disaster Survivor Assistance teams in Irma-stricken neighborhoods throughout five coastal counties to help Georgia disaster survivors register for ...

September 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long BoE votes on tax increase Thursday

The third and final public hearing on a proposed millage rate increase by the Long County Board of Education will be at 2 p.m ...

September 20, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Courier correspondent | Local news


FEMA help available

Liberty County residents now qualify for individual disaster assistance from FEMA for damages sustained because of Hurricane Irma.

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Update: Tree on road blamed for fatal crash

The Georgia State Patrol is investiging a two-pickup crash that killed two people Wednesday morning in Long County.

September 20, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long County schools named among nation's healthiest

Smiley and Walker Elementary Schools in Long County have been recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation as two of the nation's healthiest ...

September 20, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Irma brings help for Midway woman from far, and near

"I feel blessed, so blessed."

September 20, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Deputy attacked on I-95

A Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy was attacked Tuesday afternoon on the northbound side of I-95.

September 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Hurricane season far from over

Additional hurricanes, beyond that of Jose and Maria, are likely over the Atlantic and may threaten the United States for the rest of the 2017 ...

September 19, 2017 | Alex Sosnowski Accuweather.com meterologist | Local news


Hinesville council focuses on bids, ordinances

The Hinesville City Council calmly discussed several proposed ordinance amendments during a regular meeting Sept. 7, ahead of last weekend's mandatory city-wide hurricane evacuation.

September 18, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Individuals in Liberty County now eligible for storm damage aid

Liberty County residents now qualify for individual disaster assistance from FEMA for damages sustained by Hurricane Irma.

September 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


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