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144 on Fort Stewart reopened

Update: 144 East on Fort Stewart from Hinesville to Richmond Hill is now reopened. Drivers are still urged to drive carefully.

January 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty, Long schools remain closed Friday

Schools in Liberty and Long counties remain closed today due to the storm.

January 05, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Two shot in Flemington motel parking lot

Editor's note: This story is corrected to note the victims in a Thursday evening shooting at the La Quinta motel on East Oglethrope Highway in Flemington were a man and a woman.

January 04, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Several wrecks reported due to weather

The snow that fell across Liberty County Wednesday was responsible for roughly 81 weather related accidents, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Larry Logan.

January 04, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Update: Closures and openings

Here are a few updates on closures and locations that plan to open later today:

January 04, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Driving conditions remain dangerous

A winter weather advisory is still in effect until 11 a.m. Thursday, according to the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency, and the agency is asking residents not to drive if it isn't necessary.

January 04, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Midway officials sworn in on Friday

Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington and Mayor Pro Tempore Levern Clancy Jr. officially exchanged jobs Friday. Washington moved into a council seat along with new Councilmen Henry Stevens and T. Gerald Lee; incumbent Councilwoman Melice Gerace was reelected.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Georgia DOT treating roadways

SAVANNAH, GA – Georgia Department of Transportation crews continue to treat roadways, bridges, overpasses, and reported trouble areas with gravel, salt and brine during this extreme icing event in Southeast Georgia. The public is encouraged to eliminate any unnecessary travel especially along the I-95 corridor and the I-95 at I-16 interchange where extreme and severe icing is currently taking place. It is imperative that GDOT crews have the ability and the room on the roadways to reach these trouble areas and treat the roadways, bridges and overpasses.

January 03, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville City Hall to Remain Closed on Thursday

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 3, 2018) – The City of Hinesville will remain closed on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 due to conditions from the winter storm. The City will continue to monitor weather conditions to determine when City Hall will reopen.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


City of Hinesville to announce new Manager at next meeting

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 2, 2018) –Mayor and Council of the City of Hinesville will announce their appointment of Hinesville's City Manager at the regularly scheduled Council Meeting, currently scheduled to be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 at Hinesville City Hall located at 115 E. M.L. King, Jr. Dr.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Schools to remain closed tomorrow

(Hinesville, GA)- The Liberty County School System will be closed to both staff and students on Thursday, Jan. 4, according to a press release issued by the school system.

January 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


2017 Year in review part 2

This is the second installment in the Courier's ongoing look back at 2017.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Icy roads on Fort Stewart roads

Fort Stewart police officials have reported icy roads on the bridges on highways 144 and 119, according to Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson. Motorists are advised to stay off the highways and to seek alternate routes if they absolutely must drive.

January 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Now is the time

Now is the Time. These words speak of a sense of urgency.

January 03, 2018 | Edith Anderson Courier Correspondent | Local news


Richardson chosen as Long chairman

The Long County Commission chose Commissioner David Richardson as its chairman for 2018 in the first of several split votes Tuesday.

January 03, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


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Hinesville considering adding a public safety director

The city of Hinesville is looking to create a public safety director to oversee the police and fire departments.

February 17, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Schools safety draws questions at Liberty school forum

A day after parents questioned school leaders about safety during a community forum, Liberty County High School was placed under lockdown.

February 17, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville police chief retiring

After more than three decades of public service, Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier has submitted his retirement papers to city officials.

February 17, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Victory Division returns

Veterans of the 24th Infantry Division came back to Fort Stewart this past week for the 27th anniversary of Desert Storm and the ground war ...

February 17, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Liberty County High School was under a “soft” lockdown

UPDATE: As of 12:30 p.m. the school is no longer on lockdown.

February 16, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Stagmeier retires

After 25 years of public service, Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier has submitted his retirement papers to city officials.

February 15, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


City adds to firefighter insurance

The city of Hinesville has enrolled in the Firefighters Cancer Benefit Program through the Georgia Municipal Association.

February 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Local NAACP sets meeting on entrepreneurship for Feb. 24

The Liberty County Branch NAACP will hold a Community Mass Meeting on African-American and Women Entrepreneurship 4-6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Trinity Baptist Temple ...

February 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Commissioners to hold annual planning session for MidCoast

After honoring veteran Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin for service and observing the county's 241st birthday Feb. 6, the Liberty County Commissioners settled in to ...

February 15, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Free smoke alarms ready in county

Liberty County Fire Service and Liberty County Emergency Management Agency have partnered with the American Red Cross, for smoke alarm distributions to Liberty County residents.

February 14, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


THOSE WHO SERVED: Decorated veteran finds comfort from family, service dog

WATCH VIDEO of Hamilton Kinard talking about the effects of PTSD.

February 14, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Liberty County gets STEAM'ed

Nearly 300 students, along with parents and interested residents, celebrated STEAM careers in Liberty County at the Georgia Southern University Liberty campus Saturday.

February 14, 2018 | Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway to get update on city hall construction

From indications at the Midway City Council's meeting Monday the council work session scheduled for Feb. 26 will be a busy one.

February 14, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Flu continues grip on Georgia, nation

There has been a steady spike of flu related deaths in the state.

February 14, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


MCSC auction set for March 3

The Marne Community and Spouses' Club (MCSC) is hosting its annual basket auction on March 3 at Club Stewart.

February 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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