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Standoff in Long County ends in arrest

A man who shut down a portion of Highway 57 in Long County for several hours after telling authorities he had explosives strapped to his body has reportedly been arrested.

October 31, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Highway 57 still shut down

Highway 57 in Long County is still closed to traffic due to a standoff about four miles outside of Ludowici.

October 31, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville to be 'Purple Heart City'

Mayor Allen Brown will proclaim Hinesville as a Purple Heart City at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Hinesville Room on the third floor of city hall. The proclamation also will be read during the 3 p.m. city council meeting. Veterans, particularly purple heart recipients, and the community are welcome to attend the proclamation signing and reading at the council meeting.

October 31, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Update: Road closed due to man claiming he has explosives

Authorities have closed a section of Highway 57 in Long County because of a man who is claiming he has explosives strapped to him, according to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles. Bomb disposal teams from Fort Stewart and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are at the scene.

October 31, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Deadline for in person application is today

Today is the deadline to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency individual assistance in person. FEMA Disaster Recovery Specialists are at the Disaster Recovery Center at Mt. Zion Church, 1370 Shaw Road, Hinesville, until 7 p.m.

October 31, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


FEMA in Liberty County today

Editor's note: After meeting with FEMA representatives we were made aware of the corrected application deadlines. The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance is Dec. 12, not July 17, 2017 as reported in Sunday's print edition. Also earlier reports of FEMA opening a disaster recover centery next week in Midway is no longer confirmed.

October 31, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty, Long residents approved for FEMA help

UPDATE: FEMA Representatives will be in Liberty County to help applicants apply for individual assistance in person:

October 31, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'They caught it in time'

Early detection of breast cancer can save lives-and it did just that for Sherrie Pinkney.

October 31, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Opportunity School District proposal sparking debate

The fate of the Opportunity School District in Georgia that has sparked debates and controversy across the state will be decided by voters Nov. 8.

October 30, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Military affairs committee to visit Liberty County

Members of the Georgia House Military Affairs Study Committee will visit Liberty County on Tuesday and hold public hearings Wednesday, reportedly as part of process to better understand military communities such as Fort Stewart.

October 30, 2016 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


One in 1,000

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everywhere you turn pink ribbons and merchandise remind people about the disease.

October 30, 2016 | By Krystal Hart Coastal Courier corresopndent | Local news


Debris pickup in Hinesville to continue into weekend

Debris pickup in Hinesville will continue through the weekend, according to the city.

October 28, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


FEMA disaster recovery center to open Saturday in Hinesvlle

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening a disaster recovery center Saturday in Hinesville to provide "one-on-one" assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Matthew, according to a FEMA release.

October 28, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Update: Authorities investigating threatening calls to Coastal Manor

Authorities are investigating a "verbal threat made to" Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Ludowici around noon Thursday, according to a press release sent Thursday night.

October 27, 2016 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Storms lead to shorter Christmas holiday

Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Hermine claimed another victim. This time, it was the start of Christmas break for students and teachers in the Liberty County School System.

October 26, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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Update: Soldier charged, officers on administrative leave after shots fired in incident

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his 2011 Nissan Pathfinder after he ...

January 18, 2017 | Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Pop & Read at Stafford Pavillion

The conventional storytime is getting more interactive and Liberty County's youngest residents are invited to the first of a new literacy program that one ...

January 18, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long's new senator takes oath of office

ATLANTA - Sen. Blake Tillery, R-Vidalia, was sworn into office as a Georgia senator by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel in a ceremony at the ...

January 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoE to look at charter bus expenses

The Board of Education has decided to take a closer look at the charter buses hired for student travel.

January 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Police fire shots at car after driver tries to flee traffic stop

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his vehicle after he allegedly nearly ...

January 16, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Case laid out for taxing privat property on post

Liberty County's Board of Assessors displayed a Department of the Army-state of Georgia agreement saying that the state has jurisdiction over taxation of private ...

January 16, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Governor delivers State of State

Editor's note: Gov. Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State Address to the General Assembly Wednesday. He used Johnny Mercer's song, "Accentuate ...

January 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Second Harvest in Long County on Friday

St. Thomas Baptist Church on Highway 301 in Long County is distributing free food to residents in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p ...

January 12, 2017 | Carolyn Leonard For the Coastal Courier | Local news


Clarktown Road to close for railroad work

Clarktown Road in Bryan County will be closed from Jan. 17 through Jan. 19 for repairs at the railroad crossing, according to county officials.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Burnsed honored at reception

Jimmy Burnsed often said he saw his role as chairman of the Bryan County Commission as that of a consensus builder who hated the word ...

January 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County postpones vote on 'cluster' ordinance for subdivisions

If new Bryan County Commission Chairman Carter Infinger thought his first meeting as chairman was going to go smoothly, he was probably surprised.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Cold can’t keep ’em away

It was very cold Saturday, the day of the annual Long County Martin Luther King Parade, but residents showed up to support his memory and ...

January 12, 2017 | By Carolyn Leonard Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


GSU merger approved

Today, the Board of Regents approved Chancellor Steve Wrigley's recommendation for two consolidations within the University System of Georgia: Georgia Southern University and Armstrong ...

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area regent reportedly leaning toward merger of Armstrong and GSU

UPDATE: The merger of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University has been approved.

January 11, 2017 | By Al Hackle ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local news


Man gets life for 2014 murder

Convicted wife killer Perry Lee Hatcher was sentenced to life in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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