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Shelter in place order issued

Liberty County officials have now issued a shelter in place order for residents who did not evacuate.

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Latest advisory shows Matthew still close to coast

The National Hurricane Center's most recent public advisory shows Hurricane Matthew is still expected to stay close to shore as it moves northward. The hurricane warning for Liberty County remains in effect.

October 06, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Closures and cancellations

As Hurricane Matthew approaches the area with sustained winds at 110 miles per hour, several area events are being cancelled or rescheduled. Local government offices and businesses are also scheduling early closures. Here is what we have so far.

October 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Search on for identity fraud suspects

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a couple conducting fraudulent transactions using a stolen credit card.

October 05, 2016 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long County officials on full alert

Long County Emergency Management Director Edward Brewer said officials there are monitoring the storm and will make a decision sometime within the next 24 hours regarding mandatory evacuations.

October 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Residents east of I-95 need to be vigilant of incoming storm

Liberty County Emergency Management Director Mike Hodges said Hurricane Matthew will get relatively close, enough so that he and County Administrator Joey Brown encouraged residents living east of I-95 to monitor the store and be prepared.

October 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Eby challenging Bowen for commission seat again

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of profiles on candidates running for office in Liberty County.

October 03, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Hundreds gather to pay tribute to former sheriff

Hundreds came out to say their final goodbyes to a man they considered a stalwart champion of the Liberty County community. Robert Vernon "Bobby" Sikes was laid to rest Thursday after passing away Monday morning surrounded by family at Hospice Savannah.

October 02, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Political forums set for Tuesday

Voters will get a chance to hear from several of the candidates themselves during political forums next week in both Liberty and Long counties, thanks to the Liberty County Branch of the NAACP and the Long County Chamber of Commerce.

October 02, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


KLB cleanup has impact on St. Catherine's beach

Keep Liberty Beautiful board member Willie Cato remembers when the beach on St. Catherine's Island was a party spot for those lucky enough to have a boat or access to one.

September 30, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Cell phone turns in suspect

What's commonly referred to as a "butt dial" reportedly helped local police catch a teen who is suspected of going through unlocked cars.

September 30, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man sought in Chatham drug bust believed to be in Hinesvlle

A Savannah man reportedly living in the Hinesville area is wanted by the Chatham-Savannah Narcotics Team for his alleged role in what authorities are calling a "large drug operation" responsible for trafficking drugs in Chatham County.

September 29, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Commission chairman being challenged

While much of the country's collective focus is on the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, there are a handful of contested races of local importance going on in Liberty County. As a result, candidates seeking to represent residents as county commission chairman, District 4 commissioner and sheriff are asking for your vote.

September 28, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Pedestrian struck by car dies

A pedestrian hit by a car while crossing East Oglethorpe Highway on Tuesday night has died, according to Hinesville police.

September 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Former Long County fire chief laid to rest

Former Ludowici and Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman was laid to rest in the town he served Sept. 17.

September 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Hinesville kids treated to screening of 'Black Panther'

Around 340 kids were treated to a special screening of the new Marvel comic movie, "Black Panther."

February 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


'Welcome to the Jungle' to hit the big screen

If you're a fan of Bradwell Institute, go ahead and circle March 18 on your calendar.

February 20, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


HPD investigating potential threat at Bradwell

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a possible threat aimed at Bradwell Institute. According to HPD there was an allegation of a potential threat to ...

February 20, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville suffering IT outage

Hinesville municipal services have been slowed or shut down by an IT outage that "has impacted servers, computers and telephones," according to officials.

February 20, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville man arrested after standoff

A standoff between police and a man who barricaded himself and his mother in their South Maple Drive home Saturday night ended peacefully about an ...

February 18, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


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


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