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Snow not expected here

No snow is forecast for Coastal Georgia, even though winter storm warnings and watches have been issued for north and central parts of the state.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Carter raises most in congressional campaign

This is an election year and with the primaries moved up to May 20, candidates vying for national offices are rushing to file statements of candidacy and disclose campaign contributions with the Federal Election Commission.

February 10, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Timeline set for comprehensive plan

In a public hearing held during Tuesday's county commission meeting, Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Executive Director Jeff Ricketson recommended a two-year schedule for community-planning meetings. These planning sessions will be held to garner public input so residents have a voice in how they would like to see their communities develop, Ricketson said.

February 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


County fire coordinator resigns

Liberty County Fire Coordinator James Ashdown resigned Monday, county officials confirmed this week. Ashdown had served as the county's first fire coordinator for more than eight years.

February 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Bombing range expansion OKed

The Department of the Navy on Friday released information officially confirming the expansion of Townsend Bombing Range in Long County. Confident the announcement was coming, the Long County Commission on Thursday held a town-hall meeting at Long County Middle School to discuss the expansion's effects on the county.

February 05, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Local news


Jeep plows through Motel 6

A Jeep plowed through the side of Motel 6 on Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville on Tuesday morning. According to Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Lt. Bill Kirkendall, two vacant rooms were damaged extensively, and the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle, but no one was injured.

February 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Officials plotting November SPLOST vote

Government officials, educators, Fort Stewart representatives, business leaders and others met Friday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway for a mid-year review, to contemplate how far the community has come since a community-wide planning workshop was held last May.

February 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Few costs from area's 'snow days'

Erring on the side of caution, local schools closed Wednesday and Thursday, and government offices closed Wednesday, following predictions that winter weather would make area roads dangerously slick.

February 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


School board hears fund requests

Liberty County School System department heads offered board of education members first glance at the price tags for a number of proposed initiatives and programs Tuesday during the board's annual retreat.

February 01, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


County sets candidate qualifying fees

The Liberty County Commission set qualifying fees Tuesday, ahead of the May 20 primary election. The general election will be Nov. 4.

January 31, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Despite forecast, not much snow and ice here

Although severe weather, including an accumulation of snow and ice, had been predicted for the Coastal Georgia area Wednesday and Thursday, Liberty County experienced only rain early Wednesday morning.

January 31, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Long court clerk brings in $1 million

Long County Superior Court Clerk Sherry Long recently reported that her office collected $1,028,128 from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013.

January 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Stewart/Hunter open as usual Thursday

* Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will reopen at 8 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30.

January 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


DOT reports on road conditions

JESUP – Georgia DOT crews have been traveling state roads in Southeast Georgia throughout the night, according to the district office here.

January 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


DOT reports on road conditions

JESUP – Georgia DOT crews have been traveling state roads in Southeast Georgia throughout the night, according to the district office here.

January 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


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HAAC sets ‘Coastal Musings’

The Hinesville Area Arts Council has set "Coastal Musings," featuring work by Mia Boyle, as its an exhibit for September at the Gallery.

August 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Panthers take aim at Blue Devils

It's been three years since the Liberty County High School Panthers played Statesboro, but between 2010 and 2013 the Panthers went 1-3 against the ...

August 31, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Scott’s All*Stars finish season

Scott's All*Stars finished its 7th successful season this summer.

August 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Tide on road again, this time against Jeff Davis

On Friday the Long County High School football team will be hitting the road again as they take on Jeff Davis County in Hazlehurst.

August 31, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


BI meets SEB for first time in half century

It has been nearly half a century since Bradwell and Southeast Bulloch have faced each other, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association ...

August 31, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Diamond Club raises money for Long baseball

On Saturday the Long County Diamond Club Golf Tournament was held at Cherokee Golf Club.

August 31, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Locals Help Louisiana

United Way of the Coastal Empire-Liberty County intake coordinator Ashley Hunter was one of a number of Hinesville area residents who participated Aug. 26 in ...

August 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


The original ‘Voice of the Eagles’ passes away

Husband, father, grandfather and Hall of Fame announcer Nate Hirsch, the original "Voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles," passed away Sunday morning at his Statesboro ...

August 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Rainy days ahead?

It's still the heart of hurricane season and Thursday's weather forecast is just another reminder to stay prepared for a weather emergency.

August 31, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Rescuer says she’s not a hero

Kristal Peters said she doesn't consider herself a hero.

August 31, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Group forming to serve mental health needs

A group of behavioral health professionals met in Hinesville recently in an effort to better understand and serve the region.

August 30, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Update: woman rescues infant during domestic dispute turned violent

A father allegedly held a woman and her infant at knife point in a car and then tried to use the car to run down ...

August 29, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Nate Hirsch passes

Husband, father, grandfather and Hall of Fame announcer Nate Hirsch, the original "Voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles," passed away Sunday morning. Hirsch's family ...

August 29, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


Fire destroys Walthourville home

Fire destroyed a Walthourville mobile home and displaced two people early Monday morning.

August 29, 2016 | Lewis Levin Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty takes rivalry

Liberty County again claimed the Commissioners Cup, downing Bradwell Institute 53-13 at Hokey Jackson Stadium Friday to open the 2016 football season.

August 29, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


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