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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


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


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


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


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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Long commissioners meet with Rep. Jones

Long County commissioners Robert Parker and Mike Riddle met recently with 167th District Rep. Jeff Jones in Atlanta during the legislative session.

April 24, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Truck fire tying up traffic

Authorities are asking motorists to avoid Highway 84 in west Hinesville because of a truck fire.

April 24, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Hinesville man reportedly killed in SC crash

A Hinesville man was killed Sunday in a two-car crash in South Carolina.

April 23, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Get a sneak peek at the NEW Coastal Courier website

On Wednesday, the Coastal Courier will debut a redesigned website with a better presentation of news content and advertising, and a vastly improved online experience ...

April 23, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


The way it was to grow up black in Sunbury 70 years ago

Editor's note: This is the third part of a series examining what life was like for African-Americans in Liberty County before and during the ...

April 21, 2018 | Hermina Glass Hill Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Caseloads doubling, funding not

The Liberty County Commission Thursday heard from juvenile court officials who said their caseload had doubled and that they had already spent more than the ...

April 21, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


A monument for Morning Glories

Smooth white marble that was once used as a surface to roll out biscuits and pastry in the home of a loving grandmother now graces ...

April 21, 2018 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Remaining 3rd ID soldiers back home

The final group of more than 110 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division along with the division command team, Maj. Gen. Leopoldo A. Quintas and ...

April 18, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Interstate lane closures, detours set

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues to improve highway infrastructure throughout the area. As a result, work on construction and maintenance projects will continue through ...

April 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Breakfast to host school board candidates

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast featuring the candidates for the Liberty County School System Board of Education ...

April 16, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Sister Howard's vision

When Sister Margaret Howard walked next door in early April to visit Pembroke Police Department Lt. Kelly Price at the department's Miller Village substation ...

April 15, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Workshop to focus on gaining employment, record expungement

WorkSource Coastal will host a workshop with Georgia Legal Services from 2-4 p.m. April 30 at 140 E Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Hinesville.

April 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Fair Housing Symposium set for Thursday

The Hinesville Community Development Department will host its annual Fair Housing Symposium from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 ...

April 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Man sought in homicide in custody

A person of interest in a Thursday morning homicide in Walthourville was "apprehended without incident," according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

April 12, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Prayer vigil tonight for family members, victims of Gause Street fire

There will be a prayer vigil tonight for a family who lost three members in an April 5 house fire on Gause Street.

April 12, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


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