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UPDATE:County departments, Ft. Stewart, Winn closed Friday

With severe weather from Hurricane Hermine expected to impact Liberty County Friday morning, county government buildings and other places will be closed.

September 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Softball, football games rescheduled

Due to the severe weather expected from Tropical Storm Hermine many of the local schools have cancelled or rescheduled several athletic events. This information will be updated as we continue to receive information from the coaching staff or school athletic director.

September 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long County schools closed Friday

Long County schools will be closed Friday and all extracurricular activities for today and Friday are canceled due to the impending storm, according to an announcement posted on the school system's website.

September 01, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


FPCA to host Trinity Christian at Long Bell

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will host Trinity Christian Friday night at Long Bell Stadium. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

September 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Schools in Liberty to be closed Friday

Schools in Liberty County will be closed Friday as Tropical Storm Hermine is expected to impact the Coastal Empire. Long County school officials will meet later this morning to decide whether to close schools. The Courier will post updates as they're available.

September 01, 2016 | Staff | Local news


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 Blue Devils.

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. The GHSFHA says the Tigers last played Southeast Bulloch in 1966 and 1967. In both of those games the Yellow Jackets were the winners.

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 the "Savannah Helps Louisiana" relief effort for the people of Baton Rouge who were affected by recent heavy rains and flooding. Residents dropped off items at Connection Church and Rock Chicks Color Bar in Hinesville also collected items for the cause. Hundreds of items donated by Liberty and Long residents were delivered to Nine Line Apparel in Savannah the next day for transportation to Baton Rouge. A total of four semi-trucks were filled from the ...

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 residence. He was 68.

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


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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


Area roads to avoid this week

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues work on construction and maintenance projects. Closure schedule may change due to weather or other factors.

April 12, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway moves to fix potholes, adds police car

The Midway City Council Monday moved ahead to solve two long-standing infrastructure problems and acquire a new police car.

April 11, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Grant to provide breast health screenings in Liberty, Long

Diversity Health Center's Healthy Outreach Prevention Education (HOPE) Project was awarded $50,000 March 29 from the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia to target ...

April 11, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Victims in burned house formally ID'd

The Hinesville Fire Department confirmed Tuesday the identities of three people found in a Gause Street home destroyed in an April 5 fire.

April 11, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


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