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It’s hurricane season again

To help local residents prepare for this year's hurricane season, which began Saturday, the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency observed Hurricane Preparedness Week from May 25-June 1.

June 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Food drive held at BI

A local food drive held at Bradwell Institute's gymnasium and sponsored by the Liberty County office of the United Way of the Coastal Empire gave away more than 17,000 pounds of food that included frozen turkeys, canned fruits and vegetables, bread and drinks. Area United Way Director Jennifer Darsey said a large crowd waited in the bleachers for the food to be bagged before it was distributed.

June 03, 2013 | | Local news


Area leaders wrangle with Liberty County issues

The annual Liberty Countywide Planning Workshop wrapped Friday after two days of sessions held within county lines for the first time.

June 03, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fort Stewart Fire helps in rescue

Fort Stewart firefighters used their specialized lifesaving skills and training to rescue a Tattnall County maintenance worker May 21.

June 03, 2013 | By Kevin Larson Fort Stewart public communications chief | Local news


Model-plane club controls skies over old airport

A remote-control model airplane club has brought new life to Liberty County's old airport. The Blazing Angels RC Squadron club members now are wowing spectators with aerobatic maneuvers by model aircraft.

May 31, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Coastal EMC brings power to village

Billy Kirk and Clint Durrence, lead line technicians with Coastal Electric Membership Cooperative of Midway, along with a line tech from Cobb EMC and another from Washington EMC, this weekend are heading to Costa Rica, where they'll bring electricity for the first time to a remote jungle village.

May 29, 2013 | | Local news


Long County vet memorial deadline approaching

The foundation for the planned Long County Veterans Memorial recently was laid in Ludowici. With that work completed, the next step toward completing the three-year project is to have the names of veterans and supporters engraved on the marble stones that will be sitting at Friendship Park.

May 29, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Area marks Memorial Day

Liberty County residents observed Memorial Day on Monday in a variety of ways. While some opted to relax at home or enjoy traditional backyard cookouts, others took advantage of events around the area, such as the American Legion Post 168's morning observance or Fort Morris State Historic Site's commemoration, which featured Revolutionary War musket- and cannon-firing demonstrations.

May 29, 2013 | Hollie Barnidge | Local news


Law Day recognized in Long County

Law Day was celebrated last week at the Long County Courthouse.

May 27, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


BoC talks marina, sheriff’s-office construction

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday discussed two capital project designs for which construction funding has yet to be secured.

May 27, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Graduations Friday, Saturday

It is once again time to join the Liberty County School System as it recognizes the class of 2013 and sends them on new chapters in their lives.

May 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


New Long Commission hopes to be accessible

The new Long County Board of Commission on Wednesday held its first meeting.

May 21, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


City tells developer to produce plan before vote

Most of Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting focused on a request to approve a "concept proposal" of the final plat for the Magnolia Oaks shopping complex at the intersection of Highway 196 West and 15th Street.

May 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Four running for Ludowici Council seats

Qualifying ended Wednesday for the two vacant seats on the Ludowici City Council. According to Ludowici assistant city clerk Tina Skipper, Price Chapman Jr. and Jim Fuller qualified in District 2, and Janis M. Goode and Kathy L. Phillips qualified in District 4. The Ludowici special election is June 18, and early voting begins May 28 at Ludowici City Hall.

May 20, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Long board at odds over terms

Four days before the new Long County Commission members were sworn in, the outgoing commission members on May 9 held their final meeting. At that meeting, Board of Elections Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham discussed the terms of office for the new commissioners.

May 19, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | 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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