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When in doubt, throw it out

Residents facing the daunting task of cleaning up flooded homes and wondering whether high water or power outages have ruined their food can follow a simple rule: When in doubt, throw it out.

October 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Teen Summit focuses on right choices

The best way to act when you encounter a police officer is to be nice and follow their instructions.

October 07, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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


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


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


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


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Trump sworn in, vows to put America first

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Standing before the nation on the Capitol's steps, in front of his family, former presidents, and elected officials, Donald Trump took ...

January 22, 2017 | Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Electricity in the air and a sea of red hats

Editor's note: Lewis Levine of Hinesville is a Courier correspondent who has covered four presidential inaugurations. Here are some of his impressions of what ...

January 22, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


FPCA students witness history

Mackenzie Bazemore said her phone clocked her at 27,605 steps on Friday as she and 14 other First Presbyterian Christian Academy students walked around ...

January 21, 2017 | Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Jury awards $15 million to survivor of I-16 crash

A Bryan County jury on Friday awarded $15 million to Megan Richards, one of two survivors of an April 22, 2015 crash on I-16 which ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Utility honored for storm work

PALM BEACH, FL - The Edison Electric Institute Jan. 11 presented its "Emergency Recovery Award" to Georgia Power for its efforts after Hurricane Matthew hit Georgia ...

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leadership class learns about county government

The 2016-17 Leadership Liberty class had its Liberty County Commission session on Jan. 11, as part of the nine-month leadership development class.

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


State suffering nurse shortage

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 20, 2017 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Local news


Water deemed safe after spillage

Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson released a public notice to inform the public of a sewage spill that happened Wednesday.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County celebrates MLK Day 2017

This past weekend was a celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,, through the arts, which culminated with the annual MLK parade Monday in ...

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Update: Soldier charged, officers on administrative leave after shots fired in incident

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his 2011 Nissan Pathfinder after he ...

January 18, 2017 | Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Pop & Read at Stafford Pavillion

The conventional storytime is getting more interactive and Liberty County's youngest residents are invited to the first of a new literacy program that one ...

January 18, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long's new senator takes oath of office

ATLANTA - Sen. Blake Tillery, R-Vidalia, was sworn into office as a Georgia senator by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel in a ceremony at the ...

January 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoE to look at charter bus expenses

The Board of Education has decided to take a closer look at the charter buses hired for student travel.

January 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Police fire shots at car after driver tries to flee traffic stop

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his vehicle after he allegedly nearly ...

January 16, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Case laid out for taxing privat property on post

Liberty County's Board of Assessors displayed a Department of the Army-state of Georgia agreement saying that the state has jurisdiction over taxation of private ...

January 16, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


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