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Tour brings local ghost stories to life

Are you afraid of the dark, believe in ghosts? If you attend the Midway Museum Cemetery Tour on Saturday, you just might meet a local ghosts.

October 20, 2016 | By Len Calderone Special to the Courier | 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

Pedestrian struck by car dies

A pedestrian hit by a car while crossing East Oglethorpe Highway on Tuesday night has died, according to Hinesville police.

September 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Former Long County fire chief laid to rest

Former Ludowici and Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman was laid to rest in the town he served Sept. 17.

September 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

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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

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