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Power back on in Hinesville

Power is back on in Hinesville after a fallen tree knocked out power along Highway 84 near McLarry's Curve around 9 p.m. Sunday

September 10, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Power out in portion of Hinesville

A tree fell across two power lines on Highway 84 in Hinesville on Sunday night, causing a power outage from roughly Gen. Stewart Way east toward McLarry's Curve.

September 10, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Storm photos and videos

The staff at the Coastal Courier is ready to report on any damages and issues in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. We will be creating a photo gallery on our web-site that illustrate Irma impacting our area.

September 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Irma can still pack a punch in coastal Georgia

After unleashing life-threatening conditions across Florida, Irma will make a beeline for the Southeast early this week, leading to severe flooding problems from Georgia and Alabama to South Carolina and Tennessee.

September 10, 2017 | Renee Duff Accuweather.com meterologist | Local news


Long County implements curfew

The Long County Sheriff's Office is implementing a curfew due to Hurricane Irma. A statement released by LCSO Sheriff Criag Nobles said a mandatory curfew will be implemented in Long County beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday Sept. 10, through noon Tuesday Sept. During this time the only persons that should be out and on the roads are law enforcement and public safety personnel.

September 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Sikes: Securing citizens top priority

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said his deputies are patrolling the county ensuring people's homes are safe.

September 09, 2017 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Mandatory evacuation for Liberty effective immediately

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners has issued a mandatory evacuation order for all residents of Liberty County, including all cities and towns, effecitve immediately.

September 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Sept. 10 E-edition of Coastal Courier free

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Courier's e-edition is free to all in Liberty and Long counties.

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


UPDATE: Highway 119 from Pembroke to Fort Stewart Re-opened

UPDATE: Highway 119 is back open. It was closed by civilian police due to traffic jams in Pembroke, according to Fort Stewart spokesperson Kevin Larson.

September 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


City of Hinesville to leave water on

The City of Hinesville has announced that they intend to keep the city water supply functioning as long as allowable during Hurricane Irma.

September 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


A message from the Courier general manager

Dear Liberty and Long County residents,

September 08, 2017 | Kathryn Fox Coastal Courier | Local news


GEMA announces shelter openings

The following is a list of shelters, as well as their open times. As additional shelter information becomes available, GEMA will update the list at their web-site at: http://www.gema.ga.gov

September 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield to evacuate today at 5 p.m.

The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army airfield senior commander ordered an evacuation of both installations Thursday evening. The evacuation order goes into effect 5 p.m. today.

September 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LEMA, school board, to offer evacuation transportation

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency will provide transportation for people who cannot evacuate on their own, according to a press release sent Friday morning.

September 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Hurricane Irma expected to lash Georgia

After battering Florida, Irma will make a beeline for the Southeast early next week, with the most severe impacts expected over Georgia and the Carolinas.

September 08, 2017 | Renee Duff Accuweather.com meterologist | Local news


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Clays for Clayton set for Oct. 7

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to share the details of the Clays for Clayton fundraiser, sponsored by RTS Homes and Kevin ...

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Island natives worry for families

In Spanish, Puerto Rico is known as "isla de encanta," or "island of enchantment," for its blue waters, sandy beaches and lush tropical foliage.

September 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Evaluations show disconnect between Edwards, some council members

The most recent job performance evaluation on former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards shows that some of the city council members felt a disconnect between ...

September 27, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Students to make up a day for Irma, eclipse

Liberty County School System students will make up at least one of five missed days because of the August eclipse and Hurricane Irma, and school ...

September 26, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Area drug store welcomes newest pharmacist

Richmond Hill Pharmacy, in cooperation with South University School of Pharmacy, is welcoming Dr. Nathan Nelson to their team of pharmacists.

September 26, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County touts FD equipment purchases

The Long County Fire Department recently bought a brush truck to improve the department's ability to fight brush and woods fires.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


I-95 resurfacing project starts tonight in Bryan, Liberty counties

The $8.7 million resurfacing project of Interstate 95 beginning south of US17/South Newport (Exit 67) interchange in Liberty County and extending south of ...

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County BOE votes in millage rate increase

Following a third and final public hearing on the millage rate held Thursday, Sept. 21, the Long County Board of Education voted 3-2 to raise ...

September 25, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


It's never too early to think about how you want to be remembered

Do me a favor, will you? I would greatly appreciate it if you would see that my obituary gets printed as is, just in case ...

September 25, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Local news


Mosquitoes giving Liberty County a break after Irma

In spite of standing water left by Hurricane Irma mosquitoes are giving the Liberty County area a bit of a break, mosquito control chief Frazier ...

September 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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