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Deputy attacked on I-95

A Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy was attacked Tuesday afternoon on the northbound side of I-95.

September 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Hurricane season far from over

Additional hurricanes, beyond that of Jose and Maria, are likely over the Atlantic and may threaten the United States for the rest of the 2017 season.

September 19, 2017 | Alex Sosnowski Accuweather.com meterologist | Local news


Hinesville council focuses on bids, ordinances

The Hinesville City Council calmly discussed several proposed ordinance amendments during a regular meeting Sept. 7, ahead of last weekend's mandatory city-wide hurricane evacuation.

September 18, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Individuals in Liberty County now eligible for storm damage aid

Liberty County residents now qualify for individual disaster assistance from FEMA for damages sustained by Hurricane Irma.

September 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Long BoE to hold second hearing tonight on proposed millage rate increase

The second of three public hearings on a proposed millage rate increase by the Long County Board of Education will be held 6 p.m. Monday at the Long County High School cafeteria.

September 18, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Woman arrested for trying to free animals from Liberty Humane Shelter

Thinking that the staff of the Liberty Humane Shelter had evacuated the area, leaving the shelter animals behind, a woman broke into the shelter and hoped to let dogs free from the kennels around 2:37 p.m. Tuesday.

September 17, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'I figured if we're going down, we're going down together'

While many people were fleeing Hurricane Irma as it made its way toward Florida and Georgia, one woman was making her way back to Georgia to be with her family during the storm.

September 17, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


More things you need to know about recovering from Irma

Recovering from a storm can be confusing, what with all the information floating around.

September 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


VH1 reality series films in Liberty

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that a new VH1 reality TV series, Scared Famous, filmed on Hampton Island in Liberty County this past summer.

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Agencies made sure homeless had a place to go during Irma

As thousands of area residents sought safer ground from the impending storm Irma, a smaller, but more vulnerable group – the homeless – may have been asking "what about us?"

September 14, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Debris pickup in cities only

Liberty County will not be collecting storm debris at curbside.

September 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County sets Sept. 28 meeting with cities for fire protect fee

Even with Hurricane Irma looming, the Liberty County Commission Sept. 5 worked through a busy, if routine, agenda. A meeting of county officials and local mayors on a developing fire and emergency service plan was set for Sept. 28.

September 14, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Long County schools remain closed Thursday

Long County Schools will be closed Thursday, according to Dr. Robert Waters.

September 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Hurricane Irma: A timeline Aug. 31-Sept. 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma first caught the attention of Liberty and Long counties, and the rest of Coastal Georgia on Aug. 31 as it formed in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean.

September 13, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil and Patty Leon | Local news


What is next

A westward shift from early predictions kept Hurricane Irma from hitting Liberty County and Coastal Georgia harder than anticipated, but gusting winds and strong storm surge during high tide did allow the storm to land some punches.

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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Long commissioners avoid legal fight

A potential lawsuit between the Long County Commission and the county's constitutional officers has been averted. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to rescind a provision ...

November 12, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Removing the mayor from the mix?

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing ...

November 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


'A place of pride'

The ribbon was cut on the memorial Saturday by members of the Veterans Memorial Walk committee, Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, local officials, veteran and Army ...

November 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


City spends $11,000 on lawyers during Edwards issue

Hinesville spent a little more than $11,000 on lawyers to deal with the aftermath of city council's 3-1 vote in June to suspend ...

November 08, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


For Chaffee, service a family tradition

VIDEO: See Sgt. Maj. Adna Chaffee IV as he speaks passionately about how Vietnam Veterans are being recognized today for their service.

November 08, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Clancy wins Midway mayor's seat

Levern Clancy Jr., is the new mayor of Midway.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


SPLOST renewed in Long County, Parker wins District 5 seat

Long County voters renewed SPLOST and elected Robert Parker to fill the District 5 county commission seat vacated by Bobby Walker earlier this year.

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville council appears set to limit mayor involvement in city manager issues

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing ...

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Tomorrow is Election Day

Tuesday is Election Day. There are two municipal elections in Liberty County. In Long County there is a district five commission seat to decide and ...

November 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


WOW Mobile Health Vehicle Offers Mammograms

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: October 31, 2017 – Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to provide access to quality mammography in Glynn County and rural areas of Southeast ...

November 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Library merger will bring changes for customers

Liberty County library users will gain free access to 10 million books and other items statewide when the three-county Live Oak Public Library joins the ...

November 05, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


HPD looking for suspect in alleged rape

Hinesvlle police are looking for a man suspected of a rape, according to a press release.

November 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Attorney general tours Hinesville

Georgia's Attorney General Chris Carr briefly visited Hinesville last week. The current AG was in Savannah, and stopped in Hinesville afterward.

November 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Council paves way for more homes, restaurant

Eighty-five new homes and a new sit-down restaurant were among items approved at Thursday's regular Hinesville City Council meeting.

November 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


RiceFest kicks off Saturday

The city of Riceboro's annual RiceFest celebration starts Saturday.

November 01, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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