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Debris pickup begins today for some areas

Debris pickup for much of Liberty County began today and will be conducted during three sweeps over the next 30 days, according to the county's Emergency Management Agency.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Small city rises in wake of storm

Salter's Field turned into a tent city for Georgia Power workers restoring power to customers in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

October 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Help still available

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County office will open after 2 p.m. Monday for those in need of help with food and other necessities in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

October 17, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Early voting has started

Early voting for the 2016 general election begins Monday. Registered voters must bring their voter's registration card and a photo ID.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Update: Ludowici Police Chief in accident

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after the patrol car he was in was hit by a pickup and burst into flames Thursday morning. It was unclear Thursday afternoon whether Poppell has been released from the hospital.

October 13, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


United Way, churches looking to help

Cleanup and relief efforts from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew continued Tuesday.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Picking up the pieces after the storm

Hurricane Matthew thrashed Liberty and Long counties as it made its way up the East Coast over the weekend.

October 13, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Boil water advisory in east Liberty continues

A boil water advisory has been issued for any Liberty County residents who receive water services through Water Utility Management.That company provides water through community well systems in Lake George, Woodland Lakes, Twin Rivers, Isle of Wight, Anglers Edge, Point at Sunbury and the Village at Sunbury.Residents are advised to either use bottled water or "boil" all tap water prior to use for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or preparing baby food.

October 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fire displaces Long County family

A family of five lost their home on Old Barrington Road in Long County to a fire Tuesday morning, according to Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire and Rescue Capt. Timothy Hillyard.

October 12, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County schools closed rest of week

Here's more fallout from Hurricane Matthew: Schools in Long County will be closed for the rest of the week, Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters announced Tuesday morning.

October 11, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville's pump station failure leads to sewage spill

The city of Hineville just announced a sewage spill in Peacock Creek caused by the failure of the city's master pump station Oct. 8 as Hurricane Matthew roared into coastal Georgia.

October 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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


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Body found in Hinesville home destroyed by fire

The remains of a person were found in a Gause Street home destroyed by fire Thursday night in Hinesville, authorities said.

April 06, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Hinesville gearing up for Georgia Cities Week

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau is collaborating with community partners and Hinesville city government to host several events during the ...

April 04, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


'Opinionated' teacher to return to classroom

A Bradwell Institute STAR teacher placed on administrative leave will return to work after spring break. BI literature teacher Marilyn Hampton confirmed she will be ...

April 04, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Recalling King's assassination half a century later

Fifty years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis while standing on a motel balcony.

April 04, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition shelter walk raises $4,500

Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition's seventh annual Walk for Shelter raised about $4,500 this year, less than organizers had hoped.

April 04, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


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