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GDOT awards $200,000 for Liberty County road projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a $1,815,000 award for 21 safety projects in 15 counties in southeast Georgia, including $200,000 in Liberty County. The funds are part of the fiscal 2016 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant Off-System Safety Program, according to a news release issued Thursday night.

May 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Georgia Supreme Court rules in Sapelo Island land dispute

The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a McIntosh County court ruling in a dispute among heirs over who among them legally owns a valuable plot of land in the historic Hog Hammock Subdivision on Sapelo Island, according to a case summary released by the state high court Thursday afternoon.

May 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

City considering code of conduct, parking changes

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Hinesville City Council and city administrators attended a planning workshop Friday and Saturday at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference center.

May 19, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news

Welcome Home event at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic

Join in for a Welcome Home event at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 18, 2016 | Marne Message | Local news

Prisoner re-entry program asks for state money

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition welcomed visitors from the Georgia Department of Community Supervision Office Thursday.

May 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Long County BoE District 2: Davis challenges Williamson

Dr. Carolyn Williamson, the incumbent Long County Board of Education District 2 member, will face challenger Arthur Davis in a nonpartisan race on the May 24 general primary ballot.

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news

Long County sheriff: Nobles, Middleton face off; Works awaits in Nov.

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles is facing opposition from fellow Democrat Shane Middleton and Republican Tim Works this election year.

May 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Candidates make appeals to Long County voters

Editor's note: Second of two parts. The first report on the Long County political forum appeared Sunday.

May 17, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news

Liberty County finalizes list of SPLOST projects

The list of projects that would be funded through a new Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax was approved by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners during a called meeting last week.

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news

Three running to be Long County probate judge

Three candidates are running for the nonpartisan probate judge seat in Long County. If no one receives more than 50 percent of the vote in the May 24 election, the top two vote-getters will advance to a runoff July 26.

May 15, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news

Chief magistrate, Senate hopefuls tackle questions

Community members learned more about magistrate court and heard from state Senate District 19 candidates during a political forum Tuesday evening at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

May 15, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Standing room only at Long County forum

Long County candidates for several offices and their supporters came out Tuesday evening to the Round Table restaurant in northeastern Long County to speak about why voters should choose them in the upcoming May 24 primary.

May 14, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news

Fluoride, youth council discussed on workshop’s last day

ST. SIMONS ISLAND-Hinesville city council members and city administration finished their second and final day of their annual planning workshop around noon Saturday.

May 14, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news

Sheriff candidates talk diversity, finances

The five Democratic candidates running for Liberty County sheriff in the upcoming May 24 general primary election answered questions about law enforcement and community relations Tuesday evening during a political forum at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

May 14, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Midway legionnaire leads district

The 1st District, Department of Georgia, American Legion had its 2016 convention at Post 90 in Statesboro Saturday.

May 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

October 02, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | 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 ...

October 02, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

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