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Leadership Liberty participants finish nine-month course

Members of the 2016 Leadership Liberty Class graduated and were recognized during a June 24 dinner. Each graduate received a plaque from Liberty County Chamber of Commerce CEO Leah Poole to commemorate the achievement.

June 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Ludowici tax bills may drop

Ludowici property owners can expect their city property-tax bills to go down.

June 28, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news

Airport lounge honors Stewart's first black pilot instructor

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in the July 10 print edition. Louis L. Duvernay was the first African-American pilot instructor on Fort Stewart. A headline on a front-page article June 26 incorrectly stated that he was the post's first African-American pilot. Also, state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, said during the ceremony dedicating the pilots lounge at MidCoast Regional Airport that as of 1976, there had yet to be an African-American working on Fort Stewart above the rank of GS-4. The wrong rank was given in the article. The ...

June 27, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Former Liberty County administrator dies

June 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news

Riverkeeper says Ogeechee has recovered from fish kill

SAVANNAH - Five years ago, the Ogeechee River saw the largest fish kill in Georgia history. More than 38,000 fish, mussels and, according to citizen reports, other marine wildlife including alligators, turtles and birds, were found dead along a 70-mile stretch of river from Screven County to Chatham County.

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Cross-country traveler goes back home to Arizona

Charlie Goodloe, the 83-year-old man who finished his more-than-two-year walk across America at Fort Morris Historic Site on Friday, was able to get home.

June 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

Jubilant Juneteenth Jubilee in Ludowici

Long County had its first Juneteenth celebration Saturday at South Park in Ludowici.

June 21, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news

Walking to — and for — Dorchester

Once again, on the third Saturday in June, people got up while it was still dark and prepared to walk.

June 21, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news

Long County wants more activities for kids

The Long County Board of Commissioners spent much of a recent meeting discussing issues that could provide more activities for youth.

June 20, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news

Cross-country walk by man, 83, ends at Fort Morris

Charlie Goodloe wrapped up a walk across America Friday at Fort Morris Historic Site.

June 18, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news

State Supreme Court reverses lower court’s Sapelo Island land ruling

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

June 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Area lawmaker on panel studying industry incentives

ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has appointed state Rep. Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, to the Joint Study Committee on Industry Incentives for Financial Technologies and the Payment Processing Industry.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Expect to hear a lot about SPLOST

County and city leaders laid the groundwork last week for a grassroots campaign aimed at convincing voters to pass a Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax in November.

June 14, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news

2017 Liberty County budget: Costs to rise 22 percent

Liberty County's proposed fiscal-year 2017 budget calls for a 22 percent increase.

June 14, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news

Senator sending mobile office to area

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Georgia, is sending his mobile office to Brunswick on June 27.

June 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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