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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


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 and businesses are also scheduling early closures. Here is what we have so far.

October 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Meet me at the fair

Mildred Brown was sorting through her mother Mildred Butler's things when she stumbled across a piece of Liberty County history, a photo of young ...

March 13, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


County oks fire fee

In a meeting that started an hour late and with a mere quorum present, Liberty County commissioners Tuesday voted to impose a countywide fee to ...

March 12, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Ribbon is cut for new shopping center

The ribbon was cut for the new Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center and customers wasted no time shopping.

March 10, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Arrest made in soldiers' deaths

A Fort Stewart sergeant has been arrested and charged with the deaths of the two soldiers found Sunday in a Hinesville townhome.

March 09, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Casa's Dancing with the Stars a hit, again

Nina Dean had the right dance moves to earn the title of Best Female Dancer at the 4th annual Atlantic CASA Dancing with the Stars ...

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


Police say soldiers were shot to death

Police say two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in a Rebecca Street townhome Sunday were shot to death, and investigators are treating it as a ...

March 08, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Sheriff's Department arrests two for church burglaries

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he was going to find those responsible for stealing from four churches.

March 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Police: Soldiers were shot to death

Police say the two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in a Rebecca Street townhome Sunday were shot to death, and investigators are treating it as ...

March 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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