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Long County lifts curfew

The Long County Sheriff's Office said they are lifting the curfew as of 6 p.m. today. People looking to return home may do so at that time. Residents are encouraged to stau off S. Macon Street between Hill Street and Millpond Road. Crews had to repair a natural gas line leak and Georgia Power has just arrived on site to remove the tree that is still blocking the road.

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Traffic lights out around area

As a result of the storm, there are several inoperative traffic signals throughout Liberty and Long County.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


11:30 a.m. update on power outages, local forecast

Widespread power outages are being reported by the area's three utility companies serving Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

September 11, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Georgia Southern classes cancelled through Wednesday

Georgia Southern will be closed through Wednesday. Here's the release.

September 11, 2017 | Staff | Local news


Crews surveying damage

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown said that they have released a certain amount of emergency response crews to start surveying damages, answer emergency calls and restore power.

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Storm surge warning in effect for Liberty

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency is reporting a storm surge warning is in effect for Liberty County.

September 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


LCSS schools closed through Wed

The Liberty County School System will remain closed through Wednesday, Sept. 13.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Stay indoors for duration of storm

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has issued a shelter in place order.

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Power back on in Hinesville

Power is back on in Hinesville after a fallen tree knocked out power along Highway 84 near McLarry's Curve around 9 p.m. Sunday

September 10, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Power out in portion of Hinesville

A tree fell across two power lines on Highway 84 in Hinesville on Sunday night, causing a power outage from roughly Gen. Stewart Way east toward McLarry's Curve.

September 10, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Storm photos and videos

The staff at the Coastal Courier is ready to report on any damages and issues in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. We will be creating a photo gallery on our web-site that illustrate Irma impacting our area.

September 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Irma can still pack a punch in coastal Georgia

After unleashing life-threatening conditions across Florida, Irma will make a beeline for the Southeast early this week, leading to severe flooding problems from Georgia and Alabama to South Carolina and Tennessee.

September 10, 2017 | Renee Duff Accuweather.com meterologist | Local news


Long County implements curfew

The Long County Sheriff's Office is implementing a curfew due to Hurricane Irma. A statement released by LCSO Sheriff Criag Nobles said a mandatory curfew will be implemented in Long County beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday Sept. 10, through noon Tuesday Sept. During this time the only persons that should be out and on the roads are law enforcement and public safety personnel.

September 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Sikes: Securing citizens top priority

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said his deputies are patrolling the county ensuring people's homes are safe.

September 09, 2017 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Mandatory evacuation for Liberty effective immediately

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners has issued a mandatory evacuation order for all residents of Liberty County, including all cities and towns, effecitve immediately.

September 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


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Violence, joy, change marks beginning of 2017

Here's the first in a series of stories looking back at 2017 in Liberty and Long counties.

December 30, 2017 | Staff | Local news


Council denies request for club's liquor license renewal

Hinesville City Council members voted to deny the renewal of an alcohol license for Cream Sports Bar during their regular meeting Dec. 21.

December 30, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


MARNE Community Spouses' Club raises $31K for good causes

The Marne Community Spouses' Club capped its record-breaking fundraising year with a recent awards reception at Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division Museum.

December 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Wreck kills two in Liberty

Two people were killed Friday night in Liberty County in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 17 between Midway and Limerick Road.

December 29, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Can't prepay 2018 property taxes without a bill

Property owners looking to prepay 2018 property taxes in Georgia are apparently out of luck.

December 28, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Superintendent: Schools 'not broken'

When a certain Hinesville law firm announced Dec. 7 it was no longer representing the Liberty County school system, it had what was likely an ...

December 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Ceremony calls for action for homeless

Homeless from 1A

December 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Diversity clinic breaks ground ahead of schedule

Two years ahead of plans, the Diversity Health Center Board of Directors broke ground for its new medical center Thursday.

December 27, 2017 | Krystal Hart Correspondent | Local news


Howard among finalists for city manager job

Hinesville released the names of its finalists for city manager last week.

December 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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