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Officials pleased with response

Despite three in-home rescues and lots of heavy wind and rain Sunday and Monday, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said Hurricane Irma wasn't as bad as expected, thanks in part to last year's Hurricane Matthew.

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Storm takes out piece of Liberty history

While reports of damage from Hurricane Irma are sparse, the storm did claim a piece of history, the Sunbury Lodge.

September 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Hinesville city services to begin on Thursday; trash pickup schedule announced

The City of Hinesville reports that city services will begin again on Thursday with the opening of City Hall at 8 a.m.

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County curfew and evacuation order lifted

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners has lifted the mandatory evacuation order and the curfew that was put in place last night effective this morning at 8 a.m. All residents will now be allowed to return to Liberty County.

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Isle of Wight, Colonels Island roads re-opened

Islands Highway towards Colonels Island and Isle of Wight which were previously closed have been re-opened according to Liberty County Commissioner Chairman Donald Lovette.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County curfew in place

Liberty County has a curfew effective immediately, until further notice, reports Liberty County Emergency Management.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Damage assessment teams now out sweeping Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield

The installation stay-behind public works and emergency services personnel are now beginning damage assessment from Irma across Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, according to a release by the Public Affairs Office.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


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


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Clays for Clayton set for Oct. 7

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to share the details of the Clays for Clayton fundraiser, sponsored by RTS Homes and Kevin ...

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Island natives worry for families

In Spanish, Puerto Rico is known as "isla de encanta," or "island of enchantment," for its blue waters, sandy beaches and lush tropical foliage.

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


Evaluations show disconnect between Edwards, some council members

The most recent job performance evaluation on former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards shows that some of the city council members felt a disconnect between ...

September 27, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Students to make up a day for Irma, eclipse

Liberty County School System students will make up at least one of five missed days because of the August eclipse and Hurricane Irma, and school ...

September 26, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Area drug store welcomes newest pharmacist

Richmond Hill Pharmacy, in cooperation with South University School of Pharmacy, is welcoming Dr. Nathan Nelson to their team of pharmacists.

September 26, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County touts FD equipment purchases

The Long County Fire Department recently bought a brush truck to improve the department's ability to fight brush and woods fires.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


I-95 resurfacing project starts tonight in Bryan, Liberty counties

The $8.7 million resurfacing project of Interstate 95 beginning south of US17/South Newport (Exit 67) interchange in Liberty County and extending south of ...

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County BOE votes in millage rate increase

Following a third and final public hearing on the millage rate held Thursday, Sept. 21, the Long County Board of Education voted 3-2 to raise ...

September 25, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


It's never too early to think about how you want to be remembered

Do me a favor, will you? I would greatly appreciate it if you would see that my obituary gets printed as is, just in case ...

September 25, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Local news


Mosquitoes giving Liberty County a break after Irma

In spite of standing water left by Hurricane Irma mosquitoes are giving the Liberty County area a bit of a break, mosquito control chief Frazier ...

September 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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