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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


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 regarding mandatory evacuations.

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 living east of I-95 to monitor the store and be prepared.

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


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WTOC's Don Logana dies in car crash

WTOC TV reported at about 8:30 a.m. that their popular anchor/reporter Don Logana died in a car accident in Jasper County, S ...

November 20, 2016 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Marshal killed in Long County identified

A press release issued by the U.S. Marshals Service Office of Public Affairs, has identified the marshal shot early this morning in Long County.

November 18, 2016 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Possible shooting reported in Long County

A U.S. Federal Marshal may have been fatally shot this morning in Long County while serving an arrest warrant.

November 18, 2016 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Parade on Dec. 2, Christmas in Park set Dec. 3

December kicks off in downtown Hinesville with two Christmas events sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau.

November 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway looking at new city hall

Midway City Council began working on a budget Monday for 2017; one big ticket item is $1 million for a new Midway City Hall.

November 16, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City to host Thanksgiving service

Hinesville officials didn't have to look too far to find a theme for the city's 14th annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Program on Sunday ...

November 16, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Nursing home resident participant in election

Election turnout figures include not only people who went to polling places on election day or voted early, but also residents of nursing homes like ...

November 14, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Ready to move forward

By Tiffany King

November 13, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Veterans have their day

Spectators young and old lined the street for Liberty County's annual Veterans Day parade swung down South Main Street in Hinesville.

November 13, 2016 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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