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Individuals in Liberty County now eligible for storm damage aid

Liberty County residents now qualify for individual disaster assistance from FEMA for damages sustained by Hurricane Irma.

September 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Long BoE to hold second hearing tonight on proposed millage rate increase

The second of three public hearings on a proposed millage rate increase by the Long County Board of Education will be held 6 p.m. Monday at the Long County High School cafeteria.

September 18, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Woman arrested for trying to free animals from Liberty Humane Shelter

Thinking that the staff of the Liberty Humane Shelter had evacuated the area, leaving the shelter animals behind, a woman broke into the shelter and hoped to let dogs free from the kennels around 2:37 p.m. Tuesday.

September 17, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'I figured if we're going down, we're going down together'

While many people were fleeing Hurricane Irma as it made its way toward Florida and Georgia, one woman was making her way back to Georgia to be with her family during the storm.

September 17, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


More things you need to know about recovering from Irma

Recovering from a storm can be confusing, what with all the information floating around.

September 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


VH1 reality series films in Liberty

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that a new VH1 reality TV series, Scared Famous, filmed on Hampton Island in Liberty County this past summer.

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Agencies made sure homeless had a place to go during Irma

As thousands of area residents sought safer ground from the impending storm Irma, a smaller, but more vulnerable group – the homeless – may have been asking "what about us?"

September 14, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Debris pickup in cities only

Liberty County will not be collecting storm debris at curbside.

September 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County sets Sept. 28 meeting with cities for fire protect fee

Even with Hurricane Irma looming, the Liberty County Commission Sept. 5 worked through a busy, if routine, agenda. A meeting of county officials and local mayors on a developing fire and emergency service plan was set for Sept. 28.

September 14, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Long County schools remain closed Thursday

Long County Schools will be closed Thursday, according to Dr. Robert Waters.

September 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Hurricane Irma: A timeline Aug. 31-Sept. 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma first caught the attention of Liberty and Long counties, and the rest of Coastal Georgia on Aug. 31 as it formed in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean.

September 13, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil and Patty Leon | Local news


What is next

A westward shift from early predictions kept Hurricane Irma from hitting Liberty County and Coastal Georgia harder than anticipated, but gusting winds and strong storm surge during high tide did allow the storm to land some punches.

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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


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Richmond Hill may add 5,000 acres to current 6,400

The city of Richmond Hill is set to nearly double in size as City Council recently approved an application to annex more than 5,000 ...

October 31, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Local news


Two running in Long County District 5

Early voting is underway in Long County. There are only two items on the ballot: a countywide vote for SPLOST; and the race for the ...

October 31, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Youth leaders explore city government

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2017-2018 Young Adult Liberty Leaders (YALL) class had its City Government session on Oct. 24, hosted by the city ...

October 31, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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