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Hurricane preparedness checklist: Everything you need to know to stay safe

Hurricanes

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty native returns from counterterrorism training in Israel

Atlanta Department of Corrections Maj. Byron "Rodney" LeCounte, a native of Riceboro, has returned from Israel after an intensive two weeks of public safety and counterterrorism training with the country's top policing executives.

August 28, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Waste hauler fined $500,000

SAVANNAH - Boasso America, Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, and with a facility in Garden City, pled guilty Thursday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. for the illegal transportation and dumping of hazardous waste.

August 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County won't tax post housing

Liberty County won't be getting the taxes that County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette had said would be a windfall.

August 28, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Midway mayor, mayor pro tem look to swap seats in next election

Incumbent Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington and Councilman Levern Clancy hope to swap jobs in Midway's November election but a number of other candidates are also seeking those positions.

August 27, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Edwards, city reach agreement

Former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards will remain, at least on paper, a city employee until Sept. 12.

August 27, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty BOE discusses civility as handbook gets updated

The Liberty County School System Board of Education is updating its governance handbook and reviewed a draft Tuesday at its morning work session.

August 27, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


STC Board of Directors welcomes Lovette

Donald Lovette, a native of Liberty County, was sworn in at a recent meeting as a member of the Savannah Technical College Board of Directors by Judge John E. Morse Jr.

August 25, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


A man who makes a difference

Robert Bell, 73, of Allenhurst, has been picking up trash on the side of the road in Liberty County since the 1980s.

August 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Re-Entry Coalition to host two events

The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition has two events coming up that are open to the public.

August 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Eclipse America 2017

While Eclipse America 2017 fizzled over the skies of Liberty County because of clouds, some area residents did see the spectacle.

August 23, 2017 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


NAACP: Let's talk about race, religion and politics

The Liberty County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is hosting a community meeting on the issues of race, religion and politics.

August 23, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Lewis Frasier teacher honored as 'Top Teacher"

Lewis Frasier Middle School earth science teacher Cynthia Tupper was surprised to see WTOC news anchor Mike Cihla waiting for her in her classroom Tuesday afternoon.

August 23, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Bradwell vs. Liberty is more than a game, it's a homecoming

They say football is religion in the South. Well, if that's true then the Liberty vs. Bradwell game is like a church homecoming for me.

August 23, 2017 | By Erin Johnson Special to the Courier | Local news


State, national candidates address minority chamber forum

Nearly 50 people gathered at Econo Lodge in Hinesville for the Liberty County Minority Chamber Leaders Conference on Aug. 12.

August 22, 2017 | By Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news


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Liberty ranked No. 5 in economic study

A Pittsburgh economic consulting firm recently ranked Liberty County the No. 5 mid-sized county in the U.S., because it and the other counties on ...

August 30, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Helping Harvey’s victims

Some local groups are collecting donations to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

August 30, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Race, religion and politics in Liberty

Editor's note: This is the first in a multi-part series on issues raised by the forum.

August 30, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County BoE votes to consider tax increase

A majority of the Long County Board of Education changed its collective mind during a called meeting Tuesday morning about rolling back the millage rate.

August 30, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier | Local news


J.C. Lewis Ford breaks ground on 'new' facility

J.C. Lewis Ford in Hinesville will begin construction on a new car dealership building at its current location on Highway 84 near downtown.

August 30, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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