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Tornado watch issued for area

Much of Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties, has been under a tornado watch.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local news

Ground, air medical transports discussed

Emergency medical services were the focus of the recent Long County Commission meeting.

December 15, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Absent councilman would have voted for tax hike

Hinesville City Councilman Jason Floyd said if he had been present for last Thursday's meeting, he'd have supported the property-tax increase. His absence required Mayor Jim Thomas to make the tie-breaking vote to approve the city's 1-mill property-tax hike.

December 14, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Volunteers sought for homeless count

Hinesville and Liberty County are taking part in a statewide "homeless count" facilitated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, according to Daisy Jones, program coordinator for Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program.

December 14, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Funeral for BGE School principal set

December 13, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news

LCDA to pay $137K in taxes, seek some reimbursement

The Liberty County Development Authority on Monday voted to pay $137,721.92 in disputed property taxes from a former industrial tenant.

December 12, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

Taxes not only hard issue at council meeting

Even after a proposed property-tax increase was settled with Mayor Jim Thomas' tie-breaking vote, Thursday's three-hour Hinesville City Council meeting remained contentious.

December 12, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Long County volunteers honored at dinner

The Long County Protective Services Auxiliary recently hosted an appreciation dinner for the volunteers who worked Long County's annual haunted house and hayride fundraiser. Proceeds from the event go to help local fire departments, EMS providers, forestry personnel and to provide scholarships to local teens.

December 11, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

County OKs tax hikes unanimously

The Liberty County Commission Friday increased millage rates in three unanimous votes.

December 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

Despite protests city approves tax hike

After several Hinesville residents expressed anger during the final public hearing on a proposed 1-mill property tax increase, the four city council members present Thursday split their vote, leaving Mayor Jim Thomas to break the tie. The tax increase passed.

December 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Long County demands say on animal shelters

The Long County Commission ruled at its December meeting that any animal shelters opening in the county must have the commission's approval.

December 08, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

Proposal would put more controls on 'dangerous' dogs

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday discussed an aggressive overhaul to its animal control ordinance that would bring it in line with new state requirements.

December 07, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

House blaze displaces family

A house fire Saturday in Hinesville Saturday displaced a family of four.

December 06, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

City's credit rating adjusted because of 'negative outlook'

Moody's Investors Service assigned a negative outlook to Hinesville's $9 million of outstanding general obligation, limited tax-backed debt, according to a Nov. 30 Moody's news release.

December 05, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Local man's truck hits, kills Illinois trooper

ST. LOUIS - A Georgia trucker who lost consciousness before his tractor-trailer struck and killed an Illinois state trooper isn't medically fit to drive commercially, federal regulators have determined.

December 05, 2012 | By Jim Suhr Associated Press writer | Local news

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Boil water advisories lifted

Liberty County announced Tuesday that boil water advisories issued after Hurricane Matthew have been lifted.

October 18, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news

Two dead in wreck on I-95

Two people are dead following a two car accident shortly after 3 p.m. on I-95 in Liberty County. Georgia State Patrol Captain Chad Riner ...

October 17, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Debris pickup begins today for some areas

Debris pickup for much of Liberty County began today and will be conducted during three sweeps over the next 30 days, according to the county ...

October 17, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news

Small city rises in wake of storm

Salter's Field turned into a tent city for Georgia Power workers restoring power to customers in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

October 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Help still available

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County office will open after 2 p.m. Monday for those in need of help with ...

October 17, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news

Early voting has started

Early voting for the 2016 general election begins Monday. Registered voters must bring their voter's registration card and a photo ID.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

Update: Ludowici Police Chief in accident

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after the patrol car he was in was hit by ...

October 13, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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