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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


Midway grants peddler license, gears up for election

Midway City Council Monday approved a license for door-to-door solicitors offering residents home automation, but they don't know what fee to charge.

August 22, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Fire protection plan topic at commission meeting

The Liberty County Commission will meet Aug. 31 in place of its usual mid-month session that would have been Thursday. The countywide fire protection plan is expected to be a major topic on Aug. 31.

August 21, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Interim superintendent speaks at PTP luncheon

The Liberty County School System was the topic of discussion at the Progress Through People Luncheon Thursday afternoon.

August 20, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Edwards out as city manager

The Hinesville City Council agreed Thursday to accept a negotiated severance package for former City Manager Billy Edwards. All five council members voted to release Edwards after reconvening from an executive session in which they discussed personnel. Council members then voted to appoint Acting City Manager Ken Howard as interim city manager.

August 20, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier | Local news


County updating code book

Liberty County commissioners have approved the modernization and organization of the county's code of ordinances, a project that been under way for more than a year.

August 19, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


NAACP plans panel on race, politics

Discussions of race, religion and politics are not always easy, even though those topics affect everyone.

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Edwards out as city manager

The Hinesville City Council agreed Thursday to accept a negotiated severance package for former City Manager Billy Edwards.

August 18, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


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Hurricane season far from over

Additional hurricanes, beyond that of Jose and Maria, are likely over the Atlantic and may threaten the United States for the rest of the 2017 ...

September 19, 2017 | Alex Sosnowski Accuweather.com meterologist | Local news


Hinesville council focuses on bids, ordinances

The Hinesville City Council calmly discussed several proposed ordinance amendments during a regular meeting Sept. 7, ahead of last weekend's mandatory city-wide hurricane evacuation.

September 18, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


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 ...

September 18, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | 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 ...

September 17, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | 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 ...

September 17, 2017 | Patty Leon 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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