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Storm surge warning in effect for Liberty

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency is reporting a storm surge warning is in effect for Liberty County.

September 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


LCSS schools closed through Wed

The Liberty County School System will remain closed through Wednesday, Sept. 13.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Stay indoors for duration of storm

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has issued a shelter in place order.

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Power back on in Hinesville

Power is back on in Hinesville after a fallen tree knocked out power along Highway 84 near McLarry's Curve around 9 p.m. Sunday

September 10, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Power out in portion of Hinesville

A tree fell across two power lines on Highway 84 in Hinesville on Sunday night, causing a power outage from roughly Gen. Stewart Way east toward McLarry's Curve.

September 10, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Storm photos and videos

The staff at the Coastal Courier is ready to report on any damages and issues in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. We will be creating a photo gallery on our web-site that illustrate Irma impacting our area.

September 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Irma can still pack a punch in coastal Georgia

After unleashing life-threatening conditions across Florida, Irma will make a beeline for the Southeast early this week, leading to severe flooding problems from Georgia and Alabama to South Carolina and Tennessee.

September 10, 2017 | Renee Duff Accuweather.com meterologist | Local news


Long County implements curfew

The Long County Sheriff's Office is implementing a curfew due to Hurricane Irma. A statement released by LCSO Sheriff Criag Nobles said a mandatory curfew will be implemented in Long County beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday Sept. 10, through noon Tuesday Sept. During this time the only persons that should be out and on the roads are law enforcement and public safety personnel.

September 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Sikes: Securing citizens top priority

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said his deputies are patrolling the county ensuring people's homes are safe.

September 09, 2017 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Mandatory evacuation for Liberty effective immediately

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners has issued a mandatory evacuation order for all residents of Liberty County, including all cities and towns, effecitve immediately.

September 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Sept. 10 E-edition of Coastal Courier free

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Courier's e-edition is free to all in Liberty and Long counties.

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


UPDATE: Highway 119 from Pembroke to Fort Stewart Re-opened

UPDATE: Highway 119 is back open. It was closed by civilian police due to traffic jams in Pembroke, according to Fort Stewart spokesperson Kevin Larson.

September 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


City of Hinesville to leave water on

The City of Hinesville has announced that they intend to keep the city water supply functioning as long as allowable during Hurricane Irma.

September 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


A message from the Courier general manager

Dear Liberty and Long County residents,

September 08, 2017 | Kathryn Fox Coastal Courier | Local news


GEMA announces shelter openings

The following is a list of shelters, as well as their open times. As additional shelter information becomes available, GEMA will update the list at their web-site at: http://www.gema.ga.gov

September 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Visitors bureau to review events at public meeting

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will have its bi-monthly board meeting on at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at 208 E. Court St ...

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Vigil for teen held Friday

A candlelight vigil was held at Bradwell Institute Friday night for a 13-year-old Snelson-Golden Middle School student who died Tuesday.

October 15, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hawkins running unopposed for Flemington mayor's seat

Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin is not seeking re-election. Flemington Mayor Pro-Tem Paul Hawkins is running unopposed.

October 15, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Two running for Midway mayor's seat

After serving two terms, Midway Mayor Dr. Clementine Washington can't run for the same seat again.

October 15, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Banker running in Midway race

Businessman and Georgia Incentive Community Housing Program representative T. Gerald Lee is running for a seat on the Midway City Council.

October 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Applebee’s to host hiring event for 50 positions

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar on Monday, Oct. 16, will hold open interviews at three locations across the Savannah area for 50 immediate positions ...

October 13, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Bryant Commons to close for renovations

Bryant Commons park will be closed to the public for renovations Oct. 23-27. The park will reopen to visitors at dawn on Oct. 28.

October 13, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Family of teen asks community to pray, respect their wishes

The family of a 13-year-old Snelson-Golden student who died Tuesday is asking the community to "respect the wishes of our family now in our time ...

October 12, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Mom: Bullying must stop

Hinesville police are investigating the death of a 13-year-old Snelson-Golden Middle School student, and a woman claims the girl committed suicide because of bullying.

October 12, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Housing Authority solves immediate housing need

A local family has a new place to call home after complaints were made regarding conditions of some rental properties in Hinesville.

October 11, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Sunbury ramp to reopen soon

The Sunbury boat ramp is expected to reopen soon.

October 11, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Soldier hit while riding bicycle on Fort Stewart

A Fort Stewart noncommissioned officer with a wife and three children was killed Monday when the bicycle he was riding on Highway 119 was hit ...

October 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County Development Authority gets five new members

The Long County Commission has named five new members to the development authority and discussed priorities for road work.

October 11, 2017 | Joe Parker Senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville earns honors for financial reports

The city of Hinesville has received a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2016.

October 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Soldier killed on Fort Stewart had deployed four times

The identity of the soldier killed in Monday's traffic accident has been released by Fort Stewart officials.

October 10, 2017 | Staff report/special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


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