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Free vaccinations, blood pressure tests in Long County

The Long County Health Department will offer tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for adults and free blood pressure checks for all ages on March 9.

February 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Woodlands Healthcare and Rehab celebrates Valentine's Day

Family and staff at Woodlands Healthcare and Rehab in Midway celebrated Valentine's Day a couple of days early, Feb. 12.

February 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


LRMC CEO joins rural health board

ATLANTA - Mike Hester, the CEO of Liberty Regional Medical Center, has been elected to the Georgia Hospital Association's Center for Rural Health Board of Trustees.

February 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Utility workers raise awareness of women’s health

The employees of Coastal Electric Cooperative wore red Feb. 10 in support of Go Red for Women, the national program of the American Heart Association to raise awareness for heart disease in women.

February 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Health fair in Riceboro; vendors welcome

Project Reach GANG (God's Anointed Now Generation) presents the sixth annual Community Health and Wellness Fair Saturday.

February 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Coastal Manor residents give blankets to homeless

Residents of Coastal Manor Long Term Care Facility in Ludowici recently offered help to those less fortunate than them.

February 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Thomas thanked for his 8 years as mayor of Hinesville

Friends, supporters, and elected officials from across the Coastal Empire celebrated Saturday night the civil service and leadership of Hinesville's first African-American mayor.

February 23, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Council buys police cars, discusses campaign signs

The Hinesville City Council approved several vehicle bids at its Thursday meeting.

February 23, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County commissioners set to vote on construction fees

A public hearing was held recently at the Long County Courthouse to begin steps in changing the permit fees for different services related to construction in the county.

February 23, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville dog wins Best of Breed at Westminster Dog Show

A local show dog brought some notoriety to Hinesville by winning the Best of Breed Competition at the 2016 Westminster Dog Show held in Madison Square Garden in New York.

February 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Refinanced bonds expected to save Liberty Co. $1M

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners recently approved refinancing for bond debt on MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield, a move that will allow the savings to go toward paying off the airport runway extension project.

February 20, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Auxiliary donation helps Sheriff’s Office buy training equipment

The Long County Fire Department Auxiliary recently donated $2,500 to the Long County Sheriff's Office to purchase additional training equipment. Sheriff Craig Nobles said he appreciated the donation and that the auxiliary has a long record of community service and helping those in need. Nobles, second from left, stands with auxiliary members Marjorie DeLoach, Cindy Walker, Kaitlynn Walker and Gerald Blocker.

February 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Traffic stops in Ludowici catch two alleged fugitives

Two recent routine traffic stops by the Ludowici Police Department led to the apprehension of two fugitives on the run, police said.

February 18, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Traffic stops in Ludowici catch two alleged fugitives

Two recent routine traffic stops by the Ludowici Police Department led to the apprehension of two fugitives on the run, police said.

February 17, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Hinesville mayor: SPLOST can be used to increase trust in government

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown spoke at the Feb. 9 Rotary Club of Hinesville meeting.

February 16, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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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


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


Liberty County curfew and evacuation order lifted

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners has lifted the mandatory evacuation order and the curfew that was put in place last night effective this morning ...

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Isle of Wight, Colonels Island roads re-opened

Islands Highway towards Colonels Island and Isle of Wight which were previously closed have been re-opened according to Liberty County Commissioner Chairman Donald Lovette.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County curfew in place

Liberty County has a curfew effective immediately, until further notice, reports Liberty County Emergency Management.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Damage assessment teams now out sweeping Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield

The installation stay-behind public works and emergency services personnel are now beginning damage assessment from Irma across Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, according to ...

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Long County lifts curfew

The Long County Sheriff's Office said they are lifting the curfew as of 6 p.m. today. People looking to return home may do ...

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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