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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 a pickup and burst into flames Thursday morning. It was unclear Thursday afternoon whether Poppell has been released from the hospital.

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 community well systems in Lake George, Woodland Lakes, Twin Rivers, Isle of Wight, Anglers Edge, Point at Sunbury and the Village at Sunbury.Residents are advised to either use bottled water or "boil" all tap water prior to use for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or preparing baby food.

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 and Rescue Capt. Timothy Hillyard.

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 Tuesday morning.

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 as Hurricane Matthew roared into coastal Georgia.

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 simple rule: When in doubt, throw it out.

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

Shelter in place order issued

Liberty County officials have now issued a shelter in place order for residents who did not evacuate.

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

Latest advisory shows Matthew still close to coast

The National Hurricane Center's most recent public advisory shows Hurricane Matthew is still expected to stay close to shore as it moves northward. The hurricane warning for Liberty County remains in effect.

October 06, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

Closures and cancellations

As Hurricane Matthew approaches the area with sustained winds at 110 miles per hour, several area events are being cancelled or rescheduled. Local government offices and businesses are also scheduling early closures. Here is what we have so far.

October 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Search on for identity fraud suspects

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a couple conducting fraudulent transactions using a stolen credit card.

October 05, 2016 | Lewis Levine | Local news

Long County officials on full alert

Long County Emergency Management Director Edward Brewer said officials there are monitoring the storm and will make a decision sometime within the next 24 hours regarding mandatory evacuations.

October 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

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Hinesville Housing Authority launches new website

The Hinesville Housing Authority is pleased to announce a rebranding of the agency and its nonprofit entities, as well as the launch of its new ...

March 14, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Still serving: Liberty Chapter 789 of Vietnam Veterans of America celebrates 20 years

When Chapter 789 of the Vietnam Veterans of America met March 6 at the Golden Hibachi in Hinesville, the group's monthly agenda included reminders ...

March 14, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

County looking to TSPLOST to build Hinesville bypass

Implementing a transportation special purpose local option sales tax was one of the main topics of discussions as community leaders exchanged ideas at the annual ...

March 14, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

THOSE WHO SERVED: Retired Army squad leader coaching, making an impact on local athletes

Editor's note: If you know a veteran who should be included in this series, please email this reporter.

March 14, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news

Fort Stewart could grow by one SFAB

Col. Jason Wolter, garrison commander of Fort Stewart, told officials at the Liberty County countywide planning workshop the population of the fort was probably at ...

March 13, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Southern Living features Liberty businesses

Three locally-owned and operated businesses were featured in a recent online article in Southern Living magazine, thanks to the efforts of Liberty County Convention & Visitors ...

March 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Susie Baker King Taylor 'ain't a stranger no more'

More than a century after her heroic acts, Liberty County legend Susie Baker King Taylor was inducted into the Georgia Women of Achievement hall of ...

March 10, 2018 | Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news

Liberty County school board races to be contested

For now, it appears every seat on the Liberty County school board up for election in 2018 will be contested.

March 10, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news

Easter walk for shelter set for March 31 in Hinesville

Fridays were good for the Liberty Regional Homeless Shelter. They're betting Saturdays will be better.

March 10, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

ACLU weighs in on Bradwell Institute suspensions

The Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said a five-day suspension given to a Bradwell Institute student who participated in a March 2 ...

March 10, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Fires destroy homes in Long County

Officials are investigating two home fires in Long County in as many days and one of them has already been labeled arson.

March 09, 2018 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news

Long County fire being investigated as arson

Authorities say a fire that burned a Long County home Thursday was intentionally set.

March 09, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news

Library lists March events

Here are Hinesville Library's March adult programs. They are all free and held at the library, 236 W. Memorial Drive

March 07, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Army CID offers $5,000 reward for information

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the ...

March 07, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

Former Bradwell principal qualifies to run for school board chairman

The first surprise of the qualifying period for local government seats occurred Tuesday, when former Bradwell Institute Principal Scott Carrier qualified to run for chairman ...

March 07, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news

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