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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 so at that time. Residents are encouraged to stau off S. Macon Street between Hill Street and Millpond Road. Crews had to repair a natural gas line leak and Georgia Power has just arrived on site to remove the tree that is still blocking the road.

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Traffic lights out around area

As a result of the storm, there are several inoperative traffic signals throughout Liberty and Long County.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


11:30 a.m. update on power outages, local forecast

Widespread power outages are being reported by the area's three utility companies serving Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

September 11, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Georgia Southern classes cancelled through Wednesday

Georgia Southern will be closed through Wednesday. Here's the release.

September 11, 2017 | Staff | Local news


Crews surveying damage

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown said that they have released a certain amount of emergency response crews to start surveying damages, answer emergency calls and restore power.

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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


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For Chaffee, service a family tradition

VIDEO: See Sgt. Maj. Adna Chaffee IV as he speaks passionately about how Vietnam Veterans are being recognized today for their service.

November 08, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Clancy wins Midway mayor's seat

Levern Clancy Jr., is the new mayor of Midway.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


SPLOST renewed in Long County, Parker wins District 5 seat

Long County voters renewed SPLOST and elected Robert Parker to fill the District 5 county commission seat vacated by Bobby Walker earlier this year.

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville council appears set to limit mayor involvement in city manager issues

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing ...

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Tomorrow is Election Day

Tuesday is Election Day. There are two municipal elections in Liberty County. In Long County there is a district five commission seat to decide and ...

November 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


WOW Mobile Health Vehicle Offers Mammograms

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: October 31, 2017 – Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to provide access to quality mammography in Glynn County and rural areas of Southeast ...

November 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Library merger will bring changes for customers

Liberty County library users will gain free access to 10 million books and other items statewide when the three-county Live Oak Public Library joins the ...

November 05, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


HPD looking for suspect in alleged rape

Hinesvlle police are looking for a man suspected of a rape, according to a press release.

November 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Attorney general tours Hinesville

Georgia's Attorney General Chris Carr briefly visited Hinesville last week. The current AG was in Savannah, and stopped in Hinesville afterward.

November 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Council paves way for more homes, restaurant

Eighty-five new homes and a new sit-down restaurant were among items approved at Thursday's regular Hinesville City Council meeting.

November 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


RiceFest kicks off Saturday

The city of Riceboro's annual RiceFest celebration starts Saturday.

November 01, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Richmond Hill may add 5,000 acres to current 6,400

The city of Richmond Hill is set to nearly double in size as City Council recently approved an application to annex more than 5,000 ...

October 31, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Local news


Two running in Long County District 5

Early voting is underway in Long County. There are only two items on the ballot: a countywide vote for SPLOST; and the race for the ...

October 31, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Youth leaders explore city government

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2017-2018 Young Adult Liberty Leaders (YALL) class had its City Government session on Oct. 24, hosted by the city ...

October 31, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville councilwoman wanted Edwards fired

District 1 councilwoman Diana Reid wanted former City Manager Billy Edwards fired, according to a recording of the June 1 executive session meeting of the ...

October 30, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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