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County says no to rezoning bid

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners turned down a request to rezone property that would allow the resident to provide transitional housing for probationers, parolees and the homeless at an Aug. 2 meeting, but commended the applicant for his efforts.

August 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news

Seeking a better Liberty

Many people spent Sunday afternoon enjoying the last hours of the weekend.

August 09, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Liberty Gateway project wins funding

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division announced Wednesday that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 new and expanding tourism projects across the state.

August 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Resident's opposition kills shooting range plan

Shawn White and Ted Eby said community is more important than a business venture when they withdrew a request to operate a shooting range.

August 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Drug court gets recertified

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit Drug Court has been certified by the Council of Accountability Court Judges, according to Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart.

August 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Liberty mother gets 10 years for cocaine dealing

Special to the Coastal Courier

August 08, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier Coastal Courier | Local news

Satellite survey shows decline in salt marshes

SAPELO ISLAND - Scientists at the University of Georgia's Marine Institute at Sapelo Island have found that the amount of vegetation along the Georgia coast has declined significantly in the last 30 years, spurring concerns about the overall health of marshland ecosystems in the area.

August 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Circuit establishes veterans court

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit has received funding to establish a Veterans Treatment Court.

August 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Town hall meetings set to talk SPLOST

A series of town hall meetings aimed at convincing voters to pass a Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax in November will start with a kickoff community meeting Aug. 15 in Flemington.

August 07, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Williams: Dems unified, GOP isn't

Recently returned from the Democratic Nation convention in Philadelphia, State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, said the political event was "absolutely fantastic."

August 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news

Buses could be hotspots for LCSS

The Liberty County Board of Education will consider placing wireless hotspots on parked buses throughout the county to provide internet access to students who do not have it at home.

August 06, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Carter visits nursing home, looking for issues to address

U.S. Rep. for Georgia's First District Buddy Carter visited Coastal Manor in Ludowici July 26 to meet with its residents and staff.

August 03, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news

‘Teach-in’ topic race

Liberty County Branch NAACP President Graylan Quarterman calls his organization's Justice and Education Teach-In set for this weekend an opportunity to be proactive in the wake of a series of shootings that have killed both police and civilians around the country.

August 03, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news

Midway home floods as city, county look for drainage solution

Roger and Ann Ruggles fear they will be flooded out of their home by drainage problems they say the city of Midway has neglected.

August 03, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Coast Guard rescues four on the Ogeechee River

A helicopter crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Savannah rescued four people on the Ogeechee River Monday morning near the Strathy Hall subdivision.

August 03, 2016 | Ted O'Neil Assistant Editor, Bryan County News | Local news

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Residents east of I-95 need to be vigilant of incoming storm

Liberty County Emergency Management Director Mike Hodges said Hurricane Matthew will get relatively close, enough so that he and County Administrator Joey Brown encouraged residents ...

October 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

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