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Hurricane preparedness checklist: Everything you need to know to stay safe

Hurricanes

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Tied to Success steers youth to productive lives

Hinesville hosted its fifth annual Tied to Success male empowerment workshop Saturday.

August 31, 2017 | By Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade deploys to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, GA. -- With the flooding of Southern Eastern Texas and the President of the United States announcing a state of emergency the U.S. Army and other agencies are coming to the aid of the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

August 30, 2017 | By Sgt. Victor Everhart, 35th Signal Brigade Special to the Courier | Local news


Parents of 5 children, and pilot killed in crash

Officials are still investigating the cause of a Monday morning plane crash in North Bryan County that claimed the lives of all three people on board.

August 30, 2017 | By Ted O’Neil Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty ranked No. 5 in economic study

A Pittsburgh economic consulting firm recently ranked Liberty County the No. 5 mid-sized county in the U.S., because it and the other counties on the list "represent regions that are poised to achieve sustainable economic growth while attracting people and investment," a press release said.

August 30, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Helping Harvey’s victims

Some local groups are collecting donations to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

August 30, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


J.C. Lewis Ford breaks ground on 'new' facility

J.C. Lewis Ford in Hinesville will begin construction on a new car dealership building at its current location on Highway 84 near downtown.

August 30, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County BoE votes to consider tax increase

A majority of the Long County Board of Education changed its collective mind during a called meeting Tuesday morning about rolling back the millage rate.

August 30, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier | Local news


Race, religion and politics in Liberty

Editor's note: This is the first in a multi-part series on issues raised by the forum.

August 30, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty native returns from counterterrorism training in Israel

Atlanta Department of Corrections Maj. Byron "Rodney" LeCounte, a native of Riceboro, has returned from Israel after an intensive two weeks of public safety and counterterrorism training with the country's top policing executives.

August 28, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Waste hauler fined $500,000

SAVANNAH - Boasso America, Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, and with a facility in Garden City, pled guilty Thursday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. for the illegal transportation and dumping of hazardous waste.

August 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County won't tax post housing

Liberty County won't be getting the taxes that County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette had said would be a windfall.

August 28, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Midway mayor, mayor pro tem look to swap seats in next election

Incumbent Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington and Councilman Levern Clancy hope to swap jobs in Midway's November election but a number of other candidates are also seeking those positions.

August 27, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Edwards, city reach agreement

Former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards will remain, at least on paper, a city employee until Sept. 12.

August 27, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty BOE discusses civility as handbook gets updated

The Liberty County School System Board of Education is updating its governance handbook and reviewed a draft Tuesday at its morning work session.

August 27, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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