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Deputy attacked on I-95

A Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy was attacked Tuesday afternoon on the northbound side of I-95.

September 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Hurricane season far from over

Additional hurricanes, beyond that of Jose and Maria, are likely over the Atlantic and may threaten the United States for the rest of the 2017 season.

September 19, 2017 | Alex Sosnowski Accuweather.com meterologist | Local news


Hinesville council focuses on bids, ordinances

The Hinesville City Council calmly discussed several proposed ordinance amendments during a regular meeting Sept. 7, ahead of last weekend's mandatory city-wide hurricane evacuation.

September 18, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Individuals in Liberty County now eligible for storm damage aid

Liberty County residents now qualify for individual disaster assistance from FEMA for damages sustained by Hurricane Irma.

September 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Long BoE to hold second hearing tonight on proposed millage rate increase

The second of three public hearings on a proposed millage rate increase by the Long County Board of Education will be held 6 p.m. Monday at the Long County High School cafeteria.

September 18, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Woman arrested for trying to free animals from Liberty Humane Shelter

Thinking that the staff of the Liberty Humane Shelter had evacuated the area, leaving the shelter animals behind, a woman broke into the shelter and hoped to let dogs free from the kennels around 2:37 p.m. Tuesday.

September 17, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'I figured if we're going down, we're going down together'

While many people were fleeing Hurricane Irma as it made its way toward Florida and Georgia, one woman was making her way back to Georgia to be with her family during the storm.

September 17, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


More things you need to know about recovering from Irma

Recovering from a storm can be confusing, what with all the information floating around.

September 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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 this past summer.

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 "what about us?"

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 mayors on a developing fire and emergency service plan was set for Sept. 28.

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 far eastern Atlantic Ocean.

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 surge during high tide did allow the storm to land some punches.

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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Council asks changes in budget proposals

Hinesville City Council Members discussed a proposed $36.8 million total budget for fiscal year 2018 during a 3-hour workshop last week. The council requested ...

October 04, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Complaint may have sparked council, manager row

Documents imply the suspension and subsequent departure of former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards arose because he did not discipline an employee at the request ...

October 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Rentals, traffic, youth topics of forum

Hinesville District 1 Councilwoman Diana Reid said it again Thursday night at a town hall forum.

October 04, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville working on bringing in 'family entertainment center'

Hinesville could be breaking ground on a family entertainment center in the not too distant future, according to Kenneth Howard, the city's interim manager.

October 03, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Brown to chair 2017 Mayors’ Motorcade

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown was recently named as the chair of the 2017 Mayors' Motorcade for the southeast district by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA).

October 01, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


United Way aims to raise $155,000 for charities

"One by One" is the theme for this year's United Way of the Coastal Empire-Liberty County Branch's annual campaign.

September 30, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County, cities seem far apart on fire plan

Countywide professional fire and emergency service seemed like an idea whose time had come when the Liberty County commissioners discussed it at an annual planning ...

September 30, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Female student injured with knife in school fight

A fight between female students at Bradwell Institute ended with one girl placed in a youth center and another with knife wounds.

September 28, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Is this Halloween display inappropriate?

Messages and calls are coming in reporting what some are saying is an offensive Halloween display. A home on Rye Patch Road has several Halloween ...

September 28, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


NAACP, Red Cross put together emergency response kits

Members of the NAACP, Georgia State Conference of Branches and representatives of the American Red Cross put together more than 600 emergency response kits in ...

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


Organizers pleased with BBQ festival

The sun had yet to peak over the horizon as busy hands prepped pounds of pork shoulders, ribs and chicken for the 14th annual Blues ...

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCCVB meeting set for Oct. 18

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) will host its bi-monthly board meeting on at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at 208 East Court ...

September 27, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


City to Close the Intersection of Bradwell and Mills Streets During Sewer Rehabilitation Project

As a part of a sewer rehabilitation project, the City of Hinesville will be closing the intersection of Bradwell St. and Mills St. for construction ...

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoE considering one make-up day

Liberty County students will make up at least one of five days missed for the August eclipse and Hurricane Irma, and school officials are looking ...

September 27, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Fun shoot to support Futch family

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to share the details of the Clays for Clayton fundraiser set for Oct. 7 at ...

September 27, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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