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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


Officials pleased with response

Despite three in-home rescues and lots of heavy wind and rain Sunday and Monday, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said Hurricane Irma wasn't as bad as expected, thanks in part to last year's Hurricane Matthew.

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Storm takes out piece of Liberty history

While reports of damage from Hurricane Irma are sparse, the storm did claim a piece of history, the Sunbury Lodge.

September 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Hinesville city services to begin on Thursday; trash pickup schedule announced

The City of Hinesville reports that city services will begin again on Thursday with the opening of City Hall at 8 a.m.

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County curfew and evacuation order lifted

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners has lifted the mandatory evacuation order and the curfew that was put in place last night effective this morning at 8 a.m. All residents will now be allowed to return to Liberty County.

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Isle of Wight, Colonels Island roads re-opened

Islands Highway towards Colonels Island and Isle of Wight which were previously closed have been re-opened according to Liberty County Commissioner Chairman Donald Lovette.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County curfew in place

Liberty County has a curfew effective immediately, until further notice, reports Liberty County Emergency Management.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Damage assessment teams now out sweeping Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield

The installation stay-behind public works and emergency services personnel are now beginning damage assessment from Irma across Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, according to a release by the Public Affairs Office.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


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


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FEMA to close Midway recovery center Saturday

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – The Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closing the Liberty/McIntosh Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Midway this ...

October 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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


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