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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


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


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Long County Development Authority gets five new members

The Long County Commission has named five new members to the development authority and discussed priorities for road work.

October 11, 2017 | Joe Parker Senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville earns honors for financial reports

The city of Hinesville has received a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2016.

October 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Soldier killed on Fort Stewart had deployed four times

The identity of the soldier killed in Monday's traffic accident has been released by Fort Stewart officials.

October 10, 2017 | Staff report/special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Georgia State Patrol investigating fatality on 95

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident on interstate 95 at mile marker 74 northbound.

October 10, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Virtual Reality Comes to The Coastal Courier

Hi Everyone. In addition to the regular videos we have on our site, we are now making videos that use virtual reality technology. For the ...

October 09, 2017 | Lawrence Dorsey | Local news


Ricefest deadlines near

The city of Riceboro will celebrate its 11th annual RiceFest from Nov. 4-11. Festival will include food, music and history of the Gullah/Geechee people ...

October 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Health department offering flu shots now

The Liberty County Health Department has injectable flu vaccine available.

October 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Raise approved for interim city manager

After reconvening from an executive session Thursday to discuss personnel, the Hinesville City Council unanimously approved raise of close to $12,000 for Interim City ...

October 08, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Tax exemptions cost Liberty $250 million

Taxes were at the forefront at the Oct. 3 Liberty County Commission meeting with presentations by Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones and the chief tax assessor ...

October 08, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


BI suffers first loss of season

Surprising Bradwell Institute fell 64-21 to Brunswick on Friday night at Glynn County Stadium in the Tigers' Region 2-AAAAAA opener. The loss is the Tigers ...

October 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Planners recommend action to accommodate commercial growth

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commissioner recommended rezoning 4.35 acres for a gas station convenience store and retail center between Oglethorpe Highway and South Main ...

October 05, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


'Hell Fire and Glory' showing Saturday

HINESVILLE, GA. – The Hinesville Area Arts Council (HAAC) is pleased to announce their participation in the free viewing of Hell Fire & Glory, a documentary by ...

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


Recovery continues statewide

It's been three weeks since Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida and much of Georgia. Recovery efforts are ongoing. Here is the latest information from the ...

October 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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


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