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Equipment failure leads to wastewater spill at Taylors Creek

Hinesville announced Friday that its water pollution control plant on Fort Stewart released 5.47 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Taylors Creek after an equipment failure.

January 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County refuses rezoning for Highway 17 convenience store

As a winter storm threatened Tuesday, Liberty County commissioners dealt with the shortest agenda in recent memory, turning down rezoning for a convenience store at 414 Limerick Road.

January 05, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Fatal bus crash headed to court?

The cause of a Dec. 5, school bus accident that claimed the life of 5-year-old Cambria Shuman has not been released yet, however Liberty County School System has been put on notice regarding possible lawsuits.

January 05, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


144 on Fort Stewart reopened

Update: 144 East on Fort Stewart from Hinesville to Richmond Hill is now reopened. Drivers are still urged to drive carefully.

January 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty, Long schools remain closed Friday

Schools in Liberty and Long counties remain closed today due to the storm.

January 05, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Two shot in Flemington motel parking lot

Editor's note: This story is corrected to note the victims in a Thursday evening shooting at the La Quinta motel on East Oglethrope Highway in Flemington were a man and a woman.

January 04, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Several wrecks reported due to weather

The snow that fell across Liberty County Wednesday was responsible for roughly 81 weather related accidents, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Larry Logan.

January 04, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Update: Closures and openings

Here are a few updates on closures and locations that plan to open later today:

January 04, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Driving conditions remain dangerous

A winter weather advisory is still in effect until 11 a.m. Thursday, according to the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency, and the agency is asking residents not to drive if it isn't necessary.

January 04, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Midway officials sworn in on Friday

Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington and Mayor Pro Tempore Levern Clancy Jr. officially exchanged jobs Friday. Washington moved into a council seat along with new Councilmen Henry Stevens and T. Gerald Lee; incumbent Councilwoman Melice Gerace was reelected.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Georgia DOT treating roadways

SAVANNAH, GA – Georgia Department of Transportation crews continue to treat roadways, bridges, overpasses, and reported trouble areas with gravel, salt and brine during this extreme icing event in Southeast Georgia. The public is encouraged to eliminate any unnecessary travel especially along the I-95 corridor and the I-95 at I-16 interchange where extreme and severe icing is currently taking place. It is imperative that GDOT crews have the ability and the room on the roadways to reach these trouble areas and treat the roadways, bridges and overpasses.

January 03, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville City Hall to Remain Closed on Thursday

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 3, 2018) – The City of Hinesville will remain closed on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 due to conditions from the winter storm. The City will continue to monitor weather conditions to determine when City Hall will reopen.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


City of Hinesville to announce new Manager at next meeting

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 2, 2018) –Mayor and Council of the City of Hinesville will announce their appointment of Hinesville's City Manager at the regularly scheduled Council Meeting, currently scheduled to be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 at Hinesville City Hall located at 115 E. M.L. King, Jr. Dr.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Schools to remain closed tomorrow

(Hinesville, GA)- The Liberty County School System will be closed to both staff and students on Thursday, Jan. 4, according to a press release issued by the school system.

January 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


2017 Year in review part 2

This is the second installment in the Courier's ongoing look back at 2017.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


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Prepare for bad weather

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Vehicle clips school bus

A truck clipped the front end of a Liberty County School bus this morning on Islands highway and Brigdon Road.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


WomenHeart Hinesville is here

Alicia Roberts was diagnosed with cardio myopathy and congestive heart failure in 2010, when she was just 26 years old.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Arrest made in Fleming murder

Eptwarnd Saunders, 31 of Midway was arrested Monday in connection with the slaying of James Caswell Jones, 62, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon, Lewis Levine | Local news


No gun at school, official says

Long County High School was briefly on lockdown Monday morning after a mother called to report her daughter might have had a gun at school.

February 06, 2018 | Staff | Local news


Training program recognizes two Hinesville officials

Hinesville Councilmember Diana Reid and Mayor Allen Brown were both recognized Jan. 21 by the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal ...

February 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Pembroke police chief named to international committee

Pembroke Police Chief Randy Alexander knows what "hooah" means, having served nearly two decades in the Army as an infantryman before beginning a second career ...

February 03, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


New USO center on Fort Stewart

The Armed Forces Family Foundation and United Services Organziation cut the ribbon Thursday on a new USO center on Fort Stewart, the first in Georgia ...

February 03, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Flu worries increase in Liberty County

Mike Hester, chief executive officer of Liberty Regional Medical Center, said the hospital's staff is taking precautions as the flu season, the worst in ...

February 03, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Community Housing Initiative looks to improve housing conditions

The Liberty County Initiative for Community Housing held a housing workshop on a recent Saturday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

February 03, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


New library card system now underway

Live Oak Public Libraries patrons can now apply for a new PINES library card at any library branch location in Chatham, Effingham or Liberty counties.

February 02, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Child advocates to attend CASA Day at Capitol

CASA Day at the Capitol will take place on Feb. 14 at the State Capitol in Atlanta with nearly 300 child advocates, including 11 from ...

February 01, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Regional issues visitor restrictions due to flu

Liberty Regional Medical Center is restricting visits to its hospital and nursing home due to the flu. Here's a copy and paste of a ...

February 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


March to help veterans

Team Savannah for Veterans had a fundraising ruck march in Hinesville Saturday.

February 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Intersection of 16, 95 to get work

The intersection where I-16 meets I-95 will be getting some changes following a joint resolution recently passed by the State Transportation Board.

February 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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