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Standoff in Long County ends in arrest

A man who shut down a portion of Highway 57 in Long County for several hours after telling authorities he had explosives strapped to his body has reportedly been arrested.

October 31, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Highway 57 still shut down

Highway 57 in Long County is still closed to traffic due to a standoff about four miles outside of Ludowici.

October 31, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville to be 'Purple Heart City'

Mayor Allen Brown will proclaim Hinesville as a Purple Heart City at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Hinesville Room on the third floor of city hall. The proclamation also will be read during the 3 p.m. city council meeting. Veterans, particularly purple heart recipients, and the community are welcome to attend the proclamation signing and reading at the council meeting.

October 31, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Update: Road closed due to man claiming he has explosives

Authorities have closed a section of Highway 57 in Long County because of a man who is claiming he has explosives strapped to him, according to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles. Bomb disposal teams from Fort Stewart and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are at the scene.

October 31, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Deadline for in person application is today

Today is the deadline to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency individual assistance in person. FEMA Disaster Recovery Specialists are at the Disaster Recovery Center at Mt. Zion Church, 1370 Shaw Road, Hinesville, until 7 p.m.

October 31, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


FEMA in Liberty County today

Editor's note: After meeting with FEMA representatives we were made aware of the corrected application deadlines. The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance is Dec. 12, not July 17, 2017 as reported in Sunday's print edition. Also earlier reports of FEMA opening a disaster recover centery next week in Midway is no longer confirmed.

October 31, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty, Long residents approved for FEMA help

UPDATE: FEMA Representatives will be in Liberty County to help applicants apply for individual assistance in person:

October 31, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'They caught it in time'

Early detection of breast cancer can save lives-and it did just that for Sherrie Pinkney.

October 31, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Opportunity School District proposal sparking debate

The fate of the Opportunity School District in Georgia that has sparked debates and controversy across the state will be decided by voters Nov. 8.

October 30, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Military affairs committee to visit Liberty County

Members of the Georgia House Military Affairs Study Committee will visit Liberty County on Tuesday and hold public hearings Wednesday, reportedly as part of process to better understand military communities such as Fort Stewart.

October 30, 2016 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


One in 1,000

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everywhere you turn pink ribbons and merchandise remind people about the disease.

October 30, 2016 | By Krystal Hart Coastal Courier corresopndent | Local news


Debris pickup in Hinesville to continue into weekend

Debris pickup in Hinesville will continue through the weekend, according to the city.

October 28, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


FEMA disaster recovery center to open Saturday in Hinesvlle

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening a disaster recovery center Saturday in Hinesville to provide "one-on-one" assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Matthew, according to a FEMA release.

October 28, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Update: Authorities investigating threatening calls to Coastal Manor

Authorities are investigating a "verbal threat made to" Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Ludowici around noon Thursday, according to a press release sent Thursday night.

October 27, 2016 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Storms lead to shorter Christmas holiday

Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Hermine claimed another victim. This time, it was the start of Christmas break for students and teachers in the Liberty County School System.

October 26, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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Midway passes budget

With just one working day left in the year the Midway City Council Thursday approved a $3.8 million annual budget for 2017 that freezes ...

January 01, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Property taxes can now be paid

City of Hinesville and Liberty County property taxes can now be paid.

December 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Residents oppose Gumbranch subdivision

Forty one Gumbranch residents near Groover Road signed a petition to block the rezoning of more than 41 acres for the development of a subdivision.

December 28, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Officials seek countywide internet access

Low cost county-wide access to the internet could be here in the near future.

December 28, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Development Authority votes to prep building for new tenant

The Liberty County Development Authority authorized measures to prepare the former operations building of its defunct water reclamation plant for use by a firm that ...

December 28, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


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