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Store proves lucky for lottery winners

The BP Food Mart on Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville appears to be a hot spot for winning lottery tickets.

April 01, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


LCDA board changes method for recording minutes

During a Monday morning meeting, the Liberty County Development Authority decided that any future meeting minutes would be transcribed word-for-word from recorded tapes.

March 31, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Prosecuting ADA found dead

Atlantic Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney John Hope, 56, was found dead Tuesday morning in his Wilmington Island backyard, according to Gena Moore, public information officer for the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department.

March 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Lumpkin enters not-guilty plea

A former Liberty County corrections officer pleaded not guilty Monday to the September murder of a Fort Stewart soldier's wife.

March 30, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Funding to save Mills House not forthcoming

The old white house with the bright red door has always been there, sitting on the corner of a busy intersection, shaded by large, Spanish moss-draped trees.

March 29, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


City’s annual action plan open to public review, comments

Hinesville's Community Development Department unveiled its annual action plan to a room empty of local residents Thursday evening inside the city's municipal courtroom.

March 28, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


‘Chop shop’ discovered

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Brian Barnes and other deputies discovered 15 vehicles in various stages of being stripped down Wednesday at a residence in the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road.

March 25, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fraser Center raises more than $40,000 at luncheon

It seems The Fraser Counseling Center has quite a few friends who are willing to lend a helping hand, even when money is tight. About 250 community members threw their support behind the center by pitching in $41,334 during Wednesday's Friends of Fraser fundraising luncheon.

March 25, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Mother of child who died faces charges

Hinesville Police Department detectives arrested the mother of a 3-year-old who was killed earlier this month. Jocelyn Carroll, 25, has been charged with one count of cruelty to a child. She was arrested without incident at her job in Richmond Hill shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Detective Doug Snider said.

March 25, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County’s population jumps

The Census Bureau is delivering state-by-state data on a rolling basis through March.

March 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


2010 Census numbers are in

The 2010 Census numbers show Liberty County and its cities have increased in population. Liberty County has a population of 63,453, and Hinesville has a population of 33,437, according to the 2010 census. In 2000, the county had just over 61,000 people and Hinesville had 30,392 residents, according to the census.

March 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


2 killed, 1 hurt in Long Co. shooting

Two men were killed and another was wounded in a shooting Sunday night in Long County's Sand Hills community.

March 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway City Council OKs six goals for 2011

Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington had to cast two tie-breaking votes at the Midway City Council's March meeting, one of which approved a list of six 2011 goals for Midway.

March 22, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Two dead from gunshots

Two men are dead, a third wounded, and a fourth is being sought after a shooting in Long County Sunday night.

March 21, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Local officials talk water in D.C.

County and city officials traveled to Washington, D.C., in early March to speak with the U.S. Department of Agriculture about a proposed rural water system for Liberty County's Holmestown area. In order to install the system, a proposal submitted by P.C. Simonton & Associates Inc. for a $1.1 million loan and a $3.2 million grant first would need to be approved by the USDA.

March 21, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


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Liberty County Commission orders mandatory countywide evacuation

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners has issued a county-wide mandatory evacuation for all areas of Liberty County effective 8 a.m. Saturday.

September 07, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County Schools closed Friday, will reopen Wednesday

Long County Schools will be closed Friday due to potential threats from Hurricane Irma. The system will reopen Wednesday, according to a press release from ...

September 07, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Mandatory evacuation for east of Hwy 17

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners have issued a voluntary evacuation order for all sections of Liberty County effective Sept. 8 at 6 a.m ...

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Fort Stewart preparing for hurricane

In preparation of Hurricane Irma Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield has issued the following information:

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


LCSS schools to close for Hurricane Irma

Liberty County Schools will be closed Friday Sept. 8 through Tuesday Sept. 12 due to impending severe weather.

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


UPDATE: Long County among 30 counties to be included in state of emergency declaration

Long County is included in the latest state of emergency declaration by Gov. Nathan Deal, according to County Administrator Frank Etheridge.

September 07, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


High school football game rescheduled

Bradwell Institute's varsity football game against Warren County has been rescheduled to tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Olvey Field due to the ...

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Hurricane Irma continues on course

Hurricane Irma continued on a path that could bring it into or near the Georgia coast by Monday night or Tuesday morning, according to a ...

September 07, 2017 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Hurricane Irma update: Little change

The 11 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center shows Hurricane Irma has shifted slightly to the east. The hurricane remains a Category 5 ...

September 06, 2017 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Armstrong's Liberty Center to close Thursday

Armstrong State University's main campus in Savannah and the Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville will close at 5 p.m. Thursday, according to ASU ...

September 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCSS remains on alert

The Liberty County School System issued a statement saying it is monitoring the storm and will make decisions regarding school closures by noon Thursday.

September 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Special needs residents urged to register

LIBERTY COUNTY, GA - Public health officials strongly encourage residents in Liberty County who may have functional, access, or medical needs and no way to evacuate ...

September 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Irma

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued a state of emergency ...

September 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Irma uncertainty prompts group to postpone St. Catherine's Beach Sweep

In light of recent developments with the path of Hurricane Irma, the St. Catherine's Beach Sweep that was scheduled for this Saturday, has been ...

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Stop panicking, start planning storm response

Everyone I know is freaking out over Hurricane Irma. As of this morning she was a strong Category 5 storm barreling toward Puerto Rico and ...

September 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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