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Let the float building begin

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the 21st annual Illuminated Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 1, in downtown Hinesville.

August 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long BoE may trim millage rate

The Long County Board of Education could soon vote not to increase taxes and might even roll back its millage rate by .004 of a mill next month.

August 17, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway breaks ground on city hall

The morning heat did not deter community residents and local officials from the groundbreaking of Midway's new city hall Tuesday.

August 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Too much rain? It all depends

Opinions vary on whether this summer's relentless rainfall has been a blessing or a burden.

August 17, 2017 | By Mark Swendra Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mobile home destroyed in morning fire

Firefighters from the Long County Fire Department along with a unit from the Walthourville Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Liberty County Station 15 responded to a mobile home fire at Country Manor Mobile Home Park off Tibet Road, Long County.

August 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Rip currents possible from Hurricane Gert

Tropical storm Gert surged late Monday to become the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, the National Hurricane Center said. Although there is no direct threat to the Georgia coast, dangerous rip currents are a possibility.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Firefighters break rule to save man's life

Two Long County firefighters had to break a cardinal rule of firefighting to save a man's life Monday afternoon, their chief said.

August 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


NAACP, Liberty County Minority Chamber to hold peace initiative

The Liberty County NAACP and Liberty County Minority Chamber are holding what's being billed as a peace initiative, at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the Liberty County Courthouse steps in Hinesville.

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Company donates $10,000 to Stewart/Hunter FMWR

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation offices got a financial boost July 31, receiving $10,000 from the Hinesville and Savannah branches of Veterans United Home Loans.

August 11, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Champions for homeless students in Liberty, Long

School can be a challenge even in the best of circumstances. Imagine how much tougher it can be when you don't have a roof over your head or a place to sleep at night.

August 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing editor | Local news


Health care dominates Carter town hall

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday's town hall meeting at the South Bryan County Administration Building was a chance to hear from constituents.

August 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Stay hydrated while exploring downtown

Whether it's the Fort Morris Cannon, the Bacon-Fraser House, or the Old Liberty Jail, there's a lot to see in downtown Hinesville.

August 11, 2017 | By Mark Swendra Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty Regional wins patient care award

Liberty Regional Medical Center has been recognized with an Excellence in Patient Care Award from the Studer Group.

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


Suspects in Hinesville triple shooting no strangers to cops

Shooting suspect Michael Cansler, 17, was denied bond in magistrate court Monday morning, according to Hinesville Police Department Det. Jonathan Greer.

August 09, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


No millage hike in Long budget

After several months of internal auditing and financial review, the Long County of Commission completed its proposed budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

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


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Sept. 10 E-edition of Coastal Courier free

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Courier's e-edition is free to all in Liberty and Long counties.

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


UPDATE: Highway 119 from Pembroke to Fort Stewart Re-opened

UPDATE: Highway 119 is back open. It was closed by civilian police due to traffic jams in Pembroke, according to Fort Stewart spokesperson Kevin Larson.

September 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


City of Hinesville to leave water on

The City of Hinesville has announced that they intend to keep the city water supply functioning as long as allowable during Hurricane Irma.

September 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


A message from the Courier general manager

Dear Liberty and Long County residents,

September 08, 2017 | Kathryn Fox Coastal Courier | Local news


GEMA announces shelter openings

The following is a list of shelters, as well as their open times. As additional shelter information becomes available, GEMA will update the list at ...

September 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield to evacuate today at 5 p.m.

The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army airfield senior commander ordered an evacuation of both installations Thursday evening. The evacuation order goes into effect 5 p.m. today.

September 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LEMA, school board, to offer evacuation transportation

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency will provide transportation for people who cannot evacuate on their own, according to a press release sent Friday morning.

September 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Hurricane Irma expected to lash Georgia

After battering Florida, Irma will make a beeline for the Southeast early next week, with the most severe impacts expected over Georgia and the Carolinas.

September 08, 2017 | Renee Duff Accuweather.com meterologist | Local news


Latest from National Hurricane Center

The 11 p.m. projection from the National Hurricane Center shows Hurricane Irma possibly weakening as it hits Georgia sometime Sunday or Monday, but forecasters ...

September 07, 2017 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville issues mandatory evacuation order for Saturday

Hinesville is joining Liberty County in ordering its residents to leave Saturday due to Hurricane Irma.

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


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


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