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Fire damages Hinesville apartment

A fire in a Hinesville apartment complex heavily damaged a residence.

August 06, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Liberty goes back to school

Grey skies couldn't dampen the smiles on the faces of teachers and students starting the 2017-2018 school year in Liberty County Friday.

August 06, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Carters celebrate 70th anniversary today

Seventy Years Later and Still in Love

August 06, 2017 | Edith Anderson Special to the Courier | Local news


Susie Baker King Taylor's birthday celebrated today

A special birthday celebration will be held in honor of Susie Baker King Taylor, the Liberty County-born slave who escaped and went on to become a nurse during the Civil War, teacher, activist and author.

August 06, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County to back off taxing private housing on Fort Stewart

In a unanimous but non-binding resolution, the Liberty County Commission has apparently backed off an effort to collect taxes on private property on the Fort Stewart military reservation.

August 06, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Update: Drowning in Liberty County

A man drowned late Saturday in a pond off Williams Road in Hinesville.

August 05, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Suspect in shootings turns himself in

Michael Cansler, 17, who was wanted in Tuesday's triple shooting at a Pineland Avenue home in Hinesville has turned himself into authorities.

August 05, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Birthday celebration Sunday for local historical figure

Happy 169th Birthday Susie Baker King Taylor.

August 04, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


City council proposal would remove mayor from manager decisions

The Hinesville City Council decided to further discuss amending a section of city code regarding the appointment and removal of its city manager during a regular meeting Aug. 3. District 2 Council Member Jason Floyd suggested the council hold a workshop prior to the next meeting before voting on the proposed amendment. The workshop will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 17; the regular meeting will begin at 3 p.m.

August 04, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Rotarians go to district meeting

Members of the Rotary Club of Hinesville went to Dublin along with 63 other Georgia clubs to attend the annual District 6920 Assembly meeting Saturday.

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


Proposed law would remove mayor from manager decision

The Hinesville City Council decided to further discuss amending a section of city code regarding the appointment and removal of its city manager during a regular meeting Thursday.

August 03, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Program focuses on DoD contracts

Gov. Nathan Deal Monday announced the launch of the Georgia Defense Exchange, an interactive business development platform designed to assist Georgia businesses in finding new opportunities in Department of Defense contracting.

August 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCEMA official takes national federal training

Emergency responder Larry Logan, from Liberty County Emergency Management Agency, recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala.

August 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Governor swears in new solicitor general for Long County state court

Governor Nathan Deal has appointed of Billy J. Nelson Jr. as solicitor general of the State Court of Long County.

August 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Second Democrat eyeing congressional race

A second Bryan County Democrat has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for the First Congressional District of Georgia.

August 03, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Local news


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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


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


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