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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


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


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


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


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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Richardson chosen as Long chairman

The Long County Commission chose Commissioner David Richardson as its chairman for 2018 in the first of several split votes Tuesday.

January 03, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Now is the time

Now is the Time. These words speak of a sense of urgency.

January 03, 2018 | Edith Anderson Courier Correspondent | Local news


Area battening down for winter storm

Numerous agencies, excluding civilian and Army emergency services, and schools plan to be closed Wednesday in anticipation of a winter storm.

January 02, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Schools to close Wednesday

Liberty County Schools will be closed Wednesday. A statement on the system's website said the possibility of bad weather prompted the action.

January 02, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Victims in Highway 17 wreck identified

A South Carolina couple was killed in a head-on collision Friday night on Highway 17 in Liberty County.

December 30, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Brrrr!

If you think it's cold now, just wait until 2018.

December 30, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Violence, joy, change marks beginning of 2017

Here's the first in a series of stories looking back at 2017 in Liberty and Long counties.

December 30, 2017 | Staff | Local news


Council denies request for club's liquor license renewal

Hinesville City Council members voted to deny the renewal of an alcohol license for Cream Sports Bar during their regular meeting Dec. 21.

December 30, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


MARNE Community Spouses' Club raises $31K for good causes

The Marne Community Spouses' Club capped its record-breaking fundraising year with a recent awards reception at Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division Museum.

December 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Wreck kills two in Liberty

Two people were killed Friday night in Liberty County in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 17 between Midway and Limerick Road.

December 29, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Can't prepay 2018 property taxes without a bill

Property owners looking to prepay 2018 property taxes in Georgia are apparently out of luck.

December 28, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Superintendent: Schools 'not broken'

When a certain Hinesville law firm announced Dec. 7 it was no longer representing the Liberty County school system, it had what was likely an ...

December 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Ceremony calls for action for homeless

Homeless from 1A

December 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Diversity clinic breaks ground ahead of schedule

Two years ahead of plans, the Diversity Health Center Board of Directors broke ground for its new medical center Thursday.

December 27, 2017 | Krystal Hart Correspondent | Local news


Howard among finalists for city manager job

Hinesville released the names of its finalists for city manager last week.

December 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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