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Forum to highlight road projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation's Southeast Georgia (District 5) Office will hold a forum from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington, to discuss how the Transportation Funding Act of 2015 will drastically increase transportation investment in routine maintenance, capital projects and local governments.

December 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCDA worried about trees on Sunbury Road

The Liberty County Development Authority board recently approved a decision to pay a slightly more than $3,000 for an arborist to examine hundreds of trees on Sunbury Road.

December 05, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long commissioners reject staggered terms

The Long County Board of Commissioners shot down a proposal Tuesday by Commissioner Clifton DeLoach to stagger upcoming terms for commissioners.

December 05, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


County deals with budget shortfall

Liberty County is $1,040,823 over budget, according to Kim McGlothlin, the county's chief financial officer.

December 05, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County honored by state for planning efforts

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs announced last month that Liberty County and six other Georgia communities have received statewide distinction in a program recognizing excellence in community planning.

December 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Alcohol sales extended until 3 a.m. Sunday in Hinesville

Hinesville City Council approved extending the sale of alcohol on Saturday nights into Sunday mornings to match the same hours that occur on Monday through Friday.

December 03, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County entities set millage rates

Hinesville and several Liberty County entities recently set their millage rates for the 2015 tax digest.

December 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hinesville gives thanks

Editor's note: This clarification will appear in Wednesday's print edition. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., and state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, were absent from the Mayor's Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 22 but were listed on the program, and a front-page article Sunday reflected that fact. Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said Tuesday that Carter and Williams were never sent invitations.

November 28, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Restaurant sanitation scores

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in October by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, visit http://dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Workshop lays out SPLOST campaign

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown recently outlined preliminary details of the proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which is planned to go before voters in November 2016.

November 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Community comes together for fallen officer

A large group of family, friends, and fellow law enforcement officers attended the funeral service Tuesday afternoon to say goodbye to Georgia Port Authority Officer, Cpl. William Solomon.

November 24, 2015 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire competition kicks off

The competitors for the third Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire are, representing Liberty County: Ed Milan; Maria Rodriquez; Jewell Landers; Beate Wickham, and for Bryant County, Jennifer Poole.

November 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Health district honors employee

Liberty County Health Department employee Johnnie Reed was recently recognized for 20 years of service to public health.

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Recovered gun causes a stir at Ludowici City Council meeting

A gun that was found during a Nov. 7 cleanup was the focus of a heated discussion at the Nov. 10 Ludowici City Council meeting.

November 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Fleming park design presented

A conceptual site design for a recreation park in Fleming was presented to the Liberty County Board of Commissioners earlier this month. The proposed design has not yet been approved by the commissioners.

November 17, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


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Georgia Southern classes cancelled through Wednesday

Georgia Southern will be closed through Wednesday. Here's the release.

September 11, 2017 | Staff | Local news


Crews surveying damage

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown said that they have released a certain amount of emergency response crews to start surveying damages, answer emergency calls and ...

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Storm surge warning in effect for Liberty

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency is reporting a storm surge warning is in effect for Liberty County.

September 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


LCSS schools closed through Wed

The Liberty County School System will remain closed through Wednesday, Sept. 13.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Stay indoors for duration of storm

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has issued a shelter in place order.

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Power back on in Hinesville

Power is back on in Hinesville after a fallen tree knocked out power along Highway 84 near McLarry's Curve around 9 p.m. Sunday

September 10, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Power out in portion of Hinesville

A tree fell across two power lines on Highway 84 in Hinesville on Sunday night, causing a power outage from roughly Gen. Stewart Way east ...

September 10, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Storm photos and videos

The staff at the Coastal Courier is ready to report on any damages and issues in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. We will be creating ...

September 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Irma can still pack a punch in coastal Georgia

After unleashing life-threatening conditions across Florida, Irma will make a beeline for the Southeast early this week, leading to severe flooding problems from Georgia and ...

September 10, 2017 | Renee Duff Accuweather.com meterologist | Local news


Long County implements curfew

The Long County Sheriff's Office is implementing a curfew due to Hurricane Irma. A statement released by LCSO Sheriff Criag Nobles said a mandatory ...

September 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Sikes: Securing citizens top priority

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said his deputies are patrolling the county ensuring people's homes are safe.

September 09, 2017 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Mandatory evacuation for Liberty effective immediately

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners has issued a mandatory evacuation order for all residents of Liberty County, including all cities and towns, effecitve immediately.

September 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


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


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