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Midway mayor on GMA board

Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington was elected to the board of directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual meeting June 28 in Savannah.

August 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County fire chief search continues

The Long County Board of Commissioners still is looking over applicants for the full-time Long County fire chief job to replace former Chief Richard Truman, who is currently disabled.

August 04, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Experts: Patient didn’t receive proper care

The trial stemming from a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf of former Liberty Regional Medical Center chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter continues in Liberty County State Court.

August 04, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Environmental groups seek to intervene in Kinder Morgan pipeline lawsuit

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a 360-mile petroleum pipeline from Belton, South Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida.

August 04, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Long administrator talk issues as school starts

Long County schools opened their doors Friday to begin the 2015-16 calendar year.

August 04, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Alcohol sales, events center among talk at Hinesville City Council island retreat

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Weekend alcohol sales and building a conference center were among the topics discussed Friday during Hinesville City Council's retreat.

August 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Trial could last through Friday

Exactly four years to the day after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a civil trial stemming from a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf of former LRMC chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter started in Liberty County State Court.

August 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Georgia DOT suspends roadwork this weekend for sales-tax holiday

Shoppers will get a break from road construction this weekend to go along with the state's suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing and computer equipment.

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville council discusses staggered elections, Fort Stewart annexation

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Staggering Hinesville City Council elections and annexing Fort Stewart's cantonment area were among the topics discussed Thursday during a council retreat.

July 31, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Traffic signal activation delayed 1 week

Hinesville is about to get another traffic light.

July 31, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Wrongful death suit goes to trial

Four years after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a wrongful death suit for former LRMC chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter started in Liberty County State Court.

July 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


County have town hall meeting on Facebook

Liberty County will host its first virtual town-hall meeting from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday.

July 29, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Keel joins Liberty school board

Dr. Yvette Keel became the newest Liberty County Board of Education member after she was sworn in Tuesday morning.

July 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


HPD chief's peers present service award

SAVANNAH ― The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police has named Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier as the recipient of the GACP Meritorious Service Award.

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty County SPLOST discussion focuses on roads

Roads – dirt and paved – were the focus during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners' called meeting Monday evening to discuss how to resurrect the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

July 27, 2015 | Jason Wermers | 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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