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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


Cell tower to be put atop medical center

The Liberty County Hospital Authority board will enter into a lease agreement with Verizon for a cellphone tower to be placed on top of Liberty Regional Medical Center.

July 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6.6 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from 6.5 percent in May. The rate in June 2014 was 8.3 percent.

July 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police to provide hospital security

Hinesville City Council has approved an agreement to provide a city police officer for Liberty Regional Medical Center on weekends.

July 22, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New organization formed to help Long County cancer patients

Cancer Association Relief Effort Support, or CARES, held its first fundraiser July 3 in Ludowici.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County EMS moves to new location

Long County emergency-medical-service units have moved from the fire department to a new building on North McDonald Street in Ludowici, Paramedic Doug Diller of Excelsior Ambulance Service recently told the Long County Board of Commissioners.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


LCPC recommends approval for agenda items

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commissioners met earlier today to consider some rezoning petitions and new business. Planning Commissioners recommended approval for every item on the agenda, with some having special conditions attached. They recommended approval for: Allenhurst's subarea future land use map, knitting classes to be operated out of a home, using property for a family cemetery, rezoning land for three modular buildings to be used as commercial spaces, a setback reduction for a gas station sign, and final plat approval for two residential developments.

July 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Property assessment appeal deadline is Monday

The deadline to appeal property tax assessments for 2015 is Monday.

July 21, 2015 | By Virgil Jones Special to the Courier | Local news


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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


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


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