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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


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


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


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


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


Orange is the new nice

Students and school personnel across the district went orange in unity to stand against bullying

October 26, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Update on debris removal

The following is an update from the city of Hinesvlle's public relations manager Brittany McClure:

October 25, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


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Holtzmans to lead Liberty Christmas parade

George and Babs Holtzman have done a lot together.

November 23, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


City to begin third pass of debris removal Dec. 12

CrowderGulf, the debris removal company the City of Hinesville contracted with after Hurricane Matthew, will begin their third pass of debris removal on Monday, Dec ...

November 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Christmas events set for Ludowici

The Long County Chamber of Commerce has set its Christmas events:

November 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Commissioners pleased SPLOST will restart April 1

The Liberty County Commissioners began their mid month meeting Thursday by expressing pleasure that voters had approved a new additional one-cent special local option sales ...

November 22, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Hurricane debris continues to pile up

Approximately 131,630.90 cubic yards of storm debris has been collected since Hurricane Matthew skirted Liberty County as a category 2 storm Oct. 7.

November 21, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Convict linked to Liberty to be executed Dec. 6

A man sentenced to die for the 1990 slaying of his father-in-law in rural Bacon County lived in a trailer in Liberty County at the ...

November 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


WTOC's Don Logana dies in car crash

WTOC TV reported at about 8:30 a.m. that their popular anchor/reporter Don Logana died in a car accident in Jasper County, S ...

November 20, 2016 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Marshal killed in Long County identified

A press release issued by the U.S. Marshals Service Office of Public Affairs, has identified the marshal shot early this morning in Long County.

November 18, 2016 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Possible shooting reported in Long County

A U.S. Federal Marshal may have been fatally shot this morning in Long County while serving an arrest warrant.

November 18, 2016 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Parade on Dec. 2, Christmas in Park set Dec. 3

December kicks off in downtown Hinesville with two Christmas events sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau.

November 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway looking at new city hall

Midway City Council began working on a budget Monday for 2017; one big ticket item is $1 million for a new Midway City Hall.

November 16, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City to host Thanksgiving service

Hinesville officials didn't have to look too far to find a theme for the city's 14th annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Program on Sunday ...

November 16, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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