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Long County schools remain closed Thursday

Long County Schools will be closed Thursday, according to Dr. Robert Waters.

September 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Hurricane Irma: A timeline Aug. 31-Sept. 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma first caught the attention of Liberty and Long counties, and the rest of Coastal Georgia on Aug. 31 as it formed in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean.

September 13, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil and Patty Leon | Local news


What is next

A westward shift from early predictions kept Hurricane Irma from hitting Liberty County and Coastal Georgia harder than anticipated, but gusting winds and strong storm surge during high tide did allow the storm to land some punches.

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Officials pleased with response

Despite three in-home rescues and lots of heavy wind and rain Sunday and Monday, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said Hurricane Irma wasn't as bad as expected, thanks in part to last year's Hurricane Matthew.

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Storm takes out piece of Liberty history

While reports of damage from Hurricane Irma are sparse, the storm did claim a piece of history, the Sunbury Lodge.

September 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Hinesville city services to begin on Thursday; trash pickup schedule announced

The City of Hinesville reports that city services will begin again on Thursday with the opening of City Hall at 8 a.m.

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County curfew and evacuation order lifted

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners has lifted the mandatory evacuation order and the curfew that was put in place last night effective this morning at 8 a.m. All residents will now be allowed to return to Liberty County.

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Isle of Wight, Colonels Island roads re-opened

Islands Highway towards Colonels Island and Isle of Wight which were previously closed have been re-opened according to Liberty County Commissioner Chairman Donald Lovette.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County curfew in place

Liberty County has a curfew effective immediately, until further notice, reports Liberty County Emergency Management.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Damage assessment teams now out sweeping Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield

The installation stay-behind public works and emergency services personnel are now beginning damage assessment from Irma across Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, according to a release by the Public Affairs Office.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Long County lifts curfew

The Long County Sheriff's Office said they are lifting the curfew as of 6 p.m. today. People looking to return home may do so at that time. Residents are encouraged to stau off S. Macon Street between Hill Street and Millpond Road. Crews had to repair a natural gas line leak and Georgia Power has just arrived on site to remove the tree that is still blocking the road.

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Traffic lights out around area

As a result of the storm, there are several inoperative traffic signals throughout Liberty and Long County.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


11:30 a.m. update on power outages, local forecast

Widespread power outages are being reported by the area's three utility companies serving Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

September 11, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


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 restore power.

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Brown to chair 2017 Mayors’ Motorcade

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown was recently named as the chair of the 2017 Mayors' Motorcade for the southeast district by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA).

October 01, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


United Way aims to raise $155,000 for charities

"One by One" is the theme for this year's United Way of the Coastal Empire-Liberty County Branch's annual campaign.

September 30, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County, cities seem far apart on fire plan

Countywide professional fire and emergency service seemed like an idea whose time had come when the Liberty County commissioners discussed it at an annual planning ...

September 30, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


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