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Softball, football games rescheduled

Due to the severe weather expected from Tropical Storm Hermine many of the local schools have cancelled or rescheduled several athletic events. This information will be updated as we continue to receive information from the coaching staff or school athletic director.

September 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Long County schools closed Friday

Long County schools will be closed Friday and all extracurricular activities for today and Friday are canceled due to the impending storm, according to an announcement posted on the school system's website.

September 01, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news

FPCA to host Trinity Christian at Long Bell

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will host Trinity Christian Friday night at Long Bell Stadium. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

September 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Schools in Liberty to be closed Friday

Schools in Liberty County will be closed Friday as Tropical Storm Hermine is expected to impact the Coastal Empire. Long County school officials will meet later this morning to decide whether to close schools. The Courier will post updates as they're available.

September 01, 2016 | Staff | Local news

Panthers take aim at Blue Devils

It's been three years since the Liberty County High School Panthers played Statesboro, but between 2010 and 2013 the Panthers went 1-3 against the Blue Devils.

August 31, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

HAAC sets ‘Coastal Musings’

The Hinesville Area Arts Council has set "Coastal Musings," featuring work by Mia Boyle, as its an exhibit for September at the Gallery.

August 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Scott’s All*Stars finish season

Scott's All*Stars finished its 7th successful season this summer.

August 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

BI meets SEB for first time in half century

It has been nearly half a century since Bradwell and Southeast Bulloch have faced each other, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. The GHSFHA says the Tigers last played Southeast Bulloch in 1966 and 1967. In both of those games the Yellow Jackets were the winners.

August 31, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Tide on road again, this time against Jeff Davis

On Friday the Long County High School football team will be hitting the road again as they take on Jeff Davis County in Hazlehurst.

August 31, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news

Diamond Club raises money for Long baseball

On Saturday the Long County Diamond Club Golf Tournament was held at Cherokee Golf Club.

August 31, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news

Locals Help Louisiana

United Way of the Coastal Empire-Liberty County intake coordinator Ashley Hunter was one of a number of Hinesville area residents who participated Aug. 26 in the "Savannah Helps Louisiana" relief effort for the people of Baton Rouge who were affected by recent heavy rains and flooding. Residents dropped off items at Connection Church and Rock Chicks Color Bar in Hinesville also collected items for the cause. Hundreds of items donated by Liberty and Long residents were delivered to Nine Line Apparel in Savannah the next day for transportation to Baton Rouge. A total of four semi-trucks were filled from the ...

August 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news

The original ‘Voice of the Eagles’ passes away

Husband, father, grandfather and Hall of Fame announcer Nate Hirsch, the original "Voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles," passed away Sunday morning at his Statesboro residence. He was 68.

August 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Rainy days ahead?

It's still the heart of hurricane season and Thursday's weather forecast is just another reminder to stay prepared for a weather emergency.

August 31, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Rescuer says she’s not a hero

Kristal Peters said she doesn't consider herself a hero.

August 31, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Group forming to serve mental health needs

A group of behavioral health professionals met in Hinesville recently in an effort to better understand and serve the region.

August 30, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

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Fire displaces Long County family

A family of five lost their home on Old Barrington Road in Long County to a fire Tuesday morning, according to Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire ...

October 12, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Long County schools closed rest of week

Here's more fallout from Hurricane Matthew: Schools in Long County will be closed for the rest of the week, Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters announced ...

October 11, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Hinesville's pump station failure leads to sewage spill

The city of Hineville just announced a sewage spill in Peacock Creek caused by the failure of the city's master pump station Oct. 8 ...

October 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

When in doubt, throw it out

Residents facing the daunting task of cleaning up flooded homes and wondering whether high water or power outages have ruined their food can follow a ...

October 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Teen Summit focuses on right choices

The best way to act when you encounter a police officer is to be nice and follow their instructions.

October 07, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Shelter in place order issued

Liberty County officials have now issued a shelter in place order for residents who did not evacuate.

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

Latest advisory shows Matthew still close to coast

The National Hurricane Center's most recent public advisory shows Hurricane Matthew is still expected to stay close to shore as it moves northward. The ...

October 06, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

Closures and cancellations

As Hurricane Matthew approaches the area with sustained winds at 110 miles per hour, several area events are being cancelled or rescheduled. Local government offices ...

October 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Search on for identity fraud suspects

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a couple conducting fraudulent transactions using a stolen credit card.

October 05, 2016 | Lewis Levine | Local news

Long County officials on full alert

Long County Emergency Management Director Edward Brewer said officials there are monitoring the storm and will make a decision sometime within the next 24 hours ...

October 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Residents east of I-95 need to be vigilant of incoming storm

Liberty County Emergency Management Director Mike Hodges said Hurricane Matthew will get relatively close, enough so that he and County Administrator Joey Brown encouraged residents ...

October 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Eby challenging Bowen for commission seat again

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of profiles on candidates running for office in Liberty County.

October 03, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Hundreds gather to pay tribute to former sheriff

Hundreds came out to say their final goodbyes to a man they considered a stalwart champion of the Liberty County community. Robert Vernon "Bobby" Sikes ...

October 02, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Political forums set for Tuesday

Voters will get a chance to hear from several of the candidates themselves during political forums next week in both Liberty and Long counties, thanks ...

October 02, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

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