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Coroner honored by state association

Liberty County Coroner Reginald L. Pierce Sr. was named Coroner of the Year by the Georgia Coroners Association at its annual conference Sunday and Monday in Macon.

September 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Man accidentally run over by tractor-trailer

A man picked an inopportune time and location for his afternoon nap.

September 14, 2015 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Local news


United Way kicks off campaign

The Bradwell Institute Marching Band ignited the Liberty County Board of Education Office lobby, blaring out "Uptown Funk" as people gathered for the 2015 United Way of the Coastal Empire – Liberty Branch Kickoff campaign rally and awards ceremony Thursday evening.

September 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


New Long County fire chief abruptly resigns

After only three weeks at the helm, Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Mark Deverger resigned Friday, citing lack of support from his department.

September 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Fort McAllister to host Kids' Crabbing Tourney

The sixth annual Kids' Crabbing Tourney, presented by Salt Cured, will be held Saturday at Fort McAllister Marina.

September 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Kinder Morgan officials explain planned Palmetto Pipeline

About 20 people peppered three Kinder Morgan representatives with questions Saturday in Midway about the Texas oil company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline, which would stretch for 360 miles from Belton, South Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida.

September 08, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Wayne Memorial Hospital hosting blood drive

JESUP - Wayne Memorial Hospital will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the bloodmobile located in the parking lot.

September 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Longtime educator, Neloweze Cooper dies

September 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


City rezones along Tarver Street

The Hinesville City Council approved the rezoning of a Tarver Street property and discussed the removal of campaign signs during its regular meeting Thursday.

September 08, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Port work expected to increase truck traffic

With the end of this year fast approaching and the widening of the Panama Canal's expected completion, Liberty County officials have plans under way to handle anticipated increased truck traffic through their county.

September 08, 2015 | By Dollie Gull-Goldman Correspondent | Local news


Dog business request amended to get OK

The Howlin' Happy K9 Services & Training, a home-based dog-service business, was approved by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners.

September 08, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Coalition hears of felons' challenges

Finding a job and housing are two major challenges for people seeking to re-integrate into society after being released from prison.

September 06, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Lawmaker doesn't expect gas tax hike

Congress has been on vacation for the last month, but get ready for a blitz of activity when the House and Senate reconvene this week on Capitol Hill.

September 05, 2015 | By Jason Wermers | Local news


Five running to be Hinesville mayor

Hinesville is set to have the most-active local election season, with qualifying producing contested races for all but one City Council seat and five candidates qualifying for mayor.

September 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


City Council approves zoning change

The Hinesville City Council met this afternoon and discussed the following business:

September 03, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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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


Hurricane Irma update: Little change

The 11 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center shows Hurricane Irma has shifted slightly to the east. The hurricane remains a Category 5 ...

September 06, 2017 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Armstrong's Liberty Center to close Thursday

Armstrong State University's main campus in Savannah and the Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville will close at 5 p.m. Thursday, according to ASU ...

September 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCSS remains on alert

The Liberty County School System issued a statement saying it is monitoring the storm and will make decisions regarding school closures by noon Thursday.

September 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Special needs residents urged to register

LIBERTY COUNTY, GA - Public health officials strongly encourage residents in Liberty County who may have functional, access, or medical needs and no way to evacuate ...

September 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Irma

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued a state of emergency ...

September 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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