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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


Storm surge warning in effect for Liberty

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency is reporting a storm surge warning is in effect for Liberty County.

September 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


LCSS schools closed through Wed

The Liberty County School System will remain closed through Wednesday, Sept. 13.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


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'All denominations together'

Women of different faiths and backgrounds gathered inside Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel Nov. 8 for a special Protestant Women of the Chapel event.

November 26, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Officials give thanks

Liberty County has many things to be thankful for this holiday season.

November 26, 2017 | By Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news


Christmas in the Park tradition continues

The 11th annual Christmas in the Park will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 behind the Main Street shops, in ...

November 25, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Christmas parade set for Dec. 1

The 21st annual Illuminated Christmas Parade: Christmas through the Decades will be Dec. 1.

November 24, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Free HIV testing set for next week

The Coastal Health District Prevention Program will provide free and confidential HIV testing on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 in observance of World AIDS Day ...

November 23, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


What we are thankful for

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman politician Cicero said "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the ...

November 23, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


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