As Tropical Storm Andrea made its way across Florida on Thursday afternoon, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said Coastal Georgia residents needed to prepare for excessive wind and rain into Friday morning. The storm carries with it the possibility of up to 5 inches of rain, 60 mph wind gusts, isolated tornadoes and some high surf.
Daniel Thomas of Richmond Hill won a $100,000 top prize playing the Jumbo Bucks Crossword instant lottery game.Thomas, who works in the gift-wrapping business, stopped at Clyde's Market on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway after work to buy a ticket.
Liberty County EMA Director Mike Hodges said he expects Tropical Storm Andrea will bring about 5 inches of rain and 60 mph wind gusts to this area. There also is a possibility for isolated tornadoes and some high surf (although major coastal flooding would not be expected since the storm would be coming at us from the Gulf, not the Atlantic). The impacts would be most likely for the coastal counties, and be felt mainly later Thursday and Thursday night, possibly lingering into early Friday in the South Carolina counties.
Hinesville will host the third annual Project Homeless Connect from noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Community Center, 1370 Shaw Road, next to Lyman Hall Elementary School.
There are no projects on the list yet, and a date for voters to weigh in has not been determined, but Liberty County leaders are gearing up for the next special purpose local-option sales-tax referendum, or SPLOST, which will take place in 2014.
Long County High School seniors on Thursday were told to make the area proud as they were recognized during the 2013 senior banquet at LCHS.
To help local residents prepare for this year's hurricane season, which began Saturday, the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency observed Hurricane Preparedness Week from May 25-June 1.
A local food drive held at Bradwell Institute's gymnasium and sponsored by the Liberty County office of the United Way of the Coastal Empire gave away more than 17,000 pounds of food that included frozen turkeys, canned fruits and vegetables, bread and drinks. Area United Way Director Jennifer Darsey said a large crowd waited in the bleachers for the food to be bagged before it was distributed.
The annual Liberty Countywide Planning Workshop wrapped Friday after two days of sessions held within county lines for the first time.
Fort Stewart firefighters used their specialized lifesaving skills and training to rescue a Tattnall County maintenance worker May 21.
A remote-control model airplane club has brought new life to Liberty County's old airport. The Blazing Angels RC Squadron club members now are wowing spectators with aerobatic maneuvers by model aircraft.
Billy Kirk and Clint Durrence, lead line technicians with Coastal Electric Membership Cooperative of Midway, along with a line tech from Cobb EMC and another from Washington EMC, this weekend are heading to Costa Rica, where they'll bring electricity for the first time to a remote jungle village.
The foundation for the planned Long County Veterans Memorial recently was laid in Ludowici. With that work completed, the next step toward completing the three-year project is to have the names of veterans and supporters engraved on the marble stones that will be sitting at Friendship Park.
Liberty County residents observed Memorial Day on Monday in a variety of ways. While some opted to relax at home or enjoy traditional backyard cookouts, others took advantage of events around the area, such as the American Legion Post 168's morning observance or Fort Morris State Historic Site's commemoration, which featured Revolutionary War musket- and cannon-firing demonstrations.
Law Day was celebrated last week at the Long County Courthouse.
STATESBORO - Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson, a 40-year insurance-industry veteran, has announced her candidacy for state insurance commissioner.
As we move into 2014, the Courier takes a look back at events that shaped our community in 2013. This is part one of a two-part series. Note the dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred.
One of Hinesville's 2014 resolutions is to make the city look cleaner, and it is threatening to ticket residents who leave trash containers out along streets too long.
Chief code enforcement officer John Bradley told the Long County Commission that the county should assume maintenance of several roads.
The Liberty County Commission appointed residents to various boards Dec. 19, during the last regular meeting of 2013.
The Ludowici City Council at a recent meeting voted unanimously to join the Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter.
A soldier, his wife and their three children lost everything in a fire at their home three days before Christmas.
Tax bills were mailed Dec. 19 to Liberty County property owners, according to Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones.
The Liberty County Commission was updated Thursday on a proposed fire plan that recommends partnering with the county's cities, except Hinesville, to consolidate fire services.
According to online media reports, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., is drawing Georgia residents' ire for suggesting that children who qualify for free lunches at public schools should do janitorial work to help them learn that there's "no such thing as a free lunch."
Voters here one-day may be asked again to approve a penny sales tax for local road improvements if a Bryan County Board of Commissioners resolution gets any traction at the state level.
According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration news release, the federal government will stop printing traditional paper nautical charts after April 13.
After several years of discussion over whether the Ludowici Train Depot would be remodeled or torn down, it appears the historic building will be getting a face-lift.
Dr. Earl T. Martin of Blackshear has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Statesboro police arrested a man they say is responsible for at least eight vehicle break-ins, with more charges pending.