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Library board still without chairman

The Liberty County Library Board of Trustees is without a chairman and efforts to name one are stymied by persistent questions about the board's composition.

October 25, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Hurricane aftermath makes for mosquitoes, lots and lots of them

Hurricane Matthew didn't just bring down trees and power lines as it blew through coastal Georgia. The storm that hit Liberty County on Oct. 7 also led to what county officials termed "a huge onslaught of mosquitoes," in a press release sent Tuesday.

October 25, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Liberty, Long County approved for FEMA individual help

Liberty and Long County have just been approved for individual financial assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


YALL goes to City Hall

The city of Hinesville hosted the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's 2016-17 Young Adult Liberty Leaders on Oct. 20.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Insurance regulator estimates Matthew claims at $90 million

ATLANTA - With more than 30,000 claims reported, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has estimated that insured losses in the state from Hurricane Matthew reached $90 million by Wednesday.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville passes 2017 budget

Hinesville City Council adopted a budget of $36,514,056 for the 2017 fiscal year at Thursday's council meeting. The city's millage rate is 11.51.

October 24, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Tour brings local ghost stories to life

Are you afraid of the dark, believe in ghosts? If you attend the Midway Museum Cemetery Tour on Saturday, you just might meet a local ghosts.

October 20, 2016 | By Len Calderone Special to the Courier | Local news


Manna from JROTC

The delivery from Bradwell Institute's JROTC canned food drive came at the right time for Manna House Ministries.

October 19, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Lee urges prayer, votes

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee urged members of the Liberty County NAACP to use the power of prayer and the strength of the ballot box to bring about change for all people.

October 19, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County NAACP honors old guard, rising stars at banquet

The Liberty County NAACP honored members of its old guard and rising stars at the organization's annual Freedom Fund Banquet Friday at the Liberty County Community Center in Midway.

October 19, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Signing day for REACH

"I want you to commit. Move it from the paper to the heart and make it happen."

October 19, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Carter praises storm response here

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited Liberty County Wednesday morning and met with officials and personnel from the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management.

October 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Boil water advisories lifted

Liberty County announced Tuesday that boil water advisories issued after Hurricane Matthew have been lifted.

October 18, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


Debris pickup begins today for some areas

Debris pickup for much of Liberty County began today and will be conducted during three sweeps over the next 30 days, according to the county's Emergency Management Agency.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Small city rises in wake of storm

Salter's Field turned into a tent city for Georgia Power workers restoring power to customers in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

October 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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Coast Guard rescues fishing boat crew off St. Catherine's

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen Tuesday after the fishing vessel they were on caught fire 1 mile east of St. Catherines Island ...

February 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Storm spotters keep NWS updated

Some Liberty County residents got a head start on Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which started Monday.

February 08, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Historian inspired by Liberty-born escaped slave turned activist

"I am a champion of Susie King Taylor."

February 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


City amends zoning rule to carry over 'grandfathered' uses

Hinesville properties that have been grandfathered in can now keep their zoning when sold, thanks to an amendment of the city's zoning ordinances.

February 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Banker: Bids to LCSS were proper

James Rogers, market president of Ameris Bank in Hinesville, said the bank obeyed the letter of the law and Liberty County School Board policy when ...

February 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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