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Deal declares Older Driver Safety Awareness Week in Ga.

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has declared this week Older Driver Safety Awareness Week in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Health recommends that older drivers and their families take time to talk about individual challenges and limitations. The goal is to help older drivers live life to the fullest by keeping them active, healthy and safe in their communities.

December 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | News

GDOT calls for entries in Centennial Student Art Challenge

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016 with a yearlong centennial celebration that explores the agency's role in getting Georgia out of the mud - from the dirt roads of 1916 to the paved roads crisscrossing Georgia in 1939 to today's modern transportation system.

December 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | News

Obama to keep more troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced at the White House Thursday that he will keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan through 2016 and a lesser number into 2017 to sustain coalition efforts to train and strengthen Afghan forces.

October 16, 2015 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | News

Super Kroger, Cook Out Restaurant

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission heard proposals this evening for a Kroger superstore and Cook Out fast food restaurant to be built in Hinesville. Both proposals were recommended for approval and will go before the Hinesville City Council for the final decision on Oct. 1 at 3 p.m.

September 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | News

Long County man dies in wreck

A Long County man was killed in a wreck Tuesday afternoon in Walthourville, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

July 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News

Happy first birthday — times four!

Long County quadruplets Bowen Harrison "Bo" Parker, Robert Charles "Charlie" Parker, Walter Dale "Tripp" Parker III and Ellie Reece Parker celebrated their first birthday last weekend at the Dorchester Shooting Preserve in Midway.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | News

Gum Branch seeks to keep its rural feel

Some Gum Branch residents want their city to stay the way it is.

July 22, 2015 | Tiffany King | News

F.E.A.R. matriarch sentenced to 20 years in prison

Forever Enduring Always Ready (F.E.A.R.) radical-militia matriarch Heather Salmon pleaded guilty Thursday at the Long County Courthouse for her actions in the 2011 shooting deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

July 09, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | News

Presidential eulogy for pastor

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Lines of mourners began forming at the crack of dawn at TD Arena at the College of Charleston, not far from the Emanuel AME Church, where the Rev. and South Carolina Sen. Clementa Pinckney and eight others were gunned down last week.

June 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News

Appeal filed in RH wrongful death suit

A wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Richmond Hill and one of its police officers is now headed to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

June 25, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | News

High court preserves all Affordable Care Act subsidies

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 ruling Thursday, upheld the Affordable Care Act subsidies that have helped millions of Americans, including 412,000 Georgians, obtain insurance coverage.

June 25, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | News

Liberty NAACP leader: Charleston church mass shooting highlights need for dialogue

The Wednesday night killing of nine people by a white gunman in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, highlights the need for everyone to come together and discuss the difficult topics of race, politics and religion, according to the Liberty County NAACP president.

June 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | News

BoE candidate profile: Yvette Keel

Dr. Yvette Keel wants to give back to the community that has given her so much. The retired educator hopes to do this by winning the District 6 seat on the Liberty County Board of Education, vacated by Sampie Smith in February.

May 26, 2015 | By Tiffany King | News

More suits filed in fatal I-16 pileup

Two wrongful-death lawsuits were filed Tuesday in Bryan County Superior Court in connection with the Interstate 16 pileup that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students last month, and a third is expected soon.

May 13, 2015 | By Jason Wermers | News

Young drowning victim identified

The child who drowned in a family pool has been identified by Long County authorities as Luke Aaron Paton.

May 13, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News

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FEMA workers in area

Liberty County residents will have to wait a bit longer to see whether federal individual assistance will help them cover costs associated with damages from ...

October 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | News

Ludowici Police chief involved in accident

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell is being evaluated at an area hospital after his patrol car was struck this morning on Highway 84.

October 13, 2016 | Staff Report | News

Carter visits Liberty County

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

October 12, 2016 | Patty Leon | News

Long schools closed Tuesday

Editor's note: The below email was sent out by Long County Schools superintendent Dr. Robert Waters this morning. It wasn't posted sooner due ...

October 10, 2016 | Staff report | News

Local updates

Clean up and recovery continues and some businesses and offices are set to open while others remain close. Here is a brief list of what ...

October 10, 2016 | Patty Leon | News

Be wary of scams during cleanup

As residents return to their homes, cleanup efforts have ramped up and Liberty County Emergency Management Director Mike Hodges said that has opened the door ...

October 10, 2016 | Patty Leon | News

Local curfew lifted

Liberty County is lifting the dusk to dawn curfew effective as of 5 p.m. today. According to the press release and under the request ...

October 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | News

PSA announcement for local businesses

The following is a press release from the Liberty County Health Department:

October 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | News

Some areas returning to normal

As residents begin to return to the east end of the county, businesses are starting to get back to normal in the western section of ...

October 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | News

Recovery continues

The Liberty County Office of Emergency Management continues to allow limited access re-entry to residents who evacuated the east end of the county.

October 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | News

Sunday delivery halted

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October 08, 2016 | Staff Report | News

Boil water in Long County

Officials with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency sent out a notice Saturday on behalf of Long County leaders.

October 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | News

Recovery efforts underway

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners is asking those who evacuated to not re-enter the county until further notice.

October 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | News

Shuttle services available

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency will begin shuttling people to Red Cross Sheltering locations, who have no other means of evacuating to a safe ...

October 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | News

Mandatory evacuations issued

The Liberty County Commission has just issued a mandatory evacuation for everyone living east of Highway 17.

October 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | News

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