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Liberty schools ready to feed kids over summer

The Liberty County School System Nutrition Program will provide free meals to children during the summer.

May 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | News

Update: Midnight Rider director released from jail

JESUP - Citing an unlawful sentencing, the director of the "Midnight Rider" movie, a proposed Greg Allman biopic, was released from Wayne County jail Wednesday after serving one year and 14 days of his two-year sentence.

March 28, 2016 | Patty Leon | News

'Spring forward' Sunday morning

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks when daylight saving time begins Sunday.

March 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | News

Legislators reflect sharp divide on Medicaid expansion

ATLANTA - A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers recently voiced agreement on at least a couple of health-care issues.

January 23, 2016 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | News

Two on Shorter U. dean's list

ROME, Ga. - Shorter University has announced students named to the dean's list during the fall semester of 2015.

January 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | News

Identity protection is now available for Georgia voters

ATLANTA - The Secretary of State's office is providing one year of complimentary credit monitoring and identity restoration services to all Georgia voters whose information appeared on the Oct. 13 voter list.

January 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | News

Ga. seeks to raise awareness of sleep-related infant deaths

DECATUR - Public awareness of sleep-related infant deaths is critical in preventing these deaths, the GBI reports.

January 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | News

Ga. announces new teen and parent driving guide

Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell announced this week that an updated version of the DDS Parent Teen Driving Guide will be available online at and at licensing centers statewide beginning in January.

January 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | News

Liberty property tax bills in mail

That card from the county this week is not for Christmas. It is your property tax bill.

December 22, 2015 | Tiffany King | News

State halting lane closures to make roads safer

JESUP - The Georgia Department of Transportation wants to add to your holiday cheer by suspending construction-related lane closures for the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays.

December 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | News

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

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 4 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for portions of Liberty, Long and McIntosh County in southeastern Georgia until 4 ...

March 20, 2018 | Staff Report | News

Free tax preparation available

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation for the general public through April 17.

March 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News

City of Hinesville Affected by Ransomware Incident

When Hinesville's computer systems went down in February, city officials called it an "IT outage."

March 19, 2018 | Staff Report | News

Georgians report early sightings of black bears

Historically, reports of black bear sightings increase each year after the start of spring when hungry bears emerge from their winter den sites. However, this ...

March 19, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News

Midway Day Fest set for April 21

The city of Midway invites the community to bring friends and family to Midway Day Fest on April 21 at the Liberty County Community Complex ...

March 15, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News

Fire hazards, freeze warnings in effect

The National Weather Service, Charleston, has issued a special weather statement warning of fire hazards and freeze warnings for Long and Liberty County.

March 14, 2018 | Patty Leon | News

Middle School student disciplined for threat

A student from Lewis Frasier Middle School was disciplined after posting a threat on social media.

March 14, 2018 | Patty Leon | News

Hudgens: Flood insurance can be valuable

Flood Safety Preparedness Week in Georgia is March 11-16, and Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that a flood insurance policy can be ...

March 14, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News

Leadership class visits LRMC

The 2017-2018 Leadership Liberty class toured Liberty Regional Medical Center (LRMC) March 7 as part of their nine-month leadership development class.

March 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News

Road work causes lane closures on Hwy. 119

Georgia Department of Transportation will have lane closures set up this week in Liberty County, weather permitting.

March 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News

Chatham Area transit contractor convicted of fraud, bribery

Anthony Florence, a contractor for the Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT), was convicted Feb. 28 by a federal jury on 22 counts of mail fraud ...

March 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News

Fires destroy two Long County homes

Officials are investigating two home fires in Long County in as many days and one of them has already been labeled arson.

March 12, 2018 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | News

Military operation to offer free medical, dental, veterinary care

Thousands of people in need of medical care can receive it at no-cost in May during Operation Empower Health-Greater Savannah, a U.S. Military exercise ...

March 12, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News

St. Joseph’s/Candler gets $30k for teen support program

Howard Family Dental Foundation, the charitable foundation of a dental office group based in Coastal Georgia and South Carolina, recently donated $30,000 to St ...

March 09, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News

Ossabaw foundation welcomes new officers and trustees for 2018

At the Ossabaw Island Foundation's annual meeting on Jan. 18 the following new Board of Trustees officers were announced:

March 08, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News

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