The ninth Hinesville Blues & BBQ festival was saved from potential cancellation at the 11th hour by Hinesville Area Arts Council partners Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, according to event organizers.
Liberty County, along with other counties across Georgia, has missed the state's Aug. 1 tax digest submission deadline due, in part, to a new tax law, Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones said. Jones said the tax assessor's office is responsible for preparing and taking the digest to Atlanta for submittal.
Fort Stewart soldier Capt. Jonathan Manley, wife Stephanie and daughters Savannah, 9, Cloe, 4, and Bristol, 19 months, are among the first military families to move into Marne View, a 94-unit family housing development for officers. The Manleys, Fort Stewart officials and Balfour Beatty Communities executives cut the ribbon on Marne View on Friday. Balfour Beatty built the three- and four-bedroom, two and a half bath duplex homes.
In 2009 and 2010 Hinesville's popular OktoberFest drew record crowds to the city's downtown. City officials said the festival will not be held this year because the authentic German entertainment the event is known for could not be obtained.
A number of new candidates are running against incumbent Hinesville City Council members in the Nov. 8 municipal election.
The Liberty County Board of Elections determined Thursday that candidate Douglas Burgess is not qualified to run for the District 4 Hinesville City Council seat.
Even in a slow economy, entrepreneurs still can get loans to start up or refinance a small business.
The Liberty County Board of Elections determined Thursday candidate Douglas Burgess is not qualified to run for the District 4 Hinesville City Council seat.
The Hinesville City Council met with city staff last week and this week for several budget workshops to hammer out, line item by line item, a budget for fiscal year 2012. The council held a budget workshop this morning and also scheduled one for 10 a.m. Wednesday at city hall, Hinesville Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon confirmed.
Five voters filed challenges with the Liberty County Board of Elections in the past two weeks alleging Douglas Burgess Jr. is not qualified to run for Hinesville City Council. These voters question Burgess' residency as a Hinesville city resident, claiming he may not have lived in the city the required 12 months before Nov. 8, the date of the municipal election.
Rapid small-arms fire, groans of the wounded and repeated shouts of "Incoming!" were heard before explosions split the forest air Tuesday at the Georgia Garrison Training Center on Fort Stewart. Dense yellow or green fog ringed several pairs of soldier medics as they bent over injured dummies, assessing and treating the fake soldiers' injuries while senior NCOs and officers graded their performance.
The Hinesville City Council recognized the first two graduates of the city's Assets for Independence program Thursday during a regular council meeting.
David Holcomb has served as director for the Liberty County/Armed Services Branch, YMCA of Coastal Georgia for just one month, but he has been involved with the YMCA for most of his 39 years.
Civilians, active-duty soldiers and military retirees gathered Friday at the Vietnam Veterans of America Memorial on Fort Stewart to remember 35 Georgia service members who have yet to come home from war.
Chances are newcomers driving around the Fort Stewart garrison may not notice when they cross onto the Georgia Garrison Training Center. The Georgia Army National Guard post is separate from Fort Stewart. Even so, the two installations share some common boundaries and have formed a cooperative partnership.
Democratic candidates for national, county and school board seats hobnobbed with supporters Thursday during a meet and greet event hosted by the Young Democrats of Liberty County and the Liberty County Democratic Committee at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.
Bradwell Institute showed rising ninth-graders what they can expect when they enter high school this fall during a freshmen fair Tuesday evening.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday discussed three possible sites on which to build a new animal-control facility. The county would fund the project with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.
The Liberty County Board of Education agreed last week to offer all children - regardless of ability to pay - free school breakfast for the 2014-15 school year and for three years thereafter. The board of education also agreed to raise the price of student lunches by 10 cents in order to comply with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Schools are not allowed to use excess from free-meal reimbursements to subsidize the paid lunch cost, school officials said.
The Liberty County High School drama club will be in the running for Georgia high school musical theater's version of Broadway's Tony awards, the Shuler Hensley Awards, when the cast and crew present the musical "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend.
Top Liberty County students and the teachers who most inspire them were recognized Thursday at a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon at Connection Church on Patriot's Trail in Flemington. The event, held to honor local STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program) recipients, was sponsored by Georgia Power and Savannah Technical College. The chamber has honored STAR students and teachers for more than 30 years.
Local high-school students got a feel for how a courtroom works when the Liberty County Bar on Wednesday hosted a law-day program at the justice center, complete with a mock trial. Liberty County High School students were welcomed to Courtroom A in the morning and Bradwell Institute students visited in the afternoon.
Bradwell Institute students were reminded that black history is American history during a Black History Month program Tuesday.
In an attempt to show potential new online readers what the Coastal Courier has to offer in the way of up-to-the-minute updates on intensely local news, sports, features and events, the multimedia company will launch its new metered paywall Saturday, March 1.
Liberty County school-board members witnessed the district's official social-media channels launch Tuesday morning during a regular work session.
Convicted murderers Corey Allan Brown and Andrea Renee Wilson requested new trials Monday in a hearing before Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart at the Liberty County Justice Center in downtown Hinesville.
MidCoast Regional Airport's new fixed-base operator told local Joint Management Board members Wednesday that efforts to reduce costs, train airport staff in fuel quality control and promote the airport are going well.
The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County held its first prayer rally for first responders Saturday on the steps of the historic courthouse.
Liberty County has been included in the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, according to Griffin Lotson with the corridor's commission.
Two Allenhurst residents raised concerns during Tuesday's Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting about a proposed adult-care home.