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Budget cuts slowing tax refunds

Frankie Thomas is still waiting on about $3,500 from his state taxes and doesn't like having to "go through the dickens to get your money that you've already paid for."

June 17, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | State, National


Hampton Island puts dent in tax debt

Hampton Island Preserve recently put a huge dent - some $401,600 - in the $660,000 the development owes in delinquent property taxes, interest and late fees.

June 15, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Another motel picks Flemington

A La Quinta Inn will be going up on a grassy, vacant lot on Highway 84, but there are mixed reviews on what another hotel means for Liberty County.

June 10, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Skaters just want places to fly

Names: Daniel Crary, 17, Anthony Miller, 17, Matthew Kipke, 18, Terry Wilson, 17, Ronnie Woods, 15, Chase Mullins, 15

June 10, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | About People


Tradeport entrance gets another start

With a $50,393 change order request on the table, Liberty County commissioners questioned why the engineering representative for a right turn lane on Islands Highway didn't plan to avoid the problem.

June 08, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Big Riceboro development hits snag

After Hampton Island Preserve manager Ron Leventhal vowed a lawsuit, Plum Creek was left sitting on the bank Tuesday night when Liberty County commissioners tabled a request to rezone land for the massive development.

June 05, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Vandals hit Walthourville's Johnnie Frasier Park

Investigations continue as police follow leads to find those responsible for vandalizing Walthourville's Johnnie Frasier Park this weekend.

June 03, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Poker run raises money for Lions charity

Even after Friday's rain, more than 70 riders put thunder in Stafford Park Saturday with a dice run to raise money for the Georgia Lions' Camp for the Blind.

June 03, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Lifestyle


Budget cuts may hit courts

Getting a divorce or adopting a child may take even longer if the state approves budget cuts to Superior Courts that could result in staff furloughs and decreased services.

June 03, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Time to question property taxes is here

Joe X, who didn't want to use his real name, has watched property taxes on his Hinesville home climb from $920 in 1997 to $2,028 in 2008 and he wants to know what's going on.

June 01, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


National parks advisor visits Dorchester

Many area residents probably are in the same boat as Mary Goodwich, a local for more than 20 years who has never been on the Liberty Trail.

June 01, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Sewage plant skeptics blast EPD study

"We're right back where we were," Lynda Morse told Dr. Elizabeth Booth, a scientist with the Environmental Protection Division, Wednesday night. "Why is the EPD so hell-bent on doing this? Why aren't you investigating another way?"

May 29, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Summer sun brings skin cancer risk

Clouds will eventually roll away and as the mercury rises, so may the risk of skin cancer.

May 27, 2009 | By Alena Parker Special to the Courier | Living well


County targeting eyesores

Liberty County code enforcer Tony Mullis said he "just about got his foot chopped off," when he asked a couple of municipalities to take a more proactive role in the upkeep of their cities, particularly abandoned trailers.

May 25, 2009 | Alena Parker | News


BI graduate wins car from NeSmith

Bradwell Institute senior Robert Motley drove a brand-new Chevy Cobalt to his high school graduation yesterday - and it was flawless.

May 25, 2009 | By Alena Parker | Education


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