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County approves a false-alarm ordinance

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners approved a false-alarm ordinance at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening.

July 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Public Safety


SPLOST failure could mean tax hike

With general elections only four months away, politicians are moving into full-on campaign mode. But gubernatorial, congressional and senate candidates aside, Liberty County voters will face another decision at the ballot box this November - a referendum for a special purpose local option sales tax, better known as SPLOST.

July 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty students improve CRCT scores

Liberty County students showed marked improvement in 2014 Criterion Referenced Competency Tests over last year.

June 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Tax assessment appeals due by July 7

Some Liberty County residents have expressed concern over this year's property-tax assessments.

June 28, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


LCDA to pursue permitting for business park

The Liberty County Development Authority's special-projects committee met Wednesday to further discuss budget priorities before the final fiscal-year 2015 budget is adopted Monday.

June 27, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Business


4-Hers place at state horse show

Four Liberty County youths displayed their equestrian prowess at the 2014 Georgia 4-H State Horse Show June 11-14 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry.

June 25, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Lifestyle


Superintendent says she's working for change

Editor's note: The past few months, the Coastal Courier received several letters and phone calls, all anonymous, alleging poor management and questionable use of funds by the Liberty County School System administration, now headed by Dr. Valya Lee. The Courier's policy has been and remains that sources sign and acknowledge the letters we receive for publication, but in some cases, when a slew of letters make similar claims, we look into the matter, report on what we know and offer all sides the opportunity to respond. That is the case here. We began our coverage by bringing the ...

June 25, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Superintendent marking first year on job

Editor's note: The past few months, the Coastal Courier received several letters and phone calls, all anonymous, alleging poor management and questionable use of funds by the Liberty County School System administration, now headed by Dr. Valya Lee. The Courier's policy has been and remains that sources sign and acknowledge the letters we receive for publication, but in some cases, when a slew of letters make similar claims, we look into the matter, report on what we know and offer all sides the opportunity to respond. That is the case here. We began our coverage by bringing the ...

June 23, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


County officials say it is in good shape

Local government officials, business leaders and community members gathered at CenturyLink's 50/50 building Thursday for a State of the County address by Board of Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown. The address was part of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Progress Through People Luncheon series.

June 20, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Superintendent restructures board office

The Liberty County School System has undergone many changes in the past year - some originating within the school system, others coming from the state level or higher.

June 20, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Rotary planning fishing tourney

The Hinesville Rotary Club discussed a fishing-tournament fundraiser during its weekly meeting Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn on East Oglethorpe Highway.

June 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local sports


Development authority continues budget discussion

The Liberty County Development Authority held a special projects-committee meeting Wednesday to discuss improvement priorities for the Tradeport East Business Center.

June 17, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


MidCoast reflooring plans move forward

The MidCoast Regional Airport's local joint-management board Thursday approved re-flooring plans that have been in the works for at least three years, according to previous Courier reports.

June 17, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


3rd ID celebrates Army birthday

More than 5,000 3rd Infantry Division soldiers celebrated the Army's 239th birthday Friday with a division run and ceremonial cake-cutting near Marne Garden on Fort Stewart.

June 16, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Military


BoE Oks budget, recognizes new hires

The Liberty County Board of Education met Tuesday night for a regularly scheduled session.

June 13, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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Board receives update on iPad initiative

The Liberty County Board of Education received an update on its upcoming iPad initiative at a scheduled work session Tuesday morning.

July 25, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Education


Number of foreclosures worry county commisison

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a petition from JC Vision and Associates, Inc. at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

July 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News


LCDA approves bond resolution

The Liberty County Development Authority held a called meeting Tuesday to approve a resolution to restructure bond debt.

July 19, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Business


Planning commission recommends OK for store

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a rezoning petition filed on behalf of a developer with plans to build a grocery store and gas station at 1422 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Youth get experience, paid training

For many students, summer means swimming pools, suntans and shopping malls. But for 35 Riceboro teenagers, the summer break is an opportunity to gain real-world work experience while exploring career options.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Educators preparing for upcoming classes

Liberty County School System administrators gathered Wednesday and Thursday at the Performing Arts Center for a Summer Leadership Institute.

July 14, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Board of Ed talks LCHS fire-protection options

The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday discussed ways to bolster Liberty County High School's fire protection.

July 11, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Education


GANG expands back-to-school rally

For the past 15 years, Project Reach GANG has hosted a summertime back-to-school rally in Riceboro's Briar Bay Park. This year, however, the GANG - short for God's Anointed Now Generation - is making a weekend of it.

July 09, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


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