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Property taxes can now be paid

City of Hinesville and Liberty County property taxes can now be paid.

December 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Residents oppose Gumbranch subdivision

Forty one Gumbranch residents near Groover Road signed a petition to block the rezoning of more than 41 acres for the development of a subdivision.

December 28, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Development Authority votes to prep building for new tenant

The Liberty County Development Authority authorized measures to prepare the former operations building of its defunct water reclamation plant for use by a firm that will convert food waste into salable organic fertilizer.

December 28, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Officials seek countywide internet access

Low cost county-wide access to the internet could be here in the near future.

December 28, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Memorial for homeless who have died

On the longest night of the year, and one of the coldest, local residents banded together at Bradwell Park to pay their respects to those less fortunate.

December 26, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Christmas wishes

It's usually one of the most-asked questions of the season. "What do you want for Christmas?"

December 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Fort Stewart Red Club takes on service projects for the holidays

On Dec. 10, the Red Club Fort Stewart partnered with Keep Liberty Beautiful and conducted the first part of their Holiday For Heroes Project at the gates on Fort Stewart.

December 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Development authority to report on its progress

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Jan. 26, at Connection Church, 116 Patriot's Trail, Flemington.

December 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Savannah area’s economic indicators expected to slow into the middle of next year

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor, which analyzes data and identifies trends affecting the regional economy, reports that the Savannah metro economy maintained its course of healthy growth through the third quarter of 2016.

December 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


City leaders discuss public safety officer position

Hinesville officials are looking into hiring a public safety director for the city.

December 21, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


County sets millage rates, waits on tax appeal

The Liberty County Commission gave formal approval Thursday to the previously announced tax millage rates and voted to ask for a court order allowing them to collect taxes based on a temporary version of the county tax digest.

December 20, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Judge could let taxes be collected despite appeal

If a local superior court judge says its OK to send out of property tax bills at a Dec. 29 hearing, Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones plans to begin collecting taxes that same day.

December 18, 2016 | Tiffany King and Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


Judge rules LRMC in contempt of court over records dispute

The Hospital Authority of Liberty County and Liberty Regional Medical Center are in contempt of court after failing to produce documents requested Aug. 12, according to records in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts database.

December 18, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Club owners say they're making changes for safety's sake

Cream Sports Bar and Lounge is ready to make some changes, according to club owners Sheron Cobb and Calvin Wright.

December 17, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Hurricane survivor services outreach ends Friday

Gateway Behavioral Health was selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide community liaison services throughout the coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

December 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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FPCA students witness history

Mackenzie Bazemore said her phone clocked her at 27,605 steps on Friday as she and 14 other First Presbyterian Christian Academy students walked around ...

January 21, 2017 | Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Jury awards $15 million to survivor of I-16 crash

A Bryan County jury on Friday awarded $15 million to Megan Richards, one of two survivors of an April 22, 2015 crash on I-16 which ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Utility honored for storm work

PALM BEACH, FL - The Edison Electric Institute Jan. 11 presented its "Emergency Recovery Award" to Georgia Power for its efforts after Hurricane Matthew hit Georgia ...

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leadership class learns about county government

The 2016-17 Leadership Liberty class had its Liberty County Commission session on Jan. 11, as part of the nine-month leadership development class.

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


State suffering nurse shortage

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 20, 2017 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Local news


Water deemed safe after spillage

Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson released a public notice to inform the public of a sewage spill that happened Wednesday.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County celebrates MLK Day 2017

This past weekend was a celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,, through the arts, which culminated with the annual MLK parade Monday in ...

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Update: Soldier charged, officers on administrative leave after shots fired in incident

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his 2011 Nissan Pathfinder after he ...

January 18, 2017 | Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Pop & Read at Stafford Pavillion

The conventional storytime is getting more interactive and Liberty County's youngest residents are invited to the first of a new literacy program that one ...

January 18, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long's new senator takes oath of office

ATLANTA - Sen. Blake Tillery, R-Vidalia, was sworn into office as a Georgia senator by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel in a ceremony at the ...

January 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoE to look at charter bus expenses

The Board of Education has decided to take a closer look at the charter buses hired for student travel.

January 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Police fire shots at car after driver tries to flee traffic stop

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his vehicle after he allegedly nearly ...

January 16, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Case laid out for taxing privat property on post

Liberty County's Board of Assessors displayed a Department of the Army-state of Georgia agreement saying that the state has jurisdiction over taxation of private ...

January 16, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Governor delivers State of State

Editor's note: Gov. Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State Address to the General Assembly Wednesday. He used Johnny Mercer's song, "Accentuate ...

January 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Second Harvest in Long County on Friday

St. Thomas Baptist Church on Highway 301 in Long County is distributing free food to residents in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p ...

January 12, 2017 | Carolyn Leonard For the Coastal Courier | Local news


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