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New state laws take effect today

Several new laws passed last year by the Georgia legislature and signed by Gov. Nathan Deal become effective today, Jan. 1, 2012. Among these new laws are House Bill 87, Senate Bill 240 and House Bill 269.

January 01, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Progress continues on historic home’s relocation

Progress continues on the historic Mills House's move to its new home in Long County. Its carport has already been removed and taken to another site. A 10-foot by 35-foot section on the right face of the old home has been separated from the rest of the house and laid on long steel I-beams and wooden blocks.

January 01, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Council offers cooking classes, exhibition reception

If your New Year's resolution is to rediscover the finer things in life, the Hinesville Area Arts Council has upcoming events aimed to help you succeed.

January 01, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Deputies grow goatees to help local families in need

Citizens of Liberty County may notice that some sheriff's deputies are sporting a new look.

January 01, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville councilmen sworn in

The city of Hinesville held an inauguration ceremony Thursday for its newly re-elected officials, including five city council members and mayor. City Manager Billy Edwards served as host for the event while Probate Judge Nancy K. Aspinwall administered the oath of office to the officials.

December 30, 2011 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


End of year brings Ludowici investigation, big meth bust

In the final of our four-part retrospective, the Courier recalls the top headlines from October through the end of 2011.

December 30, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Committee upholds officer’s termination

The city of Hinesville's Grievance and Appeals Committee unanimously decided Tuesday to uphold a decision by Police Chief George Stagmeier and City Manager Billy Edwards to fire former police officer Mark Scott. While admitting he made some mistakes that warranted disciplinary action, Scott appealed their September 2011 decision, saying none of his mistakes, when considered separately, warranted termination.

December 30, 2011 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville’s jobless rate dips to 8.9 percent

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced recently that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Hinesville decreased to 8.9 percent in November, down five-tenths of a percentage point from 9.4 percent in October. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville in November a year ago was also 8.9 percent.

December 30, 2011 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Club’s car wash helps children

The Crown Rydaz's recent charitable car wash netted more than $500, which was used to buy toys and gifts for the children at Gabriel's House in Hinesville. Club members thanked the community for support. (Photo provided)

December 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Local news


Mills House to be relocated

The Mills House, a historic home on the corner of Oglethorpe Highway and Memorial Drive, is not going to be destroyed, but it is going to be taken apart and moved. The 125-year-old property was purchased by attorneys Joel and Jay Osteen in 2004, but a request for a zoning change and a decision about what to do with the house on the property have hampered

December 28, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Tax notices are late, but county accepting payments

Though 2011 Liberty County property tax bills are just now hitting mailboxes, Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones is spreading the message that property owners don't have to wait for their invoices to make payments.

December 28, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fires, lemonade stand make headlines during the summer

In the third of a four-part retrospective, the Courier recalls the top headlines from July through September of 2011.

December 28, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Midway City Council adopts $1.6 million budget, hires judge

At a recent meeting, Midway adopted a $1.6 million budget for 2012 that includes funds for two new police cars and part-time assistance for the city clerk and finance officer.

December 28, 2011 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Citizens, officials make senior citizens’ holidays merrier

From left: Commissioner Gary Gilliard, Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Larry Baker, Ritchie Anderson, Felecia Holmes, Angie Perkins and Gary Gilliard II prepare to donate 85 hams and 40 turkeys to senior citizens throughout Liberty County. The Christmas giveaway was supported by Seven Ministries, Attorney Kelly Davis, MACE Commander James Reid, Sheriff Steve Sikes, Clay Sikes, C.L. Barrett and Kenny Fussell. (Photo provided)

December 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Local news


Ludowici audit update

During the Thursday meeting, the Ludowici City Council also heard updates from auditor Christopher Lightle, who was brought on after city clerk Tara Manning was suspended earlier this month. At the Dec. 13 meeting, Lightle, an accountant with Karp, Ronning and Tindal Certified Public Accounting, presented a preliminary report that noted concerns about lack of budgetary controls, adopted financial controls not being enforced, duplicate payments for some services, cash accounts not being recorded accurately and financial statements not being reported monthly.

December 27, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Five running to be Hinesville mayor

Hinesville is set to have the most-active local election season, with qualifying producing contested races for all but one City Council seat and five candidates ...

September 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


City Council approves zoning change

The Hinesville City Council met this afternoon and discussed the following business:

September 03, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


One qualifies early for Hinesville mayor

The 2015 election season kicked off Monday, and candidates are qualifying for municipal offices in Liberty and Long counties.

September 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Dog-service business gets approved

Howlin' Happy K9 Services & Training, a home-based pet business, was approved by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners earlier this evening.

September 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Ludowici rodeo to honor its late founder Saturday

It's been said that cowboys never die, they just ride off into the sunset.

September 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Liberty Regional Medical Center names its new CEO

Liberty Regional Medical Center has hired a new chief executive officer to run the hospital, four months after longtime CEO H. Scott Kroell retired.

September 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Students keep enrolling

The number of students in the Liberty County School System is growing.

September 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Midway man wins $100,000 from lottery

A Midway man has grabbed a Georgia Lottery prize worth $100,000.

August 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Qualifying for municipal elections starts

Election season officially kicks off Monday.

August 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Savannah Riverkeeper named spokeswoman in effort to fight pipeline

SAVANNAH - The Push Back the Pipeline Coalition announced that Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus will become the new spokesperson for the group in its efforts against ...

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Riceboro gets loan to replace water meters

The city of Riceboro has been awarded a $155,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority board of directors.

August 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


More businesses on McLarry’s Curve?

McLarry's Curve in Flemington could see more businesses in the near future.

August 25, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Long County's Night Out draws crowd

Long County held its National Night Out on Aug. 14 with a large crowd on hand to enjoy the evening.

August 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Ludowici mayor aims at deserted mobile homes

Deserted mobile homes in Ludowici are receiving the attention of the city's mayor.

August 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty County School System to hold first ‘Battle of the Cats’ spirit rally

The Liberty County School System recently announced that it will hold a community spirit rally in preparation for the Bradwell Institute vs. Liberty High School ...

August 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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