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Commission hears tax refund appeals

The Liberty County Commission has a year to decide four ad valorem tax-refund requests that were argued before it Thursday.

March 25, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Rainy weekend in forecast

A rainy weekend is in store for Liberty County and the rest of Coastal Georgia.

March 22, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Long Commission weighs into gun battle

The Long County Commission at its March 5 meeting adopted a resolution to preserve and protect the second amendment of the constitution, which addresses the rights of citizens to own firearms.

March 22, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


City represented at development meet

The Georgia Downtown Association hosted its annual Downtown Development Day at the state Capitol on March 12.

March 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Owners appeal taxes to commission

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday will hear four ad valorem tax-refund requests, the first of such hearings in about two years.

March 20, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Parkway study will solicit opinions

An anonymous complaint recently made through the Coastal Courier's "Sound Off" claimed that city leaders are planning to rezone the Veterans Parkway corridor from the intersection of E.G. Miles Parkway to Fort Stewart. The caller warned homeowners to put their property up for sale because city leaders' "quiet rezoning will make it commercial to benefit somebody's pocketbook."

March 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long election results official

Final results from last Tuesday's Long County General Primary show that a runoff will be required in the District 3 commissioner's race, according to board of election's administrative assistant Lindsey Edge.

March 20, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Ludowici Council approves budget

The Ludowici City Council approved the city's 2013 budget for the water and sewer and general funds during Thursday afternoon's meeting.

March 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City reworking peddler laws

A proposal that "closes loopholes that were perceived to be in our peddler license ordinance" will come before the Hinesville City Council later this month.

March 17, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Bus drivers petition to get boss back

A month after the Liberty County Board of Education voted not to renew the contract for its transportation director, 30 bus drivers within the system have presented a petition asking the board to reconsider its decision.

March 15, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Roadblocks to neighborhood sign frustrate residents

Phillip Parham and other members of a neighborhood watch in Sherwood Forest Subdivision are frustrated after trying for months to get an entrance sign to their neighborhood built.

March 15, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


City officials host African ambassador

Hinesville Mayor James Thomas; Lt. Col. Simon Gardner, 82 Civil Affairs Battalion; and local clergy recently welcomed Dickson Ogwang, the minister counselor for the Ugandan embassy in Washington, D.C., to the community for a goodwill visit. The Coastal Georgia School of Missions organization coordinated the luncheon March 1 at Hinesville City Hall. The event highlighted Ogwang's visit to learn about the cultures represented in Hinesville.

March 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Shelter, neighbors at odds over noise

Long County residents for months have complained about the noise coming from a Hugh Gordon Lane animal-rescue ranch, and leaders hope a Friday hearing will help a solution come to light.

March 13, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Incumbents trounced in Long County voting

Six incumbents lost their seats in Long County primary voting Tuesday and a runoff will be required in the only three-person race.

March 13, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Fee complaints aired in Long County

New Coastal Health District Health Director Dr. Diane Weems dealt with allegations and complaints regarding Long County's environmental-health office Thursday during the Long County Board of Health's quarterly meeting.

March 12, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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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


Clarktown Road to close for railroad work

Clarktown Road in Bryan County will be closed from Jan. 17 through Jan. 19 for repairs at the railroad crossing, according to county officials.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Burnsed honored at reception

Jimmy Burnsed often said he saw his role as chairman of the Bryan County Commission as that of a consensus builder who hated the word ...

January 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County postpones vote on 'cluster' ordinance for subdivisions

If new Bryan County Commission Chairman Carter Infinger thought his first meeting as chairman was going to go smoothly, he was probably surprised.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Cold can’t keep ’em away

It was very cold Saturday, the day of the annual Long County Martin Luther King Parade, but residents showed up to support his memory and ...

January 12, 2017 | By Carolyn Leonard Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


GSU merger approved

Today, the Board of Regents approved Chancellor Steve Wrigley's recommendation for two consolidations within the University System of Georgia: Georgia Southern University and Armstrong ...

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area regent reportedly leaning toward merger of Armstrong and GSU

UPDATE: The merger of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University has been approved.

January 11, 2017 | By Al Hackle ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local news


Man gets life for 2014 murder

Convicted wife killer Perry Lee Hatcher was sentenced to life in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Fix on way for Veterans Parkway

The Liberty County Commission has joined with the city of Hinesville to try to prevent what City Manager Billy Edwards called a quagmire of traffic ...

January 11, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Group moves forward on affordable housing for workers

A group pushing for more affordable workforce housing wants to build some in Riceboro and Midway.

January 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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