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Manager says city taxes not going up

City Manager Billy Edwards said a news release issued by the city in accordance with Georgia law and printed in the Courier's Oct. 30 issue has created a lot of unnecessary concern and negative comments.

November 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Council will now decide Sunday alcohol sales

Westside voters said no to annexation Tuesday. Of 109 votes cast in two precincts, six voted yes and 103 voted no. For the referendum for Sunday package sales of alcohol, 298 Hinesville voters cast their votes, with 190 voting for the referendum and 108 voting no.

November 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Slow voting re-elects Midway incumbents

Midway voters Tuesday re-elected Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington and incumbent council members Curtes Roberts Sr., Mayor Pro-tem Levern Clancy Jr. and Melice Gerace. Stanley Brown Sr. will be sworn in when outgoing council member Terry Doyle's term is up at the end of the calendar year. Midway's mayor and council serve four-year terms.

November 06, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Sunday alcohol sales referendum passes

For the referendum for Sunday package sales of alcohol, 298 Hinesville voters cast their votes, with 190 voting for the referendum and 108 voting no. Westside voters said no to annexation Tuesday. Of 109 votes cast in two precincts, six voted yes and 103 voted no.

November 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Public views parkway master plan

Hinesville residents who live or own property along Veterans Parkway were able to see the final draft of the master plan for the Veterans Parkway Overlay District on Tuesday at city hall.

November 04, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Board attendance policy weighed

A committee formed by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday to consider amending an attendance policy that affects those appointed to serve on locally created county boards.

November 01, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


City is proposing tax hike

The city of Hinesville on Monday announced its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 3.49 percentage over the rollback millage rate.

October 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


School board hires art center coordinator

The Liberty County Board of Education agreed during last week's work session to contract a coordinator to oversee the Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center.

October 28, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Retired Educator Day set in Long County

The Long County Commission had a full plate at its Oct. 8 meeting. Here are some updates to key items of business that were discussed and acted on at that meeting.

October 26, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Elected officials fund retirement accounts

A Sound off caller recently expressed concern regarding information in a Courier article about the city council's approval of the fiscal year 2014 budget, which included an increase in council members' personal contribution to the state's retirement system for government workers and elected officials.

October 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Meeting focuses on health care act

State Rep. Al Williams sponsored a town-hall meeting Monday on the Affordable Care Act at the courthouse in Hinesville. The gathering was designed to inform residents about the new health-care law and to equip consumers with the knowledge they need to apply for insurance on the health-care exchanges.

October 25, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long County students, employees recognized

Several Long County school system students and employees recently were recognized for their achievements.

October 24, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Listen to governor's talk

Gov. Nathan Deal covered a range of topics in his 25-minute speech on Olvey Field this morning. You can listen to it by clicking on the media player at left. Some parts do have wind noise, but all of his address is understandable.

October 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Radio controlled planes take to skies

Radio-control pilots demonstrated their model aeronautic skills last weekend at the Veterans and Angels Fly-in as they directed their planes into loops and turns and deftly maneuvered small copters overhead. The local Blazing Angels RC Squadron club organized the event at the old airport that straddles the Liberty and Long county line off Airport Road. Pilots' fees and donations from thepublic benefited Fort Stewart's Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

October 23, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


City OKs budget $500,000 smaller than current

Hinesville City Council approved its fiscal year 2014 budget Thursday afternoon.

October 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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FPCA graduates 25

Twenty-five teenagers took their first step into adulthood Saturday morning as First Presbyterian Christian Academy ushered out the graduating class of 2017.

May 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Future teachers get a signing day

High school athletes are usually the ones signing letters of intent this time of year but on Wednesday it was the academic students' turn for ...

May 21, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Former members allege church is a cult

Former members of the House of Prayer Christian Church off Airport Road in Hinesville claim the church and its leaders are running a cult, not ...

May 20, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Congressman attends Long Co. Law Day

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter was the keynote speaker at the 6th annual Law Day May 9 in Ludowici.

May 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Notice any differences?

Notice any differences in the Coastal Courier these days?

May 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Leaving Bradwell no easy decision for Carrier

Leaving Bradwell Institute was not an easy decision for Principal Scott Carrier.

May 17, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Missing man found

Update: Wallace Pascual has been found. He is alive and well, per sources.

May 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Cancer doesn't care how healthy you are

Karen Higgasson is a mom who is always on the go. The mother of four girls is not only a soccer mom, but also a ...

May 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville home destroyed in blaze

A Hinesville home was destroyed Sunday afternoon when flames raged through the structure.

May 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


BoE member suspended for travel by chairwoman

Liberty County Board of Education member Marcus Scott IV has been suspended from attending conferences or workshops for the next 12 months, by board Chairwoman ...

May 14, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Finalists named for interim superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education has narrowed down its list to three candidates for interim superintendent, while the district starts the search for a ...

May 14, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


City annexes land; changes strategy in mosquito war

Hinesville is continuing to expand, after city council voted May 4 to annex rezone 28.1 acres off Highway 196 at the request of developer ...

May 14, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Sentences handed down for meth ring

Statesboro, GA – Jeramie Thomas Leslie, 31, of Guyton, was sentenced earlier this week by United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 112 months ...

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Hinesville's Fort Stewart wastewater treatment facility has sewage release

Hinesville's wastewater treatment plant on Fort Stewart released gallons of sewage early Thursday morning.

May 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County High School student injured, flown to hospital

A Long County High School student was flown by medical helicopter to a Savannah hospital Thursdasy as a result of injuries received as he and ...

May 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


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