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Employee raises saved, tax increase higher

The first action item on Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting agenda was to approve a revised budget for fiscal year 2015.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway residents help update land-use map

Fewer than a dozen Midway residents joined Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission officials Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex to discuss and assist updating the Midway subarea land-use map.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commission talks budget ahead of millage-rate hearings

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a financial report from county Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

November 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County commissioner raises discrimination concerns in roads department

An otherwise-routine employment process with the Long County roads department has received the attention of the county commissioner responsible for that department.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Tornado watch, freeze watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Liberty, Long, Bryan, Wayne, Chatham and most of eastern Georgia until 6 p.m. today.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Kesslers students join record attempt at cup stacking

About 175 students at Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School attempted a world record in cup stacking Thursday.

November 14, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City millage rate increasing by up to .94 mills

After more than an hour and a half debate Thursday over possible cuts to make up a $1.3 million budget deficit, city leaders conceded they have to increase the property taxes by .94 of a mill, though maybe less.

November 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


World War II veteran returns to Fort Stewart

In 1943, Sgt. Frank Moore was a soldier with the Army's 4th Infantry Division, XII Corps. As he and his unit prepared for the Allied invasion at Normandy, he spent a summer in Coastal Georgia, sleeping in the fields of Camp Stewart.

November 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


MidCoast moves forward with runway extension

The Local Joint Management Board of the MidCoast Regional Airport met Thursday to discuss plans for the runway-extension project, among other business.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council plans to tackle new budget with SPLOST failure

Failure of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to pass in last week's election was hardly mentioned until the end of Thursday's city council meeting.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commissioners preparing to resume budget talks

As part of his administrative report to Liberty County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday night's meeting, County Administrator Joey Brown advised commissioners they'd have to talk about the county's budget at the next meeting if the referendum for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax did not pass.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


UPDATE: County assessing SPLOST failure

Liberty County voters on Tuesday decided that they did not want to see another round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The referendum to approve another six-year SPLOST period failed in a race that came down to a difference of 90 votes.

November 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty votes down SPLOST

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum proved to be the race to watch Tuesday night, as Liberty County voters nearly were split down the middle on whether or not the 1 percent sales tax would see another six-year term in the county.

November 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


LCPC recommends Flemington annex property straddling city line

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended that the city of Flemington annex eight parcels of land that mistakenly were identified as un-zoned county property.

October 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Early voting nearly over; Sunday turnout 'exceeds expectations'

The general elections are a week away, but Liberty Countians have been casting ballots since Oct. 13 at two polling locations.

October 27, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee and Jeff Whitten | Local news


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Death of Civilian hunter reported on Fort Stewart

(FORT STEWART, Ga.) - A civilian hunter was found in a Fort Stewart training area by family members around 10 p.m. Sunday after he did ...

October 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ft. Stewart gears up for Fall Fest

A four-day carnival, part of Fall Fest at Fort Stewart, is coming to Donovan Field Thursday-Sunday.

October 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Pastor running for Flemington Council seat

Editor's note: Profiles of candidates for the Flemington City Council ran in last Sunday's Courier. However, email problems kept one from getting his ...

October 22, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Sixty years of lifting voices in song

Sarah Izzard has retired after 60 years of playing the piano at First Zion Baptist Church in Riceboro, but shows few other signs of slowing ...

October 22, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Parker’s 5th Annual Fueling the Community Golf Tournament Raises More Than $100,000 for Charity

The 5th Annual Parker's Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament, held on Oct. 11 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga., raised ...

October 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville council cuts tax bills; hikes water bills

The Hinesville City Council saved property owners some on taxes Thursday while also increasing how much all households and businesses pay in water bills.

October 21, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Teacher sorority recognized by local lawmaker

October 2017 was proclaimed International Alpha Delta Kappa month, an honorary organization for women educators, by U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter at the Liberty County ...

October 21, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County patches Rye Patch

Contractors made repairs to areas of Rye Patch Road Tuesday and Wednesday.

October 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Home Depot volunteers to finish Veterans Memorial Walk, dog park at Bryant Commons

Home Depot announced Wednesday their involvment in completing the Cisco's Dog Park and Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons.

October 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville councilman in hospital

City of Hinesville District 4 Councilman Keith Jenkins has been hospitalized due to recent health complications. He was admitted into Memorial University Medical Center in ...

October 19, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Hinesville Councilman Keith Jenkins hospitalized

City of Hinesville District 4 Councilman Keith Jenkins has been hospitalized due to recent health complications. He was admitted into Memorial University Medical Center in ...

October 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Two dead in car crash

The two people killed in an early morning car crash Thursday on E.B. Cooper Highway have been identified.

October 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long County teacher charged with sexual assault

Editor's note: This story is corrected to note the alleged victim is a male. We reported it was a female due to a source ...

October 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Liberty County loses leader

Liberty County lost a leader Saturday.

October 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


SPLOST, commission race on ballot in Long

Early voting is underway in Long County and there are two items on the ballot - a countywide vote on SPLOST renewal and District 5 commissioner.

October 18, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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