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More than 20% of proposed SPLOST earmarked for debt

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Monday finalized a list of road and building projects that would be funded if a new Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax is approved by voters Nov. 4.

May 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City looking at ban on pets from buildings, parks

A dog with a bladder that just couldn't wait while its owner paid a bill at Hinesville City Hall has prompted introduction of an ordinance to ban pets from all Hinesville property, including parks.

May 09, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


New gun law has city officials worried

A state law expanding gun owners' rights to carry their weapons is prompting Hinesville officials to weigh security at city hall and other public places.

May 06, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Candidate questioned at forum

Six Liberty County political hopefuls took part in Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's political forum Tuesday evening at the Shuman Recreation Center.

May 02, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Searching for meaning after child's death

Two years after her son, TJ Floyd, was stabbed to death, Debbie Floyd feels she has turned a corner.

April 30, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Too many projects proposed for SPLOST

Hinesville, Midway and Riceboro leaders met Monday with Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown to talk about municipal and county projects to promote November's referendum to renew the special-local-option-sales-tax.

April 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Early voting off to a slow start

Early voting began Monday. Turnout has been slow.

April 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Chamber asked to speak out about range expansion

The Altamaha Federal Credit Union Ludowici office hosted the Long County Chamber of Commerce's monthly Business After Hours Thursday.

April 29, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Williams named legislator of year

ATLANTA - State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, recently was named legislator of the year by the 100 Black Men of Southeast Georgia.

April 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


'My Voter Page' app available

With early voting for the May 20 primary starting today, the state has broadened voters access to polling information.

April 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Most 2015 priorities connect to SPLOST

The 500-pound gorilla at the annual countywide planning workshop Wednesday-Friday was the upcoming renewal the county's special purpose local option sales tax.

April 28, 2014 | By Michelle K.W. Ricketson Correspondent | Local news


Planning workshop working on goals

Liberty County community leaders and elected officials met for the 23rd annual planning workshop on St. Simons Island this week. On Wednesday, about 54 people reviewed progress made on the top five goals from the 2013 workshop - BRAC, education, quality of life, SPLOST 2015 and workforce development - before deciding on 2014 goals.

April 26, 2014 | By Michelle K.W. Ricketson Correspondent | Local news


Democrats award banquet is May 3

The Liberty County Democratic Party will have its annual awards banquet Saturday, May 3, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., and the program starts at 7. The keynote speaker is Rashad Richey of CBS Radio WAOK in Atlanta.

April 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Two controlled burns on post today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is burning about 900 acres in the northwest part of the post today, according to a news release from Fort Stewart's public affairs office.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Some work downtown nearing end

The mess behind the courthouse annex in downtown Hinesville should start clearing up soon, engineer Trent Long told the Liberty County Commission Thursday.

April 23, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


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Two mayors elected to GMA Board

Hinesville Mayor James Thomas and Midway Mayor Clemontine Washington were elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting June 23 in Savannah.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Board taps Michelle Ricketson to lead downtown development authority

After an extensive search, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors selected Michelle Ricketson as the agency's new executive director.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hineshouse runs free summer learning camp

Now that the school year is over, many local children are attending a free summer learning camp hosted by the Hineshouse Project Inc.'s Resident Services Department.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Dasher ends 45-year lumber yard career

Hinesville native William Dasher celebrated 45 years of employment with a retirement barbecue Thursday at Downs Lumber and Supply.

July 07, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty celebrates Independence Day

Events at Fort Stewart and Fort Morris gave Liberty County families and visitors an opportunity to celebrate the nation's birthday all day long Friday.

July 05, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Local news


God and Country Day planned in Ludowici

Faith Baptist Church will host "God and Country Day" at 11 a.m. Sunday at 12 S. McDonald St. in Ludowici.

July 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


SPLOST failure could mean tax hike

With general elections only four months away, politicians are moving into full-on campaign mode. But gubernatorial, congressional and senate candidates aside, Liberty County voters will face another decision at the ballot box this November - a referendum for a special purpose local option sales tax, better known as SPLOST.

July 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Hinesville Rotary installs new officers

The Hinesville Rotary Club installed new officers Tuesday night at its weekly meeting. New club President Brigitte Shanken and fellow officers were sworn in by Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson.

July 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Area under Tropical Storm Watch

The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a Tropical Storm Alert for Arthurs at 11:20 a.m.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


John McIver honored in auditorium dedication

Former Liberty County Commission Chairman John D. McIver was honored Friday evening in a ceremony marking the dedication of the newly remodeled auditorium at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

July 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee jmcabee@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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