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City tells of intent to increase millage

The Hinesville mayor and city council at 4 p.m. Friday announced the intention to increase property taxes this year by 9.94 percent over the rollback millage rate. Before the tentative budget and millage rate are finalized, Georgia law requires three public hearings on the increase. Residents are invited to hearings at city hall, 115 East M.L. King Jr. Drive, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 29, and at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 during a council meeting.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


County picks site for new library

The Liberty County Commission Thursday approved Memorial Drive as the location for a new library in Hinesville.

November 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Nature of rasise sparks council spat

An otherwise uneventful city council meeting Thursday heated up during the public comments session when a Hinesville resident asked the council about the 1.5 percent cost of living increase budgeted for city employees in 2013.

November 19, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mayor repeats call for action on federal budget

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday urged the business community to take action on the looming sequester.

November 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


County, city mappers show was GIS can do

Geographical Information System Day was observed Wednesday in the lobbies of city hall and the Liberty County Annex.

November 17, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former police chiefs honored

Two former Ludowici law-enforcement officers were honored Tuesday during the city council meeting.

November 17, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Riverkeeper sues to stop discharge

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 15, 2012 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Correspondent | Local news


Regents allocate $4M for AASU campus here

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on Tuesday approved $4.75 million to construct the Armstrong Atlantic State University Hinesville Center.

November 14, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


3rd ID troops, 'flag man' add spice to parade

Hinesville's fourth annual Veterans Day parade moved quickly through the downtown area Monday afternoon while overcast skies threatened rain. This year's parade was sponsored by the East Liberty County American Legion, Post 321.

November 14, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


SCAD students propose redesigns for Memorial Drive

Eleven students with the Savannah College of Art and Design on Friday presented their design concepts for revitalizing Hinesville's Memorial Drive.

November 13, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Request for commercial tax assessment on hold

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard an hour-long presentation Tuesday evening by Glenda Roberts, chief assessor with the Liberty County Board of Assessors. The board decided not to make any decision on her request to contract with a commercial tax-assessor company.

November 11, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Bus system cutting services

The Liberty Transit System will begin operating under the first level of modified services beginning Nov. 16, according to Rachel Hatcher, planning director for the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

November 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Judge gives no decision on Ludowici council issue

Ludowici residents will have to wait for a decision on when an election will be held to fill City Council vacancies.

November 10, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Kingston carries 60 percent of district vote

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., awaited election results Tuesday night in Savannah's Mulberry Inn, and he was pleased as staffers colored his territory red on a map that tracked congressional winners.

November 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Nobles wins sheriff office with 60% of vote

Incumbent Craig Nobles defeated challenger Darrell Ballance on Tuesday to take the sheriff's race in Long County.

November 09, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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Hinesville police: Teen drives vehicle into tree

A vehicle accident sent two to the hospital after a 13-year-old driver slammed a vehicle into a tree in Hinesville, police said.

March 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Local boys compete in 4-H competition

Levi and Peyton Mixon have worked on their family farm all their lives. Farming is very hard work, but the fourth- and sixth-grade boys will tell you farming can be fun.

March 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Variations to sloppy Joes are endless

The kid in me still loves sloppy Joes.

March 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Faith Baptist gym closed

The gymnasium at Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici has been closed, according to Long County Fire Marshal Shawn Smith.

March 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Ludowici Council modifies code

Ludowici City Council modified the city's land development code at its March 10 meeting and learned the following week that a requested easement for the proposed McDonald's/Flash Foods had been approved.

March 26, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Spring is the time for nominating, brightening and more cleaning

Spring is such a lovely time of the year. The flowers and green grass and budding trees really make up for the brown, bare, dormant look of winter.

March 24, 2015 | By Sara Swida KLB director | Local news


Williams finalist in national contest

Soprano soloist Chary Williams from Hinesville has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 National Young Artist Competition, hosted by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

March 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


6 graduate from Liberty Co. DUI Court Program

Six participants of the DUI Court Program, offered by Liberty County DUI Court, graduated in a special ceremony Wednesday at the Liberty County Justice Center.

March 23, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


RH voters to decide Sunday package sales

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to let voters decide whether they want Sunday package sales of alcohol in the city limits.

March 19, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Hinesville becoming barbecue country

Hinesville is rapidly becoming the go-to place for barbecue.

March 18, 2015 | Randy C.Murray | Local news


Fuel mix up slows city fleet

A mix-up by a fuel transport company temporarily disabled 13 Hinesville vehicles Wednesday.

March 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County EMA recognizes local hero

Local resident Edwardo Zapata was enjoying an afternoon with his son Edwardo Jr. Friday, Feb. 27. But when he saw a man waving for help from where he was standing in the marsh some 400 feet from shore, he acted quickly and helped save the man's life.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty County school board hears elementary school rezoning proposals

Attendance zone lines at three Liberty County schools could be redrawn to better balance their student populations.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long buys building for 911 center

The Long County Commission has agreed to buy a building in Ludowici to bring 911 service back to the county.

March 17, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Work starting on new library

Ground is to be broken for a new public library in Hinesville at 11 a.m. Friday next to the current library, across Memorial Drive from where the new Armstrong State University Liberty Center is going up.

March 17, 2015 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Local news


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