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Councilman: New bus routes miss too many people

The Liberty Transit System implemented a new route schedule March 4 as result of a strategic-planning study conducted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission from March-December 2012. The new route included Savannah Technical College on Airport Road, but it did not run the full length of Airport Road.

March 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City focuses on HPD needs, accomplisments

The Hinesville Police Department played a big part in Thursday's city council meeting. The meeting began as two HPD officers and a Fort Stewart soldier were recognized for saving a life.

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


Timber ordinance to be revived, enforced

Property owners with fresh-cut pine on their plots and timber harvesters alike will be affected by a Liberty County Board of Commissioners decision to revive a 2010 timber operations ordinance that had gone by the wayside.

March 25, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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


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County hopes to clamp down on runoff

A new chapter will be added to the Liberty County Code of Ordinances - Illicit Discharges and Illegal Connections.

July 03, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday

Many things have come and gone in the span of a century. Alma B. Williams of Midway still has the clarity of mind and whimsical wit to recall them all.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fire officials concerned over new law

Under a new state law that went into effect Wednesday, Georgians are no longer limited to having only sparkler-type illuminations.

July 02, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Local news


Store questions nearby land-use; rezoning OK'd

The Fleming Food Mart might get competition across Leroy Coffer Highway, and its owner isn't happy about that prospect.

July 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Home of pregnant teens in Walthourville?

A second-chance home for pregnant youth could be established in Walthourville.

July 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

STATESBORO - Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

July 01, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local news


Downtown promoters report to commission

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has been busy.

June 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds

This past week was a turbulent time for the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department with the suspension of the acting chief, a partial walkout of firefighters and allegations that a commissioner illegally operated a fire truck.

June 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 6.5 percent, up 0.4 percentage point from 6.1 percent in April. The rate in May 2014 was 7.9 percent.

June 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Gazebo request meets stiff opposition

All Troy Burns wants is to put a gazebo in his front yard. But at least one of his neighbors, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff and a majority of the Planning Commissioners don't like the idea.

June 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Fourth candidate in Hinesville mayoral race

Editor's note: An information box accompanying this article has been changed to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Former Liberty County NAACP President Liston Singletary III is a candidate running for mayor of Hinesville. Because of an editor's error, his name was listed incorrectly in an information box accompanying a front-page article on June 24. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

June 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County Library seeks funds for growth

Since 2013, usage at the Long County Library has increased by nearly 27 percent, according to library board secretary and treasurer Brent Klinedinst.

June 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty County prayer service calls for unity, vigilance after Charleston shooting

The suspect in the shooting that killed nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, reportedly confessed to the horrific act and, in doing so, told police he wanted to start a race war.

June 21, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Hinesville police, fire seek grants for equipment

Hinesville City Council approved applications Thursday to seek grant funding for the police and fire departments.

June 18, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Fiscal-year 2016 budget for Liberty adopted

The proposed 2016 budget was adopted by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners today. At their mid-month meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin reviewed the budget a final time before the commissioners.

June 18, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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