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City's tax collections down for year

City revenues from property taxes, sales taxes and licenses for the sale of beer, wine and liquor are down from last year, according to a financial report by Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon. She presented the report to the Hinesville City Council at its April 4 meeting.

April 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Thompson wins Long County Commission runoff

Challenger Willie Thompson beat incumbent Andy Fuller in Tuesday's runoff race for the 3rdDistrict Long County Commission seat.

April 10, 2013 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


City prepares for Georgia Cities Week

Thursday's city council meeting began with a proclamation by Mayor Jim Thomas declaring April 20-27 as Georgia Cities Week.

April 09, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Worley concert draws more than 300

A crowd of about 300 people gathered Saturday night at Hinesville's Bryant Commons Amphitheater for a Darryl Worley concert. While the event mostly went off without a hitch, one of three cash boxes containing an undisclosed amount of money did disappear from the gate-admissions area toward the end of the event, according to Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Vicki Davis. The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the incident.

April 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Students petition for football coach

After two petitions to the Liberty County Board of Education have received attention this year, more than 100 Bradwell Institute students are following suit to influence a decision that will affect the school's football program.

April 08, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Traffic ties up commission meeting

Islands Highway east of Tradeport East Business Park will have periodic road closures from April 9 through the end of the month as an industrial tenant moves equipment from a barge to the park.

April 07, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


City development authority taking shape

The Hinesville Development Authority is starting to take shape. With members selected by the city council, the authority met for the first time March 19 to discuss its purpose, bylaws, officer elections and other concerns, according to Assistant City Manager Kenny Howard.

April 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Funds pledged for Barrington Ferry Road

Improvements for Barrington Ferry Road appear to be more certain, as the Georgia Department of Transportation recently committed $500,000 to the project.

April 01, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


BoE spends $216K on security cameras

Less than a week after a Frank Long Elementary School employee was assaulted at the school's campus, the Liberty County School System authorized a $216,583 proposal for the installation of surveillance cameras.

March 29, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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


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Liberty County SPLOST discussion focuses on roads

Roads – dirt and paved – were the focus during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners' called meeting Monday evening to discuss how to resurrect the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

July 27, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Cell tower to be put atop medical center

The Liberty County Hospital Authority board will enter into a lease agreement with Verizon for a cellphone tower to be placed on top of Liberty Regional Medical Center.

July 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6.6 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from 6.5 percent in May. The rate in June 2014 was 8.3 percent.

July 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police to provide hospital security

Hinesville City Council has approved an agreement to provide a city police officer for Liberty Regional Medical Center on weekends.

July 22, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New organization formed to help Long County cancer patients

Cancer Association Relief Effort Support, or CARES, held its first fundraiser July 3 in Ludowici.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County EMS moves to new location

Long County emergency-medical-service units have moved from the fire department to a new building on North McDonald Street in Ludowici, Paramedic Doug Diller of Excelsior Ambulance Service recently told the Long County Board of Commissioners.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


LCPC recommends approval for agenda items

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commissioners met earlier today to consider some rezoning petitions and new business. Planning Commissioners recommended approval for every item on the agenda, with some having special conditions attached. They recommended approval for: Allenhurst's subarea future land use map, knitting classes to be operated out of a home, using property for a family cemetery, rezoning land for three modular buildings to be used as commercial spaces, a setback reduction for a gas station sign, and final plat approval for two residential developments.

July 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Property assessment appeal deadline is Monday

The deadline to appeal property tax assessments for 2015 is Monday.

July 21, 2015 | By Virgil Jones Special to the Courier | Local news


Courts now accepting cases filed online

July 1 was a historic day for the Office of the Clerk of Courts of Liberty County, when it began accepting electronically filed civil cases for superior and state court.

July 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Young writers get to be 'mayor' for day

The city of Hinesville hosted its "If I Were Mayor…" essay winners at City Hall early in June.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Kroell named Savannah Tech’s health-sciences dean

Scott Kroell, the recently retired CEO of Liberty Regional Medical Center, has been selected to be the dean for health sciences at Savannah Technical College, the college announced in a news release Friday morning.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia announces Barber Foods stuffed-chicken recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Barber Foods stuffed-chicken products distributed in Georgia because of potential health risk to pets and consumers.

July 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway residents speak up for trees

Beauty and safety were the main concerns of residents gathered at Monday's Midway City Council meeting.

July 16, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Commission OKs rezoning along Fleming Shortcut

A new business - or businesses - might be coming soon to Leroy Coffer Highway.

July 14, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Only most hazardous trees recommended to be cut in Midway

Not all the marked trees on Martin Road in Midway will be cut down, according to a Liberty County Extension agent.

July 13, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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