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Commission revisits proposed dog ordinance

If a proposed animal-ordinance overhaul is adopted, Liberty residents who own dangerous dogs would be required to register and microchip the animals and carry liability insurance greater than $15,000.

March 08, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Citizen-soldiers carry on Liberty Troop tradition

Former and current Georgia Army National Guard veterans met for breakfast Feb. 28 at Michael's Deli in Hinesville. Older soldiers shared war stories with younger soldiers, who had plenty of tales of their own, many having recently returned from Afghanistan. Wayne Stewart, a retired "citizen-soldier," said local National Guard members have been meeting for breakfast, cookouts or fish fries at least once a month since 1987.

March 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Judge won't dismiss suit against schools

A United States District Court judge Feb. 25 denied a Liberty County School System motion to dismiss a civil suit.

March 06, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Early voting slow in Long County

Early voting in the general primary hasn't been as high as hoped, according to Long County Board of Election Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham.

March 04, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Transit changing routes

Beginning at 5:50 a.m. Monday, the Liberty Transit system implemented new routes and schedules in the area. The changes came following a strategic planning study conducted March-December 2012 by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

March 04, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Commissioners get tax primer

Taxes - it's the buzzword of the moment for the Liberty County commissioners, who on Thursday received a report on current collections, new vehicle-tax laws and upcoming property-tax sales from Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones.

February 28, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici gets safety, infrastucture grants

The Ludowici City Council received good news at its February meeting - the city will receive more than $50,000 in grants for infrastructure and safety needs.

February 26, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Attorney says city contract with OMI is legal

Hinesville is in compliance with state code regarding contracting with water-treatment companies, according to City Attorney Linnie Darden III.

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


Area frets DoD furloughs

Wednesday's announcement by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that the Pentagon is prepared to furlough Department of Defense civilian personnel drew strong reactions from local and state leaders, while military leaders at Fort Stewart said they'll continue to prepare for budget cuts.

February 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Assistant prosecutor takes oath

Hugh Ridgeway was sworn in as a new assistant district attorney Friday by Chief Judge David Cavender of the Superior Court of Liberty County.

February 21, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


BoE wants opinions on new superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education has begun the search for a new superintendent and is seeking the community's input.

February 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Three throw hats into Long County ring

Qualifying concluded last week in Long County for the upcoming general primary and election. After all the paperwork had been turned in, it was discovered that three more candidates had tossed their hats into the ring.

February 20, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Midway blamed for fire plan delay

Despite budget woes, Liberty County still is planning a transition to a paid countywide fire service that would be funded by a combination of service fees and insurance-premium taxes.

February 20, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Board again reviewing children's deaths

Liberty County's Childhood Fatality Review Board met Tuesday afternoon. It was the first official meeting the board has had in months, according to County Coroner Reggie Pierce.

February 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City officials attend conference

ATLANTA - The Hinesville mayor, council, city manager and assistant city manager were among nearly 800 Georgia city officials to attend the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta on Jan. 26-28. The annual conference provides city officials an opportunity to learn more about legislation under consideration at the Georgia Capitol, attend training sessions and hear from state leaders.

February 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | 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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