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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


Culverts focus on complaints to county

"They're bragging out there that they got their's free. It kind of makes me mad. They're not free, those are tax dollars."

April 22, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


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Smith wins Long County probate judge runoff

Bobby Smith will be the next probate judge in Long County, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's runoff.

July 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Robert Long survives another close race in Long County commissioners D2 runoff

Incumbent Robert Long has survived his second close race in a tightly fought Democratic primary for his District 2 seat on the Long County Board ...

July 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Financial topics dominate Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting

A finance report that included Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax funds - and a rough budget estimate - and a major road project bid were among ...

July 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hinesville City Council approves SPLOST pact, medical complex design

Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting opened with Mayor Allen Brown reading a proclamation recognizing July 24, 2016, as "City of Hinesville Centennial Day," recognizing ...

July 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Lawmaker to tour home

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., will tour Coastal Manor nursing home in Ludowici from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.

July 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Election Day is Tuesday

If you live in Long County and have not yet voted in the runoff election, Tuesday is your last chance.

July 23, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Clinton campaign asks Williams to serve on rules panel at Democratic National Convention

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, will be in Philadelphia this week to attend the Democratic National Convention as a member of the convention's Rules ...

July 23, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hospice Savannah's caregiver program gets $50,000 grant

SAVANNAH - Dr. Daniel Deloach, president of the Georgia Medical Society, and Executive Director CaRita Conner presented a check for $50,000 from the MagMutual Foundation ...

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ludowici approves repairs to holding cell, new streetlight

The Ludowici City Council approved repairs to the Police Department's holding area and a new streetlight on a dark street during its July 12 ...

July 19, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


New budget OK'd for airport

The MidCoast Regional Airport's Joint Management Board recently approved the airport's fiscal-year 2016-17 budget, which shows declines in both revenue and expenses.

July 18, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Local news


Long County prays for police

A communitywide prayer vigil was held Tuesday at the Long County Courthouse to pray for local and state law-enforcement agencies as well as firefighters, emergency ...

July 18, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Liberty's new flood maps to be revealed

The Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has released updated, digital flood hazard ...

July 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway bank’s zoning blocks adult-themed business

The Midway City Council denied an adult novelty business because of the city's zoning ordinance.

July 16, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville City Council tables dog training facility

Hinesville City Council met Thursday for more than two hours, including an executive session that resulted in no action taken in open session.

July 14, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County commissioners working on 2016-17 budget

The Long County Board of Commissioners is working on the fiscal 2017 budget and has held two workshops in recent weeks.

July 14, 2016 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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