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Authority replanting trees to keep value up

The Liberty County Development Authority on Friday approved spending $172,215 for reforestation at its Tradeport East and West business centers.

July 07, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Animal rescue caravan stopping here

Grace, a dog that became a symbol of resilience when it survived a Liberty County gas chamber and inspired the Georgia General Assembly to outlaw chamber euthanasia in 2010, will return to the area this week.

July 07, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Soldier hospitalized after stabbing

A pregnant soldier was hospitalized with stab wounds after being asked to break up a fight between a teenager and her roommate.

July 07, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fifth District commission race between Walker and Gordon

Today's Long County election preview focuses on the 5th District commissioner's race between incumbent Robert Walker and challenger Dwight Gordon. Each candidate was given the same questions.

July 06, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Coastal grants for Cay Creek, septic tank count

In addition to the Cattle Hammock marina planning, two other area projects have received federal coastal incentive grants.

July 05, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Soldiers get party for U.S. birthday

Fort Stewart celebrated America's 236th birthday Wednesday with a day-long party that began at Newman Field with a show, rides, games and food and ended at Donovan Field with a concert and fireworks.

July 05, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


County OKs downtown mural design

An abstract Hinesville Area Arts Council mural depicting a live oak tree and shrimp boat received the county's blessing Tuesday.

July 05, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fire destroys home

A Walthourville family lost their home in an early Thursday fire, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracy McFadden.

July 05, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Richardson, Blocker going after 1st District commission seat

Today's Long County election preview focuses on the 1st District commissioner's race between incumbent David Richardson and challenger Gerald Blocker. Each candidate was given the same questions.

July 05, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Golden, Williamson facing off for Dist. 2 board member

Today's Long County election story focuses on the District 2 board of education race between incumbent Dempsey Golden and challenger Dr. Carolyn Williamson. Each candidate was given the same questions.

July 02, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


A penny for roads, or boondoggle?

The first of three local town hall meetings on the July 31 TSPLOST referendum drew few attendees Thursday, though the 1 percent tax has been at the core of advertising campaigns for more than a month.

June 30, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Plea concludes 2009 murder case

A co-defendant involved in the murder of David Anthony Jones in June 2009 pled guilty Friday in Liberty County Superior Court and was sentenced to 30 years behind bars and 20 years probation.

June 30, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fourth of July events set for Fort Morris

Fort Morris State Historic Site will host its annual free Independence Day Colonial Faire Wednesday.

June 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Commission election attracts 2 candidates

Two candidates qualified this week for the Nov. 6 special election to fill the vacant seat for Liberty County Board of Commissioners District 2.

June 30, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Dist. 4 board member taking on former superintendent

Today's Long County election story focuses on the District 4 board of education race between incumbent Linda DeLoach and challenger Janet Watford.

June 30, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Tornado watch, freeze watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Liberty, Long, Bryan, Wayne, Chatham and most of eastern Georgia until 6 p.m. today.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Kesslers students join record attempt at cup stacking

About 175 students at Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School attempted a world record in cup stacking Thursday.

November 14, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City millage rate increasing by up to .94 mills

After more than an hour and a half debate Thursday over possible cuts to make up a $1.3 million budget deficit, city leaders conceded they have to increase the property taxes by .94 of a mill, though maybe less.

November 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


World War II veteran returns to Fort Stewart

In 1943, Sgt. Frank Moore was a soldier with the Army's 4th Infantry Division, XII Corps. As he and his unit prepared for the Allied invasion at Normandy, he spent a summer in Coastal Georgia, sleeping in the fields of Camp Stewart.

November 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


MidCoast moves forward with runway extension

The Local Joint Management Board of the MidCoast Regional Airport met Thursday to discuss plans for the runway-extension project, among other business.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council plans to tackle new budget with SPLOST failure

Failure of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to pass in last week's election was hardly mentioned until the end of Thursday's city council meeting.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commissioners preparing to resume budget talks

As part of his administrative report to Liberty County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday night's meeting, County Administrator Joey Brown advised commissioners they'd have to talk about the county's budget at the next meeting if the referendum for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax did not pass.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


UPDATE: County assessing SPLOST failure

Liberty County voters on Tuesday decided that they did not want to see another round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The referendum to approve another six-year SPLOST period failed in a race that came down to a difference of 90 votes.

November 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty votes down SPLOST

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum proved to be the race to watch Tuesday night, as Liberty County voters nearly were split down the middle on whether or not the 1 percent sales tax would see another six-year term in the county.

November 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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