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Development authority pays member for Midway work

The Liberty County Development Authority on Monday approved payment to one of its own for $16,825 for repairs to a wastewater-flow meter.

January 30, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Groups weigh countywide workshop options

Public perception on the annual Liberty Countywide Planning Retreat seems to have caught up with Liberty leaders, as the phrase was thrown around several times Wednesday during a planning session.

January 28, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


County beautification, marketing under way

This fall, area residents may see new branding for Liberty County and the communities it encompasses. Support for the brand will take the shape of community gardens, residential upkeep incentives and gateway makeovers if funding comes forward.

January 27, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Homeless count has big implications

Dozens of service-providing organizations, government agencies and churches are collaborating next week under the direction of the Liberty County Homeless Coalition and the Hinesville Homeless Prevention Program.

January 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici petitioner claims cops harassing him

A Long County man, who has been circulating a petition to force Ludowici to vote on the hard-liquor sales option, told the city council Thursday that law officers had been harassing him.

January 21, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


City's contract for water works questioned

An otherwise-routine Hinesville City Council meeting Thursday took a serious turn when a citizen questioned the city's compliance with a state code.

January 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Breakfast celebrates King legacy

A keynote speaker on Saturday issued a challenge to local leaders in the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Commission OKs repair projects

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved $95,130 in work to county buildings.

January 21, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Workers nick gas line, traffic diverted

Construction crews working on the installation of sewage pipes on Dunlieve Road in Allenurst knicked a one-inch gas line, forcing closure of the road for about an hour Thursday morning.

January 17, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long chairman disavows job practices

The Long County Commission doesn't control the offices of the county's other constitutional officers, commission Chairman Bobby Walker said at a Jan. 8 meeting.

January 16, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Options for Veterans Parkway discussed

City leaders met Wednesday in the administrative conference room at city hall for a work session that focused on developing a master plan for land use along Veterans Parkway.

January 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Lawmaker thanks constituents with BBQ

More than 600 friends and supporters of U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston accepted his invitation to attend a free, 'thank you' barbecue Saturday at Dunham Farms in Sunbury.

January 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hot buttons await local lawmakers

The General Assembly begins its 2013 session Monday, and experts predict the 40 legislative days will be shaped by hot issues such as the state's budget, the Affordable Care Act and firearms rights and restrictions.

January 14, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Stalled subdivision revives, BoC approves zoning change

A stalled subdivision off of Leroy Coffer Highway has been revived, according to plat requests submitted Tuesday to the Liberty County Board of Commissioners.

January 12, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Woman jailed for unkempt home, addresses commission

A Long County woman who was cited, fined and jailed for not bringing her Wilkerson Road home into compliance with the county's zoning requirements went before the Long County Commission on Tuesday.

January 11, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | 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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