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Commission OKs $180K in rec work

Liberty Countians looking for a place to perfect their serves and backhands will have a new venue for that in the coming months, as the Liberty County Board of Commissioners gave the green light Tuesday to $180,432 in recreation-parks work.

April 06, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


‘Read to Me’ forges bonds, bridges gap

The term spring break usually conjures images of toes in the sand and playground fun, but some members of Project Reach G.A.N.G. took time this week to connect with senior citizens.

April 06, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Colorful expressions

Students from several Liberty County elementary schools are showing off their artistic talents in a crayon medium at the first-ever Children's Art Exhibit, which runs through April 30 at the Hinesville Area Arts Council gallery on Commerce Street.

April 06, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Residents buzzing about mosquitoes

Anyone who's been outside longer than it takes to walk from a car to a building knows that mosquitoes are worse than normal this year.

April 06, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray and Danielle Hipps The Coastal Courier | Local news


LCDA to pay $61K for ex-tenant’s taxes

The Liberty County Development Authority voted Monday to pay $61,000 in taxes assessed in 2007, 2008 and 2009 on property with unclear ownership.

April 04, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Retail development, beautification top priorities

While the pending transportation tax referendum was dubbed the No. 1 priority last during last week's Liberty County-wide Planning Workshop at St. Simons Island, leaders made it clear that quality of life also is a major concern.

April 04, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Overhaul of jury system in July will expand local jury pool

A major overhaul this summer of Georgia's jury system will expand the local jury pool to include every citizen who legally is eligible.

April 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Long Co. Commission talks range expansion

The Long County Commission reinforced its stance concerning reimbursement for the proposed Townsend Bombing Range expansion at its recent meeting.

April 03, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


VA clinic advancing, loose ends remain

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Liberty County leaders heard an update Thursday on the long-elusive and largely anticipated Hinesville VA clinic project during the Liberty County Planning Workshop on St. Simons Island.

April 02, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


TIA referendum support top seed for county groups

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - After entity updates and presentations on education, military issues, health and the Transportation Investment Act referendum, participants at the Liberty County-wide Planning Workshop identified priority issues Thursday.

April 02, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


We all scream for ice cream

Sara Taylor, pre-kindergarten teacher with Liberty County Pre-K Center and a top 10 finalist for the 2013 Georgia Teacher of the Year, got a sweet surprise Thursday afternoon.

April 02, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former ‘Guardians’ president arrested for fraud

The former leader of a Savannah-area nonprofit recent was arrested, and he is accused of using the charity's funds for personal expenses.

April 02, 2012 | By Tuquyen Mach Courtesy of WSAV-TV | Local news


Locals hold rally for Trayvon Martin

A case involving the death of an unarmed Florida teenager that has gripped the nation for the past several weeks now has taken root in Hinesville.

April 02, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway opens new city hall

The city of Midway hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration March 5 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

March 31, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


FCC radio mandate triggers school-system shift

To comply with an FCC regulation that requires all public safety and industrial communications to convert their radios to digital format, the Liberty County Board of Education voted Tuesday to build its own private network.

March 31, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Bryan County administrator resigning

Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman announced Monday he plans on stepping down this summer as the county's top appointed official.

April 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Downtown development manager resigns

After nearly seven years as the executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, Vicki Davis is leaving her position and moving on with her career. Davis resigned Friday, April 11. She said her last day on the job will be April 25.

April 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Political forum set for April 29

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a political candidate forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville, 800 Tupelo Trail.

April 15, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Black mayors meet in Hinesville

More than 35 former and current African-American mayors from throughout Georgia convened April 4-6 in Hinesville for the annual Spring Conference of the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors. The organization provides information, resources and assistance to small, rural cities that commonly are led by African-American mayors.

April 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long sheriff asks commission for more deputies

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles went before county commissioners April 1 and asked for additional deputies.

April 11, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Commission starting 2015 county budget

County commissioners and administrators met Monday for one of several finance-committee meetings to comb through a draft budget for fiscal year 2015, line item by line item. The committee will meet twice more this month.

April 10, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


City eyes paying off city hall, new fire station with SPLOST

Members and officials of the Hinesville City Council had a full day Thursday, including a planning workshop, proclamation signings and a council meeting.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Gubernatorial candidate stops in Ellabell

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back hundreds of years.

April 08, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Two commission candidates challenged

One of three Liberty County commissioners up for re-election is running unopposed in the May 20 Democratic primary.

April 08, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Candidate stumps at nursing home

State Sen. Buddy Carter visited the residents and staff at Long County's Coastal Manor nursing home Thursday morning. Carter is a candidate for the U.S. 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Jack Kingston, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Leaders firm up SPLOST projects

Liberty County leaders focused on paying down bond debt and maintaining county roads using sale-tax money Wednesday during a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2015 planning session.

April 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Arts council asks county to renew lease

The Hinesville Area Arts Council asked the Liberty County Commission Tuesday to renew the organization's lease on its 640-square-foot space on Commerce Street in Hinesville.

April 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Businessman Raleigh Way dies

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Primary ballot set in Long County

With qualifying having ended, the official ballot for the May 20th Republican and Democratic parties' primaries and the nonpartisan election has been set.

April 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Messy room moved to driveway

A Fort Stewart soldier fed up with his daughter's messy room decided it was time to teach the teen a lesson. He moved all her furniture onto the driveway of the family's Long County home.

March 31, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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