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Weak economy blamed for tax hike

Hinesville residents are invited to take part in three public hearings on the city's proposed increase in property taxes. The hearings are scheduled at city hall for 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 29, and 3 p.m. Dec. 6, during the city council meeting.

November 27, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former trooper now heads LCSO deputies

After 40-plus years in law enforcement - with nearly 20 of those years as Liberty County's chief deputy - Keith Moran is preparing for retirement, leaving Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes with the tough task of finding a suitable replacement.

November 27, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Local news


City, county, schools set to raise taxes

Property taxes within Liberty are on the rise.

November 26, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Delinquent tax auction in Long County

Long County is owed more than $400,000 in back taxes, according to Tax Commissioner Becky Fowler. She recently asked the Long County Commission to support her enforcement of penalties on delinquent tax bills.

November 26, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Midway council allows Family Dollar to open

The Midway City Council on Nov. 15 approved an occupational license for a new Family Dollar store after clearing up confusion regarding the store's opening date.

November 24, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Bus cuts go into effect, gripes voiced

Liberty Transit's buses ended Friday night and all day Saturday services this week, cuts that were announced earlier this month.

November 19, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City tells of intent to increase millage

The Hinesville mayor and city council at 4 p.m. Friday announced the intention to increase property taxes this year by 9.94 percent over the rollback millage rate. Before the tentative budget and millage rate are finalized, Georgia law requires three public hearings on the increase. Residents are invited to hearings at city hall, 115 East M.L. King Jr. Drive, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 29, and at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 during a council meeting.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


County picks site for new library

The Liberty County Commission Thursday approved Memorial Drive as the location for a new library in Hinesville.

November 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Nature of rasise sparks council spat

An otherwise uneventful city council meeting Thursday heated up during the public comments session when a Hinesville resident asked the council about the 1.5 percent cost of living increase budgeted for city employees in 2013.

November 19, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mayor repeats call for action on federal budget

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday urged the business community to take action on the looming sequester.

November 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


County, city mappers show was GIS can do

Geographical Information System Day was observed Wednesday in the lobbies of city hall and the Liberty County Annex.

November 17, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former police chiefs honored

Two former Ludowici law-enforcement officers were honored Tuesday during the city council meeting.

November 17, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Riverkeeper sues to stop discharge

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 15, 2012 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Correspondent | Local news


Regents allocate $4M for AASU campus here

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on Tuesday approved $4.75 million to construct the Armstrong Atlantic State University Hinesville Center.

November 14, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


3rd ID troops, 'flag man' add spice to parade

Hinesville's fourth annual Veterans Day parade moved quickly through the downtown area Monday afternoon while overcast skies threatened rain. This year's parade was sponsored by the East Liberty County American Legion, Post 321.

November 14, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Hinesville Memorial Day ceremony remembers military service members

It's easy to forget the true meaning of Memorial Day and just treat it as the holiday that marks the unofficial beginning of summer.

May 25, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


145 graduate from Long County High School

The commencement ceremony Friday at Long County High School saw 145 seniors graduate, and two other members of the Class of 2015 were remembered.

May 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Carter, Eggleston keep FPCA grads laughing

It turns out that 13 is a lucky number, especially for the 13 First Presbyterian Christian Academy seniors who stepped onto the stage at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel to receive their high-school diplomas Saturday morning.

May 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County High valedictorian: ‘Hashtag YOLO’

On Friday night, 242 students walked across Donell Woods Stadium as Liberty County High School's graduating Class of 2015.

May 23, 2015 | Kayla Rand | Local news


State of garrison address at luncheon

The May Progress Through People Luncheon, featuring Fort Stewart garrison commander Col. Kevin Gregory with the State of the Garrison address, will be at noon Thursday, May 28, at the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Complex, 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.

May 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fishing tourney gives $77K to help sick kids

The Fishin' for a Cure fishing tournament, held Saturday in Long County, gave $77,000 to seven children with cancer or some other medical condition.

May 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Planning meeting for Allenhurst area

A community-planning meeting will take place from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Allenhurst Town Hall, 4063 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

May 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Appeal likely for Palmetto Pipeline

Tuesday's denial of Kinder Morgan's request for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity does not mean the Palmetto Pipeline is dead.

May 19, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Lawmaker updates BoE on education law

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, gave a mixed assessment on the recently concluded 2015 legislative session's handing of education matters during the Liberty County Board of Education meeting last week.

May 19, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long commissioners butt heads over contractor

Long County commissioners butted heads in regards to approving county contractors during a recent meeting.

May 19, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Local high schools announce graduation logistics

It is once again time to recognize Liberty County seniors as they graduate from high school and begin a new chapter in their lives.

May 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Riceboro City Park breaks ground

New ground was broken earlier today to start construction on Riceboro City Park, located behind the Riceboro Youth Center. City and county officials gathered at the site to show support and talk about the progress of Riceboro. The main feature of the park will be a quarter mile walking trail, which will be handicap accessible. Paul Simonton, of engineering consulting firm P.C. Simonton & Association, Inc., said that he hopes to connect the park's walking trail to the coastal bikeway trail that runs along Highway 17, so bicyclists can use the park as a pulloff or rest station. The ...

May 13, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Event aims to attract more businesses to Hinesville

Hinesville officials say the first-ever Mayor's Small Business Conference next week is aimed at serving small-business owners and assuring any with entrepreneurial ambitions that the city is business-friendly.

May 12, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


County approves shooting range

A new, private gun club and shooting facility will be developed on the east side of North Coastal Highway 17 near the Leroy Coffer Highway intersection, close to the Bryan County line.

May 12, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Highway 144 east road resurfacing began Sunday, continues until July

Road work on Georgia highway 144 that began Sunday night will continue until July 31. Motorists are urged to drive with caution. The Georgia Department of Transportation is paving a little more than 11 miles of highway 144 east between Evans Army Airfield and the Richmond Hill boundary gate in four-mile sections that will close one lane. Flagging stations will be used. Night work will occur. No lanes will be closed from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

May 11, 2015 | Fort Stewart PAO | Local news


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