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County officials say it is in good shape

Local government officials, business leaders and community members gathered at CenturyLink's 50/50 building Thursday for a State of the County address by Board of Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown. The address was part of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Progress Through People Luncheon series.

June 20, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Superintendent restructures board office

The Liberty County School System has undergone many changes in the past year - some originating within the school system, others coming from the state level or higher.

June 20, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Development authority continues budget discussion

The Liberty County Development Authority held a special projects-committee meeting Wednesday to discuss improvement priorities for the Tradeport East Business Center.

June 17, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


MidCoast reflooring plans move forward

The MidCoast Regional Airport's local joint-management board Thursday approved re-flooring plans that have been in the works for at least three years, according to previous Courier reports.

June 17, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


BoE Oks budget, recognizes new hires

The Liberty County Board of Education met Tuesday night for a regularly scheduled session.

June 13, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Ludowici reinstates police chief

Ludowici City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday morning to reinstate Police Chief James Steiner, who has been on administrative leave for the previous three weeks.

June 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Truck snags cable, snarls traffic

A tractor-trailer carrying half of a mobile home down East Oglethorpe Highway on Thursday snagged a low-hanging support cable, causing a traffic jam.

June 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Long BoE hears of staffing service

The Long County Board of Education heard a presentation from a substitute-staffing service during the board's meeting Monday.

June 12, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


LCDA budget not yet final

The Liberty County Development Authority Board of Directors met Monday morning to hear the proposed budget for fiscal year 2015.

June 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke woman among food stamp fraud suspects

A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday in Savannah has charged 54 defendants for their alleged roles in a massive fraud upon the WIC and food stamp programs.

June 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council OKs rezoning despite concerns

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday approved, with special stipulations, a petition filed by Evans T & T Investments, LLC to rezone 44.12 acres of land for the Retreat at Oak Crest, Phase II and III, over-riding recommendations by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission and public concerns.

June 10, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long County to fine resident for improper addresses

After several years of requesting that Long County residents properly address their homes, the Long County Commission is determined to make sure their efforts haven't been an exercise in futility.

June 07, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Commission talks budget, road repairs

The Liberty County Commission received a proposed 2015 budget that is lower than the current year's spending plan Tuesday evening at its regular meeting.

June 06, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


DNR seizes 708 lbs of illegal shrimp

Shrimp season in Coastal Georgia waters begins Tuesday, but some shrimp-boat captains don't want to wait and will risk shrimping in closed waters. According to Georgia Department of Natural Resources Capt. Doug Lewis, they may face having their shrimp confiscated by DNR rangers, as well as heavy fines and criminal charges.

June 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


School board OKs tentative $108M budget

The Liberty County Board of Education met Tuesday morning for a regularly scheduled work session. Among the agenda items were a presentation on summer professional development plans, a capital-projects plan update and a tentative budget adoption.

May 31, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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Groundbreaking for Tradeport pipeline

Atlanta Gas Light and Liberty County Development Authority officials held a groundbreaking Thursday at the Tradeport East Business Center in Midway for the start of construction on a $9.7 million natural-gas pipeline.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Three arrests in vandalized football field

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 30 vandalization of a football field at the Long County Recreation Department.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-H observes National Youth Science Day

Liberty County 4-H members celebrated National 4-H Week by participating in National Youth Science Day last Wednesday.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local veterans share, compare stories

Three local veterans representing three different wars sat down together to talk about their recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Savannah but also to share and compare war stories from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

October 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local pastor honored by secretary of state

For Lucile Smiley, service is a way of life.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget hearing gets loud, unruly

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting got a little loud and unruly when the floor was turned over to public comments about the 2015 fiscal-year budget.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


'Nurturing person' honored

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless held its fourth annual Honors Benefit Dinner on Thursday at Club Stewart, this year honoring retired nurse Gale Dent as Humanitarian of the Year.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty native retires after 30-year Army career

Sgt. Maj. Ceaser Roberts Jr., a Liberty County native, has retired from the Army after a 30-year career.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Red Cross awards Sheriff for blood drive victory

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes accepted an award Thursday for his office's victory in the third round of the Battle of the Badges blood drive, which took place Aug. 22 at the district attorney's office in Hinesville.

October 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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