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Candidate stumps for food donations

John McCallum, a candidate for Congress in Georgia's 1st District, recently announced his candidacy to a crowd of more than 300 people from throughout southeast Georgia at an event at his home in Glynn County.

December 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


SNF honored for manufacturing advancements

Liberty County's largest industrial manufacturer, SNF Inc., was honored Friday night for advancements in manufacturing at the Savannah Technical College Foundation's 10th annual Opportunity Award Gala at the college's main campus on White Bluff Road in Savannah.

December 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Candidate has first fundraiser in Liberty

Liberty County Republicans and conservative independents showed their support for Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, on Tuesday night with a barbecue fundraiser at Bryant Commons. The barbecue supper was provided by George and Babs Holtzman and friends.

December 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Annual Christmas parade welcomes soldiers

Red, white and blue was the predominant color palette for this year's illuminated Christmas Parade, with event participants enthusiastically welcoming the troops home for the holidays and honoring their service.

December 07, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


County sets millage rates

Residents and business owners whose properties were not reassessed in 2013 will not see a tax increase, county officials said Tuesday evening at a third and final millage-rate hearing. The county held a second, sparsely attended millage rate hearing at noon Tuesday.

December 06, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Parade preparations

Crews and volunteers are out getting the route for tonight's Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Illuminated Christmas Parade ready. The route through downtown Hinesville includes parts of Central/Memorial, Welborn, Gen. Screven, Hendry and Main streets. If you're driving in the area, be careful.

December 06, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Warm again today

While much of the country shivers under winter storms, Coastal Georgia should remain unseasonably warm. The high today is forecast to be 80, with mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance of rain. Ditto for Friday.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


School board rolls back millage a little

The Liberty County Board of Education rolled back the 16 millage rate it had adopted Nov. 19 to 15.88 mils Monday morning during a brief called meeting. The district was made aware of inflationary growth in the tax digest due to property reassessments and decided to reduce the previously approved millage rate, school administrators said.

December 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Gun maker's ad rejected for Super Bowl

The National Football League's rejection of a Super Bowl advertisement by Black Creek-based Daniel Defense has generated quite a stir.

December 03, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Five now seeking GOP nod for Georgia's 1st

Glynn County businessman John McCallum recently announced his candidacy for Congress in Georgia's 1st District, according to a news release.

December 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Today is RSVP deadline Long Co. HS dedication

Long County High School will be mark its opening with a ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.

December 02, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


County holds millage rate at 12.58 mills

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners held the first of three millage-rate hearings Monday, even though the 12.58 millage rate - for unincorporated and small cities - will not change. The county is required by law to advertise the millage rate and hold three hearings because it will keep revenue generated from reassessed growth, county officials explained. The county will hold the second and final millage rate hearings at noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Liberty County courthouse annex in Hinesville.

November 29, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long tax commissioner asks for write-off

A request to remove thousands of dollars in delinquent tax bills was made last week in a Long County Commission work session.

November 29, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Long Commission adopts county seal

The Long County Commission recently adopted a seal for the county. According to Chairman Robert Long, there is no record of the county ever having a seal. Long presented the newly approved seal with Vice Chairman Kent Hall at a recent meeting. Long said that a lot of thought went into creating the seal, which contains the Long County High School colors.

November 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


History also occupies community complex

The road to making the newly dedicated Liberty County Community Complex a reality took more than 10 years to travel. Community leaders recently recounted how the community-center renovation evolved and shared memories of the old Liberty County High School that served African-American students from 1952 to 1972.

November 27, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


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Ludowici boy in memory contest

A Ludowici fifth-grader is on a voyage to become a national memory champion and earn a $10,000 grand prize.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Sandwich shop donation may save lives

More people in this area may survive wrecks thanks to a donation from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to the Hinesville Fire Department.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Real estate professional earns GRI designation

Margarita Fell has earned the Georgia REALTOR Institute designation, according to Leigh Smiley, managing broker of Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors.

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Two FPCA students on Washington Youth Tour

Coastal Electric Cooperative has announced the names of six area student delegates it will send on a week-long, all-expenses paid leadership trip to Washington, D ...

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Commissioners OK construction of first part of Fleming Park

Starting construction on phase 1 of Fleming Park, at the corner of Beasleyville and Freedman Grove roads, was a point of concern for some Liberty ...

May 05, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Trauma Awareness Month brings call to donate blood

May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are ...

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Seafood fest on River Street

SAVANNAH - Throw on your flip flops and grab the family for music and fresh seafood at the 2016 River Street Seafood Fest Friday and Saturday.

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County deputies recover stolen gun, make felony arrest

An arrest in Long County Monday resulted in felony charges and the recovery of a stolen handgun, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office.

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Savannah celebrates preservation of heritage

SAVANNAH - Historic Savannah Foundation, which is committed to preserving Savannah's heritage, is having its fifth annual Savannah Preservation Festival Thursday-Saturday. The events mark the ...

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Businessman challenging chief magistrate

A local businessman and the incumbent Liberty County chief magistrate are facing off for the Democratic nominations for that seat.

May 04, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Long County race is rematch of 2013 primary

Two candidates are again vying for the Democratic nomination to run for Long County District 1 Commissioner seat, while one Republican is unopposed.

May 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Five seeking Democrats' nod to be Liberty sheriff

Five Democrats and one Republican are asking voters to elect them to be the next sheriff of Liberty County.

May 02, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Library moving to new building

The new Hinesville branch of the Live Oak Public Libraries system on Memorial Drive is nearing completion.

May 02, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Diver finds mastodon jaw in area river

Shark-tooth diver Bill Eberlein experienced a first in his lifetime when he found a mastodon jaw embedded in the mud of a river bed.

April 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Planners see signs of trouble

Hinesville's sign ordinance raised concerns for a local business owner and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at their meeting Tuesday.

April 26, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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