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Local option sales tax revenues up in '11

For a second year in a row, Hinesville's local option sales tax revenues have increased following a major decrease in revenues two years ago, according to data provided by Hinesville Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon.

March 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Local option sales tax revenues up in '11

For a second year in a row, Hinesville's local option sales tax revenues have increased following a major decrease in revenues two years ago, according to data provided by Hinesville Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon.

March 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Suspect arrested again for meth

For the second time in less than six months, a Gum Branch woman has been arrested for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine. Virginia Burke, who also was arrested last October during a meth bust, again was apprehended Thursday for allegedly manufacturing the narcotic at a home on Bradley Lane in Gum Branch.

March 12, 2012 | Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Margaret Martin dies

March 12, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County commission OKs historical society lease request

On Tuesday, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners approved a request from the Liberty County Historical Society similar to its current lease agreement with the Hinesville Area Arts Council.

March 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Students, teachers earn honors

Students and teachers in the Long County school system recently were recognized for their achievements.

March 11, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Play kicks off Manna House campaign tonight

Love-It Productions will stage an encore of the play "With My Spiritual Eyes I Can See" at 6 p.m. tonight at Bethesda Church, 116 Patriots Trail in Hinesville.

March 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Homestead exemption deadline is April 1

Liberty County residents who wish to file a homestead exemption for the 2012 tax year have until April 1 to do so, according to tax commissioner Virgil Jones.

March 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Obama, Gingrich lead pack in Liberty

While about one-third of Liberty County voters went blue in Tuesday's Presidential Preference Primary, the rest opted for various shades of red.

March 09, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Students rock robotics

Agent 4 isn't quite human, but it's got some human attributes: It can talk, it has eyes and it can move according to commands.

March 09, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Kiss-A-Pig officially under way

Befitting this year's theme, "Sowvivor Lowcountry," teams participating in the American Diabetes Association's 20th annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign braved tornadoes and thunderstorms Saturday to make it to the official campaign launch in Savannah.

March 07, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCCA construction is on track

While the Liberty College and Career Academy program is under way at Bradwell Institute, CEO Tom Alexander told the board of education last week that LCCA students and teachers should be in their new space at the beginning of next school year.

March 07, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Few weigh in on primary

Aside from national media coverage and stickers that say, "I'm a Georgia Voter," the average Joe had little indication that Tuesday was a major day in the 2012 Republican race.

March 07, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Gingrich carries Liberty, Long, state

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich carried Liberty and Long counties, as well as the state as a whole in Tuesday's Republican presidential primary, according to preliminary results on file with the secretary of state's office.

March 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Deputy chief appraiser Chuck Patterson dies

March 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


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Conservation efforts in Effingham get hand

Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.

April 19, 2014 | By Pat Donahue Correspondent | Local news


Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members and special guests that Hinesville's future is promising during his State of the City Address given Thursday at Connection Church in Flemington.

April 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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


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