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Liberty Co., Ludowici receive $500K grants

Liberty County and Ludowici each will receive $500,000 Community Block Development Grants for water and sewer improvements.

September 11, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Court request planned on election

Two Ludowici residents will ask a judge to force an election to fill two open city council spots.

September 11, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


County, cities making public show of opposition

Ever since Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., spoke of the federal fiscal cliff known as sequestration during an Aug. 20 visit to Fort Stewart, local leaders have urged each other to stand against it.

September 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Council denounces federal budget 'sequestration'

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution denouncing sequestration.

September 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


City ready to celebrate birthday

Hinesville turns 175 years old this month.

September 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Shopping-center plan back on

A new shopping center for Midway is on track again after the city council reversed a previous decision and preliminarily approved the latest step in the development plans.

September 08, 2012 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Review request made

The Long County Commission voted Aug. 30 to request a review and reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Justice's rejection of the county's redistricting proposal.

September 08, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


County decides to clear 'eyesore' property

The "trash," "junk" and "filth" at an Islands Highway property near Beulah Road have got to go.

September 07, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Wrong name on sign taken down

Thousands drive under the sign every day, but most never see the misspelling. Actually, it spells a correct word, but according to an unidentified resident, it's the wrong spelling of the name of the person for whom the street supposedly was named.

September 07, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Dad’s role in poor families examined

Empirical data from recent studies of low-income families has researchers rethinking the importance of the father in the home, or one who is at least accessible and involved, according to Felicia Yang DeLeone, policy researcher with the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness.

September 03, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


$24K for food, shelter in Liberty

Liberty County has been chosen to receive $24,813 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

September 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Rotary gets overview of Savannah Harbor expansion

Hinesville Rotary Club members heard a presentation Tuesday on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project by Col. Jeffrey M. Hall, commander, Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

September 01, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long County redistricting ruled invalid

Results from last month's primary election in Long County may be invalid due to issues with district lines.

August 31, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


MCRA eyes changes for LCDA prospect

The civilian joint management board for the MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield on Friday authorized up to $10,000 in engineering work for a prospective industrial tenant.

August 30, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Airport receives federal funds

The Georgia Department of Transportation awarded a $301,815 federal funding allocation to MCRA to cover designs for a runway extension, parallel taxiway and flight landing system instruments.

August 30, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Hospital CEO retires

Scott Kroell, CEO of Liberty Regional Medical Center for the last 20 years, has retired.

May 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Sprinkler floods sheriff’s office in Liberty County Justice Center

A fire sprinkler in the kitchen of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office in the Justice Center malfunctioned, pouring thousands of gallons of water into the office space around 12:30 p.m. Friday.

May 01, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Kinder Morgan’s SC gas leak tops 250,000 gallons

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that wants to run a 360-mile petroleum pipeline through Upstate South Carolina and Coastal Georgia, is dealing with a leak of more than 250,000 gallons from one of its existing pipelines in South Carolina, officials said.

April 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


BoE planning progress summit

The Liberty County School System will hold a Blueprint for Progress Summit on May 14 at the Board of Education building, Patti Crane, the district's chief information officer, recently announced.

April 30, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Conversation in Savannah about pipeline

Emergent Savannah announced that it will hold the Palmetto Pipeline World Café from 6:30-8:30 p.m.Monday at the Sentient Bean Coffee Shop, 13 E. Park Ave. in Savannah.

April 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


City refinances city hall bonds, expecting savings

Board members of the Liberty County Public Facilities Authority and city Chief Financial Officer Kim Ryon met Tuesday morning in Mayor Jim Thomas' office to work on refinancing.

April 30, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


BoE considering removing unpaid days

The Liberty County School System is considering eliminating unpaid furlough days for the next school year.

April 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Film company sets premieres

Wonder Worthy Productions LLC, an entertainment-production company in Midway, will have red-carpet premieres of its latest productions filmed in Liberty County.

April 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


State of the city address is Thursday

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday at Connection Church on Patriots Trail in Flemington. The event will be sponsored by CH2M.

April 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Officials plot the return of SPLOST

Liberty County and Hinesville city officials miss the funding brought by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

April 27, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Walthourville planning meeting Tuesday

The next community planning meeting will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Walthourville Police Station, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission announced.

April 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Planning workshop focuses on Liberty County branding, SPLOST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Day 2 of the county-wide planning workshop started with developing action plans for the top three issues chosen Wednesday afternoon: Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, branding Liberty County and business development.

April 23, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


BoE employees to be paid twice a month

Certified employees, such as teachers, in the Liberty County School System will transition from being paid once a month to twice a month starting in January.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Adult care, movies, wetlands, sewer, traffic on agenda

Officials talked about developments in their departments and the results of projects during the first day of a countywide retreat on St. Simons Island Wednesday.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Local news


Despite surgery, former deputy improving

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority police officer, continues to make progress in his road to recovery after being struck by a tractor-trailer March 2.

April 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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