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A penny for roads, or boondoggle?

The first of three local town hall meetings on the July 31 TSPLOST referendum drew few attendees Thursday, though the 1 percent tax has been at the core of advertising campaigns for more than a month.

June 30, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Plea concludes 2009 murder case

A co-defendant involved in the murder of David Anthony Jones in June 2009 pled guilty Friday in Liberty County Superior Court and was sentenced to 30 years behind bars and 20 years probation.

June 30, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fourth of July events set for Fort Morris

Fort Morris State Historic Site will host its annual free Independence Day Colonial Faire Wednesday.

June 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Commission election attracts 2 candidates

Two candidates qualified this week for the Nov. 6 special election to fill the vacant seat for Liberty County Board of Commissioners District 2.

June 30, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Dist. 4 board member taking on former superintendent

Today's Long County election story focuses on the District 4 board of education race between incumbent Linda DeLoach and challenger Janet Watford.

June 30, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mediation discussed; store site plan approved

At its June 11 meeting, the Midway City Council instructed its attorney - for the second time - to begin mediation of its years-old disagreement with the Liberty County Development Authority over shared water and wastewater services.

June 30, 2012 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


DOT restricting major lane closures during holiday week

JESUP - The Georgia Department of Transportation is restricting construction-related lane closures from 5 a.m. Saturday, June 30, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 9.

June 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Local voices sing in Fourth of July spirit

The Liberty County Community and Area Mass Choir will be a part of the festivities at Fort Pulaski National Monument's Fourth of July celebrations.

June 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


LCDA weighs hiring local vs. minorities

The Liberty County Development Authority on Monday authorized a transfer of its engineering services to P.C. Simonton and Associates, but the vote was preceded by long discussion about the authority's policy on minority- and women-owned businesses.

June 28, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Standoff ends with public suicide

A standoff between Hinesville police and a gunman Wednesday in the parking lot of the American Legion Post ended when the gunman took his own life.

June 28, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Supreme Court upholds individual mandate

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

June 28, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Long Co. chamber installs officers

New officers were elected June 19 at the Long County Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet at the Compass Worship Center in Ludowici.

June 28, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Qualifying for special BoC election this week

Qualifying for a special election to fill the vacant Liberty County Commission District 2 seat will be this week.

June 27, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Tax commissioner post between Fowler and Carter

Today's Long County election story focuses on the tax commissioner race between incumbent Becky Fowler and challenger Deona Carter. Each candidate was given the same questions to respond to.

June 27, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Muddy road winds through commission again

Residents in a coastal subdivision who have repeatedly asked the Liberty County Commission to help with their unkempt road made another plea last week.

June 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Liberty County EMA holding meetings on hazard-mitigation plan

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a series of stakeholders' meetings this month as part of its effort to update the county's Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


YMCA hosting ‘Flags for Heroes’ fundraiser

The Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA will host its first-ever "Flags for Heroes" fundraiser Saturday, March 7, at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Prayers for first responders' safety

A prayer rally for first responders Saturday on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse attracted residents, pastors, officials and first responders to pray for the safety and support of those who answer emergency calls.

February 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Smaller donations accepted for veterans’ memorial

Small donations are now being accepted toward construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons, according to the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee's subcommittee chairman George Holtzman.

February 25, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty 4-Hers shine at district competition

Sixteen Liberty County Junior and Senior 4-Hers participated in the recent Southeast District Project Achievement competition, according to 4-H and Youth Development Agent Kasey Bozeman.

February 25, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


St. Philip’s to celebrate 50 years in Hinesville

March 5 will mark 50 years since St. Philip's Episcopal Church was established in Hinesville, and Mother Adrianna Shaw, the church's priest-in-charge, invites the community to an anniversary celebration this Sunday.

February 24, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Ludowici mayor: Timber trucks are damaging roads

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller said timber trucks are damaging several roads in Ludowici.

February 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Military and Liberty County ‘one big family’

Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray said her father, John Shaw, was 57 years old when she was born, the youngest of 10 children. He died while she was young, but she remembers him fondly.

February 23, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Prayer rally for first responders

The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County hosted a prayer rally for first responders on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse Saturday morning.

February 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Commission hears from Coastal Workforce Service

The Liberty County Commission on Thursday heard updates on road improvements and the possible Sunday alcohol-sales referendum.

February 21, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office donates to Youth Homes

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes recently presented a check for $4,700 to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter, who serves as the secretary/treasurer for the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes.

February 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCPC recommends approval for retail business in Walthourville

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a conditional-use request for a small retail business to be housed on the grounds of Pillar in Zion Church in Walthourville.

February 20, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Peppers, paradise not compatible

While recently reaching for a fresh bell pepper, I noticed a tray above the sweet peppers that was filled with long, ominous-looking green peppers. They were about the size of my little finger, just longer.

February 18, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Riceboro council approves pay increase for incoming officials

The Riceboro city council recently voted to increase monthly pay rates for incoming elected officials, according to Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


High school students participate in civil court as jurors

Eighty-five Liberty County High School students were sworn in as jurors Wednesday afternoon as they participated in a mock civil trial.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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