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SPLOST failure could mean tax hike

With general elections only four months away, politicians are moving into full-on campaign mode. But gubernatorial, congressional and senate candidates aside, Liberty County voters will face another decision at the ballot box this November - a referendum for a special purpose local option sales tax, better known as SPLOST.

July 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news

Hinesville Rotary installs new officers

The Hinesville Rotary Club installed new officers Tuesday night at its weekly meeting. New club President Brigitte Shanken and fellow officers were sworn in by Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson.

July 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Area under Tropical Storm Watch

The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a Tropical Storm Alert for Arthurs at 11:20 a.m.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local news

John McIver honored in auditorium dedication

Former Liberty County Commission Chairman John D. McIver was honored Friday evening in a ceremony marking the dedication of the newly remodeled auditorium at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

July 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news

Rep. Williams attends GMA convention

SAVANNAH - Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, participated in the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association on June 22 in Savannah. Williams, a member of the House Transportation Committee, participated in a panel discussion for GMA's Transportation Policy Committee.

July 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Committee seeks support for diabetes-awareness campaign

The Long County Commission was informed during its recent meeting that a committee has been established to bring more attention to diabetes.

June 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Fleming residents approve new land-use map

Fleming residents met again with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff Thursday afternoon to approve updates to the future land-use map as part of the Liberty County Comprehensive Plan for 2014-15.

June 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Scouts train, have fun at Black Creek camp

About 180 Boy Scouts and 40 scoutmasters, adult volunteers and staff endured the heat and humidity for six days of fun this week at Black Creek Scout Reservation near Sylvania.

June 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

University helping enforce law here

The Hinesville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff's Office have been getting some high-tech assistance from the Armstrong State University police department.

June 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Hospital CFO resigns

Liberty Regional Medical Center is looking for a new chief financial officer after former CFO Sam Johnson recently resigned.

June 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Mayor reports on trip to Washington

During his report at Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting, Mayor Jim Thomas provided information he and City Manager Billy Edwards received during a recent trip to Washington, D.C.

June 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Superintendent marking first year on job

Editor's note: The past few months, the Coastal Courier received several letters and phone calls, all anonymous, alleging poor management and questionable use of funds by the Liberty County School System administration, now headed by Dr. Valya Lee. The Courier's policy has been and remains that sources sign and acknowledge the letters we receive for publication, but in some cases, when a slew of letters make similar claims, we look into the matter, report on what we know and offer all sides the opportunity to respond. That is the case here. We began our coverage by bringing the ...

June 23, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news

Area residents voice opposition to development plans during LCPC meeting

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission tabled a request to rezone approximately 5.3 acres of land from residential to commercial property during a public hearing Tuesday evening.

June 23, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news

Commission approves budget

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a fiscal-year 2015 budget of $25,961,583 at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

June 23, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news

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

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Tour brings local ghost stories to life

Are you afraid of the dark, believe in ghosts? If you attend the Midway Museum Cemetery Tour on Saturday, you just might meet a local ...

October 20, 2016 | By Len Calderone Special to the Courier | Local news

Signing day for REACH

"I want you to commit. Move it from the paper to the heart and make it happen."

October 19, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news

Liberty County NAACP honors old guard, rising stars at banquet

The Liberty County NAACP honored members of its old guard and rising stars at the organization's annual Freedom Fund Banquet Friday at the Liberty ...

October 19, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Lee urges prayer, votes

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee urged members of the Liberty County NAACP to use the power of prayer and the strength of ...

October 19, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Manna from JROTC

The delivery from Bradwell Institute's JROTC canned food drive came at the right time for Manna House Ministries.

October 19, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news

Carter praises storm response here

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited Liberty County Wednesday morning and met with officials and personnel from the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management.

October 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Boil water advisories lifted

Liberty County announced Tuesday that boil water advisories issued after Hurricane Matthew have been lifted.

October 18, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news

Two dead in wreck on I-95

Two people are dead following a two car accident shortly after 3 p.m. on I-95 in Liberty County. Georgia State Patrol Captain Chad Riner ...

October 17, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Debris pickup begins today for some areas

Debris pickup for much of Liberty County began today and will be conducted during three sweeps over the next 30 days, according to the county ...

October 17, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news

Small city rises in wake of storm

Salter's Field turned into a tent city for Georgia Power workers restoring power to customers in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

October 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Help still available

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County office will open after 2 p.m. Monday for those in need of help with ...

October 17, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news

Early voting has started

Early voting for the 2016 general election begins Monday. Registered voters must bring their voter's registration card and a photo ID.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

Update: Ludowici Police Chief in accident

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after the patrol car he was in was hit by ...

October 13, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

United Way, churches looking to help

Cleanup and relief efforts from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew continued Tuesday.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Picking up the pieces after the storm

Hurricane Matthew thrashed Liberty and Long counties as it made its way up the East Coast over the weekend.

October 13, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news

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