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Hinesville hikes millage, utility fees

Hinesville City Council approved fee and rate increases for building permits, water and sewer, garbage collection and storm water utilities at their meeting Thursday.

October 22, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ga. labor commissioner addresses Long Co. chamber

Georgia Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler addressed the Long County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday at a breakfast meeting in Ludowici.

October 22, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Burgess appeal still pending with Supreme Court

An appeal by Douglas Burgess to the Supreme Court of Georgia still is pending, according to Burgess, who is appealing a September 2011 decision by the Liberty County Board of Elections to deny his eligibility to run for the District 4 seat on the Hinesville City Council.

October 20, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Historic courthouse gets new lease on life

The historic Liberty County Courthouse is back in business, and leaders gathered Thursday morning to rededicate the structure.

October 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Teacher to face battery charge

A state court judge Wednesday granted a warrant request against a Liberty Elementary School second-grade teacher who allegedly tipped over a student's desk Sept. 21.

October 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Crew working to pull barge from Medway

A crew is working this week to extract a sunken barge from the Medway River.

October 18, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Parade to close Ludowici highway Thursday

Highway 57, McDonald Street, in Ludowici will be closed temporarily Thursday evening for the Long County High School homecoming parade.

October 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Mayor, city manager explain budget restraints

Despite starting with a general fund shortfall of $1.1 million during its annual budget workshop last week, city council members will vote Thursday on a balanced budget for Hinesville's fiscal year 2013 budget, according to Mayor Jim Thomas and City Manager Billy Edwards.

October 17, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ambulance response time questioned

Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services drew the ire of a Long County commissioner at the government entity's Oct. 2 meeting in Ludowici.

October 15, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Actor McLeod speaks at Long Co. youth revival

Actor Jason McLeod, who appeared in the films "Facing the Giants" and "Fireproof," spoke Sunday during the youth fall revival at First Baptist Church of Ludowici.

October 13, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


BoE fretting over federal impact aid again

The Liberty County Board of Education could face a mid-year budget cut due to federal reductions, and though it's premature to name remedies, the district's financial officer said salaries and benefits could be affected.

October 12, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


City squares off against $1M budget shortfall

Hinesville City Council members, the mayor, city manager and department heads met Tuesday to deal with a $1.1 million shortfall in the general fund during the annual budget workshop at city hall.

October 12, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Congressional candidate here tonight

Lesli Messinger, Democratic candidate for Georgia's 1st Congressional District seat in the U.S. House, will be a guest of the Liberty County Democratic Party tonight in Hinesville.

October 11, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Would-be commissioners unhappy with new election

Three candidates who thought they'd won district seats on the Long County Commission voiced complaints recently after the primary-election results were invalidated by a U.S. District Court ruling.

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


Habitat called key to saving endangered species

Restoring, protecting and enhancing habitat are a key part of Fort Stewart's endangered-species program, according to Tim Beaty, chief of the Fish and Wildlife Branch of the Environmental and Natural Resource Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

October 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Downtown promoters report to commission

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has been busy.

June 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds

This past week was a turbulent time for the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department with the suspension of the acting chief, a partial walkout of firefighters and allegations that a commissioner illegally operated a fire truck.

June 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 6.5 percent, up 0.4 percentage point from 6.1 percent in April. The rate in May 2014 was 7.9 percent.

June 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Gazebo request meets stiff opposition

All Troy Burns wants is to put a gazebo in his front yard. But at least one of his neighbors, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff and a majority of the Planning Commissioners don't like the idea.

June 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Fourth candidate in Hinesville mayoral race

Editor's note: An information box accompanying this article has been changed to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Former Liberty County NAACP President Liston Singletary III is a candidate running for mayor of Hinesville. Because of an editor's error, his name was listed incorrectly in an information box accompanying a front-page article on June 24. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

June 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County Library seeks funds for growth

Since 2013, usage at the Long County Library has increased by nearly 27 percent, according to library board secretary and treasurer Brent Klinedinst.

June 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty County prayer service calls for unity, vigilance after Charleston shooting

The suspect in the shooting that killed nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, reportedly confessed to the horrific act and, in doing so, told police he wanted to start a race war.

June 21, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Hinesville police, fire seek grants for equipment

Hinesville City Council approved applications Thursday to seek grant funding for the police and fire departments.

June 18, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Fiscal-year 2016 budget for Liberty adopted

The proposed 2016 budget was adopted by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners today. At their mid-month meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin reviewed the budget a final time before the commissioners.

June 18, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Kinder Morgan appeals state denial of Palmetto Pipeline

Kinder Morgan has appealed the Georgia Department of Transportation's denial of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the proposed Palmetto Pipeline, which would go through coastal Georgia.

June 18, 2015 | By Jason Wermers | Local news


Keel wins District 6 Liberty County BoE special election

In the end, experience mattered.

June 16, 2015 | By Tiffany King and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Empty home on Fort Stewart burns

A vacant home in North Bryan Village on Fort Stewart caught fire early Wednesday morning, post spokesman Kevin Larson said.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Chairman: County 'can't stop' progress

The state of the county was the focus of Thursday's Progress Through People Luncheon.

June 16, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. high court: No buffer required between developments and wetlands

In a high-profile environmental case that has important repercussions for coastal Georgia, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 25-foot buffer required by state law between development projects and the banks of waterways generally does not apply to marshes and wetlands.

June 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia announces smoked-salmon recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain packaged smoked salmon products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to consumers.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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