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County millage to drop for Hinesville residents

Contrary to previous reports, Hinesville residents will see a decrease in their county millage rate.

December 03, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


City tax hearing turns bitter

The first two of three public hearings on Hinesville's proposed property-tax increase took place Thursday in council chambers at city hall. Though sparsely attended by city leaders and concerned residents, the morning meeting prompted some bitter public comments.

November 30, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Tax hikes not likely to be averted

Property taxes in Liberty County are on the rise, and residents will have the chance to weigh in today at public hearings for both the boards of commissioners and education.

November 30, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp stepping down

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp is stepping down from her post after 10 years of working to protect the Ogeechee River basin.

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


Weak economy blamed for tax hike

Hinesville residents are invited to take part in three public hearings on the city's proposed increase in property taxes. The hearings are scheduled at city hall for 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 29, and 3 p.m. Dec. 6, during the city council meeting.

November 27, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former trooper now heads LCSO deputies

After 40-plus years in law enforcement - with nearly 20 of those years as Liberty County's chief deputy - Keith Moran is preparing for retirement, leaving Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes with the tough task of finding a suitable replacement.

November 27, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Local news


City, county, schools set to raise taxes

Property taxes within Liberty are on the rise.

November 26, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Delinquent tax auction in Long County

Long County is owed more than $400,000 in back taxes, according to Tax Commissioner Becky Fowler. She recently asked the Long County Commission to support her enforcement of penalties on delinquent tax bills.

November 26, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Midway council allows Family Dollar to open

The Midway City Council on Nov. 15 approved an occupational license for a new Family Dollar store after clearing up confusion regarding the store's opening date.

November 24, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Bus cuts go into effect, gripes voiced

Liberty Transit's buses ended Friday night and all day Saturday services this week, cuts that were announced earlier this month.

November 19, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City tells of intent to increase millage

The Hinesville mayor and city council at 4 p.m. Friday announced the intention to increase property taxes this year by 9.94 percent over the rollback millage rate. Before the tentative budget and millage rate are finalized, Georgia law requires three public hearings on the increase. Residents are invited to hearings at city hall, 115 East M.L. King Jr. Drive, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 29, and at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 during a council meeting.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


County picks site for new library

The Liberty County Commission Thursday approved Memorial Drive as the location for a new library in Hinesville.

November 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Nature of rasise sparks council spat

An otherwise uneventful city council meeting Thursday heated up during the public comments session when a Hinesville resident asked the council about the 1.5 percent cost of living increase budgeted for city employees in 2013.

November 19, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mayor repeats call for action on federal budget

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday urged the business community to take action on the looming sequester.

November 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


County, city mappers show was GIS can do

Geographical Information System Day was observed Wednesday in the lobbies of city hall and the Liberty County Annex.

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


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One qualifies early for Hinesville mayor

The 2015 election season kicked off Monday, and candidates are qualifying for municipal offices in Liberty and Long counties.

September 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Dog-service business gets approved

Howlin' Happy K9 Services & Training, a home-based pet business, was approved by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners earlier this evening.

September 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Ludowici rodeo to honor its late founder Saturday

It's been said that cowboys never die, they just ride off into the sunset.

September 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Liberty Regional Medical Center names its new CEO

Liberty Regional Medical Center has hired a new chief executive officer to run the hospital, four months after longtime CEO H. Scott Kroell retired.

September 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Students keep enrolling

The number of students in the Liberty County School System is growing.

September 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Midway man wins $100,000 from lottery

A Midway man has grabbed a Georgia Lottery prize worth $100,000.

August 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Qualifying for municipal elections starts

Election season officially kicks off Monday.

August 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Savannah Riverkeeper named spokeswoman in effort to fight pipeline

SAVANNAH - The Push Back the Pipeline Coalition announced that Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus will become the new spokesperson for the group in its efforts against ...

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Riceboro gets loan to replace water meters

The city of Riceboro has been awarded a $155,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority board of directors.

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


More businesses on McLarry’s Curve?

McLarry's Curve in Flemington could see more businesses in the near future.

August 25, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Long County's Night Out draws crowd

Long County held its National Night Out on Aug. 14 with a large crowd on hand to enjoy the evening.

August 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Ludowici mayor aims at deserted mobile homes

Deserted mobile homes in Ludowici are receiving the attention of the city's mayor.

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


Liberty County School System to hold first ‘Battle of the Cats’ spirit rally

The Liberty County School System recently announced that it will hold a community spirit rally in preparation for the Bradwell Institute vs. Liberty High School ...

August 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Proposed dog-training business draws opposition

An effort to start a home-based dog-service business near Lake George was met with some opposition at Tuesday's Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting.

August 22, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Liberty County prison re-entry coalition meets with its clients

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition Inc., a newly formed nonprofit that will help released inmates transition back into society, met with a group of its ...

August 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


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