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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


Geechee corridor plan questioned

Though Liberty County has 217,754 acres within the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, none of the public comments released Oct. 2 address Liberty's role in the preservation plan.

October 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


City: Thieves now target manhole covers

Several manhole covers have been stolen in Hinesville during recent weeks, prompting City Manager Billy Edwards and Mayor Jim Thomas to appeal for public support and assistance.

October 08, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Riverkeeper names spokeswoman 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


Liberty Regional Medical Center pledges $125,000 for Savannah Tech nursing program

Board members of the Liberty Regional Medical Center's Hospital Authority gave a check Tuesday afternoon to representatives of Savannah Technical College, pledging to donate ...

August 22, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


United Military Care is hosting an open house today

United Military Care is hosting an Open House today from 10-am to 2 pm at 400 North Main Street Hinesville, to share with the community ...

August 21, 2015 | Press release | Local news


City approves HHA resident member

The Hinesville City Council had a short meeting earlier today with only one action item on the agenda. Council members voted to approve the appointment ...

August 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County lowers fire insurance rating

Long County homeowners received good news last week, when the results from a recent Insurance Services Office inspection dropped the county's risk rating.

August 19, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


LRMC pledges $125,000 for STC nursing program

Board members of the Liberty Regional Medical Center's Hospital Authority gave a check Tuesday afternoon to representatives of Savannah Technical College, pledging to donate ...

August 19, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Deacon Walthour: ‘Honorable man’

Humble. Kind. Hero.

August 18, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Liberty County pet-business request faces opposition at LCPC meeting

A couple's efforts to have a pet-service business at their home was met with opposition at the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting Tuesday evening.

August 18, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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