The 500-pound gorilla at the annual countywide planning workshop Wednesday-Friday was the upcoming renewal the county's special purpose local option sales tax.
Liberty County community leaders and elected officials met for the 23rd annual planning workshop on St. Simons Island this week. On Wednesday, about 54 people reviewed progress made on the top five goals from the 2013 workshop - BRAC, education, quality of life, SPLOST 2015 and workforce development - before deciding on 2014 goals.
The Liberty County Democratic Party will have its annual awards banquet Saturday, May 3, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., and the program starts at 7. The keynote speaker is Rashad Richey of CBS Radio WAOK in Atlanta.
Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is burning about 900 acres in the northwest part of the post today, according to a news release from Fort Stewart's public affairs office.
The mess behind the courthouse annex in downtown Hinesville should start clearing up soon, engineer Trent Long told the Liberty County Commission Thursday.
"They're bragging out there that they got their's free. It kind of makes me mad. They're not free, those are tax dollars."
Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.
Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members and special guests that Hinesville's future is promising during his State of the City Address given Thursday at Connection Church in Flemington.
Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman announced Monday he plans on stepping down this summer as the county's top appointed official.
After nearly seven years as the executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, Vicki Davis is leaving her position and moving on with her career. Davis resigned Friday, April 11. She said her last day on the job will be April 25.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a political candidate forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville, 800 Tupelo Trail.
More than 35 former and current African-American mayors from throughout Georgia convened April 4-6 in Hinesville for the annual Spring Conference of the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors. The organization provides information, resources and assistance to small, rural cities that commonly are led by African-American mayors.
Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles went before county commissioners April 1 and asked for additional deputies.
County commissioners and administrators met Monday for one of several finance-committee meetings to comb through a draft budget for fiscal year 2015, line item by line item. The committee will meet twice more this month.
Members and officials of the Hinesville City Council had a full day Thursday, including a planning workshop, proclamation signings and a council meeting.
Mayor Jim Thomas has made frequent lobbying trips to Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Hinesville-Fort Stewart community. During his most recent trip, however, the trip became personal when he ran into nearly 80 former Special Forces soldiers, many of whom served with Thomas in Vietnam.
4-H members across Liberty County are preparing for National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of the club that takes place during the first full week of October.
Long County High School is celebrating homecoming this week with a variety of activities scheduled at the school. The theme for this year is "This is How We Blue Tide." The highlight of the week will take place Friday when the 2014 homecoming queen is announced and crowned during halftime of the high-school football game.
The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority will host a screening of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" at the amphitheater at Bryant Commons on Friday, Oct. 3.
Riceboro residents and city officials met with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission planners Thursday at Riceboro City Hall to discuss and update the community's land-use map.
Seven participants of the Liberty County DUI court graduated from the 24-month program in a ceremony held at the Liberty County Justice Center on Friday morning.
The Courier has received some calls asking whether there is some sort of emergency happening at Long County High School. However, we checked with the emergency management agency and learned that the county is just conducting a training exercise out there. EMA Director Bob Heffley said there is no cause for concern and the students are safe.
Fort Stewart 1st Lt. Daniel Wynn and his wife, Corina, headed to Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart on Thursday night to welcome their new baby; however, the infant had other plans.
As Nov. 1 and the second annual Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons draw near, the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee continues to work on details for the event to honor all veterans, past and present.
As Hinesville's fiscal-year 2015 budget workshop went into its final day Monday afternoon, the books showed the city's total revenues at $33,672,911, but total expenditures were $34,155,044, leaving a deficit of $482,133.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Interact Club hosted "See You at the Pole," an internationally observed day of prayer, at the school's flagpole Wednesday morning.
The Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday heard a presentation from Charlestine Hutchison, a Long County teacher and president of Hodari Hope Inc., a local nonprofit organization.
Hinesville Assistant City Manager Ken Howard presented a big check to Mayor Jim Thomas and city-council members at the start of Thursday's council meeting.
The winds were a little blustery Saturday and brought with them dark, threatening clouds. Rather than prompting local residents to stay home, though, something in the winds drew folks to downtown Hinesville. It was the sound of good music and the smell of great barbecue emanating from the Hinesville Area Arts Council's 11th annual Blues and BBQ festival.
Liberty County resident Brynslet Sellers, 2, has undergone heart-transplant surgery, accordingto posts on www.facebook.com/prayers4brynslet.