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County to move forward with November SPLOST referendum

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday decided that it will propose a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to citizens this year.

January 08, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Walthourville Fire Department adds two paid personnel members

The city of Walthourville's fire department will add two paid personnel to its roster this year, marking the first step in its planned move from an all-volunteer unit to a full-time, fully staffed firefighting force.

January 05, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


McGinn recognized for honor

Long County commissioners recently recognized Charlotte McGinn, the secretary for the Long County extension office, for being honored by the University of Georgia. Chairman Robert Long said that McGinn was selected as the Secretary of the Year for the Southeastern district of the Georgia Cooperative Extension. Long said that McGinn winning the award was quite an accomplishment, considering that there are 39 counties in the district. On behalf of the other commissioners and the citizens of Long County, the chairman congratulated McGinn and told her that she was a valuable asset to the community. Pictured from left: Commissioner Clifton DeLoach ...

December 31, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier Correspondent | Local news


Mural Brightens LRMC's echo room

Patients in the echo room at Liberty Regional Medical Center now have something a little more colorful to look at while undergoing echocardiography and stress tests, thanks to members of the Hinesville Area Arts Council's beginning-adult painting class.

December 31, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Area motorcyclists give back to community

Outfitted in traditional biker attire - black leather jackets and vests emblazoned with an orange logo - members of the Disloyal Few may look intimidating at first glance, but the motorcycle group is making headway in dispelling the myth that bikers are trouble.

December 31, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Local news


Donors honored in Long Co.

Donors to the inaugural Santa for Seniors in Long County were invited to lunch Dec. 17 at the Long County Senior Center. Each donor received a framed certificate and a small gift. Pictured to the left are 5 of the donors.

December 30, 2014 | Photo Provided | Local news


Local bikers ride for clothes, diaper drive

Ray Curtis, a retired Army command sergeant major and Hinesville general manager for Omni Financial, recently accepted a challenge from his son, an airman stationed at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi to ride his Harley Davidson on a particularly cold morning. Curtis, in turn, decided to challenge yet another biker.

December 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Christmas dinner takes time and lots of love

Holiday dinners are a labor of love and commonly are regarded as well worth every hour invested in preparation.

December 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici to hold first MLK parade

Ludowici will host its first Martin Luther King Jr. Parade at 10 a.m. Jan. 10. Long County MLK Observance Committee member Mary Hamilton said that the parade's theme is "Living the Dream, Where Do We Go from Here." She said that participants may walk, drive a vehicle, ride a horse or enter a float. The deadline to enter the parade is Jan. 3, and the line-up time is 9 a.m.

December 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Suicide victim's body found in tree

The body of an apparent suicide victim was found hanging from a tree, about 19 feet above the ground, around 3:30 p.m. Monday behind the parking lot of Islands Real Estate in Midway.

December 29, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Commission recognizes resident's 100th birthday

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners recognized Neloweze Williams Cooper with an official proclamation last Thursday.

December 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Nonprofit’s kindness brightens seniors’ holiday

A delivery consisting of more than 200 Christmas gifts brightened an otherwise cold, wet and gloomy Monday for the residents of Woodland Healthcare in Midway. The act of holiday cheer, courtesy of Eleven Black Men of Liberty County and the donations of numerous other community members, was just a small part of the nonprofit entity's mission to teach children by setting good examples.

December 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Chairman vows to restore damage

Donald Lovette, chairman of the Liberty County Board of Commissioners, called the recent damage to the outer wall of the historic Liberty jail a setback, but vowed restoration and repairs will move forward.

December 26, 2014 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Area students send Christmas cards to terminally ill child

For most children, Christmas is a time of joy and happiness. But for 6-year-old Addie Fausett, this year it's mostly struggle and pain.

December 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Historic structure damaged by vehicle

A single-vehicle accident Thursday on South Main Street in Hinesville damaged the brick that surrounds the historic Liberty jail.

December 26, 2014 | Lewis Levine Courier Correspondent | Local news


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Hinesville has 'unique place' for seniors

Active seniors looking for a safe, healthy and fun place to spend time instead of money may want to look no farther than the Liberty ...

March 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Workshop by the sea sets priorities

More than 100 Liberty countians met Thursday and Friday to review the county's progress during the last year and to plan for the future ...

March 27, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Man on bond for murder arrested for drugs

A man charged in a January 2016 murder was arrested Thursday for allegedly attempting to sell drugs.

March 25, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Meetings on fire protection set for April

On April 6, Liberty County officials will begin a series of town hall meetings intended to provide information on the plan for countywide professional fire ...

March 24, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Jeffrey Osteen appointed state court judge

Hinesville attorney Jeff Osteen was appointed state court judge to replace Leon Braun, according to a press release.

March 22, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Long County ESPLOST renewal passes

Voters in Long County overwhelmingly approved the renewal of the Education Special Local Option Sales Tax in Tuesday's special election.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Community mourns passing of 911 director

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown called Tom Wahl one of the most knowledgeable 911 directors in the state and a man who had a lasting ...

March 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long County High School getting new principal

Long County High School will get a new principal and new head coaches beginning next fall.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty 911 director found dead in home

Liberty County 911 Director Tom Wahl was found dead Monday at his home in Hinesville, according to Deputy Coroner Terry Satterfield.

March 20, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Police dog gets early retirement

One of Hinesville's four-legged finest is getting an early retirement.

March 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Second arrest made in deaths of two Fort Stewart soldiers

Hinesville police have made another arrest in the March 5 deaths of two Fort Stewart soldiers found in a Hinesville townhome.

March 17, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Low water pressure irks Airport Road residents

Low water pressure near Airport Road due to a city project is raising complaints from residents, Hinesville Councilman Keith Jenkins said.

March 15, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Former schools financial chief still getting benefits, according to LCSS

Despite his lawyer's claims to the contrary, former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is still receiving benefits, according to LCSS ...

March 15, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Elderly targeted in Long County crimes

The Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Office are working to bring an end to a rash of incidents reportedly targeting the ...

March 14, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway city hall takes another step to reality

Midway's new city hall is getting closer to reality with a $1 million bond issue approved by the county Public Works Authority and the ...

March 14, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior Correspondent | Local news


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