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Census estimates Liberty's growth lags

U.S. Census Bureau population estimates recently released indicate the Coastal Georgia region continues to grow, but the population inside Liberty County has not kept up with growth projections between 2010 and 2012.

June 10, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Liberty County hosts tourism seminar

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted a workshop for tourism professionals June 4-5 at Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center.

June 07, 2013 | | Local news


Liberty commission OKs Wild Heron Road bid

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $189,812 bid for improvements to Wild Heron Road, but the group tabled action on a bid for Rye Patch Road so some questions can be answered.

June 07, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Long commission gets down to business

At its first regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, the new Long County Commission wasted no time in making several changes.

June 07, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Phone scam surfaces in area

Public works contractor CH2MHILL/OMI was hit with a phone-scam attack in late April that tied up their phone system for two days, preventing it from making or receiving legitimate calls, OMI Director Gregg Higgins said.

June 07, 2013 | | Local news


Tropical Storm Andrea bears down on coast

As Tropical Storm Andrea made its way across Florida on Thursday afternoon, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said Coastal Georgia residents needed to prepare for excessive wind and rain into Friday morning. The storm carries with it the possibility of up to 5 inches of rain, 60 mph wind gusts, isolated tornadoes and some high surf.

June 07, 2013 | Hollie Barnidge | Local news


Winning lottery ticket sold in Midway

Daniel Thomas of Richmond Hill won a $100,000 top prize playing the Jumbo Bucks Crossword instant lottery game.Thomas, who works in the gift-wrapping business, stopped at Clyde's Market on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway after work to buy a ticket.

June 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Andrea expected to send rain, wind this way

Liberty County EMA Director Mike Hodges said he expects Tropical Storm Andrea will bring about 5 inches of rain and 60 mph wind gusts to this area. There also is a possibility for isolated tornadoes and some high surf (although major coastal flooding would not be expected since the storm would be coming at us from the Gulf, not the Atlantic). The impacts would be most likely for the coastal counties, and be felt mainly later Thursday and Thursday night, possibly lingering into early Friday in the South Carolina counties.

June 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Project Homeless Connect set for Saturday

Hinesville will host the third annual Project Homeless Connect from noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Community Center, 1370 Shaw Road, next to Lyman Hall Elementary School.

June 05, 2013 | | Local news


SPLOST No. 6 gears put in motion at workshop

There are no projects on the list yet, and a date for voters to weigh in has not been determined, but Liberty County leaders are gearing up for the next special purpose local-option sales-tax referendum, or SPLOST, which will take place in 2014.

June 05, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Long County High School seniors recognized at banquet

Long County High School seniors on Thursday were told to make the area proud as they were recognized during the 2013 senior banquet at LCHS.

June 03, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


It’s hurricane season again

To help local residents prepare for this year's hurricane season, which began Saturday, the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency observed Hurricane Preparedness Week from May 25-June 1.

June 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Food drive held at BI

A local food drive held at Bradwell Institute's gymnasium and sponsored by the Liberty County office of the United Way of the Coastal Empire gave away more than 17,000 pounds of food that included frozen turkeys, canned fruits and vegetables, bread and drinks. Area United Way Director Jennifer Darsey said a large crowd waited in the bleachers for the food to be bagged before it was distributed.

June 03, 2013 | | Local news


Area leaders wrangle with Liberty County issues

The annual Liberty Countywide Planning Workshop wrapped Friday after two days of sessions held within county lines for the first time.

June 03, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fort Stewart Fire helps in rescue

Fort Stewart firefighters used their specialized lifesaving skills and training to rescue a Tattnall County maintenance worker May 21.

June 03, 2013 | By Kevin Larson Fort Stewart public communications chief | Local news


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Five seeking Democrats' nod to be Liberty sheriff

Five Democrats and one Republican are asking voters to elect them to be the next sheriff of Liberty County.

May 02, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Library moving to new building

The new Hinesville branch of the Live Oak Public Libraries system on Memorial Drive is nearing completion.

May 02, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Diver finds mastodon jaw in area river

Shark-tooth diver Bill Eberlein experienced a first in his lifetime when he found a mastodon jaw embedded in the mud of a river bed.

April 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Planners see signs of trouble

Hinesville's sign ordinance raised concerns for a local business owner and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at their meeting Tuesday.

April 26, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County official: Stray dogs, horses cause problems

Editor's note: This article has been revised to remove a section that mischaracterized a discussion during the April 19 Long County Board of Commissioners ...

April 26, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


Tuesday deadline for primary voting

Time is running out to register to vote in the May 24 general primary.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Mayor Brown: Hinesville needs SPLOST back

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax was clearly on Mayor Allen Brown's mind as he gave the first State of Hinesville address of ...

April 23, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Candidate forums in May

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in the upcoming May 24 general primary election.

April 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


McLarry’s Curve dedicated

It's official, after all these years.

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Farmers Market, other events for Cities Week in Hinesville

The city of Hinesville is celebrating Georgia Cities Week through Sunday by participating in a variety of events throughout the week, including a special-themed Farmers ...

April 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville Housing Authority cuts ribbon on Hineshouse

The Hinesville Housing Authority had a ribbon-cutting Tuesday afternoon for its Hineshouse Way Apartments, which provides affordable housing for veterans.

April 19, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Local Democrats elect delegates

The 1st Congressional District Democratic Convention elected five delegates Saturday in Jesup to represent the district during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.

April 19, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Local GOP steers clear of controversy

Republicans in the 1st Congressional District managed to avoid the controversy seen elsewhere in Georgia during nominating conventions last weekend.

April 19, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Democrats have awards banquet

The Liberty County Democratic Party had its annual Awards Banquet April 9 at the John D. McIver Auditorium in Midway.

April 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ludowici Council talks McDonald's

A future McDonald's was discussed at Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting.

April 19, 2016 | By Dollie Gull | Local news


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