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Comment time extended for harbor deepening plan

SAVANNAH (AP) - Interest groups and the public are getting 15 extra days to submit comments on a $653 million proposal to deepen the Savannah harbor.

May 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Board grants funding requests

For the second year, the Liberty County Commission on May 1 unanimously approved $86,090 in SPLOST grants for capital improvement projects at local historic and cultural sites.

May 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Trivial ticket challenge goes unanswered

No one responded to Midway City Councilman Terry Doyle's 30-day challenge to show evidence that a Midway Police officer had written anyone a ticket for speeding less than 5 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.

May 08, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Having some safe fun

Hinesville hosted its annual Safe Kids Day Saturday, closing down Central Avenue for activities.

May 08, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville council approves grant applications

The Hinesville City Council authorized submission of three community development applications during its Thursday meeting.

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


Gold buyer stiffs area woman with bad check

A Ludowici resident who recently sold some silver ingots at a buyer's road show is claiming the items were paid for with a bad check.

May 05, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Working out well

It may not be a super-aerobic calorie-burner, but it does help participants feel better.

May 05, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


3 arrested in Long Co., 2 at large

The Long County Sheriff's Office has arrested three people and is looking for two others for their alleged involvement in a kidnapping and assault that took place last week.

May 05, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Lawyer: Ex-soldier can't recall hospital standoff

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A former soldier charged with taking hostages at gunpoint inside an Army hospital in Georgia suffers from severe post-traumatic stress and has no memory of the 2010 standoff, his defense attorney said Thursday.

May 04, 2012 | Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Local news


BoC approves remount for ambulance

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners approved an $84,707 request from Emergency Management Services to remount an ambulance onto a Dodge chassis.

May 03, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Food Network star visits FPCA

The Deen family of Food Network fame may be known for meals that evoke indulgent Southern comfort, but Jamie Deen, co-owner of Savannah restaurant The Lady and Sons, is on a mission to raise awareness and collect food for the hungry.

May 03, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Open-burning bans now in effect

Georgia's northern counties and the city of Hinesville currently are under an open-burning ban, according to Hinesville Fire Marshal Capt. Ricky Perryman.

May 03, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Farmers Market to reopen today

Hinesville's Downtown Farmers Market reopens for the season at 4 p.m. Thursday at Bradwell Park and Commerce Street.

May 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Midway may soon allow lemonade stands

Midway is close to enacting a new transient merchants, peddlers and solicitors ordinance to replace the one that brought publicity when the city shut down in June a lemonade stand operated by three girls.

May 03, 2012 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway Arts Festival draws all kinds of artists

Blue skies were the backdrop for the seventh Midway Arts Festival on Saturday, as artists, craftsmen, authors, musicians and period-dressed tour guides provided entertainment.

May 03, 2012 | By Debra Brown Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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State of the city address is Thursday

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday at Connection Church on Patriots Trail in Flemington. The event will be sponsored by CH2M.

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


Officials plot the return of SPLOST

Liberty County and Hinesville city officials miss the funding brought by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

April 27, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Walthourville planning meeting Tuesday

The next community planning meeting will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Walthourville Police Station, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission announced.

April 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Cleaning up on Earth Day

Hundreds of school-age children brought their parents with them to the YMCA soccer fields Wednesday for Liberty County's Ninth Annual Earth Day celebration.

April 25, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Man injured in rollover in Long County

A man was injured this morning in a rollover in Long County.

April 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Planning workshop focuses on Liberty County branding, SPLOST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Day 2 of the county-wide planning workshop started with developing action plans for the top three issues chosen Wednesday afternoon: Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, branding Liberty County and business development.

April 23, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


BoE employees to be paid twice a month

Certified employees, such as teachers, in the Liberty County School System will transition from being paid once a month to twice a month starting in January.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Adult care, movies, wetlands, sewer, traffic on agenda

Officials talked about developments in their departments and the results of projects during the first day of a countywide retreat on St. Simons Island Wednesday.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Local news


Despite surgery, former deputy improving

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority police officer, continues to make progress in his road to recovery after being struck by a tractor-trailer March 2.

April 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Locals at St. Simons retreat

County and city leaders have gathered on St. Simons Island for the annual county-wide planning workshop to discuss initiatives, community issues and updates on topics from last year's meeting. Jeff Ricketson, executive director of Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, opened the meeting by having everyone sharing what makes them Liberty County-proud.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Mayor has resident escorted from meeting

Hinesville resident Joe Stuart has spoken directly to City Council on numerous occasions during the public-comment portion of its twice-monthly meetings.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Public voice opinions on proposed pipeline

An estimated 200 people attended a public meeting on a proposed pipeline at the Richmond Hill city center Tuesday to hear information and voice their opinions. Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore from Kinder Morgan, the company proposing the pipeline, gave a 10-minute speech about its proposal and the reasoning behind placing a pipeline along the coast of Georgia, including Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

April 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


911 operators in spotlight for week

Dispatchers in Liberty County's 911 center spend hours in front of computer monitors in a dimly-lit, windowless room fielding calls that they don't know whether they'll be about a noise complaint or a shooting.

April 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Roads, repairs dominate Long Co. meeting

Roads dominated much of the Long County Commission meeting on April 7.

April 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty Transit to offer free rides for Earth Day

The Liberty Transit public transportation system will offer free rides Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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