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Homestead exemption deadline is April 1

Liberty County residents who wish to file a homestead exemption for the 2012 tax year have until April 1 to do so, according to tax commissioner Virgil Jones.

March 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Obama, Gingrich lead pack in Liberty

While about one-third of Liberty County voters went blue in Tuesday's Presidential Preference Primary, the rest opted for various shades of red.

March 09, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Students rock robotics

Agent 4 isn't quite human, but it's got some human attributes: It can talk, it has eyes and it can move according to commands.

March 09, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Kiss-A-Pig officially under way

Befitting this year's theme, "Sowvivor Lowcountry," teams participating in the American Diabetes Association's 20th annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign braved tornadoes and thunderstorms Saturday to make it to the official campaign launch in Savannah.

March 07, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCCA construction is on track

While the Liberty College and Career Academy program is under way at Bradwell Institute, CEO Tom Alexander told the board of education last week that LCCA students and teachers should be in their new space at the beginning of next school year.

March 07, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Few weigh in on primary

Aside from national media coverage and stickers that say, "I'm a Georgia Voter," the average Joe had little indication that Tuesday was a major day in the 2012 Republican race.

March 07, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Gingrich carries Liberty, Long, state

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich carried Liberty and Long counties, as well as the state as a whole in Tuesday's Republican presidential primary, according to preliminary results on file with the secretary of state's office.

March 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Deputy chief appraiser Chuck Patterson dies

March 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Mayor named president of Friends of Stewart

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas has been selected as president of the Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter.

March 06, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Kroger manager retiring

After 32 years of managing local grocery stores, current Kroger general manager Bill Goodwin has retired.

March 06, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Long County students meet governor, other elected leaders

Eight Long County High School students recently met Gov. Nathan Deal and several other members of the Legislature during the Family, Career and Community Leadership of America Day at the Capitol in Atlanta.

March 06, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


BoE OKs per diem increase for members

Money was the driving topic of conversation Thursday at the Liberty County Board of Education's work session.

March 05, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Super Tuesday lets locals weigh in

Georgia is among the 10 states holding presidential primaries and caucuses Tuesday, and local officials from both sides of the aisle are encouraging voters to make their voices heard.

March 05, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Enjoying spring’s first fruits

The first fruits of spring - strawberries, squash, peppers, egg plants, tomatoes and new potatoes - along with homemade sweets, woodcrafts, local honey, fresh eggs, gourmet specialties and other treats were discovered by Hinesville residents at Thursday's first spring market in Bradwell Park.

March 05, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


No damage, despite tornado warning

A tornado warning was issued for the Sunbury area about 1 p.m. Saturday, but the storm apparently did not produce a funnel that did damage.

March 03, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


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LCPC follow-up land use meeting sees small turnout

Turnout was light Tuesday evening for a follow-up land-use planning meeting at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

December 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Council revises road maintenance improvement list

Hinesville's city council meeting ran smoothly and quickly Thursday until the board reached an action item to approve submission of the city's local maintenance-improvement grant project list to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

December 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Car found in pond contained body

Officials are looking into a Friday morning accident in Hinesville that claimed the life of a man whose car landed upside down in a pond at E.G. Miles Parkway and Curtis Road.

December 19, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Rotary holds annual Dodd-Brown Christmas party

The Hinesville Rotary Club hosted its annual Dodd-Brown Christmas party Tuesday evening for area foster children.

December 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Plane makes emergency landing off I-95

A small, one-person plane made an emergency landing Thursday morning in McIntosh County.

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Golden Corral back on the market

The Golden Corral building on Highway 84 in Hinesville is back on the market. A Realtor's sign was placed on the property sometime this week.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


County's long-range transportation plan discussed

The Stakeholder's Advisory Committee of the Hinesville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization met Tuesday to hear an update on Liberty County's long-range transportation plans and view the prioritized project list.

December 17, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty Center construction delayed

Construction on the Armstrong Liberty Center's new building has been delayed, according to Liberty Center Director Pete Hoffman.

December 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Community turns out for LCSS Holiday Extravaganza

The Liberty County School System held its first-ever Holiday Extravaganza on Monday and Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

December 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty residents, leaders protest grand-jury verdicts

Roughly 30 Liberty County residents and elected officials demonstrated peacefully in downtown Hinesville Friday afternoon.

December 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Giant tortoise visits Hinesville

A 400-pound, 60-year-old-tortoise named Benjamin Franklin paid a visit to Hinesville on Friday afternoon. Randy Gallagher, the owner of the tortoise, was passing through on his way to various cities in Georgia as a way to raise awareness for turtle conservation. Benjamin drew a large crowd in the parking lot of Hinesville's Walmart as children and adults rode the animal and curious onlookers snapped photos. Gallagher has had Ben for 45 years. "All he pretty much does is eat and sleep," said Gallagher, who is from North Carolina.

December 12, 2014 | 400-pound, 60-year-old animal draws a crowd | Local news


4-Hers make one family’s Christmas a little warmer

Members of Liberty County 4-H's Crafty Corners Club on Friday presented a very special gift to LaDona Andrews, a child support enforcement agent with Liberty County's Child Support Services.

December 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Annual illuminated parade draws huge crowd to Hinesville

Liberty County residents, Fort Stewart families and visitors from around the region turned out in droves Friday night for the 18thannual Illuminated Christmas Parade in Hinesville, presented by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau.

December 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Golden Corral temporarily closed

The Golden Corral restaurant on Oglethorpe Highway is closed but, according to vice president of operations Bob Heyward, that is temporary.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fort Stewart spouse finalist in Army-wide Operation Rising Star

Celeste Betton, an Army spouse, worship leader, choir director and pre-K teacher's assistant who has a passion for singing and a love for music, is one of six finalists in the 2014 Operation Rising Star competition in San Antonio.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


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