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LCDA audit shows fair statements

Despite a finding that information was not provided in a timely manner, auditor Christopher Lightle said Monday that the Liberty County Development Authority's fiscal-year 2011 statements were "totally correct and fairly stated."

February 29, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fraser Center annex open for business

The official opening of the Fraser Counseling Center annex was held Sunday at Midway Congregational Church, United Church of Christ.

February 29, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Group feeds area hungry

Savannah Feed the Hungry made an encore visit to Liberty County on Saturday and the charitable food distribution organization brought along a special guest: Naomi Barber King, sister-in-law of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

February 29, 2012 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news


Walthourville welcomes new chief of police

Tracy McFadden was named Walthourville's new police chief last Friday. He replaces Terry J. Harget, who led the department since its inception in 2009.

February 29, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Geechee culture will be celebrated at Riceboro event

Local residents can hear, watch and experience the Geechee story live through "Rice, Riddum 'n' Rime" starting at noon Saturday at the Geechee Kunda Cultural Arts Center and Museum in Riceboro.

February 25, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Lakeside lodge offers variety of family fun

Georgia manages 63 state parks and historic sites, but only four lodges. One of those is George T. Bagby State Park and Lodge, a 700-acre lakeside getaway on the eastern banks of Lake Eufaula near the Alabama border.

February 25, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Judge’s pay questioned at Ludowici council meeting

The pay of Ludowici Municipal Judge Larry Fowler was questioned at the February Ludowici City Council meeting.

February 24, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


FPCA commended for spirit

They've been heralded for their perseverance, creativity and spunk. It has been dubbed "the little school that could," and they rallied the community around a spirited two-month competition.

February 24, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Guests go all around town

Imagine an ideal budget-friendly vacation. One might picture traipsing the coast, observing the arts, visiting historical markers, sipping wine and snacking on sweets.

February 24, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Effects of NCLB waiver being determined in Long County

The Long County Board of Education received a presentation Feb. 13 from Dr. Glenn Purcell, assistant superintendent/curriculum director, concerning how Georgia's waiver from meeting No Child Left Behind standards will affect the school system.

February 23, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Property rights dominate code revision talk

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday revisited code and zoning revisions recommended by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission with Jeff Ricketson, director of the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership.

February 23, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Feed the Hungry back in Hinesville

Savannah Feed the Hungry is preparing another meal and food giveaway in Hinesville from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the National Guard Armory.

February 22, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local church dissolved by Presbytery

The Hinesville Korean Presbyterian Church is no more.

February 22, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Man killed clinging to moving car

The Walthourville Police Department and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office are investigating the Monday night death of a Hinesville resident.

February 22, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Dancers dazzle students

Modern and classical dance worlds collided Tuesday afternoon when The Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble performed for 1,200 middle and high school students.

February 22, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Tornado watch, freeze watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Liberty, Long, Bryan, Wayne, Chatham and most of eastern Georgia until 6 p.m. today.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Kesslers students join record attempt at cup stacking

About 175 students at Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School attempted a world record in cup stacking Thursday.

November 14, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City millage rate increasing by up to .94 mills

After more than an hour and a half debate Thursday over possible cuts to make up a $1.3 million budget deficit, city leaders conceded they have to increase the property taxes by .94 of a mill, though maybe less.

November 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


World War II veteran returns to Fort Stewart

In 1943, Sgt. Frank Moore was a soldier with the Army's 4th Infantry Division, XII Corps. As he and his unit prepared for the Allied invasion at Normandy, he spent a summer in Coastal Georgia, sleeping in the fields of Camp Stewart.

November 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


MidCoast moves forward with runway extension

The Local Joint Management Board of the MidCoast Regional Airport met Thursday to discuss plans for the runway-extension project, among other business.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council plans to tackle new budget with SPLOST failure

Failure of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to pass in last week's election was hardly mentioned until the end of Thursday's city council meeting.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commissioners preparing to resume budget talks

As part of his administrative report to Liberty County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday night's meeting, County Administrator Joey Brown advised commissioners they'd have to talk about the county's budget at the next meeting if the referendum for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax did not pass.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


UPDATE: County assessing SPLOST failure

Liberty County voters on Tuesday decided that they did not want to see another round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The referendum to approve another six-year SPLOST period failed in a race that came down to a difference of 90 votes.

November 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty votes down SPLOST

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum proved to be the race to watch Tuesday night, as Liberty County voters nearly were split down the middle on whether or not the 1 percent sales tax would see another six-year term in the county.

November 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


LCPC recommends Flemington annex property straddling city line

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended that the city of Flemington annex eight parcels of land that mistakenly were identified as un-zoned county property.

October 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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