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BoC to negotiate for complex construction

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners discussed project proposals for the East End Community Complex and a request for a county marijuana ordinance during its Tuesday meeting.

November 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


City addresses homelessness

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas Jr. proclaimed this week Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week on Tuesday at city hall during a town hall meeting organized by Homeless Prevention Program coordinator Daisy Jones, who works in the city's Community Development Department.

November 04, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Man run over while he slept

A man, apparently hitchhiking toward Florida, was killed in a freak accident early Thursday.

November 02, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Election Tuesday, early voting ends Friday

Early voting at the Liberty County Board of Elections office for the Nov. 8 elections will end at 5 p.m. Friday, according to Elections Supervisor Ella Golden.

November 02, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Indigent burial prices on the rise

While many households, businesses and governments are engaging in widespread austerity, one expense is on the rise: burials.

October 31, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Scarecrows, beggars invade city

Scarecrows, beggars and thousands of their ghoulish friends invaded downtown Hinesville on Friday for the third annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night, organized by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority.

October 31, 2011 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Ludowici city councilman dies at 91

Ludowici City Councilman A.A. "Zip" Billings, 91, died Tuesday night in Savannah from congestive heart failure, according to Ludowici City Clerk Tara Manning.

October 28, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Ludowici councilman dies

Ludowici City Councilman, A.A. "Zip" Billings, 91, died Tuesday night in Savannah.

October 26, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Church burglary suspect arrested, remorseful

A man suspected of stealing a safe in September from Baconton Missionary Baptist Church in Allenhurst was arrested Tuesday without incident, according to LCSO Detective Julie Hibbeler.

October 26, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


New voter registration cards on way to some residents

The Liberty County Board of Elections soon will mail out new voter registration cards to those voters affected by Hinesville's recent redistricting plan, according to Elections Supervisor Ella Golden.

October 26, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Board seeks progress on new library

Liberty County's library board formed a committee Monday to press for progress on the delayed construction of a new Hinesville library.

October 25, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City of Ludowici adopts a code of ethics resolution

During a special meeting Thursday, the Ludowici City Council passed a code of ethics resolution. The document was presented by Long County Elections Board Superintendent Vanessa Cunningham. The passage follows last month's launch of a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into possible ethics violations.

October 25, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Residents learn about, sign up for water system at meeting

Commission hosted a forum Wednesday night regarding a proposed rural water system scheduled to serve the areas of Screven Fork, Holmestown and Highway 84 from the Hinesville to Highway 196. More than 100 residents from the area gathered at the St. James Community Center for the initial informational meeting.

October 24, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Commission tables furniture request, green space conversion

From furniture to green space, the Liberty County Commission discussed a host of items during its mid-month meeting, which spanned three hours.

October 24, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville residents to pay more for water, sewer

Hinesville residents and others who get water and sewer service from the city are going to see higher bills starting next month.

October 24, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news


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Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members and special guests that Hinesville's future is promising during his State of the City Address given Thursday at Connection Church in Flemington.

April 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Bryan County administrator resigning

Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman announced Monday he plans on stepping down this summer as the county's top appointed official.

April 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Downtown development manager resigns

After nearly seven years as the executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, Vicki Davis is leaving her position and moving on with her career. Davis resigned Friday, April 11. She said her last day on the job will be April 25.

April 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Political forum set for April 29

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a political candidate forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville, 800 Tupelo Trail.

April 15, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Black mayors meet in Hinesville

More than 35 former and current African-American mayors from throughout Georgia convened April 4-6 in Hinesville for the annual Spring Conference of the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors. The organization provides information, resources and assistance to small, rural cities that commonly are led by African-American mayors.

April 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long sheriff asks commission for more deputies

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles went before county commissioners April 1 and asked for additional deputies.

April 11, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Commission starting 2015 county budget

County commissioners and administrators met Monday for one of several finance-committee meetings to comb through a draft budget for fiscal year 2015, line item by line item. The committee will meet twice more this month.

April 10, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


City eyes paying off city hall, new fire station with SPLOST

Members and officials of the Hinesville City Council had a full day Thursday, including a planning workshop, proclamation signings and a council meeting.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Gubernatorial candidate stops in Ellabell

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back hundreds of years.

April 08, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Two commission candidates challenged

One of three Liberty County commissioners up for re-election is running unopposed in the May 20 Democratic primary.

April 08, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Candidate stumps at nursing home

State Sen. Buddy Carter visited the residents and staff at Long County's Coastal Manor nursing home Thursday morning. Carter is a candidate for the U.S. 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Jack Kingston, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Leaders firm up SPLOST projects

Liberty County leaders focused on paying down bond debt and maintaining county roads using sale-tax money Wednesday during a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2015 planning session.

April 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Arts council asks county to renew lease

The Hinesville Area Arts Council asked the Liberty County Commission Tuesday to renew the organization's lease on its 640-square-foot space on Commerce Street in Hinesville.

April 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Businessman Raleigh Way dies

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Primary ballot set in Long County

With qualifying having ended, the official ballot for the May 20th Republican and Democratic parties' primaries and the nonpartisan election has been set.

April 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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