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LCDA OKs building renovations, bond refinancing

The Liberty County Development Authority approved refinancing one bond debt into a tax-exempt bond at a lower interest rate and an $8,125 bid for repairs to one of its Hinesville Technology Park facilities during its meeting Monday.

January 28, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Local YMCA launches annual campaign

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is launching Priceless Gifts, its' annual community support campaign.

January 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Local jobless rate goes up

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Wednesday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to 9.2 percent in December, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in November.

January 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


New school enters construction phase

The construction phase for the new high school was approved at the Long County Board of Education's January meeting.

January 28, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Autopsy rules toddler’s death a homicide

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy on a Walthourville toddler who was found dead in a canal Jan. 15 declared homicide the cause of the child's death.

January 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


BoE debates district job advertisements

The Liberty County Board of Education tackled a full agenda that included construction, personnel and policy issues during its Tuesday work session.

January 27, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Two more suspects arrested in Fleming stabbing

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of Terry "TJ" Floyd, 19, who died after being stabbed several times Saturday night in Fleming.

January 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Storms expected to move in tonight

Storms could be in Coastal Georgia's future.

January 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


City Council honors resident as crime fighter

The Hinesville City Council began its Jan. 19 meeting at the City Council chamber by recognizing a local citizen.

January 26, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


SavTech not likely affected by closings

Savannah Technical College and its satellite campuses on Fort Stewart Army Education Center and in Liberty and Effingham counties, have not been considered for closure amid current talks, according to Gail Eubanks, the school's executive director of institutional advancement and communications.

January 26, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Facebook flap sparks LCDA action

The Liberty County Development Authority likes to be "liked."

January 25, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Woman who set LRMC site recalled

Mollie Ashmore called Hinesville her home all 96 years of her life. She died Sunday, and while friends and family members prepared for her funeral services today, they remembered "Miss Mollie," not just for her personal accomplishments but for her honest, straight-forward demeanor.

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


Reading up a bowl tourney

For 124 students competing in the sixth annual Liberty County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl last Friday, the devil was in the details.

January 25, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici official not charged with assault of clerk

Long County State Court Judge Jeff Arnold ruled Wednesday that there was not sufficient evidence presented in a hearing to charge Ludowici City Councilman Frank McClelland Jr. with simple assault from recent allegations by former Ludowici City Clerk Tara Manning.

January 24, 2012 | Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


County looks to change building codes

The Liberty County Commission took little action Thursday, but members discussed proposed revisions to county building and zoning codes, a contractor preference policy and a personnel policy revision.

January 24, 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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