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City's budget process is under way

The Hinesville City Council met with city staff last week and this week for several budget workshops to hammer out, line item by line item, a budget for fiscal year 2012. The council held a budget workshop this morning and also scheduled one for 10 a.m. Wednesday at city hall, Hinesville Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon confirmed.

September 23, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Council candidate faces qualifying challenges

Five voters filed challenges with the Liberty County Board of Elections in the past two weeks alleging Douglas Burgess Jr. is not qualified to run for Hinesville City Council. These voters question Burgess' residency as a Hinesville city resident, claiming he may not have lived in the city the required 12 months before Nov. 8, the date of the municipal election.

September 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Lane closure on Main downtown for a week

Avoid South Main Street in downtown Hinesville for the next week if you can.

September 20, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Troy Davis execution expected Wednesday

ATLANTA - Georgia's pardons board rejected a last-ditch clemency plea from death row inmate Troy Davis on Tuesday despite high-profile support from figures including the pope and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.

September 20, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Local news


BoC discusses need to hire locals, minorities, women

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners spent time discussing road improvement projects throughout the county during its mid-month meeting Thursday.

September 20, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Two single mothers are first to graduate from city program

The Hinesville City Council recognized the first two graduates of the city's Assets for Independence program Thursday during a regular council meeting.

September 20, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


New branch director reared in YMCA

David Holcomb has served as director for the Liberty County/Armed Services Branch, YMCA of Coastal Georgia for just one month, but he has been involved with the YMCA for most of his 39 years.

September 19, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Annual Day at Old Dorchester offers glimpse into area's past

It was standing room only in the main gathering hall of Midway's Historic Dorchester Academy on Saturday as spectators gathered to get a glimpse of life in the past during the school's annual Day at Old Dorchester fundraising event.

September 19, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Gum Branch announces candidates

The city of Gum Branch held qualifying for the city's mayor and council seats last week. Municipal elections will be Nov. 8.

September 17, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Ludowici landlords must fix trash, water

The Ludowici City Council approved a measure on Tuesday to reinforce code requirements regarding trash and water guidelines for multifamily dwellings.

September 16, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Post, neighbors address encroachment issues

Civilian and military leaders reviewed and discussed how to implement the 2005 Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) during a summit Monday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

September 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Defense says soldier didn't shoot roommates

FORT STEWART - A U.S. soldier charged with killing two of his Army roommates and wounding another after an argument in Iraq last fall is innocent and should be cleared of murder charges by forensic evidence, his defense attorney said Monday.

September 13, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Local news


United Way campaign kicks off this week

Cheerleaders for Liberty County's high schools will toss their pom-poms and debut new routines Thursday night, and drum lines will provide steady percussion - but the festive atmosphere won't be for football.

September 13, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Holmestown water system moves foward

The planned Holmestown-Screven Forks rural water system, a project in the works for years, will move ahead to the design and preparation stages thanks to good news from the United States Department of Agriculture.

September 09, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Regional transportation projects finalized

With a unanimous vote Wednesday, the Coastal Regional Commission Regional Transportation Roundtable was the first in the state to approve its list of projects for next year's Transportation Investment Act referendum.

September 09, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


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Democrats award banquet is May 3

The Liberty County Democratic Party will have its annual awards banquet Saturday, May 3, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., and the program starts at 7. The keynote speaker is Rashad Richey of CBS Radio WAOK in Atlanta.

April 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Two controlled burns on post today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is burning about 900 acres in the northwest part of the post today, according to a news release from Fort Stewart's public affairs office.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Some work downtown nearing end

The mess behind the courthouse annex in downtown Hinesville should start clearing up soon, engineer Trent Long told the Liberty County Commission Thursday.

April 23, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Culverts focus on complaints to county

"They're bragging out there that they got their's free. It kind of makes me mad. They're not free, those are tax dollars."

April 22, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Conservation efforts in Effingham get hand

Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.

April 19, 2014 | By Pat Donahue Correspondent | Local news


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


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