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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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Liberty County EMA holding meetings on hazard-mitigation plan

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a series of stakeholders' meetings this month as part of its effort to update the county's Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


YMCA hosting ‘Flags for Heroes’ fundraiser

The Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA will host its first-ever "Flags for Heroes" fundraiser Saturday, March 7, at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Prayers for first responders' safety

A prayer rally for first responders Saturday on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse attracted residents, pastors, officials and first responders to pray for the safety and support of those who answer emergency calls.

February 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Smaller donations accepted for veterans’ memorial

Small donations are now being accepted toward construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons, according to the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee's subcommittee chairman George Holtzman.

February 25, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty 4-Hers shine at district competition

Sixteen Liberty County Junior and Senior 4-Hers participated in the recent Southeast District Project Achievement competition, according to 4-H and Youth Development Agent Kasey Bozeman.

February 25, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


St. Philip’s to celebrate 50 years in Hinesville

March 5 will mark 50 years since St. Philip's Episcopal Church was established in Hinesville, and Mother Adrianna Shaw, the church's priest-in-charge, invites the community to an anniversary celebration this Sunday.

February 24, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Ludowici mayor: Timber trucks are damaging roads

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller said timber trucks are damaging several roads in Ludowici.

February 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Military and Liberty County ‘one big family’

Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray said her father, John Shaw, was 57 years old when she was born, the youngest of 10 children. He died while she was young, but she remembers him fondly.

February 23, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Prayer rally for first responders

The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County hosted a prayer rally for first responders on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse Saturday morning.

February 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Commission hears from Coastal Workforce Service

The Liberty County Commission on Thursday heard updates on road improvements and the possible Sunday alcohol-sales referendum.

February 21, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


LCPC recommends approval for retail business in Walthourville

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a conditional-use request for a small retail business to be housed on the grounds of Pillar in Zion Church in Walthourville.

February 20, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Peppers, paradise not compatible

While recently reaching for a fresh bell pepper, I noticed a tray above the sweet peppers that was filled with long, ominous-looking green peppers. They were about the size of my little finger, just longer.

February 18, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Riceboro council approves pay increase for incoming officials

The Riceboro city council recently voted to increase monthly pay rates for incoming elected officials, according to Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


High school students participate in civil court as jurors

Eighty-five Liberty County High School students were sworn in as jurors Wednesday afternoon as they participated in a mock civil trial.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local company recognized for supporting military

Waltrich Plastic Corporation quietly has served the military community for more than a dozen years, without thanks or fanfare.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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