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Long BoE increases budget $1M

The Long County Board of Education in a called meeting last month amended its fiscal year 2013 budget, adding more than $1.1 million.

May 11, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


AASU officially announces Liberty campus plan

Armstrong Atlantic State University on Wednesday announced a major initiative for the Armstrong-Liberty Center. In partnership with the city of Hinesville, the university will build an expanded, new facility in downtown Hinesville to accommodate more students, programs, classroom and laboratory space.

May 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Tuesday vote ends Long's 2012 elections, finally

Long County's general election formally answered the question of who will sit on the county commission and the board of education. Despite all of the offices having already been decided, the required election took place Tuesday, ending a 10-month saga over who will lead Long County into the future.

May 08, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


City council approves development for seniors

The Hinesville City Council approved two actions Thursday to promote the development of a seniors' independent-living apartment community on Memorial Drive.

May 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


SPLOST collections too erratic to predict

They may not know exactly what is bought, but government and education officials have a keen eye on purchases made in Liberty County.

May 06, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Spending cuts eyed at BoE budget session

The Liberty County School System is in for a budget squeeze next year that will affect most operations, but principals, administrators and board members on Tuesday discussed 10 proposed cuts.

May 03, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


County plan fires up east-enders

Liberty County's fire-protection plan is a hot topic for east-end residents who offered differing views on the matter during a Monday town-hall forum.

May 01, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Lawmaker gets Ludowici officials to consider changing charter

Ludowici officials questioned why state Rep. Jeff Chapman called a hearing on changing the city charter at the hearing Monday.

May 01, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


State, local issues discussed at town hall

A crowd filled council chambers Thursday evening for a District 5 town-hall meeting.

April 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said he is optimistic for the city's future at a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon Thursday.

April 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici liquor vote washes out

After several months of discussion and an attempt by a local resident to circulate a petition, the Ludowici City Council decided at its April 16 meeting that a liquor-sale option will not be added to the June 18 special election ballot.

April 27, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Midway Arts Festival is Saturday

The 8thannual Midway Arts Festival is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Midway church, museum and art gallery at Highway 17 and Martin Road.

April 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Civilians, military forming health alliance

A civilian-military health-care alliance recommended by a 2012 Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership study is taking shape, despite not having funding.

April 26, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Rumors of troop losses draw crowd

More than 220 members of communities surrounding Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield attended Monday's community listening session at Club Stewart, with most responding to rumors that the installation could lose up to 8,000 soldiers.

April 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


County audit calls for tighter grant reporting

Liberty County gets a lot of grant money but needs help accounting for the funds and ensuring grant guidelines are met.

April 22, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Ludowici tax bills may drop

Ludowici property owners can expect their city property-tax bills to go down.

June 28, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Airport lounge honors Stewart's first black pilot

Community leaders, family and friends gathered Monday at MidCoast Regional Airport to dedicate a new pilots' lounge in honor of Louis L. Duvernay.

June 27, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Former Liberty County administrator dies

June 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Riverkeeper says Ogeechee has recovered from fish kill

SAVANNAH - Five years ago, the Ogeechee River saw the largest fish kill in Georgia history. More than 38,000 fish, mussels and, according to citizen ...

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Cross-country traveler goes back home to Arizona

Charlie Goodloe, the 83-year-old man who finished his more-than-two-year walk across America at Fort Morris Historic Site on Friday, was able to get home.

June 21, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Jubilant Juneteenth Jubilee in Ludowici

Long County had its first Juneteenth celebration Saturday at South Park in Ludowici.

June 21, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Walking to — and for — Dorchester

Once again, on the third Saturday in June, people got up while it was still dark and prepared to walk.

June 21, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County wants more activities for kids

The Long County Board of Commissioners spent much of a recent meeting discussing issues that could provide more activities for youth.

June 20, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Cross-country walk by man, 83, ends at Fort Morris

Charlie Goodloe wrapped up a walk across America Friday at Fort Morris Historic Site.

June 18, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


State Supreme Court reverses lower court’s Sapelo Island land ruling

The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a McIntosh County court ruling in a dispute among heirs over who legally owns land in the historic ...

June 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area lawmaker on panel studying industry incentives

ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has appointed state Rep. Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, to the Joint Study Committee on Industry Incentives for Financial ...

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Expect to hear a lot about SPLOST

County and city leaders laid the groundwork last week for a grassroots campaign aimed at convincing voters to pass a Special Purpose Local Options Sales ...

June 14, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


2017 Liberty County budget: Costs to rise 22 percent

Liberty County's proposed fiscal-year 2017 budget calls for a 22 percent increase.

June 14, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Local lawmaker on pipeline committee

ATLANTA - House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) recently appointed state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, to the State Commission on Petroleum Pipelines.

June 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


History buffs wanted

The Liberty County Cultural and Historical Resource Committee is looking for new members.

June 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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