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Comments wanted on road projects

Those unhappy about the traffic in Liberty County have until June 11 to weigh in on Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, projects slated to be funded between this July and June 2015.

June 03, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Chairman seat is sole countywide contest

Two Democratic Party candidates are in the only countywide race during this year's Liberty County elections, so the outcome likely will be determined with the July 31 primary.

June 02, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Keeping them down on the farm

Farmers and farming organizations recently gathered in Long County to educate kids on the farm industry.

June 02, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Digital-sign ordinance illuminated

Proposed changes to Hinesville's ordinance on digital signs could affect the size, location and brightness of the billboards.

June 02, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long puts off liquor sale question

The owner of business that sells beer and wine recently asked the Long County Commission to let voters decide if hard liquor could be sold in the county.

May 31, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Getting ready for storms

Hinesville's Diversity Health Center soon was receive a hurricane preparedness medical pack, just in time for hurricane season that starts today and runs through Nov. 1. The pack contains enough medicines and supplies to treat 100 patients for three to five days after a hurricane.

May 31, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Fatal shooting ruled manslaughter

Dylan Goodman was originally charged with two counts of murder and three counts of aggravated assault, but walked out of court Wednesday with 10 years probation with no time to serve.

May 31, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Planning forum addresses pending growth of seniors

A three-day planning forum united development stakeholders and senior care providers last week to address planning needs for an aging community.

May 29, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Commander sees resolve in today’s future veterans

While Memorial Day is set aside to remember those who have died in service to their country, at least one soldier sees the holiday as a call to be ready to meet challenges.

May 29, 2012 | Pat Watkins | Local news


Tropical storm’s rain welcomed

It's been called a storm, but officials are talking more about Beryl's beneficial rain than any damage in this area.

May 29, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


BoC talks fire services, mosquito control

The Liberty County Commission last week approved a service agreement for mosquito control in Flemington and entertained a request from Walthourville to increase the county's allotment for fire services to the city.

May 29, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Congressman’s rep helps locals with agencies

Brooke Childers, district representative for U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston's Savannah office, gets a lot of requests for assistance for help with problems with federal agencies.

May 28, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Beryl soaking area

Editor's note: The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency reports the area is under a flashflood warning into Tuesday because of rain from Tropical Storm Beryl.

May 28, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Local news


Midway council to meet Wednesday

The state's leash law will be among the items discussed during the Midway City Council's monthly work session at 9 a.m. Wednesday in city hall.

May 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Long County OKs district lines

In a special meeting Tuesday the Long County Commission approved new district lines to send to the Justice Department. The vote was 3-1, but several commissioners expressed dismay.

May 28, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Liberty County SPLOST discussion focuses on roads

Roads – dirt and paved – were the focus during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners' called meeting Monday evening to discuss how to resurrect the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

July 27, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Cell tower to be put atop medical center

The Liberty County Hospital Authority board will enter into a lease agreement with Verizon for a cellphone tower to be placed on top of Liberty Regional Medical Center.

July 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6.6 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from 6.5 percent in May. The rate in June 2014 was 8.3 percent.

July 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police to provide hospital security

Hinesville City Council has approved an agreement to provide a city police officer for Liberty Regional Medical Center on weekends.

July 22, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New organization formed to help Long County cancer patients

Cancer Association Relief Effort Support, or CARES, held its first fundraiser July 3 in Ludowici.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County EMS moves to new location

Long County emergency-medical-service units have moved from the fire department to a new building on North McDonald Street in Ludowici, Paramedic Doug Diller of Excelsior Ambulance Service recently told the Long County Board of Commissioners.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


LCPC recommends approval for agenda items

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commissioners met earlier today to consider some rezoning petitions and new business. Planning Commissioners recommended approval for every item on the agenda, with some having special conditions attached. They recommended approval for: Allenhurst's subarea future land use map, knitting classes to be operated out of a home, using property for a family cemetery, rezoning land for three modular buildings to be used as commercial spaces, a setback reduction for a gas station sign, and final plat approval for two residential developments.

July 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Property assessment appeal deadline is Monday

The deadline to appeal property tax assessments for 2015 is Monday.

July 21, 2015 | By Virgil Jones Special to the Courier | Local news


Courts now accepting cases filed online

July 1 was a historic day for the Office of the Clerk of Courts of Liberty County, when it began accepting electronically filed civil cases for superior and state court.

July 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Young writers get to be 'mayor' for day

The city of Hinesville hosted its "If I Were Mayor…" essay winners at City Hall early in June.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Kroell named Savannah Tech’s health-sciences dean

Scott Kroell, the recently retired CEO of Liberty Regional Medical Center, has been selected to be the dean for health sciences at Savannah Technical College, the college announced in a news release Friday morning.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia announces Barber Foods stuffed-chicken recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Barber Foods stuffed-chicken products distributed in Georgia because of potential health risk to pets and consumers.

July 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway residents speak up for trees

Beauty and safety were the main concerns of residents gathered at Monday's Midway City Council meeting.

July 16, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Commission OKs rezoning along Fleming Shortcut

A new business - or businesses - might be coming soon to Leroy Coffer Highway.

July 14, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Only most hazardous trees recommended to be cut in Midway

Not all the marked trees on Martin Road in Midway will be cut down, according to a Liberty County Extension agent.

July 13, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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