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School board holds millage rate at 16

The Liberty County Board of Education unanimously voted to keep its millage rate at 16 mills next year during Tuesday's regular meeting.

November 22, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Liberty BoE receives honor

The Liberty County Board of Education has been named a Georgia Quality School Board.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Development authority hosts Cagle summit

The Liberty College & Career Academy hosted the second day of Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's business and education summit Friday. Cagle attended the first day of the summit Thursday at the college and career academy in Effingham County. He was not able to attend the summit here in Liberty County.

November 18, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Area leaders visit China

Mayor Jim Thomas said his recent trip to China may bear fruit in a year or two. Thomas and Liberty County Development Authority CEO Ron Tolley went to Wuhan, China, on Oct. 14-20 for the third annual China Global Automotive Forum.

November 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long BoE joins Friends of Fort Stewart

The Long County Board of Education on Tuesday approved a measure to join the Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter partnership.

November 17, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Issues to be discussed at meeting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a panel to discuss current issues at noon Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Century Link 50/50 building, 115 Patriot's Trail in Hinesville.

November 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Commissioners table minority/woman business policy

Liberty County Commission, during its Nov. 5 meeting, tabled a vote to adopt a minority/woman business enterprise policy.

November 14, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long County High honors veterans

Long County High School had its annual Veteran's Day observance Monday to honor men and women who have served in the armed forces.

November 13, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


School bomb scare called hoax

The all-clear was sounded around Midway Middle School early this afternoon after a suspicious device in a vehicle caused a bomb scare in the morning and students were evacuated.

November 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Freeze possible Wednesday

There's disagreement about how cold it's going to get, but forecasts agree that Coastal Georgia will see the coldest temperatures since last winter late Tuesday, into Wednesday.

November 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


County OKs bonds for Holmestown-Screven water system

The Liberty County commissioners Tuesday approved issuing a revenue bond for $1.04 million for the construction of a rural water system in the Holmestown-Screven Fork area.

November 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long County closer to limiting guns near homes

An ordinance to limit how close weapons could be fired to homes in Long County got its first reading before the county commission this week.

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


Few attend first city tax hearings

Hinesville held two of three required public hearings Thursday on changing the city's property tax millage.

November 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long officials questioned

The Long County Commission meeting attendees on Tuesday drilled commissioners with questions. Patricia Smith-Johnson, Vanessa Cunningham and former Commission Chairman Bobby Walker peppered the panel with inquiries ranging from cellphone usage to recent hirings.

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


RH woman dies in Wednesday crash

A 30-year-old Richmond Hill woman was killed Wednesday night in a vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 80 East near Prather Road, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said Thursday.

November 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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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


Candidate stumps at nursing home

State Sen. Buddy Carter visited the residents and staff at Long County's Coastal Manor nursing home Thursday morning. Carter is a candidate for the U.S. 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Jack Kingston, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Leaders firm up SPLOST projects

Liberty County leaders focused on paying down bond debt and maintaining county roads using sale-tax money Wednesday during a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2015 planning session.

April 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Arts council asks county to renew lease

The Hinesville Area Arts Council asked the Liberty County Commission Tuesday to renew the organization's lease on its 640-square-foot space on Commerce Street in Hinesville.

April 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Businessman Raleigh Way dies

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Primary ballot set in Long County

With qualifying having ended, the official ballot for the May 20th Republican and Democratic parties' primaries and the nonpartisan election has been set.

April 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Messy room moved to driveway

A Fort Stewart soldier fed up with his daughter's messy room decided it was time to teach the teen a lesson. He moved all her furniture onto the driveway of the family's Long County home.

March 31, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County extends EMS contract

With an April 1 deadline looming for emergency medical services to end, the Long County Commission on Monday approved another extension with current EMS provider Liberty Regional Medical Center.

March 29, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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