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County honored by state for planning efforts

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs announced last month that Liberty County and six other Georgia communities have received statewide distinction in a program recognizing excellence in community planning.

December 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Alcohol sales extended until 3 a.m. Sunday in Hinesville

Hinesville City Council approved extending the sale of alcohol on Saturday nights into Sunday mornings to match the same hours that occur on Monday through Friday.

December 03, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County entities set millage rates

Hinesville and several Liberty County entities recently set their millage rates for the 2015 tax digest.

December 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hinesville gives thanks

Editor's note: This clarification will appear in Wednesday's print edition. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., and state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, were absent from the Mayor's Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 22 but were listed on the program, and a front-page article Sunday reflected that fact. Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said Tuesday that Carter and Williams were never sent invitations.

November 28, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Restaurant sanitation scores

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in October by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, visit http://dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Workshop lays out SPLOST campaign

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown recently outlined preliminary details of the proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which is planned to go before voters in November 2016.

November 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Community comes together for fallen officer

A large group of family, friends, and fellow law enforcement officers attended the funeral service Tuesday afternoon to say goodbye to Georgia Port Authority Officer, Cpl. William Solomon.

November 24, 2015 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire competition kicks off

The competitors for the third Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire are, representing Liberty County: Ed Milan; Maria Rodriquez; Jewell Landers; Beate Wickham, and for Bryant County, Jennifer Poole.

November 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Health district honors employee

Liberty County Health Department employee Johnnie Reed was recently recognized for 20 years of service to public health.

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Recovered gun causes a stir at Ludowici City Council meeting

A gun that was found during a Nov. 7 cleanup was the focus of a heated discussion at the Nov. 10 Ludowici City Council meeting.

November 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Fleming park design presented

A conceptual site design for a recreation park in Fleming was presented to the Liberty County Board of Commissioners earlier this month. The proposed design has not yet been approved by the commissioners.

November 17, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Stonehenge Drive temporarily closed

In conjunction with the 3.3-mile widening of Highway 119 in Liberty County, the contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled the temporary closure of Stonehenge Drive at Highway 119.

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


Meeting tonight on Hinesville's growth

Hinesville residents can influence how the city grows at a Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Frank Long Elementary, 920 Long Frasier Drive.

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


Early voting underway in Hinesville runoff elections

Voters who would like to cast their ballots in the runoff elections for Hinesville mayor and the District 3 City Council seat may now do so.

November 13, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Advocate asks Long County to help feed senior citizens

Long County commissioners were asked last week to help provide more meals to senior citizens in the county.

November 13, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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Free HIV testing set for next week

The Coastal Health District Prevention Program will provide free and confidential HIV testing on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 in observance of World AIDS Day ...

November 23, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


What we are thankful for

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman politician Cicero said "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the ...

November 23, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Commissioners set tax millage, bills going up

After completing a third public hearing on tax rates Thursday, Liberty County commissioners enacted an overall tax millage rate of 36.266 which is a ...

November 19, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


School board trims millage rate

The Liberty County Board of Education adopted a millage rate of 15.666 mills for 2017 property taxes, a rollback of 0.123 mills from ...

November 19, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Walthourville chief to be back on job Monday

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman is back on duty Monday after serving a three-day suspension, according to a statement, released Thursday, from City Clerk Melissa ...

November 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Council tables amendment to ordinance on hiring, firing city manager

Ordinance change tabled

November 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Chief back on the force

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman will be back on duty after he serves a three-day suspension, according to a statement from City Clerk Melissa Jones ...

November 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Interim Superintendent named finalist in district search

Liberty County School System Interim Superintendent Dr. Franklin Perry has been selected as the only finalist in the district's search for a new superintendent.

November 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


SNF, employees spearhead relief drive for Puerto Rico

SNF Holding Company workers held a hurricane relief drive for victims in Puerto Rico, and were recognized for their efforts by local churches.

November 15, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville gets grant to help city's homeless

Hinesville's efforts to help the homeless recently got a financial shot in the arm.

November 15, 2017 | Special to the News | Local news


A sweet tradition

Hosley Hall is gearing up for his 16th annual Old Southern Sugarcane Grinding Festival with the help of community volunteers and Liberty County High School ...

November 15, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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November 15, 2017 | Kathryn Fox Courier general manager | Local news


New mayors to take over in Midway, Flemington

The roles will be reversed for the mayor of Midway and one city council member in January.

November 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Is Liberty getting all its timber tax

Liberty County Commissioners are concerned about the amount of timber tax revenue and Tuesday State Rep. Al Williams came to talk about timber tax collection.

November 13, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Ameris Bank fights hunger

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Ameris Bank's 8th annual company-wide Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative collected more than 999,000 non-perishable food items in October that ...

November 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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