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Long County to ask voters for SPLOST

The Long County Commission Tuesday decided to ask voters to approve a special purpose local option sales tax that could raise $3.5 million.

May 03, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Latest cleanup nets more than ton of trash

Hinesville resident Mina Hairston Martin said she's one of those people who is always picking up trash when she's out taking a walk.

May 03, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Cleanup in Hinesville

Volunteers and Keep Liberty Beautiful helped make Hinesville a cleaner, prettier place on Saturday as part of the Great American Cleanup.

April 30, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


County gives 'report out,' talks 2020 census

Planning for the 2020 census and working toward a new health department for Liberty County dominated a "report out" session of Liberty officials based on the countywide planning workshop.

April 30, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


Missing Long County man found in Walthourville

According to Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman, Larry Thompson has been located. Quarterman said Thompson was detained at a local service station at the intersection of West Oglethorpe and Talmadge Road shortly before 7 a.m. Friday morning.

April 28, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long County names new recreation director

Recently the Long County Board of Commissioners named Brandon McManus as the new recreation department director.

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Iron Butt ride raises money for children's hospital

The Alee Shriners Iron Knights raised over $35,000 from its annual Iron Butt Ride for the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, South Carolina.

April 27, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Leadership class tours post

The 2016-17 Leadership Liberty class toured Fort Stewart on April 11, as part of their leadership development class.

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County deputies honored

For the past 13 years, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety has partnered with the MADD Georgia chapter to celebrate successes in the ongoing effort to keep the state's highways and roads safe.

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Howard is masons’ top 2017 civil servant

During his 27-year career, Hinesville Police Department Lt. Tracey Howard has been a beat cop, a detective and is now head of HPD's traffic accident investigation unit.

April 26, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


New Midway city hall hits snag over cost

It hasn't even been built yet, but Midway's plans for a new city hall and multipurpose building have hit a snag in the form of increasing costs.

April 26, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Coastal advisors to meet in Midway

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's spring meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 4, at the Coastal EMC in Midway.

April 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County hires finance director

The Long County Board of Commissioners recently named Bernice Johnson as the county's new finance director. Johnson, who formerly resided in Augusta, joins the Long County staff having more than 30 years of experience in finance and banking.

April 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia Cities Week activities

Georgia Cities Week was created by the Georgia Municipal Association as a way for cities to connect with residents and "share information about the valuable services cities provide … and how cities positively impact their quality of life," according to the GMA website.

April 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County expects bond resale to save tax money

The Liberty County commissioners say they saved county taxpayers more than $1 million Thursday by refinancing the more than $20 million bond issue that is paying for the county's Justice Center.

April 24, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


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Rotarians hear of film work

Charles Bowen, founder of the Savannah Film Alliance and owner of Southern Gateway Production Services, was the featured speaker at a recent Hinesville Rotary Club ...

July 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway sells historic fire truck

The rusty red truck that used to sit under a carport between the Midway Fire and Police departments has a new home, the Richmond Hill ...

July 27, 2017 | By Ted O’Neil Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Former local clinic involved in massive sweep of health care, drug abuse fraud

SAVANNAH - A podiatry practice that used to have a clinic in Hinesville is among those charged in a recent action by the Medicare Fraud Strike ...

July 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Sometimes, a good quorum is hard

Editor's note: Thursday, the Liberty County Commission couldn't conduct business due to members being unable to attend.

July 26, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


‘Fighting the away game’

With another deployment underway, Fort Stewart's top general made no bones about what his soldiers face in Afghanistan - even in an advisory capacity.

July 26, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Long County commissioner resigns

Long County Commissioner Bobby Walker, a former chairman of the comission, has resigned.

July 25, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Superintendent to speak at chamber lunch

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center ...

July 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Dorchester Civic Center gets defibrillator, CPR training

The Dorchester Village Civic Center received an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, and recently held a training on its use as well as training in ...

July 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Shooting in Walthourville

A Walthourville man was shot several times early Sunday morning when he answered his door, according to Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman.

July 23, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville council looks at changing charter

With a busy but fairly routine agenda the Hinesville City Council Thursday moved toward changing part of the way city managers are hired.

July 23, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


More development proposed in Flemington

Another subdivision could be in the future in Flemington.

July 23, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


3rd ID holds ceremony to mark latest deployment to Afghanistan

Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division held a ceremonial "casing of the colors" Friday at Marne Gardens as some 250 members of the 3rd ID ...

July 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Lawmaker visits chamber, visitors bureau’s offices

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau last week.

July 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Edwards on agenda for today's Hinesville city council meeting

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards is on the agenda for today's council meeting.

July 20, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


City earns Main Street America designation

Hinesville Main Street Program has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

July 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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