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MidCoast reflooring plans move forward

The MidCoast Regional Airport's local joint-management board Thursday approved re-flooring plans that have been in the works for at least three years, according to previous Courier reports.

June 17, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


BoE Oks budget, recognizes new hires

The Liberty County Board of Education met Tuesday night for a regularly scheduled session.

June 13, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Ludowici reinstates police chief

Ludowici City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday morning to reinstate Police Chief James Steiner, who has been on administrative leave for the previous three weeks.

June 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Truck snags cable, snarls traffic

A tractor-trailer carrying half of a mobile home down East Oglethorpe Highway on Thursday snagged a low-hanging support cable, causing a traffic jam.

June 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Long BoE hears of staffing service

The Long County Board of Education heard a presentation from a substitute-staffing service during the board's meeting Monday.

June 12, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


LCDA budget not yet final

The Liberty County Development Authority Board of Directors met Monday morning to hear the proposed budget for fiscal year 2015.

June 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke woman among food stamp fraud suspects

A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday in Savannah has charged 54 defendants for their alleged roles in a massive fraud upon the WIC and food stamp programs.

June 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council OKs rezoning despite concerns

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday approved, with special stipulations, a petition filed by Evans T & T Investments, LLC to rezone 44.12 acres of land for the Retreat at Oak Crest, Phase II and III, over-riding recommendations by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission and public concerns.

June 10, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long County to fine resident for improper addresses

After several years of requesting that Long County residents properly address their homes, the Long County Commission is determined to make sure their efforts haven't been an exercise in futility.

June 07, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Commission talks budget, road repairs

The Liberty County Commission received a proposed 2015 budget that is lower than the current year's spending plan Tuesday evening at its regular meeting.

June 06, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


DNR seizes 708 lbs of illegal shrimp

Shrimp season in Coastal Georgia waters begins Tuesday, but some shrimp-boat captains don't want to wait and will risk shrimping in closed waters. According to Georgia Department of Natural Resources Capt. Doug Lewis, they may face having their shrimp confiscated by DNR rangers, as well as heavy fines and criminal charges.

June 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


School board OKs tentative $108M budget

The Liberty County Board of Education met Tuesday morning for a regularly scheduled work session. Among the agenda items were a presentation on summer professional development plans, a capital-projects plan update and a tentative budget adoption.

May 31, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Storm damages Long Co. business

Strong winds blew through a section of Long County on Wednesday afternoon, damaging a family owned business.

May 28, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Area public pools open

Summer is near, and the Liberty County Recreation Department has a number of events, classes and opportunities to let residents keep cool in the pool.

May 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


LCPC talks planning in Fleming

Fewer than a dozen Fleming residents showed up for a community-planning meeting Thursday with the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at Living Word Church of God. But those who came were not shy about voicing their concerns and preferences.

May 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Plane makes emergency landing off I-95

A small, one-person plane made an emergency landing Thursday morning in McIntosh County.

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Golden Corral back on the market

The Golden Corral building on Highway 84 in Hinesville is back on the market. A Realtor's sign was placed on the property sometime this week.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


County's long-range transportation plan discussed

The Stakeholder's Advisory Committee of the Hinesville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization met Tuesday to hear an update on Liberty County's long-range transportation plans and view the prioritized project list.

December 17, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty Center construction delayed

Construction on the Armstrong Liberty Center's new building has been delayed, according to Liberty Center Director Pete Hoffman.

December 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Community turns out for LCSS Holiday Extravaganza

The Liberty County School System held its first-ever Holiday Extravaganza on Monday and Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

December 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty residents, leaders protest grand-jury verdicts

Roughly 30 Liberty County residents and elected officials demonstrated peacefully in downtown Hinesville Friday afternoon.

December 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Giant tortoise visits Hinesville

A 400-pound, 60-year-old-tortoise named Benjamin Franklin paid a visit to Hinesville on Friday afternoon. Randy Gallagher, the owner of the tortoise, was passing through on his way to various cities in Georgia as a way to raise awareness for turtle conservation. Benjamin drew a large crowd in the parking lot of Hinesville's Walmart as children and adults rode the animal and curious onlookers snapped photos. Gallagher has had Ben for 45 years. "All he pretty much does is eat and sleep," said Gallagher, who is from North Carolina.

December 12, 2014 | 400-pound, 60-year-old animal draws a crowd | Local news


4-Hers make one family’s Christmas a little warmer

Members of Liberty County 4-H's Crafty Corners Club on Friday presented a very special gift to LaDona Andrews, a child support enforcement agent with Liberty County's Child Support Services.

December 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Annual illuminated parade draws huge crowd to Hinesville

Liberty County residents, Fort Stewart families and visitors from around the region turned out in droves Friday night for the 18thannual Illuminated Christmas Parade in Hinesville, presented by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau.

December 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Golden Corral temporarily closed

The Golden Corral restaurant on Oglethorpe Highway is closed but, according to vice president of operations Bob Heyward, that is temporary.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fort Stewart spouse finalist in Army-wide Operation Rising Star

Celeste Betton, an Army spouse, worship leader, choir director and pre-K teacher's assistant who has a passion for singing and a love for music, is one of six finalists in the 2014 Operation Rising Star competition in San Antonio.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


City adopts lower-than-proposed millage rate

The Hinesville City Council adopted a millage-rate increase during Thursday's meeting that was smaller than the proposed 1.2 mill increase over last year, which would bring the total millage rate to 11.7.

December 04, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


County holds final hearing sessions, approves millage rate

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday held the last of three public hearing sessions regarding the millage rate increase before adopting the new rate at its 6 p.m. regular meeting.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Gingerbread house competition under way

Guests of La Quinta Inn and Suites on Oglethorpe Highway won't have much trouble getting into the holiday spirit this year.

December 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty County reduces proposed millage increase

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday held its second public hearing concerning a proposed millage-rate increase.

December 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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