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Long board at odds over terms

Four days before the new Long County Commission members were sworn in, the outgoing commission members on May 9 held their final meeting. At that meeting, Board of Elections Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham discussed the terms of office for the new commissioners.

May 19, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Midway Middle wins $10K in recycling rally

Midway Middle School placed second in its bracket for the PepsiCo Dream Machine Recycle Rally, a victory that comes a $10,000 for green improvements. "Our students, faculty and the community worked so hard this year," teacher and coordinator Joy Kennedy said. "I am so excited -- second place in the nation."

May 17, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


BoE appoints interim superintendent; doesn't say who

The Liberty County Board of Education decided Wednesday to interview seven superintendent candidates for the seat that becomes vacant June 1.

May 17, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


New Long BoE has first meeting

The new Long County Board of Education on Monday held its first meeting, electing District 4 representative Janet Watford as its new chairwoman as the first order of business.

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


County postpones mid-month meet

The Liberty County Commission has postponed its mid-month meeting from today to next Thursday.

May 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Long swears in new BoE, BoC members

After two elections, multiple court dates and a lot of stress on the winners and the community, Long County on Monday swore in its newly elected officials.

May 15, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Emotions boil over about Long election

The Long County Board of Elections on Thursday held a meeting to address issues that, according to Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham, were not addressed by the court when a new election and a redrawing of the district lines were ordered.

May 15, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


County asked to expand water service area along 196

Routine items handled by the Liberty County Commission last week included:

May 13, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Long BoE increases budget $1M

The Long County Board of Education in a called meeting last month amended its fiscal year 2013 budget, adding more than $1.1 million.

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


AASU officially announces Liberty campus plan

Armstrong Atlantic State University on Wednesday announced a major initiative for the Armstrong-Liberty Center. In partnership with the city of Hinesville, the university will build an expanded, new facility in downtown Hinesville to accommodate more students, programs, classroom and laboratory space.

May 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Tuesday vote ends Long's 2012 elections, finally

Long County's general election formally answered the question of who will sit on the county commission and the board of education. Despite all of the offices having already been decided, the required election took place Tuesday, ending a 10-month saga over who will lead Long County into the future.

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


City council approves development for seniors

The Hinesville City Council approved two actions Thursday to promote the development of a seniors' independent-living apartment community on Memorial Drive.

May 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


SPLOST collections too erratic to predict

They may not know exactly what is bought, but government and education officials have a keen eye on purchases made in Liberty County.

May 06, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Spending cuts eyed at BoE budget session

The Liberty County School System is in for a budget squeeze next year that will affect most operations, but principals, administrators and board members on Tuesday discussed 10 proposed cuts.

May 03, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


County plan fires up east-enders

Liberty County's fire-protection plan is a hot topic for east-end residents who offered differing views on the matter during a Monday town-hall forum.

May 01, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Calling it a career

After proudly serving the community and the Hinesville Police Department for 41 years, Maj. Julian Hodges said he was ready to explore retirement and pursue ...

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Christmas parade, events kick off local yuletide celebration

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Liberty County.

December 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Business owners complain about club

A Hinesville nightclub is drawing complaints from neighboring business owners.

December 04, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Calling it a career

After proudly serving the community and the Hinesville Police Department for 41 years, Maj. Julian Hodges said he was ready to explore retirement and pursue ...

December 04, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


City, BoE adopt rollback millage rates

The Liberty County Board of Education and City of Hinesville have rolled back millage rates for 2016 property taxes.

December 04, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Fire destroys Long County mobile home

Two people were displaced when their mobile home was destroyed by fire Friday night in Long County.

December 03, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


CASA's dancing stars put kids first

Meet the contestants of the 2017 Atlantic Area CASA Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire - Joey Prince, Maria Sowell, Margit Williams, Nina Dean ...

December 03, 2016 | By Tiffany King and Dan Scott Coastal Courier | Local news


A few scenes from Hinesville's 2016 tree lighting

Here are a few shots from Coastal Courier photographer Lawrence Dorsey, who was at Thursday's tree lighting ceremony in Hinesville. Look for more photos ...

December 01, 2016 | Lawrence Dorsey Coastal Courier | Local news


Local Republicans, NAACP at odds over election

The local Republican Party is questioning whether members of the Liberty County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People should have ...

November 30, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Suspension, reprimand for two Midway officials

In some ways it doesn't look like a merry Christmas season for Midway with city officials looking for ways to cut spending and two ...

November 30, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior corresondent | Local news


Midway suspends police chief, reprimands finance director

The Midway city council suspended Police Chief Kelli Morningstar for three days without pay and reprimanded Finance Director Gwendolyn Lowe on Monday during a called ...

November 28, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior corresondent | Local news


Osteen named Kirk Center's 'Humanitarian of the Year'

"He is a man of distinction. He is a statesman."

November 27, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville looks to lower millage rate

Hinesville city council members are looking to lower the city's millage rate for 2016.

November 27, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


After a storm, much to be thankful for

Nearly 100 elected officials, community leaders and citizens gathered at Hinesville First United Methodist Church for the 14th Annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Program on Nov ...

November 27, 2016 | Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news


What we are thankful for

Thanksgiving is one of this country's oldest traditions and dates back to 1621, long before Black Friday and parades and football shaped the holiday ...

November 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


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