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Annual Christmas parade welcomes soldiers

Red, white and blue was the predominant color palette for this year's illuminated Christmas Parade, with event participants enthusiastically welcoming the troops home for the holidays and honoring their service.

December 07, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


County sets millage rates

Residents and business owners whose properties were not reassessed in 2013 will not see a tax increase, county officials said Tuesday evening at a third and final millage-rate hearing. The county held a second, sparsely attended millage rate hearing at noon Tuesday.

December 06, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Parade preparations

Crews and volunteers are out getting the route for tonight's Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Illuminated Christmas Parade ready. The route through downtown Hinesville includes parts of Central/Memorial, Welborn, Gen. Screven, Hendry and Main streets. If you're driving in the area, be careful.

December 06, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Warm again today

While much of the country shivers under winter storms, Coastal Georgia should remain unseasonably warm. The high today is forecast to be 80, with mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance of rain. Ditto for Friday.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


School board rolls back millage a little

The Liberty County Board of Education rolled back the 16 millage rate it had adopted Nov. 19 to 15.88 mils Monday morning during a brief called meeting. The district was made aware of inflationary growth in the tax digest due to property reassessments and decided to reduce the previously approved millage rate, school administrators said.

December 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Gun maker's ad rejected for Super Bowl

The National Football League's rejection of a Super Bowl advertisement by Black Creek-based Daniel Defense has generated quite a stir.

December 03, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Five now seeking GOP nod for Georgia's 1st

Glynn County businessman John McCallum recently announced his candidacy for Congress in Georgia's 1st District, according to a news release.

December 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Today is RSVP deadline Long Co. HS dedication

Long County High School will be mark its opening with a ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.

December 02, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


County holds millage rate at 12.58 mills

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners held the first of three millage-rate hearings Monday, even though the 12.58 millage rate - for unincorporated and small cities - will not change. The county is required by law to advertise the millage rate and hold three hearings because it will keep revenue generated from reassessed growth, county officials explained. The county will hold the second and final millage rate hearings at noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Liberty County courthouse annex in Hinesville.

November 29, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long tax commissioner asks for write-off

A request to remove thousands of dollars in delinquent tax bills was made last week in a Long County Commission work session.

November 29, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Long Commission adopts county seal

The Long County Commission recently adopted a seal for the county. According to Chairman Robert Long, there is no record of the county ever having a seal. Long presented the newly approved seal with Vice Chairman Kent Hall at a recent meeting. Long said that a lot of thought went into creating the seal, which contains the Long County High School colors.

November 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


History also occupies community complex

The road to making the newly dedicated Liberty County Community Complex a reality took more than 10 years to travel. Community leaders recently recounted how the community-center renovation evolved and shared memories of the old Liberty County High School that served African-American students from 1952 to 1972.

November 27, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


County asked to change job applications

Liberty County commissioners Thursday heard for a second time about Ban the Box, a campaign to make it easier for ex-cons to get jobs.

November 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Who can fish in Long County Rec. pond

The Long County Commission met department heads and constitutional officers on Tuesday. During the work session, Commissioner Willie Thomson asked if the recreation board had policies on who could fish at the recreation complex pond.

November 26, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Local news


Area waterways on Dirty Dozen list

Georgia's leading water protection group recently named its "Dirty Dozen" for 2013, highlighting 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia's waters.

November 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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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 ...

April 30, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. 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


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 ...

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


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 ...

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | 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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Utility extension paves way for 500-600 lot development

Hinesville City Council voted Thursday to allow a developer to extend water and sewer lines to a proposed subdivision, part of which will be in ...

April 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Tough times don't last, tough people do

Bradwell senior Lenna Rogers didn't know her last day of high school was going to be Feb. 6.

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


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