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SPLOST failure could mean tax hike

With general elections only four months away, politicians are moving into full-on campaign mode. But gubernatorial, congressional and senate candidates aside, Liberty County voters will face another decision at the ballot box this November - a referendum for a special purpose local option sales tax, better known as SPLOST.

July 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Hinesville Rotary installs new officers

The Hinesville Rotary Club installed new officers Tuesday night at its weekly meeting. New club President Brigitte Shanken and fellow officers were sworn in by Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson.

July 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Area under Tropical Storm Watch

The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a Tropical Storm Alert for Arthurs at 11:20 a.m.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


John McIver honored in auditorium dedication

Former Liberty County Commission Chairman John D. McIver was honored Friday evening in a ceremony marking the dedication of the newly remodeled auditorium at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

July 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee jmcabee@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Rep. Williams attends GMA convention

SAVANNAH - Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, participated in the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association on June 22 in Savannah. Williams, a member of the House Transportation Committee, participated in a panel discussion for GMA's Transportation Policy Committee.

July 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Committee seeks support for diabetes-awareness campaign

The Long County Commission was informed during its recent meeting that a committee has been established to bring more attention to diabetes.

June 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fleming residents approve new land-use map

Fleming residents met again with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff Thursday afternoon to approve updates to the future land-use map as part of the Liberty County Comprehensive Plan for 2014-15.

June 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Scouts train, have fun at Black Creek camp

About 180 Boy Scouts and 40 scoutmasters, adult volunteers and staff endured the heat and humidity for six days of fun this week at Black Creek Scout Reservation near Sylvania.

June 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


University helping enforce law here

The Hinesville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff's Office have been getting some high-tech assistance from the Armstrong State University police department.

June 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hospital CFO resigns

Liberty Regional Medical Center is looking for a new chief financial officer after former CFO Sam Johnson recently resigned.

June 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mayor reports on trip to Washington

During his report at Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting, Mayor Jim Thomas provided information he and City Manager Billy Edwards received during a recent trip to Washington, D.C.

June 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Superintendent marking first year on job

Editor's note: The past few months, the Coastal Courier received several letters and phone calls, all anonymous, alleging poor management and questionable use of funds by the Liberty County School System administration, now headed by Dr. Valya Lee. The Courier's policy has been and remains that sources sign and acknowledge the letters we receive for publication, but in some cases, when a slew of letters make similar claims, we look into the matter, report on what we know and offer all sides the opportunity to respond. That is the case here. We began our coverage by bringing the ...

June 23, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Area residents voice opposition to development plans during LCPC meeting

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission tabled a request to rezone approximately 5.3 acres of land from residential to commercial property during a public hearing Tuesday evening.

June 23, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


Commission approves budget

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a fiscal-year 2015 budget of $25,961,583 at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

June 23, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


County officials say it is in good shape

Local government officials, business leaders and community members gathered at CenturyLink's 50/50 building Thursday for a State of the County address by Board of Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown. The address was part of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Progress Through People Luncheon series.

June 20, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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Casa's Dancing with the Stars a hit, again

Nina Dean had the right dance moves to earn the title of Best Female Dancer at the 4th annual Atlantic CASA Dancing with the Stars ...

March 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Police say soldiers were shot to death

Police say two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in a Rebecca Street townhome Sunday were shot to death, and investigators are treating it as a ...

March 08, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Sheriff's Department arrests two for church burglaries

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he was going to find those responsible for stealing from four churches.

March 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Police: Soldiers were shot to death

Police say the two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in a Rebecca Street townhome Sunday were shot to death, and investigators are treating it as ...

March 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


24th ID veterans honor fallen soldiers

Veterans of the 24th Infantry Division and the Gulf War came back to Fort Stewart on Monday to remember their fallen comrades.

March 05, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Harmon honored as Long STAR student

Long County High School Senior Breana Harmon has been named the system's 2017 PAGE STAR Student.

March 05, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Proposed development near Cherokee Rose worries area residents

Some Hinesville residents along Meloney Drive and Topi Trail are worried their streets could be less safe if a 195-home subdivision is built nearby.

March 05, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Wilkes says his service as clerk was humbling

Barry Wilkes spent 35 years as clerk and court administrator for Liberty County.

March 05, 2017 | Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Update: Man charged in mother's death

A Liberty County man is accused of killing his mother with a handgun around 4 p.m. Friday while she was driving west on Leroy ...

March 04, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man accused of shooting his mother

A Liberty County man is accused of shooting and killing his mother around 4 p.m. Friday while they were traveling on Leroy Coffer Highway.

March 03, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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