Despite recent millage-rate increases, Liberty County's revenues still are lagging.
Lighting struck Smiley Elementary's gymnasium at around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, causing a fire to break out on the Long County school's roof, according to Long County/Ludowici Fire Chief Richard Truman.
The Hinesville City Council on Thursday dealt with 27 action and information items on a full agenda schedule during its meeting that lasted nearly three hours.
The Long County Commission on Tuesday cleared up some issues on the upcoming county election and wrapped up several loose ends regarding the recreation department.
Two Long County residents on Tuesday asked the Long County Commission not to support federal laws that they fear might violate the U.S. Constitution, specifically gun-control regulations.
Leaders of the 2013 Liberty County Homeless Count held an after-actions review Wednesday at the human resource training room in city hall.
The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has decided how much money it can contribute toward the long-planned interchange project at I-95 and Belfast Siding Road.
Hinesville Police Cpl. Anthony Martin has been arrested and charged with one count of financial transaction card fraud.
ATLANTA – Alexander Rivera, a Hinesville resident, has won a $1 million top prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Georgia Lottery Black. Rivera, who retired five months ago from the U.S. Army, is excited about his windfall.
Georgia Trend Magazine chose Hinesville as one of Georgia's top eight "Renaissance Cities" for its February 2013 edition. According to the article by Candice Dyer, Patty Rasmussen and John McCurry, the eight cities that made the list were Blue Ridge, Columbus, Dahlonega, Decatur, Hinesville, Roswell, Savannah and Statesboro.
The Liberty County Board of Education has not been coy about its financial hardship in recent months, and its decision earlier this month to adopt a calendar with six teacher-furlough days for the coming academic year should not have been a surprise.
The Pirates still are trying to stake their claim on Hinesville soil, but the $4.75 million funding request from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia still hangs in the balance.
From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Georgia Department of Transportation temporarily will close various traffic lanes at the intersection of Old Sunbury Road, Old Hines Road and Oglethorpe Highway for road maintenance. Signs will alert drivers to changes in traffic flow. Motorists should expect delays in the area.
Another suspect has been arrested in the Jan. 15 attempted robbery that reportedly began at Liberty Inn & Suites and affected Wells Fargo Bank on Gen. Screven Way. According to a Liberty County Sheriff's Office report, Ladonna Yvette Frasier turned herself in and is being housed at the Liberty County Regional Jail.
The Liberty County Development Authority on Monday approved payment to one of its own for $16,825 for repairs to a wastewater-flow meter.
For the referendum for Sunday package sales of alcohol, 298 Hinesville voters cast their votes, with 190 voting for the referendum and 108 voting no. Westside voters said no to annexation Tuesday. Of 109 votes cast in two precincts, six voted yes and 103 voted no.
Hinesville residents who live or own property along Veterans Parkway were able to see the final draft of the master plan for the Veterans Parkway Overlay District on Tuesday at city hall.
A committee formed by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday to consider amending an attendance policy that affects those appointed to serve on locally created county boards.
The city of Hinesville on Monday announced its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 3.49 percentage over the rollback millage rate.
The Liberty County Board of Education agreed during last week's work session to contract a coordinator to oversee the Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center.
The Long County Commission had a full plate at its Oct. 8 meeting. Here are some updates to key items of business that were discussed and acted on at that meeting.
A Sound off caller recently expressed concern regarding information in a Courier article about the city council's approval of the fiscal year 2014 budget, which included an increase in council members' personal contribution to the state's retirement system for government workers and elected officials.
State Rep. Al Williams sponsored a town-hall meeting Monday on the Affordable Care Act at the courthouse in Hinesville. The gathering was designed to inform residents about the new health-care law and to equip consumers with the knowledge they need to apply for insurance on the health-care exchanges.
Several Long County school system students and employees recently were recognized for their achievements.
Gov. Nathan Deal covered a range of topics in his 25-minute speech on Olvey Field this morning. You can listen to it by clicking on the media player at left. Some parts do have wind noise, but all of his address is understandable.
Radio-control pilots demonstrated their model aeronautic skills last weekend at the Veterans and Angels Fly-in as they directed their planes into loops and turns and deftly maneuvered small copters overhead. The local Blazing Angels RC Squadron club organized the event at the old airport that straddles the Liberty and Long county line off Airport Road. Pilots' fees and donations from thepublic benefited Fort Stewart's Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
Hinesville City Council approved its fiscal year 2014 budget Thursday afternoon.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners formed a committee to review and evaluate the county's locally created boards to ensure they are responsive to the commission and the public.
An exercise is under way through Oct. 23 on military-training areas on Fort Stewart, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Fla., and in the surrounding communities.
Long County Code Enforcement Officer Steve Atkins said that the Making of Miracle Stories animal-rescue shelter has until Dec. 1 either to relocate or have all animals on the site removed.