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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


Attorneys renew oaths for Law Day

Twenty-three lawyers gathered at the Liberty County Justice Center on Wednesday for an oath renewal ceremony.

May 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County getting new lawmaker

Brunswick businessman Jeff Jones defeated Tony Thaw on Tuesday to win the state House of Representatives 167th District seat, which includes portions of Long, McIntosh and Glynn counties. Unofficial results show that Jones took 55 percent of the vote (3,012 votes) to Thaw's 45 percent (2,425). Jones replaces Jeff Chapman, who ran for the U.S. House 1st District seat, which was vacated by Jack Kingston.

May 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Bear on the loose near Midway

Authorities in Midway are searching for a wayward bear.

May 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Local news


Fleming planning meeting set for Thursday

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission will have a Fleming community-planning meeting from 5:30-

May 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Commissioners talk SPLOST, ongoing projects

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners met Thursday evening to discuss the allocation of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds and to receive updates from T.R. Long Engineering about ongoing projects throughout the county.

May 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee Staff writer | Local news


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Tornado watch, freeze watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Liberty, Long, Bryan, Wayne, Chatham and most of eastern Georgia until 6 p.m. today.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Kesslers students join record attempt at cup stacking

About 175 students at Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School attempted a world record in cup stacking Thursday.

November 14, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City millage rate increasing by up to .94 mills

After more than an hour and a half debate Thursday over possible cuts to make up a $1.3 million budget deficit, city leaders conceded they have to increase the property taxes by .94 of a mill, though maybe less.

November 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


World War II veteran returns to Fort Stewart

In 1943, Sgt. Frank Moore was a soldier with the Army's 4th Infantry Division, XII Corps. As he and his unit prepared for the Allied invasion at Normandy, he spent a summer in Coastal Georgia, sleeping in the fields of Camp Stewart.

November 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


MidCoast moves forward with runway extension

The Local Joint Management Board of the MidCoast Regional Airport met Thursday to discuss plans for the runway-extension project, among other business.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council plans to tackle new budget with SPLOST failure

Failure of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to pass in last week's election was hardly mentioned until the end of Thursday's city council meeting.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commissioners preparing to resume budget talks

As part of his administrative report to Liberty County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday night's meeting, County Administrator Joey Brown advised commissioners they'd have to talk about the county's budget at the next meeting if the referendum for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax did not pass.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


UPDATE: County assessing SPLOST failure

Liberty County voters on Tuesday decided that they did not want to see another round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The referendum to approve another six-year SPLOST period failed in a race that came down to a difference of 90 votes.

November 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty votes down SPLOST

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum proved to be the race to watch Tuesday night, as Liberty County voters nearly were split down the middle on whether or not the 1 percent sales tax would see another six-year term in the county.

November 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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