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Liberty County to back off taxing private housing on Fort Stewart

In a unanimous but non-binding resolution, the Liberty County Commission has apparently backed off an effort to collect taxes on private property on the Fort Stewart military reservation.

August 06, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Update: Drowning in Liberty County

A man drowned late Saturday in a pond off Williams Road in Hinesville.

August 05, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Suspect in shootings turns himself in

Michael Cansler, 17, who was wanted in Tuesday's triple shooting at a Pineland Avenue home in Hinesville has turned himself into authorities.

August 05, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Birthday celebration Sunday for local historical figure

Happy 169th Birthday Susie Baker King Taylor.

August 04, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


City council proposal would remove mayor from manager decisions

The Hinesville City Council decided to further discuss amending a section of city code regarding the appointment and removal of its city manager during a regular meeting Aug. 3. District 2 Council Member Jason Floyd suggested the council hold a workshop prior to the next meeting before voting on the proposed amendment. The workshop will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 17; the regular meeting will begin at 3 p.m.

August 04, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Rotarians go to district meeting

Members of the Rotary Club of Hinesville went to Dublin along with 63 other Georgia clubs to attend the annual District 6920 Assembly meeting Saturday.

August 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Proposed law would remove mayor from manager decision

The Hinesville City Council decided to further discuss amending a section of city code regarding the appointment and removal of its city manager during a regular meeting Thursday.

August 03, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Program focuses on DoD contracts

Gov. Nathan Deal Monday announced the launch of the Georgia Defense Exchange, an interactive business development platform designed to assist Georgia businesses in finding new opportunities in Department of Defense contracting.

August 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCEMA official takes national federal training

Emergency responder Larry Logan, from Liberty County Emergency Management Agency, recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala.

August 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Governor swears in new solicitor general for Long County state court

Governor Nathan Deal has appointed of Billy J. Nelson Jr. as solicitor general of the State Court of Long County.

August 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Second Democrat eyeing congressional race

A second Bryan County Democrat has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for the First Congressional District of Georgia.

August 03, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Local news


Subdivision streets no closer to help

The Long County Commission again Tuesday confronted a seemingly permanent problem with infrastructure maintenance in subdivisions, but a motion to fix some of the streets drew only a single vote.

August 03, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Victim out of hospital

A man shot Sunday night in Long County is out of the hospital, authorities say, but he's apparently not helping investigators find whoever it was who shot him.

August 02, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Local news


Three shot in ‘feud’

A shooting that put a woman and two men in the hospital early Tuesday morning wasn't a random act of violence. Instead the victims knew their attackers and had a run-in earlier that night, Hinesville police say.

August 02, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Courier senior correspondent | Local news


HPD seeks aggravated assault suspect

Hinesville police are looking for Michael Karone Cansler, 17, who is wanted in an aggrvated assault case. He is considered armed and dangerous, according to HPD. Cansler is 5-foot, 5 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds.

August 01, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


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Recovery continues statewide

It's been three weeks since Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida and much of Georgia. Recovery efforts are ongoing. Here is the latest information from the ...

October 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


FEMA to close Midway recovery center Saturday

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – The Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closing the Liberty/McIntosh Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Midway this ...

October 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council asks changes in budget proposals

Hinesville City Council Members discussed a proposed $36.8 million total budget for fiscal year 2018 during a 3-hour workshop last week. The council requested ...

October 04, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Complaint may have sparked council, manager row

Documents imply the suspension and subsequent departure of former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards arose because he did not discipline an employee at the request ...

October 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Rentals, traffic, youth topics of forum

Hinesville District 1 Councilwoman Diana Reid said it again Thursday night at a town hall forum.

October 04, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville working on bringing in 'family entertainment center'

Hinesville could be breaking ground on a family entertainment center in the not too distant future, according to Kenneth Howard, the city's interim manager.

October 03, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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