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Long County ESPLOST renewal up for vote in March

Voters in Long County will soon be asked whether they want to renew a one cent sales tax for education to pay off debt from bonds issued in 2011 to build Long County High School.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


County looks at countywide fire protection

The Liberty County commissioners devoted much of their planning session Monday to professional fire protection countywide.

February 15, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville named Tree City

The city of Hinesville was recently named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

February 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fire displaces Hinesville family

A Hinesville mother and her three children have been displaced following a fire which destroyed their Hollywood Drive home Monday afternoon.

February 13, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Coastal Manor crowns first beauty queen

Coastal Manor's first resident beauty pageant is in the books and Rosetta Fleming was crowned Ms. Coastal Manor on Friday.

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


Commissioners hear about proposed transportation tax

The Liberty County Commission is studying House Bill 134, a measure that would allow a single county to hold its own referendum to implement a special local option sales tax for transportation.

February 13, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Long County to hire administrator

Members of the Long County Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday to hire a county administrator and signed a resolution that could lead to stagger terms of commissioners beginning in 2022.

February 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Ossabaw Foundation names director emeritus

OSSABAW ISLAND - Dr. Paul M. Pressly has been named director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance by the Ossabaw Island Foundation Board of Trustees.

February 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


'Hatchet man of Hinesville' arrested again

Five months after being released from a 20 year prison sentence on an assault conviction, Calvin Leon Nelson was arrested this week in Long County for an alleged sexual abuse.

February 10, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCDA OKs temporary offices for growing industry in Tradeport East

Continued expansion of an industry in the Liberty County Development Authority's Tradeport East Business Park has led the authority to approve temporary modular buildings to house offices for Arconic.

February 09, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Coast Guard rescues fishing boat crew off St. Catherine's

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen Tuesday after the fishing vessel they were on caught fire 1 mile east of St. Catherines Island, Georgia.Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call from a crew member aboard the fishing vessel Sea Puppy at 3:16 p.m. who stated their boat was on fire and taking on water. A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 29-foot Response Boat - Small boat crew and an Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew launched at approximately 3:25 p.m. The Dolphin crew arrived on scene at 4:30 p ...

February 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


City amends zoning rule to carry over 'grandfathered' uses

Hinesville properties that have been grandfathered in can now keep their zoning when sold, thanks to an amendment of the city's zoning ordinances.

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


Historian inspired by Liberty-born escaped slave turned activist

"I am a champion of Susie King Taylor."

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


Storm spotters keep NWS updated

Some Liberty County residents got a head start on Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which started Monday.

February 08, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Banker: Bids to LCSS were proper

James Rogers, market president of Ameris Bank in Hinesville, said the bank obeyed the letter of the law and Liberty County School Board policy when it submitted a bid to provide banking services for the Liberty County School System.

February 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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Church draws focus of activist

Bobby Worthy apparently isn't one to keep quiet if he thinks civil liberties are being violated.

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Escaped Putnam County inmates sought

A statewide manhunt is under way for two escaped inmates authorities say shot and killed two correctional officers earlier today.

June 13, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Public clinic asks help to expand

Diversity Health Center has announced it will build a new facility at its Fraser Drive site and needs the help of the community to build ...

June 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County eyes $30 million budget

Liberty County commissioners plan to approve an almost $30 million budget at their mid-month meeting Thursday.

June 11, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Candidate focuses on jobs, education

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says he's ready to be Georgia's next governor.

June 10, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Edwards unsure what sparked suspension

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards says he hasn't been told why he was suspended and "was not afforded the barest of due process," according ...

June 10, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


The angels among us

Over the past 20 years I've come across hundreds of people in my work. I've met governors, actors, presidential press secretaries, congressmen, generals ...

June 08, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Free workshop on film industry work

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is inviting the public to attend a free workshop on how to become a vendor for the burgeoning ...

June 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Peanut butter sticks community together

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are becoming a summer tradition in Hinesville, thanks to the community's generosity and the dedication of several organizations.

June 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long comissioners approve continuing budget resolution

Long County will continue to operate past the end the month under a continuing budget resolution passed by the commissioners in a split vote Tuesday.

June 07, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Hurricane season is back

There used to be a sense the Georgia coast was somehow hurricane-proof.

June 07, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Long County nabs wanted felon

The Long County Sheriff's Office nabbed a wanted felon after the man fled on foot during an attempted traffic stop.

June 07, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


School lawsuit set for August

A tentative trial date in the lawsuit filed by former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is set for Aug. 17, according ...

June 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Is this your property?

You may own a piece of property and not even know it.

June 07, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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