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3rd ID troops, 'flag man' add spice to parade

Hinesville's fourth annual Veterans Day parade moved quickly through the downtown area Monday afternoon while overcast skies threatened rain. This year's parade was sponsored by the East Liberty County American Legion, Post 321.

November 14, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


SCAD students propose redesigns for Memorial Drive

Eleven students with the Savannah College of Art and Design on Friday presented their design concepts for revitalizing Hinesville's Memorial Drive.

November 13, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Request for commercial tax assessment on hold

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard an hour-long presentation Tuesday evening by Glenda Roberts, chief assessor with the Liberty County Board of Assessors. The board decided not to make any decision on her request to contract with a commercial tax-assessor company.

November 11, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Bus system cutting services

The Liberty Transit System will begin operating under the first level of modified services beginning Nov. 16, according to Rachel Hatcher, planning director for the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

November 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Judge gives no decision on Ludowici council issue

Ludowici residents will have to wait for a decision on when an election will be held to fill City Council vacancies.

November 10, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Kingston carries 60 percent of district vote

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., awaited election results Tuesday night in Savannah's Mulberry Inn, and he was pleased as staffers colored his territory red on a map that tracked congressional winners.

November 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Nobles wins sheriff office with 60% of vote

Incumbent Craig Nobles defeated challenger Darrell Ballance on Tuesday to take the sheriff's race in Long County.

November 09, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Heating assistance is available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will assist eligible households with heating bills.

November 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Reaction mixed to Obama re-election

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney may have scored Georgia's electoral votes Tuesday, but incumbent President Barack Obama took the nation and historically blue Liberty County.

November 09, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Liberty bucks state trend, votes Obama

Liberty County overwhelmingly backed President Barack Obama's bid for re-election, voting 65 percent for the Democrat.

November 07, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Nobles wins Long Co. sheriff race

Craig Nobles: 2,580 votes (68.47 percent)

November 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Bowen keeps Disrict 4 seat, District 2 race close

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners will have a different dynamic come January, but only one new face will enter the fold.

November 06, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Kingston keeps seat

ATLANTA - Republican Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah defeated his Democratic challenger Tuesday to win the U.S. House of Representatives 1st District race and an 11th term in Congress.

November 06, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news




Council Oks new bonds, zoning plans

The Hinesville City Council heard and approved 10 action items during Thursday's meeting, including a bond-resolution request by Chief Financial Officer Kim Ryon as well as zoning-and-development plan requests by Rachel Hatcher of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

November 06, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Locals at St. Simons retreat

County and city leaders have gathered on St. Simons Island for the annual county-wide planning workshop to discuss initiatives, community issues and updates on topics from last year's meeting. Jeff Ricketson, executive director of Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, opened the meeting by having everyone sharing what makes them Liberty County-proud.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Mayor has resident escorted from meeting

Hinesville resident Joe Stuart has spoken directly to City Council on numerous occasions during the public-comment portion of its twice-monthly meetings.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Public voice opinions on proposed pipeline

An estimated 200 people attended a public meeting on a proposed pipeline at the Richmond Hill city center Tuesday to hear information and voice their opinions. Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore from Kinder Morgan, the company proposing the pipeline, gave a 10-minute speech about its proposal and the reasoning behind placing a pipeline along the coast of Georgia, including Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

April 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


911 operators in spotlight for week

Dispatchers in Liberty County's 911 center spend hours in front of computer monitors in a dimly-lit, windowless room fielding calls that they don't know whether they'll be about a noise complaint or a shooting.

April 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Roads, repairs dominate Long Co. meeting

Roads dominated much of the Long County Commission meeting on April 7.

April 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty Transit to offer free rides for Earth Day

The Liberty Transit public transportation system will offer free rides Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County officer’s quick response cited

It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Kirk Center loses United Way funding

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten` Correspondent | Local news


Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Submit your questions about SPLOST

In the upcoming 2015 election, Liberty County wants to put the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) back on the ballot after a measure to renew it was defeated in last year's midterm election. The tax officially expired March 31, meaning the sales tax in Liberty County is now 6 percent, 1 percent lower than surrounding counties.

April 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


Convict re-entry program nearly ready

Faith-based groups, businesses and members of the public from eastern Liberty County had a chance to learn about a proposed prison re-entry program during a meeting Monday at Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway.

April 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County receives CVB spending plan

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect a correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received the fiscal-year 2016 budget for the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau earlier this month. An article on page 10A Wednesday incorrectly stated that the commissioners approved the budget, but the CVB's board approves its own spending plan. The commissioners simply received a copy of the budget.

April 14, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


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