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County sets millage rates

Residents and business owners whose properties were not reassessed in 2013 will not see a tax increase, county officials said Tuesday evening at a third and final millage-rate hearing. The county held a second, sparsely attended millage rate hearing at noon Tuesday.

December 06, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Parade preparations

Crews and volunteers are out getting the route for tonight's Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Illuminated Christmas Parade ready. The route through downtown Hinesville includes parts of Central/Memorial, Welborn, Gen. Screven, Hendry and Main streets. If you're driving in the area, be careful.

December 06, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Warm again today

While much of the country shivers under winter storms, Coastal Georgia should remain unseasonably warm. The high today is forecast to be 80, with mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance of rain. Ditto for Friday.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


School board rolls back millage a little

The Liberty County Board of Education rolled back the 16 millage rate it had adopted Nov. 19 to 15.88 mils Monday morning during a brief called meeting. The district was made aware of inflationary growth in the tax digest due to property reassessments and decided to reduce the previously approved millage rate, school administrators said.

December 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Gun maker's ad rejected for Super Bowl

The National Football League's rejection of a Super Bowl advertisement by Black Creek-based Daniel Defense has generated quite a stir.

December 03, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Five now seeking GOP nod for Georgia's 1st

Glynn County businessman John McCallum recently announced his candidacy for Congress in Georgia's 1st District, according to a news release.

December 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Today is RSVP deadline Long Co. HS dedication

Long County High School will be mark its opening with a ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.

December 02, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


County holds millage rate at 12.58 mills

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners held the first of three millage-rate hearings Monday, even though the 12.58 millage rate - for unincorporated and small cities - will not change. The county is required by law to advertise the millage rate and hold three hearings because it will keep revenue generated from reassessed growth, county officials explained. The county will hold the second and final millage rate hearings at noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Liberty County courthouse annex in Hinesville.

November 29, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long tax commissioner asks for write-off

A request to remove thousands of dollars in delinquent tax bills was made last week in a Long County Commission work session.

November 29, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Long Commission adopts county seal

The Long County Commission recently adopted a seal for the county. According to Chairman Robert Long, there is no record of the county ever having a seal. Long presented the newly approved seal with Vice Chairman Kent Hall at a recent meeting. Long said that a lot of thought went into creating the seal, which contains the Long County High School colors.

November 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


History also occupies community complex

The road to making the newly dedicated Liberty County Community Complex a reality took more than 10 years to travel. Community leaders recently recounted how the community-center renovation evolved and shared memories of the old Liberty County High School that served African-American students from 1952 to 1972.

November 27, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


County asked to change job applications

Liberty County commissioners Thursday heard for a second time about Ban the Box, a campaign to make it easier for ex-cons to get jobs.

November 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Who can fish in Long County Rec. pond

The Long County Commission met department heads and constitutional officers on Tuesday. During the work session, Commissioner Willie Thomson asked if the recreation board had policies on who could fish at the recreation complex pond.

November 26, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Local news


Area waterways on Dirty Dozen list

Georgia's leading water protection group recently named its "Dirty Dozen" for 2013, highlighting 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia's waters.

November 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Lawmaker warns city to expect more cuts

The Hinesville City Council heard a legislative update from state Rep. Al Williams during Thursday's meeting. Williams, D-Midway, told the council that as the state continues to cut its budget, the legislature will be forced to pass the cuts to local governments.

November 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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High-speed chase sends 1 to hospital

Walthourville Police Lt. Wade Long, attempting to initiate a traffic stop, was involved in a chase on Talmadge Road in Walthourville on Wednesday night.

July 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Two mayors elected to GMA Board

Hinesville Mayor James Thomas and Midway Mayor Clemontine Washington were elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting June 23 in Savannah.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Board taps Michelle Ricketson to lead downtown development authority

After an extensive search, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors selected Michelle Ricketson as the agency's new executive director.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hineshouse runs free summer learning camp

Now that the school year is over, many local children are attending a free summer learning camp hosted by the Hineshouse Project Inc.'s Resident Services Department.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Dasher ends 45-year lumber yard career

Hinesville native William Dasher celebrated 45 years of employment with a retirement barbecue Thursday at Downs Lumber and Supply.

July 07, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


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