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Midway grants peddler license, gears up for election

Midway City Council Monday approved a license for door-to-door solicitors offering residents home automation, but they don't know what fee to charge.

August 22, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Fire protection plan topic at commission meeting

The Liberty County Commission will meet Aug. 31 in place of its usual mid-month session that would have been Thursday. The countywide fire protection plan is expected to be a major topic on Aug. 31.

August 21, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Interim superintendent speaks at PTP luncheon

The Liberty County School System was the topic of discussion at the Progress Through People Luncheon Thursday afternoon.

August 20, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Edwards out as city manager

The Hinesville City Council agreed Thursday to accept a negotiated severance package for former City Manager Billy Edwards. All five council members voted to release Edwards after reconvening from an executive session in which they discussed personnel. Council members then voted to appoint Acting City Manager Ken Howard as interim city manager.

August 20, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier | Local news


County updating code book

Liberty County commissioners have approved the modernization and organization of the county's code of ordinances, a project that been under way for more than a year.

August 19, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


NAACP plans panel on race, politics

Discussions of race, religion and politics are not always easy, even though those topics affect everyone.

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Edwards out as city manager

The Hinesville City Council agreed Thursday to accept a negotiated severance package for former City Manager Billy Edwards.

August 18, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Let the float building begin

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the 21st annual Illuminated Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 1, in downtown Hinesville.

August 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long BoE may trim millage rate

The Long County Board of Education could soon vote not to increase taxes and might even roll back its millage rate by .004 of a mill next month.

August 17, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway breaks ground on city hall

The morning heat did not deter community residents and local officials from the groundbreaking of Midway's new city hall Tuesday.

August 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Too much rain? It all depends

Opinions vary on whether this summer's relentless rainfall has been a blessing or a burden.

August 17, 2017 | By Mark Swendra Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mobile home destroyed in morning fire

Firefighters from the Long County Fire Department along with a unit from the Walthourville Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Liberty County Station 15 responded to a mobile home fire at Country Manor Mobile Home Park off Tibet Road, Long County.

August 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Rip currents possible from Hurricane Gert

Tropical storm Gert surged late Monday to become the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, the National Hurricane Center said. Although there is no direct threat to the Georgia coast, dangerous rip currents are a possibility.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Firefighters break rule to save man's life

Two Long County firefighters had to break a cardinal rule of firefighting to save a man's life Monday afternoon, their chief said.

August 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


NAACP, Liberty County Minority Chamber to hold peace initiative

The Liberty County NAACP and Liberty County Minority Chamber are holding what's being billed as a peace initiative, at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the Liberty County Courthouse steps in Hinesville.

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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Richmond Hill may add 5,000 acres to current 6,400

The city of Richmond Hill is set to nearly double in size as City Council recently approved an application to annex more than 5,000 ...

October 31, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Local news


Two running in Long County District 5

Early voting is underway in Long County. There are only two items on the ballot: a countywide vote for SPLOST; and the race for the ...

October 31, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Youth leaders explore city government

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2017-2018 Young Adult Liberty Leaders (YALL) class had its City Government session on Oct. 24, hosted by the city ...

October 31, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville councilwoman wanted Edwards fired

District 1 councilwoman Diana Reid wanted former City Manager Billy Edwards fired, according to a recording of the June 1 executive session meeting of the ...

October 30, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long chairman address SPLOST issues

Long County voters on Nov. 7 will decide whether or not to continue supporting the special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST. The tax ...

October 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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