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Long Co. Commission chairman speaks to chamber

Long County Commission Chairman Bobby Walker spoke to members of the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday at its March meeting.

March 24, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Rising fertilizer, fuel costs hurting Georgia farmers

Those who recently have done gardening or lawn maintenance probably have noticed the price of fertilizer has increased exponentially.

March 23, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Test scores jump for students with disabilities

Test scores for Liberty County School System students with disabilities increased considerably in the 2010-11 school year, according to data released last week.

March 23, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Sticker creator: No harm was meant

A Long County couple catching fire for an anti-President Barack Obama bumper sticker sold on their website wants to clear the air, while local political leaders say the message is unpatriotic, racist and a blight to the area.

March 23, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Deal declares March 6 as Downtown Day

ATLANTA - Approximately 30 members of the Georgia Downtown Association, including Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Vicki Davis, gathered recently at the state Capitol to join Gov. Nathan Deal in proclaiming March 6, 2012, as Downtown Day in Georgia.

March 22, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Sing-out raises money for Relay for Life

A gospel sing-out last weekend in Ludowici raised more than $500 to fight cancer.

March 22, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Downtown authority explains parking plan

Parking concerns in downtown Hinesville mostly are an issue of perception, Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Vicki Davis said.

March 22, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Logo contest calls on teens’ creativity

A local nonprofit organization is calling on teens to get involved in the community - but rather than asking for funds, it's seeking creativity.

March 21, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Celebrating St. Pat’s Day

Saturday brought out people by the thousands to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

March 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Spring's yard warriors prepare for summer

Spring is here, and Liberty County residents are busy preparing their yards and flower gardens for a long, hot summer.

March 21, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Howard accepts plea agreement

In a surprising turn of events, what was expected to be a weeklong trial ended abruptly when murder suspect Jason Howard suddenly accepted a deal in exchange for pleading guilty to two counts of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the 2004 deaths of his mother and stepfather, Mildred and Jewel Cleveland, in their Gum Branch home.

March 20, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Airport board approves facilities use request

The civilian joint-management board that governs MidCoast Regional Airport met Wednesday to discuss a facilities use request.

March 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Walker Middle School plants tree

Several Walker Middle School students and teachers recently celebrated Arbor Day by planting a red maple tree on the school's campus.

March 20, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoC audit for FY-11 indicates ‘good year’

The Liberty County audit for fiscal year 2011 showed that financial statements "present fairly" and indicate "a good year," according to auditor Wade Sansbury.

March 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Bradwell Park re-design concept plan gets nod

After hearing about and making decisions on a full schedule of action items at Thursday's meeting, the Hinesville City Council reviewed the redesign concept plan for Bradwell Park.

March 19, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Midway residents help update land-use map

Fewer than a dozen Midway residents joined Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission officials Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex to discuss and assist updating the Midway subarea land-use map.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commission talks budget ahead of millage-rate hearings

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a financial report from county Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

November 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County commissioner raises discrimination concerns in roads department

An otherwise-routine employment process with the Long County roads department has received the attention of the county commissioner responsible for that department.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Tornado watch, freeze watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Liberty, Long, Bryan, Wayne, Chatham and most of eastern Georgia until 6 p.m. today.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Kesslers students join record attempt at cup stacking

About 175 students at Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School attempted a world record in cup stacking Thursday.

November 14, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City millage rate increasing by up to .94 mills

After more than an hour and a half debate Thursday over possible cuts to make up a $1.3 million budget deficit, city leaders conceded they have to increase the property taxes by .94 of a mill, though maybe less.

November 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


World War II veteran returns to Fort Stewart

In 1943, Sgt. Frank Moore was a soldier with the Army's 4th Infantry Division, XII Corps. As he and his unit prepared for the Allied invasion at Normandy, he spent a summer in Coastal Georgia, sleeping in the fields of Camp Stewart.

November 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


MidCoast moves forward with runway extension

The Local Joint Management Board of the MidCoast Regional Airport met Thursday to discuss plans for the runway-extension project, among other business.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council plans to tackle new budget with SPLOST failure

Failure of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to pass in last week's election was hardly mentioned until the end of Thursday's city council meeting.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commissioners preparing to resume budget talks

As part of his administrative report to Liberty County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday night's meeting, County Administrator Joey Brown advised commissioners they'd have to talk about the county's budget at the next meeting if the referendum for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax did not pass.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


UPDATE: County assessing SPLOST failure

Liberty County voters on Tuesday decided that they did not want to see another round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The referendum to approve another six-year SPLOST period failed in a race that came down to a difference of 90 votes.

November 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty votes down SPLOST

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum proved to be the race to watch Tuesday night, as Liberty County voters nearly were split down the middle on whether or not the 1 percent sales tax would see another six-year term in the county.

November 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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