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Planning board can't decide on tattoo parlor site

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission could not agree to approve or disapprove a request for an exception to allow a tattoo studio in an area zoned residential Tuesday during a regular meeting.

October 18, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Senators vote for budget deal, not representative

Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, both Republicans, voted for the budget package that extended the federal borrowing limit and reopened the federal government Wednesday. The area's U.S. representative, Republican Jack Kingston, voted no.

October 18, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


SkIO still studying Gulf oil spill

SKIDAWAY ISLAND ­- As the Gulf Coast continues to recover from the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are continuing to look into the long-term effects of the spill on coastal marine life.

October 17, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Even swamps affected by shutdown

National wildlife refuges are closed due to the federal-government shutdown, including one of Georgia's seven natural wonders - the Okefenokee Swamp, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Jeff Fleming.

October 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway’s annual fly-in slated for Saturday

The Grass Strip Foundation is hosting the fourth annual fly-in and open house from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Berg Park Aerodrome in Midway.

October 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici council makes changes to new charter

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday approved its final draft for the proposed changes to its city charter.

October 14, 2013 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Allenhurst family wins $500,000

A mother of three in Liberty County has won a half-million dollars playing the Georgia Lottery.

October 10, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Truck drags down power lines

Hundreds of households in west Hinesville are without power Wednesday afternoon after a truck knocked down power poles in Eagle Creek Mobile Home Park in the 300 block of Brantley Drive in Hinesville.

October 09, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Architect picked for Armstrong Liberty

Armstrong Atlantic State University has announced that Savannah firm Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung has been named the architecture firm for the university's new 20,000-square-foot Armstrong-Liberty Center in Hinesville.

October 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Governor expected to visit

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to visit Liberty County later this month, according a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce news release.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Long shutdown could stop buses

The partial government shutdown may stop the public buses in Hinesville, at least temporarily, said City Manager Billy Edwards during a discussion of an information item added to the city council meeting agenda Thursday. Edwards offered a report called annual appropriations impact summary that noted possible affects of the current federal government shutdown.

October 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City manager reports on projects

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards reported on capital-improvement projects for fiscal year 2014 during the Sept. 19 city-council meeting.

October 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


County hopes to lower residents' insurance bills

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to develop a fire plan that could improve the county's Insurance Service Office ratings. The commission approved the one-time fee for a $6,500 contract with the National Fire Services Office in Sylvania to design strategies to enhance the county's fire service and possibly lower residents' fire-insurance rates.

October 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Shutdown hits Liberty and area

Now that lawmakers can't even agree to disagree, what happens next? That's the question area residents asked Tuesday morning as they waited in long lines of traffic outside of Fort Stewart following a partial government shutdown.

October 02, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge and Randy C. Murray Staff writers | Local news


Coroner heads state association

Liberty County coroner Reginald L. Pierce was tapped to serve for the next year as president of the Georgia Coroners Association, which held its annual conference Sept. 13-14 in Macon. Pierce is a 1992 graduate of East Laurens Comprehensive High School in East Dublin and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. He is the general manager, licensed funeral director and embalmer for Dorchester Funeral Home and L.M. Pierce Funeral Home Inc. He serves on the hospital authority board, as treasurer and an executive board members of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers, and is a member of the Midway Middle School ...

September 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Travel professionals tour Liberty

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau recently hosted a tour for Group Travel Leader Magazine, coordinated in conjunction with the Tourism Division of the ...

April 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Woman seriously injured in Walthourville accident

An accident Wednesday afternoon in Walthourville has left a woman seriously injured.

April 12, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond denied on murder charges

A Fort Stewart sergeant accused of a double murder was denied bond Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

April 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Walk for good Friday

Community members will walk for a cause at the sixth annual Good Friday 7K Run/Walk for Shelter.

April 12, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Art coming to the park

Art in the Park wants to bring culture to downtown Hinesville.

April 12, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Reese no show at tribunal

Former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese and his attorney were no shows at a tribunal hearing on his employment status Tuesday ...

April 12, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County administrator in running for Pierce County superintendent's job

Long County Schools Director of Support Services Scotty Hattaway is one of three finalists for the superintendent's job in Pierce County, the Blackshear Times ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


FOX's American Grit has Liberty

FOX has released the trailer for season two of America Grit, much of which was filed in Liberty County, according to the Liberty County Convention ...

April 11, 2017 | Special to the News Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond denied in double homicide

A Fort Stewart sergeant accused of a double murder was denied bond Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

April 10, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Lawmaker leans toward public vote on casinos

Lawmakers recently passed Georgia's fiscal 2018 budget of $24.9 billion, the "largest budget we've ever passed in Georgia" Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway ...

April 08, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County 'ratifies' $24,000 raise given in November

After a closed-door session with attorney Kelly Davis, Liberty County Commissioners voted unanimously - minus Commissioner Justin Frasier, who was not at Tuesday's meeting - to ...

April 08, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


2012 fatal stabbing gets May trial date

A suspect, arrested for the July 2012 stabbing death of Johnny Williams Jr., may move to a jury trial in May.

April 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Art show, workshops in Darien

An art show and workshops at Darien's Ashantilly Center the last two Saturdays of this month will feature a former Liberty County High School ...

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


Update: Downed line caused woods fire

Officials say downed power line likely caused a Thursday fire that burned at least 10 acres off Macedonia Road in Long County.

April 07, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


LRMC to open two clinics in 2017

Liberty Regional Medical Center will open two clinics this year, including one in late summer in Long County.

April 06, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


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