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Demand for public housing exceeds supply

The Hinesville Housing Authority manages 205 housing units but has no vacancies for 203 families on a waiting list that averages one to three years, according to Executive Director Debra Williams. Williams presented an annual update on the housing authority to the city council at its April 4 meeting.

April 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Dead dogs report a hoax

A report last week that eight dogs were shot and killed on Demery Howard Road in Long County appears to be a hoax. The Long County Sheriff's Office got wind of the alleged incident and Sheriff Craig Nobles sent detectives to investigate. After searching the area, LCSO Det. Al Cato said that the report was inaccurate.

April 12, 2013 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Challenger wins Long County runoff

Challenger Willie Thompson beat incumbent Andy Fuller in Tuesday's runoff race for the District 3 seat on the Long County Commission.

April 12, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


City's tax collections down for year

City revenues from property taxes, sales taxes and licenses for the sale of beer, wine and liquor are down from last year, according to a financial report by Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon. She presented the report to the Hinesville City Council at its April 4 meeting.

April 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Thompson wins Long County Commission runoff

Challenger Willie Thompson beat incumbent Andy Fuller in Tuesday's runoff race for the 3rdDistrict Long County Commission seat.

April 10, 2013 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


City prepares for Georgia Cities Week

Thursday's city council meeting began with a proclamation by Mayor Jim Thomas declaring April 20-27 as Georgia Cities Week.

April 09, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Worley concert draws more than 300

A crowd of about 300 people gathered Saturday night at Hinesville's Bryant Commons Amphitheater for a Darryl Worley concert. While the event mostly went off without a hitch, one of three cash boxes containing an undisclosed amount of money did disappear from the gate-admissions area toward the end of the event, according to Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Vicki Davis. The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the incident.

April 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Students petition for football coach

After two petitions to the Liberty County Board of Education have received attention this year, more than 100 Bradwell Institute students are following suit to influence a decision that will affect the school's football program.

April 08, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Traffic ties up commission meeting

Islands Highway east of Tradeport East Business Park will have periodic road closures from April 9 through the end of the month as an industrial tenant moves equipment from a barge to the park.

April 07, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


City development authority taking shape

The Hinesville Development Authority is starting to take shape. With members selected by the city council, the authority met for the first time March 19 to discuss its purpose, bylaws, officer elections and other concerns, according to Assistant City Manager Kenny Howard.

April 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Funds pledged for Barrington Ferry Road

Improvements for Barrington Ferry Road appear to be more certain, as the Georgia Department of Transportation recently committed $500,000 to the project.

April 01, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


BoE spends $216K on security cameras

Less than a week after a Frank Long Elementary School employee was assaulted at the school's campus, the Liberty County School System authorized a $216,583 proposal for the installation of surveillance cameras.

March 29, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Councilman: New bus routes miss too many people

The Liberty Transit System implemented a new route schedule March 4 as result of a strategic-planning study conducted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission from March-December 2012. The new route included Savannah Technical College on Airport Road, but it did not run the full length of Airport Road.

March 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City focuses on HPD needs, accomplisments

The Hinesville Police Department played a big part in Thursday's city council meeting. The meeting began as two HPD officers and a Fort Stewart soldier were recognized for saving a life.

March 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Timber ordinance to be revived, enforced

Property owners with fresh-cut pine on their plots and timber harvesters alike will be affected by a Liberty County Board of Commissioners decision to revive a 2010 timber operations ordinance that had gone by the wayside.

March 25, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Long County Commission makes move to stagger terms

The Long County Commission began the process Tuesday of staggering its terms to avoid having all five of its members running for election at the ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Road named for Freddie Walthour Sr., a 'great man'

"This is going to make him smile," was the sentiment expressed by Liberty County Commissioner Marion Stevens about Deacon Freddie Walthour Sr.'s new road.

January 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Long Co. drive helps 29 families with presents

The Long County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Long County School System, Sheriffs Department, other agencies and merchants had a Toys for Tots ...

January 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Septic systems being inventoried

A planned inventory of septic systems is supposed to help officials in coastal Georgia counties locate and manage failing systems that are a threat to ...

January 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville Housing Authority celebrates work and its volunteers

The Hinesville Housing closed out its year with an awards and recognition ceremony for staff and volunteers at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center on ...

January 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


History made, second-chances given, tragedy as 2016 begins

Here's a look back at 2016, starting with January.

January 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Solar panel power helps process pecans

Mascot Pecan Shelling Co. in Glennville recently had Coastal Solar, based in Hinesville, install a solar array system, an investment of more than $2.5 ...

January 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Celebrating freedom

For some, 2017 got off to a beautiful start with one of the community's largest spiritual gatherings - the Liberty County Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day ...

January 04, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


New kid on the block

Baby Daycian Jeremy Idlett did not have any competition for being the first 2017 baby born in Liberty County, but it was a race against ...

January 04, 2017 | Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man arrested, teens questioned over shot fired Monday

One man has been arrested and three teens are being questioned in connection with a shot fired near a group of teens in Walthourville Monday ...

January 02, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Ready to celebrate MLK and his day

Liberty County is getting ready to celebrate a man who exemplified equality, justice and turning those qualities into action - the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King ...

January 02, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Man killed in Walthourville shooting

The Walthourville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriffs Office are investigating the first deadly shooting of 2017.

January 01, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Local news


Midway passes budget

With just one working day left in the year the Midway City Council Thursday approved a $3.8 million annual budget for 2017 that freezes ...

January 01, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Property taxes can now be paid

City of Hinesville and Liberty County property taxes can now be paid.

December 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Residents oppose Gumbranch subdivision

Forty one Gumbranch residents near Groover Road signed a petition to block the rezoning of more than 41 acres for the development of a subdivision.

December 28, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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