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Candidates get head start on 2014

Area voters got an early taste of the 2014 Republican primary election Thursday night at the Richmond Hill City Center when 10 candidates outlined their political platforms to more than 100 people who gathered to hear their views.

September 30, 2013 | By Steve Scholar Special to the Courier | Local news


Sunday alcohol, annexation on ballot

Hinesville has contracted with the Liberty County Board of Elections to hold special elections Nov. 5 for voters to decide two issues, according to City Manager Billy Edwards.

September 30, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Veterans Parkway plan to be unveiled Oct. 29

Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Director Jeff Ricketson led the second of two scheduled workshops this week at city hall on the Veterans Parkway Overlay District Study with Hinesville City Council members and Mayor Jim Thomas.

September 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Airport board negotiating to change managers

The MidCoast Regional Airport Local Joint Management Board met Tuesday to discuss who will be awarded its fixed-base operator management services.

September 27, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


GOP candidates at forum Thursday

Voters can find out where Republican candidates running for key state and federal offices stand at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Coastal Candidate Forum in Richmond Hill.

September 23, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


County backs city annexation onto post

The Liberty County Commission Thursday unanimously approved drafting a letter of support for the city of Hinesville to annex Fort Stewart's cantonment area.

September 23, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Resident lectures council on blight

An angry Hinesville resident addressed the city council during the public comments section of Thursday's meeting.

September 23, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Changes suggested to city sign ordinance

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission recommended amending Hinesville's sign ordinance Tuesday to allow for larger wall signs in certain districts. The LCPC also recommended approval on a rezoning petition, several variances and requests for conditional use.

September 21, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Ludowici keeps 'so help me God' in charter

The Ludowici City Council on Sept. 10 reviewed and made a few changes to the proposed city charter at its regularly scheduled meeting.

September 20, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Thieves ram ATM with car; alarm scares them off

Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying two men who tried to break into an ATM in Midway early Sunday morning.

September 20, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Planners looking for opinions on needs

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission and Hinesville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization last Thursday invited 40 leaders from local governments, business and industry, education and Fort Stewart to form a Stakeholders Advisory Committee as part of the planning group's three-year Forward 40 initiative.

September 19, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Hospital cuts ribbon on new ER

Fifteen years after Liberty Regional Medical Center held a grand opening for its brand-new facility at 462 E.G. Miles Parkway, the hospital celebrated again, this time cutting the ribbon on LRMC's expanded emergency room Wednesday.

September 16, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Buses still have city support

Liberty Transit System, which operates the county's buses, still has the full support of Hinesville's mayor and city manager, despite recent budget cuts that resulted in fewer buses on the road and shorter hours of operation.

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


Midway gearing up for election

The city of Midway is preparing for the Nov. 5 municipal election to fill the mayor's seat and four at-large city council seats. Midway's mayor and council serve four-year terms.

September 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Child murder case continued again

Torres and Candice Boles, a couple indicted in the death of their 3-year-old daughter, Andraia, were set to appear Monday in Liberty County Superior Court, but their hearing was continued and will take place later.

September 11, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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Riceboro councilman honored for training

Riceboro City Councilman David Miller has received a certificate of distinction from the Georgia Municipal Association for completing more than 50 courses offered by GMA ...

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


Deal guest at annual cops cookout

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was the special guest at the annual law enforcement appreciation cookout Thursday evening.

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


School system finance in a precarious situation, attorney says

Liberty County School System bookkeeping records are in disarray, according to testimony by a school system employee and an independent financial auditor.

April 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Reese sues LCSS, Lee

Former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese has filed a lawsuit against LCSS Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee and the school system in ...

April 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Settlement with Long County developer announced

The Justice Department announced Friday it had reached an agreement with a Long County developer over "unauthorized" discharges into U.S. Waters. Here's what ...

April 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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


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