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Soldier recovered from the Atlantic

The body of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who went missing off St. Simons Island last weekend has been recovered.

June 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Charges for boy’s shooting

The stepfather of a Long County child who was fatally shot Saturday has been charged with murder.

June 07, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Inmate tries to escape at hospital

Liberty Regional Medical Center got tense Tuesday night as a Liberty County Jail inmate eluded control of his guard and authorities needed about an hour and a half to get him back into custody.

June 07, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Five indicted for double homicide

Five people, including four former Fort Stewart soldiers, were indicted Thursday in Long County Superior Court for the alleged murders of Michael Roark and Tiffany York.

June 07, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Ga. House leader set for banquet

Stacey Abrams, House minority leader in the Georgia General Assembly and state representative for House District 84, will be the keynote speaker for the Liberty County Democratic Party's Annual Awards Banquet, which will start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Complex on Airport Road.

June 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police capture escaped prisoner

Hinesville Police Department is reporting they have captured the escaped prisoner. The man was found on the ceiling of Liberty Regoional Medical Center near the emergency room area.

June 05, 2012 | Lewis Levine and Patty Leon | Local news


Soldier apparently drowns off St. Simons

A search for a 3rd Infantry Division soldier, who went missing off the coast of St. Simons Island while swimming Sunday, was suspended Monday.

June 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Two children die on same day

Tragedy struck Long County twice Saturday as two 7-year-old Smiley Elementary students died.

June 05, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Candidates challenged in Long County

Three Long County candidates have had their qualifications to run challenged.

June 05, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Storms threaten, do minor damage

Thousands of homes and businesses in Liberty and Long counties lost power during Monday's sudden thunderstorms, according to Greg Davis, dispatcher with Canoochee Electric Membership Corporation, and John Kraft, spokesman for Georgia Power.

June 05, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Photography show opening Thursday

The Hinesville Area Arts Council gallery will have a familiar feel this month as it welcomes back its first exhibitor for an encore.

June 05, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Tornado warning lapses, damage minor

A tornado warning for the Hinesville area has lapsed, after the storm that prompted it brought strong winds, hail and rain.

June 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Comments wanted on road projects

Those unhappy about the traffic in Liberty County have until June 11 to weigh in on Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, projects slated to be funded between this July and June 2015.

June 03, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Chairman seat is sole countywide contest

Two Democratic Party candidates are in the only countywide race during this year's Liberty County elections, so the outcome likely will be determined with the July 31 primary.

June 02, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Keeping them down on the farm

Farmers and farming organizations recently gathered in Long County to educate kids on the farm industry.

June 02, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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City adopts lower-than-proposed millage rate

The Hinesville City Council adopted a millage-rate increase during Thursday's meeting that was smaller than the proposed 1.2 mill increase over last year, which would bring the total millage rate to 11.7.

December 04, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


County holds final hearing sessions, approves millage rate

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday held the last of three public hearing sessions regarding the millage rate increase before adopting the new rate at its 6 p.m. regular meeting.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Gingerbread house competition under way

Guests of La Quinta Inn and Suites on Oglethorpe Highway won't have much trouble getting into the holiday spirit this year.

December 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty County reduces proposed millage increase

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday held its second public hearing concerning a proposed millage-rate increase.

December 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Christmas in the Park free family fun night

Families began gathering around Bradwell Park at 5 p.m. Monday, making for an early start to this year's Christmas in the Park festivities, hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

December 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Alternative plan allows LCPC employees to keep raises, bonuses

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board met Monday morning in the LCPC conference room to discuss a request by Hinesville officials to amend the LCPC's 2015 budget.

December 01, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-Hers learn about cotton, consumer choices

Liberty County 4-H members recently competed in the annual Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree competition Nov. 4 in Lyons.

December 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Black Friday deals lure Liberty shoppers

Cooler temperatures didn't stop Liberty County shoppers from taking advantage of Black Friday deals at area stores the day after Thanksgiving.

November 28, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Citizens voice concerns at county millage hearing

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Monday held its first public hearing regarding the upcoming millage-rate adoption.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Interact clubs emphasize ‘service above self’

On Saturday, Oct. 18, while most teenagers were sleeping in, roughly 25 Liberty County High School students gathered together to clean up a section of Liberty County's waterway as part of the Rivers Alive project.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Bryant Commons to open to public March 7

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced that Bryant Commons officially will be opened to the public in a grand-opening event scheduled for March 7.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Homeless Prevention Program turns 16

Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program celebrated 16 years last month. Program Coordinator Daisy Jones said her department of three had modest beginnings, but it now networks with dozens of churches, civic organizations and service agencies dedicated to helping the homeless and hungry in Hinesville and Liberty County.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Employee raises saved, tax increase higher

The first action item on Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting agenda was to approve a revised budget for fiscal year 2015.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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


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