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More than 20% of proposed SPLOST earmarked for debt

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Monday finalized a list of road and building projects that would be funded if a new Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax is approved by voters Nov. 4.

May 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City looking at ban on pets from buildings, parks

A dog with a bladder that just couldn't wait while its owner paid a bill at Hinesville City Hall has prompted introduction of an ordinance to ban pets from all Hinesville property, including parks.

May 09, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


New gun law has city officials worried

A state law expanding gun owners' rights to carry their weapons is prompting Hinesville officials to weigh security at city hall and other public places.

May 06, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Candidate questioned at forum

Six Liberty County political hopefuls took part in Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's political forum Tuesday evening at the Shuman Recreation Center.

May 02, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Searching for meaning after child's death

Two years after her son, TJ Floyd, was stabbed to death, Debbie Floyd feels she has turned a corner.

April 30, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Too many projects proposed for SPLOST

Hinesville, Midway and Riceboro leaders met Monday with Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown to talk about municipal and county projects to promote November's referendum to renew the special-local-option-sales-tax.

April 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Early voting off to a slow start

Early voting began Monday. Turnout has been slow.

April 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Chamber asked to speak out about range expansion

The Altamaha Federal Credit Union Ludowici office hosted the Long County Chamber of Commerce's monthly Business After Hours Thursday.

April 29, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Williams named legislator of year

ATLANTA - State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, recently was named legislator of the year by the 100 Black Men of Southeast Georgia.

April 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


'My Voter Page' app available

With early voting for the May 20 primary starting today, the state has broadened voters access to polling information.

April 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Most 2015 priorities connect to SPLOST

The 500-pound gorilla at the annual countywide planning workshop Wednesday-Friday was the upcoming renewal the county's special purpose local option sales tax.

April 28, 2014 | By Michelle K.W. Ricketson Correspondent | Local news


Planning workshop working on goals

Liberty County community leaders and elected officials met for the 23rd annual planning workshop on St. Simons Island this week. On Wednesday, about 54 people reviewed progress made on the top five goals from the 2013 workshop - BRAC, education, quality of life, SPLOST 2015 and workforce development - before deciding on 2014 goals.

April 26, 2014 | By Michelle K.W. Ricketson Correspondent | Local news


Democrats award banquet is May 3

The Liberty County Democratic Party will have its annual awards banquet Saturday, May 3, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., and the program starts at 7. The keynote speaker is Rashad Richey of CBS Radio WAOK in Atlanta.

April 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Two controlled burns on post today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is burning about 900 acres in the northwest part of the post today, according to a news release from Fort Stewart's public affairs office.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Some work downtown nearing end

The mess behind the courthouse annex in downtown Hinesville should start clearing up soon, engineer Trent Long told the Liberty County Commission Thursday.

April 23, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


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Retired deputy reports call from fake IRS agent

Retired Chatham County Sheriff's Department deputy Richard King received a phone call at his Hinesville residence he thinks the public needs to be aware ...

September 23, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Visitors bureau chief wins state honor

Liberty County Convention and Visitor's Bureau CEO Leah Poole has won the Larry Allen Tourism Leadership Award, which was recently presented by Gov. Nathan ...

September 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council takes on case of missing mallard

The disappearance of a sign at the entrance of Mallard Village and concerns over a barrier wall along Veterans Parkway were enough for residents to ...

September 22, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


School bus involved in minor fender-bender

Parents are complaining about how Long County Schools handled a bus accident Monday morning.

September 21, 2016 | Lewis Levine and Patty Leon | Local news


Buses add Walthourville routes

Liberty Transit, a public bus system in Hinesville, Flemington and Fort Stewart, officially expanded its routes into Walthourville Monday.

September 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


New stop sign at Westfield, Holmestown Road intersection

Motorists take note. There's a new stop sign at the intersection of Westfield Road and Holmestown Road.

September 19, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Appeal heard on realty company

Local real estate agent Elaine Boggs won't know until December whether her company, Elaine Boggs Realty, LLC, will be taken off the Army's ...

September 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


A lot of band instruments on way for BI, LCHS

New band instruments for the high schools are on their way. Some $500,000 worth.

September 18, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Kids get hands dirty at STEAM night

Kids enjoyed getting their hands dirty and sticky while learning the fundamentals of math and science at Liberty Elementary School's STEAM Night Thursday.

September 18, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Ribbon Cut on LCRC

After four long years of work, the Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition celebrated with a ribbon cutting Thursday morning.

September 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


County looking at food waste processing facility

The Liberty County Commissioners and the Coastal Estuary Protection Association are studying a waste handling facility planned for 2170 Sunbury Rd in Tradeport East Business ...

September 18, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Tigers win

From the opening kickoff Friday, it was clear this was going to be Bradwell Institute's night.

September 18, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Lawmaker seeing extra funding for Long projects

State Rep. Jeff Jones met with Long County Development Authority Chairman Danny Norman, Sheriff Craig Nobles and School Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters Thursday in Ludowici.

September 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway apartment complex gets OKs

Midway's city council Monday accepted changes planned for the 60-unit Live Oak Villa apartment complex and delayed approval of Phase II of the Auburn ...

September 15, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Power back on

Power has been restored to the 650 homes in east Liberty County that lost it Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Julia made itself felt.

September 14, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


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