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Commission talks budget, road repairs

The Liberty County Commission received a proposed 2015 budget that is lower than the current year's spending plan Tuesday evening at its regular meeting.

June 06, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news

DNR seizes 708 lbs of illegal shrimp

Shrimp season in Coastal Georgia waters begins Tuesday, but some shrimp-boat captains don't want to wait and will risk shrimping in closed waters. According to Georgia Department of Natural Resources Capt. Doug Lewis, they may face having their shrimp confiscated by DNR rangers, as well as heavy fines and criminal charges.

June 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

School board OKs tentative $108M budget

The Liberty County Board of Education met Tuesday morning for a regularly scheduled work session. Among the agenda items were a presentation on summer professional development plans, a capital-projects plan update and a tentative budget adoption.

May 31, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news

Storm damages Long Co. business

Strong winds blew through a section of Long County on Wednesday afternoon, damaging a family owned business.

May 28, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Area public pools open

Summer is near, and the Liberty County Recreation Department has a number of events, classes and opportunities to let residents keep cool in the pool.

May 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local news

LCPC talks planning in Fleming

Fewer than a dozen Fleming residents showed up for a community-planning meeting Thursday with the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at Living Word Church of God. But those who came were not shy about voicing their concerns and preferences.

May 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Attorneys renew oaths for Law Day

Twenty-three lawyers gathered at the Liberty County Justice Center on Wednesday for an oath renewal ceremony.

May 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news

Long County getting new lawmaker

Brunswick businessman Jeff Jones defeated Tony Thaw on Tuesday to win the state House of Representatives 167th District seat, which includes portions of Long, McIntosh and Glynn counties. Unofficial results show that Jones took 55 percent of the vote (3,012 votes) to Thaw's 45 percent (2,425). Jones replaces Jeff Chapman, who ran for the U.S. House 1st District seat, which was vacated by Jack Kingston.

May 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

Bear on the loose near Midway

Authorities in Midway are searching for a wayward bear.

May 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Local news

Fleming planning meeting set for Thursday

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission will have a Fleming community-planning meeting from 5:30-

May 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Commissioners talk SPLOST, ongoing projects

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners met Thursday evening to discuss the allocation of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds and to receive updates from T.R. Long Engineering about ongoing projects throughout the county.

May 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee Staff writer | Local news

Ludowici City Hall rennovations discussed

Ludowici City Hall's recent face-lift was a topic of discussion during Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting.

May 19, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

Hinesville mayor, council recognize pastor

Before any other business was discussed during Thursday's city council meeting, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and city council members took time to say 'goodbye' to a long-time friend of the city, Pastor Richard Wright of First United Methodist Church.

May 19, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Leaders review final SPLOST list

Liberty County Board of Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown met with five Liberty county mayors Wednesday to review what was meant to be a finalized list of funds to be allocated for road and building projects if voters pass the November referendum for a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

May 19, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Adult day care center takes a step

The Liberty County Hospital Authority met briefly Tuesday afternoon to give final approval to the financing and construction of a 5,000-square-foot adult day health-care facility next to the Coastal Manor Long-Term Care nursing home in Ludowici.

May 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

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Two dead in wreck on I-95

Two people are dead following a two car accident shortly after 3 p.m. on I-95 in Liberty County. Georgia State Patrol Captain Chad Riner ...

October 17, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Debris pickup begins today for some areas

Debris pickup for much of Liberty County began today and will be conducted during three sweeps over the next 30 days, according to the county ...

October 17, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news

Small city rises in wake of storm

Salter's Field turned into a tent city for Georgia Power workers restoring power to customers in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

October 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Help still available

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County office will open after 2 p.m. Monday for those in need of help with ...

October 17, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news

Early voting has started

Early voting for the 2016 general election begins Monday. Registered voters must bring their voter's registration card and a photo ID.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

Update: Ludowici Police Chief in accident

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after the patrol car he was in was hit by ...

October 13, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

United Way, churches looking to help

Cleanup and relief efforts from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew continued Tuesday.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Picking up the pieces after the storm

Hurricane Matthew thrashed Liberty and Long counties as it made its way up the East Coast over the weekend.

October 13, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Boil water advisory in east Liberty continues

A boil water advisory has been issued for any Liberty County residents who receive water services through Water Utility Management.That company provides water through ...

October 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Fire displaces Long County family

A family of five lost their home on Old Barrington Road in Long County to a fire Tuesday morning, according to Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire ...

October 12, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Long County schools closed rest of week

Here's more fallout from Hurricane Matthew: Schools in Long County will be closed for the rest of the week, Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters announced ...

October 11, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Hinesville's pump station failure leads to sewage spill

The city of Hineville just announced a sewage spill in Peacock Creek caused by the failure of the city's master pump station Oct. 8 ...

October 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

When in doubt, throw it out

Residents facing the daunting task of cleaning up flooded homes and wondering whether high water or power outages have ruined their food can follow a ...

October 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Teen Summit focuses on right choices

The best way to act when you encounter a police officer is to be nice and follow their instructions.

October 07, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Shelter in place order issued

Liberty County officials have now issued a shelter in place order for residents who did not evacuate.

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

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