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Retreat aims at city goals and priorities

City Manager Billy Edwards said he, Mayor Jim Thomas, city council members, Assistant City Manager Kenneth Howard and City Attorney Linnie Darden will be among the leaders attending the annual planning workshop July 18-21 at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

July 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Ballance, Rogers two of four up for Long County sheriff

Today's Long County election preview focuses on the sheriff's race. The first part of the preview looks at challengers Darrell Ballance and James E. Rogers. The second part of the preview will run Friday and look at challenger Frank McClelland Jr. and incumbent Craig Nobles.

July 12, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Working through the heat

Today's forecast predicts temperatures will be down slightly from what they've been in recent days, but that's little comfort for people whose jobs put them outside most of the time.

July 10, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


TSPLOST gets airings

Two opportunities to learn more about TSPLOST and voice opinions on it are coming up in Liberty County.

July 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Incumbent Shaw takes on challenger Long in 2nd District

Today's Long County election preview focuses on the 2nd District commissioner's race between incumbent Wallace Shaw and challenger Robert Long. Each candidate was given the same questions.

July 10, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Walthourville councilwoman elected to GMA board

SAVANNAH - Walthourville City Councilwoman Luciria Lovette was elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the its annual meeting on June 25.

July 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Electrical short suspected of starting house fire

An electrical short is suspected to have started a fire early Thursday that displaced some Walthourville residents.

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


Authority replanting trees to keep value up

The Liberty County Development Authority on Friday approved spending $172,215 for reforestation at its Tradeport East and West business centers.

July 07, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Animal rescue caravan stopping here

Grace, a dog that became a symbol of resilience when it survived a Liberty County gas chamber and inspired the Georgia General Assembly to outlaw chamber euthanasia in 2010, will return to the area this week.

July 07, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Soldier hospitalized after stabbing

A pregnant soldier was hospitalized with stab wounds after being asked to break up a fight between a teenager and her roommate.

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


Fifth District commission race between Walker and Gordon

Today's Long County election preview focuses on the 5th District commissioner's race between incumbent Robert Walker and challenger Dwight Gordon. Each candidate was given the same questions.

July 06, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Coastal grants for Cay Creek, septic tank count

In addition to the Cattle Hammock marina planning, two other area projects have received federal coastal incentive grants.

July 05, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Soldiers get party for U.S. birthday

Fort Stewart celebrated America's 236th birthday Wednesday with a day-long party that began at Newman Field with a show, rides, games and food and ended at Donovan Field with a concert and fireworks.

July 05, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


County OKs downtown mural design

An abstract Hinesville Area Arts Council mural depicting a live oak tree and shrimp boat received the county's blessing Tuesday.

July 05, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fire destroys home

A Walthourville family lost their home in an early Thursday fire, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracy McFadden.

July 05, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Despite surgery, former deputy improving

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority police officer, continues to make progress in his road to recovery after being struck by a tractor-trailer March 2.

April 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Locals at St. Simons retreat

County and city leaders have gathered on St. Simons Island for the annual county-wide planning workshop to discuss initiatives, community issues and updates on topics from last year's meeting. Jeff Ricketson, executive director of Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, opened the meeting by having everyone sharing what makes them Liberty County-proud.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Mayor has resident escorted from meeting

Hinesville resident Joe Stuart has spoken directly to City Council on numerous occasions during the public-comment portion of its twice-monthly meetings.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Public voice opinions on proposed pipeline

An estimated 200 people attended a public meeting on a proposed pipeline at the Richmond Hill city center Tuesday to hear information and voice their opinions. Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore from Kinder Morgan, the company proposing the pipeline, gave a 10-minute speech about its proposal and the reasoning behind placing a pipeline along the coast of Georgia, including Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

April 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


911 operators in spotlight for week

Dispatchers in Liberty County's 911 center spend hours in front of computer monitors in a dimly-lit, windowless room fielding calls that they don't know whether they'll be about a noise complaint or a shooting.

April 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Roads, repairs dominate Long Co. meeting

Roads dominated much of the Long County Commission meeting on April 7.

April 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty Transit to offer free rides for Earth Day

The Liberty Transit public transportation system will offer free rides Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County officer’s quick response cited

It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Kirk Center loses United Way funding

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten` Correspondent | Local news


Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Submit your questions about SPLOST

In the upcoming 2015 election, Liberty County wants to put the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) back on the ballot after a measure to renew it was defeated in last year's midterm election. The tax officially expired March 31, meaning the sales tax in Liberty County is now 6 percent, 1 percent lower than surrounding counties.

April 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


Convict re-entry program nearly ready

Faith-based groups, businesses and members of the public from eastern Liberty County had a chance to learn about a proposed prison re-entry program during a meeting Monday at Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway.

April 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County receives CVB spending plan

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect a correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received the fiscal-year 2016 budget for the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau earlier this month. An article on page 10A Wednesday incorrectly stated that the commissioners approved the budget, but the CVB's board approves its own spending plan. The commissioners simply received a copy of the budget.

April 14, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


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