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Long commissioners reject staggered terms

The Long County Board of Commissioners shot down a proposal Tuesday by Commissioner Clifton DeLoach to stagger upcoming terms for commissioners.

December 05, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


County deals with budget shortfall

Liberty County is $1,040,823 over budget, according to Kim McGlothlin, the county's chief financial officer.

December 05, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County honored by state for planning efforts

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs announced last month that Liberty County and six other Georgia communities have received statewide distinction in a program recognizing excellence in community planning.

December 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Alcohol sales extended until 3 a.m. Sunday in Hinesville

Hinesville City Council approved extending the sale of alcohol on Saturday nights into Sunday mornings to match the same hours that occur on Monday through Friday.

December 03, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County entities set millage rates

Hinesville and several Liberty County entities recently set their millage rates for the 2015 tax digest.

December 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hinesville gives thanks

Editor's note: This clarification will appear in Wednesday's print edition. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., and state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, were absent from the Mayor's Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 22 but were listed on the program, and a front-page article Sunday reflected that fact. Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said Tuesday that Carter and Williams were never sent invitations.

November 28, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Restaurant sanitation scores

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in October by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, visit http://dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Workshop lays out SPLOST campaign

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown recently outlined preliminary details of the proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which is planned to go before voters in November 2016.

November 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Community comes together for fallen officer

A large group of family, friends, and fellow law enforcement officers attended the funeral service Tuesday afternoon to say goodbye to Georgia Port Authority Officer, Cpl. William Solomon.

November 24, 2015 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire competition kicks off

The competitors for the third Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire are, representing Liberty County: Ed Milan; Maria Rodriquez; Jewell Landers; Beate Wickham, and for Bryant County, Jennifer Poole.

November 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Health district honors employee

Liberty County Health Department employee Johnnie Reed was recently recognized for 20 years of service to public health.

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Recovered gun causes a stir at Ludowici City Council meeting

A gun that was found during a Nov. 7 cleanup was the focus of a heated discussion at the Nov. 10 Ludowici City Council meeting.

November 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Fleming park design presented

A conceptual site design for a recreation park in Fleming was presented to the Liberty County Board of Commissioners earlier this month. The proposed design has not yet been approved by the commissioners.

November 17, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Stonehenge Drive temporarily closed

In conjunction with the 3.3-mile widening of Highway 119 in Liberty County, the contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled the temporary closure of Stonehenge Drive at Highway 119.

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Meeting tonight on Hinesville's growth

Hinesville residents can influence how the city grows at a Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Frank Long Elementary, 920 Long Frasier Drive.

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Long BoE to hold second hearing tonight on proposed millage rate increase

The second of three public hearings on a proposed millage rate increase by the Long County Board of Education will be held 6 p.m ...

September 18, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


'I figured if we're going down, we're going down together'

While many people were fleeing Hurricane Irma as it made its way toward Florida and Georgia, one woman was making her way back to Georgia ...

September 17, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Woman arrested for trying to free animals from Liberty Humane Shelter

Thinking that the staff of the Liberty Humane Shelter had evacuated the area, leaving the shelter animals behind, a woman broke into the shelter and ...

September 17, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


More things you need to know about recovering from Irma

Recovering from a storm can be confusing, what with all the information floating around.

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


VH1 reality series films in Liberty

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that a new VH1 reality TV series, Scared Famous, filmed on Hampton Island in Liberty County ...

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Agencies made sure homeless had a place to go during Irma

As thousands of area residents sought safer ground from the impending storm Irma, a smaller, but more vulnerable group – the homeless – may have been asking ...

September 14, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Debris pickup in cities only

Liberty County will not be collecting storm debris at curbside.

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


County sets Sept. 28 meeting with cities for fire protect fee

Even with Hurricane Irma looming, the Liberty County Commission Sept. 5 worked through a busy, if routine, agenda. A meeting of county officials and local ...

September 14, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Long County schools remain closed Thursday

Long County Schools will be closed Thursday, according to Dr. Robert Waters.

September 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Hurricane Irma: A timeline Aug. 31-Sept. 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma first caught the attention of Liberty and Long counties, and the rest of Coastal Georgia on Aug. 31 as it formed in the ...

September 13, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil and Patty Leon | Local news


What is next

A westward shift from early predictions kept Hurricane Irma from hitting Liberty County and Coastal Georgia harder than anticipated, but gusting winds and strong storm ...

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Officials pleased with response

Despite three in-home rescues and lots of heavy wind and rain Sunday and Monday, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said Hurricane Irma ...

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Storm takes out piece of Liberty history

While reports of damage from Hurricane Irma are sparse, the storm did claim a piece of history, the Sunbury Lodge.

September 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Hinesville city services to begin on Thursday; trash pickup schedule announced

The City of Hinesville reports that city services will begin again on Thursday with the opening of City Hall at 8 a.m.

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County curfew and evacuation order lifted

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners has lifted the mandatory evacuation order and the curfew that was put in place last night effective this morning ...

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


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