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Dept. of community development marks fair housing month

The Hinesville Community Development Department is celebrating April as Fair Housing Month to commemorate the passage of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 - the Federal Fair Housing Law - and raise awareness about fair housing.

April 19, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Dental group gives $1,500 to Rotary scholarship

The founder of a Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry dental group presented the Hinesville Rotary Club with $1,500 toward its 2012 high school scholarships Tuesday.

April 18, 2012 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


North Georgia city extends moratorium on telecom fee

A North Georgia city last week extended a moratorium on its own communication tower and antenna site registration and renewal fee in response to pending litigation in Liberty County.

April 18, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Saddle up for summer fun

According to YMCA's website, summer camps help kids stay active, seek adventure and establish independence. The YMCA is not the only organization offering summer camp opportunities, however.

April 18, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Superintendent denies rumors

The Liberty County School System superintendent wants to clear the air: She insists rumors circulating about her driving record and employment status are false.

April 18, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Downtown farmers market season opening

The Hinesville downtown farmers market will open its third regular season Thursday, May 3, on Commerce Street and in Bradwell Park.

April 17, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


MCRA board postpones management move

Though the MidCoast Regional Airport currently is on a month-to-month agreement with its management company, the MCRA Local Joint Management Board members on Friday requested more information before they vote on whether to continue the relationship.

April 17, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Anglers compete to land ‘the big one’

"Whoop!" The single-word utterance of an excited fisherman echoed across Fort Stewart's Metz Pond on Saturday morning. Someone caught a "whooper," a fish so big it causes the angler who catches it to shout "whoop!"

April 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Luncheon raises funds for Fraser Center

Supporters of the Fraser Counseling Center and the Mary Lou Fraser Foundation for Families gathered Wednesday at the Liberty County YMCA gymnasium to celebrate the center's mission.

April 16, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville student injured in hit-and-run

A 4-year-old Liberty County preschool student was struck and injured Thursday afternoon while crossing a Hinesville street after exiting his school bus.

April 16, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Tide Idol showcases students’ skills

The 2012 Blue Tide Idol talent competition allowed Long County High School students to showcase their singing skills April 6.

April 14, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Graduation rates fall under new rules

The Georgia Department of Education on Tuesday released a new, four-year public high school graduation rate of 67.4 percent statewide, down from 80.9 percent under the previous calculation.

April 13, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


BI security system work bids inadequate, new deadline set

A light agenda and few speakers kept Tuesday night's Liberty County Board of Education meeting brief.

April 13, 2012 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


A groundbreaking moment

After months of value-engineering and contract negotiations, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners broke ground Wednesday at the future East End Community Complex.

April 13, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


CRC hears propane presentation

The Coastal Regional Commission heard a special presentation about alternative fuels during its April meeting Wednesday at Richmond Hill City Center.

April 13, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | 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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