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Area teen hospitalized after snake bite

A Richmond Hill teen has been released from the hospital after he was bitten by a snake last Tuesday near Daniel Siding Loop Road.

March 29, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Long Co. gears up for Easter weekend

Next Sunday, children will sport their finest Easter outfits and head to church with their families after digging through baskets filled with goodies. Some may even search for eggs that the Easter Bunny has hidden around their yards.

March 29, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


SGMS, LFMS named ‘focus schools’

With a new education evaluation system moving into place in light of the Georgia waiver from No Child Left Behind standards, two Liberty County schools have been named "focus schools."

March 28, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Eleven Black Men celebrate at banquet

Eleven Black Men of Liberty County held its 18th annual banquet Saturday on Fort Stewart, where the group honored its eight middle- and high-school aged members for their achievements.

March 28, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Buffalo roam in Coastal Ga.

The old folk song laments, "Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam."

March 28, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Lumpkin arraigned in Long Co.

Kenneth Lumpkin, a former Liberty County corrections officer, formally was arraigned in Long County Superior Court on Tuesday morning before Superior Court Judge C. Paul Rose.

March 28, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Landowners eligible for land-conservation money

Congress has made available millions of dollars to pay Georgia landowners who agree not to use their land for the development of subdivisions.

March 24, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Long Co. Commission chairman speaks to chamber

Long County Commission Chairman Bobby Walker spoke to members of the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday at its March meeting.

March 24, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Rising fertilizer, fuel costs hurting Georgia farmers

Those who recently have done gardening or lawn maintenance probably have noticed the price of fertilizer has increased exponentially.

March 23, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Test scores jump for students with disabilities

Test scores for Liberty County School System students with disabilities increased considerably in the 2010-11 school year, according to data released last week.

March 23, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Sticker creator: No harm was meant

A Long County couple catching fire for an anti-President Barack Obama bumper sticker sold on their website wants to clear the air, while local political leaders say the message is unpatriotic, racist and a blight to the area.

March 23, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Deal declares March 6 as Downtown Day

ATLANTA - Approximately 30 members of the Georgia Downtown Association, including Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Vicki Davis, gathered recently at the state Capitol to join Gov. Nathan Deal in proclaiming March 6, 2012, as Downtown Day in Georgia.

March 22, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Sing-out raises money for Relay for Life

A gospel sing-out last weekend in Ludowici raised more than $500 to fight cancer.

March 22, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Downtown authority explains parking plan

Parking concerns in downtown Hinesville mostly are an issue of perception, Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Vicki Davis said.

March 22, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Logo contest calls on teens’ creativity

A local nonprofit organization is calling on teens to get involved in the community - but rather than asking for funds, it's seeking creativity.

March 21, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | 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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