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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


Celebrating St. Pat’s Day

Saturday brought out people by the thousands to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

March 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Spring's yard warriors prepare for summer

Spring is here, and Liberty County residents are busy preparing their yards and flower gardens for a long, hot summer.

March 21, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Howard accepts plea agreement

In a surprising turn of events, what was expected to be a weeklong trial ended abruptly when murder suspect Jason Howard suddenly accepted a deal in exchange for pleading guilty to two counts of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the 2004 deaths of his mother and stepfather, Mildred and Jewel Cleveland, in their Gum Branch home.

March 20, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Airport board approves facilities use request

The civilian joint-management board that governs MidCoast Regional Airport met Wednesday to discuss a facilities use request.

March 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Walker Middle School plants tree

Several Walker Middle School students and teachers recently celebrated Arbor Day by planting a red maple tree on the school's campus.

March 20, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoC audit for FY-11 indicates ‘good year’

The Liberty County audit for fiscal year 2011 showed that financial statements "present fairly" and indicate "a good year," according to auditor Wade Sansbury.

March 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Bradwell Park re-design concept plan gets nod

After hearing about and making decisions on a full schedule of action items at Thursday's meeting, the Hinesville City Council reviewed the redesign concept plan for Bradwell Park.

March 19, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty gets $30,000 care grant

The Coastal Georgia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Thursday that the Liberty County Health Department is among its eight recipients for 2012 grant awards.

March 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Two local girls in Savannah's St. Patrick's parade

Two local girls will represent Hinesville and Long County in Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah.

March 17, 2012 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


'Land of White Oak' beckons visitors

The site of Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park by Blakely near the Alabama border was occupied by Native Americans more than 2,000 years ago.

March 17, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


BoE OKs AP exam payment

A new Liberty County Board of Education fund allocation will allow more high school students to take tests that could earn them credit for college classes.

March 16, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici council will participate in training

A proposal to have council members attend Government Municipal Association training was among the items discussed during Tuesday's Ludowici City Council's meeting.

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


Local children give and receive

When First Presbyterian Christian Academy sophomore Kelsey Higgason was younger, she awoke once a year to find a colorful, treat-filled basket waiting outside her door to mark Easter Sunday.

March 16, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Historic horses on post

The Budweiser clydesdales and their drivers gallop through the parking lot at the Main Post Exchange on Fort Stewart around noon Wednesday.

March 16, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | 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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