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Fire protection is BoC’s top priority

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners identified fire protection as its No. 1 priority for the current year during a retreat Friday.

March 12, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Local option sales tax revenues up in '11

For a second year in a row, Hinesville's local option sales tax revenues have increased following a major decrease in revenues two years ago, according to data provided by Hinesville Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon.

March 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Local option sales tax revenues up in '11

For a second year in a row, Hinesville's local option sales tax revenues have increased following a major decrease in revenues two years ago, according to data provided by Hinesville Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon.

March 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Suspect arrested again for meth

For the second time in less than six months, a Gum Branch woman has been arrested for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine. Virginia Burke, who also was arrested last October during a meth bust, again was apprehended Thursday for allegedly manufacturing the narcotic at a home on Bradley Lane in Gum Branch.

March 12, 2012 | Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Margaret Martin dies

March 12, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County commission OKs historical society lease request

On Tuesday, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners approved a request from the Liberty County Historical Society similar to its current lease agreement with the Hinesville Area Arts Council.

March 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Students, teachers earn honors

Students and teachers in the Long County school system recently were recognized for their achievements.

March 11, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Play kicks off Manna House campaign tonight

Love-It Productions will stage an encore of the play "With My Spiritual Eyes I Can See" at 6 p.m. tonight at Bethesda Church, 116 Patriots Trail in Hinesville.

March 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Homestead exemption deadline is April 1

Liberty County residents who wish to file a homestead exemption for the 2012 tax year have until April 1 to do so, according to tax commissioner Virgil Jones.

March 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Obama, Gingrich lead pack in Liberty

While about one-third of Liberty County voters went blue in Tuesday's Presidential Preference Primary, the rest opted for various shades of red.

March 09, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Students rock robotics

Agent 4 isn't quite human, but it's got some human attributes: It can talk, it has eyes and it can move according to commands.

March 09, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Kiss-A-Pig officially under way

Befitting this year's theme, "Sowvivor Lowcountry," teams participating in the American Diabetes Association's 20th annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign braved tornadoes and thunderstorms Saturday to make it to the official campaign launch in Savannah.

March 07, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCCA construction is on track

While the Liberty College and Career Academy program is under way at Bradwell Institute, CEO Tom Alexander told the board of education last week that LCCA students and teachers should be in their new space at the beginning of next school year.

March 07, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Few weigh in on primary

Aside from national media coverage and stickers that say, "I'm a Georgia Voter," the average Joe had little indication that Tuesday was a major day in the 2012 Republican race.

March 07, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Gingrich carries Liberty, Long, state

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich carried Liberty and Long counties, as well as the state as a whole in Tuesday's Republican presidential primary, according to preliminary results on file with the secretary of state's office.

March 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


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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


Long County commissioner raises discrimination concerns in roads department

An otherwise-routine employment process with the Long County roads department has received the attention of the county commissioner responsible for that department.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Tornado watch, freeze watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Liberty, Long, Bryan, Wayne, Chatham and most of eastern Georgia until 6 p.m. today.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Kesslers students join record attempt at cup stacking

About 175 students at Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School attempted a world record in cup stacking Thursday.

November 14, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City millage rate increasing by up to .94 mills

After more than an hour and a half debate Thursday over possible cuts to make up a $1.3 million budget deficit, city leaders conceded they have to increase the property taxes by .94 of a mill, though maybe less.

November 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


World War II veteran returns to Fort Stewart

In 1943, Sgt. Frank Moore was a soldier with the Army's 4th Infantry Division, XII Corps. As he and his unit prepared for the Allied invasion at Normandy, he spent a summer in Coastal Georgia, sleeping in the fields of Camp Stewart.

November 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


MidCoast moves forward with runway extension

The Local Joint Management Board of the MidCoast Regional Airport met Thursday to discuss plans for the runway-extension project, among other business.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council plans to tackle new budget with SPLOST failure

Failure of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to pass in last week's election was hardly mentioned until the end of Thursday's city council meeting.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commissioners preparing to resume budget talks

As part of his administrative report to Liberty County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday night's meeting, County Administrator Joey Brown advised commissioners they'd have to talk about the county's budget at the next meeting if the referendum for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax did not pass.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


UPDATE: County assessing SPLOST failure

Liberty County voters on Tuesday decided that they did not want to see another round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The referendum to approve another six-year SPLOST period failed in a race that came down to a difference of 90 votes.

November 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty votes down SPLOST

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum proved to be the race to watch Tuesday night, as Liberty County voters nearly were split down the middle on whether or not the 1 percent sales tax would see another six-year term in the county.

November 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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