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Equipment vandalized in Long Co.

A motor grader in Long County sustained substantial damage in a vandalism incident late last week.

October 10, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


County OKs paving bids, bill-pay plan

The Liberty County Commission on Tuesday approved $888,176 in paving-project bids and authorized the finance department to enroll in a bill-pay system that could bring in revenue.

October 08, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Apartment fire displaces families

Several families have been displaced by a fire in a downtown Hinesville apartment complex Thursday morning.

October 06, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local news


Access granted at Long Co. cemetery

The Long County Commission recently resolved an issue concerning public access to a family cemetery.

October 06, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Saucy barbecue, blues served up

The delectable smell of perfectly smoked and sauced pork, ribs and chicken lured area residents to downtown Hinesville on Saturday evening, where the ninth annual Blues & BBQ festival ran from 5-11:30 p.m. in the Liberty County Justice Center parking lot on M.L. King Jr. Drive.

October 05, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news


LCDA: Annual tax revenue up so far

Though the budget for its 2012 fiscal year was adopted in July, Liberty County Development Authority board members gave the August financial statement close scrutiny during a Monday meeting.

October 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


City, residents to discuss change in Christmas tree lights

For one group of residents, it's not too soon to start planning for the Christmas holidays, including procuring colored lights for Hinesville's live Christmas tree in Bradwell Park.

October 04, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Hinesville city officials continue budgeting process

City officials continue to whittle down a proposed budget for fiscal year 2012. City council members met with city administrators and several department heads Thursday for another all-day budget workshop.

October 03, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


GBI investigates Ludowici for alleged ethics violations

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed last week that the city of Ludowici formally is being investigated.

October 03, 2011 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Ludowici mayoral candidates speak out

James F. Fuller:

October 01, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fall weather arriving this evening?

ATLANTA - A cold front is expected to sweep across Georgia Friday, bringing much cooler temperatures.

September 30, 2011 | Associated Press | Local news


Grocery giveaway a success

A scene familiar in third-world countries is being played out right here in Liberty County. Local residents are going hungry. Scores of people, some elderly and infirm, some mothers with young children, lined up to receive bagged groceries during a mobile food pantry Thursday in Midway.

September 30, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


County tax digest late this year

Liberty County, along with other counties across Georgia, has missed the state's Aug. 1 tax digest submission deadline due, in part, to a new tax law, Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones said. Jones said the tax assessor's office is responsible for preparing and taking the digest to Atlanta for submittal.

September 28, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Historic Bacon house demolished

Growing up, Perry Neely always loved traveling from Miami to spend summers visiting with his cousins at MayMay's house in Hinesville.

September 28, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Family remembers Lori Arrowood

For Midway resident Kris Elliott, the number 25 will always be a somber reminder of tragedy.

September 26, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Not registering to vote doesn't preclude jury duty

One does not have to vote to be called for jury duty, according to Liberty County Clerk of Superior Court F. Barry Wilkes.

March 27, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Former Liberty Commissioner Carl Johnson dies

March 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Eyesores abound

Local government leaders say more needs to be done to enhance Liberty County's appearance in order to entice a greater number of visitors and convince potential residents and businesses to settle here.

March 26, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge and Randy C. Murray Courier staff writers | Local news


$10M loan for work on sewage plant

Hinesville has received a $10 million, low-interest loan to pay for upgrades to its sewage treatment plant on Fort Stewart, according the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

March 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Longtime building official, sports ref dies

March 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Council has light agenda; much discussion

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting included only 15 agenda items, but public comments and reports from the council, mayor and city manager made for a full afternoon.

March 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Rural water system to be completed by fall

The county's new rural water system is on track and could go online as early as September, Liberty County commissioners learned Thursday.

March 24, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


City pulls club's licenses

Following a "show-cause" hearing Thursday, the Hinesville City Council revoked the alcohol and business licenses of Island Vybez at 728 E. Oglethorpe Highway.

March 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former HPD officer may sue Savannah department

Another Chatham County Police officer is sending a letter saying she plans to sue the department.

March 22, 2014 | www.wtoc.com | Local news


LCPC rezones 4 acres for Griffin Park

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved rezoning a 4.17-acre residential tract in an unincorporated area of the county and then agreed it should be annexed it into the city of Hinesville.

March 21, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Former superintendent sanctioned

Former Liberty County School System Superintendent Steve Wilmoth recently was sanctioned by the Missouri Ethics Commission for getting paid to promote an Ombudsman program while employed as the superintendent of the Seneca School District in Missouri.

March 21, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Fate of new I-95 interchange up to Congress

Work on the proposed interchange at I-95 and Belfast Siding Road could begin as early as the summer of 2017 - or then again, maybe not.

March 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Long Co. sets 2014-15 calender, honors teachers

The Long County Board of Education had several items on the agenda last week, including approval of the 2014-15 school calendar. Special-education teachers of the year also were recognized.

March 20, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Only educators running for school board

Four former teachers and one Chatham County assistant principal are running to fill three board seats and the chairman's spot on the Liberty County Board of Education.

March 20, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Camp Aloha aims to help, support grieving kids

Children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past 24 months are invited to attend a weekend overnight camp organized by nonprofit Hospice Savannah's Full Circle bereavement staff and volunteers.

March 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


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