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Long commissioners reject staggered terms

The Long County Board of Commissioners shot down a proposal Tuesday by Commissioner Clifton DeLoach to stagger upcoming terms for commissioners.

December 05, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


County deals with budget shortfall

Liberty County is $1,040,823 over budget, according to Kim McGlothlin, the county's chief financial officer.

December 05, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County honored by state for planning efforts

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs announced last month that Liberty County and six other Georgia communities have received statewide distinction in a program recognizing excellence in community planning.

December 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Alcohol sales extended until 3 a.m. Sunday in Hinesville

Hinesville City Council approved extending the sale of alcohol on Saturday nights into Sunday mornings to match the same hours that occur on Monday through Friday.

December 03, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County entities set millage rates

Hinesville and several Liberty County entities recently set their millage rates for the 2015 tax digest.

December 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hinesville gives thanks

Editor's note: This clarification will appear in Wednesday's print edition. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., and state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, were absent from the Mayor's Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 22 but were listed on the program, and a front-page article Sunday reflected that fact. Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said Tuesday that Carter and Williams were never sent invitations.

November 28, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Restaurant sanitation scores

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in October by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, visit http://dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Workshop lays out SPLOST campaign

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown recently outlined preliminary details of the proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which is planned to go before voters in November 2016.

November 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Community comes together for fallen officer

A large group of family, friends, and fellow law enforcement officers attended the funeral service Tuesday afternoon to say goodbye to Georgia Port Authority Officer, Cpl. William Solomon.

November 24, 2015 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire competition kicks off

The competitors for the third Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire are, representing Liberty County: Ed Milan; Maria Rodriquez; Jewell Landers; Beate Wickham, and for Bryant County, Jennifer Poole.

November 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Health district honors employee

Liberty County Health Department employee Johnnie Reed was recently recognized for 20 years of service to public health.

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Recovered gun causes a stir at Ludowici City Council meeting

A gun that was found during a Nov. 7 cleanup was the focus of a heated discussion at the Nov. 10 Ludowici City Council meeting.

November 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Fleming park design presented

A conceptual site design for a recreation park in Fleming was presented to the Liberty County Board of Commissioners earlier this month. The proposed design has not yet been approved by the commissioners.

November 17, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Stonehenge Drive temporarily closed

In conjunction with the 3.3-mile widening of Highway 119 in Liberty County, the contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled the temporary closure of Stonehenge Drive at Highway 119.

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Meeting tonight on Hinesville's growth

Hinesville residents can influence how the city grows at a Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Frank Long Elementary, 920 Long Frasier Drive.

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Nine candidates seeking six Flemington seats

All six seats on the Flemington City Council are up for election, and five incumbents and four new candidates are running for them.

October 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Steve Mullice dies

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway has five seeking four city council seats

There are five people, including the outgoing mayor, running for the four seats on the Midway City Council.

October 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Visitors bureau to review events at public meeting

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will have its bi-monthly board meeting on at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at 208 E. Court St ...

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Vigil for teen held Friday

A candlelight vigil was held at Bradwell Institute Friday night for a 13-year-old Snelson-Golden Middle School student who died Tuesday.

October 15, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hawkins running unopposed for Flemington mayor's seat

Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin is not seeking re-election. Flemington Mayor Pro-Tem Paul Hawkins is running unopposed.

October 15, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Two running for Midway mayor's seat

After serving two terms, Midway Mayor Dr. Clementine Washington can't run for the same seat again.

October 15, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Banker running in Midway race

Businessman and Georgia Incentive Community Housing Program representative T. Gerald Lee is running for a seat on the Midway City Council.

October 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Applebee’s to host hiring event for 50 positions

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar on Monday, Oct. 16, will hold open interviews at three locations across the Savannah area for 50 immediate positions ...

October 13, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Bryant Commons to close for renovations

Bryant Commons park will be closed to the public for renovations Oct. 23-27. The park will reopen to visitors at dawn on Oct. 28.

October 13, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Family of teen asks community to pray, respect their wishes

The family of a 13-year-old Snelson-Golden student who died Tuesday is asking the community to "respect the wishes of our family now in our time ...

October 12, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Mom: Bullying must stop

Hinesville police are investigating the death of a 13-year-old Snelson-Golden Middle School student, and a woman claims the girl committed suicide because of bullying.

October 12, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Housing Authority solves immediate housing need

A local family has a new place to call home after complaints were made regarding conditions of some rental properties in Hinesville.

October 11, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Sunbury ramp to reopen soon

The Sunbury boat ramp is expected to reopen soon.

October 11, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Soldier hit while riding bicycle on Fort Stewart

A Fort Stewart noncommissioned officer with a wife and three children was killed Monday when the bicycle he was riding on Highway 119 was hit ...

October 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


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