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Residents buzzing about mosquitoes

Anyone who's been outside longer than it takes to walk from a car to a building knows that mosquitoes are worse than normal this year.

April 06, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray and Danielle Hipps The Coastal Courier | Local news


LCDA to pay $61K for ex-tenant’s taxes

The Liberty County Development Authority voted Monday to pay $61,000 in taxes assessed in 2007, 2008 and 2009 on property with unclear ownership.

April 04, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Retail development, beautification top priorities

While the pending transportation tax referendum was dubbed the No. 1 priority last during last week's Liberty County-wide Planning Workshop at St. Simons Island, leaders made it clear that quality of life also is a major concern.

April 04, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Overhaul of jury system in July will expand local jury pool

A major overhaul this summer of Georgia's jury system will expand the local jury pool to include every citizen who legally is eligible.

April 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Long Co. Commission talks range expansion

The Long County Commission reinforced its stance concerning reimbursement for the proposed Townsend Bombing Range expansion at its recent meeting.

April 03, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


VA clinic advancing, loose ends remain

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Liberty County leaders heard an update Thursday on the long-elusive and largely anticipated Hinesville VA clinic project during the Liberty County Planning Workshop on St. Simons Island.

April 02, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


TIA referendum support top seed for county groups

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - After entity updates and presentations on education, military issues, health and the Transportation Investment Act referendum, participants at the Liberty County-wide Planning Workshop identified priority issues Thursday.

April 02, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


We all scream for ice cream

Sara Taylor, pre-kindergarten teacher with Liberty County Pre-K Center and a top 10 finalist for the 2013 Georgia Teacher of the Year, got a sweet surprise Thursday afternoon.

April 02, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former ‘Guardians’ president arrested for fraud

The former leader of a Savannah-area nonprofit recent was arrested, and he is accused of using the charity's funds for personal expenses.

April 02, 2012 | By Tuquyen Mach Courtesy of WSAV-TV | Local news


Locals hold rally for Trayvon Martin

A case involving the death of an unarmed Florida teenager that has gripped the nation for the past several weeks now has taken root in Hinesville.

April 02, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway opens new city hall

The city of Midway hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration March 5 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

March 31, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


FCC radio mandate triggers school-system shift

To comply with an FCC regulation that requires all public safety and industrial communications to convert their radios to digital format, the Liberty County Board of Education voted Tuesday to build its own private network.

March 31, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


County-wide planning workshop under way

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The 2012 Liberty County Planning Workshop started Wednesday on St. Simons Island with about 45 participants.

March 30, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Leaders get ‘economic engine’ update

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - While the topic of military base realignment and closures never is entirely off the table, leaders provided news during Wednesday's Liberty County Planning Workshop that indicates Fort Stewart likely is safe for now.

March 30, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Pilot’s behavior baffles associates

Area residents reacted with surprise upon hearing the news that Richmond Hill resident and JetBlue Airlines captain Clayton Osbon's erratic behavior Tuesday forced an emergency landing of the plane he was piloting.

March 30, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


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Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Submit your questions about SPLOST

In the upcoming 2015 election, Liberty County wants to put the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) back on the ballot after a measure to renew it was defeated in last year's midterm election. The tax officially expired March 31, meaning the sales tax in Liberty County is now 6 percent, 1 percent lower than surrounding counties.

April 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


Convict re-entry program nearly ready

Faith-based groups, businesses and members of the public from eastern Liberty County had a chance to learn about a proposed prison re-entry program during a meeting Monday at Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway.

April 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County receives CVB spending plan

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect a correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received the fiscal-year 2016 budget for the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau earlier this month. An article on page 10A Wednesday incorrectly stated that the commissioners approved the budget, but the CVB's board approves its own spending plan. The commissioners simply received a copy of the budget.

April 14, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


An administrator in Long County?

Long County commissioners recently discussed the possibility of hiring a county administrator in the future.

April 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Liberty County NAACP seeks partnership between community, police

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP recently held what was widely viewed as a successful, well-attended Community Policing Awareness forum.

April 11, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Sister city delegation visits Hinesville

A delegation from Hinesville's sister city in China visited the area to explore economic, cultural and educational opportunities.

April 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Texas man charged with lewd conduct with child

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man suspected of lewd conduct with a child after asking the public's help in identifying him.

April 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Man charged with allowing boy, 13, to drive car that wrecked

A 20-year-old man has been charged with allowing a 13-year-old boy to drive a car that led to a wreck and serious injuries, police said.

April 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


HDDA partners meeting discusses new initiatives

A Hinesville Downtown Development Authority meeting Wednesday morning focused on attracting business to area.

April 08, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville veteran keeps breaking down barriers

Dollie Goldman has been breaking down social barriers for more than 50 years.

April 07, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Midway bake sale supports American Legion

Heather Brannon, owner of the Cattail Crossing Shopping Center in Midway, believes in supporting veterans.

April 07, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Agencies state their financial cases

Several Liberty County agencies requested larger budget allotments during a daylong Liberty County commissioners meeting Thursday.

April 07, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Man suspected of lewd conduct with child

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is looking for the public's assistance in identifying the man in these photographs for questioning concerning an allegation of a lewd incident involving a child.

April 07, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Courier wants your photographs

Do you have a camera? Do you post oodles of photos on Facebook yet yearn for something more?

April 07, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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