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County OKs bonds for Holmestown-Screven water system

The Liberty County commissioners Tuesday approved issuing a revenue bond for $1.04 million for the construction of a rural water system in the Holmestown-Screven Fork area.

November 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long County closer to limiting guns near homes

An ordinance to limit how close weapons could be fired to homes in Long County got its first reading before the county commission this week.

November 11, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Few attend first city tax hearings

Hinesville held two of three required public hearings Thursday on changing the city's property tax millage.

November 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long officials questioned

The Long County Commission meeting attendees on Tuesday drilled commissioners with questions. Patricia Smith-Johnson, Vanessa Cunningham and former Commission Chairman Bobby Walker peppered the panel with inquiries ranging from cellphone usage to recent hirings.

November 08, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


RH woman dies in Wednesday crash

A 30-year-old Richmond Hill woman was killed Wednesday night in a vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 80 East near Prather Road, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said Thursday.

November 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


RH developer wins council seat there

Richmond Hill developer Johnny Murphy said he's used to helping candidates run for office. Tuesday, Murphy won his first race as a candidate by ousting incumbent Van Hunter to win the Post 1 seat in the city's only contested race.

November 07, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Manager says city taxes not going up

City Manager Billy Edwards said a news release issued by the city in accordance with Georgia law and printed in the Courier's Oct. 30 issue has created a lot of unnecessary concern and negative comments.

November 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Council will now decide Sunday alcohol sales

Westside voters said no to annexation Tuesday. Of 109 votes cast in two precincts, six voted yes and 103 voted no. For the referendum for Sunday package sales of alcohol, 298 Hinesville voters cast their votes, with 190 voting for the referendum and 108 voting no.

November 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Slow voting re-elects Midway incumbents

Midway voters Tuesday re-elected Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington and incumbent council members Curtes Roberts Sr., Mayor Pro-tem Levern Clancy Jr. and Melice Gerace. Stanley Brown Sr. will be sworn in when outgoing council member Terry Doyle's term is up at the end of the calendar year. Midway's mayor and council serve four-year terms.

November 06, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Sunday alcohol sales referendum passes

For the referendum for Sunday package sales of alcohol, 298 Hinesville voters cast their votes, with 190 voting for the referendum and 108 voting no. Westside voters said no to annexation Tuesday. Of 109 votes cast in two precincts, six voted yes and 103 voted no.

November 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Public views parkway master plan

Hinesville residents who live or own property along Veterans Parkway were able to see the final draft of the master plan for the Veterans Parkway Overlay District on Tuesday at city hall.

November 04, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Board attendance policy weighed

A committee formed by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday to consider amending an attendance policy that affects those appointed to serve on locally created county boards.

November 01, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


City is proposing tax hike

The city of Hinesville on Monday announced its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 3.49 percentage over the rollback millage rate.

October 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


School board hires art center coordinator

The Liberty County Board of Education agreed during last week's work session to contract a coordinator to oversee the Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center.

October 28, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Retired Educator Day set in Long County

The Long County Commission had a full plate at its Oct. 8 meeting. Here are some updates to key items of business that were discussed and acted on at that meeting.

October 26, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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Long County to hire administrator

Members of the Long County Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday to hire a county administrator and signed a resolution that could lead to stagger terms of ...

February 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Ossabaw Foundation names director emeritus

OSSABAW ISLAND - Dr. Paul M. Pressly has been named director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance by the Ossabaw Island Foundation Board of Trustees.

February 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


'Hatchet man of Hinesville' arrested again

Five months after being released from a 20 year prison sentence on an assault conviction, Calvin Leon Nelson was arrested this week in Long County ...

February 10, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCDA OKs temporary offices for growing industry in Tradeport East

Continued expansion of an industry in the Liberty County Development Authority's Tradeport East Business Park has led the authority to approve temporary modular buildings ...

February 09, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Coast Guard rescues fishing boat crew off St. Catherine's

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen Tuesday after the fishing vessel they were on caught fire 1 mile east of St. Catherines Island ...

February 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Storm spotters keep NWS updated

Some Liberty County residents got a head start on Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which started Monday.

February 08, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Historian inspired by Liberty-born escaped slave turned activist

"I am a champion of Susie King Taylor."

February 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


City amends zoning rule to carry over 'grandfathered' uses

Hinesville properties that have been grandfathered in can now keep their zoning when sold, thanks to an amendment of the city's zoning ordinances.

February 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Banker: Bids to LCSS were proper

James Rogers, market president of Ameris Bank in Hinesville, said the bank obeyed the letter of the law and Liberty County School Board policy when ...

February 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Ameris Bank says there was no impropriety in bid process

James Rogers, market president of Ameris Bank in Hinesville, said the bank obeyed the letter of the law and Liberty County School Board policy when ...

February 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Contract for highway work on Stewart approved

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation has contracted three projects in Senate District 19, according to Sen. Blake Tillery, R–Vidalia, whose district covers all ...

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Water pressure on Airport Road lowered

Water customers near Airport Road will have lower water pressure due to renovations.

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Detour in Walthourville this weekend

At the request of CSX Railroad, the Georgia DOT is planning a three-day road closure in conjunction with railroad crossing improvements on Highway 119 in ...

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Re-entry group needs more housing

The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition is seeking reentry housing partners to help them serve recently released and paroled prisoners who return to the Liberty County ...

February 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Man pays $460 restitution in dog case

The man who took responsibility for an accident that killed a family's pet dog in December has paid restitution.

February 05, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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