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$1M winning lottery ticket sold in Ludowici

ATLANTA - A Tattnall County tree surgeon recently won $1 million from the Georgia Lottery. Jonathan Hilliard of Collins won his prize playing the instant game Georgia Lottery Black.

July 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Riders invited to sound off on bus system

If you have an opinion on Hinesville's Liberty Transit bus system, now is the time to express it. City officials and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission are accepting public comment on proposed changes to existing bus routes through Aug. 8.

July 13, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Comments sought on bus system

Liberty Transit is considering changing its bus system in and around Hinesville and asking for the public's opinion on how it could be changed.

July 12, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


City and state draw closer to redistricting

Like many cities across the United States, Hinesville is drawing closer to establishing new voting districts.

July 12, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


United Way weighs funding applications carefully

Local nonprofit human-service organizations seeking funding for 2012 may start applying Friday for allocations from the United Way of the Coastal Empire's community fund.

July 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Designations are good news for area economy

The local economy may be in store for some treats.

July 11, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


County looks to unearth drainage problem source

The Liberty County Commission focused on business development, drainage and road projects at Tuesday night's meeting.

July 08, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Still time to leave ‘imprint’ on Memorial Drive

There's still time for residents, businesses and civic groups to make a lasting impression on the Memorial Drive roundabout. The deadline to buy a personalized engraved clay brick or granite stone for the Memorial Drive Sculpture Buy-A-Brick Campaign has been extended to July 29.

July 08, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Amateur radio operators ham it up for national Field Day

Amateur radio operators, also known as ham operators, from all over the area recently put on their headsets and attached their antennas to participate in the American Radio Relay League's national Field Day. The event is an international competition that tests the ability to set up and conduct emergency communications.

July 08, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Shaw selected to lead ACCG policy committee

President Melvin Davis of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently appointed Long County Commissioner Wallace Shaw as the 2011-12 second vice chairman of the Revenue and Finance Policy Committee.

July 07, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Vote for the best

The Coastal Courier and Liberty Life magazine are conducting their annual Liberty Loves contest, which allows area residents to vote for their favorite businesses, professionals and services. To cast a vote, either go to www.coastalcourier.com/libertyloves or www.coastalcourier.com and use the drop-down menu that appears under the "Things to do" section.

July 06, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Atlanta teen reportedly fatally shot by Hinesville teen

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a Sunday shooting on Elm Street in which a 14-year-old girl allegedly shot and killed Brianna Poole, 16.

July 06, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Lemonade stand operation goes sour

When Midway mother Amy Roberts learned that her daughters wanted to set up a lemonade stand in their front yard last week, she couldn't help but take a quick trip down memory lane.

July 06, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 25: Police recovered small amounts of marijuana during a traffic stop at Frank Cochran Drive and South Main Street. The driver was pulled over for suspended registration and illegally transferred decals. During a search of his person, officers found a green leafy substance. The driver also was cited for driving without a license.

July 05, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Long County commission supports study on ‘inaccurate’ census figures

The Long County Commission voted at its June meeting to support a study that the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership has proposed regarding the population figures in the area.

July 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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City adopts lower-than-proposed millage rate

The Hinesville City Council adopted a millage-rate increase during Thursday's meeting that was smaller than the proposed 1.2 mill increase over last year, which would bring the total millage rate to 11.7.

December 04, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


County holds final hearing sessions, approves millage rate

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday held the last of three public hearing sessions regarding the millage rate increase before adopting the new rate at its 6 p.m. regular meeting.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Gingerbread house competition under way

Guests of La Quinta Inn and Suites on Oglethorpe Highway won't have much trouble getting into the holiday spirit this year.

December 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty County reduces proposed millage increase

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday held its second public hearing concerning a proposed millage-rate increase.

December 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Christmas in the Park free family fun night

Families began gathering around Bradwell Park at 5 p.m. Monday, making for an early start to this year's Christmas in the Park festivities, hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

December 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Alternative plan allows LCPC employees to keep raises, bonuses

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board met Monday morning in the LCPC conference room to discuss a request by Hinesville officials to amend the LCPC's 2015 budget.

December 01, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-Hers learn about cotton, consumer choices

Liberty County 4-H members recently competed in the annual Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree competition Nov. 4 in Lyons.

December 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Black Friday deals lure Liberty shoppers

Cooler temperatures didn't stop Liberty County shoppers from taking advantage of Black Friday deals at area stores the day after Thanksgiving.

November 28, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Citizens voice concerns at county millage hearing

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Monday held its first public hearing regarding the upcoming millage-rate adoption.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Interact clubs emphasize ‘service above self’

On Saturday, Oct. 18, while most teenagers were sleeping in, roughly 25 Liberty County High School students gathered together to clean up a section of Liberty County's waterway as part of the Rivers Alive project.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Bryant Commons to open to public March 7

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced that Bryant Commons officially will be opened to the public in a grand-opening event scheduled for March 7.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Homeless Prevention Program turns 16

Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program celebrated 16 years last month. Program Coordinator Daisy Jones said her department of three had modest beginnings, but it now networks with dozens of churches, civic organizations and service agencies dedicated to helping the homeless and hungry in Hinesville and Liberty County.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Employee raises saved, tax increase higher

The first action item on Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting agenda was to approve a revised budget for fiscal year 2015.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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


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