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LCPC proposes streamlining zoning and planning code

After a yearlong review of land development codes for Hinesville and unincorporated Liberty County, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission is seeking public comment on proposed revisions before the new codes are presented to the city and county.

October 11, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici candidates’ forum set

The Long County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates' forum Tuesday for the upcoming Ludowici city election.

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


Council will consider amending business license ordinance

Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones asked the city of Hinesville for help collecting delinquent personal property taxes that business owners may owe on their business' equipment and inventory.

October 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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


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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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