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Cliff averted, cuts still possible

Both chambers of Congress pulled out a deal this week that prevents America from going over the fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts that experts say would have chilled the economy and prompted an extended recession - but there's still much work ahead.

January 04, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


150th anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation celebrated

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Liberty County's faithful gathered Jan. 1 at the Historic First African Baptist Church in Riceboro, where a bell tolled at noon, signifying the importance of the historic recollection.

January 04, 2013 | Edith Anderson | Local news


Hinesville man arrested in Va.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Police say a suspect from Hinesville has been arrested after allegedly shooting at a car within 1,000 feet of a school. According to Lou Thurston with the Newport News Police Department, the incident occurred between 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Dec. 29. Thurston said Miguel Antonio Childress approached a man, believing him to be responsible for a separate incident in which Childress' relative was assaulted. As Childress approached the Suffolk man's car, the man drove away, and Childress allegedly shot at the car. Childress was charged with one count each of shooting ...

January 04, 2013 | WAVY, TV Newport News, Va. | Local news


Hinesville man arrested in Va.

January 04, 2013 | WAVY, TV Newport News, | Local news


Services return to normal after holidays

With so many local, state and federal employees taking advantage of holiday breaks at Christmas and New Year's, some government services have been limited by the reduced staff, while other services were postponed until the holidays are over.

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


Long County establishes polling places in 5 precincts

Long County, under order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia's Brunswick Division, has established polling places in each of its five districts.

January 04, 2013 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Traffic incident spurs probe

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has launched an investigation concerning a Dec. 22 incident that allegedly involves Liberty County Commissioner Marion Stevens.

January 02, 2013 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


LCSO staff sworn in

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes administers the oath of office Monday morning to his staff of deputies, jailers and detectives inside the Liberty County Justice Center's jury room. Several times between Friday morning and Monday morning, the sheriff administered the oath to his staff of nearly 60. Sikes said the deputies are sworn in every four years.

January 02, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local news


Sikes earns leadership award

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes recently was honored by his peers and the Georgia Sheriff Association.

January 02, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local news


2013 ushers in higher taxes

Even if Congress extends all or part of the so-called Bush income-tax cuts, most Americans still can expect to pay higher federal taxes in 2013 due to new taxes established by the Affordable Care Act and an end to a temporary payroll-tax reduction to the Social Security tax rate.

December 31, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Chief deputy starts next chapter

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Keith Moran has come full circle, finishing his career where he first began.

December 31, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Swearing-in ceremony featured choir, reception

Several of Liberty County's elected officers for terms beginning in 2013 were sworn into office Thursday in a ceremony that packed a courtroom in the Liberty County Justice Center.

December 31, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


JBE closure, taxes round out year’s top news

As we close the door on 2012, the Courier recalls stories that grabbed attention, piqued our interest and affected the community in the past 12 months. This is the final segment of a four-part series.

December 31, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Dual ceremonies stir emotions

Liberty County welcomed new and returning leaders to their offices Thursday, but the joyous occasion for some was overshadowed by the fact that there were two ceremonies - and whether intentional or not, they were divided by race and gender.

December 31, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Several county officials sworn in

Several elected and appointed Long County officials were sworn into their positions Dec. 18 at the Long County Courthouse. Atlantic Judicial Circuit Judge Paul Rose and Long County Chief Magistrate and Probate Judge Marie Middleton administered the oaths of office. Rose swore in Middleton, who was re-elected to a four-year term.

December 29, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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City agrees to help church with drainage

The city of Hinesville will help Trinity Missionary Baptist Church fix a drainage pipe, if the church supplies the materials.

September 24, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Retired deputy reports call from fake IRS agent

Retired Chatham County Sheriff's Department deputy Richard King received a phone call at his Hinesville residence he thinks the public needs to be aware ...

September 23, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Visitors bureau chief wins state honor

Liberty County Convention and Visitor's Bureau CEO Leah Poole has won the Larry Allen Tourism Leadership Award, which was recently presented by Gov. Nathan ...

September 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council takes on case of missing mallard

The disappearance of a sign at the entrance of Mallard Village and concerns over a barrier wall along Veterans Parkway were enough for residents to ...

September 22, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


School bus involved in minor fender-bender

Parents are complaining about how Long County Schools handled a bus accident Monday morning.

September 21, 2016 | Lewis Levine and Patty Leon | Local news


Buses add Walthourville routes

Liberty Transit, a public bus system in Hinesville, Flemington and Fort Stewart, officially expanded its routes into Walthourville Monday.

September 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


New stop sign at Westfield, Holmestown Road intersection

Motorists take note. There's a new stop sign at the intersection of Westfield Road and Holmestown Road.

September 19, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Appeal heard on realty company

Local real estate agent Elaine Boggs won't know until December whether her company, Elaine Boggs Realty, LLC, will be taken off the Army's ...

September 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


A lot of band instruments on way for BI, LCHS

New band instruments for the high schools are on their way. Some $500,000 worth.

September 18, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Kids get hands dirty at STEAM night

Kids enjoyed getting their hands dirty and sticky while learning the fundamentals of math and science at Liberty Elementary School's STEAM Night Thursday.

September 18, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Ribbon Cut on LCRC

After four long years of work, the Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition celebrated with a ribbon cutting Thursday morning.

September 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


County looking at food waste processing facility

The Liberty County Commissioners and the Coastal Estuary Protection Association are studying a waste handling facility planned for 2170 Sunbury Rd in Tradeport East Business ...

September 18, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Tigers win

From the opening kickoff Friday, it was clear this was going to be Bradwell Institute's night.

September 18, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Lawmaker seeing extra funding for Long projects

State Rep. Jeff Jones met with Long County Development Authority Chairman Danny Norman, Sheriff Craig Nobles and School Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters Thursday in Ludowici.

September 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway apartment complex gets OKs

Midway's city council Monday accepted changes planned for the 60-unit Live Oak Villa apartment complex and delayed approval of Phase II of the Auburn ...

September 15, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


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