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Long commissioners reject staggered terms

The Long County Board of Commissioners shot down a proposal Tuesday by Commissioner Clifton DeLoach to stagger upcoming terms for commissioners.

December 05, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


County deals with budget shortfall

Liberty County is $1,040,823 over budget, according to Kim McGlothlin, the county's chief financial officer.

December 05, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County honored by state for planning efforts

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs announced last month that Liberty County and six other Georgia communities have received statewide distinction in a program recognizing excellence in community planning.

December 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Alcohol sales extended until 3 a.m. Sunday in Hinesville

Hinesville City Council approved extending the sale of alcohol on Saturday nights into Sunday mornings to match the same hours that occur on Monday through Friday.

December 03, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County entities set millage rates

Hinesville and several Liberty County entities recently set their millage rates for the 2015 tax digest.

December 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hinesville gives thanks

Editor's note: This clarification will appear in Wednesday's print edition. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., and state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, were absent from the Mayor's Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 22 but were listed on the program, and a front-page article Sunday reflected that fact. Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said Tuesday that Carter and Williams were never sent invitations.

November 28, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Restaurant sanitation scores

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in October by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, visit http://dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Workshop lays out SPLOST campaign

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown recently outlined preliminary details of the proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which is planned to go before voters in November 2016.

November 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Community comes together for fallen officer

A large group of family, friends, and fellow law enforcement officers attended the funeral service Tuesday afternoon to say goodbye to Georgia Port Authority Officer, Cpl. William Solomon.

November 24, 2015 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire competition kicks off

The competitors for the third Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire are, representing Liberty County: Ed Milan; Maria Rodriquez; Jewell Landers; Beate Wickham, and for Bryant County, Jennifer Poole.

November 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Health district honors employee

Liberty County Health Department employee Johnnie Reed was recently recognized for 20 years of service to public health.

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Recovered gun causes a stir at Ludowici City Council meeting

A gun that was found during a Nov. 7 cleanup was the focus of a heated discussion at the Nov. 10 Ludowici City Council meeting.

November 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Fleming park design presented

A conceptual site design for a recreation park in Fleming was presented to the Liberty County Board of Commissioners earlier this month. The proposed design has not yet been approved by the commissioners.

November 17, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Stonehenge Drive temporarily closed

In conjunction with the 3.3-mile widening of Highway 119 in Liberty County, the contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled the temporary closure of Stonehenge Drive at Highway 119.

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Meeting tonight on Hinesville's growth

Hinesville residents can influence how the city grows at a Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Frank Long Elementary, 920 Long Frasier Drive.

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Escaped Putnam County inmates sought

A statewide manhunt is under way for two escaped inmates authorities say shot and killed two correctional officers earlier today.

June 13, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Public clinic asks help to expand

Diversity Health Center has announced it will build a new facility at its Fraser Drive site and needs the help of the community to build ...

June 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County eyes $30 million budget

Liberty County commissioners plan to approve an almost $30 million budget at their mid-month meeting Thursday.

June 11, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Candidate focuses on jobs, education

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says he's ready to be Georgia's next governor.

June 10, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Edwards unsure what sparked suspension

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards says he hasn't been told why he was suspended and "was not afforded the barest of due process," according ...

June 10, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


The angels among us

Over the past 20 years I've come across hundreds of people in my work. I've met governors, actors, presidential press secretaries, congressmen, generals ...

June 08, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Free workshop on film industry work

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is inviting the public to attend a free workshop on how to become a vendor for the burgeoning ...

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


Peanut butter sticks community together

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are becoming a summer tradition in Hinesville, thanks to the community's generosity and the dedication of several organizations.

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


Long comissioners approve continuing budget resolution

Long County will continue to operate past the end the month under a continuing budget resolution passed by the commissioners in a split vote Tuesday.

June 07, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Hurricane season is back

There used to be a sense the Georgia coast was somehow hurricane-proof.

June 07, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Long County nabs wanted felon

The Long County Sheriff's Office nabbed a wanted felon after the man fled on foot during an attempted traffic stop.

June 07, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


School lawsuit set for August

A tentative trial date in the lawsuit filed by former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is set for Aug. 17, according ...

June 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Is this your property?

You may own a piece of property and not even know it.

June 07, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


More questions than answers in city manager's suspension

There are still more questions than answers regarding Thursday's sudden suspension of Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards.

June 04, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Three indicted in U.S. marshal's slaying

A Long County grand jury met this week and handed down indictments against three people involved in the death of U.S. Marshal Patrick Thomas ...

June 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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