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Financial topics dominate Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting

A finance report that included Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax funds - and a rough budget estimate - and a major road project bid were among topics the Liberty County Board of Commissioners discussed during its Thursday meeting.

July 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hinesville City Council approves SPLOST pact, medical complex design

Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting opened with Mayor Allen Brown reading a proclamation recognizing July 24, 2016, as "City of Hinesville Centennial Day," recognizing the anniversary of when Hinesville was incorporated as a city by the General Assembly.

July 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Lawmaker to tour home

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., will tour Coastal Manor nursing home in Ludowici from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.

July 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Election Day is Tuesday

If you live in Long County and have not yet voted in the runoff election, Tuesday is your last chance.

July 23, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Clinton campaign asks Williams to serve on rules panel at Democratic National Convention

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, will be in Philadelphia this week to attend the Democratic National Convention as a member of the convention's Rules Committee.

July 23, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hospice Savannah's caregiver program gets $50,000 grant

SAVANNAH - Dr. Daniel Deloach, president of the Georgia Medical Society, and Executive Director CaRita Conner presented a check for $50,000 from the MagMutual Foundation to Dr. Kelly Erola, chief medical Officer of Hospice Savannah.

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


Ludowici approves repairs to holding cell, new streetlight

The Ludowici City Council approved repairs to the Police Department's holding area and a new streetlight on a dark street during its July 12 meeting.

July 19, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


New budget OK'd for airport

The MidCoast Regional Airport's Joint Management Board recently approved the airport's fiscal-year 2016-17 budget, which shows declines in both revenue and expenses.

July 18, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Local news


Long County prays for police

A communitywide prayer vigil was held Tuesday at the Long County Courthouse to pray for local and state law-enforcement agencies as well as firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other first responders.

July 18, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Liberty's new flood maps to be revealed

The Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has released updated, digital flood hazard maps for review and comment prior to their final adoption. The maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps, show the extent to which areas recently remapped in Liberty County and the municipalities of Allenhurst, Flemington, Hinesville, Midway, Riceboro and Walthourville, are at risk for flooding. Used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements, the new maps replace maps that were based on studies up to 10 years old.

July 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway bank’s zoning blocks adult-themed business

The Midway City Council denied an adult novelty business because of the city's zoning ordinance.

July 16, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville City Council tables dog training facility

Hinesville City Council met Thursday for more than two hours, including an executive session that resulted in no action taken in open session.

July 14, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County commissioners working on 2016-17 budget

The Long County Board of Commissioners is working on the fiscal 2017 budget and has held two workshops in recent weeks.

July 14, 2016 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty County comes together in prayer

While cities around the nation have become hotbeds of protest in the wake of the fatal shootings of two black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota and the sniper killing of five Dallas police officers, Liberty County turned to prayer Monday evening.

July 12, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Commissioners' appointment to board questioned

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners' recent appointment to the local Live Oak Public Libraries board has sparked controversy.

July 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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Long County EMA encourages residents to think ahead

(Ludowici) –Long County, along with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency's (GEMA/HS) Ready Georgia campaign, is encouraging citizens to take time ...

November 27, 2017 | Staff report/special to the Courier | Local news


Suspects in murder cases plead not guilty

Two murder suspects have entered pleas of not guilty.

November 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'All denominations together'

Women of different faiths and backgrounds gathered inside Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel Nov. 8 for a special Protestant Women of the Chapel event.

November 26, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Officials give thanks

Liberty County has many things to be thankful for this holiday season.

November 26, 2017 | By Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news


Christmas in the Park tradition continues

The 11th annual Christmas in the Park will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 behind the Main Street shops, in ...

November 25, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Christmas parade set for Dec. 1

The 21st annual Illuminated Christmas Parade: Christmas through the Decades will be Dec. 1.

November 24, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Free HIV testing set for next week

The Coastal Health District Prevention Program will provide free and confidential HIV testing on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 in observance of World AIDS Day ...

November 23, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


What we are thankful for

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman politician Cicero said "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the ...

November 23, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Commissioners set tax millage, bills going up

After completing a third public hearing on tax rates Thursday, Liberty County commissioners enacted an overall tax millage rate of 36.266 which is a ...

November 19, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


School board trims millage rate

The Liberty County Board of Education adopted a millage rate of 15.666 mills for 2017 property taxes, a rollback of 0.123 mills from ...

November 19, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Walthourville chief to be back on job Monday

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman is back on duty Monday after serving a three-day suspension, according to a statement, released Thursday, from City Clerk Melissa ...

November 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Council tables amendment to ordinance on hiring, firing city manager

Hinesville city council members have tabled a possible change to its ordinance regarding the hiring and removal of city managers.

November 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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