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BoE to maintain tax rate of 15.5 mills

The Liberty County Board of Education voted Monday to maintain the millage rate of 15.5 mills for the 2011 tax year during a called meeting.

December 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Officials investigate wreck that killed soldier

An infantry soldier assigned to the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was killed Saturday morning in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Fort Stewart, according to a 3rd ID public affairs office news release. Pvt. 1st Class Zachary Smith was traveling in the northbound lane on Gulick Avenue when the accident occurred, the release stated.

December 01, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Families glimpse history at festival

While shoppers flocked to stores last weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving deals, the 40-memeber volunteer staff at Sunbury's Dunham Farms offered an alternative to holiday season commercialism.

November 30, 2011 | Frenchi Jones | Local news


Midway teen succumbs to injuries

A Midway teen seriously injured Nov. 18 in a one-vehicle wreck on Isle of Wight Road died Saturday at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

November 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


The search is on for 'Top 10 under 40'

For the second year in a row, Liberty Life magazine joined forces with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce to find and feature the area's "Top 10 under 40."

November 29, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fort Stewart soldier killed in motorcycle wreck identified

A Third Infantry Division Soldier killed in a motorcycle accident on Fort Stewart Saturday morning has been identified as Private First Class Zachary Smith, according to a press released issued by Fort Stewart's PAO Office. The Marne Division expresses its deepest condolences to the family and continues to provide Chaplain support and family assistance during this time.

November 28, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Neighboring Rotary Club to provide clean water to Haitians

Some residents of the northwestern Haitian town Bonneau soon will have clean water to drink thanks to efforts from the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill.

November 28, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Black Friday brings boom to businesses

'Twas the morning after Thanksgiving, and all through the town, some people shopped while others lay down.

November 28, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Helen’s Haven advocates for innocent, defenseless victims

Helen's Haven Children's Advocacy Center defends the most defenseless, the most innocent among us by attempting to reduce further trauma to a possible child victim in a safe, non-threatening environment while evaluating suspected child abuse and providing support to the child and non-offending caregivers, according to Terri Liles, licensed master social worker and coordinator for Helen's Haven in Hinesville.

November 28, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty Co. continues TIA project planning

Though the fate of the Transportation Investment Act tax will not be determined by voters for another eight months, Liberty County officials are hard at work determining which projects would be funded if the tax passes at the polls.

November 28, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hospital Authority pitches millage rate increase

The Liberty County Hospital Authority held two public hearings Tuesday to discuss its proposed millage rate increase from 3.1 mills to 3.25 mills.

November 25, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Community rallies to support injured teen

Members of the community filled Dorchester Village Civic Center in Midway on Tuesday night to share prayers for Joe Watkins, a former Liberty County High School baseball player who was seriously injured Friday night in a one-vehicle accident on Isle of Wight Road.

November 25, 2011 | By Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Sound off for Nov. 25

I am so sick and tired of listening to the gunshots in the Eagles Landing/Deann Drive area. I pray to God they're not shooting at people, but if you made it through elementary school, you were taught what goes up must come down. These bullets do not go into outer space, people. Put the guns away.

November 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Local news


Trinity Baptist to hold vigil for Gail Moody

On Dec. 4, Debora Gail Moody will have been missing for four years. The authorities have not been able to come up with any significant leads to help solve the case thus far.

November 24, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Century 21 Action Realty coordinates Manna House food drive

Century 21 Action Realty agents, under the leadership of Realtor Lois Holden with organizational assistance by the office staff, responded to Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas' call to help Hinesville's homeless by sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Liberty County Manna House.

November 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Officials lining up projects for next SPLOST

Liberty County officials and representatives from five of the county's seven municipalities met Tuesday to discuss SPLOST-revenue projections and the steps to finalizing SPLOST 2015 project wish lists.

March 19, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Flemington considering development

Flemington city officials and a number of residents expressed how they envision their city will grow over the next 25 years during a community planning meeting Thursday at Flemington City Hall on Old Sunbury Road.

March 18, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Ludowici seeking grants for road work

At the Ludowici City Council meeting Tuesday, the council reappointed G. Ben Turnipseed Engineering and ALGA Inc. to prepare and submit Coastal Development Block Grants for the coming year.

March 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Long County still taking EMS proposals

Long County Commission Vice Chair Kent Hall said Wednesday that despite rumors and speculation, no decision has been made on who would provide emergency medical services to the county.

March 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty schools budgeting for more students

The Liberty County Board of Education was informed Tuesday that school administrators are busy shaping a budget for the 2014-15 school year. School-board members were told that before a final draft budget can be presented, the district must clear three hurdles: projecting enrollment and teacher allocations, developing a budget for capital projects and estimating costs for advancing technology in the schools.

March 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Fire destroys "man cave" in Long Co.

A fire broke out late Thursday afternoon in Long County and destroyed a mobile home on Dena Circle that Long County resident Mike Dollins used as his "man cave," according to Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman.

March 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Tickets will be given for left turns

During Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting, Police Chief James Steiner told the council that the police department will issue citations to drivers who make illegal left turns at the intersection of Highway 84 and North/South Main Street.

March 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Split vote stymies recommended firings

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee's recommendation to terminate married teachers Brian and Tiffany Griggs for abandonment of contract failed Monday when the board of education delivered a split vote in the couple's combined fair-dismissal hearing. Had the Griggs been terminated, they most likely would have faced sanctions from the state Professional Standards Commission, to include having their teaching certificates revoked in Georgia and states of reciprocity, including Florida, Alabama and South Carolina.

March 13, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long has yet to act on EMS contract

With speculation in the air and a deadline approaching, the Long County Commission, as of Monday, still had not taken any formal action regarding the continuation of emergency medical service to Long County, according to commission Chairman Robert Long.

March 12, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Ads on buses get council attention

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting included only three action items and five information items on the agenda.

March 11, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Planning meeting for Flemington

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission will host a community planning meeting for Flemington from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Flemington City Hall, 156 Old Sunbury Road.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


State to hear Long County concerns over bombing range

First District Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, told a packed Long County Courthouse on Tuesday that he would take concerns over the Townsend Bombing Range expansion directly to Gov. Nathan Deal.

March 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Democratic candidates greet, meet supporters

Democratic candidates for national, county and school board seats hobnobbed with supporters Thursday during a meet and greet event hosted by the Young Democrats of Liberty County and the Liberty County Democratic Committee at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

March 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


County weighs possible animal-control sites

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday discussed three possible sites on which to build a new animal-control facility. The county would fund the project with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.

March 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Warrants not issued on former Ludowici chief

Long County Probate/Magistrate Judge Marie Middleton on Wednesday dismissed five warrant requests against former Ludowici Police Department chief James Rogers.

March 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


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