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Tax hikes not likely to be averted

Property taxes in Liberty County are on the rise, and residents will have the chance to weigh in today at public hearings for both the boards of commissioners and education.

November 30, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp stepping down

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp is stepping down from her post after 10 years of working to protect the Ogeechee River basin.

November 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Weak economy blamed for tax hike

Hinesville residents are invited to take part in three public hearings on the city's proposed increase in property taxes. The hearings are scheduled at city hall for 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 29, and 3 p.m. Dec. 6, during the city council meeting.

November 27, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Former trooper now heads LCSO deputies

After 40-plus years in law enforcement - with nearly 20 of those years as Liberty County's chief deputy - Keith Moran is preparing for retirement, leaving Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes with the tough task of finding a suitable replacement.

November 27, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Local news

City, county, schools set to raise taxes

Property taxes within Liberty are on the rise.

November 26, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

Delinquent tax auction in Long County

Long County is owed more than $400,000 in back taxes, according to Tax Commissioner Becky Fowler. She recently asked the Long County Commission to support her enforcement of penalties on delinquent tax bills.

November 26, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

Midway council allows Family Dollar to open

The Midway City Council on Nov. 15 approved an occupational license for a new Family Dollar store after clearing up confusion regarding the store's opening date.

November 24, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news

Bus cuts go into effect, gripes voiced

Liberty Transit's buses ended Friday night and all day Saturday services this week, cuts that were announced earlier this month.

November 19, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

City tells of intent to increase millage

The Hinesville mayor and city council at 4 p.m. Friday announced the intention to increase property taxes this year by 9.94 percent over the rollback millage rate. Before the tentative budget and millage rate are finalized, Georgia law requires three public hearings on the increase. Residents are invited to hearings at city hall, 115 East M.L. King Jr. Drive, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 29, and at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 during a council meeting.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Local news

County picks site for new library

The Liberty County Commission Thursday approved Memorial Drive as the location for a new library in Hinesville.

November 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

Nature of rasise sparks council spat

An otherwise uneventful city council meeting Thursday heated up during the public comments session when a Hinesville resident asked the council about the 1.5 percent cost of living increase budgeted for city employees in 2013.

November 19, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Mayor repeats call for action on federal budget

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday urged the business community to take action on the looming sequester.

November 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local news

County, city mappers show was GIS can do

Geographical Information System Day was observed Wednesday in the lobbies of city hall and the Liberty County Annex.

November 17, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Former police chiefs honored

Two former Ludowici law-enforcement officers were honored Tuesday during the city council meeting.

November 17, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Riverkeeper sues to stop discharge

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 15, 2012 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Correspondent | Local news

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Ludowici council talks cleanup, restaurants

The Ludowici City Council on Sept. 8 discussed the new McDonald's restaurant and cleaning up mobile homes.

September 17, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

Three running to be Riceboro mayor

Editor's note: An article that appeared Sept. 6, failed to list everyone who qualified to run for the Riceboro mayor and council election this ...

September 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news

Coroner honored by state association

Liberty County Coroner Reginald L. Pierce Sr. was named Coroner of the Year by the Georgia Coroners Association at its annual conference Sunday and Monday ...

September 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Man accidentally run over by tractor-trailer

A man picked an inopportune time and location for his afternoon nap.

September 14, 2015 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Local news

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