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New road tax called essential

A proposed sales tax for transportation is necessary if the state's highway system is to be improved, former state Rep. and House Majority Leader Jerry Keen told members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at an Eggs & Issues Breakfast on Tuesday in the Liberty County School System's bus maintenance building.

May 24, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


DOT suspends lane closures for holiday

JESUP - The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend all scheduled and ongoing construction-related lane closures on state routes and interstates for the Memorial Day Holiday period.

May 24, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Name change for Frank Cochran Dr.

Frank Cochran Drive runs between U.S. 84 in Hinesville and Gulick Avenue in the heart of Stewart's garrison area, crossing E.G. Miles Parkway and Fort Stewart's Gate 8.

May 22, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Early tropical storm rare, not unique

Tropical Storm Alberto, which swept the Georgia and South Carolina coasts with wind and rain Saturday night and Sunday morning, was an unusual May storm, but not something unheard of, according to Al Sandrik, warning coordinator meteorologist with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Agency in Jacksonville.

May 22, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Rain from season's first tropical storm

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tropical Storm Alberto weakened slightly off the South Carolina coast on Sunday, a day after becoming an early first storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.

May 20, 2012 | Associated Press | Local news


Council rezones for downtown apartments

The Hinesville city council approved a request Thursday to rezone 4.6 acres at 310 W. Memorial Drive, clearing the way for a 72-unit apartment complex.

May 19, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Commissioner quitting to run to be chairman

Thursday's Liberty County Commission meeting was the one for District 2 Commissioner Donald Lovette in his current term.

May 19, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Election season looms

By Friday afternoon, rumors will be put to rest when the list of those who intend to seek elected office in November should be official.

May 19, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


EMA asking for hurricane season preparations

Coastal Georgia is overdue to be hit by a hurricane, making it imperative for coastal residents to be prepared for the worst, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges.

May 17, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Ludowici mayor’s pay dispute appears resolved

After two months of disagreement on what the per diem rate was supposed to be for the mayor, the Ludowici City Council voted May 8 that it would be $50.

May 16, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Thieves prey on museum

Thieves stole an entire heating/air conditioning unit May 3 from a living history museum in Liberty County.

May 14, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Firm marks Law Day in Long County

Arnold, Stafford and Randolph hosted a Law Day celebration May 1 at their Ludowici office.

May 12, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Comment time extended for harbor deepening plan

SAVANNAH (AP) - Interest groups and the public are getting 15 extra days to submit comments on a $653 million proposal to deepen the Savannah harbor.

May 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Board grants funding requests

For the second year, the Liberty County Commission on May 1 unanimously approved $86,090 in SPLOST grants for capital improvement projects at local historic and cultural sites.

May 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Trivial ticket challenge goes unanswered

No one responded to Midway City Councilman Terry Doyle's 30-day challenge to show evidence that a Midway Police officer had written anyone a ticket for speeding less than 5 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.

May 08, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


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Georgia announces pet-food recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black alerted Georgians to the recall of certain Ainsworth pet food products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to cats.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville Bank of America to become Ameris Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced Monday that the acquisition of 18 Bank of America banking centers throughout southern Georgia and northern Florida - including the Hinesville location - has been completed.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


School board election is Tuesday

By Tuesday evening, voters in Liberty County's District 6 should know who will represent them on the Board of Education.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Water Resources Council to participate in ‘coastal resilience’ program

The Liberty Regional Water Resources Council approved a resolution Thursday to support a program committed to enhancing coastal resilience.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Deal expands highway-safety enforcement efforts

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Vietnam veterans will be welcomed home at Fort Stewart ceremony

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from combat - a welcome home ceremony - Friday, June 19, at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Parts of Long, Liberty counties get 4 inches of rain

Parts of Liberty County and most of Long County received at least 4 and as much as 7 inches of rain Wednesday evening, according to a precipitation report posted on accuweather.com and the National Weather Service.

June 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City eyes water conservation

Local water-conservation efforts and health-care premiums rising were reported at the Hinesville City Council meeting Thursday.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


People for Paws helps animal rescue

About 200 animal lovers made the People for Paws fundraiser a huge success. The event benefitted Carpathia Paws Animal Rescue Organization and was held June 6 at the Dorchester Civic Center in Midway.

June 10, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Ribbon cutting for the Historic Baptismal Trail

Riceboro's Historic Baptismal Trail is now completed. Residents and local officials gathered together for the ribbon cutting of the trail. They then had an opportunity to walk along the trail and learn about native plants, see the historic baptismal pool and "round hole."

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long BoE adopts 2016 budget

The Long County Board of Education approved its fiscal-year 2016 budget by a 4-1 vote Monday.

June 10, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Isakson discloses that he has Parkinson’s

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said in a statement issued Wednesday that he has Parkinson's disease.

June 10, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


County considers spending increase

During last week's Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin presented the proposed budget for fiscal-year 2016, which will start July 1.

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Ex-police clerk indicted

Former Walthourville Police Department clerk Crystal Gail Tilley has been indicted on one felony count of theft by taking, according to public records.

June 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County BoE advance voting ends Friday

Time is running out to vote in the special election for the Liberty County Board of Education's District 6 seat. The last day of advance voting is Friday.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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