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School board holds millage rate at 16

The Liberty County Board of Education unanimously voted to keep its millage rate at 16 mills next year during Tuesday's regular meeting.

November 22, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Liberty BoE receives honor

The Liberty County Board of Education has been named a Georgia Quality School Board.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Development authority hosts Cagle summit

The Liberty College & Career Academy hosted the second day of Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's business and education summit Friday. Cagle attended the first day of the summit Thursday at the college and career academy in Effingham County. He was not able to attend the summit here in Liberty County.

November 18, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Area leaders visit China

Mayor Jim Thomas said his recent trip to China may bear fruit in a year or two. Thomas and Liberty County Development Authority CEO Ron Tolley went to Wuhan, China, on Oct. 14-20 for the third annual China Global Automotive Forum.

November 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long BoE joins Friends of Fort Stewart

The Long County Board of Education on Tuesday approved a measure to join the Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter partnership.

November 17, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Issues to be discussed at meeting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a panel to discuss current issues at noon Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Century Link 50/50 building, 115 Patriot's Trail in Hinesville.

November 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Commissioners table minority/woman business policy

Liberty County Commission, during its Nov. 5 meeting, tabled a vote to adopt a minority/woman business enterprise policy.

November 14, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long County High honors veterans

Long County High School had its annual Veteran's Day observance Monday to honor men and women who have served in the armed forces.

November 13, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


School bomb scare called hoax

The all-clear was sounded around Midway Middle School early this afternoon after a suspicious device in a vehicle caused a bomb scare in the morning and students were evacuated.

November 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Freeze possible Wednesday

There's disagreement about how cold it's going to get, but forecasts agree that Coastal Georgia will see the coldest temperatures since last winter late Tuesday, into Wednesday.

November 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


County OKs bonds for Holmestown-Screven water system

The Liberty County commissioners Tuesday approved issuing a revenue bond for $1.04 million for the construction of a rural water system in the Holmestown-Screven Fork area.

November 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long County closer to limiting guns near homes

An ordinance to limit how close weapons could be fired to homes in Long County got its first reading before the county commission this week.

November 11, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Few attend first city tax hearings

Hinesville held two of three required public hearings Thursday on changing the city's property tax millage.

November 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long officials questioned

The Long County Commission meeting attendees on Tuesday drilled commissioners with questions. Patricia Smith-Johnson, Vanessa Cunningham and former Commission Chairman Bobby Walker peppered the panel with inquiries ranging from cellphone usage to recent hirings.

November 08, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


RH woman dies in Wednesday crash

A 30-year-old Richmond Hill woman was killed Wednesday night in a vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 80 East near Prather Road, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said Thursday.

November 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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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


Candidate qualifying runs through Friday

Qualifying is under way for Liberty County offices and for Georgia's May 20 primary, with Republicans and Democrats filing their paperwork to appear on the ballot. The general election is Nov. 4. Qualifying began Monday and ends at noon Friday. Candidates must qualify at the Board of Elections and Registration in suite 1600 in the courthouse, 100 S. Main St., Hinesville.

March 05, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


School to offer free breakfasts, charge a dime more for lunch

The Liberty County Board of Education agreed last week to offer all children - regardless of ability to pay - free school breakfast for the 2014-15 school year and for three years thereafter. The board of education also agreed to raise the price of student lunches by 10 cents in order to comply with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Schools are not allowed to use excess from free-meal reimbursements to subsidize the paid lunch cost, school officials said.

March 05, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Hinesville resident stranded in Sweden

Susanne Lawler went back to her native Sweden last summer to undergo medical treatment and get medicines she could not afford in this country. She left her American husband and then-9-year-old son here in Hinesville for what she thought would be a three-week trip. That was six months ago.

March 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici mayor says police dispute settled

James Rogers officially has resigned from his position as chief of the Ludowici Police Department.

February 26, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


RH residents want 144 widened

Frank Biezenbos has driven Highway 144 just about every day for the past 19 years. Thursday, Biezenbos drove the few miles east from his home in Strathy Hall to the County Administrative Complex to attend a public hearing on the proposed widening of 144 and give state engineers his two cents on the project.

February 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Suspended Ludowici PD chief resigns

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller announced today that suspended Police Chief James Rogers has resigned.

February 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


City allows beer closer to residences

Two restaurants are the first to take advantage of Hinesville's recently amended alcohol ordinance that allows sales closer to residences than in the past.

February 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty included in Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor

Liberty County has been included in the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, according to Griffin Lotson with the corridor's commission.

February 24, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long State Prison marks 10th anniversary

Long State Prison recognized its 10th anniversary with a ceremony Tuesday. Counselor Mike Mourand welcomed around 30 people from around the region, with inmate Larry Robbins then leading all in singing the national anthem. Following Robbins' performance, inmates Randall Martin, Kwame McDowell, Alvin Sutherland, Lesley Farmer and Ryant Russell sang harmony songs.

February 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Plans for adult-care home concerns neighbors

Two Allenhurst residents raised concerns during Tuesday's Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting about a proposed adult-care home.

February 22, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long rec pond is for fishing rodeos only

The Long County Commission on Feb. 11 approved a policy governing use of the fishing pond at the recreation complex.

February 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Train caught film crew by surprise

A woman was killed Thursday when she was struck by a train in Wayne County during the filming of a movie about Gregg Allman.

February 21, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Rescue group takes aim at feral cats

Carpathia PAWS pet-rescue organization is known for its efforts to adopt out dogs and cats that have been abandoned, sometimes fostering them until they can be placed in "forever homes" with caring owners. What many in the community don't know is that the volunteer group recently established a trap-neuter-return program to help control the area's feral-cat population.

February 20, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Projected SPLOST revenue: $55.4M

During a planning session Friday, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners discussed possible projects for SPLOST 2015. Commissioners also were updated on projected revenues the county could expect from the 1 percent sales tax.

February 19, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


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