A rainy weekend is in store for Liberty County and the rest of Coastal Georgia. Snow and winter storms are possible north of us a few hundred miles, but according to the National Weather Service it's just be rain with some thunderstorms for us. Here's the service's forecast: · Saturday: A chance of rain and thunderstorms before noon, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 5 p.m., then a chance of rain ...
The Long County Commission at its March 5 meeting adopted a resolution to preserve and protect the second amendment of the constitution, which addresses the rights of citizens to own firearms.
The Georgia Downtown Association hosted its annual Downtown Development Day at the state Capitol on March 12.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday will hear four ad valorem tax-refund requests, the first of such hearings in about two years.
An anonymous complaint recently made through the Coastal Courier's "Sound Off" claimed that city leaders are planning to rezone the Veterans Parkway corridor from the intersection of E.G. Miles Parkway to Fort Stewart. The caller warned homeowners to put their property up for sale because city leaders' "quiet rezoning will make it commercial to benefit somebody's pocketbook."
Final results from last Tuesday's Long County General Primary show that a runoff will be required in the District 3 commissioner's race, according to board of election's administrative assistant Lindsey Edge.
The Ludowici City Council approved the city's 2013 budget for the water and sewer and general funds during Thursday afternoon's meeting.
A proposal that "closes loopholes that were perceived to be in our peddler license ordinance" will come before the Hinesville City Council later this month.
A month after the Liberty County Board of Education voted not to renew the contract for its transportation director, 30 bus drivers within the system have presented a petition asking the board to reconsider its decision.
Phillip Parham and other members of a neighborhood watch in Sherwood Forest Subdivision are frustrated after trying for months to get an entrance sign to their neighborhood built.
Hinesville Mayor James Thomas; Lt. Col. Simon Gardner, 82 Civil Affairs Battalion; and local clergy recently welcomed Dickson Ogwang, the minister counselor for the Ugandan embassy in Washington, D.C., to the community for a goodwill visit. The Coastal Georgia School of Missions organization coordinated the luncheon March 1 at Hinesville City Hall. The event highlighted Ogwang's visit to learn about the cultures represented in Hinesville.
Long County residents for months have complained about the noise coming from a Hugh Gordon Lane animal-rescue ranch, and leaders hope a Friday hearing will help a solution come to light.
Six incumbents lost their seats in Long County primary voting Tuesday and a runoff will be required in the only three-person race.
New Coastal Health District Health Director Dr. Diane Weems dealt with allegations and complaints regarding Long County's environmental-health office Thursday during the Long County Board of Health's quarterly meeting.
There's a new development authority in Hinesville, but Mayor Jim Thomas said it won't compete with what the other two do, that it will complement them.
Qualifying ended Wednesday for the two vacant seats on the Ludowici City Council. According to Ludowici assistant city clerk Tina Skipper, Price Chapman Jr. and Jim Fuller qualified in District 2, and Janis M. Goode and Kathy L. Phillips qualified in District 4. The Ludowici special election is June 18, and early voting begins May 28 at Ludowici City Hall.
Four days before the new Long County Commission members were sworn in, the outgoing commission members on May 9 held their final meeting. At that meeting, Board of Elections Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham discussed the terms of office for the new commissioners.
Midway Middle School placed second in its bracket for the PepsiCo Dream Machine Recycle Rally, a victory that comes a $10,000 for green improvements. "Our students, faculty and the community worked so hard this year," teacher and coordinator Joy Kennedy said. "I am so excited -- second place in the nation."
The Liberty County Board of Education decided Wednesday to interview seven superintendent candidates for the seat that becomes vacant June 1.
The new Long County Board of Education on Monday held its first meeting, electing District 4 representative Janet Watford as its new chairwoman as the first order of business.
The Liberty County Commission has postponed its mid-month meeting from today to next Thursday.
After two elections, multiple court dates and a lot of stress on the winners and the community, Long County on Monday swore in its newly elected officials.
The Long County Board of Elections on Thursday held a meeting to address issues that, according to Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham, were not addressed by the court when a new election and a redrawing of the district lines were ordered.
Routine items handled by the Liberty County Commission last week included:
The Long County Board of Education in a called meeting last month amended its fiscal year 2013 budget, adding more than $1.1 million.
Armstrong Atlantic State University on Wednesday announced a major initiative for the Armstrong-Liberty Center. In partnership with the city of Hinesville, the university will build an expanded, new facility in downtown Hinesville to accommodate more students, programs, classroom and laboratory space.
Long County's general election formally answered the question of who will sit on the county commission and the board of education. Despite all of the offices having already been decided, the required election took place Tuesday, ending a 10-month saga over who will lead Long County into the future.
The Hinesville City Council approved two actions Thursday to promote the development of a seniors' independent-living apartment community on Memorial Drive.
They may not know exactly what is bought, but government and education officials have a keen eye on purchases made in Liberty County.
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