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Ludowici Council modifies code

Ludowici City Council modified the city's land development code at its March 10 meeting and learned the following week that a requested easement for the proposed McDonald's/Flash Foods had been approved.

March 26, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Spring is the time for nominating, brightening and more cleaning

Spring is such a lovely time of the year. The flowers and green grass and budding trees really make up for the brown, bare, dormant look of winter.

March 24, 2015 | By Sara Swida KLB director | Local news


Williams finalist in national contest

Soprano soloist Chary Williams from Hinesville has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 National Young Artist Competition, hosted by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

March 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


6 graduate from Liberty Co. DUI Court Program

Six participants of the DUI Court Program, offered by Liberty County DUI Court, graduated in a special ceremony Wednesday at the Liberty County Justice Center.

March 23, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


RH voters to decide Sunday package sales

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to let voters decide whether they want Sunday package sales of alcohol in the city limits.

March 19, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Hinesville becoming barbecue country

Hinesville is rapidly becoming the go-to place for barbecue.

March 18, 2015 | Randy C.Murray | Local news


Fuel mix up slows city fleet

A mix-up by a fuel transport company temporarily disabled 13 Hinesville vehicles Wednesday.

March 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County EMA recognizes local hero

Local resident Edwardo Zapata was enjoying an afternoon with his son Edwardo Jr. Friday, Feb. 27. But when he saw a man waving for help from where he was standing in the marsh some 400 feet from shore, he acted quickly and helped save the man's life.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty County school board hears elementary school rezoning proposals

Attendance zone lines at three Liberty County schools could be redrawn to better balance their student populations.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long buys building for 911 center

The Long County Commission has agreed to buy a building in Ludowici to bring 911 service back to the county.

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


Work starting on new library

Ground is to be broken for a new public library in Hinesville at 11 a.m. Friday next to the current library, across Memorial Drive from where the new Armstrong State University Liberty Center is going up.

March 17, 2015 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Local news


TUMBLEBUS

The TUMBLEBUS held a ribbon-cutting Feb. 27 at its location, 908 S. Main St., suite 104 in Hinesville.

March 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Long County officials go to capital to talk issues

Three Long County commissioners and other officials traveled to the state capital Feb. 9 to discuss local issues with state representatives.

March 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Web series set for Liberty County in fall

A web series that bills itself as a 2,000-mile trivia game and road rally that also publicizes the hunt for missing children, is expected to liven up Liberty County next fall.

March 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Solomon making small strides from accident

Hundreds of well-wishers are forming prayer chains for William Solomon, a former Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority officer who was injured March 2.

March 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Locals at St. Simons retreat

County and city leaders have gathered on St. Simons Island for the annual county-wide planning workshop to discuss initiatives, community issues and updates on topics from last year's meeting. Jeff Ricketson, executive director of Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, opened the meeting by having everyone sharing what makes them Liberty County-proud.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Mayor has resident escorted from meeting

Hinesville resident Joe Stuart has spoken directly to City Council on numerous occasions during the public-comment portion of its twice-monthly meetings.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Public voice opinions on proposed pipeline

An estimated 200 people attended a public meeting on a proposed pipeline at the Richmond Hill city center Tuesday to hear information and voice their opinions. Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore from Kinder Morgan, the company proposing the pipeline, gave a 10-minute speech about its proposal and the reasoning behind placing a pipeline along the coast of Georgia, including Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

April 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


911 operators in spotlight for week

Dispatchers in Liberty County's 911 center spend hours in front of computer monitors in a dimly-lit, windowless room fielding calls that they don't know whether they'll be about a noise complaint or a shooting.

April 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Roads, repairs dominate Long Co. meeting

Roads dominated much of the Long County Commission meeting on April 7.

April 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty Transit to offer free rides for Earth Day

The Liberty Transit public transportation system will offer free rides Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County officer’s quick response cited

It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Kirk Center loses United Way funding

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten` Correspondent | Local news


Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Submit your questions about SPLOST

In the upcoming 2015 election, Liberty County wants to put the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) back on the ballot after a measure to renew it was defeated in last year's midterm election. The tax officially expired March 31, meaning the sales tax in Liberty County is now 6 percent, 1 percent lower than surrounding counties.

April 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


Convict re-entry program nearly ready

Faith-based groups, businesses and members of the public from eastern Liberty County had a chance to learn about a proposed prison re-entry program during a meeting Monday at Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway.

April 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County receives CVB spending plan

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect a correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received the fiscal-year 2016 budget for the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau earlier this month. An article on page 10A Wednesday incorrectly stated that the commissioners approved the budget, but the CVB's board approves its own spending plan. The commissioners simply received a copy of the budget.

April 14, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


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