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Planning board can't decide on tattoo parlor site

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission could not agree to approve or disapprove a request for an exception to allow a tattoo studio in an area zoned residential Tuesday during a regular meeting.

October 18, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Senators vote for budget deal, not representative

Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, both Republicans, voted for the budget package that extended the federal borrowing limit and reopened the federal government Wednesday. The area's U.S. representative, Republican Jack Kingston, voted no.

October 18, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


SkIO still studying Gulf oil spill

SKIDAWAY ISLAND ­- As the Gulf Coast continues to recover from the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are continuing to look into the long-term effects of the spill on coastal marine life.

October 17, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Even swamps affected by shutdown

National wildlife refuges are closed due to the federal-government shutdown, including one of Georgia's seven natural wonders - the Okefenokee Swamp, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Jeff Fleming.

October 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway’s annual fly-in slated for Saturday

The Grass Strip Foundation is hosting the fourth annual fly-in and open house from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Berg Park Aerodrome in Midway.

October 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici council makes changes to new charter

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday approved its final draft for the proposed changes to its city charter.

October 14, 2013 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Allenhurst family wins $500,000

A mother of three in Liberty County has won a half-million dollars playing the Georgia Lottery.

October 10, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Truck drags down power lines

Hundreds of households in west Hinesville are without power Wednesday afternoon after a truck knocked down power poles in Eagle Creek Mobile Home Park in the 300 block of Brantley Drive in Hinesville.

October 09, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Architect picked for Armstrong Liberty

Armstrong Atlantic State University has announced that Savannah firm Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung has been named the architecture firm for the university's new 20,000-square-foot Armstrong-Liberty Center in Hinesville.

October 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Governor expected to visit

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to visit Liberty County later this month, according a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce news release.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Long shutdown could stop buses

The partial government shutdown may stop the public buses in Hinesville, at least temporarily, said City Manager Billy Edwards during a discussion of an information item added to the city council meeting agenda Thursday. Edwards offered a report called annual appropriations impact summary that noted possible affects of the current federal government shutdown.

October 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City manager reports on projects

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards reported on capital-improvement projects for fiscal year 2014 during the Sept. 19 city-council meeting.

October 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


County hopes to lower residents' insurance bills

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to develop a fire plan that could improve the county's Insurance Service Office ratings. The commission approved the one-time fee for a $6,500 contract with the National Fire Services Office in Sylvania to design strategies to enhance the county's fire service and possibly lower residents' fire-insurance rates.

October 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Shutdown hits Liberty and area

Now that lawmakers can't even agree to disagree, what happens next? That's the question area residents asked Tuesday morning as they waited in long lines of traffic outside of Fort Stewart following a partial government shutdown.

October 02, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge and Randy C. Murray Staff writers | Local news


Coroner heads state association

Liberty County coroner Reginald L. Pierce was tapped to serve for the next year as president of the Georgia Coroners Association, which held its annual conference Sept. 13-14 in Macon. Pierce is a 1992 graduate of East Laurens Comprehensive High School in East Dublin and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. He is the general manager, licensed funeral director and embalmer for Dorchester Funeral Home and L.M. Pierce Funeral Home Inc. He serves on the hospital authority board, as treasurer and an executive board members of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers, and is a member of the Midway Middle School ...

September 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Liberty County comes together in prayer

While cities around the nation have become hotbeds of protest in the wake of the fatal shootings of two black men by police in Louisiana ...

July 12, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Commissioners' appointment to board questioned

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners' recent appointment to the local Live Oak Public Libraries board has sparked controversy.

July 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Drive nets 1,000 jars of peanut butter and jelly

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are becoming a summer tradition in Hinesville, thanks to the community's generosity and the dedication of several organizations.

July 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Veterans Walk board honors city DDA staff

The Veterans Memorial Walk board of directors recently recognized the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority staff for the effort and time they have devoted to the ...

July 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Red Cross pleads for blood

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give to replenish a low summer blood ...

July 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County Board of Commissioners District 2: Long, Brady in runoff; winner to face Riddle

The May 24 Democratic primary for the Long County District 2 Board of Commissioners seat could not have been much closer than it was.

July 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Smith, Odum battle for open Long County probate judge post

Bobby Smith and Teresa Odum advanced to the July 26 runoff in a three-way nonpartisan primary race for Long County probate judge.

July 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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