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County rethinking fire service funding

The Liberty County Commission Thursday decided on another tactic for planning and implementing countywide fire and emergency services. All mayors will be invited to meet with county officials to review ways of paying for the service.

September 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Tied to Success steers youth to productive lives

Hinesville hosted its fifth annual Tied to Success male empowerment workshop Saturday.

August 31, 2017 | By Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade deploys to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, GA. -- With the flooding of Southern Eastern Texas and the President of the United States announcing a state of emergency the U.S. Army and other agencies are coming to the aid of the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

August 30, 2017 | By Sgt. Victor Everhart, 35th Signal Brigade Special to the Courier | Local news


Parents of 5 children, and pilot killed in crash

Officials are still investigating the cause of a Monday morning plane crash in North Bryan County that claimed the lives of all three people on board.

August 30, 2017 | By Ted O’Neil Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty ranked No. 5 in economic study

A Pittsburgh economic consulting firm recently ranked Liberty County the No. 5 mid-sized county in the U.S., because it and the other counties on the list "represent regions that are poised to achieve sustainable economic growth while attracting people and investment," a press release said.

August 30, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Helping Harvey’s victims

Some local groups are collecting donations to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

August 30, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


J.C. Lewis Ford breaks ground on 'new' facility

J.C. Lewis Ford in Hinesville will begin construction on a new car dealership building at its current location on Highway 84 near downtown.

August 30, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County BoE votes to consider tax increase

A majority of the Long County Board of Education changed its collective mind during a called meeting Tuesday morning about rolling back the millage rate.

August 30, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier | Local news


Race, religion and politics in Liberty

Editor's note: This is the first in a multi-part series on issues raised by the forum.

August 30, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty native returns from counterterrorism training in Israel

Atlanta Department of Corrections Maj. Byron "Rodney" LeCounte, a native of Riceboro, has returned from Israel after an intensive two weeks of public safety and counterterrorism training with the country's top policing executives.

August 28, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Waste hauler fined $500,000

SAVANNAH - Boasso America, Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, and with a facility in Garden City, pled guilty Thursday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. for the illegal transportation and dumping of hazardous waste.

August 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County won't tax post housing

Liberty County won't be getting the taxes that County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette had said would be a windfall.

August 28, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Midway mayor, mayor pro tem look to swap seats in next election

Incumbent Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington and Councilman Levern Clancy hope to swap jobs in Midway's November election but a number of other candidates are also seeking those positions.

August 27, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Edwards, city reach agreement

Former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards will remain, at least on paper, a city employee until Sept. 12.

August 27, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty BOE discusses civility as handbook gets updated

The Liberty County School System Board of Education is updating its governance handbook and reviewed a draft Tuesday at its morning work session.

August 27, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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Brown to chair 2017 Mayors’ Motorcade

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown was recently named as the chair of the 2017 Mayors' Motorcade for the southeast district by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA).

October 01, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


United Way aims to raise $155,000 for charities

"One by One" is the theme for this year's United Way of the Coastal Empire-Liberty County Branch's annual campaign.

September 30, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County, cities seem far apart on fire plan

Countywide professional fire and emergency service seemed like an idea whose time had come when the Liberty County commissioners discussed it at an annual planning ...

September 30, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


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