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County have town hall meeting on Facebook

Liberty County will host its first virtual town-hall meeting from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday.

July 29, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Keel joins Liberty school board

Dr. Yvette Keel became the newest Liberty County Board of Education member after she was sworn in Tuesday morning.

July 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


HPD chief's peers present service award

SAVANNAH ― The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police has named Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier as the recipient of the GACP Meritorious Service Award.

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty County SPLOST discussion focuses on roads

Roads – dirt and paved – were the focus during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners' called meeting Monday evening to discuss how to resurrect the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

July 27, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Cell tower to be put atop medical center

The Liberty County Hospital Authority board will enter into a lease agreement with Verizon for a cellphone tower to be placed on top of Liberty Regional Medical Center.

July 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6.6 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from 6.5 percent in May. The rate in June 2014 was 8.3 percent.

July 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police to provide hospital security

Hinesville City Council has approved an agreement to provide a city police officer for Liberty Regional Medical Center on weekends.

July 22, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New organization formed to help Long County cancer patients

Cancer Association Relief Effort Support, or CARES, held its first fundraiser July 3 in Ludowici.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County EMS moves to new location

Long County emergency-medical-service units have moved from the fire department to a new building on North McDonald Street in Ludowici, Paramedic Doug Diller of Excelsior Ambulance Service recently told the Long County Board of Commissioners.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


LCPC recommends approval for agenda items

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commissioners met earlier today to consider some rezoning petitions and new business. Planning Commissioners recommended approval for every item on the agenda, with some having special conditions attached. They recommended approval for: Allenhurst's subarea future land use map, knitting classes to be operated out of a home, using property for a family cemetery, rezoning land for three modular buildings to be used as commercial spaces, a setback reduction for a gas station sign, and final plat approval for two residential developments.

July 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Property assessment appeal deadline is Monday

The deadline to appeal property tax assessments for 2015 is Monday.

July 21, 2015 | By Virgil Jones Special to the Courier | Local news


Courts now accepting cases filed online

July 1 was a historic day for the Office of the Clerk of Courts of Liberty County, when it began accepting electronically filed civil cases for superior and state court.

July 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Young writers get to be 'mayor' for day

The city of Hinesville hosted its "If I Were Mayor…" essay winners at City Hall early in June.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Kroell named Savannah Tech’s health-sciences dean

Scott Kroell, the recently retired CEO of Liberty Regional Medical Center, has been selected to be the dean for health sciences at Savannah Technical College, the college announced in a news release Friday morning.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia announces Barber Foods stuffed-chicken recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Barber Foods stuffed-chicken products distributed in Georgia because of potential health risk to pets and consumers.

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


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Leadership Liberty grads recognized

Members of the 2016-2017 Leadership Liberty class graduated and were recognized during a June 23 lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse.

July 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Tropical depression forms

From Larry Logan at the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency:

July 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office looking for suspect in year-old murder case

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a possible suspect involved in a homicide almost one year ...

July 06, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Re-entry coalition looks to churches

Saying the foundation of a successful prison re-entry program lies at the foot of faith-based organizations, Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition Director Daisy Jones welcomed pastors ...

July 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Man accidentally shot

A man spent the Fourth of July in the hospital after being accidentally shot during a house party near Gum Branch. The incident occurred before ...

July 05, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long County’s first administrator is already on the job

New Long County Administrator Frank Etheridge started work June 20.

July 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Called meeting not held

People expecting to learn more about city government controversies in Hinesville at a June 28 called city council meeting were disappointed. There was no information ...

July 05, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Getting kids excited about the library

The library is supposed to be a quiet place for reading. There was an exception for a children's dance party Monday morning.

July 05, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Member says ‘My church is not a cult’

Cesar Vargas said he wants to set the record straight.

July 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Rotary celebrates 40th anniversary

Hinesville's Rotary club celebrated its 40th anniversary, inducted the 2017-18 board and acknowledged accomplishments of the past year at its annual induction meeting June ...

July 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Association honors Hinesville council members

ATLANTA - The Georgia Municipal Association honored Hinesville City Council members Keith Jenkins and Diana Reid at its annual convention in Savannah June 25 for training ...

July 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Candidate stresses education as equalizer

No matter your politics, there's no arguing that Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams has an impressive resume.

July 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Long seeking funds for road work at school

Georgia Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Purcell joined Long County officials on June 19 to look at the possibility of state funding for a second ...

July 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


10,000 meals handed out in one day

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority gave out 10,000 meals Wednesday afternoon to residents at Regency Apartments and through local organizations.

July 02, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Fireworks, patriotic music for the Fourth

Independence Day celebrations in Liberty County are set for Tuesday. But, if you can't wait, Hunter Army Airfield lights the fuse Monday.

July 01, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


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