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Commission hopefuls talk taxes, new ideas

Eyes may be glued to the national stage for Tuesday's election, but two Liberty County Commission races will be decided.

November 05, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Heating assistance set for Long

Long County's Community Action Agency will operate the low-income heating energy assistance program funded by the Department of Human Resources, according to Community Services head Diane Rogers.

November 04, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Judge approves new Long County districts

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Brunswick Division signed a ruling Tuesday establishing new district lines in Long County.

November 02, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


City/post sewage plant spill eyed

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is monitoring what it calls a major spill by EPD guidelines at Hinesville/Fort Stewart's wastewater treatment plant Oct. 22-23.

November 02, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici making improvements

Ludowici has made several improvements during the last year, and according to Mayor James Fuller, more are planned for the future.

November 01, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Early voting drawing 400 a day

Voters hoping to skip lines at next week's election have until Friday to vote early - but there's no guarantee it will take less time than casting a ballot Nov. 6.

October 31, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Supreme Court: Candidate didn't qualify

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld a Liberty County Board of Elections decision to disqualify an area resident from the 2011 Hinesville municipal elections.

October 31, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Show features Tea Grove Plantation on Thursday

Tea Grove Plantation will be among the locations featured in an RFD-TV show that airs at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 1.

October 31, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Committee to discuss library sites

When the site committee for Hinesville's new library meets Monday, members will have in hand a clear statement from the library's trustees favoring the current Memorial Drive location.

October 29, 2012 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Cops to crack down on light violations

Hinesville Police will write warning tickets to drivers who turn right on red at the intersection of Gen. Screven Way and West Oglethorpe Highway for few weeks.

October 29, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Sample ballot

The media player at left holds a copy of the sample ballot for Liberty County voters.

October 29, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Late digests slowing property tax decisions

Several taxing entities within Liberty County are stalled in the process of establishing their property-tax rates due to a delayed tax digest.

October 24, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Shaw receives excellence award

Long County Commissioner Wallace Shaw received the University of Georgia's Silver Standard of Excellence Award on Oct. 2 from the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.

October 23, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville hikes millage, utility fees

Hinesville City Council approved fee and rate increases for building permits, water and sewer, garbage collection and storm water utilities at their meeting Thursday.

October 22, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ga. labor commissioner addresses Long Co. chamber

Georgia Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler addressed the Long County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday at a breakfast meeting in Ludowici.

October 22, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Hinesville mayor appointed to state public infrastructure panel

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas has been appointed to Georgia's Partnership for Public Facilities and Infrastructure Act Guidelines Committee, Gov. Nathan Deal announced recently.

August 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Spots open on sheriff's citizen academy

A few spots remain open for the upcoming Liberty County Sheriff's Office Citizens' Academy.

August 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Prisoners may build Long County animal shelter

State and local officials met recently in Ludowici to discuss funding options for a proposed animal rescue shelter in Long County.

August 16, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Teen pleads to charges from fatal wreck

SPRINGFIELD - An Effingham County teenager charged in an September 2014 accident that claimed the lives of three people, including a Liberty County resident, has pled ...

August 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue Correspondent | Local news


Porter wins lawsuit claim, awarded $3.5 million

A Liberty County jury on Friday awarded $3.5 million for the death of Barbara Porter in a lawsuit brought by her widower, Kenneth Porter.

August 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Jury in deliberation in wrongful-death trial

After nearly a full day of closing arguments, the wrongful-death trial stemming from a lawsuit brought forward by Kenneth Porter, on behalf of his wife ...

August 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City looking for ways to eliminate blight

The Hinesville City Council approved a bid to refurbish two garbage trucks and a resolution for blight-elimination funding as part of its first meeting of ...

August 13, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Closing arguments set for Thursday in wrongful death suit

Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the wrongful-death trial on behalf of former Liberty Regional Medical Center Chief Operating Room Nurse Barbara Porter.

August 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


NAACP to host community meeting

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP will host a community mass meeting beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Sparse turnout reported for virtual town hall

Liberty County's first virtual town hall had a small turnout, but it was a start.

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County residents play major role in Selma-to-Washington march

People from all over the country, including Liberty County, are taking part in the NAACP's "America's Journey for Justice" march, which began Aug ...

August 10, 2015 | By Keturah Greene | Local news


Long County fire chief applicants to be interviewed soon

The Long County Board of Commissioners still is looking over applicants for the full-time fire-chief job to replace former Chief Richard Truman, who is currently ...

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Rep. Al Williams addresses transportation, casinos, Fort Stewart cuts

Editor's note: This article was revised before being posted to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. State Rep ...

August 10, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Home knitting business proposal unravels

A simple request for a home business teaching knitting classes turned into a heated discussion during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting.

August 08, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


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