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Savannah area’s economic indicators expected to slow into the middle of next year

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor, which analyzes data and identifies trends affecting the regional economy, reports that the Savannah metro economy maintained its course of healthy growth through the third quarter of 2016.

December 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


City leaders discuss public safety officer position

Hinesville officials are looking into hiring a public safety director for the city.

December 21, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


County sets millage rates, waits on tax appeal

The Liberty County Commission gave formal approval Thursday to the previously announced tax millage rates and voted to ask for a court order allowing them to collect taxes based on a temporary version of the county tax digest.

December 20, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Judge could let taxes be collected despite appeal

If a local superior court judge says its OK to send out of property tax bills at a Dec. 29 hearing, Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones plans to begin collecting taxes that same day.

December 18, 2016 | Tiffany King and Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


Judge rules LRMC in contempt of court over records dispute

The Hospital Authority of Liberty County and Liberty Regional Medical Center are in contempt of court after failing to produce documents requested Aug. 12, according to records in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts database.

December 18, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Club owners say they're making changes for safety's sake

Cream Sports Bar and Lounge is ready to make some changes, according to club owners Sheron Cobb and Calvin Wright.

December 17, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Hurricane survivor services outreach ends Friday

Gateway Behavioral Health was selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide community liaison services throughout the coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

December 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway proposes bonds to build new city hall

The city of Midway Monday took the first step toward financing a $1 million city hall complex it hopes to see completed in 2017.

December 15, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Appeal stalls mailing property tax bills

Liberty County property owners will be getting their tax bills late due to appeals from the company who owns the lease on more than $243 million worth of private property on Fort Stewart that was added to the county's tax digest for the first time in 2016.

December 14, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. and Tiffany King Courier writers | Local news


Deadline looms for hurricane help

The deadline to apply for federal assistance for losses or damages from Hurricane Matthew is Friday.

December 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Gambling could be source of revenue for cash-strapped state

Liberty County Commissioners received a legislative update Tuesday from state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, who told them of renewed interest in legalizing casino gambling in Georgia.

December 11, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


ESG hopes to stay behind the scenes

Scott Murphy said he wants his company to go unnoticed.

December 11, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville woman grazed by bullet

According to an incident report filed by Hinesville Patrolman Donald Nunnally, a Hinesville woman is lucky to be alive after being grazed by a bullet Wednesday

December 08, 2016 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Tv journalist and author meets mayor

Shaw visited the Hinesville Area Arts Council Gallery Dec. 1 to talk about her story in the book "Shift Happens" by Nikki Woods.

December 08, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


When Sophia met Dolly

It's not every day that someone gets a chance to meet Dolly Parton, but Liberty County 4-H President Sophia Rodriguez did.

December 07, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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City council gets update on projects

Representatives from P.C. Simonton and Associates gave an informational overview of construction in the city during Thursday's regular council meeting.

February 08, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty Emergency Management Agency wants you to be ready for the worst (weather)

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Prepare for bad weather

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Vehicle clips school bus

A truck clipped the front end of a Liberty County School bus this morning on Islands highway and Brigdon Road.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


WomenHeart Hinesville is here

Alicia Roberts was diagnosed with cardio myopathy and congestive heart failure in 2010, when she was just 26 years old.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Arrest made in Fleming murder

Eptwarnd Saunders, 31 of Midway was arrested Monday in connection with the slaying of James Caswell Jones, 62, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon, Lewis Levine | Local news


No gun at school, official says

Long County High School was briefly on lockdown Monday morning after a mother called to report her daughter might have had a gun at school.

February 06, 2018 | Staff | Local news


Training program recognizes two Hinesville officials

Hinesville Councilmember Diana Reid and Mayor Allen Brown were both recognized Jan. 21 by the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal ...

February 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Pembroke police chief named to international committee

Pembroke Police Chief Randy Alexander knows what "hooah" means, having served nearly two decades in the Army as an infantryman before beginning a second career ...

February 03, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


New USO center on Fort Stewart

The Armed Forces Family Foundation and United Services Organziation cut the ribbon Thursday on a new USO center on Fort Stewart, the first in Georgia ...

February 03, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Flu worries increase in Liberty County

Mike Hester, chief executive officer of Liberty Regional Medical Center, said the hospital's staff is taking precautions as the flu season, the worst in ...

February 03, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Community Housing Initiative looks to improve housing conditions

The Liberty County Initiative for Community Housing held a housing workshop on a recent Saturday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

February 03, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


New library card system now underway

Live Oak Public Libraries patrons can now apply for a new PINES library card at any library branch location in Chatham, Effingham or Liberty counties.

February 02, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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