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Despite protests city approves tax hike

After several Hinesville residents expressed anger during the final public hearing on a proposed 1-mill property tax increase, the four city council members present Thursday split their vote, leaving Mayor Jim Thomas to break the tie. The tax increase passed.

December 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long County demands say on animal shelters

The Long County Commission ruled at its December meeting that any animal shelters opening in the county must have the commission's approval.

December 08, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Proposal would put more controls on 'dangerous' dogs

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday discussed an aggressive overhaul to its animal control ordinance that would bring it in line with new state requirements.

December 07, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


House blaze displaces family

A house fire Saturday in Hinesville Saturday displaced a family of four.

December 06, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City's credit rating adjusted because of 'negative outlook'

Moody's Investors Service assigned a negative outlook to Hinesville's $9 million of outstanding general obligation, limited tax-backed debt, according to a Nov. 30 Moody's news release.

December 05, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local man's truck hits, kills Illinois trooper

ST. LOUIS - A Georgia trucker who lost consciousness before his tractor-trailer struck and killed an Illinois state trooper isn't medically fit to drive commercially, federal regulators have determined.

December 05, 2012 | By Jim Suhr Associated Press writer | Local news


Enrollment drops despite Census numbers

Hinesville has been called a "boom town," and it's growth has landed it positions on lists like "The Top 10 Cities People are Moving to in 2012" by The Fiscal Times and the U.S. Census Bureau's list of fastest-growing communities.

December 03, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


County millage to drop for Hinesville residents

Contrary to previous reports, Hinesville residents will see a decrease in their county millage rate.

December 03, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


City tax hearing turns bitter

The first two of three public hearings on Hinesville's proposed property-tax increase took place Thursday in council chambers at city hall. Though sparsely attended by city leaders and concerned residents, the morning meeting prompted some bitter public comments.

November 30, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Tax hikes not likely to be averted

Property taxes in Liberty County are on the rise, and residents will have the chance to weigh in today at public hearings for both the boards of commissioners and education.

November 30, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp stepping down

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp is stepping down from her post after 10 years of working to protect the Ogeechee River basin.

November 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Weak economy blamed for tax hike

Hinesville residents are invited to take part in three public hearings on the city's proposed increase in property taxes. The hearings are scheduled at city hall for 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 29, and 3 p.m. Dec. 6, during the city council meeting.

November 27, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former trooper now heads LCSO deputies

After 40-plus years in law enforcement - with nearly 20 of those years as Liberty County's chief deputy - Keith Moran is preparing for retirement, leaving Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes with the tough task of finding a suitable replacement.

November 27, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Local news


City, county, schools set to raise taxes

Property taxes within Liberty are on the rise.

November 26, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Delinquent tax auction in Long County

Long County is owed more than $400,000 in back taxes, according to Tax Commissioner Becky Fowler. She recently asked the Long County Commission to support her enforcement of penalties on delinquent tax bills.

November 26, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Midway residents speak up for trees

Beauty and safety were the main concerns of residents gathered at Monday's Midway City Council meeting.

July 16, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Commission OKs rezoning along Fleming Shortcut

A new business - or businesses - might be coming soon to Leroy Coffer Highway.

July 14, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Only most hazardous trees recommended to be cut in Midway

Not all the marked trees on Martin Road in Midway will be cut down, according to a Liberty County Extension agent.

July 13, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


NAACP to hold march to Washington

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP is participating in the America's Journey for Justice March, which is planned to start Aug. 1 in ...

July 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


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