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County gets mixed news on SPLOST

Liberty County's most recent monthly sales tax revenues met projections for the first time. Documents at the county commissioners meeting Tuesday showed that with lagging income the SPLOST6 funds are short $930,000 overall.

March 16, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville Housing Authority launches new website

The Hinesville Housing Authority is pleased to announce a rebranding of the agency and its nonprofit entities, as well as the launch of its new website, http://hinesvillehousingauthority.org.

March 14, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Still serving: Liberty Chapter 789 of Vietnam Veterans of America celebrates 20 years

When Chapter 789 of the Vietnam Veterans of America met March 6 at the Golden Hibachi in Hinesville, the group's monthly agenda included reminders that Saturday is St. Patrick's Day, March 29 is National Vietnam Veterans Day and there's a canned food drive in the works for April.

March 14, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


County looking to TSPLOST to build Hinesville bypass

Implementing a transportation special purpose local option sales tax was one of the main topics of discussions as community leaders exchanged ideas at the annual countywide retreat on St. Simons Island last week.

March 14, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


THOSE WHO SERVED: Retired Army squad leader coaching, making an impact on local athletes

Editor's note: If you know a veteran who should be included in this series, please email this reporter.

March 14, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Fort Stewart could grow by one SFAB

Col. Jason Wolter, garrison commander of Fort Stewart, told officials at the Liberty County countywide planning workshop the population of the fort was probably at its lowest for the forseeable future.

March 13, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Southern Living features Liberty businesses

Three locally-owned and operated businesses were featured in a recent online article in Southern Living magazine, thanks to the efforts of Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) as the destination marketing organization for Liberty County.

March 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


ACLU weighs in on Bradwell Institute suspensions

The Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said a five-day suspension given to a Bradwell Institute student who participated in a March 2 walkout is unconstitutional.

March 10, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Easter walk for shelter set for March 31 in Hinesville

Fridays were good for the Liberty Regional Homeless Shelter. They're betting Saturdays will be better.

March 10, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County school board races to be contested

For now, it appears every seat on the Liberty County school board up for election in 2018 will be contested.

March 10, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Susie Baker King Taylor 'ain't a stranger no more'

More than a century after her heroic acts, Liberty County legend Susie Baker King Taylor was inducted into the Georgia Women of Achievement hall of fame on Wednesday. The 27th annual event was held at Wesleyan College in Macon to honor the 2018 inductees.

March 10, 2018 | Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news


Fires destroy homes in Long County

Officials are investigating two home fires in Long County in as many days and one of them has already been labeled arson.

March 09, 2018 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County fire being investigated as arson

Authorities say a fire that burned a Long County home Thursday was intentionally set.

March 09, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Library lists March events

Here are Hinesville Library's March adult programs. They are all free and held at the library, 236 W. Memorial Drive

March 07, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Army CID offers $5,000 reward for information

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a person wanted for the October 2017 sexual assault of a soldier assigned to Fort Stewart.

March 07, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


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Recalling King's assassination half a century later

Fifty years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis while standing on a motel balcony.

April 04, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition shelter walk raises $4,500

Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition's seventh annual Walk for Shelter raised about $4,500 this year, less than organizers had hoped.

April 04, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Population, sea level seen as threats to coast

Population growth and impacts from sea level rise are major threats to the long term health of Georgia's coast, according to a collaborative report ...

April 02, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Potholes bedevil Midway streets, drivers and council

The Midway City Council Monday struggled again with the issue of potholes along Butler Street and will vote on possible repairs at its next regular ...

April 02, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


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