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Richardson, Blocker going after 1st District commission seat

Today's Long County election preview focuses on the 1st District commissioner's race between incumbent David Richardson and challenger Gerald Blocker. Each candidate was given the same questions.

July 05, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Golden, Williamson facing off for Dist. 2 board member

Today's Long County election story focuses on the District 2 board of education race between incumbent Dempsey Golden and challenger Dr. Carolyn Williamson. Each candidate was given the same questions.

July 02, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


A penny for roads, or boondoggle?

The first of three local town hall meetings on the July 31 TSPLOST referendum drew few attendees Thursday, though the 1 percent tax has been at the core of advertising campaigns for more than a month.

June 30, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Plea concludes 2009 murder case

A co-defendant involved in the murder of David Anthony Jones in June 2009 pled guilty Friday in Liberty County Superior Court and was sentenced to 30 years behind bars and 20 years probation.

June 30, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fourth of July events set for Fort Morris

Fort Morris State Historic Site will host its annual free Independence Day Colonial Faire Wednesday.

June 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Commission election attracts 2 candidates

Two candidates qualified this week for the Nov. 6 special election to fill the vacant seat for Liberty County Board of Commissioners District 2.

June 30, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Dist. 4 board member taking on former superintendent

Today's Long County election story focuses on the District 4 board of education race between incumbent Linda DeLoach and challenger Janet Watford.

June 30, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mediation discussed; store site plan approved

At its June 11 meeting, the Midway City Council instructed its attorney - for the second time - to begin mediation of its years-old disagreement with the Liberty County Development Authority over shared water and wastewater services.

June 30, 2012 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


DOT restricting major lane closures during holiday week

JESUP - The Georgia Department of Transportation is restricting construction-related lane closures from 5 a.m. Saturday, June 30, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 9.

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


Local voices sing in Fourth of July spirit

The Liberty County Community and Area Mass Choir will be a part of the festivities at Fort Pulaski National Monument's Fourth of July celebrations.

June 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


LCDA weighs hiring local vs. minorities

The Liberty County Development Authority on Monday authorized a transfer of its engineering services to P.C. Simonton and Associates, but the vote was preceded by long discussion about the authority's policy on minority- and women-owned businesses.

June 28, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Standoff ends with public suicide

A standoff between Hinesville police and a gunman Wednesday in the parking lot of the American Legion Post ended when the gunman took his own life.

June 28, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Supreme Court upholds individual mandate

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

June 28, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Long Co. chamber installs officers

New officers were elected June 19 at the Long County Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet at the Compass Worship Center in Ludowici.

June 28, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Qualifying for special BoC election this week

Qualifying for a special election to fill the vacant Liberty County Commission District 2 seat will be this week.

June 27, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Locals at St. Simons retreat

County and city leaders have gathered on St. Simons Island for the annual county-wide planning workshop to discuss initiatives, community issues and updates on topics from last year's meeting. Jeff Ricketson, executive director of Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, opened the meeting by having everyone sharing what makes them Liberty County-proud.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Mayor has resident escorted from meeting

Hinesville resident Joe Stuart has spoken directly to City Council on numerous occasions during the public-comment portion of its twice-monthly meetings.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Public voice opinions on proposed pipeline

An estimated 200 people attended a public meeting on a proposed pipeline at the Richmond Hill city center Tuesday to hear information and voice their opinions. Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore from Kinder Morgan, the company proposing the pipeline, gave a 10-minute speech about its proposal and the reasoning behind placing a pipeline along the coast of Georgia, including Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

April 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


911 operators in spotlight for week

Dispatchers in Liberty County's 911 center spend hours in front of computer monitors in a dimly-lit, windowless room fielding calls that they don't know whether they'll be about a noise complaint or a shooting.

April 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Roads, repairs dominate Long Co. meeting

Roads dominated much of the Long County Commission meeting on April 7.

April 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty Transit to offer free rides for Earth Day

The Liberty Transit public transportation system will offer free rides Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County officer’s quick response cited

It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Kirk Center loses United Way funding

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten` Correspondent | Local news


Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Submit your questions about SPLOST

In the upcoming 2015 election, Liberty County wants to put the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) back on the ballot after a measure to renew it was defeated in last year's midterm election. The tax officially expired March 31, meaning the sales tax in Liberty County is now 6 percent, 1 percent lower than surrounding counties.

April 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


Convict re-entry program nearly ready

Faith-based groups, businesses and members of the public from eastern Liberty County had a chance to learn about a proposed prison re-entry program during a meeting Monday at Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway.

April 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County receives CVB spending plan

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect a correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received the fiscal-year 2016 budget for the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau earlier this month. An article on page 10A Wednesday incorrectly stated that the commissioners approved the budget, but the CVB's board approves its own spending plan. The commissioners simply received a copy of the budget.

April 14, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


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