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SPLOST failure could mean tax hike

With general elections only four months away, politicians are moving into full-on campaign mode. But gubernatorial, congressional and senate candidates aside, Liberty County voters will face another decision at the ballot box this November - a referendum for a special purpose local option sales tax, better known as SPLOST.

July 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Hinesville Rotary installs new officers

The Hinesville Rotary Club installed new officers Tuesday night at its weekly meeting. New club President Brigitte Shanken and fellow officers were sworn in by Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson.

July 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Area under Tropical Storm Watch

The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a Tropical Storm Alert for Arthurs at 11:20 a.m.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


John McIver honored in auditorium dedication

Former Liberty County Commission Chairman John D. McIver was honored Friday evening in a ceremony marking the dedication of the newly remodeled auditorium at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

July 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee jmcabee@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Rep. Williams attends GMA convention

SAVANNAH - Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, participated in the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association on June 22 in Savannah. Williams, a member of the House Transportation Committee, participated in a panel discussion for GMA's Transportation Policy Committee.

July 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Committee seeks support for diabetes-awareness campaign

The Long County Commission was informed during its recent meeting that a committee has been established to bring more attention to diabetes.

June 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fleming residents approve new land-use map

Fleming residents met again with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff Thursday afternoon to approve updates to the future land-use map as part of the Liberty County Comprehensive Plan for 2014-15.

June 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Scouts train, have fun at Black Creek camp

About 180 Boy Scouts and 40 scoutmasters, adult volunteers and staff endured the heat and humidity for six days of fun this week at Black Creek Scout Reservation near Sylvania.

June 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


University helping enforce law here

The Hinesville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff's Office have been getting some high-tech assistance from the Armstrong State University police department.

June 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hospital CFO resigns

Liberty Regional Medical Center is looking for a new chief financial officer after former CFO Sam Johnson recently resigned.

June 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mayor reports on trip to Washington

During his report at Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting, Mayor Jim Thomas provided information he and City Manager Billy Edwards received during a recent trip to Washington, D.C.

June 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Superintendent marking first year on job

Editor's note: The past few months, the Coastal Courier received several letters and phone calls, all anonymous, alleging poor management and questionable use of funds by the Liberty County School System administration, now headed by Dr. Valya Lee. The Courier's policy has been and remains that sources sign and acknowledge the letters we receive for publication, but in some cases, when a slew of letters make similar claims, we look into the matter, report on what we know and offer all sides the opportunity to respond. That is the case here. We began our coverage by bringing the ...

June 23, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Area residents voice opposition to development plans during LCPC meeting

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission tabled a request to rezone approximately 5.3 acres of land from residential to commercial property during a public hearing Tuesday evening.

June 23, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


Commission approves budget

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a fiscal-year 2015 budget of $25,961,583 at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

June 23, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


County officials say it is in good shape

Local government officials, business leaders and community members gathered at CenturyLink's 50/50 building Thursday for a State of the County address by Board of Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown. The address was part of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Progress Through People Luncheon series.

June 20, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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Fix on way for Veterans Parkway

The Liberty County Commission has joined with the city of Hinesville to try to prevent what City Manager Billy Edwards called a quagmire of traffic ...

January 11, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Group moves forward on affordable housing for workers

A group pushing for more affordable workforce housing wants to build some in Riceboro and Midway.

January 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


NAACP to have state meeting here

Georgia NAACP's civil rights leaders from across Georgia will gather in Hinesville Jan. 27-28 for training in public policy advocacy, according to the organization ...

January 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County Commission makes move to stagger terms

The Long County Commission began the process Tuesday of staggering its terms to avoid having all five of its members running for election at the ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Road named for Freddie Walthour Sr., a 'great man'

"This is going to make him smile," was the sentiment expressed by Liberty County Commissioner Marion Stevens about Deacon Freddie Walthour Sr.'s new road.

January 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Long Co. drive helps 29 families with presents

The Long County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Long County School System, Sheriffs Department, other agencies and merchants had a Toys for Tots ...

January 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Septic systems being inventoried

A planned inventory of septic systems is supposed to help officials in coastal Georgia counties locate and manage failing systems that are a threat to ...

January 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville Housing Authority celebrates work and its volunteers

The Hinesville Housing closed out its year with an awards and recognition ceremony for staff and volunteers at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center on ...

January 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


History made, second-chances given, tragedy as 2016 begins

Here's a look back at 2016, starting with January.

January 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Solar panel power helps process pecans

Mascot Pecan Shelling Co. in Glennville recently had Coastal Solar, based in Hinesville, install a solar array system, an investment of more than $2.5 ...

January 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Celebrating freedom

For some, 2017 got off to a beautiful start with one of the community's largest spiritual gatherings - the Liberty County Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day ...

January 04, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


New kid on the block

Baby Daycian Jeremy Idlett did not have any competition for being the first 2017 baby born in Liberty County, but it was a race against ...

January 04, 2017 | Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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