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MidCoast moves forward with runway extension

The Local Joint Management Board of the MidCoast Regional Airport met Thursday to discuss plans for the runway-extension project, among other business.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council plans to tackle new budget with SPLOST failure

Failure of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to pass in last week's election was hardly mentioned until the end of Thursday's city council meeting.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commissioners preparing to resume budget talks

As part of his administrative report to Liberty County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday night's meeting, County Administrator Joey Brown advised commissioners they'd have to talk about the county's budget at the next meeting if the referendum for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax did not pass.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


UPDATE: County assessing SPLOST failure

Liberty County voters on Tuesday decided that they did not want to see another round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The referendum to approve another six-year SPLOST period failed in a race that came down to a difference of 90 votes.

November 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty votes down SPLOST

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum proved to be the race to watch Tuesday night, as Liberty County voters nearly were split down the middle on whether or not the 1 percent sales tax would see another six-year term in the county.

November 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


LCPC recommends Flemington annex property straddling city line

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended that the city of Flemington annex eight parcels of land that mistakenly were identified as un-zoned county property.

October 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Early voting nearly over; Sunday turnout 'exceeds expectations'

The general elections are a week away, but Liberty Countians have been casting ballots since Oct. 13 at two polling locations.

October 27, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee and Jeff Whitten | Local news


Council approves balanced budget

The Hinesville City Council approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015 during a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon in city hall.

October 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Groundbreaking for Tradeport pipeline

Atlanta Gas Light and Liberty County Development Authority officials held a groundbreaking Thursday at the Tradeport East Business Center in Midway for the start of construction on a $9.7 million natural-gas pipeline.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Three arrests in vandalized football field

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 30 vandalization of a football field at the Long County Recreation Department.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Walk for good Friday

Community members will walk for a cause at the sixth annual Good Friday 7K Run/Walk for Shelter.

April 12, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Art coming to the park

Art in the Park wants to bring culture to downtown Hinesville.

April 12, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Reese no show at tribunal

Former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese and his attorney were no shows at a tribunal hearing on his employment status Tuesday ...

April 12, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County administrator in running for Pierce County superintendent's job

Long County Schools Director of Support Services Scotty Hattaway is one of three finalists for the superintendent's job in Pierce County, the Blackshear Times ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


FOX's American Grit has Liberty

FOX has released the trailer for season two of America Grit, much of which was filed in Liberty County, according to the Liberty County Convention ...

April 11, 2017 | Special to the News Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond denied in double homicide

A Fort Stewart sergeant accused of a double murder was denied bond Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

April 10, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Lawmaker leans toward public vote on casinos

Lawmakers recently passed Georgia's fiscal 2018 budget of $24.9 billion, the "largest budget we've ever passed in Georgia" Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway ...

April 08, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County 'ratifies' $24,000 raise given in November

After a closed-door session with attorney Kelly Davis, Liberty County Commissioners voted unanimously - minus Commissioner Justin Frasier, who was not at Tuesday's meeting - to ...

April 08, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


2012 fatal stabbing gets May trial date

A suspect, arrested for the July 2012 stabbing death of Johnny Williams Jr., may move to a jury trial in May.

April 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Art show, workshops in Darien

An art show and workshops at Darien's Ashantilly Center the last two Saturdays of this month will feature a former Liberty County High School ...

April 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Update: Downed line caused woods fire

Officials say downed power line likely caused a Thursday fire that burned at least 10 acres off Macedonia Road in Long County.

April 07, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


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