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City millage rate increasing by up to .94 mills

After more than an hour and a half debate Thursday over possible cuts to make up a $1.3 million budget deficit, city leaders conceded they have to increase the property taxes by .94 of a mill, though maybe less.

November 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


World War II veteran returns to Fort Stewart

In 1943, Sgt. Frank Moore was a soldier with the Army's 4th Infantry Division, XII Corps. As he and his unit prepared for the Allied invasion at Normandy, he spent a summer in Coastal Georgia, sleeping in the fields of Camp Stewart.

November 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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


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Arrest made in soldiers' deaths

A Fort Stewart sergeant has been arrested and charged with the deaths of the two soldiers found Sunday in a Hinesville townhome.

March 09, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Casa's Dancing with the Stars a hit, again

Nina Dean had the right dance moves to earn the title of Best Female Dancer at the 4th annual Atlantic CASA Dancing with the Stars ...

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


Police say soldiers were shot to death

Police say two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in a Rebecca Street townhome Sunday were shot to death, and investigators are treating it as a ...

March 08, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Sheriff's Department arrests two for church burglaries

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he was going to find those responsible for stealing from four churches.

March 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Police: Soldiers were shot to death

Police say the two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in a Rebecca Street townhome Sunday were shot to death, and investigators are treating it as ...

March 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


24th ID veterans honor fallen soldiers

Veterans of the 24th Infantry Division and the Gulf War came back to Fort Stewart on Monday to remember their fallen comrades.

March 05, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Harmon honored as Long STAR student

Long County High School Senior Breana Harmon has been named the system's 2017 PAGE STAR Student.

March 05, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Proposed development near Cherokee Rose worries area residents

Some Hinesville residents along Meloney Drive and Topi Trail are worried their streets could be less safe if a 195-home subdivision is built nearby.

March 05, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Wilkes says his service as clerk was humbling

Barry Wilkes spent 35 years as clerk and court administrator for Liberty County.

March 05, 2017 | Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Update: Man charged in mother's death

A Liberty County man is accused of killing his mother with a handgun around 4 p.m. Friday while she was driving west on Leroy ...

March 04, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man accused of shooting his mother

A Liberty County man is accused of shooting and killing his mother around 4 p.m. Friday while they were traveling on Leroy Coffer Highway.

March 03, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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