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Historic sights get SPLOST money

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners presented five Liberty Trail-related organizations with $72,000 in SPLOST funds at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

July 25, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


City votes to redistrict

In a 4-1 vote Thursday, the Hinesville City Council approved amending the city's charter to allow the creation of new city council districts.

July 25, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Officials to address possible land dispute in Long, Liberty

At the July Long County Commission meeting, members from the Liberty County Tax Assessor's Office met with the commissioners to discuss concerns about some of the lines drawn between the two counties.

July 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Car may have been intentionally torched

A vehicle fire Tuesday morning in a Walthourville mobile home park has sparked an arson investigation.

July 22, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville gets a move on

Moving day finally is here for the city of Hinesville.

July 22, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Elections board urges Ludowici to use automated equipment

At the July 12 Ludowici City Council meeting, the Long County Elections Board urged the city to join the county in converting to automated voting precincts.

July 21, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Community breaks ground at future DFCS home site

Local city, county and state representatives reflected on the power of perseverance when they gathered Tuesday for the groundbreaking of the Liberty County Department of Family and Children Services.

July 21, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Drink stand makes splash in Bryan Co.

A bright pink and yellow lemonade stand caught the eye of many attendees at the inaugural Richmond Hill Farmers Market on Tuesday, when crowds showed up for local, farm-fresh produce in J. F. Gregory Park.

July 20, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Deals getting sweeter for lemonade girls

The Midway girls whose lemonade stand was shut down by the police two weeks ago are riding out a tide of attention.

July 20, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Missing Midway man’s remains ID’d

Illinois authorities positively have identified the remains of a Midway man who went missing three years ago.

July 20, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Coastal Resource meeting in Midway

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division will host a public information meeting at 5:30 p.m. July 27 at Holton's Restaurant in Midway to explain proposed amendments to the Coastal Marshland Protection Rules concerning live-aboards.

July 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway council discusses designs for new library

The Midway City Council learned Monday that the county commissioners are giving final review to the plans for the east end community center this month, and a contract for the new Midway-Riceboro branch library should be finished this summer.

July 16, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Courthouse revamp is running on schedule

Renovations to the old Liberty County Courthouse are on schedule and going well, according to County Administrator Joey Brown.

July 14, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


$1M winning lottery ticket sold in Ludowici

ATLANTA - A Tattnall County tree surgeon recently won $1 million from the Georgia Lottery. Jonathan Hilliard of Collins won his prize playing the instant game Georgia Lottery Black.

July 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Riders invited to sound off on bus system

If you have an opinion on Hinesville's Liberty Transit bus system, now is the time to express it. City officials and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission are accepting public comment on proposed changes to existing bus routes through Aug. 8.

July 13, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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Projected SPLOST revenue: $55.4M

During a planning session Friday, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners discussed possible projects for SPLOST 2015. Commissioners also were updated on projected revenues the county could expect from the 1 percent sales tax.

February 19, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


AASU unveils new Liberty Center plan

Local leaders got a glimpse of the future Tuesday during a Hinesville Rotary Club meeting when Armstrong Atlantic State University President Dr. Linda Bleicken and Liberty Center Director retired Col. Peter Hoffman unveiled a rendering of the new Liberty campus. The unveiling was held during a Rotary luncheon at the La Quinta Inn on Highway 84 in Flemington.

February 19, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Bryan County puts Sunday alcohol sales to voters

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.

February 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Former Pembroke priest sentenced

A Catholic priest, who worked in several Georgia towns, including Pembroke, is going to prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a boy in Ohio.

February 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LPD officer fired by council

Ludowici Police Department Captain Robert Kicklighter was formally fired by the Ludowici City Council on Thursday after a hearing was held to investigate the circumstances of his departure from the department on Dec. 23.

February 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Low-cost vet clinic opens in area

The Liberty County Humane Shelter and Coastal Community Veterinary Clinic have joined forces to provide area residents with low-cost veterinary services. The facility, at 279 Briarwood Circle in Hinesville, held its grand opening last week and celebrated by offering free checkups and rabies shots to the first 50 pets in line.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mayor: Learn from history, but focus on today

His military career began in 1957 and essentially continued through to 2005, when he retired for a second time with a total of 46 years military-related service. Then, in 2008, Jim Thomas began his political career as Hinesville's first black mayor.

February 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Republican challenging sitting governor

David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 15, 2014 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Hearing set for former Ludowici chief

Suspended Ludowici Police Chief James Rogers has been granted a hearing at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Ludowici City Hall. The city council unanimously approved and scheduled the hearing during Tuesday's meeting.

February 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Reports from 2014 General Assembly Jan. 13-24

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


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