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Long Co. newcomers encouraged to attend meetings

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that from 2010-12, Long County was the fifth-fastest growing county in the nation. With new people coming into the county, many are unfamiliar with the local governing bodies and when they meet.

February 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Skies expected to start clearing

After a day of rain and two days of cloudy skies, the National Weather Service is forecasting that our skies will start clearing this afternoon.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Public health delays opening

Due to the possibility of dangerous winter weather, health departments in Liberty and Long counties will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 13. Coastal Health District officials will re-evaluate the time of the delayed openings at those two health departments should conditions deteriorate overnight.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


HDDA to hold special called meeting

There will be a special called meeting of Hinesville Downtown Development Authority board of directors, to include an executive session, at 4 p.m. Thursday in the third-floor conference room of the Hinesville City Hall, 115 E. M.L. King Jr. Drive.

February 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Senate candidate campaigns in Hinesville

A crowd of about 35 people welcomed U.S. Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn on Tuesday to Hinesville's Bryant Commons, where they listened to the candidate talk about her platform, specifically veterans' issues.

February 12, 2014 | By Michelle K.W. Ricketson Correspondent | Local news


Animal control, E-911 focus of Long meeting

The Long County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a town-hall meeting at Walker Elementary School in Ludowici.

February 11, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


H-ville Council recognizes one of its own

Hinesville City Council members and Mayor Jim Thomas recognized Councilman David Anderson as they began their meeting Thursday afternoon.

February 11, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


State seeks opinions on Highway 144 widening

Anyone interested in the planned widening of Highway 144 will want to mark Feb. 20 on the calendar.

February 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Snow not expected here

No snow is forecast for Coastal Georgia, even though winter storm warnings and watches have been issued for north and central parts of the state.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Carter raises most in congressional campaign

This is an election year and with the primaries moved up to May 20, candidates vying for national offices are rushing to file statements of candidacy and disclose campaign contributions with the Federal Election Commission.

February 10, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Timeline set for comprehensive plan

In a public hearing held during Tuesday's county commission meeting, Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Executive Director Jeff Ricketson recommended a two-year schedule for community-planning meetings. These planning sessions will be held to garner public input so residents have a voice in how they would like to see their communities develop, Ricketson said.

February 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


County fire coordinator resigns

Liberty County Fire Coordinator James Ashdown resigned Monday, county officials confirmed this week. Ashdown had served as the county's first fire coordinator for more than eight years.

February 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Bombing range expansion OKed

The Department of the Navy on Friday released information officially confirming the expansion of Townsend Bombing Range in Long County. Confident the announcement was coming, the Long County Commission on Thursday held a town-hall meeting at Long County Middle School to discuss the expansion's effects on the county.

February 05, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Local news


Jeep plows through Motel 6

A Jeep plowed through the side of Motel 6 on Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville on Tuesday morning. According to Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Lt. Bill Kirkendall, two vacant rooms were damaged extensively, and the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle, but no one was injured.

February 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Officials plotting November SPLOST vote

Government officials, educators, Fort Stewart representatives, business leaders and others met Friday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway for a mid-year review, to contemplate how far the community has come since a community-wide planning workshop was held last May.

February 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


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City preps for traffic changes along Memorial

Hinesville leaders already are planning for how traffic may be affected by growth on Memorial Drive and Central Avenue when Armstrong State University's new Liberty Center and the new Liberty County Library are completed.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Budget talks include increase in travel expenditures

City leaders on Monday approved a recommendation by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas to increase their travel expenditures for fiscal year 2015 as the council goes over next year's budget.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Airport Road widening project underway

The Georgia Department of Transportation has commenced work on widening State Route 119, also called Airport Road, in Hinesville and Walthourville.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City recommends trick-or-treat hours

Thursday's council meeting City Manager Billy Edwards said Fort Stewart will observe Halloween on the same day, during the same hours. He said the annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night downtown is set for Oct. 24.

September 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


County examines SPLOST 2015 materials

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Daniel Clark unveiled the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2015 campaign posters at the Liberty County Board of Commissioners' regular meeting Tuesday evening.

September 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


CivilianJobs.com to host job fair on Fort Stewart on Sept. 16

CivilianJobs.com, a site that helps connect America's military members with civilian careers, is holding a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, on Fort Stewart. The event is sponsored by the Fort Stewart Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program.

September 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Co. Democrats open campaign HQ

A small, enthusiastic group gathered Saturday for the grand opening of the Liberty County Democrats' campaign office in Hinesville.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fort Morris marks Labor Day with a bang

Fort Morris State Historic Site on Monday held its annual Labor Day celebration, which included Revolutionary War musket and cannon firings, food and informative talks.

September 03, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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