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Fleming planning meeting set for Thursday

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission will have a Fleming community-planning meeting from 5:30-

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


Commissioners talk SPLOST, ongoing projects

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners met Thursday evening to discuss the allocation of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds and to receive updates from T.R. Long Engineering about ongoing projects throughout the county.

May 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee Staff writer | Local news


Ludowici City Hall rennovations discussed

Ludowici City Hall's recent face-lift was a topic of discussion during Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting.

May 19, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Hinesville mayor, council recognize pastor

Before any other business was discussed during Thursday's city council meeting, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and city council members took time to say 'goodbye' to a long-time friend of the city, Pastor Richard Wright of First United Methodist Church.

May 19, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Leaders review final SPLOST list

Liberty County Board of Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown met with five Liberty county mayors Wednesday to review what was meant to be a finalized list of funds to be allocated for road and building projects if voters pass the November referendum for a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

May 19, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Adult day care center takes a step

The Liberty County Hospital Authority met briefly Tuesday afternoon to give final approval to the financing and construction of a 5,000-square-foot adult day health-care facility next to the Coastal Manor Long-Term Care nursing home in Ludowici.

May 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former Hinesville Optometrist indicted for child porn

A Richmond Hill man has been indicted May 7 by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.

May 16, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Planning commission OKs budget

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board on Thursday approved revised budgets for July 1-Oct. 31 and then for Nov. 1, 2014-Oct. 31, 2015.

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


Little known about large pool of candidates

The Georgia primary elections are six days away, and when ballots are cast Tuesday, candidates will learn whether their campaign signs, TV commercials and radio spots have paid off.

May 16, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee Staff writer | Local news


Hinesville PD, city hall cleared

Hinesville City Hall was evacuated for nearly 20 minutes shortly before 2:30 p.m. today. Officials were notified of possible explosive devices near the building and advised everyone to evacuate.

May 13, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Roads, water dominate Long Commission

Road upkeep and water drainage dominated last Tuesday's Long County Commission meeting at the courthouse in Ludowici.

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


Marsh buffer removal angers advisors

A legislative update heard by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Advisory Council was received with quiet outrage during the CAC's spring meeting Wednesday morning at the Coastal Electric Membership Cooperative headquarters on Highway 17 in Midway.

May 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hiring policy delays road work

An otherwise-uneventful Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday night became a little heated when county engineer Trent Long presented an action item to award a road-improvement contract.

May 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long County restricts gunfire near homes

The Long County Commission on Tuesday accepted the resignation of 4th District Commissioner Kent Hall.

May 09, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


More than 20% of proposed SPLOST earmarked for debt

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Monday finalized a list of road and building projects that would be funded if a new Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax is approved by voters Nov. 4.

May 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Citizens voice concerns at county millage hearing

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Monday held its first public hearing regarding the upcoming millage-rate adoption.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Interact clubs emphasize ‘service above self’

On Saturday, Oct. 18, while most teenagers were sleeping in, roughly 25 Liberty County High School students gathered together to clean up a section of Liberty County's waterway as part of the Rivers Alive project.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Bryant Commons to open to public March 7

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced that Bryant Commons officially will be opened to the public in a grand-opening event scheduled for March 7.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Homeless Prevention Program turns 16

Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program celebrated 16 years last month. Program Coordinator Daisy Jones said her department of three had modest beginnings, but it now networks with dozens of churches, civic organizations and service agencies dedicated to helping the homeless and hungry in Hinesville and Liberty County.

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


Employee raises saved, tax increase higher

The first action item on Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting agenda was to approve a revised budget for fiscal year 2015.

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


Midway residents help update land-use map

Fewer than a dozen Midway residents joined Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission officials Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex to discuss and assist updating the Midway subarea land-use map.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commission talks budget ahead of millage-rate hearings

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a financial report from county Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

November 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County commissioner raises discrimination concerns in roads department

An otherwise-routine employment process with the Long County roads department has received the attention of the county commissioner responsible for that department.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Tornado watch, freeze watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Liberty, Long, Bryan, Wayne, Chatham and most of eastern Georgia until 6 p.m. today.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Kesslers students join record attempt at cup stacking

About 175 students at Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School attempted a world record in cup stacking Thursday.

November 14, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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


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