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Officials lining up projects for next SPLOST

Liberty County officials and representatives from five of the county's seven municipalities met Tuesday to discuss SPLOST-revenue projections and the steps to finalizing SPLOST 2015 project wish lists.

March 19, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Flemington considering development

Flemington city officials and a number of residents expressed how they envision their city will grow over the next 25 years during a community planning meeting Thursday at Flemington City Hall on Old Sunbury Road.

March 18, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Ludowici seeking grants for road work

At the Ludowici City Council meeting Tuesday, the council reappointed G. Ben Turnipseed Engineering and ALGA Inc. to prepare and submit Coastal Development Block Grants for the coming year.

March 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Long County still taking EMS proposals

Long County Commission Vice Chair Kent Hall said Wednesday that despite rumors and speculation, no decision has been made on who would provide emergency medical services to the county.

March 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty schools budgeting for more students

The Liberty County Board of Education was informed Tuesday that school administrators are busy shaping a budget for the 2014-15 school year. School-board members were told that before a final draft budget can be presented, the district must clear three hurdles: projecting enrollment and teacher allocations, developing a budget for capital projects and estimating costs for advancing technology in the schools.

March 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Fire destroys "man cave" in Long Co.

A fire broke out late Thursday afternoon in Long County and destroyed a mobile home on Dena Circle that Long County resident Mike Dollins used as his "man cave," according to Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman.

March 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Tickets will be given for left turns

During Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting, Police Chief James Steiner told the council that the police department will issue citations to drivers who make illegal left turns at the intersection of Highway 84 and North/South Main Street.

March 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Split vote stymies recommended firings

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee's recommendation to terminate married teachers Brian and Tiffany Griggs for abandonment of contract failed Monday when the board of education delivered a split vote in the couple's combined fair-dismissal hearing. Had the Griggs been terminated, they most likely would have faced sanctions from the state Professional Standards Commission, to include having their teaching certificates revoked in Georgia and states of reciprocity, including Florida, Alabama and South Carolina.

March 13, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long has yet to act on EMS contract

With speculation in the air and a deadline approaching, the Long County Commission, as of Monday, still had not taken any formal action regarding the continuation of emergency medical service to Long County, according to commission Chairman Robert Long.

March 12, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Ads on buses get council attention

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting included only three action items and five information items on the agenda.

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


Planning meeting for Flemington

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission will host a community planning meeting for Flemington from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Flemington City Hall, 156 Old Sunbury Road.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


State to hear Long County concerns over bombing range

First District Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, told a packed Long County Courthouse on Tuesday that he would take concerns over the Townsend Bombing Range expansion directly to Gov. Nathan Deal.

March 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Democratic candidates greet, meet supporters

Democratic candidates for national, county and school board seats hobnobbed with supporters Thursday during a meet and greet event hosted by the Young Democrats of Liberty County and the Liberty County Democratic Committee at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

March 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


County weighs possible animal-control sites

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday discussed three possible sites on which to build a new animal-control facility. The county would fund the project with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.

March 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Commerce Street closes for a week

Due to roadway construction and drainage work, North Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville will be closed from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through March 14. Motorists should plan to use alternate routes during those times.

March 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


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Water pressure on Airport Road lowered

Water customers near Airport Road will have lower water pressure due to renovations.

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Detour in Walthourville this weekend

At the request of CSX Railroad, the Georgia DOT is planning a three-day road closure in conjunction with railroad crossing improvements on Highway 119 in ...

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Re-entry group needs more housing

The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition is seeking reentry housing partners to help them serve recently released and paroled prisoners who return to the Liberty County ...

February 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Man pays $460 restitution in dog case

The man who took responsibility for an accident that killed a family's pet dog in December has paid restitution.

February 05, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Pete is one popular cat

"The moral of Pete's story is no matter what you step in you just keep walking along and singing your song because it's ...

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


Schools' finance officer threatens lawsuit

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee is being threatened with a lawsuit by the system's chief financial officer, Roger Reese, according to ...

February 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Authorities find missing man

UPDATE: Larry "Tony" Thompson has been located unharmed. He is safe and back with family.

February 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Microplastics could be major concern along coast

In recent years, the public has become attuned to the problem of trash in the ocean, especially plastic, as images of the Great Pacific Garbage ...

February 03, 2017 | By Michael Sullivan Special to the Courier | Local news


City Council amends part of zoning ordinance

The Hinesville City Council approved amending the city's zoning ordinance relating to nonconforming uses and structures.

February 02, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Police get boy out of tree

Showing there is much more to their jobs than just chasing bad guys, Hinesville Police Officers rescued a young boy stuck in a tree Thursday ...

February 02, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Police seek suspects in troubling case

The Hinesville Police Department is seeking out the suspect or suspects responsible for entering and vandalizing the vehicle of a Hinesville man Sunday.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Georgia NAACP: Trump is 'divider in chief'

The head of the Georgia NAACP is among those calling Donald Trump an "illegitimate president."

February 01, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Family coping with loss of pet killed by pit bulls

The holidays were all but ruined for Marvis Robinson and her family.

February 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Re-Entry program orientation is Saturday

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition is set to host a five-week course called SOAR from Dreams to Reality.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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