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Long County BOE votes in millage rate increase

Following a third and final public hearing on the millage rate held Thursday, Sept. 21, the Long County Board of Education voted 3-2 to raise the current 13.483 millage rate to 14.50, an increase of 1.017 mills. School Board Chair Florence Baggs made the motion for the increase and Vice Chair Julie Dawson seconded it. They and Board Member Marcus DeLoach voted for the increase. Board Members Dr. Carolyn Williamson and Linda DeLoach opposed it.

September 25, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


It's never too early to think about how you want to be remembered

Do me a favor, will you? I would greatly appreciate it if you would see that my obituary gets printed as is, just in case I happen to kick the bucket or cash in my chips or buy the farm or any other euphemism that you deem appropriate for the occasion.

September 25, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Local news


Mosquitoes giving Liberty County a break after Irma

In spite of standing water left by Hurricane Irma mosquitoes are giving the Liberty County area a bit of a break, mosquito control chief Frazier Sylvers told the county commission Thursday.

September 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Some rental homes in Hinesville called 'deplorable, uninhabitable'

Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition President Jim McIntosh addressed Hinesville city council about rental housing at Thursday's meeting, saying some are in "deplorable and uninhabitable" condition.

September 24, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


41-lot subdivision could be headed to Walthourville

Walthourville could be gaining a new subdivision along Talmadge Road.

September 24, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Amenities at Independence casualty of Stewart's lost brigade

The promise of a commercial center and amenities at the Independence development may be gone.

September 24, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Why they Keep Liberty Beautiful

"Why I KLB" was the theme of Thursday's Progress Through People Luncheon featuring Keep Liberty Beautiful.

September 24, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


New show airs weekly on Explore Liberty

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to announce the start of a weekly show, LIVE in Liberty, at 3 p.m. Mondays on the Facebook page, Explore Liberty.

September 23, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


DRC center to open in Liberty County

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center at the Liberty County Community Complex next week.

September 22, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


ASU, GSU to talk merger at community breakfast

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast Wednesday featuring Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The breakfast is being sponsored by the Coastal Courier.

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Swim advisories lifted for some area beaches

Beach water testing resumed this week following Hurricane Irma, and some area beaches have reopened for swimming.

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Reid to host Distict 1 Town Hall Meeting on Sept. 28

District 1 Councilwoman Diana Reid will be on hand for a Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the traffic courtroom inside the Hinesville Police Department, 123 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

September 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


FEMA teams canvassing Liberty

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has dispatched Disaster Survivor Assistance teams in Irma-stricken neighborhoods throughout five coastal counties to help Georgia disaster survivors register for assistance.

September 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long BoE votes on tax increase Thursday

The third and final public hearing on a proposed millage rate increase by the Long County Board of Education will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the board's room of the main office.

September 20, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Courier correspondent | Local news


FEMA help available

Liberty County residents now qualify for individual disaster assistance from FEMA for damages sustained because of Hurricane Irma.

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


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Brown to chair 2017 Mayors’ Motorcade

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown was recently named as the chair of the 2017 Mayors' Motorcade for the southeast district by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA).

October 01, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


United Way aims to raise $155,000 for charities

"One by One" is the theme for this year's United Way of the Coastal Empire-Liberty County Branch's annual campaign.

September 30, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County, cities seem far apart on fire plan

Countywide professional fire and emergency service seemed like an idea whose time had come when the Liberty County commissioners discussed it at an annual planning ...

September 30, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


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