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Long County BoE expects graduation rate to drop

The Long County graduation rate probably will drop due to a new federal formula for calculating figures, the board of education learned at its March 12 meeting.

March 14, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Festival celebrates writers, literature

How do novels come to be? How does a writer navigate the changing publishing industry? Why is literacy important?

March 14, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Gas lines delay work on Savannah parkway

SAVANNAH - Workers are suspending construction on a major bypass in Savannah after crews twice cut into gas lines buried underground.

March 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Heating assistance still available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. still is assisting eligible households with heating bills.

March 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County real estate numbers stay up

While the national outlook on real estate seems to rise and fall with the stock market and mortgage company settlements, Liberty County sales figures during the past four months have held steady above last year's rates.

March 12, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fire protection is BoC’s top priority

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners identified fire protection as its No. 1 priority for the current year during a retreat Friday.

March 12, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Local option sales tax revenues up in '11

For a second year in a row, Hinesville's local option sales tax revenues have increased following a major decrease in revenues two years ago, according to data provided by Hinesville Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon.

March 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Local option sales tax revenues up in '11

For a second year in a row, Hinesville's local option sales tax revenues have increased following a major decrease in revenues two years ago, according to data provided by Hinesville Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon.

March 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Suspect arrested again for meth

For the second time in less than six months, a Gum Branch woman has been arrested for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine. Virginia Burke, who also was arrested last October during a meth bust, again was apprehended Thursday for allegedly manufacturing the narcotic at a home on Bradley Lane in Gum Branch.

March 12, 2012 | Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Margaret Martin dies

March 12, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County commission OKs historical society lease request

On Tuesday, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners approved a request from the Liberty County Historical Society similar to its current lease agreement with the Hinesville Area Arts Council.

March 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Students, teachers earn honors

Students and teachers in the Long County school system recently were recognized for their achievements.

March 11, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Play kicks off Manna House campaign tonight

Love-It Productions will stage an encore of the play "With My Spiritual Eyes I Can See" at 6 p.m. tonight at Bethesda Church, 116 Patriots Trail in Hinesville.

March 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Homestead exemption deadline is April 1

Liberty County residents who wish to file a homestead exemption for the 2012 tax year have until April 1 to do so, according to tax commissioner Virgil Jones.

March 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Obama, Gingrich lead pack in Liberty

While about one-third of Liberty County voters went blue in Tuesday's Presidential Preference Primary, the rest opted for various shades of red.

March 09, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | 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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