The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday weighed projects that will continue downtown Hinesville's visual transformation.
Undecided voters for local elections will have the chance to hear directly from the candidates in three contested Liberty County races in a political forum exactly one week before the primary election.
OMI workers Wednesday installed the first of 15 new bus shelters at the Live Oak Public Library Hinesville Branch bus stop on Memorial Drive.
The Long County board of commissioners made two decisions at its July 10 meeting that will affect future elections in the county.
Liberty County Elections Supervisor Ella Golden said Wednesday that more than 415 voters cast ballots at the Memorial Drive early voting location, and there were no complications.
The final T-SPLOST town hall meeting Wednesday drew more opponents, though the crowd was more amicable than at last week's meeting.
The long journey for two dogs that rose to local celebrity status ended Saturday in Liberty County where one was reunited with her family and the other revisited the place where she made history.
The Hinesville Metropolitan Planning Organization is looking for feedback on the efficiency and use of the Liberty Transit system in a comprehensive study that involves a survey, public meetings and talks with stakeholders.
Hinesville is growing as evidenced by new housing areas and commercial projects, Mayor Jim Thomas said during Thursday's city council meeting.
Construction near the railroad tracks on E.G. Miles Parkway has been ongoing for some time, often causing drivers to rubber-neck to see what's going on.
Vandals recently struck several locations in Long County, including the Ludowici Well Pavilion, according to both the Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Department.
The final feature of the series previewing contested races in Long County focuses on the final two candidates for sheriff: challenger Frank McClelland Jr. and incumbent Craig Nobles. They are running against challengers Darrell Ballance and James E. Rogers, who were previewed in Wednesday's edition of the Courier.
A Jesup man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck early Thursday in Walthourville, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Thornell King.
Tempers flared and sharp words were hurled at community leaders by residents at Wednesday's TSPLOST town hall meeting at Savannah Tech's Liberty County campus.
For the fortunate, summer may mean lounging on beaches and weekend excursions.
County and city leaders have gathered on St. Simons Island for the annual county-wide planning workshop to discuss initiatives, community issues and updates on topics from last year's meeting. Jeff Ricketson, executive director of Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, opened the meeting by having everyone sharing what makes them Liberty County-proud.
Hinesville resident Joe Stuart has spoken directly to City Council on numerous occasions during the public-comment portion of its twice-monthly meetings.
An estimated 200 people attended a public meeting on a proposed pipeline at the Richmond Hill city center Tuesday to hear information and voice their opinions. Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore from Kinder Morgan, the company proposing the pipeline, gave a 10-minute speech about its proposal and the reasoning behind placing a pipeline along the coast of Georgia, including Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.
Dispatchers in Liberty County's 911 center spend hours in front of computer monitors in a dimly-lit, windowless room fielding calls that they don't know whether they'll be about a noise complaint or a shooting.
Roads dominated much of the Long County Commission meeting on April 7.
The Liberty Transit public transportation system will offer free rides Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day.
It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.
The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.
The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.
Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.
In the upcoming 2015 election, Liberty County wants to put the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) back on the ballot after a measure to renew it was defeated in last year's midterm election. The tax officially expired March 31, meaning the sales tax in Liberty County is now 6 percent, 1 percent lower than surrounding counties.
Faith-based groups, businesses and members of the public from eastern Liberty County had a chance to learn about a proposed prison re-entry program during a meeting Monday at Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect a correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received the fiscal-year 2016 budget for the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau earlier this month. An article on page 10A Wednesday incorrectly stated that the commissioners approved the budget, but the CVB's board approves its own spending plan. The commissioners simply received a copy of the budget.