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Another tropical storm could threaten

Liberty County Emergency Management Agency is monitoring a tropical system that could bring bad weather to the area late Saturday or early Sunday.

May 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Darryl Worley to open Bryant Commons

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority announced Friday that country artist Darryl Worley will perform at the Amphitheatre at Bryant Commons on Saturday, Oct. 13.

May 25, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


New road tax called essential

A proposed sales tax for transportation is necessary if the state's highway system is to be improved, former state Rep. and House Majority Leader Jerry Keen told members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at an Eggs & Issues Breakfast on Tuesday in the Liberty County School System's bus maintenance building.

May 24, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


DOT suspends lane closures for holiday

JESUP - The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend all scheduled and ongoing construction-related lane closures on state routes and interstates for the Memorial Day Holiday period.

May 24, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Name change for Frank Cochran Dr.

Frank Cochran Drive runs between U.S. 84 in Hinesville and Gulick Avenue in the heart of Stewart's garrison area, crossing E.G. Miles Parkway and Fort Stewart's Gate 8.

May 22, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Early tropical storm rare, not unique

Tropical Storm Alberto, which swept the Georgia and South Carolina coasts with wind and rain Saturday night and Sunday morning, was an unusual May storm, but not something unheard of, according to Al Sandrik, warning coordinator meteorologist with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Agency in Jacksonville.

May 22, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Rain from season's first tropical storm

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tropical Storm Alberto weakened slightly off the South Carolina coast on Sunday, a day after becoming an early first storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.

May 20, 2012 | Associated Press | Local news


Council rezones for downtown apartments

The Hinesville city council approved a request Thursday to rezone 4.6 acres at 310 W. Memorial Drive, clearing the way for a 72-unit apartment complex.

May 19, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Commissioner quitting to run to be chairman

Thursday's Liberty County Commission meeting was the one for District 2 Commissioner Donald Lovette in his current term.

May 19, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Election season looms

By Friday afternoon, rumors will be put to rest when the list of those who intend to seek elected office in November should be official.

May 19, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


EMA asking for hurricane season preparations

Coastal Georgia is overdue to be hit by a hurricane, making it imperative for coastal residents to be prepared for the worst, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges.

May 17, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Ludowici mayor’s pay dispute appears resolved

After two months of disagreement on what the per diem rate was supposed to be for the mayor, the Ludowici City Council voted May 8 that it would be $50.

May 16, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Thieves prey on museum

Thieves stole an entire heating/air conditioning unit May 3 from a living history museum in Liberty County.

May 14, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Firm marks Law Day in Long County

Arnold, Stafford and Randolph hosted a Law Day celebration May 1 at their Ludowici office.

May 12, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Comment time extended for harbor deepening plan

SAVANNAH (AP) - Interest groups and the public are getting 15 extra days to submit comments on a $653 million proposal to deepen the Savannah harbor.

May 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


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Locals at St. Simons retreat

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.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Mayor has resident escorted from meeting

Hinesville resident Joe Stuart has spoken directly to City Council on numerous occasions during the public-comment portion of its twice-monthly meetings.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Public voice opinions on proposed pipeline

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.

April 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


911 operators in spotlight for week

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.

April 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Roads, repairs dominate Long Co. meeting

Roads dominated much of the Long County Commission meeting on April 7.

April 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty Transit to offer free rides for Earth Day

The Liberty Transit public transportation system will offer free rides Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County officer’s quick response cited

It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Kirk Center loses United Way funding

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.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

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.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten` Correspondent | Local news


Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

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.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Submit your questions about SPLOST

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.

April 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


Convict re-entry program nearly ready

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.

April 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County receives CVB spending plan

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.

April 14, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


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