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City OKs redistricting, readies retreat

Meeting for the first time inside Hinesville's new city hall, council members voted 2-1 to approve an amendment to the city's charter to allow for redrawing council districts.

August 08, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Liberty Co. receives grant to distribute emergency food and shelter funds

Liberty County has been chosen to receive $23,137 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

August 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty residents critique bus system, suggest some changes

Area residents put in more than their two cents worth on bus routes and Liberty Transit service Wednesday during a public hearing facilitated by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at the Liberty County Courthouse annex.

August 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Soldier ID’d in fatal car wreck

A 25-year-old Fort Stewart soldier killed Saturday in a single-vehicle accident has been identified as Jonathan Glick.

August 04, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


3-year-old’s death under investigation

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the death of a 3-year-old Hinesville girl.

August 03, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


No leads in Walthourville shooting

The victim of a Sunday shooting in Walthourville has been identified as Kevin Bacon, Walthourville Police Chief Terry Harget said Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened at 1 Jones Court near Hillary Lane in Walthourville.

August 03, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Saturday roll-over kills local soldier

A Fort Stewart soldier died in a single-vehicle accident in Long County early Saturday.

August 01, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


The sweet ‘taste of Liberty’

Thursday's Downtown Farmer's Market saw the debut of a product that was high in demand and short in supply: Liberty County Courthouse Honey.

August 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Tax scam feared moving in

The old adage, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," could be applied to a rise in tax-return related scams being perpetrated across the Southeast, Internal Revenue Service officials say.

August 01, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


New postal closures won’t affect Liberty Co.

The United States Postal Service announced on Tuesday that it will analyze more than 3,600 branches, offices and stations for possible closures - but none of Liberty County's locations are on the list.

July 30, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


New city hall receives historical scene

Local historian Judy Shippey presents the city of Hinesville with a painting on Tuesday of the old Liberty County Fair to grace the new city hall's Hinesville room. Shippey said Hinesville artist Ethelda Lee painted the fair scene.

July 30, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Power company affected by copper thefts

Last Friday's arrest of Danny Rittenberry was just one example of a rash of recent copper thefts that have affected a local power company.

July 29, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Head-on collision injures 5

Five people were injured in a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon in Liberty County.

July 29, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Murder trial moved to Fort Stewart

His fiancée says Army Staff Sgt. Rashad Valmont quit eating and put in extra hours at the gym and sauna after being ordered to shed 3 percent of his body fat in a hurry. Two days later he walked into a superior's office holding a Glock handgun, took aim and fired six shots, killing the man.

July 28, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Local news


LCDA lobbies for Benning’s 3rd HBCT, harbor expansion

The Liberty County Development Authority is voicing its unity with other leaders who want the Army to consider transferring the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team to Fort Stewart.

July 27, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Liberty County reduces proposed millage increase

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday held its second public hearing concerning a proposed millage-rate increase.

December 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Christmas in the Park free family fun night

Families began gathering around Bradwell Park at 5 p.m. Monday, making for an early start to this year's Christmas in the Park festivities, hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

December 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Alternative plan allows LCPC employees to keep raises, bonuses

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board met Monday morning in the LCPC conference room to discuss a request by Hinesville officials to amend the LCPC's 2015 budget.

December 01, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-Hers learn about cotton, consumer choices

Liberty County 4-H members recently competed in the annual Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree competition Nov. 4 in Lyons.

December 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Black Friday deals lure Liberty shoppers

Cooler temperatures didn't stop Liberty County shoppers from taking advantage of Black Friday deals at area stores the day after Thanksgiving.

November 28, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Citizens voice concerns at county millage hearing

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Monday held its first public hearing regarding the upcoming millage-rate adoption.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Interact clubs emphasize ‘service above self’

On Saturday, Oct. 18, while most teenagers were sleeping in, roughly 25 Liberty County High School students gathered together to clean up a section of Liberty County's waterway as part of the Rivers Alive project.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Bryant Commons to open to public March 7

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced that Bryant Commons officially will be opened to the public in a grand-opening event scheduled for March 7.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Homeless Prevention Program turns 16

Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program celebrated 16 years last month. Program Coordinator Daisy Jones said her department of three had modest beginnings, but it now networks with dozens of churches, civic organizations and service agencies dedicated to helping the homeless and hungry in Hinesville and Liberty County.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Employee raises saved, tax increase higher

The first action item on Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting agenda was to approve a revised budget for fiscal year 2015.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway residents help update land-use map

Fewer than a dozen Midway residents joined Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission officials Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex to discuss and assist updating the Midway subarea land-use map.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commission talks budget ahead of millage-rate hearings

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a financial report from county Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

November 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County commissioner raises discrimination concerns in roads department

An otherwise-routine employment process with the Long County roads department has received the attention of the county commissioner responsible for that department.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Tornado watch, freeze watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Liberty, Long, Bryan, Wayne, Chatham and most of eastern Georgia until 6 p.m. today.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Kesslers students join record attempt at cup stacking

About 175 students at Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School attempted a world record in cup stacking Thursday.

November 14, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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