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Elections board urges Ludowici to use automated equipment

At the July 12 Ludowici City Council meeting, the Long County Elections Board urged the city to join the county in converting to automated voting precincts.

July 21, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Community breaks ground at future DFCS home site

Local city, county and state representatives reflected on the power of perseverance when they gathered Tuesday for the groundbreaking of the Liberty County Department of Family and Children Services.

July 21, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Drink stand makes splash in Bryan Co.

A bright pink and yellow lemonade stand caught the eye of many attendees at the inaugural Richmond Hill Farmers Market on Tuesday, when crowds showed up for local, farm-fresh produce in J. F. Gregory Park.

July 20, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Deals getting sweeter for lemonade girls

The Midway girls whose lemonade stand was shut down by the police two weeks ago are riding out a tide of attention.

July 20, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Missing Midway man’s remains ID’d

Illinois authorities positively have identified the remains of a Midway man who went missing three years ago.

July 20, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Coastal Resource meeting in Midway

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division will host a public information meeting at 5:30 p.m. July 27 at Holton's Restaurant in Midway to explain proposed amendments to the Coastal Marshland Protection Rules concerning live-aboards.

July 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway council discusses designs for new library

The Midway City Council learned Monday that the county commissioners are giving final review to the plans for the east end community center this month, and a contract for the new Midway-Riceboro branch library should be finished this summer.

July 16, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Courthouse revamp is running on schedule

Renovations to the old Liberty County Courthouse are on schedule and going well, according to County Administrator Joey Brown.

July 14, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


$1M winning lottery ticket sold in Ludowici

ATLANTA - A Tattnall County tree surgeon recently won $1 million from the Georgia Lottery. Jonathan Hilliard of Collins won his prize playing the instant game Georgia Lottery Black.

July 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Riders invited to sound off on bus system

If you have an opinion on Hinesville's Liberty Transit bus system, now is the time to express it. City officials and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission are accepting public comment on proposed changes to existing bus routes through Aug. 8.

July 13, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Comments sought on bus system

Liberty Transit is considering changing its bus system in and around Hinesville and asking for the public's opinion on how it could be changed.

July 12, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


City and state draw closer to redistricting

Like many cities across the United States, Hinesville is drawing closer to establishing new voting districts.

July 12, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


United Way weighs funding applications carefully

Local nonprofit human-service organizations seeking funding for 2012 may start applying Friday for allocations from the United Way of the Coastal Empire's community fund.

July 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Designations are good news for area economy

The local economy may be in store for some treats.

July 11, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


County looks to unearth drainage problem source

The Liberty County Commission focused on business development, drainage and road projects at Tuesday night's meeting.

July 08, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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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


City millage rate increasing by up to .94 mills

After more than an hour and a half debate Thursday over possible cuts to make up a $1.3 million budget deficit, city leaders conceded they have to increase the property taxes by .94 of a mill, though maybe less.

November 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


World War II veteran returns to Fort Stewart

In 1943, Sgt. Frank Moore was a soldier with the Army's 4th Infantry Division, XII Corps. As he and his unit prepared for the Allied invasion at Normandy, he spent a summer in Coastal Georgia, sleeping in the fields of Camp Stewart.

November 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


MidCoast moves forward with runway extension

The Local Joint Management Board of the MidCoast Regional Airport met Thursday to discuss plans for the runway-extension project, among other business.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council plans to tackle new budget with SPLOST failure

Failure of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to pass in last week's election was hardly mentioned until the end of Thursday's city council meeting.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commissioners preparing to resume budget talks

As part of his administrative report to Liberty County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday night's meeting, County Administrator Joey Brown advised commissioners they'd have to talk about the county's budget at the next meeting if the referendum for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax did not pass.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


UPDATE: County assessing SPLOST failure

Liberty County voters on Tuesday decided that they did not want to see another round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The referendum to approve another six-year SPLOST period failed in a race that came down to a difference of 90 votes.

November 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty votes down SPLOST

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum proved to be the race to watch Tuesday night, as Liberty County voters nearly were split down the middle on whether or not the 1 percent sales tax would see another six-year term in the county.

November 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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