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Commissioners OK military zone, road work request

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved two application requests - one that will seek state aid for road improvements and another that targets military-zone tax abatements.

December 24, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ga. labor commissioner stops in Liberty County

Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler recently visited Liberty County and met with Liberty County Development Authority board and staff members at MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield.

December 22, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Educator remembered

In her obituary, Mary Mullen Guiendon's family requested that books be sent to schools instead of flowers being sent to them.

December 21, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Long Co. district lines approved, new election set

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Brunswick Division on Friday approved Long County's final district lines and set the date for the next general primary, according to County Commission Chairman Bobby Walker.

December 18, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Tornado watch issued for area

Much of Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties, has been under a tornado watch.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Ground, air medical transports discussed

Emergency medical services were the focus of the recent Long County Commission meeting.

December 15, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Absent councilman would have voted for tax hike

Hinesville City Councilman Jason Floyd said if he had been present for last Thursday's meeting, he'd have supported the property-tax increase. His absence required Mayor Jim Thomas to make the tie-breaking vote to approve the city's 1-mill property-tax hike.

December 14, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Volunteers sought for homeless count

Hinesville and Liberty County are taking part in a statewide "homeless count" facilitated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, according to Daisy Jones, program coordinator for Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program.

December 14, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Funeral for BGE School principal set

December 13, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


LCDA to pay $137K in taxes, seek some reimbursement

The Liberty County Development Authority on Monday voted to pay $137,721.92 in disputed property taxes from a former industrial tenant.

December 12, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Taxes not only hard issue at council meeting

Even after a proposed property-tax increase was settled with Mayor Jim Thomas' tie-breaking vote, Thursday's three-hour Hinesville City Council meeting remained contentious.

December 12, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long County volunteers honored at dinner

The Long County Protective Services Auxiliary recently hosted an appreciation dinner for the volunteers who worked Long County's annual haunted house and hayride fundraiser. Proceeds from the event go to help local fire departments, EMS providers, forestry personnel and to provide scholarships to local teens.

December 11, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


County OKs tax hikes unanimously

The Liberty County Commission Friday increased millage rates in three unanimous votes.

December 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Despite protests city approves tax hike

After several Hinesville residents expressed anger during the final public hearing on a proposed 1-mill property tax increase, the four city council members present Thursday split their vote, leaving Mayor Jim Thomas to break the tie. The tax increase passed.

December 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long County demands say on animal shelters

The Long County Commission ruled at its December meeting that any animal shelters opening in the county must have the commission's approval.

December 08, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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Thirty days left to register

ATLANTA - Sunday marked one month until Georgia's voter registration deadline, Secretary of State Brian Kemp encourages eligible individuals to apply now.

September 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County talks water

Liberty County Commissioners got an update Tuesday on the county's rural water system and were told of a grant that could help expand that ...

September 11, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Another 9/11 anniversary marked

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks and local groups are commemorating 9/11 in a number of ways.

September 11, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway Middle's Carter is student-advocate for his peers

You've heard of student-athletes. Well, Grayson Carter is a student-advocate.

September 11, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Wayne County Sheriff's Office seeking missing man

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a man who's been missing for nearly a month.

September 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Local observances for 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

Hinesville

September 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Long County investigation yields arrests

The Long County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit initiated an investigation into the manufacture and sale of illegal drugs in August 2016.

September 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


City approves permit for wrecker service

A business sought approval during the Sept. 1 Hinesville city council meeting for a special permit for property on Mattie Street.

September 07, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Lane closure on 84 Thursday, Friday

Parts of Highway 84 near the Super Walmart in Hinesville will be closed Thursday and Friday.

September 07, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Hinesville residents asked to reduce water usage

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Sept. 7, 2016) – On the evening of Sept. 6, 2016, the City of Hinesville detected a leak in a 24-inch sewer force main ...

September 07, 2016 | City of Hinesville Press Release | Local news


Pulitzer prize nominee to speak at Sapelo Hammock

Sapelo Hammock Golf Club in Shellman Bluff will welcome author Robert Coram and his new book titled "Double Ace" on Sept. 14 at the clubhouse.

September 07, 2016 | By Bob Claxton Special | Local news


County backs LRMC refinancing

County commissioners had a short mid-month meeting in August that included a proclamation, department updates and an intergovernmental agreement with the Liberty Regional Medical Center ...

September 07, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Head Start gets $500,000 grant

Liberty Head Start will receive a $500,000 grant for the construction of a new facility.

September 06, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Hermine wreaks havoc on local prep sports

Tropical Storm Hermine led to the cancellation or postponement of local prep sports across the Coastal Empire.

September 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Ludowici’s Miller-Bryant now on faculty at UVA

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in UVA Today, a publication of the University of Virginia. It is being reprinted with permission.

September 06, 2016 | By Anne E. Bromley Special to the Courier | Local news


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