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Property tax deadline arrives

Liberty County property owners raced against the clock Tuesday to pay their property taxes before the deadline expired and avoid incurring late penalties. Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones said the lines were long and collections had been good. Late penalties will be implemented starting today with a 1 percent increase for the first three months. After three months, a 10 percent increase will be implemented. For every month afterward, taxpayers will incur a one percent increase per month until property taxes are paid, Jones said.

March 08, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Fort Morris cuts outrage supporters

With the volume of outrage from residents and advocates growing, Liberty County's leaders under the Gold Dome have weighed in about cutbacks at Fort Morris Historic Site.

March 08, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Prom rule changes madden public

By Daisy Pleasant Jones

March 08, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Funding tops city's agenda

Thursday was productive for the Hinesville City Council as it decided to aid in funding millions of dollars to current and future city and county projects.

March 08, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


State likely to sue over Cochran

After four years and $3 million paid to the Douglas Asphalt Co., the seemingly endless Frank Cochran Drive extension project will undergo even more complications.

March 06, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Meeting on Highway 84 medians

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission in conjunction with Reynolds Smith and Hills will discuss the impact of constructing medians on US Highway 84 at a meeting on Wednesday at Midway Civic Center.

March 06, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Deployment accelerated

The deployment that was thought to be four months away is now six weeks away, and it may last longer for the entire division, the 3rd Infantry Division commander told reporters Friday afternoon.

March 06, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Cause of fatal crash still being probed

Investigators are not sure what caused a Beechcraft 36 private passenger plane to fall from the sky Friday night into a Fort Stewart training area killing all four passengers on board.

March 06, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Special to the Courier | News


Ludowici adopts City of Ethics program

Ludowici City Council voted to adopt a Certified City of Ethics program this past Tuesday during its February meeting, and is looking into applying for recognition as a Certified City of Ethics.

March 06, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Cancer, wreck, fire can't stop business

Kevin and Angie Butler have had a big share of life's problems but trouble has not stopped them from realizing their life's dream of opening a restaurant.

March 06, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Judge brightens wedding site

Long County Chief Magistrate Judge Marie Middleton has been performing marriage ceremonies for nearly 10 years.

March 03, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


HPD officer continues battle of life

Hinesville police officer Larry Milton has faced many difficult situations in his 35 years of serving in law enforcement. But nothing can compare with the battle he has been facing since 2000.

March 03, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Columbine shooting still draws action

By Daisy Pleasant Jones

March 03, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Senate works compromise on sex offender law

ATLANTA - After agreeing to change some language, Sen. Eric Johnson's Senate Bill 1 passed by committee substitute in a 54-0 vote in the Georgia Senate on Monday.

March 03, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Wildlife area is step nearer

It's a gift to the community that's been 20 years in the making, and one that began with a promise among two Liberty County siblings, both now deceased, and a New York attorney.

March 01, 2007 | By Sonya Campbell-Kurth Editor | News


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Animal-sanctuary addresses Long Commission

Safe Hollow Animal Sanctuary founder Debbie Calicutt addressed the Long County Commission during its recent November meeting about an ongoing issue with a neighbor.

November 20, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Plan for Midway area topic of meeting

The fifth of 12 community-planning meetings, hosted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, will be 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex, 9397 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Reward offered in Hinesville dog killing

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing of a mixed-breed puppy found in a dumpster in Hinesville.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Community rallies around Stewart, troops

There was no place to park outside the Liberty County Performing Arts Center Monday night, so community members attending the public listening session with representatives of the Army's Force Management Office parked on both sides of the road leading back out to U.S. 84.

November 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Senator announced re-election bid

ATLANTA – Surrounded by family, supporters and many of Georgia's elected officials at the Georgia Capitol, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced he will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

November 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Senator announces re-election bid

ATLANTA – Surrounded by family, supporters and many of Georgia's elected officials at the Georgia Capitol, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced he will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

November 17, 2014 | Special to the News | News


Mayor promotes troop-strength meeting

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told business and community leaders Thursday that Monday's listen session with representatives from the Army Force Management Office will be the most important meeting in this community for many years to come.

November 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Groups hope to restore memorial walk

Members from the Long County Historic Preservation Committee, Long County Garden Club and Long County Beautification Committee recently met to decide how a memorial walk and wall would be reconstructed at the Ludowici Garden and Well Pavilion.

November 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Six alleged child predators arrested in, around Savannah

ATLANTA - J. Britt Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, announces the following arrests at Savannah, Georgia resulting from a inter-agency law enforcement operation focusing on child exploitation activities in the area.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Rec coach gets kicked off field, park

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 10, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Long school tax got 64 percent of vote

Long County voters on Tuesday passed a special referendum to increase the millage rate by 1.6 mills to raise funds to build a new school. The referendum passed with 1,354 voters (63.54 percent) endorsing the measure, while 777 (36.46 percent) opposed it. According to previous reports, the tax increase will raise up to $6.1 million dollars and qualify the school system for $25.7 million from the state. The money then will fund construction of a new school to house grades three through eight and make improvements to the transportation and maintenance facilities.

November 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Bryan voters OK Sunday alcohol sales

Two-thirds of local voters said yes to the sale of alcohol on Sundays in the unincorporated parts of Bryan County, but it was unclear early Wednesday exactly when the new law will take effect.

November 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


Long voters OK tax hike for new school

Long County voters passed a referendum Tuesday to increase the millage rate by 1.6 to help build a new school.

November 05, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Dog killed, left in Dumpster

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the brutal death of a mixed-breed puppy found in a Dumpster early Tuesday morning.

November 04, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Polls open until 7 tonight

Liberty County voters are deciding whether to renew a sales tax and Long County's are facing whether to increase property taxes during today's midterm elections.

November 04, 2014 | Staff Report | News


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