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State of the city address is Thursday

State of the city address is Thursday

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday at Connection Church on Patriots Trail in Flemington. The event will be sponsored by CH2M.

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Posted: apr. 27, 2015 2:56 p.m. | Updated: apr. 27, 2015 8:30 p.m.
Officials plot the return of SPLOST

Officials plot the return of SPLOST

Liberty County and Hinesville city officials miss the funding brought by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

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Posted: apr. 27, 2015 2:23 p.m.
Walthourville planning meeting Tuesday

Walthourville planning meeting Tuesday

The next community planning meeting will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Walthourville Police Station, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission announced.

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Posted: apr. 27, 2015 9:46 a.m.
Cleaning up on Earth Day

Cleaning up on Earth Day

Hundreds of school-age children brought their parents with them to the YMCA soccer fields Wednesday for Liberty County’s Ninth Annual Earth Day celebration.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 4:07 p.m.
Man injured in rollover in Long County

Man injured in rollover in Long County

A man was injured this morning in a rollover in Long County. 

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 11:10 a.m.
Planning workshop focuses on Liberty County branding, SPLOST

Planning workshop focuses on Liberty County branding, SPLOST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND — Day 2 of the county-wide planning workshop started with developing action plans for the top three issues chosen Wednesday afternoon: Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, branding Liberty County and business development.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 11:01 a.m.
BoE employees to be paid twice a month

BoE employees to be paid twice a month

Certified employees, such as teachers, in the Liberty County School System will transition from being paid once a month to twice a month starting in January.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 9:23 a.m. | Updated: apr. 22, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Adult care, movies, wetlands, sewer, traffic on agenda

Adult care, movies, wetlands, sewer, traffic on agenda

Officials talked about developments in their departments and the results of projects during the first day of a countywide retreat on St. Simons Island Wednesday.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 3:05 p.m.
Despite surgery, former deputy improving

Despite surgery, former deputy improving

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority police officer, continues to make progress in his road to recovery after being struck by a tractor-trailer March 2.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 1:28 p.m.
Locals at St. Simons retreat

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.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 10:59 a.m.
Mayor has resident escorted from meeting

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.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 9:48 a.m.
Public voice opinions on proposed pipeline

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.  

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 9:28 p.m.
911 operators in spotlight for week

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.

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Posted: apr. 20, 2015 9:49 a.m. | Updated: apr. 21, 2015 9:47 a.m.
Roads, repairs dominate Long Co. meeting

Roads, repairs dominate Long Co. meeting

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

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Posted: apr. 20, 2015 9:36 a.m. | Updated: apr. 21, 2015 7:00 a.m.
Liberty Transit to offer free rides for Earth Day

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.

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Posted: apr. 20, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Liberty County officer’s quick response cited

Liberty County officer’s quick response cited

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

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Posted: apr. 20, 2015 10:50 a.m.
Kirk Center loses United Way funding

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.

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Posted: apr. 20, 2015 9:22 a.m.
Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

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.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 2:44 p.m.
Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

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.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 1:18 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2015 11:48 a.m.
Submit your questions about SPLOST

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.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:39 p.m.
Convict re-entry program nearly ready

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.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2015 10:05 a.m.
Liberty County receives CVB spending plan

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.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 7:08 p.m.
An administrator in Long County?

An administrator in Long County?

Long County commissioners recently discussed the possibility of hiring a county administrator in the future.

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Posted: apr. 11, 2015 3:36 p.m.
Liberty County NAACP seeks partnership between community, police

Liberty County NAACP seeks partnership between community, police

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP recently held what was widely viewed as a successful, well-attended Community Policing Awareness forum.

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Posted: apr. 11, 2015 10:52 a.m.
Sister city delegation visits Hinesville

Sister city delegation visits Hinesville

A delegation from Hinesville’s sister city in China visited the area to explore economic, cultural and educational opportunities.

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Posted: apr. 10, 2015 1:01 p.m.
Texas man charged with lewd conduct with child

Texas man charged with lewd conduct with child

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man suspected of lewd conduct with a child after asking the public’s help in identifying him.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2015 4:47 p.m.
Man charged with allowing boy, 13, to drive car that wrecked

Man charged with allowing boy, 13, to drive car that wrecked

A 20-year-old man has been charged with allowing a 13-year-old boy to drive a car that led to a wreck and serious injuries, police said. 

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Posted: apr. 09, 2015 11:21 a.m.
HDDA partners meeting discusses new initiatives

HDDA partners meeting discusses new initiatives

A Hinesville Downtown Development Authority meeting Wednesday morning focused on attracting business to area.

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Posted: apr. 08, 2015 1:59 p.m.
Hinesville veteran keeps breaking down barriers

Hinesville veteran keeps breaking down barriers

Dollie Goldman has been breaking down social barriers for more than 50 years.

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Posted: apr. 07, 2015 6:53 p.m.
Midway bake sale supports American Legion

Midway bake sale supports American Legion

Heather Brannon, owner of the Cattail Crossing Shopping Center in Midway, believes in supporting veterans.

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Posted: apr. 07, 2015 6:47 p.m.
Agencies state their financial cases

Agencies state their financial cases

Several Liberty County agencies requested larger budget allotments during a daylong Liberty County commissioners meeting Thursday.

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Posted: apr. 07, 2015 6:41 p.m.
Man suspected of lewd conduct with child

Man suspected of lewd conduct with child

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the man in these photographs for questioning concerning an allegation of a lewd incident involving a child.

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Posted: apr. 07, 2015 6:30 p.m.
Courier wants your photographs

Courier wants your photographs

Do you have a camera? Do you post oodles of photos on Facebook yet yearn for something more?

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Posted: apr. 07, 2015 3:57 p.m.
City names new judges, adds street repairs

City names new judges, adds street repairs

Hinesville City Council voted Thursday to fill two new municipal-judge positions.

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Posted: apr. 06, 2015 12:52 p.m. | Updated: apr. 07, 2015 8:30 a.m.
Authorities identify body found in Altamaha River as missing Wayne County woman

Authorities identify body found in Altamaha River as missing Wayne County woman

The body found Friday afternoon off of a boat ramp in the Altamaha River in Wayne County has been identified as Willie Joe Vaughn, according to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter.

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Posted: apr. 06, 2015 5:31 p.m.
Midway Arts Festival set for April 25

Midway Arts Festival set for April 25

The 10th Annual Midway Arts Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Midway Historic District on Highway 17 South and Martin Road.

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Posted: apr. 06, 2015 2:47 p.m.
Former NAACP leader running for mayor

Former NAACP leader running for mayor

Former Liberty County NAACP President Liston Singletary III is running for mayor of Hinesville.

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Posted: apr. 06, 2015 12:15 p.m.
Two qualify to run for school board

Two qualify to run for school board

Two people have qualified as candidates in the special election for the District 6 seat on the Liberty County Board of Education.

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Posted: apr. 03, 2015 4:33 p.m.
Morgan Lake expansion discussed at meeting

Morgan Lake expansion discussed at meeting

A proposed county-maintained shooting range and expanding the facilities at Morgan Lake dominated the discussion at the Long County Chamber of Commerce’s Progress Through People Breakfast on March 24 at the Compass Worship Center in Ludowici.

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Posted: apr. 02, 2015 2:00 p.m. | Updated: apr. 03, 2015 9:30 a.m.
Willie Graham resigns from Liberty County High School

Willie Graham resigns from Liberty County High School

After serving as an educator and administrator for almost four decades, Liberty County High School assistant principal and varsity boys’ basketball coach Willie Graham has decided to call it a day.

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Posted: apr. 02, 2015 1:20 p.m.
Live Oak Church to hold outdoor Resurrection Sunday service

Live Oak Church to hold outdoor Resurrection Sunday service

The weather didn’t exactly cooperate the last time Live Oak Church of God outdoor service was scheduled. But plans are underway for yet another special outdoor service.

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Posted: apr. 02, 2015 11:26 a.m.
Water council member discusses offshore exploration, drilling

Water council member discusses offshore exploration, drilling

Oil exploration and drilling off Georgia’s coast present both pros and cons, a McIntosh community resident says.

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Posted: apr. 01, 2015 12:27 p.m.
Liberty County school board lifts hiring freeze

Liberty County school board lifts hiring freeze

The Liberty County Board of Education has officially lifted a hiring freeze imposed in January, but that doesn’t mean the school system’s financial situation has suddenly improved.

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Posted: mar. 31, 2015 7:18 p.m.
Project Lifesaver helps find girl — again

Project Lifesaver helps find girl — again

A partnership between the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield’s directorate of emergency services proved beneficial this past week in helping authorities find an autistic girl who recently wandered away from her home.

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Posted: mar. 31, 2015 6:48 p.m.
Is there racial profiling in Liberty County?

Is there racial profiling in Liberty County?

One of the most controversial questions during a Community Policing Awareness forum Monday evening in Hinesville concerned racial profiling. Specifically, does it exist in Liberty County?

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Posted: mar. 31, 2015 6:39 p.m.

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