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ESPLOST vote set for March 20

Penny taxes spent by people shopping locally are averaging $500,000 a month in revenue for the Liberty County Board of Education to spend on building projects.

March 29, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Midway to buy high-tech water meters

Midway City Council voted Monday to purchase 900 new water meters to replace old, inaccurate or obsolete models in use now. Correct metering is expected to increase the city's water revenue.

March 29, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Liberty working to attract industry

Liberty County officials are hoping to improve wastewater management and draw new industries by building a new facility within a few years.

March 29, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


PeachCare enrollment frozen

Georgia's PeachCare for Kids will officially stop accepting new enrollments Monday while the state and federal government strive to work out the program's funding problem.

March 27, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Chamber fetes STAR students, teachers

Although graduation is just a couple of months away, Liberty County high school seniors Susan Ann Talley and Michael John Charlton were named top academic achievers at the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition Luncheon on Feb. 28.

March 27, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Bond denied murder suspect

The man accused in the stabbing death of a Raintree Apartment Complex resident was denied bond on Friday.

March 27, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Friday wreck kills Hinesville man

A Hinesville man was killed Friday morning and a Savannah woman was seriously when the vehicles they were driving collided on Highway 196, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

March 25, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Airport construction progressing

After years of planning and design, construction of the Midcoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield draws nearer to its Oct. 7 completion date.

March 24, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Riceboro talks street repairs

The city of Riceboro has the unusual problem of having too much money. But the city council decided Tuesday it has already been spent anyway.

March 24, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


County, cities join clean-up effort

Liberty County Board of Commissioners Chairman John McIver, Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin, Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe and Riceboro Mayor Don Emmons recently signed up the county and its respective municipalities to participate in the statewide Clean Community Challenge.

March 24, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Murder suspect arrested

Two days after a woman was found dead in a closet at her home, a man accused in the stabbing death of the Raintree Apartment Complex woman is in custody.

March 24, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Kingston 'day-office' here Thursday

A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston's office will be in Hinesville on Thursday to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during a Congressional "day office" event.

March 23, 2007 | Staff Report | News


School sales tax vote is March 20

"Build schools with pennies not property taxes," was the slogan at the ESPLOST breakfast sponsored Tuesday by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

March 22, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Blaze engulfs Riceboro home

Melvin and Clara Dudley had just dropped by Monday afternoon to console Bishop Bobby Kindley who lost his home Feb. 28 to a fire.

March 22, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Planning for transit system in phas 2

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) helped initiate the second phase of a comprehensive transit system plan that would provide public transportation through the rural or non-urban areas of the coastal region.

March 20, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


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Friends praise soldier killed in freak accident

Two members of a Fort Stewart family, 9-year-old Oceana Irizarry and her father, Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry, 36, have died from injuries sustained in a freak accident Sunday on a Florida beach.

July 29, 2014 | By Caitlin Kenney Correspondent | News


Girl hit by plane dies

Oceana Irizarry, 9, who along with her father was hit by a plane on a Florida beach Sunday, has died, according to national and regional media.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | News


Fort Stewart soldier killed in airplane accident

The Fort Stewart community learned today that one of their own was killed in a tragic airplane accident in Venice, Florida on Sunday.

July 28, 2014 | By Caitlin Kenney | News


County to apply for housing grant

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission's governing board met Wednesday to discuss health-insurance plans and hear a presentation from Hinesville Assistant City Manager Kenny Howard on the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing.

July 28, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News


Residents leery of growth in rural area

An estimated 25 residents of the McIntosh/Holmestown community have told planners they don't want much development in their area.

July 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Heat advisory issued for today

Heat and humidity in our area is going to make it seem like it is 105 degrees today, so the National Weather Service's Charleston Office has issued a heat advisory.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | News


Youth hear what it's like to work

The Coastal Workforce Investment Board on Wednesday hosted a Summer Youth Work Experience closeout celebration and symposium at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

July 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee and Katelyn Umholtz Courier staff writers | News


Commission considers changing voter-precinct locations

Long County Commissioners recently discussed the possibility of changing the locations of several voter precincts.

July 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | News


Next step in election certification

Results from Tuesday's primary runoff races are in, but have not been certified.

July 25, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | News


City delays vote on new store

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday tabled a rezoning petition that would accommodate a grocery store with gas pumps.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Planning meeting Thursday in Midway

The third of 12 Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission community-planning meetings is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Dorchester Academy, 8787 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News


Kingston loses bid for Senate seat

Coastal Georgia's longtime congressional representative Jack Kingston was defeated in his bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News


Longh BoE OKs vote on new school

The Long County Board of Education on Monday took the first step in the process of building a new school that would house grades 3-8.

July 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Number of foreclosures worry county commisison

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a petition from JC Vision and Associates, Inc. at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

July 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News


Two eye Long County Commission seat

Qualifying recently closed in Long County for the vacant 4th District County Commission seat, for which someone will be elected in November. Initially, Clifton DeLoach, Alice Woodard and Joseph Duncan qualified, but according to elections supervisor Kierra Hamilton, Duncan has withdrawn his candidacy.

July 19, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


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