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Shootings draw action

In response to a spike in shootouts and burglaries in Hinesville, city officials plan to get more police on the streets and asking residents to cooperate with law enforcement in solving and preventing crime.

May 20, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Six run for sheriff

The Liberty County sheriff's race is guaranteed to continue into the fall after two Republican newcomers Friday jumped into what was a field of only Democrats looking to unseat incumbent Sheriff Don Martin.

May 20, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Four qualify to run for sheriff

vToday is the final day for residents hoping to run in this summer's county partisan primaries to qualify to have their names placed on the July 15 ballot.

May 17, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Qualifying for county partisan elections underway

Qualifying for this year's upcoming county partisan primaries got underway Monday as contenders from across Liberty County made their way to the Liberty County Voter Registration Office to file their official notices of candidacies.

May 15, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Mayor: City ready to grow by fourth

The countdown to the start of Fort Stewart's troop buildup has begun and Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said the city "is in fine shape" to handle the estimated 25 percent population surge expected to hit the county in three years.

May 15, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Walthourville preparing for growth from new troops

The Walthourville City Council met with residents and business owners over bacon and eggs Tuesday morning to celebrate what officials called recent successes and to discuss plan.

May 13, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Former state legislator joins Senate race

Another name can be added to the list of competitors hoping to unseat Georgia's senior U.S. senator, Saxby Chambliss.

May 13, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Soldier's death being investigated

The Department of Defense announced Wednesday officials are looking into the death of a Fort Stewart soldier who died in Iraq Tuesday.

May 10, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Federal money aims at regional radio networks

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced Liberty County, as part of a regional radio network, will share in $20 million in Public Safety Interoperable Communications grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

May 08, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Public Safety


Street work started on Memorial Drive Realignment Project

With a few tosses of dirt from shovel-wielding officials, the Memorial Drive Realignment Project got under way ceremoniously Monday.

May 08, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Memorial Drive work starting

The city of Hinesville and its Downtown Development Authority will break ground Monday morning on the long-awaited Memorial Drive realignment.

May 06, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Familiar face offers for sheriff

The field of contenders looking to dethrone longtime Liberty County Sheriff J. Don Martin just got more crowded.

May 06, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Money for new DFCS building, officials think

Good news, Liberty Countians, funding toward a new Department of Family and Children Services building is on the way.

May 06, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Iraq claims another 3rd ID soldier

A roadside bomb took the life of a Fort Stewart soldier in Iraq over the weekend, the Department of Defense said Monday.

May 01, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Relay aims at young survivors

The 14th annual Liberty County Relay for Life kicks off Friday ,and organizers are looking forward to a night of "youthful" celebrations, appearances and plenty of activities to keep participants awake during the 12-hour event.

May 01, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


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