The city of Hinesville is drawing closer to its upcoming municipal election set for Nov. 8.
The Hinesville Rotary Club is turning used shoes into water. Club President Jeff Ricketson said members have a goal of collecting 20,000 pounds of shoes to donate to Shoeman Water Project. The nonprofit organization, in turn, sells the shoes, and proceeds go toward digging wells for clean drinking water in Africa. "This is a project somebody else has organized," Ricketson said. "That's already 80 percent of the work." Ricketson said Rotarians typically support literacy programs ...
The Hinesville Rotary Club received a military-style briefing Tuesday about Youth ChalleNGe Academy, a Georgia National Guard residence program on Fort Stewart for high school dropouts. Youth ChalleNGe integrates military-style discipline with teamwork, education, mentor support and encouragement.
After 31 years in the Army, outgoing 3rd Sustainment Brigade Commander Col. Shawn Morrissey thanked his troops Tuesday for serving in several theaters simultaneously and making their roles as sustainers and providers look effortless. Morrissey was warmly bid farewell during a change-of-command ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.
The crowd that greeted U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson for a town hall meeting Wednesday at Altamaha Technical College in Jesup was mostly supportive of the Republican politicians, voicing concerns rather than anger.
In an effort to help local businesses learn how to do business with the military, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a vendor fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 30 at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart.
Hinesville city officials decided Hinesville residents no longer should foot the bill for providing fire service outside the city limits, namely to Flemington and parts of unincorporated Liberty County. The Hinesville City Council discussed renegotiating a fire service agreement with the county and Flemington during an off-site planning session last week on St. Simons Island.
After discussing possible consequences for shelving Liberty Transit, the Hinesville City Council decided to "ride out" the challenges of funding the bus system for at least another year.
A number of community organizations already have approached city officials about meeting inside the new city hall. But the officials, citing security concerns, say city hall only should be used for city business.
The United Way of the Coastal Empire is undergoing its yearly community investment process to determine which nonprofit human-service agencies best serve the community's needs and should receive donor contributions for the 2012 year.
A new, shortened deployment cycle scheduled to begin next year will not affect the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion's upcoming fall deployment to Iraq, Fort Stewart officials said.
After serving 1,061 days in pretrial confinement, former Fort Stewart soldier Joseph Bozicevich now will spend the rest of his days in prison.
More people are becoming homeless for the first time due to such factors as job loss, catastrophic illness and domestic violence, according to Hinesville Homeless Prevention Program coordinator Daisy Jones. She said the Homeless Prevention Program is doing what it can to assist area residents.
After a monthlong delay, the sentencing phase in a Fort Stewart soldier's murder trial began Monday with tearful testimony from one of the victim's mothers. Sentencing is expected to be completed today or tomorrow, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.
Area residents put in more than their two cents worth on bus routes and Liberty Transit service Wednesday during a public hearing facilitated by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at the Liberty County Courthouse annex.
Consumers need not stress over busting their piggy banks when shopping for holiday gifts.
Property owners and real-estate agents in Coastal Georgia are bracing for rising insurance rates due to federal legislation that has changed the way the National Flood Insurance Program operates. The new law is phasing out some subsidized rates, such as for vacation homes, and will raise insurance premiums for those properties at most risk of severe or repeated flooding.
Local leaders offered their thoughts on the passing of human-rights activist Nelson Mandela and the legacy of forgiveness and tolerance he left the world. Mandela was South Africa's first black president and was elected in his country's first democratic election April 27, 1994. He served one term, from 1994-1999.
Red, white and blue were the predominant colors for Friday night's 17th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade in Hinesville, with event participants enthusiastically welcoming the troops home for the holidays and honoring their service. The parade was hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Red, white and blue was the predominant color palette for this year's illuminated Christmas Parade, with event participants enthusiastically welcoming the troops home for the holidays and honoring their service.
The battle to avoid an onslaught of calories was lost Wednesday night when sweet-toothed residents indulged in tasty and creative desserts at the biannual Cupcake War for the Arts. The event was hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council at the National Guard Armory on Highway 84.
Residents and business owners whose properties were not reassessed in 2013 will not see a tax increase, county officials said Tuesday evening at a third and final millage-rate hearing. The county held a second, sparsely attended millage rate hearing at noon Tuesday.
Fort Stewart's three elementary schools are among 60 domestic Department of Defense schools to be assessed this coming year by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND).
The Liberty County Board of Education rolled back the 16 millage rate it had adopted Nov. 19 to 15.88 mils Monday morning during a brief called meeting. The district was made aware of inflationary growth in the tax digest due to property reassessments and decided to reduce the previously approved millage rate, school administrators said.
Now that Americans' collective Thanksgiving Day indulgence has been reduced to delicious leftovers, consumers have come out of their turkey-induced stupor and are ready to hunt for holiday sales.
Cynthia Gates began her position as executive director of the Tri-County Protective Agency in August and now is "getting acclimated" to the job.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners held the first of three millage-rate hearings Monday, even though the 12.58 millage rate - for unincorporated and small cities - will not change. The county is required by law to advertise the millage rate and hold three hearings because it will keep revenue generated from reassessed growth, county officials explained. The county will hold the second and final millage rate hearings at noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. ...
The United Way of Liberty County just missed its $199,000 fundraising campaign goal for 2013. The organization raised $182,021, or 91 percent of its goal, according to Jennifer Darsey, director of the United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty office. Last year's goal was $195,000, she said. The campaign began Sept. 4 and ended Nov. 22.
A Liberty County High School senior, Austin John Eisner, 18, died from an accidental gunshot wound Sunday at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. The accidental shooting took place Saturday at Coastal Auto Parts and Recycling near Walthourville. Eisner was transported to Memorial by helicopter.
The sluggish housing market has picked up in Liberty and Long Counties, following an economic downturn and the return of many Fort Stewart soldiers from deployment overseas, local realtors say. The transient military community has always fueled the local housing market, they said. Whether a soldier plans to buy a home and retire here, or simply wants to rent a home until the next set of orders arrives, there are options available to suit most budgets.