TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney's Republican National Convention sputters to life with the lonely banging of a gavel in a mostly empty hall, hardly the opening splash intended for the nation. With a sprawling and strengthening storm bearing down on the region, the party hastily rewrote the convention script to present the extravaganza's prime rituals and headline speakers later in the week - Tropical Storm Isaac willing.
A recent Georgia Department of Transportation assessment of Liberty County bridges found that four bridges require weight-limit signage, and many bridges must have their deck joints repaired.
At its meeting this week, the Long County Board of Education heard concerns over the proposed Townsend Bombing Range expansion and news about record enrollment.
One hidden treasure nestled on the border of Liberty and Long counties soon will be uncovered to television viewers interested in rural America.
Changes in open records laws and new SPLOST reporting requirements are among the changes from this year's General Assembly session that are of interest to the Liberty County Board of Commissioners.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners did not take action Thursday but agreed to move ahead with downtown parking projects and road improvements. They also received an update on negotiations for distribution of local option sales tax revenues.
The Hinesville City Council during its Thursday mid-month meeting focused on revitalizing the downtown area, continued expansion and crime reduction.
A Ludowici City Council seat will remain vacant for the time being due to problems with the population distribution in the city's five districts.
The Georgia Land Trust has acquired 5,400 acres of land, which will be added to a permanent natural buffer between Fort Stewart and the rapidly growing areas around the military base.
The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday heard from City Auditor Christopher Lightle, who recently reviewed Ludowici's books. He reported to the council that he encountered several issues of concern.
Accolades for Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, were many and heartfelt Saturday evening as a crowd of supporters gathered at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville to celebrate the lawmaker's many achievements.
Former Allenhurst city clerk Jeffrey McClure was arrested Tuesday morning by Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents and charged with theft by taking pertaining to government funds, according to Cathy Sapp, special agent-in-charge of the Statesboro GBI office.
Allenhurst city clerk Jeffrey McClure was arrested Tuesday morning by Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents and charged with theft by taking pertaining to government funds, according to Cathy Sapp, special agent-in-charge of the Statesboro GBI office.
All parties named as defendants in a federal lawsuit filed against the Liberty County School System and a former teacher have filed answers seeking to have the suit dismissed.
Seventy-five Long County residents attended a Marine Corps public meeting Thursday in Ludowici City Hall to discuss the proposed expansion of the Townsend Bombing Range.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Monday held its first public hearing regarding the upcoming millage-rate adoption.
On Saturday, Oct. 18, while most teenagers were sleeping in, roughly 25 Liberty County High School students gathered together to clean up a section of Liberty County's waterway as part of the Rivers Alive project.
The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced that Bryant Commons officially will be opened to the public in a grand-opening event scheduled for March 7.
Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program celebrated 16 years last month. Program Coordinator Daisy Jones said her department of three had modest beginnings, but it now networks with dozens of churches, civic organizations and service agencies dedicated to helping the homeless and hungry in Hinesville and Liberty County.
The first action item on Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting agenda was to approve a revised budget for fiscal year 2015.
Fewer than a dozen Midway residents joined Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission officials Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex to discuss and assist updating the Midway subarea land-use map.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a financial report from county Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin at its mid-month meeting Thursday.
An otherwise-routine employment process with the Long County roads department has received the attention of the county commissioner responsible for that department.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Liberty, Long, Bryan, Wayne, Chatham and most of eastern Georgia until 6 p.m. today.
About 175 students at Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School attempted a world record in cup stacking Thursday.
After more than an hour and a half debate Thursday over possible cuts to make up a $1.3 million budget deficit, city leaders conceded they have to increase the property taxes by .94 of a mill, though maybe less.
In 1943, Sgt. Frank Moore was a soldier with the Army's 4th Infantry Division, XII Corps. As he and his unit prepared for the Allied invasion at Normandy, he spent a summer in Coastal Georgia, sleeping in the fields of Camp Stewart.
The Local Joint Management Board of the MidCoast Regional Airport met Thursday to discuss plans for the runway-extension project, among other business.
Failure of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to pass in last week's election was hardly mentioned until the end of Thursday's city council meeting.
As part of his administrative report to Liberty County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday night's meeting, County Administrator Joey Brown advised commissioners they'd have to talk about the county's budget at the next meeting if the referendum for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax did not pass.
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