The Hinesville City Council held its monthly meeting on Thursday, voting on or agreeing to further discussion on zoning and community development issues, surplus property and alcoholic beverage special event permits and license renewals. And, during the public commenting period, council members heard from a man who said he is fed up with a particular dog breed.
After much campaigning, the Ludowici city election is set for Tuesday. The election will decide at least two new leaders in the city. Mayor Myrtice Warren is not seeking another term, and former District 1 Councilman A.A. "Zip" Billings decided not to seek re-election prior to his recent death. Meanwhile, three of the four incumbents have challengers this year. Running for mayor of Ludowici are James Fuller, Janis Goode, Tara R. Manning and William "Rev" ...
After months of quiet on a heated issue, the Liberty County Development Authority confirmed that its Laurel View water reclamation facility is not moving forward at this time.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners discussed project proposals for the East End Community Complex and a request for a county marijuana ordinance during its Tuesday meeting.
Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas Jr. proclaimed this week Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week on Tuesday at city hall during a town hall meeting organized by Homeless Prevention Program coordinator Daisy Jones, who works in the city's Community Development Department.
A man, apparently hitchhiking toward Florida, was killed in a freak accident early Thursday.
Early voting at the Liberty County Board of Elections office for the Nov. 8 elections will end at 5 p.m. Friday, according to Elections Supervisor Ella Golden.
While many households, businesses and governments are engaging in widespread austerity, one expense is on the rise: burials.
Scarecrows, beggars and thousands of their ghoulish friends invaded downtown Hinesville on Friday for the third annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night, organized by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority.
Ludowici City Councilman A.A. "Zip" Billings, 91, died Tuesday night in Savannah from congestive heart failure, according to Ludowici City Clerk Tara Manning.
Ludowici City Councilman, A.A. "Zip" Billings, 91, died Tuesday night in Savannah. According to Ludowici City Clerk Tara Manning, Billings, a long-time city councilman, died from congestive heart failure. Manning said Billings had been admitted into Memorial University Medical Center on Saturday. Manning said that Billings had served on the council since 2000, and had been a member prior to that after a lapse in service. Mayor Myrtice Warren said Billings had lived in Ludowici ...
A man suspected of stealing a safe in September from Baconton Missionary Baptist Church in Allenhurst was arrested Tuesday without incident, according to LCSO Detective Julie Hibbeler.
The Liberty County Board of Elections soon will mail out new voter registration cards to those voters affected by Hinesville's recent redistricting plan, according to Elections Supervisor Ella Golden.
Liberty County's library board formed a committee Monday to press for progress on the delayed construction of a new Hinesville library.
During a special meeting Thursday, the Ludowici City Council passed a code of ethics resolution. The document was presented by Long County Elections Board Superintendent Vanessa Cunningham. The passage follows last month's launch of a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into possible ethics violations.
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.
The National Football League's rejection of a Super Bowl advertisement by Black Creek-based Daniel Defense has generated quite a stir.
Glynn County businessman John McCallum recently announced his candidacy for Congress in Georgia's 1st District, according to a news release.
Long County High School will be mark its opening with a ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.
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. ...
A request to remove thousands of dollars in delinquent tax bills was made last week in a Long County Commission work session.
The Long County Commission recently adopted a seal for the county. According to Chairman Robert Long, there is no record of the county ever having a seal. Long presented the newly approved seal with Vice Chairman Kent Hall at a recent meeting. Long said that a lot of thought went into creating the seal, which contains the Long County High School colors.
The road to making the newly dedicated Liberty County Community Complex a reality took more than 10 years to travel. Community leaders recently recounted how the community-center renovation evolved and shared memories of the old Liberty County High School that served African-American students from 1952 to 1972.
Liberty County commissioners Thursday heard for a second time about Ban the Box, a campaign to make it easier for ex-cons to get jobs.
The Long County Commission met department heads and constitutional officers on Tuesday. During the work session, Commissioner Willie Thomson asked if the recreation board had policies on who could fish at the recreation complex pond.
Georgia's leading water protection group recently named its "Dirty Dozen" for 2013, highlighting 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia's waters.
The Hinesville City Council heard a legislative update from state Rep. Al Williams during Thursday's meeting. Williams, D-Midway, told the council that as the state continues to cut its budget, the legislature will be forced to pass the cuts to local governments.
Community leaders and east-end residents were happy to enter the newly renovated Liberty County Community Complex on Friday in Midway to formally dedicate the facility.
The Ludowici City Council during a recent meeting reported the approval of a grant that will help two streets behind Walker Elementary School.
Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, the memories of that tragic day have faded for many Americans. But for two people who unwittingly were tied to the harrowing events that unfolded Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, the mental anguish never will subside.