The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:
The Long County Commission on Tuesday was asked for help with several items, including increasing the county's animal-control capabilities and also assuming responsibility for roads in two subdivisions.
Liberty County schools are canceling classes on Wednesday, Jan. 29. However, school will be in session for a full day Tuesday, according to a news release from Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee. Based on information from the Weather Channel and local media outlets, precipitation is likely to begin around 3 p.m. Tuesday. As a result, the system is canceling all afternoon and evening activities -- including the after-school program and sporting events -- for Tuesday. Staff will dismiss with students. Press releases, website updates and One Call messages will be sent to all stakeholders.
According to a news release from the Liberty County School System, the district is presently on high alert regarding the forecast for a winter storm watch beginning Tuesday afternoon, January 28, 2014. District leaders areclosely watching the evolving weather advisories and warnings. With student safety asthe top priority, LCSS has to make a decision about cancelling or delaying school based onwhat's best for the whole community. LCSS is communicating with public safety officials andneighboring school districts to monitor conditions and make the best possible decision.
Long County has already made the announcement that all of its schools will be closed Wednesday due to inclement weather. Tuesday should be treated as a normal school day. Thursday's status has not yet been determined, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.
Richmond Hill real-estate agent and Democrat Amy Tavio made a campaign stop Thursday in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park on as part of her campaign kick-off tour. Tavio is running for Georgia's 1st Congressional District, a seat that has been held by Republican Jack Kingston for the past 20 years. Kingston is running for the U.S. Senate.
The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission approved developer Claude Dryden's request for a variance regarding street-tree requirements during a regular planning commission meeting Tuesday evening.
Richmond Hill realtor Amy Tavio was a driving force in reorganizing the local Democratic Party and has long worked behind the scenes on local issues.
The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize award for civil rights and social justice was commemorated Monday with prayers, songs and speeches during Liberty County's annual MLK Jr. Day service at Bradwell Institute.
More than 80 entries that included nine floats, scores of VIP cars, police cruisers, fire trucks and military vehicles as well as marching soldiers, bands, church and civic groups took part in this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade Monday in downtown Hinesville.
Liberty County has begun construction of a rural water system for residents in the Holmestown-Screven Fork area and those who live along Highway 84 from the Midway city limits to Highway 196. The well for the new system is at Joseph Miller Park and will draw water from the Miocene Aquifer, according to county officials.
While the temperature is expected to get into the 60s around Hinesville today, a cold front is expected to slip through the area tonight or early Wednesday, dropping temperatures.
A lockdown Friday morning at Richmond Hill High School caused by a bomb threat was lifted around 1 p.m. after local and state law-enforcement officials found no devices or weapons on the school grounds.
Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews will seal cracks on the surface of Highway 84 westbound between Fleming and Midway in Liberty County from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 21-22, weather permitting. Sealing pavement cracks prevents water from entering the base and sub-base of the roadway and extends the pavement life by at least three years. Signs, barrels and/or cones will be used to alert the public of changes. Personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes, and drivers should proceed with caution.
The Hinesville City Council adopted a revised alcohol ordinance during its meeting Thursday. The new ordinance incorporates three amendments, including the sale of package alcohol on Sunday; issuance of an alcoholic-beverage license based on food sales; and the distance an establishment selling alcohol can be from libraries, churches, schools or residences.
ATLANTA - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m ...
The members of the Riceboro Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department received notification from the Insurance Service Office that the city's public fire protection classification has been ...
The Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department is starting to perform safety inspections of businesses.
The Liberty and Long county sheriffs enjoyed strong support as results were coming in Tuesday evening, but several Long County incumbents were ousted, according to ...
A proposal for three 24-hour manned fire stations in Liberty County was presented to Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday.
Long County Board of Education District 5 representative Julie Norman Dawson is facing a challenge from David "Bubba" Howard.
Long County Board of Education District 4 representative Janet Watford faces a challenge from former school board member Linda Sasser DeLoach.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a $1,815,000 award for 21 safety projects in 15 counties in southeast Georgia, including $200,000 ...
The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a McIntosh County court ruling in a dispute among heirs over who among them legally owns a valuable ...
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Hinesville City Council and city administrators attended a planning workshop Friday and Saturday at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference center.
Join in for a Welcome Home event at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition welcomed visitors from the Georgia Department of Community Supervision Office Thursday.
Dr. Carolyn Williamson, the incumbent Long County Board of Education District 2 member, will face challenger Arthur Davis in a nonpartisan race on the May ...
Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles is facing opposition from fellow Democrat Shane Middleton and Republican Tim Works this election year.