The Hinesville City Council held a called meeting Thursday to address allegations that this year's municipal election may be in jeopardy.
An assertion by one candidate at Tuesday night's political forum that the upcoming municipal elections might easily be challenged drew murmurs of disbelief.
On Tuesday, the Long County Chamber of Commerce hosted a community meet-and-greet forum for the candidates running for offices in the upcoming Ludowici election.
The emergency city council meeting has been set for 5 p.m., immediately following a budget hearing, according to City Clerk Sarah Lumpkin. The hearing and meeting will be in city hall and both are open to the public.
Sgt. Jordan Alvarado and his family were joined by Hinesville officials and Hinesville Downtown Development Authority board members recently to break ground for their new home in the Azalea Street Project.
The 30th Long County Wildlife Festival, aided by sunny and cool weather, drew a large crowd Saturday to the event site off Lanier Road.
While forecasts show clear skies ahead, some residents still may be cleaning up small debris from the winds and rain that moved through the area with little damage on Monday.
Candidates for municipal offices in Liberty County will be featured in a political forum from 6-8 this evening.
After a yearlong review of land development codes for Hinesville and unincorporated Liberty County, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission is seeking public comment on proposed revisions before the new codes are presented to the city and county.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates' forum Tuesday for the upcoming Ludowici city election.
Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones asked the city of Hinesville for help collecting delinquent personal property taxes that business owners may owe on their business' equipment and inventory.
A motor grader in Long County sustained substantial damage in a vandalism incident late last week.
The Liberty County Commission on Tuesday approved $888,176 in paving-project bids and authorized the finance department to enroll in a bill-pay system that could bring in revenue.
Several families have been displaced by a fire in a downtown Hinesville apartment complex Thursday morning.
The Long County Commission recently resolved an issue concerning public access to a family cemetery.
Due to roadway construction and drainage work, North Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville will be closed from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through March 14. Motorists should plan to use alternate routes during those times.
Long County Probate/Magistrate Judge Marie Middleton on Wednesday dismissed five warrant requests against former Ludowici Police Department chief James Rogers.
Qualifying is under way for Liberty County offices and for Georgia's May 20 primary, with Republicans and Democrats filing their paperwork to appear on the ballot. The general election is Nov. 4. Qualifying began Monday and ends at noon Friday. Candidates must qualify at the Board of Elections and Registration in suite 1600 in the courthouse, 100 S. Main St., Hinesville.
The Liberty County Board of Education agreed last week to offer all children - regardless of ability to pay - free school breakfast for the 2014-15 school year and for three years thereafter. The board of education also agreed to raise the price of student lunches by 10 cents in order to comply with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Schools are not allowed to use excess from free-meal reimbursements to subsidize the paid lunch cost, school officials said.
Susanne Lawler went back to her native Sweden last summer to undergo medical treatment and get medicines she could not afford in this country. She left her American husband and then-9-year-old son here in Hinesville for what she thought would be a three-week trip. That was six months ago.
James Rogers officially has resigned from his position as chief of the Ludowici Police Department.
Frank Biezenbos has driven Highway 144 just about every day for the past 19 years. Thursday, Biezenbos drove the few miles east from his home in Strathy Hall to the County Administrative Complex to attend a public hearing on the proposed widening of 144 and give state engineers his two cents on the project.
Ludowici Mayor James Fuller announced today that suspended Police Chief James Rogers has resigned.
Two restaurants are the first to take advantage of Hinesville's recently amended alcohol ordinance that allows sales closer to residences than in the past.
Liberty County has been included in the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, according to Griffin Lotson with the corridor's commission.
Long State Prison recognized its 10th anniversary with a ceremony Tuesday. Counselor Mike Mourand welcomed around 30 people from around the region, with inmate Larry Robbins then leading all in singing the national anthem. Following Robbins' performance, inmates Randall Martin, Kwame McDowell, Alvin Sutherland, Lesley Farmer and Ryant Russell sang harmony songs.
Two Allenhurst residents raised concerns during Tuesday's Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting about a proposed adult-care home.
The Long County Commission on Feb. 11 approved a policy governing use of the fishing pond at the recreation complex.
A woman was killed Thursday when she was struck by a train in Wayne County during the filming of a movie about Gregg Allman.
Carpathia PAWS pet-rescue organization is known for its efforts to adopt out dogs and cats that have been abandoned, sometimes fostering them until they can be placed in "forever homes" with caring owners. What many in the community don't know is that the volunteer group recently established a trap-neuter-return program to help control the area's feral-cat population.