More than 20 representatives gathered at Midway's Dorchester Academy on Friday to discuss preservation and cultural reclamation during the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission's fall meeting.
With its annual "Dirty Dozen" rivers list, the Georgia Water Coalition aims to send a wake-up call to state residents before their fresh waters are overtaken by human waste, dredging and neglect.
With a list of regional transportation projects finalized for next summer's Transportation Investment Act referendum, municipal leaders now are prioritizing projects that will be managed locally if the tax succeeds at the polls.
James Fuller was elected mayor of Ludowici on Tuesday, according to Election Supervisor Larry Wells. Fuller received 48.03 percent (207) of the vote; Tara Manning received 22.74 percent (98); Janis Goode received 22.04 percent (95); and William Miller received 6.96 percent (30). The results are unofficial, Wells said, but all absentee ballots have been counted and there only are nine provisional ballots to be considered, so those nine votes will not affect the outcome of the mayoral race.
The Liberty County Board of Elections and Voter Registration will conduct a runoff election Dec. 6 for Walthourville City Council Post 3, according to city clerk Juanita Johnson. She said results from Tuesday's election did not give a clear majority - 50 percent or more - to one candidate among the four running for that office. The runoff is between Sarah "Betty" Hayes and Lillie R. "Readie" Kelly, she said.
Authorities have issued a freeze warning for parts of central and eastern Georgia, where temperatures are expected to plunge into the upper 20s in some areas Friday morning.
When Midway's city council meets Nov. 14, it is expected to formally act to move city government operations into the Midway Mall. After an earlier tour of its proposed new quarters in the mall, the council met to consider budget changes and a new peddler-licensing ordinance and to hear complaints from a home-owner.
James Fuller was elected the mayor or Ludowici yesterday, according to election supervisor Larry Wells.
Though the city of Gum Branch held its elections Tuesday, legal hiccups complicated the process - possibly leaving the door open for contested results. Kathy Todd won the mayoral race, ousting incumbent Richard Strickland.
The results of Tuesday's election yielded few surprises with Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas holding onto his office. District 2 Councilman Jason Floyd and District 3 Councilman David Anderson, who ran unopposed, also retained their offices.
Here are preliminary results for Riceboro and Walthourville from the Liberty County Board of Elections and Voter Registration:
Here are preliminary results for Hinesville from the Liberty County Board of Elections and Voter Registration:
By a 13-vote margin, Kathy Todd won the mayoral race in Tuesday's Gum Branch municipal election.
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.
Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.
Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members and special guests that Hinesville's future is promising during his State of the City Address given Thursday at Connection Church in Flemington.
Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman announced Monday he plans on stepping down this summer as the county's top appointed official.
After nearly seven years as the executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, Vicki Davis is leaving her position and moving on with her career. Davis resigned Friday, April 11. She said her last day on the job will be April 25.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a political candidate forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville, 800 Tupelo Trail.
More than 35 former and current African-American mayors from throughout Georgia convened April 4-6 in Hinesville for the annual Spring Conference of the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors. The organization provides information, resources and assistance to small, rural cities that commonly are led by African-American mayors.
Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles went before county commissioners April 1 and asked for additional deputies.
County commissioners and administrators met Monday for one of several finance-committee meetings to comb through a draft budget for fiscal year 2015, line item by line item. The committee will meet twice more this month.
Members and officials of the Hinesville City Council had a full day Thursday, including a planning workshop, proclamation signings and a council meeting.
Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back hundreds of years.
One of three Liberty County commissioners up for re-election is running unopposed in the May 20 Democratic primary.
State Sen. Buddy Carter visited the residents and staff at Long County's Coastal Manor nursing home Thursday morning. Carter is a candidate for the U.S. 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Jack Kingston, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
Liberty County leaders focused on paying down bond debt and maintaining county roads using sale-tax money Wednesday during a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2015 planning session.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council asked the Liberty County Commission Tuesday to renew the organization's lease on its 640-square-foot space on Commerce Street in Hinesville.