The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has supported and offered the Leadership Liberty program for the past six years and will graduate its seventh class in June. The nine-month class offers its participants insight into county/city government, public education and health, as well as a visit to the Capitol to meet with local legislators.
Some Hinesville city officials remember what life was like before desegregation, many years before school children and service members would proudly observe Black History Month each
February is Black History Month, a month during which Americans traditionally recognize contributions to society made by African Americans. This is something that Hinesville District 2 Councilmember David Anderson is proud to see take place.
Things that many Americans most would like to cut, such as foreign aid and farm subsidies, make up relatively tiny slices of the federal budget, while things most don't want to touch, such as Medicare and Social Security, take far larger portions, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston recently told constituents.
In what Hinesville Police Department Det. Kyle Larimore is calling an unfortunate accident, two children and an adult suffered burns as gasoline used to fuel a bonfire got out of control.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced Monday that he will host a town hall meeting in Bryan County to give area residents a forum to share their views on what's happening in Washington.
Storm could bring snow to North Georgia
Midway will soon begin negotiations with Coastal Electric Membership Corp. for a franchise fee that will be tacked onto the electric bills of customers inside city limits.
M.L. King Jr. Drive in Hinesville will be closed west of Main Street from Feb. 7-10. Work scheduled for that section of the road will include new asphalt and streetscapes, according to Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown. No detours are planned because it is only a partial road closure.
In an effort to cut down on stovetop fires that could easily be prevented with a small vent hood device, the city will apply for a $79,150 Homeland Security grant.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received updates during Tuesday's monthly meeting on the construction and renovations around Liberty County.
The city of Ludowici recently completed a paving and drainage project on Macon Street. According to Ludowici Maintenance Supervisor James Fuller Sr., the city had been aiming to wrap the work up since the late 1990s.
Although Hinesville's municipal election is still 10 months away, the city's current mayor and council members plan to run for reelection.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council and Keep Liberty Beautiful are accepting submissions for the annual Arbor Day photography contest until Feb. 10. E-mail photograph entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver them on a disc to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce office at 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The rules are:
Last week, the city of Ludowici received $88,871 in remediation funds from the Coastal Regional Commission/Office of Economic Adjustment.
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.