A mix of officials selected the three most important issues in their respective communities Wednesday during the first day of the countywide planning workshop on St. Simons Island.
Construction on Hinesville's new 48,327-square-foot, three-story city hall currently is ahead of schedule. The city broke ground on the $7 million brick and balustrade structure last June after demolishing the old city-hall building.
City and county officials convened Wednesday to discuss community issues, low Census numbers and what each entity has been involved in since last year's workshop.
City and county officials gave themselves a C average when grading how they have followed up on projects in the past year.
The Long County Sheriff's Office and the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Auxiliary donated $2,982 to the family of Josh Berry to help with the costs of the teen's cancer treatment.
Municipal Court Judge Gary Sinrich was honored Tuesday for his 23 years of service to the city of Hinesville. Sinrich told those assembled that he loves his job and does not plan to retire anytime soon. Municipal court is held at 8 a.m. every Wednesday.
There's a lot of moving going on in downtown Hinesville.
The widening and reconstruction of Frank Cochran Drive soon will move forward, Hinesville officials said Thursday during a regular city council meeting.
City and county officials will come together on St. Simons Island starting Wednesday for a three-day workshop to discuss short- and long-term planning goals for Liberty County.
The city of Hinesville on Wednesday honored its employees of the year, new employees and retirees. Awards also were distributed to workers who had logged between five and 35 years of service with the city.
In his annual state-of-the-city address Thursday, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said the city is in good, not "great" shape. Thomas offered his take on the city's status during a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress through People luncheon at the National Guard Armory on Highway 84 in Hinesville.
A Hinesville Police Department officer sustained a broken nose Wednesday morning when he got into a scuffle with a suspect who reportedly was in the process of robbing Bank of America in Hinesville.
The Midway City Council at its April meeting announced it will continue to look for applicants to fill an additional police officer position.
The Liberty County Library Board of Trustees learned during Monday's quarterly meeting that the new site for the Midway-Riceboro branch may be ready next year, and members decided to press for action on the new building for the Hinesville branch.
Gas prices just keep getting higher and higher, and there's no telling when it may stop.
The Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently awarded Liberty County a $6,000 Health Promotion and Wellness grant.
Nineteen local youths have proven themselves experts at land judging, as the Liberty County 4-H club cleared the brackets at the State 4-H Land Judging Contest on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the J. Campbell Research and Education Center in Watkinsville.
The Liberty County Commission approved the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax resolution at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday.
The Hinesville City Council during its Thursday evening meeting approved a rezoning petition that would accommodate a grocery store with gas pumps. Previously, the council delayed a vote on the new store because the public had not been given the requested two weeks' notice before the request was presented.
Liberty Countians looking for entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings need look no further than the local Performing Arts Center, where Love-It Productions will stage "My Sons from Another Mother," the latest from playwright and producer Donald Lovette.
Trapper Jack removed four gators Wednesday morning from ponds in Hinesville's Bryant Commons Park. The city contracted Trapper Jack and his assistant, Valerie Jones, to remove the nuisance gators for fear they would attack children who fish in the ponds during special events. Bryant Commons, which is leased by the city, holds music festivals and events that draw large crowds. Jones said the gators will not be euthanized andwill be relocated 20-25 miles from Hinesville.
The first, and possibly the most important, issue discussed by city leaders during last week's annual planning workshop was a notice from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division that Liberty and Bryan counties have to reduce the amount of water pumped from the Floridan aquifer by 1 million gallons a day.
Marquana Adale Jasper, who has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of murder, appeared before Liberty County Superior Court Judge David Cavendar on Monday. Cavendar heard Liberty County Sheriff's Office Det. Steven Teal's testimony, which established probable cause in the state's case.
Midway police shut down a produce stand that was too close to the road last Wednesday.
Liberty County Parents! Post your back to school photos or videos on Instagram using the hashtag #LCB2S (Liberty County Back 2 School) and we'll share some of our favorites on our new Instagram account CoastalCourier.
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