Despite recent millage-rate increases, Liberty County's revenues still are lagging.
Lighting struck Smiley Elementary's gymnasium at around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, causing a fire to break out on the Long County school's roof, according to Long County/Ludowici Fire Chief Richard Truman.
The Hinesville City Council on Thursday dealt with 27 action and information items on a full agenda schedule during its meeting that lasted nearly three hours.
The Long County Commission on Tuesday cleared up some issues on the upcoming county election and wrapped up several loose ends regarding the recreation department.
Two Long County residents on Tuesday asked the Long County Commission not to support federal laws that they fear might violate the U.S. Constitution, specifically gun-control regulations.
Leaders of the 2013 Liberty County Homeless Count held an after-actions review Wednesday at the human resource training room in city hall.
The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has decided how much money it can contribute toward the long-planned interchange project at I-95 and Belfast Siding Road.
Hinesville Police Cpl. Anthony Martin has been arrested and charged with one count of financial transaction card fraud.
ATLANTA – Alexander Rivera, a Hinesville resident, has won a $1 million top prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Georgia Lottery Black. Rivera, who retired five months ago from the U.S. Army, is excited about his windfall.
Georgia Trend Magazine chose Hinesville as one of Georgia's top eight "Renaissance Cities" for its February 2013 edition. According to the article by Candice Dyer, Patty Rasmussen and John McCurry, the eight cities that made the list were Blue Ridge, Columbus, Dahlonega, Decatur, Hinesville, Roswell, Savannah and Statesboro.
The Liberty County Board of Education has not been coy about its financial hardship in recent months, and its decision earlier this month to adopt a calendar with six teacher-furlough days for the coming academic year should not have been a surprise.
The Pirates still are trying to stake their claim on Hinesville soil, but the $4.75 million funding request from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia still hangs in the balance.
From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Georgia Department of Transportation temporarily will close various traffic lanes at the intersection of Old Sunbury Road, Old Hines Road and Oglethorpe Highway for road maintenance. Signs will alert drivers to changes in traffic flow. Motorists should expect delays in the area.
Another suspect has been arrested in the Jan. 15 attempted robbery that reportedly began at Liberty Inn & Suites and affected Wells Fargo Bank on Gen. Screven Way. According to a Liberty County Sheriff's Office report, Ladonna Yvette Frasier turned herself in and is being housed at the Liberty County Regional Jail.
The Liberty County Development Authority on Monday approved payment to one of its own for $16,825 for repairs to a wastewater-flow meter.
Liberty County Commission, during its Nov. 5 meeting, tabled a vote to adopt a minority/woman business enterprise policy.
Long County High School had its annual Veteran's Day observance Monday to honor men and women who have served in the armed forces.
The all-clear was sounded around Midway Middle School early this afternoon after a suspicious device in a vehicle caused a bomb scare in the morning and students were evacuated.
There's disagreement about how cold it's going to get, but forecasts agree that Coastal Georgia will see the coldest temperatures since last winter late Tuesday, into Wednesday.
The Liberty County commissioners Tuesday approved issuing a revenue bond for $1.04 million for the construction of a rural water system in the Holmestown-Screven Fork area.
An ordinance to limit how close weapons could be fired to homes in Long County got its first reading before the county commission this week.
Hinesville held two of three required public hearings Thursday on changing the city's property tax millage.
The Long County Commission meeting attendees on Tuesday drilled commissioners with questions. Patricia Smith-Johnson, Vanessa Cunningham and former Commission Chairman Bobby Walker peppered the panel with inquiries ranging from cellphone usage to recent hirings.
A 30-year-old Richmond Hill woman was killed Wednesday night in a vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 80 East near Prather Road, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said Thursday.
Richmond Hill developer Johnny Murphy said he's used to helping candidates run for office. Tuesday, Murphy won his first race as a candidate by ousting incumbent Van Hunter to win the Post 1 seat in the city's only contested race.
City Manager Billy Edwards said a news release issued by the city in accordance with Georgia law and printed in the Courier's Oct. 30 issue has created a lot of unnecessary concern and negative comments.
Westside voters said no to annexation Tuesday. Of 109 votes cast in two precincts, six voted yes and 103 voted no. For the referendum for Sunday package sales of alcohol, 298 Hinesville voters cast their votes, with 190 voting for the referendum and 108 voting no.
Midway voters Tuesday re-elected Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington and incumbent council members Curtes Roberts Sr., Mayor Pro-tem Levern Clancy Jr. and Melice Gerace. Stanley Brown Sr. will be sworn in when outgoing council member Terry Doyle's term is up at the end of the calendar year. Midway's mayor and council serve four-year terms.
For the referendum for Sunday package sales of alcohol, 298 Hinesville voters cast their votes, with 190 voting for the referendum and 108 voting no. Westside voters said no to annexation Tuesday. Of 109 votes cast in two precincts, six voted yes and 103 voted no.
Hinesville residents who live or own property along Veterans Parkway were able to see the final draft of the master plan for the Veterans Parkway Overlay District on Tuesday at city hall.