The Hinesville City Council held its November meeting Thursday, hearing informational items on several subjects and agreeing to several action items, including adopting the millage rate for the 2011 tax digest and developing a program to educate the public about how to reduce the mosquito population.
After months of fundraising through community events and outreach, the United Way of Liberty County has exceeded its 2011 campaign goal of $181,000 by more than $4,000.
The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission held a public hearing on proposed planning and zoning code revisions during its Tuesday meeting - but no residents or developers chimed in.
Long County Board of Elections Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham said Monday that Marvin Chesser officially was declared the winner of the District 2 Ludowici City Council race.
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:
Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, joined Hinesville Rotary Club members Tuesday for their weekly meeting.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday passed a resolution to accept the Fleming and Lake George fire stations for county management.
A fleet of model planes took to the skies last weekend at Savannah's Staff Sgt. Anthony Davis Memorial RC Model Airfield to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
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.
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