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.
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.
A committee formed by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday to consider amending an attendance policy that affects those appointed to serve on locally created county boards.
The city of Hinesville on Monday announced its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 3.49 percentage over the rollback millage rate.
The Liberty County Board of Education agreed during last week's work session to contract a coordinator to oversee the Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center.
The Long County Commission had a full plate at its Oct. 8 meeting. Here are some updates to key items of business that were discussed and acted on at that meeting.
A Sound off caller recently expressed concern regarding information in a Courier article about the city council's approval of the fiscal year 2014 budget, which included an increase in council members' personal contribution to the state's retirement system for government workers and elected officials.
State Rep. Al Williams sponsored a town-hall meeting Monday on the Affordable Care Act at the courthouse in Hinesville. The gathering was designed to inform residents about the new health-care law and to equip consumers with the knowledge they need to apply for insurance on the health-care exchanges.
Several Long County school system students and employees recently were recognized for their achievements.
Gov. Nathan Deal covered a range of topics in his 25-minute speech on Olvey Field this morning. You can listen to it by clicking on the media player at left. Some parts do have wind noise, but all of his address is understandable.
Radio-control pilots demonstrated their model aeronautic skills last weekend at the Veterans and Angels Fly-in as they directed their planes into loops and turns and deftly maneuvered small copters overhead. The local Blazing Angels RC Squadron club organized the event at the old airport that straddles the Liberty and Long county line off Airport Road. Pilots' fees and donations from thepublic benefited Fort Stewart's Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
Hinesville City Council approved its fiscal year 2014 budget Thursday afternoon.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners formed a committee to review and evaluate the county's locally created boards to ensure they are responsive to the commission and the public.
An exercise is under way through Oct. 23 on military-training areas on Fort Stewart, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Fla., and in the surrounding communities.