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.
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.
Long County Code Enforcement Officer Steve Atkins said that the Making of Miracle Stories animal-rescue shelter has until Dec. 1 either to relocate or have all animals on the site removed.
Novant Health and Memorial Health on Friday announced a shared-services partnership with Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville, which is designed to reduce expenses, improve patient care and extend offerings in Liberty County.
Residents of the east end of Liberty County can soon patronize a new and improved neighborhood library. The Midway-Riceboro Branch of the Live Oak Public Library will open at 10 a.m. Monday.
The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission could not agree to approve or disapprove a request for an exception to allow a tattoo studio in an area zoned residential Tuesday during a regular meeting.
Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, both Republicans, voted for the budget package that extended the federal borrowing limit and reopened the federal government Wednesday. The area's U.S. representative, Republican Jack Kingston, voted no.