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Shelters worried about fallout after Loonie Farms

Local animal lovers working with shelters around the area are worried the recent tragic discovery of animal remains at Loonie Farms in Long County may negatively affect other facilities' ability to draw support and raise funds.

June 03, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Community pillar Mary Baggs dies

Riceboro native and lifelong Liberty County resident Mary LeCounte Baggs died Thursday, according to Baggs' family friend and Riceboro mayor, Bill Austin. Baggs was 100 years old.

June 03, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Child killed in Long Co. wreck

A 6-year-old child was killed in a vehicle accident Saturday in Long County, and the child's mother seriously was injured.

June 03, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Annual bicycle tour to pass through Hinesville

Bicyclists will zip into Hinesville on June 10 as the 32nd annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia tour starts wrapping up its trek across the state, which will stop in several towns.

June 02, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Busy storm season predicted

A greater number of severe storms are predicted for this year's Atlantic hurricane season, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Therefore, Liberty County residents are urged to be aware and be prepared.

June 01, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Judd arrested crossing into Canada

The search has ended for Christiane Judd, the 39-year-old woman who once operated Loonie Farms Animal Rescue in Ludowici.

June 01, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Community supports walk-a-thon fundraiser

Jackie Gilliard–Henderson loved children.

May 30, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Long Co. Sheriff requests jail, addresses towing guidelines

Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles recently addressed the Long County Commission, urging it to consider building a jail and reinforcing his views on the proposed wrecker guidelines.

May 28, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Remembering a wildlife advocate

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, read a resolution to honor the life of Master Sgt. Odis King, who was the chief federal game warden for the Law Enforcement Division at Fort Stewart. King's wife, Joyce King, and others from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources also attended the Wednesday morning brief presentation.

May 27, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Shelter received eight violations

Long County authorities still are searching for Christiane Judd, the owner of the now-defunct Loonie Farms Animal Rescue in Ludowici, where countless animal remains were discovered the morning of May 16.

May 27, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Effort under way to preserve Jordye Bacon house

A community's unique history can come in packages smaller than a courthouse or mansion, such as a craftsman-style bungalow.

May 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Part of Forest Street sidewalk to be replaced

Although pleased with the recently completed reconstruction of Forest Street, the Hinesville City Council approved having the project's contractor replace some sections of the sidewalk to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements during a regular meeting Thursday.

May 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


County may consider appealing census count

Liberty County commissioners discussed several options Thursday for appealing what most local officials consider an inaccurate 2010 Census count.

May 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Resource fair to help those in financial need

Homeless and low- to no-income individuals are invited to a resource fair June 4 at the National Guard Armory to connect with services offered by local businesses and government entities to make life a little bit easier.

May 21, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Ludowici gets $87,500 grant for sewer work

Ludowici was approved for a loan of $87,500 on May 13 to finance its wastewater-treatment facility, according to a news release provided by Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Executive Director Kevin Clark.

May 20, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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City adopts lower-than-proposed millage rate

The Hinesville City Council adopted a millage-rate increase during Thursday's meeting that was smaller than the proposed 1.2 mill increase over last year, which would bring the total millage rate to 11.7.

December 04, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


County holds final hearing sessions, approves millage rate

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday held the last of three public hearing sessions regarding the millage rate increase before adopting the new rate at its 6 p.m. regular meeting.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Gingerbread house competition under way

Guests of La Quinta Inn and Suites on Oglethorpe Highway won't have much trouble getting into the holiday spirit this year.

December 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty County reduces proposed millage increase

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday held its second public hearing concerning a proposed millage-rate increase.

December 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Christmas in the Park free family fun night

Families began gathering around Bradwell Park at 5 p.m. Monday, making for an early start to this year's Christmas in the Park festivities, hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

December 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Alternative plan allows LCPC employees to keep raises, bonuses

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board met Monday morning in the LCPC conference room to discuss a request by Hinesville officials to amend the LCPC's 2015 budget.

December 01, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-Hers learn about cotton, consumer choices

Liberty County 4-H members recently competed in the annual Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree competition Nov. 4 in Lyons.

December 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Black Friday deals lure Liberty shoppers

Cooler temperatures didn't stop Liberty County shoppers from taking advantage of Black Friday deals at area stores the day after Thanksgiving.

November 28, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Citizens voice concerns at county millage hearing

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Monday held its first public hearing regarding the upcoming millage-rate adoption.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Interact clubs emphasize ‘service above self’

On Saturday, Oct. 18, while most teenagers were sleeping in, roughly 25 Liberty County High School students gathered together to clean up a section of Liberty County's waterway as part of the Rivers Alive project.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Bryant Commons to open to public March 7

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced that Bryant Commons officially will be opened to the public in a grand-opening event scheduled for March 7.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Homeless Prevention Program turns 16

Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program celebrated 16 years last month. Program Coordinator Daisy Jones said her department of three had modest beginnings, but it now networks with dozens of churches, civic organizations and service agencies dedicated to helping the homeless and hungry in Hinesville and Liberty County.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Employee raises saved, tax increase higher

The first action item on Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting agenda was to approve a revised budget for fiscal year 2015.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway residents help update land-use map

Fewer than a dozen Midway residents joined Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission officials Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex to discuss and assist updating the Midway subarea land-use map.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commission talks budget ahead of millage-rate hearings

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a financial report from county Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

November 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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