Property taxes in Liberty County are on the rise, and residents will have the chance to weigh in today at public hearings for both the boards of commissioners and education.
Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp is stepping down from her post after 10 years of working to protect the Ogeechee River basin.
Hinesville residents are invited to take part in three public hearings on the city's proposed increase in property taxes. The hearings are scheduled at city hall for 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 29, and 3 p.m. Dec. 6, during the city council meeting.
After 40-plus years in law enforcement - with nearly 20 of those years as Liberty County's chief deputy - Keith Moran is preparing for retirement, leaving Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes with the tough task of finding a suitable replacement.
Property taxes within Liberty are on the rise.
Long County is owed more than $400,000 in back taxes, according to Tax Commissioner Becky Fowler. She recently asked the Long County Commission to support her enforcement of penalties on delinquent tax bills.
The Midway City Council on Nov. 15 approved an occupational license for a new Family Dollar store after clearing up confusion regarding the store's opening date.
Liberty Transit's buses ended Friday night and all day Saturday services this week, cuts that were announced earlier this month.
The Hinesville mayor and city council at 4 p.m. Friday announced the intention to increase property taxes this year by 9.94 percent over the rollback millage rate. Before the tentative budget and millage rate are finalized, Georgia law requires three public hearings on the increase. Residents are invited to hearings at city hall, 115 East M.L. King Jr. Drive, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 29, and at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 during a council meeting.
The Liberty County Commission Thursday approved Memorial Drive as the location for a new library in Hinesville.
An otherwise uneventful city council meeting Thursday heated up during the public comments session when a Hinesville resident asked the council about the 1.5 percent cost of living increase budgeted for city employees in 2013.
Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday urged the business community to take action on the looming sequester.
Geographical Information System Day was observed Wednesday in the lobbies of city hall and the Liberty County Annex.
Two former Ludowici law-enforcement officers were honored Tuesday during the city council meeting.
Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.
Faith-based groups, businesses and members of the public from eastern Liberty County had a chance to learn about a proposed prison re-entry program during a meeting Monday at Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect a correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received the fiscal-year 2016 budget for the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau earlier this month. An article on page 10A Wednesday incorrectly stated that the commissioners approved the budget, but the CVB's board approves its own spending plan. The commissioners simply received a copy of the budget.
Long County commissioners recently discussed the possibility of hiring a county administrator in the future.
The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP recently held what was widely viewed as a successful, well-attended Community Policing Awareness forum.
A delegation from Hinesville's sister city in China visited the area to explore economic, cultural and educational opportunities.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man suspected of lewd conduct with a child after asking the public's help in identifying him.
A 20-year-old man has been charged with allowing a 13-year-old boy to drive a car that led to a wreck and serious injuries, police said.
A Hinesville Downtown Development Authority meeting Wednesday morning focused on attracting business to area.
Dollie Goldman has been breaking down social barriers for more than 50 years.
Heather Brannon, owner of the Cattail Crossing Shopping Center in Midway, believes in supporting veterans.
Several Liberty County agencies requested larger budget allotments during a daylong Liberty County commissioners meeting Thursday.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is looking for the public's assistance in identifying the man in these photographs for questioning concerning an allegation of a lewd incident involving a child.
Do you have a camera? Do you post oodles of photos on Facebook yet yearn for something more?
Hinesville City Council voted Thursday to fill two new municipal-judge positions.
The body found Friday afternoon off of a boat ramp in the Altamaha River in Wayne County has been identified as Willie Joe Vaughn, according to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter.