Long County voters decided whether 10 incumbents might get to keep their jobs during Tuesday's primary election, including the office of sheriff, clerk of superior court, tax commissioner, public service commissioners, county commissioners for districts 1, 2 and 5, and board of education seats for districts 2 and 4.
ATLANTA (AP) - Voters have rejected a penny sales tax referendum to pay for transportation projects in nine of 12 regions in Georgia, including in metro Atlanta, unofficial returns show.
In Long County, Craig Nobles won the Democrat nod for the sheriff's post with 1,404 votes. Frank McClelland Jr. garnered 704 votes while James E. Rogers took 152. Nobles will face Republican challenger G. Darrell Ballance in November. Sherry McFann Long beat Frank Middleton for the superior court clerk seat, 1,115 to 1,100. Becky S. Fowler beat Deona Walker Carter in the tax commissioner race, 1,625 to 588. In the county commission races, Gerald Blocker, Robert A. Long and Dwight Gordon defeated their challengers for the District 1, District 2 and District 5 seats, respectively ...
Donald L. Lovette will serve as the next Liberty County Commission chairman, a message from voters that status quo may not be so bad.
In addition to the controversial T-SPLOST referendum, Liberty County voters are in the process of weighing in on a race with local implications today.
SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham County police are investigating a late-night car crash that killed a 19-year-old woman.
If all goes according to plan, Liberty County voters will know this week who will succeed commission chairman John McIver, whether board of education District 2 incumbent Charlie Frasier will keep his post and whether to plan for a January tax increase.
The Liberty and Long boards of education both are compliant with a new state law that requires governments to share their budgets electronically, but some other local entities are not.
For Long County residents who wish to avoid the election-day crowds Tuesday, today is the final day to cast ballots in the early and advanced voting.
Five candidates offered many opinions but few concrete ideas and even side-stepped some questions Tuesday at the Shuman Recreation Center during a forum leading up to the July 31 primary.
The chain-link fence that has surrounded the Historic Liberty County Courthouse for more than a year is slated to come down this week.
Hinesville leaders prioritized, discussed and made plans last week to deal with 38 economic, administrative, ordinance-related or construction project issues during their annual planning workshop at Jekyll Island.
The Midway City Council denied a zoning request for a new shopping center at its July meeting.
Hinesville leaders stayed issue-focused during their annual planning workshop last week at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Participants first arrived at the hotel Wednesday afternoon and began prioritizing the 38 issues to be discussed. Their workday ended around 7 p.m.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday weighed projects that will continue downtown Hinesville's visual transformation.
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.
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.
Guests of La Quinta Inn and Suites on Oglethorpe Highway won't have much trouble getting into the holiday spirit this year.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday held its second public hearing concerning a proposed millage-rate increase.
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.
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.
Liberty County 4-H members recently competed in the annual Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree competition Nov. 4 in Lyons.
Cooler temperatures didn't stop Liberty County shoppers from taking advantage of Black Friday deals at area stores the day after Thanksgiving.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Monday held its first public hearing regarding the upcoming millage-rate adoption.
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.
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.
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.
The first action item on Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting agenda was to approve a revised budget for fiscal year 2015.
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.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a financial report from county Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin at its mid-month meeting Thursday.