Emergency medical services were the focus of the recent Long County Commission meeting.
Hinesville City Councilman Jason Floyd said if he had been present for last Thursday's meeting, he'd have supported the property-tax increase. His absence required Mayor Jim Thomas to make the tie-breaking vote to approve the city's 1-mill property-tax hike.
Hinesville and Liberty County are taking part in a statewide "homeless count" facilitated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, according to Daisy Jones, program coordinator for Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program.
The Liberty County Development Authority on Monday voted to pay $137,721.92 in disputed property taxes from a former industrial tenant.
Even after a proposed property-tax increase was settled with Mayor Jim Thomas' tie-breaking vote, Thursday's three-hour Hinesville City Council meeting remained contentious.
The Long County Protective Services Auxiliary recently hosted an appreciation dinner for the volunteers who worked Long County's annual haunted house and hayride fundraiser. Proceeds from the event go to help local fire departments, EMS providers, forestry personnel and to provide scholarships to local teens.
The Liberty County Commission Friday increased millage rates in three unanimous votes.
After several Hinesville residents expressed anger during the final public hearing on a proposed 1-mill property tax increase, the four city council members present Thursday split their vote, leaving Mayor Jim Thomas to break the tie. The tax increase passed.
The Long County Commission ruled at its December meeting that any animal shelters opening in the county must have the commission's approval.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday discussed an aggressive overhaul to its animal control ordinance that would bring it in line with new state requirements.
A house fire Saturday in Hinesville Saturday displaced a family of four.
Moody's Investors Service assigned a negative outlook to Hinesville's $9 million of outstanding general obligation, limited tax-backed debt, according to a Nov. 30 Moody's news release.
ST. LOUIS - A Georgia trucker who lost consciousness before his tractor-trailer struck and killed an Illinois state trooper isn't medically fit to drive commercially, federal regulators have determined.
Hinesville has been called a "boom town," and it's growth has landed it positions on lists like "The Top 10 Cities People are Moving to in 2012" by The Fiscal Times and the U.S. Census Bureau's list of fastest-growing communities.
Bryan County's loss is the Charleston, South Carolina area's gain.
A multiple-vehicle wreck on West Oglethorpe Highway left three people injured and tied up traffic on the busy Hinesville thoroughfare Friday afternoon.
Smoke might be visible in and around Fort Stewart today because the post's Forestry Branch will perform prescribed burns in the following training areas:
Today is the National Day of Prayer, and there are several local observances.