The Hinesville City Council met with city staff last week and this week for several budget workshops to hammer out, line item by line item, a budget for fiscal year 2012. The council held a budget workshop this morning and also scheduled one for 10 a.m. Wednesday at city hall, Hinesville Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon confirmed.
Five voters filed challenges with the Liberty County Board of Elections in the past two weeks alleging Douglas Burgess Jr. is not qualified to run for Hinesville City Council. These voters question Burgess' residency as a Hinesville city resident, claiming he may not have lived in the city the required 12 months before Nov. 8, the date of the municipal election.
Avoid South Main Street in downtown Hinesville for the next week if you can. Matthew Barrow, an engineer with P.C. Simonton and Associates, reports that a drainage project will restrict southbound traffic to one lane between Bagley Avenue (Liberty County Justice Center) and East Hendry Street (The Coastal Bank). The work will block left and right turn lanes from Wednesday through Sept. 28. "Through traffic will be permitted while utility work takes place, however, motorists ...
ATLANTA - Georgia's pardons board rejected a last-ditch clemency plea from death row inmate Troy Davis on Tuesday despite high-profile support from figures including the pope and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners spent time discussing road improvement projects throughout the county during its mid-month meeting Thursday.
The Hinesville City Council recognized the first two graduates of the city's Assets for Independence program Thursday during a regular council meeting.
David Holcomb has served as director for the Liberty County/Armed Services Branch, YMCA of Coastal Georgia for just one month, but he has been involved with the YMCA for most of his 39 years.
It was standing room only in the main gathering hall of Midway's Historic Dorchester Academy on Saturday as spectators gathered to get a glimpse of life in the past during the school's annual Day at Old Dorchester fundraising event.
The city of Gum Branch held qualifying for the city's mayor and council seats last week. Municipal elections will be Nov. 8.
The Ludowici City Council approved a measure on Tuesday to reinforce code requirements regarding trash and water guidelines for multifamily dwellings.
Civilian and military leaders reviewed and discussed how to implement the 2005 Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) during a summit Monday at the Richmond Hill City Center.
FORT STEWART - A U.S. soldier charged with killing two of his Army roommates and wounding another after an argument in Iraq last fall is innocent and should be cleared of murder charges by forensic evidence, his defense attorney said Monday.
Cheerleaders for Liberty County's high schools will toss their pom-poms and debut new routines Thursday night, and drum lines will provide steady percussion - but the festive atmosphere won't be for football.
The planned Holmestown-Screven Forks rural water system, a project in the works for years, will move ahead to the design and preparation stages thanks to good news from the United States Department of Agriculture.
With a unanimous vote Wednesday, the Coastal Regional Commission Regional Transportation Roundtable was the first in the state to approve its list of projects for next year's Transportation Investment Act referendum.
Glynn County businessman John McCallum recently announced his candidacy for Congress in Georgia's 1st District, according to a news release.
Long County High School will be mark its opening with a ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners held the first of three millage-rate hearings Monday, even though the 12.58 millage rate - for unincorporated and small cities - will not change. The county is required by law to advertise the millage rate and hold three hearings because it will keep revenue generated from reassessed growth, county officials explained. The county will hold the second and final millage rate hearings at noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. ...
A request to remove thousands of dollars in delinquent tax bills was made last week in a Long County Commission work session.
The Long County Commission recently adopted a seal for the county. According to Chairman Robert Long, there is no record of the county ever having a seal. Long presented the newly approved seal with Vice Chairman Kent Hall at a recent meeting. Long said that a lot of thought went into creating the seal, which contains the Long County High School colors.
The road to making the newly dedicated Liberty County Community Complex a reality took more than 10 years to travel. Community leaders recently recounted how the community-center renovation evolved and shared memories of the old Liberty County High School that served African-American students from 1952 to 1972.
Liberty County commissioners Thursday heard for a second time about Ban the Box, a campaign to make it easier for ex-cons to get jobs.
The Long County Commission met department heads and constitutional officers on Tuesday. During the work session, Commissioner Willie Thomson asked if the recreation board had policies on who could fish at the recreation complex pond.
Georgia's leading water protection group recently named its "Dirty Dozen" for 2013, highlighting 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia's waters.
The Hinesville City Council heard a legislative update from state Rep. Al Williams during Thursday's meeting. Williams, D-Midway, told the council that as the state continues to cut its budget, the legislature will be forced to pass the cuts to local governments.
Community leaders and east-end residents were happy to enter the newly renovated Liberty County Community Complex on Friday in Midway to formally dedicate the facility.
The Ludowici City Council during a recent meeting reported the approval of a grant that will help two streets behind Walker Elementary School.
Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, the memories of that tragic day have faded for many Americans. But for two people who unwittingly were tied to the harrowing events that unfolded Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, the mental anguish never will subside.
A spokesman for Georgia's Environmental Protection Division said a permit issued this week that allows King America Finishing to continue releasing wastewater into the Ogeechee River would "make the discharge the most highly regulated in the state."
The Liberty County Board of Education unanimously voted to keep its millage rate at 16 mills next year during Tuesday's regular meeting.