The Liberty County Board of Commissioners approved $520,227 in bids to purchase two custom fire trucks and discussed proposed district lines during its meeting Thursday.
The Ludowici City Council at its Nov. 15 meeting questioned an amount of approximately $60,000 that was paid to local resident Vanessa Cunningham.
The Hinesville City Council held its November meeting Thursday, hearing informational items on several subjects and agreeing to several action items, including adopting the millage rate for the 2011 tax digest and developing a program to educate the public about how to reduce the mosquito population.
After months of fundraising through community events and outreach, the United Way of Liberty County has exceeded its 2011 campaign goal of $181,000 by more than $4,000.
The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission held a public hearing on proposed planning and zoning code revisions during its Tuesday meeting - but no residents or developers chimed in.
Long County Board of Elections Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham said Monday that Marvin Chesser officially was declared the winner of the District 2 Ludowici City Council race.
More than 20 representatives gathered at Midway's Dorchester Academy on Friday to discuss preservation and cultural reclamation during the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission's fall meeting.
With its annual "Dirty Dozen" rivers list, the Georgia Water Coalition aims to send a wake-up call to state residents before their fresh waters are overtaken by human waste, dredging and neglect.
With a list of regional transportation projects finalized for next summer's Transportation Investment Act referendum, municipal leaders now are prioritizing projects that will be managed locally if the tax succeeds at the polls.
James Fuller was elected mayor of Ludowici on Tuesday, according to Election Supervisor Larry Wells. Fuller received 48.03 percent (207) of the vote; Tara Manning received 22.74 percent (98); Janis Goode received 22.04 percent (95); and William Miller received 6.96 percent (30). The results are unofficial, Wells said, but all absentee ballots have been counted and there only are nine provisional ballots to be considered, so those nine votes will not affect the outcome of the mayoral race.
The Liberty County Board of Elections and Voter Registration will conduct a runoff election Dec. 6 for Walthourville City Council Post 3, according to city clerk Juanita Johnson. She said results from Tuesday's election did not give a clear majority - 50 percent or more - to one candidate among the four running for that office. The runoff is between Sarah "Betty" Hayes and Lillie R. "Readie" Kelly, she said.
Authorities have issued a freeze warning for parts of central and eastern Georgia, where temperatures are expected to plunge into the upper 20s in some areas Friday morning.
When Midway's city council meets Nov. 14, it is expected to formally act to move city government operations into the Midway Mall. After an earlier tour of its proposed new quarters in the mall, the council met to consider budget changes and a new peddler-licensing ordinance and to hear complaints from a home-owner.
James Fuller was elected the mayor or Ludowici yesterday, according to election supervisor Larry Wells.
Though the city of Gum Branch held its elections Tuesday, legal hiccups complicated the process - possibly leaving the door open for contested results. Kathy Todd won the mayoral race, ousting incumbent Richard Strickland.
One does not have to vote to be called for jury duty, according to Liberty County Clerk of Superior Court F. Barry Wilkes.
Local government leaders say more needs to be done to enhance Liberty County's appearance in order to entice a greater number of visitors and convince potential residents and businesses to settle here.
Hinesville has received a $10 million, low-interest loan to pay for upgrades to its sewage treatment plant on Fort Stewart, according the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.
Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting included only 15 agenda items, but public comments and reports from the council, mayor and city manager made for a full afternoon.
The county's new rural water system is on track and could go online as early as September, Liberty County commissioners learned Thursday.
Following a "show-cause" hearing Thursday, the Hinesville City Council revoked the alcohol and business licenses of Island Vybez at 728 E. Oglethorpe Highway.
Another Chatham County Police officer is sending a letter saying she plans to sue the department.
The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved rezoning a 4.17-acre residential tract in an unincorporated area of the county and then agreed it should be annexed it into the city of Hinesville.
Former Liberty County School System Superintendent Steve Wilmoth recently was sanctioned by the Missouri Ethics Commission for getting paid to promote an Ombudsman program while employed as the superintendent of the Seneca School District in Missouri.
Work on the proposed interchange at I-95 and Belfast Siding Road could begin as early as the summer of 2017 - or then again, maybe not.
The Long County Board of Education had several items on the agenda last week, including approval of the 2014-15 school calendar. Special-education teachers of the year also were recognized.
Four former teachers and one Chatham County assistant principal are running to fill three board seats and the chairman's spot on the Liberty County Board of Education.
Children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past 24 months are invited to attend a weekend overnight camp organized by nonprofit Hospice Savannah's Full Circle bereavement staff and volunteers.