Neighborhood safety is consistently a hot-button issue in communities throughout Coastal Georgia. Who hasn't grown curious about what's happening when flashing blue lights fly down a residential street? Long County residents who want to know how safe their neighborhoods are can now find out through a new partnership between the Long County Sheriff's Office and CrimeReports, creator of the National Crime Map, at www.CrimeReports.com.
In the warmth of the sun on Saturday afternoon, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce accepted a check from Reader's Digest for $1,000.
Bryant Commons Joint Management Board members met with an acoustics engineer Thursday to sound out concepts for an amphitheater in Hinesville's Bryant Commons.
The Ludowici/Long County Fire Department recently bought two new fire trucks and added them to their fleet. The department bought a 1987 KME engine that holds 500 gallons and can pump 1,250 gallons per minute and a 1983 engine that holds 1,000 gallons of water and can pump 1,250 gallons per minute.
The Liberty County Board of Education met Tuesday for its monthly work session and had a special retreat afterward to discuss the future of the school system, including the Career Academy's still-debated construction site and future transportation needs.
Law enforcement officers throughout the region gathered Friday at Fort Stewart's Marne Club for a meet-and-greet that included training on how to deal with people who may have post traumatic stress syndrome.
Kroger has raised more than $4,000 during six weeks of collecting money for the local food bank, Manna House Second Harvest Satellite.
The widow of Liberty County Sheriff Deputy John "Jay" Smiley paid it forward last week when she presented a $6,500 donation to the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire. The money was raised at a golf tournament held in Smiley's memory on Nov. 20, at Cherokee Rose Country Club. The late deputy's family and friends helped organize the event.
Faye Darsey, former Latin and English teacher at Bradwell Institute, passed away last weekend at age 93. She retired in 1983 after teaching for years in the Liberty County School System. We asked some of her former students, friends and colleagues to share their favorite memories of her. Here's what they had to say:
Most 6-year olds think of toys when making out their birthday wish lists, but not Mia Lemke. Last Monday, the young girl accepted "gifts" of sacks of dry dog and cat food instead of Barbies and stuffed animals. She then delivered her collection to the Liberty Humane Shelter on Friday after school.
A special committee formed to investigate alleged acts of racial profiling by the Hinesville Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit concluded the allegations were unfounded.
Reader's Digest notified Hinesville city officials Thursday afternoon its loyal residents' online postings have earned the city a $1,000 donation and a spot on the magazine's national RV tour.
Long County judicial officials, community leaders, dignitaries and residents paid tribute to former Long County State Court Judge Richard Phillips on Wednesday when a painting of the legal legacy was unveiled in a courtroom at the Long County courthouse.
During its January meeting, Midway's City Council received a report from its probation company and scheduled a Jan. 31 discussion regarding an effort to reopen the SkyBox Bar and Grill.
Liberty County has been included in the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, according to Griffin Lotson with the corridor's commission.
Long State Prison recognized its 10th anniversary with a ceremony Tuesday. Counselor Mike Mourand welcomed around 30 people from around the region, with inmate Larry Robbins then leading all in singing the national anthem. Following Robbins' performance, inmates Randall Martin, Kwame McDowell, Alvin Sutherland, Lesley Farmer and Ryant Russell sang harmony songs.
Two Allenhurst residents raised concerns during Tuesday's Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting about a proposed adult-care home.
The Long County Commission on Feb. 11 approved a policy governing use of the fishing pond at the recreation complex.
A woman was killed Thursday when she was struck by a train in Wayne County during the filming of a movie about Gregg Allman.
Carpathia PAWS pet-rescue organization is known for its efforts to adopt out dogs and cats that have been abandoned, sometimes fostering them until they can be placed in "forever homes" with caring owners. What many in the community don't know is that the volunteer group recently established a trap-neuter-return program to help control the area's feral-cat population.
During a planning session Friday, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners discussed possible projects for SPLOST 2015. Commissioners also were updated on projected revenues the county could expect from the 1 percent sales tax.
Local leaders got a glimpse of the future Tuesday during a Hinesville Rotary Club meeting when Armstrong Atlantic State University President Dr. Linda Bleicken and Liberty Center Director retired Col. Peter Hoffman unveiled a rendering of the new Liberty campus. The unveiling was held during a Rotary luncheon at the La Quinta Inn on Highway 84 in Flemington.
The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.
A Catholic priest, who worked in several Georgia towns, including Pembroke, is going to prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a boy in Ohio.
Ludowici Police Department Captain Robert Kicklighter was formally fired by the Ludowici City Council on Thursday after a hearing was held to investigate the circumstances of his departure from the department on Dec. 23.
The Liberty County Humane Shelter and Coastal Community Veterinary Clinic have joined forces to provide area residents with low-cost veterinary services. The facility, at 279 Briarwood Circle in Hinesville, held its grand opening last week and celebrated by offering free checkups and rabies shots to the first 50 pets in line.
His military career began in 1957 and essentially continued through to 2005, when he retired for a second time with a total of 46 years military-related service. Then, in 2008, Jim Thomas began his political career as Hinesville's first black mayor.
David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.
Suspended Ludowici Police Chief James Rogers has been granted a hearing at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Ludowici City Hall. The city council unanimously approved and scheduled the hearing during Tuesday's meeting.