New Coastal Health District Health Director Dr. Diane Weems dealt with allegations and complaints regarding Long County's environmental-health office Thursday during the Long County Board of Health's quarterly meeting.
There's a new development authority in Hinesville, but Mayor Jim Thomas said it won't compete with what the other two do, that it will complement them.
A prescribed fire is being conducted today, March 8, in Liberty County. Residents of Liberty, Long, Wayne and Tattnall counties may see and smell smoke from the fire, which is being conducted by Fort Stewart Forestry.
The Liberty/Long Department of Family and Children Services has seen changes in recent years, like highs from moving into a state-of-the-art facility and lows associated with state budget cuts.
If a proposed animal-ordinance overhaul is adopted, Liberty residents who own dangerous dogs would be required to register and microchip the animals and carry liability insurance greater than $15,000.
Former and current Georgia Army National Guard veterans met for breakfast Feb. 28 at Michael's Deli in Hinesville. Older soldiers shared war stories with younger soldiers, who had plenty of tales of their own, many having recently returned from Afghanistan. Wayne Stewart, a retired "citizen-soldier," said local National Guard members have been meeting for breakfast, cookouts or fish fries at least once a month since 1987.
A United States District Court judge Feb. 25 denied a Liberty County School System motion to dismiss a civil suit.
Early voting in the general primary hasn't been as high as hoped, according to Long County Board of Election Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham.
Beginning at 5:50 a.m. Monday, the Liberty Transit system implemented new routes and schedules in the area. The changes came following a strategic planning study conducted March-December 2012 by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.
Taxes - it's the buzzword of the moment for the Liberty County commissioners, who on Thursday received a report on current collections, new vehicle-tax laws and upcoming property-tax sales from Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones.
The Ludowici City Council received good news at its February meeting - the city will receive more than $50,000 in grants for infrastructure and safety needs.
Hinesville is in compliance with state code regarding contracting with water-treatment companies, according to City Attorney Linnie Darden III.
Wednesday's announcement by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that the Pentagon is prepared to furlough Department of Defense civilian personnel drew strong reactions from local and state leaders, while military leaders at Fort Stewart said they'll continue to prepare for budget cuts.
Hugh Ridgeway was sworn in as a new assistant district attorney Friday by Chief Judge David Cavender of the Superior Court of Liberty County.
The Liberty County Board of Education has begun the search for a new superintendent and is seeking the community's input.
The new Long County Board of Commission on Wednesday held its first meeting.
Most of Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting focused on a request to approve a "concept proposal" of the final plat for the Magnolia Oaks shopping complex at the intersection of Highway 196 West and 15th Street.
Qualifying ended Wednesday for the two vacant seats on the Ludowici City Council. According to Ludowici assistant city clerk Tina Skipper, Price Chapman Jr. and Jim Fuller qualified in District 2, and Janis M. Goode and Kathy L. Phillips qualified in District 4. The Ludowici special election is June 18, and early voting begins May 28 at Ludowici City Hall.
Four days before the new Long County Commission members were sworn in, the outgoing commission members on May 9 held their final meeting. At that meeting, Board of Elections Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham discussed the terms of office for the new commissioners.
Midway Middle School placed second in its bracket for the PepsiCo Dream Machine Recycle Rally, a victory that comes a $10,000 for green improvements. "Our students, faculty and the community worked so hard this year," teacher and coordinator Joy Kennedy said. "I am so excited -- second place in the nation."
The Liberty County Board of Education decided Wednesday to interview seven superintendent candidates for the seat that becomes vacant June 1.
The new Long County Board of Education on Monday held its first meeting, electing District 4 representative Janet Watford as its new chairwoman as the first order of business.
The Liberty County Commission has postponed its mid-month meeting from today to next Thursday.
After two elections, multiple court dates and a lot of stress on the winners and the community, Long County on Monday swore in its newly elected officials.
The Long County Board of Elections on Thursday held a meeting to address issues that, according to Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham, were not addressed by the court when a new election and a redrawing of the district lines were ordered.
Routine items handled by the Liberty County Commission last week included:
The Long County Board of Education in a called meeting last month amended its fiscal year 2013 budget, adding more than $1.1 million.
Armstrong Atlantic State University on Wednesday announced a major initiative for the Armstrong-Liberty Center. In partnership with the city of Hinesville, the university will build an expanded, new facility in downtown Hinesville to accommodate more students, programs, classroom and laboratory space.
Long County's general election formally answered the question of who will sit on the county commission and the board of education. Despite all of the offices having already been decided, the required election took place Tuesday, ending a 10-month saga over who will lead Long County into the future.
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