The Hinesville City Council held a called meeting Thursday to address allegations that this year's municipal election may be in jeopardy. City Attorney Linnie Darden III confirmed at the meeting that the city's proposed district lines, which the council approved in August, have yet to officially be cleared through the Department of Justice. He added that he is working closely with the department to secure a letter of pre-clearance before advanced voting, ...
An assertion by one candidate at Tuesday night's political forum that the upcoming municipal elections might easily be challenged drew murmurs of disbelief.
On Tuesday, the Long County Chamber of Commerce hosted a community meet-and-greet forum for the candidates running for offices in the upcoming Ludowici election.
The emergency city council meeting has been set for 5 p.m., immediately following a budget hearing, according to City Clerk Sarah Lumpkin. The hearing and meeting will be in city hall and both are open to the public.
Sgt. Jordan Alvarado and his family were joined by Hinesville officials and Hinesville Downtown Development Authority board members recently to break ground for their new home in the Azalea Street Project.
The 30th Long County Wildlife Festival, aided by sunny and cool weather, drew a large crowd Saturday to the event site off Lanier Road.
While forecasts show clear skies ahead, some residents still may be cleaning up small debris from the winds and rain that moved through the area with little damage on Monday.
Candidates for municipal offices in Liberty County will be featured in a political forum from 6-8 this evening.
After a yearlong review of land development codes for Hinesville and unincorporated Liberty County, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission is seeking public comment on proposed revisions before the new codes are presented to the city and county.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates' forum Tuesday for the upcoming Ludowici city election.
Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones asked the city of Hinesville for help collecting delinquent personal property taxes that business owners may owe on their business' equipment and inventory.
A motor grader in Long County sustained substantial damage in a vandalism incident late last week.
The Liberty County Commission on Tuesday approved $888,176 in paving-project bids and authorized the finance department to enroll in a bill-pay system that could bring in revenue.
Several families have been displaced by a fire in a downtown Hinesville apartment complex Thursday morning.
The Long County Commission recently resolved an issue concerning public access to a family cemetery.
An ordinance to limit how close weapons could be fired to homes in Long County got its first reading before the county commission this week.
Hinesville held two of three required public hearings Thursday on changing the city's property tax millage.
The Long County Commission meeting attendees on Tuesday drilled commissioners with questions. Patricia Smith-Johnson, Vanessa Cunningham and former Commission Chairman Bobby Walker peppered the panel with inquiries ranging from cellphone usage to recent hirings.
A 30-year-old Richmond Hill woman was killed Wednesday night in a vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 80 East near Prather Road, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said Thursday.
Richmond Hill developer Johnny Murphy said he's used to helping candidates run for office. Tuesday, Murphy won his first race as a candidate by ousting incumbent Van Hunter to win the Post 1 seat in the city's only contested race.
City Manager Billy Edwards said a news release issued by the city in accordance with Georgia law and printed in the Courier's Oct. 30 issue has created a lot of unnecessary concern and negative comments.
Westside voters said no to annexation Tuesday. Of 109 votes cast in two precincts, six voted yes and 103 voted no. For the referendum for Sunday package sales of alcohol, 298 Hinesville voters cast their votes, with 190 voting for the referendum and 108 voting no.
Midway voters Tuesday re-elected Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington and incumbent council members Curtes Roberts Sr., Mayor Pro-tem Levern Clancy Jr. and Melice Gerace. Stanley Brown Sr. will be sworn in when outgoing council member Terry Doyle's term is up at the end of the calendar year. Midway's mayor and council serve four-year terms.
For the referendum for Sunday package sales of alcohol, 298 Hinesville voters cast their votes, with 190 voting for the referendum and 108 voting no. Westside voters said no to annexation Tuesday. Of 109 votes cast in two precincts, six voted yes and 103 voted no.
Hinesville residents who live or own property along Veterans Parkway were able to see the final draft of the master plan for the Veterans Parkway Overlay District on Tuesday at city hall.
A committee formed by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday to consider amending an attendance policy that affects those appointed to serve on locally created county boards.
The city of Hinesville on Monday announced its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 3.49 percentage over the rollback millage rate.
The Liberty County Board of Education agreed during last week's work session to contract a coordinator to oversee the Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center.
The Long County Commission had a full plate at its Oct. 8 meeting. Here are some updates to key items of business that were discussed and acted on at that meeting.
A Sound off caller recently expressed concern regarding information in a Courier article about the city council's approval of the fiscal year 2014 budget, which included an increase in council members' personal contribution to the state's retirement system for government workers and elected officials.