The delectable smell of perfectly smoked and sauced pork, ribs and chicken lured area residents to downtown Hinesville on Saturday evening, where the ninth annual Blues & BBQ festival ran from 5-11:30 p.m. in the Liberty County Justice Center parking lot on M.L. King Jr. Drive.
Though the budget for its 2012 fiscal year was adopted in July, Liberty County Development Authority board members gave the August financial statement close scrutiny during a Monday meeting.
For one group of residents, it's not too soon to start planning for the Christmas holidays, including procuring colored lights for Hinesville's live Christmas tree in Bradwell Park.
City officials continue to whittle down a proposed budget for fiscal year 2012. City council members met with city administrators and several department heads Thursday for another all-day budget workshop.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed last week that the city of Ludowici formally is being investigated.
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ATLANTA - A cold front is expected to sweep across Georgia Friday, bringing much cooler temperatures.
A scene familiar in third-world countries is being played out right here in Liberty County. Local residents are going hungry. Scores of people, some elderly and infirm, some mothers with young children, lined up to receive bagged groceries during a mobile food pantry Thursday in Midway.
Liberty County, along with other counties across Georgia, has missed the state's Aug. 1 tax digest submission deadline due, in part, to a new tax law, Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones said. Jones said the tax assessor's office is responsible for preparing and taking the digest to Atlanta for submittal.
Growing up, Perry Neely always loved traveling from Miami to spend summers visiting with his cousins at MayMay's house in Hinesville.
For Midway resident Kris Elliott, the number 25 will always be a somber reminder of tragedy.
In 2009 and 2010 Hinesville's popular OktoberFest drew record crowds to the city's downtown. City officials said the festival will not be held this year because the authentic German entertainment the event is known for could not be obtained.
A number of new candidates are running against incumbent Hinesville City Council members in the Nov. 8 municipal election.
The Liberty County Board of Elections determined Thursday that candidate Douglas Burgess is not qualified to run for the District 4 Hinesville City Council seat.
The Liberty County Board of Elections determined Thursday candidate Douglas Burgess is not qualified to run for the District 4 Hinesville City Council seat.
Hinesville City Council members and Mayor Jim Thomas recognized Councilman David Anderson as they began their meeting Thursday afternoon.
Anyone interested in the planned widening of Highway 144 will want to mark Feb. 20 on the calendar.
No snow is forecast for Coastal Georgia, even though winter storm warnings and watches have been issued for north and central parts of the state.
This is an election year and with the primaries moved up to May 20, candidates vying for national offices are rushing to file statements of candidacy and disclose campaign contributions with the Federal Election Commission.
In a public hearing held during Tuesday's county commission meeting, Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Executive Director Jeff Ricketson recommended a two-year schedule for community-planning meetings. These planning sessions will be held to garner public input so residents have a voice in how they would like to see their communities develop, Ricketson said.
Liberty County Fire Coordinator James Ashdown resigned Monday, county officials confirmed this week. Ashdown had served as the county's first fire coordinator for more than eight years.
The Department of the Navy on Friday released information officially confirming the expansion of Townsend Bombing Range in Long County. Confident the announcement was coming, the Long County Commission on Thursday held a town-hall meeting at Long County Middle School to discuss the expansion's effects on the county.
A Jeep plowed through the side of Motel 6 on Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville on Tuesday morning. According to Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Lt. Bill Kirkendall, two vacant rooms were damaged extensively, and the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle, but no one was injured.
Government officials, educators, Fort Stewart representatives, business leaders and others met Friday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway for a mid-year review, to contemplate how far the community has come since a community-wide planning workshop was held last May.
Erring on the side of caution, local schools closed Wednesday and Thursday, and government offices closed Wednesday, following predictions that winter weather would make area roads dangerously slick.
Liberty County School System department heads offered board of education members first glance at the price tags for a number of proposed initiatives and programs Tuesday during the board's annual retreat.
The Liberty County Commission set qualifying fees Tuesday, ahead of the May 20 primary election. The general election will be Nov. 4.
Although severe weather, including an accumulation of snow and ice, had been predicted for the Coastal Georgia area Wednesday and Thursday, Liberty County experienced only rain early Wednesday morning.
Long County Superior Court Clerk Sherry Long recently reported that her office collected $1,028,128 from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013.
* Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will reopen at 8 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30.