The city of Hinesville is drawing closer to its upcoming municipal election set for Nov. 8.
The Hinesville Rotary Club is turning used shoes into water. Club President Jeff Ricketson said members have a goal of collecting 20,000 pounds of shoes to donate to Shoeman Water Project. The nonprofit organization, in turn, sells the shoes, and proceeds go toward digging wells for clean drinking water in Africa. "This is a project somebody else has organized," Ricketson said. "That's already 80 percent of the work." Ricketson said Rotarians typically support literacy programs ...
The Hinesville Rotary Club received a military-style briefing Tuesday about Youth ChalleNGe Academy, a Georgia National Guard residence program on Fort Stewart for high school dropouts. Youth ChalleNGe integrates military-style discipline with teamwork, education, mentor support and encouragement.
With Hurricane Irene barreling through the Caribbean, residents and emergency-management agencies alike have been scrambling this week to prepare for the possibility of the storm making landfall in the Southeast.
A Fort Stewart soldier was stabbed multiple times Sunday in Long County while he reportedly was trying to help a woman who was being assaulted.
Gary Tabb, 55, owner of The Pizza Peddler in Midway and two pawnshops, died Monday morning when he was hit on I-95 near Brunswick.
During a whirlwind schedule to connect with his constituents, U.S. Representative Jack Kingston (R-1st District) stopped in Hinesville on Thursday to tour the Liberty County Justice Center and the new Hinesville City Hall.
Army veteran and Hinesville resident Henry Ancheta brought his children, Athor, 10, Shirley, 9, and Angela, 7, to the grand-opening ceremony for Hinesville's new city hall so they could witness local history in the making.
The Liberty County general fund came in $216,094 over its anticipated budget for the 2011 fiscal year, according to reports presented during the Thursday Board of Commissioners meeting.
About 25 members of the Rotary Club of Hinesville got a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Liberty County Justice Center on Tuesday, but they didn't have to set foot inside the building.
The crowd that greeted U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson for a town hall meeting Wednesday at Altamaha Technical College in Jesup was mostly supportive of the Republican politicians, voicing concerns rather than anger.
Last week, the Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area was deemed as having one of the top four fastest personal income growth rates within the United States for its 2010 numbers.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-1st District) will tour two new government buildings in Hinesville on Thursday. He will tour the Liberty County Justice Center at 10 a.m. and then walk across the street to tour the new Hinesville City Hall at 10:30 a.m., according to Kingston's district representative, Brooke Floyd.
Liberty County Superior Court Chief Judge David Cavender presided as incoming Assistant District Attorney Isabel Pauley took her oath of office, sealing her commitment to the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.
A Fort Stewart soldier will have his case referred to the grand jury after a hearing to determine probable cause was held Monday morning in front of Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert Russell.
The all-clear was sounded around Midway Middle School early this afternoon after a suspicious device in a vehicle caused a bomb scare in the morning and students were evacuated.
There's disagreement about how cold it's going to get, but forecasts agree that Coastal Georgia will see the coldest temperatures since last winter late Tuesday, into Wednesday.
The Liberty County commissioners Tuesday approved issuing a revenue bond for $1.04 million for the construction of a rural water system in the Holmestown-Screven Fork area.
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.