The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has supported and offered the Leadership Liberty program for the past six years and will graduate its seventh class in June. The nine-month class offers its participants insight into county/city government, public education and health, as well as a visit to the Capitol to meet with local legislators.
Some Hinesville city officials remember what life was like before desegregation, many years before school children and service members would proudly observe Black History Month each
February is Black History Month, a month during which Americans traditionally recognize contributions to society made by African Americans. This is something that Hinesville District 2 Councilmember David Anderson is proud to see take place.
Things that many Americans most would like to cut, such as foreign aid and farm subsidies, make up relatively tiny slices of the federal budget, while things most don't want to touch, such as Medicare and Social Security, take far larger portions, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston recently told constituents.
In what Hinesville Police Department Det. Kyle Larimore is calling an unfortunate accident, two children and an adult suffered burns as gasoline used to fuel a bonfire got out of control.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced Monday that he will host a town hall meeting in Bryan County to give area residents a forum to share their views on what's happening in Washington.
Storm could bring snow to North Georgia
Midway will soon begin negotiations with Coastal Electric Membership Corp. for a franchise fee that will be tacked onto the electric bills of customers inside city limits.
M.L. King Jr. Drive in Hinesville will be closed west of Main Street from Feb. 7-10. Work scheduled for that section of the road will include new asphalt and streetscapes, according to Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown. No detours are planned because it is only a partial road closure.
In an effort to cut down on stovetop fires that could easily be prevented with a small vent hood device, the city will apply for a $79,150 Homeland Security grant.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received updates during Tuesday's monthly meeting on the construction and renovations around Liberty County.
The city of Ludowici recently completed a paving and drainage project on Macon Street. According to Ludowici Maintenance Supervisor James Fuller Sr., the city had been aiming to wrap the work up since the late 1990s.
Although Hinesville's municipal election is still 10 months away, the city's current mayor and council members plan to run for reelection.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council and Keep Liberty Beautiful are accepting submissions for the annual Arbor Day photography contest until Feb. 10. E-mail photograph entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver them on a disc to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce office at 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The rules are:
Last week, the city of Ludowici received $88,871 in remediation funds from the Coastal Regional Commission/Office of Economic Adjustment.
Due to the possibility of dangerous winter weather, health departments in Liberty and Long counties will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 13. Coastal Health District officials will re-evaluate the time of the delayed openings at those two health departments should conditions deteriorate overnight.
There will be a special called meeting of Hinesville Downtown Development Authority board of directors, to include an executive session, at 4 p.m. Thursday in the third-floor conference room of the Hinesville City Hall, 115 E. M.L. King Jr. Drive.
A crowd of about 35 people welcomed U.S. Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn on Tuesday to Hinesville's Bryant Commons, where they listened to the candidate talk about her platform, specifically veterans' issues.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a town-hall meeting at Walker Elementary School in Ludowici.
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.