Hinesville is one of 394 U.S. cities entering New York mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg's Mayor Challenge, which is intended to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas to solve challenges and improve urban life, according to Bloomberg Philanthropies.
The official results of last week's Long County general primary election confirmed the close victory by challenger Sherry Long in the clerk of courts race.
The Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office welcomed newly hired assistant district attorney Megan Lane on Monday morning as she took her oath of office in Liberty County Superior Court Judge David Cavender's courtroom at the justice center.
Silver Dollar Lounge employees will get to keep dancing despite the club's close call with a deadline that could threaten its business license. The Liberty County Commission Tuesday granted lounge owner Sun Cha Seals a second extension this year on parking lot improvements required at the Highway 196 site. When the business asked for the six-month extension in February, a representative said financial obstacles prevented the lounge from completing the drainage, grading, piping and landscaping required to maintain a business license.
Hinesville's city council meeting seemed subdued Thursday, following Tuesday's primary elections in which the T-SPLOST referendum failed.
Hinesville leaders collectively are disappointed by Tuesday's failed T-SPLOST referendum, according to Mayor Jim Thomas and Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier.
The controversial 1-percent sales tax for transportation projects failed in the Coastal Region, garnering 53,760 no votes compared to 39,699 yes.
Long County voters decided whether 10 incumbents might get to keep their jobs during Tuesday's primary election, including the office of sheriff, clerk of superior court, tax commissioner, public service commissioners, county commissioners for districts 1, 2 and 5, and board of education seats for districts 2 and 4.
ATLANTA (AP) - Voters have rejected a penny sales tax referendum to pay for transportation projects in nine of 12 regions in Georgia, including in metro Atlanta, unofficial returns show.
In Long County, Craig Nobles won the Democrat nod for the sheriff's post with 1,404 votes. Frank McClelland Jr. garnered 704 votes while James E. Rogers took 152. Nobles will face Republican challenger G. Darrell Ballance in November. Sherry McFann Long beat Frank Middleton for the superior court clerk seat, 1,115 to 1,100. Becky S. Fowler beat Deona Walker Carter in the tax commissioner race, 1,625 to 588. In the county commission races, Gerald Blocker, Robert A. Long and Dwight Gordon defeated their challengers for the District 1, District 2 and District 5 seats, respectively ...
Donald L. Lovette will serve as the next Liberty County Commission chairman, a message from voters that status quo may not be so bad.
In addition to the controversial T-SPLOST referendum, Liberty County voters are in the process of weighing in on a race with local implications today.
SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham County police are investigating a late-night car crash that killed a 19-year-old woman.
If all goes according to plan, Liberty County voters will know this week who will succeed commission chairman John McIver, whether board of education District 2 incumbent Charlie Frasier will keep his post and whether to plan for a January tax increase.
Three Long County commissioners and other officials traveled to the state capital Feb. 9 to discuss local issues with state representatives.
A web series that bills itself as a 2,000-mile trivia game and road rally that also publicizes the hunt for missing children, is expected to liven up Liberty County next fall.
Hundreds of well-wishers are forming prayer chains for William Solomon, a former Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority officer who was injured March 2.
It's been years in the making, but the 150-acre home site of former state Sen. Glenn Bryant is now a city park. Community leaders gathered at the park's amphitheater Saturday morning for a ribbon-cutting.
JESUP - The manslaughter trial for the death of a camera assistant helping shoot a movie about Gregg Allman ended before the jury even was selected Monday in Wayne County Superior Court.
Mayor Jim Thomas, city council members and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier recognized a HPD officer Thursday for what they called earlier heroic actions.
East Coast Asphalt made short work of repairs needed to complete its contract to pave Bright's Lake Road early Monday.
ATLANTA -- The Rock of the Marne met the Georgia General Assembly pm Monday as state lawmakers read a resolution on the House floor proclaiming March 9 as Third Infantry Division Day.
JESUP -- The manslaughter trial for the death of a camera assistant helping shoot a movie about Gregg Allman ended before the jury was even selected Monday in Wayne County Superior Court.
The Geechee Kunda Cultural Center, along with several other historic Liberty County sites, will be featured in an upcoming season of "The Fireball Run," according to Jim Bacote, Geechee Kunda site director.
Two high school students and a man are being credited with saving an Allenhurst family's home on Feb. 22.