During Thursday's three-hour meeting, the Hinesville City Council approved a rezoning request by Obro Inc. for local attorney Joel Osteen, and a site layout and traffic-circulation plan for a mixed-use development.
U.S. Census Bureau population estimates recently released indicate the Coastal Georgia region continues to grow, but the population inside Liberty County has not kept up with growth projections between 2010 and 2012.
The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted a workshop for tourism professionals June 4-5 at Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $189,812 bid for improvements to Wild Heron Road, but the group tabled action on a bid for Rye Patch Road so some questions can be answered.
At its first regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, the new Long County Commission wasted no time in making several changes.
Public works contractor CH2MHILL/OMI was hit with a phone-scam attack in late April that tied up their phone system for two days, preventing it from making or receiving legitimate calls, OMI Director Gregg Higgins said.
As Tropical Storm Andrea made its way across Florida on Thursday afternoon, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said Coastal Georgia residents needed to prepare for excessive wind and rain into Friday morning. The storm carries with it the possibility of up to 5 inches of rain, 60 mph wind gusts, isolated tornadoes and some high surf.
Daniel Thomas of Richmond Hill won a $100,000 top prize playing the Jumbo Bucks Crossword instant lottery game.Thomas, who works in the gift-wrapping business, stopped at Clyde's Market on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway after work to buy a ticket.
Liberty County EMA Director Mike Hodges said he expects Tropical Storm Andrea will bring about 5 inches of rain and 60 mph wind gusts to this area. There also is a possibility for isolated tornadoes and some high surf (although major coastal flooding would not be expected since the storm would be coming at us from the Gulf, not the Atlantic). The impacts would be most likely for the coastal counties, and be felt mainly later Thursday and Thursday night, possibly lingering into early Friday in the South Carolina counties.
Hinesville will host the third annual Project Homeless Connect from noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Community Center, 1370 Shaw Road, next to Lyman Hall Elementary School.
There are no projects on the list yet, and a date for voters to weigh in has not been determined, but Liberty County leaders are gearing up for the next special purpose local-option sales-tax referendum, or SPLOST, which will take place in 2014.
Long County High School seniors on Thursday were told to make the area proud as they were recognized during the 2013 senior banquet at LCHS.
To help local residents prepare for this year's hurricane season, which began Saturday, the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency observed Hurricane Preparedness Week from May 25-June 1.
A local food drive held at Bradwell Institute's gymnasium and sponsored by the Liberty County office of the United Way of the Coastal Empire gave away more than 17,000 pounds of food that included frozen turkeys, canned fruits and vegetables, bread and drinks. Area United Way Director Jennifer Darsey said a large crowd waited in the bleachers for the food to be bagged before it was distributed.
The annual Liberty Countywide Planning Workshop wrapped Friday after two days of sessions held within county lines for the first time.
County and city leaders laid the groundwork last week for a grassroots campaign aimed at convincing voters to pass a Special Purpose Local Options Sales ...
Liberty County's proposed fiscal-year 2017 budget calls for a 22 percent increase.
ATLANTA - House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) recently appointed state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, to the State Commission on Petroleum Pipelines.
The Liberty County Cultural and Historical Resource Committee is looking for new members.