The Hinesville City Council held a called meeting Thursday to address allegations that this year's municipal election may be in jeopardy. City Attorney Linnie Darden III confirmed at the meeting that the city's proposed district lines, which the council approved in August, have yet to officially be cleared through the Department of Justice. He added that he is working closely with the department to secure a letter of pre-clearance before advanced voting, ...
An assertion by one candidate at Tuesday night's political forum that the upcoming municipal elections might easily be challenged drew murmurs of disbelief.
On Tuesday, the Long County Chamber of Commerce hosted a community meet-and-greet forum for the candidates running for offices in the upcoming Ludowici election.
The emergency city council meeting has been set for 5 p.m., immediately following a budget hearing, according to City Clerk Sarah Lumpkin. The hearing and meeting will be in city hall and both are open to the public.
Sgt. Jordan Alvarado and his family were joined by Hinesville officials and Hinesville Downtown Development Authority board members recently to break ground for their new home in the Azalea Street Project.
The 30th Long County Wildlife Festival, aided by sunny and cool weather, drew a large crowd Saturday to the event site off Lanier Road.
While forecasts show clear skies ahead, some residents still may be cleaning up small debris from the winds and rain that moved through the area with little damage on Monday.
Candidates for municipal offices in Liberty County will be featured in a political forum from 6-8 this evening.
After a yearlong review of land development codes for Hinesville and unincorporated Liberty County, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission is seeking public comment on proposed revisions before the new codes are presented to the city and county.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates' forum Tuesday for the upcoming Ludowici city election.
Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones asked the city of Hinesville for help collecting delinquent personal property taxes that business owners may owe on their business' equipment and inventory.
A motor grader in Long County sustained substantial damage in a vandalism incident late last week.
The Liberty County Commission on Tuesday approved $888,176 in paving-project bids and authorized the finance department to enroll in a bill-pay system that could bring in revenue.
Several families have been displaced by a fire in a downtown Hinesville apartment complex Thursday morning.
The Long County Commission recently resolved an issue concerning public access to a family cemetery.
The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission could not agree to approve or disapprove a request for an exception to allow a tattoo studio in an area zoned residential Tuesday during a regular meeting.
Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, both Republicans, voted for the budget package that extended the federal borrowing limit and reopened the federal government Wednesday. The area's U.S. representative, Republican Jack Kingston, voted no.
SKIDAWAY ISLAND ­- As the Gulf Coast continues to recover from the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are continuing to look into the long-term effects of the spill on coastal marine life.
National wildlife refuges are closed due to the federal-government shutdown, including one of Georgia's seven natural wonders - the Okefenokee Swamp, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Jeff Fleming.
The Grass Strip Foundation is hosting the fourth annual fly-in and open house from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Berg Park Aerodrome in Midway.
The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday approved its final draft for the proposed changes to its city charter.
A mother of three in Liberty County has won a half-million dollars playing the Georgia Lottery.
Hundreds of households in west Hinesville are without power Wednesday afternoon after a truck knocked down power poles in Eagle Creek Mobile Home Park in the 300 block of Brantley Drive in Hinesville.
Armstrong Atlantic State University has announced that Savannah firm Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung has been named the architecture firm for the university's new 20,000-square-foot Armstrong-Liberty Center in Hinesville.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to visit Liberty County later this month, according a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce news release.
The partial government shutdown may stop the public buses in Hinesville, at least temporarily, said City Manager Billy Edwards during a discussion of an information item added to the city council meeting agenda Thursday. Edwards offered a report called annual appropriations impact summary that noted possible affects of the current federal government shutdown.
Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards reported on capital-improvement projects for fiscal year 2014 during the Sept. 19 city-council meeting.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to develop a fire plan that could improve the county's Insurance Service Office ratings. The commission approved the one-time fee for a $6,500 contract with the National Fire Services Office in Sylvania to design strategies to enhance the county's fire service and possibly lower residents' fire-insurance rates.
Now that lawmakers can't even agree to disagree, what happens next? That's the question area residents asked Tuesday morning as they waited in long lines of traffic outside of Fort Stewart following a partial government shutdown.
Liberty County coroner Reginald L. Pierce was tapped to serve for the next year as president of the Georgia Coroners Association, which held its annual conference Sept. 13-14 in Macon. Pierce is a 1992 graduate of East Laurens Comprehensive High School in East Dublin and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. He is the general manager, licensed funeral director and embalmer for Dorchester Funeral Home and L.M. Pierce Funeral Home Inc. He serves on the hospital ...