Mayor Jim Thomas said he and Liberty County leaders plan to form an alliance with leaders of other communities surrounding Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield. The alliance will serve as a collective voice, expressing concerns to leaders in Washington about future military base closures, he said.
As we close the door on 2012, the Courier is recalling stories that grabbed attention, piqued interest and affected the community in the last 12 months. This is the second in a four-part series.
The top stories for Hinesville, Fort Stewart and the surrounding areas in 2012 offered reasons to celebrate, question and recall aspects of the community in which we live.
The Hinesville City Council heard a report Thursday on the Liberty Transit Strategic Study that detailed county-wide needs and recommended strategies.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved two application requests - one that will seek state aid for road improvements and another that targets military-zone tax abatements.
Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler recently visited Liberty County and met with Liberty County Development Authority board and staff members at MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield.
In her obituary, Mary Mullen Guiendon's family requested that books be sent to schools instead of flowers being sent to them.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Brunswick Division on Friday approved Long County's final district lines and set the date for the next general primary, according to County Commission Chairman Bobby Walker.
Much of Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties, has been under a tornado watch.
Emergency medical services were the focus of the recent Long County Commission meeting.
Hinesville City Councilman Jason Floyd said if he had been present for last Thursday's meeting, he'd have supported the property-tax increase. His absence required Mayor Jim Thomas to make the tie-breaking vote to approve the city's 1-mill property-tax hike.
Hinesville and Liberty County are taking part in a statewide "homeless count" facilitated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, according to Daisy Jones, program coordinator for Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program.
The Liberty County Development Authority on Monday voted to pay $137,721.92 in disputed property taxes from a former industrial tenant.
Even after a proposed property-tax increase was settled with Mayor Jim Thomas' tie-breaking vote, Thursday's three-hour Hinesville City Council meeting remained contentious.
Daisy Pray will serve as mayor once again for the city of Walthourville. Pray defeated her challenger, Carrie K. Anderson, 237 votes (65.5 percent ...