Neighborhood safety is consistently a hot-button issue in communities throughout Coastal Georgia. Who hasn't grown curious about what's happening when flashing blue lights fly down a residential street? Long County residents who want to know how safe their neighborhoods are can now find out through a new partnership between the Long County Sheriff's Office and CrimeReports, creator of the National Crime Map, at www.CrimeReports.com.
In the warmth of the sun on Saturday afternoon, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce accepted a check from Reader's Digest for $1,000.
Bryant Commons Joint Management Board members met with an acoustics engineer Thursday to sound out concepts for an amphitheater in Hinesville's Bryant Commons.
The Ludowici/Long County Fire Department recently bought two new fire trucks and added them to their fleet. The department bought a 1987 KME engine that holds 500 gallons and can pump 1,250 gallons per minute and a 1983 engine that holds 1,000 gallons of water and can pump 1,250 gallons per minute.
The Liberty County Board of Education met Tuesday for its monthly work session and had a special retreat afterward to discuss the future of the school system, including the Career Academy's still-debated construction site and future transportation needs.
Law enforcement officers throughout the region gathered Friday at Fort Stewart's Marne Club for a meet-and-greet that included training on how to deal with people who may have post traumatic stress syndrome.
Kroger has raised more than $4,000 during six weeks of collecting money for the local food bank, Manna House Second Harvest Satellite.
The widow of Liberty County Sheriff Deputy John "Jay" Smiley paid it forward last week when she presented a $6,500 donation to the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire. The money was raised at a golf tournament held in Smiley's memory on Nov. 20, at Cherokee Rose Country Club. The late deputy's family and friends helped organize the event.
Faye Darsey, former Latin and English teacher at Bradwell Institute, passed away last weekend at age 93. She retired in 1983 after teaching for years in the Liberty County School System. We asked some of her former students, friends and colleagues to share their favorite memories of her. Here's what they had to say:
Most 6-year olds think of toys when making out their birthday wish lists, but not Mia Lemke. Last Monday, the young girl accepted "gifts" of sacks of dry dog and cat food instead of Barbies and stuffed animals. She then delivered her collection to the Liberty Humane Shelter on Friday after school.
A special committee formed to investigate alleged acts of racial profiling by the Hinesville Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit concluded the allegations were unfounded.
Reader's Digest notified Hinesville city officials Thursday afternoon its loyal residents' online postings have earned the city a $1,000 donation and a spot on the magazine's national RV tour.
Long County judicial officials, community leaders, dignitaries and residents paid tribute to former Long County State Court Judge Richard Phillips on Wednesday when a painting of the legal legacy was unveiled in a courtroom at the Long County courthouse.
During its January meeting, Midway's City Council received a report from its probation company and scheduled a Jan. 31 discussion regarding an effort to reopen the SkyBox Bar and Grill.
Richmond Hill real-estate agent and Democrat Amy Tavio made a campaign stop Thursday in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park on as part of her campaign kick-off tour. Tavio is running for Georgia's 1st Congressional District, a seat that has been held by Republican Jack Kingston for the past 20 years. Kingston is running for the U.S. Senate.
The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission approved developer Claude Dryden's request for a variance regarding street-tree requirements during a regular planning commission meeting Tuesday evening.
Richmond Hill realtor Amy Tavio was a driving force in reorganizing the local Democratic Party and has long worked behind the scenes on local issues.
The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize award for civil rights and social justice was commemorated Monday with prayers, songs and speeches during Liberty County's annual MLK Jr. Day service at Bradwell Institute.
More than 80 entries that included nine floats, scores of VIP cars, police cruisers, fire trucks and military vehicles as well as marching soldiers, bands, church and civic groups took part in this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade Monday in downtown Hinesville.
Liberty County has begun construction of a rural water system for residents in the Holmestown-Screven Fork area and those who live along Highway 84 from the Midway city limits to Highway 196. The well for the new system is at Joseph Miller Park and will draw water from the Miocene Aquifer, according to county officials.
While the temperature is expected to get into the 60s around Hinesville today, a cold front is expected to slip through the area tonight or early Wednesday, dropping temperatures.
A lockdown Friday morning at Richmond Hill High School caused by a bomb threat was lifted around 1 p.m. after local and state law-enforcement officials found no devices or weapons on the school grounds.
Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews will seal cracks on the surface of Highway 84 westbound between Fleming and Midway in Liberty County from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 21-22, weather permitting. Sealing pavement cracks prevents water from entering the base and sub-base of the roadway and extends the pavement life by at least three years. Signs, barrels and/or cones will be used to alert the public of changes. Personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes, and drivers should proceed with caution.
The Hinesville City Council adopted a revised alcohol ordinance during its meeting Thursday. The new ordinance incorporates three amendments, including the sale of package alcohol on Sunday; issuance of an alcoholic-beverage license based on food sales; and the distance an establishment selling alcohol can be from libraries, churches, schools or residences.
Interim CEO for Gateway Behavioral Health Services David Crews said Gateway's branch facilities in Liberty County are not affected by the recent discovery of misused funds at Georgia's largest health-care provider for patients who have developmental disabilities, are mentally ill or suffer with an addiction.
Ludowici's city council meeting Tuesday evening was brief, barely half an hour long. The meeting was called to order by Mayor James Fuller at precisely 6 p.m., and all attending were led in an invocation by a local pastor.
Today, we gather to talk about the state of the state in Georgia. This is a state that we love, and a state that we call home. Not as Democrats, not as Republicans – but as Georgians.
Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the consular corps, members of the judiciary, my fellow Georgians:
The Long County Commission voted at its meeting last week to renew a contract for trash pickup with Republic Waste Services. Chairman Robert Long said the annual fee for poly carts will be $156 per resident. The cost for Dumpsters will vary, depending on the amount of waste collected. The county will bill residents for the poly-cart fee, but Republic Waste