City revenues from property taxes, sales taxes and licenses for the sale of beer, wine and liquor are down from last year, according to a financial report by Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon. She presented the report to the Hinesville City Council at its April 4 meeting.
Challenger Willie Thompson beat incumbent Andy Fuller in Tuesday's runoff race for the 3rdDistrict Long County Commission seat.
Thursday's city council meeting began with a proclamation by Mayor Jim Thomas declaring April 20-27 as Georgia Cities Week.
A crowd of about 300 people gathered Saturday night at Hinesville's Bryant Commons Amphitheater for a Darryl Worley concert. While the event mostly went off without a hitch, one of three cash boxes containing an undisclosed amount of money did disappear from the gate-admissions area toward the end of the event, according to Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Vicki Davis. The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the incident.
After two petitions to the Liberty County Board of Education have received attention this year, more than 100 Bradwell Institute students are following suit to influence a decision that will affect the school's football program.
Islands Highway east of Tradeport East Business Park will have periodic road closures from April 9 through the end of the month as an industrial tenant moves equipment from a barge to the park.
The Hinesville Development Authority is starting to take shape. With members selected by the city council, the authority met for the first time March 19 to discuss its purpose, bylaws, officer elections and other concerns, according to Assistant City Manager Kenny Howard.
Improvements for Barrington Ferry Road appear to be more certain, as the Georgia Department of Transportation recently committed $500,000 to the project.
Less than a week after a Frank Long Elementary School employee was assaulted at the school's campus, the Liberty County School System authorized a $216,583 proposal for the installation of surveillance cameras.
The Liberty Transit System implemented a new route schedule March 4 as result of a strategic-planning study conducted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission from March-December 2012. The new route included Savannah Technical College on Airport Road, but it did not run the full length of Airport Road.
The Hinesville Police Department played a big part in Thursday's city council meeting. The meeting began as two HPD officers and a Fort Stewart soldier were recognized for saving a life.
Property owners with fresh-cut pine on their plots and timber harvesters alike will be affected by a Liberty County Board of Commissioners decision to revive a 2010 timber operations ordinance that had gone by the wayside.
The Liberty County Commission has a year to decide four ad valorem tax-refund requests that were argued before it Thursday.
A rainy weekend is in store for Liberty County and the rest of Coastal Georgia.
The Long County Commission at its March 5 meeting adopted a resolution to preserve and protect the second amendment of the constitution, which addresses the rights of citizens to own firearms.
Gum Branch is the site of the ninth of 12 community-planning meetings hosted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, during which residents are encouraged to offer their input for the next comprehensive plan.
The oak trees that line Martin Road in Midway are expected to be discussed at that city's council meeting Monday night.
Military vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Hunter Army Airfield to Fort Stewart late Thursday.
The Hinesville Fire and Police departments are seeking grants from the Wal-Mart Foundation Community Grant Program to improve children's quality of life.
Hinesville City Council last week denied a resident's request to put a gazebo in a front yard.
Some Liberty County dentists are upset that a new dental clinic is coming to Fort Stewart through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.