ATLANTA - Republican Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah defeated his Democratic challenger Tuesday to win the U.S. House of Representatives 1st District race and an 11th term in Congress.
The Hinesville City Council heard and approved 10 action items during Thursday's meeting, including a bond-resolution request by Chief Financial Officer Kim Ryon as well as zoning-and-development plan requests by Rachel Hatcher of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.
A request to force Ludowici to have municipal elections goes before a Long County Superior Court judge Wednesday.
Long County Board of Education candidate Julie Dawson submitted papers last week challenging the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia regarding Long County's new district map. According to Dawson, the new map has an error that places her legal residence in District 3. She said it's in District 5.
Long County's lone local race will be decided Tuesday when voters chose a sheriff. Incumbent Craig Nobles, who was appointed in January to replace his late father, long-time sheriff Cecil Nobles, faces challenger Darrell Ballance. Nobles, who qualified as a Democrat, defeated Frank McClelland Jr. and James E. Rogers in the July general primary while Ballance, who qualified as a Republican, was unopposed.
Polls across the nation are open Tuesday. In Liberty and Long counties they will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Eyes may be glued to the national stage for Tuesday's election, but two Liberty County Commission races will be decided.
Long County's Community Action Agency will operate the low-income heating energy assistance program funded by the Department of Human Resources, according to Community Services head Diane Rogers.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Brunswick Division signed a ruling Tuesday establishing new district lines in Long County.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is monitoring what it calls a major spill by EPD guidelines at Hinesville/Fort Stewart's wastewater treatment plant Oct. 22-23.
Ludowici has made several improvements during the last year, and according to Mayor James Fuller, more are planned for the future.
Voters hoping to skip lines at next week's election have until Friday to vote early - but there's no guarantee it will take less time than casting a ballot Nov. 6.
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld a Liberty County Board of Elections decision to disqualify an area resident from the 2011 Hinesville municipal elections.
Tea Grove Plantation will be among the locations featured in an RFD-TV show that airs at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 1.
Road work on Georgia highway 144 that began Sunday night will continue until July 31. Motorists are urged to drive with caution. The Georgia Department of Transportation is paving a little more than 11 miles of highway 144 east between Evans Army Airfield and the Richmond Hill boundary gate in four-mile sections that will close one lane. Flagging stations will be used. Night work will occur. No lanes will be closed from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Bryan County's loss is the Charleston, South Carolina area's gain.
A multiple-vehicle wreck on West Oglethorpe Highway left three people injured and tied up traffic on the busy Hinesville thoroughfare Friday afternoon.
Smoke might be visible in and around Fort Stewart today because the post's Forestry Branch will perform prescribed burns in the following training areas:
Today is the National Day of Prayer, and there are several local observances.