The delectable smell of perfectly smoked and sauced pork, ribs and chicken lured area residents to downtown Hinesville on Saturday evening, where the ninth annual Blues & BBQ festival ran from 5-11:30 p.m. in the Liberty County Justice Center parking lot on M.L. King Jr. Drive.
Though the budget for its 2012 fiscal year was adopted in July, Liberty County Development Authority board members gave the August financial statement close scrutiny during a Monday meeting.
For one group of residents, it's not too soon to start planning for the Christmas holidays, including procuring colored lights for Hinesville's live Christmas tree in Bradwell Park.
City officials continue to whittle down a proposed budget for fiscal year 2012. City council members met with city administrators and several department heads Thursday for another all-day budget workshop.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed last week that the city of Ludowici formally is being investigated.
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ATLANTA - A cold front is expected to sweep across Georgia Friday, bringing much cooler temperatures.
A scene familiar in third-world countries is being played out right here in Liberty County. Local residents are going hungry. Scores of people, some elderly and infirm, some mothers with young children, lined up to receive bagged groceries during a mobile food pantry Thursday in Midway.
Liberty County, along with other counties across Georgia, has missed the state's Aug. 1 tax digest submission deadline due, in part, to a new tax law, Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones said. Jones said the tax assessor's office is responsible for preparing and taking the digest to Atlanta for submittal.
Growing up, Perry Neely always loved traveling from Miami to spend summers visiting with his cousins at MayMay's house in Hinesville.
For Midway resident Kris Elliott, the number 25 will always be a somber reminder of tragedy.
In 2009 and 2010 Hinesville's popular OktoberFest drew record crowds to the city's downtown. City officials said the festival will not be held this year because the authentic German entertainment the event is known for could not be obtained.
A number of new candidates are running against incumbent Hinesville City Council members in the Nov. 8 municipal election.
The Liberty County Board of Elections determined Thursday that candidate Douglas Burgess is not qualified to run for the District 4 Hinesville City Council seat.
The Liberty County Board of Elections determined Thursday candidate Douglas Burgess is not qualified to run for the District 4 Hinesville City Council seat.
Community leaders are planning an trip this summer to Marsabit, Kenya, according to Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas. He said the city council approved a recommendation a year ago to join with Marsabit in the sister-city international-partnership program, but money was not available to pay for a trip.
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Five of the six Republican candidates running for U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston's 1st Congressional District seat met Wednesday for a forum sponsored by the Savannah Area Republican Women.
State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has been appointed by Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for the $20 billion annual state budget.
Ludowici Police Department Chief James Rogers has been put on administrative leave without pay, pending the results of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, the reported use of racial slurs and a possible EEOC investigation stemming from events that may have occurred at the Ludowici Police Department, according to City Attorney Joe Kitchings, who spoke Friday morning on behalf of the city.
The Liberty County Commission Tuesday asked Georgia lawmakers to let counties to seek voter approval for local transportation special purpose local option sales taxes.
Ludowici Police Department Chief James Rogers has been put on administrative leave without pay, pending the results of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, the reported use of racial slurs and a possible EEOC investigation stemming from events that may have occurred at the Ludowici Police Department, according to city attorney Joe Kitchings, who spoke Friday morning on behalf of the city of Ludowici. The move was made in light of information obtained by the city council and mayor.
Liberty County Commissioner Marion Stevens confirmed this week he was cleared by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in a Dec. 22, 2012, traffic incident. The investigation was completed last month, Stevens said, but he would not comment further.
Freezing temperatures are on their way out. The National Weather Service is forecasting the high today in the upper 40s, possibly low 50s and the weekend highs in the 70s, above normal.
Local state lawmakers are predicting that the 2014 legislative session, which begins Monday, Jan. 13, likely will be the quickest one on record.
Fort Stewart is conducting controlled burns today, according to a news release from the post.
Former Ludowici Police Department employee Robert Kicklighter and the city of Ludowici are in agreement that he no longer works for the city, but they are at odds over the circumstances surrounding his departure.
Liberty County residents woke to nearly freezing temperatures Friday morning, according to Larry Logan, assistant director of Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.
Monday's swearing-in ceremony for Midway's newly elected officials became a standing-room only event as city hall quickly filled with residents eager to see re-elected Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington, new Councilman Stanley Brown and incumbent city council members Melice Gerace, Levern Clancy and Curtes Roberts take their oaths. Stanley replaced former Councilman Terry Doyle, who lost his mayoral bid to Washington.
Liberty County residents are encouraged to take part in a transportation survey conducted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.