A Liberty County School System employee in March filed a federal suit against the Liberty County Board of Education seeking more than $24,000 as compensation for alleged age, sex and race discrimination.
Long County's proposed redistricting plan reportedly has been rejected by the Department of Justice, which would mean the primary election results for the commission and board of education are invalid. Another election will need to be scheduled.
The Long County Commission used its recent August meeting to tie up several loose ends and address a few business items.
While voters watch President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney spar on the national stage, Liberty Countians in coming weeks will play parts in the next step toward this year's election.
LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) - Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney's Republican National Convention sputters to life with the lonely banging of a gavel in a mostly empty hall, hardly the opening splash intended for the nation. With a sprawling and strengthening storm bearing down on the region, the party hastily rewrote the convention script to present the extravaganza's prime rituals and headline speakers later in the week - Tropical Storm Isaac willing.
A recent Georgia Department of Transportation assessment of Liberty County bridges found that four bridges require weight-limit signage, and many bridges must have their deck joints repaired.
At its meeting this week, the Long County Board of Education heard concerns over the proposed Townsend Bombing Range expansion and news about record enrollment.
One hidden treasure nestled on the border of Liberty and Long counties soon will be uncovered to television viewers interested in rural America.
Changes in open records laws and new SPLOST reporting requirements are among the changes from this year's General Assembly session that are of interest to the Liberty County Board of Commissioners.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners did not take action Thursday but agreed to move ahead with downtown parking projects and road improvements. They also received an update on negotiations for distribution of local option sales tax revenues.
The Hinesville City Council during its Thursday mid-month meeting focused on revitalizing the downtown area, continued expansion and crime reduction.
A Ludowici City Council seat will remain vacant for the time being due to problems with the population distribution in the city's five districts.
The Georgia Land Trust has acquired 5,400 acres of land, which will be added to a permanent natural buffer between Fort Stewart and the rapidly growing areas around the military base.
The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday heard from City Auditor Christopher Lightle, who recently reviewed Ludowici's books. He reported to the council that he encountered several issues of concern.
County and city leaders have gathered on St. Simons Island for the annual county-wide planning workshop to discuss initiatives, community issues and updates on topics from last year's meeting. Jeff Ricketson, executive director of Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, opened the meeting by having everyone sharing what makes them Liberty County-proud.
Hinesville resident Joe Stuart has spoken directly to City Council on numerous occasions during the public-comment portion of its twice-monthly meetings.
An estimated 200 people attended a public meeting on a proposed pipeline at the Richmond Hill city center Tuesday to hear information and voice their opinions. Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore from Kinder Morgan, the company proposing the pipeline, gave a 10-minute speech about its proposal and the reasoning behind placing a pipeline along the coast of Georgia, including Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.
Dispatchers in Liberty County's 911 center spend hours in front of computer monitors in a dimly-lit, windowless room fielding calls that they don't know whether they'll be about a noise complaint or a shooting.
Roads dominated much of the Long County Commission meeting on April 7.
The Liberty Transit public transportation system will offer free rides Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day.
It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.
The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.
The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.
Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.
In the upcoming 2015 election, Liberty County wants to put the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) back on the ballot after a measure to renew it was defeated in last year's midterm election. The tax officially expired March 31, meaning the sales tax in Liberty County is now 6 percent, 1 percent lower than surrounding counties.
Faith-based groups, businesses and members of the public from eastern Liberty County had a chance to learn about a proposed prison re-entry program during a meeting Monday at Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect a correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received the fiscal-year 2016 budget for the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau earlier this month. An article on page 10A Wednesday incorrectly stated that the commissioners approved the budget, but the CVB's board approves its own spending plan. The commissioners simply received a copy of the budget.