After several Hinesville residents expressed anger during the final public hearing on a proposed 1-mill property tax increase, the four city council members present Thursday split their vote, leaving Mayor Jim Thomas to break the tie. The tax increase passed.
The Long County Commission ruled at its December meeting that any animal shelters opening in the county must have the commission's approval.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday discussed an aggressive overhaul to its animal control ordinance that would bring it in line with new state requirements.
A house fire Saturday in Hinesville Saturday displaced a family of four.
Moody's Investors Service assigned a negative outlook to Hinesville's $9 million of outstanding general obligation, limited tax-backed debt, according to a Nov. 30 Moody's news release.
ST. LOUIS - A Georgia trucker who lost consciousness before his tractor-trailer struck and killed an Illinois state trooper isn't medically fit to drive commercially, federal regulators have determined.
Hinesville has been called a "boom town," and it's growth has landed it positions on lists like "The Top 10 Cities People are Moving to in 2012" by The Fiscal Times and the U.S. Census Bureau's list of fastest-growing communities.
Contrary to previous reports, Hinesville residents will see a decrease in their county millage rate.
The first two of three public hearings on Hinesville's proposed property-tax increase took place Thursday in council chambers at city hall. Though sparsely attended by city leaders and concerned residents, the morning meeting prompted some bitter public comments.
Property taxes in Liberty County are on the rise, and residents will have the chance to weigh in today at public hearings for both the boards of commissioners and education.
Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp is stepping down from her post after 10 years of working to protect the Ogeechee River basin.
Hinesville residents are invited to take part in three public hearings on the city's proposed increase in property taxes. The hearings are scheduled at city hall for 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 29, and 3 p.m. Dec. 6, during the city council meeting.
After 40-plus years in law enforcement - with nearly 20 of those years as Liberty County's chief deputy - Keith Moran is preparing for retirement, leaving Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes with the tough task of finding a suitable replacement.
Property taxes within Liberty are on the rise.
Long County is owed more than $400,000 in back taxes, according to Tax Commissioner Becky Fowler. She recently asked the Long County Commission to support her enforcement of penalties on delinquent tax bills.
Kinder Morgan has appealed the Georgia Department of Transportation's denial of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the proposed Palmetto Pipeline, which would go through coastal Georgia.
In the end, experience mattered.
A vacant home in North Bryan Village on Fort Stewart caught fire early Wednesday morning, post spokesman Kevin Larson said.
The state of the county was the focus of Thursday's Progress Through People Luncheon.
In a high-profile environmental case that has important repercussions for coastal Georgia, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 25-foot buffer required by state law between development projects and the banks of waterways generally does not apply to marshes and wetlands.
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain packaged smoked salmon products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to consumers.
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black alerted Georgians to the recall of certain Ainsworth pet food products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to cats.
Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced Monday that the acquisition of 18 Bank of America banking centers throughout southern Georgia and northern Florida - including the Hinesville location - has been completed.
By Tuesday evening, voters in Liberty County's District 6 should know who will represent them on the Board of Education.