Hinesville Municipal Clerk of Court Mary Dowd asked the city council Thursday to consider raising fees for certified dispositions from $2 to $5 and establish a $25 fee for court records.
Mike Berlon, chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party, will be the keynote speaker at the Liberty County Democratic Party's annual awards banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, in the old Walmart Shopping Center on Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville.
George Hurt, 58, hasn't had a dental or health exam in years. He has heart disease, a bad back and is unemployed ― he has been so for more than 12 months ― and lives with a friend because he can't afford his own place. He's looking for anyone, anything that can help. "If there is any assistance I can get, I would be glad to take advantage of it," Hurt said. On Saturday, at ...
Several acres of land behind Lowes home-improvement store on Oglethorpe Highway was approved for rezoning during Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting. The parcel, approximately 7.82 acres, previously was zoned an RA-1 residential area, but it never was developed. The forested area now will be zoned as a C-2 commercial lot. Assistant zoning administrator Gabriele Hartage and attorney Thomas Ratcliffe, on behalf of the Michael E. Bryant Life Trust, presented a plan for what the area ...
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The Georgia Department of Economic Development's tourism product development team made a return visit Thursday evening to Liberty County to review its tourism-improvement plan for the area.
After two years of requesting that residents meet addressing guidelines in the county, Long County Commissioners set Aug. 1 as the final date for residents to meet the standards or have county workers do the addressing and charge the homeowners.
Local animal lovers working with shelters around the area are worried the recent tragic discovery of animal remains at Loonie Farms in Long County may negatively affect other facilities' ability to draw support and raise funds.
Riceboro native and lifelong Liberty County resident Mary LeCounte Baggs died Thursday, according to Baggs' family friend and Riceboro mayor, Bill Austin. Baggs was 100 years old.
A 6-year-old child was killed in a vehicle accident Saturday in Long County, and the child's mother seriously was injured.
Bicyclists will zip into Hinesville on June 10 as the 32nd annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia tour starts wrapping up its trek across the state, which will stop in several towns.
A greater number of severe storms are predicted for this year's Atlantic hurricane season, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Therefore, Liberty County residents are urged to be aware and be prepared.
The search has ended for Christiane Judd, the 39-year-old woman who once operated Loonie Farms Animal Rescue in Ludowici.
Jackie Gilliard–Henderson loved children. So much so that her son, Gary Gilliard, created a memorial scholarship for high school seniors in her honor, raising more than $4,000 to give several scholarships to deserving graduating seniors from the class of 2012. A seven-mile walk-a-thon on May 21 hosted by Georgia Coastal Youth Inc. and Seven Ministries allowed residents to participate by walking and/or making a donation to honor Gilliard-Henderson's memory. A 10-team softball ...
Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles recently addressed the Long County Commission, urging it to consider building a jail and reinforcing his views on the proposed wrecker guidelines.
The new Long County Board of Commission on Wednesday held its first meeting.
Most of Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting focused on a request to approve a "concept proposal" of the final plat for the Magnolia Oaks shopping complex at the intersection of Highway 196 West and 15th Street.
Qualifying ended Wednesday for the two vacant seats on the Ludowici City Council. According to Ludowici assistant city clerk Tina Skipper, Price Chapman Jr. and Jim Fuller qualified in District 2, and Janis M. Goode and Kathy L. Phillips qualified in District 4. The Ludowici special election is June 18, and early voting begins May 28 at Ludowici City Hall.
Four days before the new Long County Commission members were sworn in, the outgoing commission members on May 9 held their final meeting. At that meeting, Board of Elections Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham discussed the terms of office for the new commissioners.
Midway Middle School placed second in its bracket for the PepsiCo Dream Machine Recycle Rally, a victory that comes a $10,000 for green improvements. "Our students, faculty and the community worked so hard this year," teacher and coordinator Joy Kennedy said. "I am so excited -- second place in the nation."
The Liberty County Board of Education decided Wednesday to interview seven superintendent candidates for the seat that becomes vacant June 1.
The new Long County Board of Education on Monday held its first meeting, electing District 4 representative Janet Watford as its new chairwoman as the first order of business.
The Liberty County Commission has postponed its mid-month meeting from today to next Thursday.
After two elections, multiple court dates and a lot of stress on the winners and the community, Long County on Monday swore in its newly elected officials.
The Long County Board of Elections on Thursday held a meeting to address issues that, according to Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham, were not addressed by the court when a new election and a redrawing of the district lines were ordered.
Routine items handled by the Liberty County Commission last week included:
The Long County Board of Education in a called meeting last month amended its fiscal year 2013 budget, adding more than $1.1 million.
Armstrong Atlantic State University on Wednesday announced a major initiative for the Armstrong-Liberty Center. In partnership with the city of Hinesville, the university will build an expanded, new facility in downtown Hinesville to accommodate more students, programs, classroom and laboratory space.
Long County's general election formally answered the question of who will sit on the county commission and the board of education. Despite all of the offices having already been decided, the required election took place Tuesday, ending a 10-month saga over who will lead Long County into the future.
The Hinesville City Council approved two actions Thursday to promote the development of a seniors' independent-living apartment community on Memorial Drive.
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