The members of the Riceboro Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department received notification from the Insurance Service Office that the city's public fire protection classification has been lowered to the new rating of 05/5X from 6/9.
The Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department is starting to perform safety inspections of businesses.
The Liberty and Long county sheriffs enjoyed strong support as results were coming in Tuesday evening, but several Long County incumbents were ousted, according to unofficial vote totals.
A proposal for three 24-hour manned fire stations in Liberty County was presented to Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday.
Long County Board of Education District 5 representative Julie Norman Dawson is facing a challenge from David "Bubba" Howard.
Long County Board of Education District 4 representative Janet Watford faces a challenge from former school board member Linda Sasser DeLoach.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a $1,815,000 award for 21 safety projects in 15 counties in southeast Georgia, including $200,000 in Liberty County. The funds are part of the fiscal 2016 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant Off-System Safety Program, according to a news release issued Thursday night.
The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a McIntosh County court ruling in a dispute among heirs over who among them legally owns a valuable plot of land in the historic Hog Hammock Subdivision on Sapelo Island, according to a case summary released by the state high court Thursday afternoon.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Hinesville City Council and city administrators attended a planning workshop Friday and Saturday at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference center.
Join in for a Welcome Home event at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition welcomed visitors from the Georgia Department of Community Supervision Office Thursday.
Dr. Carolyn Williamson, the incumbent Long County Board of Education District 2 member, will face challenger Arthur Davis in a nonpartisan race on the May 24 general primary ballot.
Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles is facing opposition from fellow Democrat Shane Middleton and Republican Tim Works this election year.
Editor's note: Second of two parts. The first report on the Long County political forum appeared Sunday.
Tropical Storm Hermine led to the cancellation or postponement of local prep sports across the Coastal Empire.
Editor's note: This story originally appeared in UVA Today, a publication of the University of Virginia. It is being reprinted with permission.