The Liberty County Board of Commissioners and the Hinesville City Council on Thursday approved a local option sales tax distribution agreement that will require the county to seek greater reimbursement from other municipalities for the services it delivers.
The city of Walthourville made a street-name change Sept. 1 to honor former Georgia governor Ellis Arnall.
Continued discussion over an alley and hard-liquor sales culminated in heated words and an audience member being removed from the recent Ludowici City Council's September meeting.
The son of a Hinesville city councilman is squaring off against a former Liberty County commissioner to fill the county board of commissioners District 2 seat that has been vacant since May.
It has yet to be approved by both governing bodies, but Liberty County and Hinesville representatives reached a tentative verbal agreement Tuesday for allocation of local-option sales tax revenues as required every 10 years due to census population counts.
After serving 14 years of a life sentence, Billy Crowder might be getting closer to starting a new life outside prison walls.
Bradwell Institute students and teachers began Friday on a somber note as they learned that one of their own has passed away.
JROTC cadets from Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute participated in 9/11 observances last week.
East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 conducted its second annual Patriot Day observance Tuesday in the grassy park near Riceboro City Hall.
Hinesville's first-ever public art display was unveiled Wednesday as part of the city's birthday celebration. The display - a large, colorful mural - now is hanging on the outside wall of the old Manna House building at the corner of East Court Street and North Commerce Street.
A Thursday evening event will offer the chance to become acquainted with area nonprofit organizations, tour the Liberty College and Career Academy and recognize the area's top volunteers.
Among the thousands of delegates who nominated President Barack Obama to run for a second term on the Democratic ticket at last week's national convention in Charlotte, N.C., was Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway.
Students from Lyman Hall Elementary and members of the U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club participated in a Freedom Walk ceremony Tuesday.
Four Liberty County mayors, the chairman of the Liberty County Board of Commissioners and the Liberty County sheriff signed a joint resolution Tuesday against possible sequestration that could take effect Jan. 2, 2013, if Congress and the president don't agree to compromised budget cuts.
Kick back, take in a flick and enjoy some snacks. Georgia Theatre Company is planning its ninth annual "Film and Food for a Cause" event Sunday, Sept. 23. For a $12 donation, customers receive a movie ticket, concession combo that includes popcorn and a small soda, and a packet of restaurant coupons.
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.