The controversial 1-percent sales tax for transportation projects failed in the Coastal Region, garnering 53,760 no votes compared to 39,699 yes.
Long County voters decided whether 10 incumbents might get to keep their jobs during Tuesday's primary election, including the office of sheriff, clerk of superior court, tax commissioner, public service commissioners, county commissioners for districts 1, 2 and 5, and board of education seats for districts 2 and 4.
ATLANTA (AP) - Voters have rejected a penny sales tax referendum to pay for transportation projects in nine of 12 regions in Georgia, including in metro Atlanta, unofficial returns show.
In Long County, Craig Nobles won the Democrat nod for the sheriff's post with 1,404 votes. Frank McClelland Jr. garnered 704 votes while James E. Rogers took 152. Nobles will face Republican challenger G. Darrell Ballance in November. Sherry McFann Long beat Frank Middleton for the superior court clerk seat, 1,115 to 1,100. Becky S. Fowler beat Deona Walker Carter in the tax commissioner race, 1,625 to 588. In the county commission races, Gerald Blocker, Robert A. Long and Dwight Gordon defeated their challengers for the District 1, District 2 and District 5 seats, respectively ...
Donald L. Lovette will serve as the next Liberty County Commission chairman, a message from voters that status quo may not be so bad.
In addition to the controversial T-SPLOST referendum, Liberty County voters are in the process of weighing in on a race with local implications today.
SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham County police are investigating a late-night car crash that killed a 19-year-old woman.
If all goes according to plan, Liberty County voters will know this week who will succeed commission chairman John McIver, whether board of education District 2 incumbent Charlie Frasier will keep his post and whether to plan for a January tax increase.
The Liberty and Long boards of education both are compliant with a new state law that requires governments to share their budgets electronically, but some other local entities are not.
For Long County residents who wish to avoid the election-day crowds Tuesday, today is the final day to cast ballots in the early and advanced voting.
Five candidates offered many opinions but few concrete ideas and even side-stepped some questions Tuesday at the Shuman Recreation Center during a forum leading up to the July 31 primary.
The chain-link fence that has surrounded the Historic Liberty County Courthouse for more than a year is slated to come down this week.
Hinesville leaders prioritized, discussed and made plans last week to deal with 38 economic, administrative, ordinance-related or construction project issues during their annual planning workshop at Jekyll Island.
The Midway City Council denied a zoning request for a new shopping center at its July meeting.
Hinesville leaders stayed issue-focused during their annual planning workshop last week at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Participants first arrived at the hotel Wednesday afternoon and began prioritizing the 38 issues to be discussed. Their workday ended around 7 p.m.
Liberty County's proposed fiscal-year 2017 budget calls for a 22 percent increase.
ATLANTA - House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) recently appointed state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, to the State Commission on Petroleum Pipelines.
The Liberty County Cultural and Historical Resource Committee is looking for new members.