Long County voters on Tuesday passed a special referendum to increase the millage rate by 1.6 mills to raise funds to build a new school. The referendum passed with 1,354 voters (63.54 percent) endorsing the measure, while 777 (36.46 percent) opposed it. According to previous reports, the tax increase will raise up to $6.1 million dollars and qualify the school system for $25.7 million from the state. The money then will fund construction of a new school to house grades three through eight and make improvements to the transportation and maintenance facilities.
Two-thirds of local voters said yes to the sale of alcohol on Sundays in the unincorporated parts of Bryan County, but it was unclear early Wednesday exactly when the new law will take effect.
Long County voters passed a referendum Tuesday to increase the millage rate by 1.6 to help build a new school.
The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the brutal death of a mixed-breed puppy found in a Dumpster early Tuesday morning.
Liberty County voters are deciding whether to renew a sales tax and Long County's are facing whether to increase property taxes during today's midterm elections.
A proposed new school in Long County dominated a public information meeting Tuesday held by Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters and the Board of Education.
Some defendants, including Richmond Hill's Gregg Allman, have been dropped from a lawsuit regarding the death of Sarah Elizabeth Jones on Feb. 20.
The media player at left holds a copy of the sample ballot that ran in Sunday's Coastal Couirer. You can download it by clicking on the icon in the playerl.
More complaints of inadequate drainage were heard by Long County commissioners during their recent monthly meeting.
RICHMOND HILL - In an effort to drum up support for Fort Stewart, which is facing threats in the form of sequestration and BRAC, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas spoke to the Richmond Hill Rotary Club on Thursday at the City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday named the members of the Georgia Ebola Response Team, which was created by executive order to assess current state health and emergency-management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.
A Florida woman was killed just after noon Saturday in a wreck on Highway 301 in Long County. However, authorities suspect circumstances surrounding the wreck might stem from a reported incident at a Richmond Hill area hotel, according to Richmond Hill Police Department Maj. Mike Albritton.
A debate between the candidates for Georgia's Congressional District 12 will be online this evening.
Former first lady of the United States Rosalynn Carter made a stop in Hinesville on Saturday morning to campaign for her grandson, state Sen. Jason Carter, who is running on the Democratic ticket for governor of Georgia against incumbent Nathan Deal.
LOS ANGELES - Singer Gregg Allman, the subject of the "Midnight Rider" film project, has filed a new claim against the producers of "Midnight Rider," contending that they agreed to indemnify him from any liability for the Feb. 20 accident on the set that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones and injured eight others.