Liberty County voters will elect one of two men for sheriff Tuesday in a runoff election. Candidates Steve Sikes and Warren Waye tallied the most votes among a crowded field of seven candidates in a Nov. 2 special election. Since neither top candidate got 50 percent plus one of the final vote, the Nov. 30 runoff was called by the state. The special election was called to coincide with the general election to fill the ...
Midway officials are looking at a draft 2011 general fund budget that cuts almost $3,000 from the $861,000 current budget. But it's not easy going.
The Long County Board of Education approved a measure last week to put the continuation of the education special purpose local option sales tax on referendum in 2011.
The millage rate for the county will stay the same as it has the past three years, County Finance Officer Kim McGlothlin said Thursday during the county commission's the mid-month meeting.
Last week, Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren signed the final papers required for the city to receive its remediation funds for projects completed in preparation for the fifth brigade, which was supposed to come to Fort Stewart but was canceled.
Hinesville celebrated GIS Day on Nov. 17 with an open house at the Liberty County Courthouse Annex. Call 876-3564 for more information on GIS services.
The Hinesville City Council pleased taxpayers Thursday by holding the millage rate steady at 9.5 mills and adopting a balanced $38.9 million budget for fiscal year 2011. The city's general fund was adjusted to $19,637,987.
Advance voting in the runoff election for Liberty County Sheriff began Monday and will end on Wednesday, Nov. 24, Liberty County Supervisor of Elections Ella Golden said.
Property owners applauded the Hinesville City Council members Monday for announcing their intent not to raise the current 9.5 millage rate by a half mill. The public voiced displeasure, however, over city officials' recent trade trip to China, its now dead proposal for a city-produced magazine and for holding its annual workshop on St. Simons Island. Residents also expressed lingering anger over the council's vote to raise the mayor and council's salaries starting in 2012. ...
The Liberty County Assessors Mapping Department announces, in conjunction with the Hinesville GIS Office, an open house on GIS Day today.
The Hinesville City Council announced Monday during a budget workshop they do not intend to raise property taxes or furlough employees since officials have adjusted the recommended budget for fiscal year 2011.
"We do not want to raise property taxes," Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told a handful of residents who attended the city's first public hearing on a proposed .5 millage rate increase Friday morning. The city has advertised a proposal to raise the millage rate from 9.5 mills to 10 mills.
Time is running out for saving the Mills House. The house, which is on the corner of Oglethorpe Highway and Memorial Drive, was donated to the Midway Museum by property owners Jay and Joel Osteen in April to preserve the structure for cultural and historical purposes. "The Mills House was donated to the Midway Museum to be located on their property in close proximity to their current structure to expand their collection and showcase another ...
The Long County Commission at its November meeting listened to Bruce Ballance, the owner of Tow-Reffic Towing, who said his company hasn't been receiving service calls from the Long County Sherriff's Office. Ballance said he didn't think his omission from the rotation was right.
STATESBORO - A suspected bootlegger had more than 70 bottles of liquor, some beer and some cash in his possession when Statesboro police searched his West Main Street home Monday, police said.
SAVANNAH - Dr. Bob Johnson of Isle of Hope on Saturday announced his candidacy for Georgia's First Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
After a yearlong closure and almost $750,000 spent on upgrades, the Evans County Public Fishing Area reopened Saturday with an influx of 37 young anglers - and about as many parents and grandparents - at the start of National Fishing and Boating Week.
A 6-year-old boy flown to Savannah on Saturday after a water park mishap is in stable condition, Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Director Mike Rollins said Monday.
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