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Long renews sales tax for schools

The Long County ESPLOST one-percent sales tax passed overwhelmingly Tuesday - 351 to 13 or more than 96 percent approval.

April 10, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Government consolidation is non-starter

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The controversial issue of government consolidation came up - sort of - at Liberty's Countywide Planning Workshop this week.

April 10, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


School sales tax passes 425-109

The few Liberty County voters who cast ballots Tuesday in a referendum on a sales tax for schools overwhelmingly approved the measure.

April 07, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Commander bids community farewell

The night before he and the rest of the Headquarters Co. deployed to Iraq, Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart, spoke about his thoughts and expectations for the division's time in the war-torn country.

April 07, 2007 | Staff Report | News


Peace caravan brings anti-war message

As part of a six-stop caravan headed toward the Gulf Coast, members of the Veterans for Peace organization rolled into Hinesville in their vibrant buses Wednesday afternoon to host an anti-Iraq war protest.

April 07, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Congressional 'day office' here

April 07, 2007 | Staff Report | News


Conference inspires, occupies youth

Having something to do to combat boredom and negativity drew more than 90 Liberty County students to Fort Stewart's Youth Center for the Future Leaders Conference March 12-15.

April 07, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Hinesville joins pro-water effort

The city council is preparing for a green future as members take on new engineering measures to make Hinesville a part of the WaterFirst Community Program.

April 05, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Development tops Hinesville agenda

The Hinesville City Council focused on development, and worked with local police and fire departments to broaden their services.

April 05, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


April eyed for Confederate History Month

While support for a state apology concerning slavery is slow coming, a bill in the Senate that would designate April as Confederate History and Heritage month in Georgia passed through the Senate Rules Committee with zero opposition.

April 05, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Commander, HQ head to Iraq

Third Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch and division Command Sgt. Jesse Andrews along with hundreds of headquarters troops left for Iraq Tuesday morning, joining more than 6,000 Marne soldiers already engaged in combat operations.

April 05, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


State leaders weigh-in on slavery apology

As members of the Georgia General Assembly returned to the Capitol on Monday, debates were already stirring over whether Georgia should follow in the footsteps of other states and apologize for its involvement in a dark part of American history.

April 05, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Peace vigil here Wednesday

Veterans for Peace will sponsor a vigil from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday outside Fort Stewart's main gate at 229 Gen. Screven Way.

April 05, 2007 | Staff report | News


Pembroke crash victims identified

Three Bryan County High School students were killed Wednesday morning in a wreck on Highway 119 just north of Pembroke.

April 05, 2007 | By Luke Hearn Bryan County News | News


ESPLOST vote is Tuesday

The Educational Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax election Tuesday will determine if the Liberty County Board of Education can raise more than $33 million from the penny tax to build and maintain its educational facilities.

April 03, 2007 | Daisy Jones | News


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