Liberty County property owners raced against the clock Tuesday to pay their property taxes before the deadline expired and avoid incurring late penalties. Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones said the lines were long and collections had been good. Late penalties will be implemented starting today with a 1 percent increase for the first three months. After three months, a 10 percent increase will be implemented. For every month afterward, taxpayers will incur a one percent increase per month until property taxes are paid, Jones said.
With the volume of outrage from residents and advocates growing, Liberty County's leaders under the Gold Dome have weighed in about cutbacks at Fort Morris Historic Site.
By Daisy Pleasant Jones
Thursday was productive for the Hinesville City Council as it decided to aid in funding millions of dollars to current and future city and county projects.
After four years and $3 million paid to the Douglas Asphalt Co., the seemingly endless Frank Cochran Drive extension project will undergo even more complications.
The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission in conjunction with Reynolds Smith and Hills will discuss the impact of constructing medians on US Highway 84 at a meeting on Wednesday at Midway Civic Center.
The deployment that was thought to be four months away is now six weeks away, and it may last longer for the entire division, the 3rd Infantry Division commander told reporters Friday afternoon.
Investigators are not sure what caused a Beechcraft 36 private passenger plane to fall from the sky Friday night into a Fort Stewart training area killing all four passengers on board.
Ludowici City Council voted to adopt a Certified City of Ethics program this past Tuesday during its February meeting, and is looking into applying for recognition as a Certified City of Ethics.
Kevin and Angie Butler have had a big share of life's problems but trouble has not stopped them from realizing their life's dream of opening a restaurant.
Long County Chief Magistrate Judge Marie Middleton has been performing marriage ceremonies for nearly 10 years.
Hinesville police officer Larry Milton has faced many difficult situations in his 35 years of serving in law enforcement. But nothing can compare with the battle he has been facing since 2000.
By Daisy Pleasant Jones
ATLANTA - After agreeing to change some language, Sen. Eric Johnson's Senate Bill 1 passed by committee substitute in a 54-0 vote in the Georgia Senate on Monday.
It's a gift to the community that's been 20 years in the making, and one that began with a promise among two Liberty County siblings, both now deceased, and a New York attorney.
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.
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.
Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:
Liberty County voters will get a chance to vote in the upcoming midterm election on a Sunday, after the county commission approved a resolution Tuesday. It allows voters to cast ballots on Oct. 26 ahead of the Nov. 4 elections.
Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:
Rosalynn Carter, former President Jimmy Carter's wife, will host an event at 10 a.m. Saturday at the LaQuinta Inn to campaign for her grandson, State Sen. Jason Carter, who is running for governor. The public is welcome.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly Progress Through People Luncheon On Thursday, October 9that 12 noon. The Luncheon is sponsored by the Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and will feature a panel discussion with the directors of some of Liberty County's historic sites and attractions.
A vandal or vandals did extensive damage to a football field Monday at the Long County Recreation Complex.
Several people have been injured in a multiple-vehicle accident on Highway 144 East at mile marker 14 Fort Stewart after a head-on collision earlier this afternoon. No fatalities have been reported and the road should be open shortly, according to Fort Stewart PAO Maj. Matthew Fontaine.
On Monday, vandals extensively damaged a football field at the Long County Recreation Complex. Sheriff Craig Nobles said that sometime after 10:30 p.m., a two-wheel drive vehicle was driven on the wet field, causing an estimated $,4000 to $5,000 worth of damage. He said it is believed that the vehicle was a pickup truck, but that could not be confirmed as of Wednesday.
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