Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas proclaimed Dec. 4-10 as "Wreaths for Warriors Walk Week" during an informal ceremony Wednesday in the Hinesville Room at city hall. The proclamation, in part, recognizes Fort Stewart as an integral part of the Hinesville community and notes that the citizens of the city and the entire country owe a tremendous debt to the soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division and especially the 439 soldiers who lost their lives and are memorialized at Warriors Walk.
Two of the southbound lanes of I-95 between I-16 and Richmond Hill will be closed nightly tonight and Thursday for repaving, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.
According to a press release issued by the Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney's office prosecutors from the Atlantic Judicial Circuit brought an indictment before the Long County Grand Jury, on Monday, charging Paul D. Robertson with one count of arson of lands, and two counts of making a false statement to investigators.
FORT BENNING - The Army has identified two special operations pilots from Fort Campbell, Ky., killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Georgia.
Liberty County Commission meets Tuesday. Here's the agenda:
A pilot and passenger of a small airplane sustained minor injuries when they were forced to make an emergency landing on Fort Stewart on Saturday morning.
A small airplane made an emergency landing on Fort Stewart Saturday morning.
When Youth ChalleNGe Academy Facilities Maintenance Instructor Rodney West called Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards and offered free construction services, Edwards jumped at the opportunity.
The group charged with whittling down a hefty list of regional transportation projects meets today to begin figuring out which projects get funding if voters approve a 1 percent sales tax next year.
The smoke drifting in and out of Hinesville today is from fires that broke out last week in Long County. Officials say they are under control, but still burning, especially in some peat bogs.
As more reports come out about deadly storms in the Midwest and north Georgia expecting storms, only a slight chance of rain and storms is forecast for our area through Wednesday.
FORSYTH - Chalk up another solid nesting year for bald eagles in Georgia.
Dwight Newbould, 43, recently was elected president of the Liberty County Branch of the NAACP for the 2011-12 term. He was born in Miami, Fla., raised in Maryland and has been a resident of Liberty County for 12 years. Newbould works as the re-entry affairs coordinator for the Federal Correctional Institution in Estill, S.C. He is a husband and a father.
Installation police arrested a Fort Stewart soldier Saturday following a 22-minute standoff that began as a domestic dispute in post housing. The incident ended peacefully with no injuries, according to a public affairs news release.
Liberty County voters on Tuesday passed the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax's third resolution, with 472 voters casting ballots in favor and 209 voting against the continuation of the 1-percent sales tax.
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.
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