According to the Weather Channel, the term "dog days of summer" goes back to Roman astronomers and the brilliant, blue-white star called Sirius, the "dog star."
Several months ago, as he waited for his coffee at a local coffee shop, Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards noticed the eatery was filled with people sipping their drinks, eating sandwiches and "playing" on electronic devices.
Local resident L.G. Mitcham recently approached the Long County Commission about reports that the county might sell water to an adjoining community.
Hinesville leaders conducted a first-ever "windshield tour" of city streets and sidewalks Monday afternoon.
A rogue donkey generated buzz this afternoon in Long County when sheriff's office deputies showed up on Lanier Road and attempted to round up the four-legged critter around 1 p.m. They had no luck, though, and the donkey eventually ran off into the woods.
The Hinesville Rotary Club is planning to host its first-ever fishing tournament Sept. 20, according to club member and tourney coordinator Mark Germonprez.
U.S. Army Garrison for Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield has a new command sergeant major. Command Sgt. Maj. Myron Lewis assumed responsibility as the senior enlisted soldier Friday morning during a change-of-responsibility ceremony at Club Stewart.
The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday appointed Robert Poppell as the city's new police chief. In the past 2½ years, four different people have led the department - T.J. Gaskin, James Rogers Sr., James Steiner and now Poppell.
The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday moved one step closer to securing a McDonald's for the city. Real-estate agent Jimmy Shaken addressed the council on behalf of the proposed location's property buyer.
Former state Rep. Joe E. Brown, who died in 1985, was honored Saturday with a ceremony, during which a section of Interstate 95, from exit 76, north to Bryan County, was dedicated in his name.
Members of the 2014 Leadership Liberty class will be present at a garden dedication at the Senior Citizens Inc. Liberty County Activity Center at 11 a.m. Friday at 800 Tupelo Trail in Hinesville.
Assistant City Manager Ken Howard presented information about a new state housing program to the Hinesville City Council during its Aug. 7 meeting. He said the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing program would help communities create and implement plans to meet their housing and revitalization needs.
Residents of Coastal Georgia should not be surprised to see alligators in ponds, creeks or large drainage ditches, said David Mixon, regional supervisor with Georgia Department of Natural Resources' game-management operation.
The Hinesville Rotary Club and Fort Stewart's Medical and Dental Activity Command partnered for a special family day celebration Saturday at the Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Ludowici.
Hinesville is the only metropolitan statistical area that doesn't have a conference center, and although Hinesville has the second highest expenditures for family recreation in the Southeast, it doesn't have a family entertainment center.