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 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.
The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday tentatively decided to leave the 2011 fiscal year millage rate virtually unchanged, which means taxpayers will see little difference in their property tax bills.
The Warrior Transition Battalion's mission is "to put people back on their feet," 3rd Infantry Division deputy commander Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips said Wednesday during a groundbreaking ceremony for the WTB's new barracks. The WTB currently serves 333 soldiers.
Midway officials are working on a preliminary budget for 2011, which, they say, aims to reduce the $859,163 in city expenditures from 2010. A work session is set for Nov. 22 to complete the budget.
Danzell Richardson was killed last week at the Time Saver convenience store in Long County's Sand Hill area. On Tuesday night, community members gathered in the parking lot where the 18-year-old was slain for a candlelight vigil, which was organized by the Rev. Corth Nelson Jr., pastor of Faith Holiness Temple Church.
There are ample opportunities to thank a veteran for their service to country on Veterans Day. A number of Veterans Day observances and events are being held today and tomorrow in Liberty County and across the coastal region.
In an effort to give redeploying soldiers housing they and their families will be happy to call home, Fort Stewart and Balfour Beatty Communities broke ground Wednesday on a new neighborhood, Marne View. The new development will consist of 92 homes for officers. In addition, 24 new homes for non-commissioned officers will be built in the New Marne development. Marne View is scheduled for completion in November 2011 and the 24 homes in New Marne will be ready for occupancy in July 2011. The estimated cost for the new post housing is $24 million.
Hinesville City Attorney Linnie Darden told the city council last week the Colleseum Sports Bar & Grill failed to turn in a required quarterly report detailing the business's food-to-alcohol sales ratio by the end of October. Darden said Wednesday the council will have to decide what steps to take to bring the club into compliance.
At its Oct. 27 meeting in Savannah, the Georgia Board of Natural Resources appointed Don "Rick" Gardner and re-appointed H.E. "Sonny" Timmerman to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Shore Protection Committee.
ATLANTA - The Path2College 529 Plan, Georgia's 529 college-savings plan, recently kicked off its $25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes, which will award one Georgia child with $15,000 for his or her college education and the winner's school also will receive $10,000.
RICHMOND HILL - The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.
SPRINGFIELD - Kim Moretz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, and another five years of probation, following her conviction in concealing the death of Charlie Ray III.
The Community Health and Wellness Fair is from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Riceboro Youth Center.
Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan has been selected as the 2013 national high-school Butkus Award winner as the nation's top linebacker.
Making of Miracle Stories animal-rescue shelter founder and President Karen Talbot said Friday that the embattled center is in the process of marketing out the animals that still are at the site on Hugh Gordon Lane in Long County.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal spoke Wednesday for a full 30 minutes about job creation and growing the economy, educating the future workforce, benefits of the port-expansion project and criminal justice reform during his visit to Liberty County.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 - With a government shutdown possible in the absence of federal funding beyond fiscal year 2013, which ends at midnight tonight, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today issued a message to the Defense Department workforce.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2013 - DOD officials today issued guidance to the force in the event appropriations lapse Oct. 1 and a government shutdown results.
Richmond Hill's most congested and frustrating intersection may be getting more of a makeover than originally planned.
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