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Sheriffs win primaries; 2 runoffs in Long County Sheriffs win primaries; 2 runoffs in Long County The Liberty and Long county sheriffs won their respective primaries Tuesday, one Long County commissioner primary went to a recount Friday, and another Long commission...
County leaders develop action plans to address issues County leaders develop action plans to address issues ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Developing action plans for three issues in Liberty County was the focus for day 2 of the county-wide planning workshop at The King and Prince reso...
Road work closures suspended for weekend Road work closures suspended for weekend ATLANTA - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday t...
Leaders attend county-wide planning workshop Leaders attend county-wide planning workshop UPDATED ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Liberty County's annual countywide planning workshop started Wednesday at The King and Prince resort. County and city leaders gathered ...
Riceboro FD lowers ISO rating The members of the Riceboro Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department received notification from the Insurance Service Office that the city's public fire protection classificat...

Public Safety

Ludowici woman dies in Florida hospital after accident Ludowici woman dies in Florida hospital after accident A Ludowici woman and candidate for Long County probate judge died Sunday in a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital after an accident, according to an obituary posted on a l...
Rabies clinics in Long County Saturday Long County will host two rabies clinics Saturday. The first will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Long County Animal Control on Highway 84. The other will be from 11 a.m....
Wayne County football coach, wife charged with theft Wayne County football coach, wife charged with theft Jody Grooms, the former head coach of Wayne County High School's football team, and his wife, Sharon Grooms, a former teacher at Arthur Williams Middle School, were ar...
Police: Man flees officers in Allenhurst, is run over by his vehicle Police: Man flees officers in Allenhurst, is run over by his vehicle A Liberty County deputy patrolling the St. Johns Road area in Allenhurst around 3 a.m. Saturday following a rash of vehicle break-ins spotted a vehicle speeding throug...
House fire displaces Hinesville family House fire displaces Hinesville family An early Saturday morning fire has displaced a Hinesville family. The home, in the 500 block of Second Street, sustained damage to half the structure, according to H...

Education

Bradwell graduates head into the future Bradwell graduates head into the future A parade of blue and gold marched across the ornately decorated Olvey Field. Families sat on the bleachers of Hokey Jackson Stadium, anticipating the call of their chi...
Comments sought on social studies standards Comments sought on social studies standards ATLANTA - The State Board of Education has posted the first Georgia Standards of Excellence for social studies for public comment. If approved, the standards will be i...
Comments sought on social studies standards Comments sought on social studies standards ATLANTA - The State Board of Education has posted the first Georgia Standards of Excellence for social studies for public comment. If approved, the standards will be i...
Spotlight on students at fair Spotlight on students at fair The Liberty County Media Festival shined spotlights on students last week at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, which was decked out like a red-carpet receptio...
Long seniors walk through elementary school Long seniors walk through elementary school Long County High School seniors may have started a tradition Monday. They paraded the halls of Smiley Elementary School in a Senior Walk. Elementary students lined t...

Business

Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate drops in April Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate drops in April ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for April was 5.3 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from March....
Realty board supports ESPLOST Realty board supports ESPLOST The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors presented $1,000 Thursday to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce to support the ESPLOST campaign.
State Bank to acquire S Bank State Bank to acquire S Bank ATLANTA – State Bank Financial Corporation, the holding company for State Bank and Trust Company, and S Bankshares Inc. announced Thursday the signing of a defin...
Society recognizes employees with Down syndrome, their employers Society recognizes employees with Down syndrome, their employers The seventh annual Night of Champions Thursday at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa – Hotel Grand Ballroom was emceed by celebrity chef Jamie Deen. ...
Kroger raising money for Children's Miracle Network Kroger raising money for Children's Miracle Network SAVANNAHA - Area Kroger stores will soon be filled with "Miracle Balloons" for the grocer's annual fundraiser benefitting The Children's Hospital at Memorial Universit...

Sports

Tiger scrimmage shows QB depth Tiger scrimmage shows QB depth The Bradwell Institute Tigers had their Blue vs. Gold scrimmage Saturday at Lewis Frasier Middle School's Freedom Field. According to Tiger head football coach Greg Hi...
Former Lady Panther continues to excel Former Lady Panther continues to excel Former Liberty County High School Lady Panther track athlete Courtney Bennett notched another record for the Jacksonville (Alabama) State University Gamecocks during t...
LeCounte nominated to play in Army bowl LeCounte nominated to play in Army bowl Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte has been nominated to the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. LeCounte was one of 38 of Georgia's top incoming senior f...
Fishing tourney raises money to help sick kids Fishing tourney raises money to help sick kids The fifth annual Fishin' for a Cure was Saturday at Noble's Cabin on the Altamaha River in Long County. The event is hosted by the Department of Public Safety's Motor...
Sports briefs Sports briefs 4-H selling Braves tickets The Long County 4-H Club is selling tickets to the Atlanta Braves 4-H Night, July 16. The game against the Colorado Rockies starts at 7:10 p...

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From people waving signs, to candidates and others waiting for the results, here's a brief look at this year primary election here in Hinesville.
Updated on May 27, 2016 at 3:51p.m.
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Brenda Shelton and Frank Scheidt of the Disabled American Veterans association stopped by Coastal Manor nursing home, in Ludowici, to leave birthday gifts for veterans who had a birthday there this month. Kylie Dixon and William Morris, of Coastal Manor, were also presented with certificates of appreciation.
Updated on May 27, 2016 at 3:10p.m.
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Updated on May 27, 2016 at 1:33p.m.
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Members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce heard Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Townley Hedrick talk about the installation at the May Progress through People Luncheon Thursday at Connection Church. He talked about soldiers’ missions and the support the community offers to them and their families.
Updated on May 25, 2016 at 1:43p.m.
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A brief look at Liberty County's 2016 Relay for Life
Updated on May 24, 2016 at 12:32p.m.

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