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Midway man wins $100,000 from lottery Midway man wins $100,000 from lottery A Midway man has grabbed a Georgia Lottery prize worth $100,000. Steven Keller, a chemical operator, matched all five numbers from the Thursday Fantasy 5 drawing, wi...
Qualifying for municipal elections starts Qualifying for municipal elections starts Election season officially kicks off Monday. This week, Monday through Friday, is the qualifying period for people to declare their candidacy for the various mayor an...
Savannah Riverkeeper named spokeswoman in effort to fight pipeline Savannah Riverkeeper named spokeswoman in effort to fight pipeline SAVANNAH - The Push Back the Pipeline Coalition announced that Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus will become the new spokesperson for the group in its efforts aga...
Riceboro gets loan to replace water meters Riceboro gets loan to replace water meters The city of Riceboro has been awarded a $155,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority board of directors. The loan...
More businesses on McLarry’s Curve? More businesses on McLarry’s Curve? McLarry's Curve in Flemington could see more businesses in the near future. The owners of the wooded areas across from Parker's on Oglethorpe Highway have joined to...

Public Safety

Ludowici Police arrest shoplifter Ludowici Police arrest shoplifter A Long County man was arrested by the Ludowici Police Department on Aug. 10 after he allegedly stole some items from a local store. LPD Officer Sam Frank responded ...
Soldier held without bond in death of fellow soldier Soldier held without bond in death of fellow soldier Fort Stewart soldier Hunter Jack Kelly, 20, died of a gunshot wound after a fellow soldier handled a weapon that discharged and struck him in the head, Long County She...
GBI: Soldier is fatally shot during gathering at Long County home GBI: Soldier is fatally shot during gathering at Long County home A gathering Saturday night at a Long County home turned deadly when a Fort Stewart soldier was shot and killed. GBI Special Agent in Charge Stacy Carson said the vic...
Erika dissipates near Cuba Erika dissipates near Cuba Erika is no longer considered a tropical system, the National Hurricane Center announced Saturday morning. It is now what meteorologists call a "remnant low." So i...
Erika's threat to coastal Georgia diminishes Erika's threat to coastal Georgia diminishes Tropical Storm Erika appears to be less and less of a threat to coastal Georgia as time goes on. In its advisory at 11 p.m. Friday, the National Hurricane Center sai...

Education

Native selected as Tennessee Law Scholar Native selected as Tennessee Law Scholar Elizabeth B. Holland, originally from Hinesville, has been selected as Tennessee Law Scholar and Research Associates for the Class of 2018 with the University of Tenne...
Liberty 4-Hers place at state congress Liberty 4-Hers place at state congress Two Liberty County 4-H members placed at the state 4-H Congress in Atlanta this summer. During the event, 4-H members presented their demonstration - a 10-minute oral...
Georgia to award new HS diploma seal Georgia to award new HS diploma seal Starting with the 2015-16 school year, Georgia will offer an international-skills diploma seal to graduates who demonstrate a strong interest in international business...
Student interns in Washington Student interns in Washington Liberty County High School alumnus Donnie Pulliam spent the summer interning with the Heritage Foundation in Washington. The foundation is designed to "train, equip a...
Long BoE recognizes teachers, retirees Long BoE recognizes teachers, retirees The Long County Board of Education recognized its retiring employees and teachers of the year. Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters presented Teachers of the Year plaques...

Business

Area jobless rate rises in July Area jobless rate rises in July The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 6.9 percent, 0.2 percentage point from 6.7 percent in June. T...
Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.9 percent in July  Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.9 percent in July The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 6.9 percent, 0.2 percentage point from 6.7 percent in June. T...
New business aims to spread solar wealth New business aims to spread solar wealth Editor's note: This is the first of two parts on the new available options for solar energy within Liberty County. Today, we look at how industry and schools can benef...
Goodbye, Sal; hello, tea Goodbye, Sal; hello, tea The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced a logo change this week, from Sal the salamander to a Mason jar with tea. The logo was initially unveiled i...
Brunswick-based hospice accredited Brunswick-based hospice accredited BRUNSWICK - Heartland Hospice has received accreditation from the Community Health Accreditation Program Inc. CHAP is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body that ...

Sports

Panthers keep Commissioners Cup Liberty County High holds on to the Commissioners Cup one more year after beating Bradwell Institute 34-6 Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium. FPCA lost their home ...
GSU lineman added to Lombardi watch list GSU lineman added to Lombardi watch list STATESBORO - Georgia Southern senior offensive guard Darien Foreman has been included on the watch list for the 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award. Eligibility for the Rotary...
Eagles' secondary on patrol Eagles' secondary on patrol STATESBORO - It's pretty hard to look back at Georgia Southern's inaugural season in the Football Bowl Subdivision and find anything that could be a weak spot. After a...
Tigers, Panthers resume rivalry Friday Tigers, Panthers resume rivalry Friday The annual football game between Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute is one of the most-anticipated games for local fans. The winning team gets to hold ...
FPCA seeks to rebound vs. Briarwood FPCA seeks to rebound vs. Briarwood First Presbyterian Christian Academy will host the Briarwood Buccaneers at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville. The Bucs are coming off a 16-6 win ag...

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The victim of the Saturday night fatal shooting in Long County has been identified as Hunter Jack Kelly, 20, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said Monday afternoon.
Updated on Aug 31, 2015 at 7:21p.m.
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Fort Stewart held an installation exercise called Stewart Guardian and the President of Armstrong Atlantic State University is satisfied with the progress of the new Liberty Center.
Updated on Aug 31, 2015 at 4:36p.m.
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LCHS Senior Track and Football Player, Jarquel Frazier, teaches Patty how to start off in a race and faces her one on one in a 50 meter run.
Updated on Aug 28, 2015 at 1:46p.m.
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Updated on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:16a.m.
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GeoVista breaks ground for the building of their new facility and Hinesville Downtown Development Authority hosts a Canine Challenge to raise money for Cisco's Dog Park.
Updated on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:49p.m.

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