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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 commissioner ...

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Posted: may. 27, 2016 7:04 p.m.
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 ...

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Posted: may. 26, 2016 5:24 p.m.
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 through 5 a.m ...

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Posted: may. 26, 2016 9:47 a.m.
Leaders attend county-wide planning workshop

Leaders attend county-wide planning workshop

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Posted: may. 25, 2016 2:44 p.m. | Updated: may. 25, 2016 2:45 p.m.


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 classification has been ...

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Posted: may. 04, 2016 10:42 a.m. | Updated: may. 25, 2016 12:00 p.m.
Long County Fire Department begins business safety checks

Long County Fire Department begins business safety checks

The Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department is starting to perform safety inspections of businesses.

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 8:22 p.m. | Updated: may. 25, 2016 5:00 a.m.
Sheriff races: Nobles wins big; Sikes has majority with nearly all votes in

Sheriff races: Nobles wins big; Sikes has majority with nearly all votes in

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs enjoyed strong support as results were coming in Tuesday evening, but several Long County incumbents were ousted, according to ...

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 10:17 p.m.
Liberty County mulls increasing fire coverage

Liberty County mulls increasing fire coverage

A proposal for three 24-hour manned fire stations in Liberty County was presented to Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday.

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 8:06 p.m.
Long County BoE Dist. 5: Howard challenges incumbent member Dawson

Long County BoE Dist. 5: Howard challenges incumbent member Dawson

Long County Board of Education District 5 representative Julie Norman Dawson is facing a challenge from David “Bubba” Howard.

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 5:15 p.m.
Long County BoE Dist. 4: Watford seeks second term; DeLoach wants seat back

Long County BoE Dist. 4: Watford seeks second term; DeLoach wants seat back

Long County Board of Education District 4 representative Janet Watford faces a challenge from former school board member Linda Sasser DeLoach.

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 5:13 p.m.
GDOT awards $200,000 for Liberty County road projects

GDOT awards $200,000 for Liberty County road projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a $1,815,000 award for 21 safety projects in 15 counties in southeast Georgia, including $200,000 ...

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Posted: may. 19, 2016 10:29 p.m.
Georgia Supreme Court rules in Sapelo Island land dispute

Georgia Supreme Court rules in Sapelo Island land dispute

The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a McIntosh County court ruling in a dispute among heirs over who among them legally owns a valuable ...

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Posted: may. 19, 2016 4:59 p.m.
City considering code of conduct, parking changes

City considering code of conduct, parking changes

ST. SIMONS ISLAND — Hinesville City Council and city administrators attended a planning workshop Friday and Saturday at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference center.

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Posted: may. 18, 2016 11:08 a.m. | Updated: may. 19, 2016 9:00 a.m.
Welcome Home event at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic

Welcome Home event at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic

Join in for a Welcome Home event at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Posted: may. 18, 2016 11:40 a.m.
Prisoner re-entry program asks for state money

Prisoner re-entry program asks for state money

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition welcomed visitors from the Georgia Department of Community Supervision Office Thursday.

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Posted: may. 18, 2016 10:40 a.m.
Long County BoE District 2: Davis challenges Williamson

Long County BoE District 2: Davis challenges Williamson

Dr. Carolyn Williamson, the incumbent Long County Board of Education District 2 member, will face challenger Arthur Davis in a nonpartisan race on the May ...

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Posted: may. 17, 2016 8:14 p.m.
Long County sheriff: Nobles, Middleton face off; Works awaits in Nov.

Long County sheriff: Nobles, Middleton face off; Works awaits in Nov.

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles is facing opposition from fellow Democrat Shane Middleton and Republican Tim Works this election year.

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Posted: may. 17, 2016 8:12 p.m.
Candidates make appeals to Long County voters

Candidates make appeals to Long County voters

Editor’s note: Second of two parts. The first report on the Long County political forum appeared Sunday.

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Posted: may. 17, 2016 8:08 p.m.
Liberty County finalizes list of SPLOST projects

Liberty County finalizes list of SPLOST projects

The list of projects that would be funded through a new Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax was approved by the Liberty County Board of ...

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Posted: may. 17, 2016 7:58 p.m.
Three running to be Long County probate judge

Three running to be Long County probate judge

Three candidates are running for the nonpartisan probate judge seat in Long County. If no one receives more than 50 percent of the vote in ...

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 3:20 p.m. | Updated: may. 15, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Chief magistrate, Senate hopefuls tackle questions

Chief magistrate, Senate hopefuls tackle questions

Community members learned more about magistrate court and heard from state Senate District 19 candidates during a political forum Tuesday evening at the Liberty County ...

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 3:19 p.m. | Updated: may. 15, 2016 9:30 a.m.
Standing room only at Long County forum

Standing room only at Long County forum

Long County candidates for several offices and their supporters came out Tuesday evening to the Round Table restaurant in northeastern Long County to speak about ...

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 3:16 p.m. | Updated: may. 14, 2016 7:00 p.m.


Fluoride, youth council discussed on workshop’s last day

ST. SIMONS ISLAND—Hinesville city council members and city administration finished their second and final day of their annual planning workshop around noon Saturday.

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 6:39 p.m.
Sheriff candidates talk diversity, finances

Sheriff candidates talk diversity, finances

The five Democratic candidates running for Liberty County sheriff in the upcoming May 24 general primary election answered questions about law enforcement and community relations ...

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 3:14 p.m.


Midway legionnaire leads district

The 1st District, Department of Georgia, American Legion had its 2016 convention at Post 90 in Statesboro Saturday.

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Posted: may. 11, 2016 12:35 p.m. | Updated: may. 14, 2016 9:00 a.m.
SPLOST, transit system discussed at Hinesville planning workshop

SPLOST, transit system discussed at Hinesville planning workshop

ST. SIMONS ISLAND — Hinesville City Council members and city administration met at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference Center on Friday for their annual planning ...

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 12:31 a.m.


Walk funds scholarships, more

It is time for the annual Jackie Gilliard-Henderson Memorial Scholarship Walk-a-Thon.  

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Posted: may. 18, 2016 11:29 a.m.


Boys and Girls Club headed to Long County?

The Boys and Girls Club might be coming to Long County.

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Posted: may. 11, 2016 12:52 p.m. | Updated: may. 12, 2016 10:30 a.m.


Agency commits to Heroes Home Advantage

Heroes Home Advantage recently announced that Justin Webb of Re/Max All American in Liberty County has renewed his commitment to the organization.

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Posted: may. 11, 2016 12:10 p.m. | Updated: may. 12, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Swida wins state award

Swida wins state award

Keep Liberty Beautiful Director Sara Swida was named Organizer of the Year during the Rivers Alive awards ceremony held April 20 at Callanwolde Fine Arts ...

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Posted: may. 11, 2016 12:32 p.m. | Updated: may. 11, 2016 5:00 p.m.
Long County District 5 has 3 candidates

Long County District 5 has 3 candidates

Candidates for the District 5 seat on the Long County Board of Commissioners are the Democratic incumbent, with a party challenger who was a former ...

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Posted: may. 10, 2016 9:09 p.m.
Pelton challenges  Thompson in Long County District 3

Pelton challenges Thompson in Long County District 3

Democratic incumbent Willie Thompson will face challenger Walter Pelton for the Long County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat in the May 24 primary election.

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Posted: may. 10, 2016 9:03 p.m.
TELL protégés shine bright

TELL protégés shine bright

Several young women received pearl necklaces that represented their uniqueness and attributes during the Talented and Educated Leading Ladies banquet and showcase.

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Posted: may. 10, 2016 9:00 p.m.
UPDATED: 4 candidates vie for Long County seat

UPDATED: 4 candidates vie for Long County seat

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to add information on Republican candidate Mike Riddle that should have been included. This revised article will ...

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Posted: may. 07, 2016 4:30 p.m.
Liberty County observes National Day of Prayer

Liberty County observes National Day of Prayer

Thursday was the 65th annual National Day of Prayer, sparking public prayer gatherings around the country, including on the front steps of the Liberty County ...

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Posted: may. 07, 2016 4:26 p.m.
Democrats review 2016 legislative session

Democrats review 2016 legislative session

Democratic Georgia state representatives met with area media Wednesday in Savannah for a roundtable to discuss their accomplishments during the recent legislative session and issues ...

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Posted: may. 07, 2016 4:20 p.m.

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