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Plane makes emergency landing off I-95

Plane makes emergency landing off I-95

A small, one-person plane made an emergency landing Thursday morning in McIntosh County.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 11:59 a.m.
Golden Corral back on the market

Golden Corral back on the market

The Golden Corral building on Highway 84 in Hinesville is back on the market. A Realtor’s sign was placed on the property sometime this week.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 4:42 p.m. | Updated: dec. 17, 2014 4:43 p.m.
County's long-range transportation plan discussed

County's long-range transportation plan discussed

The Stakeholder’s Advisory Committee of the Hinesville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization met Tuesday to hear an update on Liberty County’s long-range transportation plans and view the prioritized project list.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 2:04 p.m.
Liberty Center construction delayed

Liberty Center construction delayed

Construction on the Armstrong Liberty Center’s new building has been delayed, according to Liberty Center Director Pete Hoffman.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2014 12:20 p.m.
Community turns out for LCSS Holiday Extravaganza

Community turns out for LCSS Holiday Extravaganza

The Liberty County School System held its first-ever Holiday Extravaganza on Monday and Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2014 5:39 p.m.
Liberty residents, leaders protest grand-jury verdicts

Liberty residents, leaders protest grand-jury verdicts

Roughly 30 Liberty County residents and elected officials demonstrated peacefully in downtown Hinesville Friday afternoon.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2014 4:05 p.m.
Giant tortoise visits Hinesville

Giant tortoise visits Hinesville

A 400-pound, 60-year-old-tortoise named Benjamin Franklin paid a visit to Hinesville on Friday afternoon. Randy Gallagher, the owner of the tortoise, was passing through on his way to various cities in Georgia as a way to raise awareness for turtle conservation. Benjamin drew a large crowd in the parking lot of Hinesville’s Walmart as children and adults rode the animal and curious onlookers snapped photos. Gallagher has had Ben for 45 years. "All he pretty much does is eat and sleep," said Gallagher, who is from North Carolina.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2014 3:20 p.m.
4-Hers make one family’s Christmas a little warmer

4-Hers make one family’s Christmas a little warmer

Members of Liberty County 4-H’s Crafty Corners Club on Friday presented a very special gift to LaDona Andrews, a child support enforcement agent with Liberty County’s Child Support Services.

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Posted: dec. 10, 2014 5:09 p.m.
Annual illuminated parade draws huge crowd to Hinesville

Annual illuminated parade draws huge crowd to Hinesville

Liberty County residents, Fort Stewart families and visitors from around the region turned out in droves Friday night for the 18thannual Illuminated Christmas Parade in Hinesville, presented by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Posted: dec. 10, 2014 3:13 p.m.
Golden Corral temporarily closed

Golden Corral temporarily closed

The Golden Corral restaurant on Oglethorpe Highway is closed but, according to vice president of operations Bob Heyward, that is temporary.

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Posted: dec. 10, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Fort Stewart spouse finalist in Army-wide Operation Rising Star

Fort Stewart spouse finalist in Army-wide Operation Rising Star

Celeste Betton, an Army spouse, worship leader, choir director and pre-K teacher’s assistant who has a passion for singing and a love for music, is one of six finalists in the 2014 Operation Rising Star competition in San Antonio.

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Posted: dec. 09, 2014 10:32 a.m.
City adopts lower-than-proposed millage rate

City adopts lower-than-proposed millage rate

The Hinesville City Council adopted a millage-rate increase during Thursday’s meeting that was smaller than the proposed 1.2 mill increase over last year, which would bring the total millage rate to 11.7.

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Posted: dec. 04, 2014 5:25 p.m.
County holds final hearing sessions, approves millage rate

County holds final hearing sessions, approves millage rate

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday held the last of three public hearing sessions regarding the millage rate increase before adopting the new rate at its 6 p.m. regular meeting.

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Posted: dec. 04, 2014 1:37 p.m.
Gingerbread house competition under way

Gingerbread house competition under way

Guests of La Quinta Inn and Suites on Oglethorpe Highway won’t have much trouble getting into the holiday spirit this year.

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Posted: dec. 03, 2014 10:37 a.m.
Liberty County reduces proposed millage increase

Liberty County reduces proposed millage increase

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday held its second public hearing concerning a proposed millage-rate increase.

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Posted: dec. 02, 2014 3:53 p.m.
Christmas in the Park free family fun night

Christmas in the Park free family fun night

Families began gathering around Bradwell Park at 5 p.m. Monday, making for an early start to this year’s Christmas in the Park festivities, hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

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Posted: dec. 02, 2014 3:35 p.m.
Alternative plan allows LCPC employees to keep raises, bonuses

Alternative plan allows LCPC employees to keep raises, bonuses

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board met Monday morning in the LCPC conference room to discuss a request by Hinesville officials to amend the LCPC’s 2015 budget.

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Posted: dec. 01, 2014 3:10 p.m.
Local 4-Hers learn about cotton, consumer choices

Local 4-Hers learn about cotton, consumer choices

Liberty County 4-H members recently competed in the annual Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree competition Nov. 4 in Lyons.

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Posted: dec. 01, 2014 2:27 p.m.
Black Friday deals lure Liberty shoppers

Black Friday deals lure Liberty shoppers

Cooler temperatures didn’t stop Liberty County shoppers from taking advantage of Black Friday deals at area stores the day after Thanksgiving.

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Posted: nov. 28, 2014 2:11 p.m.
Citizens voice concerns at county millage hearing

Citizens voice concerns at county millage hearing

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Monday held its first public hearing regarding the upcoming millage-rate adoption.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 12:14 p.m. | Updated: nov. 26, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Interact clubs emphasize ‘service above self’

Interact clubs emphasize ‘service above self’

On Saturday, Oct. 18, while most teenagers were sleeping in, roughly 25 Liberty County High School students gathered together to clean up a section of Liberty County’s waterway as part of the Rivers Alive project.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 11:20 a.m. | Updated: nov. 26, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Bryant Commons to open to public March 7

Bryant Commons to open to public March 7

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced that Bryant Commons officially will be opened to the public in a grand-opening event scheduled for March 7.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 11:03 a.m.
Homeless Prevention Program turns 16

Homeless Prevention Program turns 16

Hinesville’s Homeless Prevention Program celebrated 16 years last month. Program Coordinator Daisy Jones said her department of three had modest beginnings, but it now networks with dozens of churches, civic organizations and service agencies dedicated to helping the homeless and hungry in Hinesville and Liberty County.

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Posted: nov. 24, 2014 5:56 p.m.
Employee raises saved, tax increase higher

Employee raises saved, tax increase higher

The first action item on Thursday’s Hinesville City Council meeting agenda was to approve a revised budget for fiscal year 2015.

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Posted: nov. 24, 2014 10:01 a.m.
Midway residents help update land-use map

Midway residents help update land-use map

Fewer than a dozen Midway residents joined Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission officials Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex to discuss and assist updating the Midway subarea land-use map.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 4:30 p.m.
Commission talks budget ahead of millage-rate hearings

Commission talks budget ahead of millage-rate hearings

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a financial report from county Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Long County commissioner raises discrimination concerns in roads department

Long County commissioner raises discrimination concerns in roads department

An otherwise-routine employment process with the Long County roads department has received the attention of the county commissioner responsible for that department.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 2:22 p.m.
Tornado watch, freeze watch

Tornado watch, freeze watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Liberty, Long, Bryan, Wayne, Chatham and most of eastern Georgia until 6 p.m. today.

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Posted: nov. 17, 2014 11:07 a.m. | Updated: nov. 17, 2014 11:07 a.m.


Kesslers students join record attempt at cup stacking

About 175 students at Fort Stewart’s Kessler Elementary School attempted a world record in cup stacking Thursday.

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Posted: nov. 14, 2014 10:41 a.m.

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