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  • Long BoE increases meal prices Long BoE increases meal prices Cost up 5 cents for students, 30 cents for adults The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox. She said the price increased by 5 cents, with pre-K through fifth-grade kids now paying $1.30 per meal and sixth- through 12th-grade students paying $1.55.The increase was mandated by the federal government, Fox said, and the amount of ...
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    Hinesville Police Department blotters Aug. 6 Simple battery - A Hinesville woman and her husband were arguing, and when she stopped fighting with him, that upset the husband. He overheard her calling someone to come take him away, so he slapped her. The officer did not see any marks on her face, and she did not want medical attention. After being slapped, she left ...
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    HMAC appeals for larger Bryant Commons sign ahead of Salute Hinesville Military Affairs Committee members would like to see a much-larger sign marking the entrance to Bryant Commons. During Monday night's meeting, several members expressed frustration and voiced their beliefs that informing the public about the second annual Veterans Salute Day would be much easier if the public knew the event is going to be in Bryant Commons. Bryant Commons, ...
  • Maj. Gen. Murray speaks to local Rotarians Maj. Gen. Murray speaks to local Rotarians Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, joined Hinesville Rotary Club members Tuesday for their weekly meeting. He used the opportunity to update local business leaders about the Marne Division's training and deployment schedule, as well as the Pentagon's efforts to downsize the Army. When he was introduced by George Holtzman, Murray ...
  • Liberty EMS unit now stationed in Sunbury Liberty EMS unit now stationed in Sunbury New location decreases east-end response times Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services recently stationed an ambulance in Sunbury in an effort to decrease emergency-call response times on the county's east end. The new ambulance is being housed temporarily at the Eastern District Fire Department, which is privately owned. However, Liberty EMS Director Robin Todd said that the unit "will stay on the east end for sure." "What ...
  • Serial robbery suspect sought Serial robbery suspect sought Same man may be connected to incidents in Liberty, Bryan and Evans counties The Liberty County Sheriff's Office and other area law-enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in finding the person believed to be responsible for several Sunday morning robberies in Hinesville, Claxton, Bryan County and Flemington. The Handyland Exxon service station on E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville was robbed at about 2:30 a.m. According to an incident report filed by ...
  • Photos of pre-teen deemed inappropriate, seized Photos of pre-teen deemed inappropriate, seized Hinesville PD blotters for Aug. 27 Recent reports with the Hinesville Police Department included:Aug. 6Simple battery - A Hinesville woman and her husband were arguing, and when she stopped fighting with him, that upset the husband. He overheard her calling someone to come take him away, so he slapped her. The officer did not see any marks on her face, and she did not want medical ...
  • Authorities seeking serial robber Authorities seeking serial robber Man blamed for five armed robberies Sunday The Liberty County Sheriff's Office and other area law-enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in finding the person believed to be responsible for several Sunday morning robberies in Hinesville, Claxton, Bryan County and Flemington.The Handyland Exxon service station on E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville was robbed at about 2:30 a.m. According to an incident report filed by Hinesville ...
  • 3rd ID soldier getting Operation Hero House 3rd ID soldier getting Operation Hero House Lamar Smith Signature Homes, which builds new homes in Coastal Georgia, recently announced that 1st Lt. Hank Brady of the 3rd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division has been selected to receive an Operation Hero House. This program was created to honor wounded military service members by periodically having a committee of military and community leader select ...
  • Fort Stewart soldiers ‘graduate’ to new careers through program Fort Stewart soldiers ‘graduate’ to new careers through program A dozen Fort Stewart soldiers were recognized Thursday afternoon at the Sfc. Paul R. Smith Education Center for having completed a six-month apprenticeship program with Georgia Power. Two of the soldiers already are Georgia Power employees, while 10 others will leave the Army in coming weeks through retirement or expiration of term of service and work for the company in ...
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    County to manage Fleming, Lake George fire stations Resolution passes unanimously at commission meeting The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday passed a resolution to accept the Fleming and Lake George fire stations for county management. Director of Liberty County's Emergency Management Agency Mike Hodges presented the resolution, which will help in lowering the county's overall ISO rating. "The fire plan actually contemplated, somewhere down the road, that those two stations might merge, ...
  • Model-airplane show helps Wounded Warriors Model-airplane show helps Wounded Warriors Fundraiser features flight demos, food, lessons A fleet of model planes took to the skies last weekend at Savannah's Staff Sgt. Anthony Davis Memorial RC Model Airfield to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. About 50 model aircraft pilots - including several from Liberty County - showcased their skills before a crowd of hundreds during the Tri-County RC Flyers air show. Model aviators zipped their ...
  • Long County BoE recognizes teachers of year, retirees Long County BoE recognizes teachers of year, retirees The Long County Board of Education during its recent meeting recognized the 2014-15 teachers of the year from each school as well as four retiring employees. The school district's teachers of the year are Brooke Anderson, Smiley Elementary; Holly Long, Long Middle; Terry Kenny, Long County High; and Jessica Coleman, Walker Elementary. SES Principal David Edwards said Anderson is an ...
  • Mayor makes plea for SPEA comments Mayor makes plea for SPEA comments City council chooses new municipal-court prosecutor Mayor Jim Thomas talked Thursday about the importance of everyone in Hinesville and Liberty County relaying their thoughts on the potential loss of troops from Fort Stewart. During the city council meeting, Thomas said decisions made from the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Army's 2020 force structure could lead to Fort Stewart losing up to 16,000 soldiers. He urged ...
  • Dogs fighting stir up neighbhors Dogs fighting stir up neighbhors Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:Aug. 6Entering auto - At the water-treatment plant in Hinesville, there was a report of six stolen vehicle batteries. They were 12-volt batteries taken from four cars. Three were taken from two Ford trucks, two were taken from a Gradall, and the last one was taken from a Kaiser Spider. The ...
  • Suspected serial robber hits Flemington store Suspected serial robber hits Flemington store The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in apprehending a suspect in an armed robbery Sunday morning in Flemington. The robbery occurred at 5:58 a.m. at the Parker's convenience store at the intersection of East Oglethorpe Highway and Old Sunbury Road. The suspect entered the store, where two clerks were working, and brandished a handgun at one of the ...
  • Coastal Home Care gets new COO Coastal Home Care gets new COO Tom Hassett joined Coastal Home Care's leadership team as the chief operating officer. Hassett has experience overseeing the management of hospitals and development of new programs within large hospital systems. He most recently served as the vice president of corporate operations at Carolinas Health Care System in Charlotte. In the mid-1990s, Hassett was the executive VP and COO with Candler ...
  • Hinesville PD blotter for Aug. 22 Hinesville PD blotter for Aug. 22 Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:July 31Suspicious acts - An officer was dispatched to the police department in reference to a walk-in. Earlier, the complainant received a phone call from a man named "Mr. Belly," who told her she had won $3 million and a new Mercedes Benz, and that all she had to do was call ...
  • Barbecue restuarant opens in Ludowici Barbecue restuarant opens in Ludowici Ludowici B-B-Q held its grand opening last week, bringing another eatery into Long County. Owner and operator Sean Maloney said items available include ribs, pulled pork, brisket and Brunswick stew. He said that everything at the eatery is prepared daily and made from scratch. Maloney said traditional barbecue seasonings are available, but he also provides specialized seasonings from California, Arizona ...
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    Jobless rate up in July ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 9.3 percent, up 0.5 percent from 8.8 percent in June, the state Department of Labor reported this week. The rate in July of last year was 9.6 percent. The July rate increase is primarily due to seasonal factors, such as temporary layoffs in educational services. However, most of the laid-off workers ...

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