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  • Cops say DUI soldier drives through Gum Branch cemetery, damaging gravesites Cops say DUI soldier drives through Gum Branch cemetery, damaging gravesites A Fort Stewart soldier is charged with DUI and reckless driving after he drove off a road and into Gum Branch Baptist Cemetery on Friday night The soldier, Staff Sgt. Keith Carter, 33, drove his car off the road at the intersection of Highway 196 and John Wells Road around 7 p.m. and had been speeding, according to Georgia State ...
  • BoE names interim superintendent BoE names interim superintendent The Liberty County Board of Education has selected Dr. Franklin D. Perry to be the interim superintendent. Perry was approved in a 5-0 vote during a special called meeting Friday. Board members Marcus Scott IV and Marcia Anderson were not in attendance. Perry will start June 1. According to his resume Perry's work experience includes being superintendent of Sumter County ...
  • Diversity Health to be topic Diversity Health to be topic The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Wednesday, June 7, featuring Diversity Health Center staff discussing community health. The breakfast is being sponsored by the center. Diversity Health Center is a medical group practice providing services in Liberty and surrounding counties. Representatives will speak about the field and how their services, in collaboration ...
  • Soldier killed in May 19 wreck 'a fixture of leadership' Soldier killed in May 19 wreck 'a fixture of leadership' Spc. Pierre Ross a husband, dad, volunteer coach The soldier killed Friday in a wreck on Gen. Screven Way was a volunteer coach and "a fixture of leadership in his unit and in the local community," according to Fort Stewart's public affairs office. Specialist Pierre Ross was riding a motorcycle to work when it struck a vehicle whose driver reportedly was pulling out from Gause Street. Hinesville police ...
  • Lee leaving early Lee leaving early Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee is leaving the district ahead of schedule. Lee was originally supposed to leave when her contract finished at the end of June and will instead leave a month early. Lee sent a letter to faculty and staff this afternoon which reads: "In an effort to ensure a smooth transition of the Liberty ...
  • Long County High performs first musical Long County High performs first musical Long County High School held its first-ever musical production with "High School Musical" Friday and Saturday nights. It was met with tremendous ovation for the best and brightest LCHS students, who sang and danced their hearts out in front of family and friends. The production was pretty faithful to its source material and many of the students who performed were ...
  • Woman hides shoplifted items in two purses and large trash can Woman hides shoplifted items in two purses and large trash can From Hinesville Police Department reports:Shoplifting: An officer was sent to Walmart on May 17 regarding a woman who was spotted hiding "a large quantity of items in two purses, a large trash can she had taken off a display, which she placed inside a shopping cart. (She) also had other items in the shopping cart that were not concealed," the ...
  • Health Dept. compiling  list of residents who need help during an evacuation Health Dept. compiling list of residents who need help during an evacuation As the 2017 hurricane season approaches, public health officials encourage area residents, who may have functional, access, or medical needs and no way to evacuate if a storm is coming, to register with the Liberty County Health Department. The Functional, Access, and Medical Needs Registry is for residents who may require transportation and medical assistance during an evacuation and have ...
  • ‘Candy Land’ is the setting for a special prom ‘Candy Land’ is the setting for a special prom Students spent an evening in Candy Land at the second annual Liberty County School System Special Needs Gala. High school-aged special-education students from the area donned formal attire and gathered at Bradwell Institute May 6 with family and friends for a night of dancing and fun. The night was hosted by Friends Helping Friends, a student-led organization at Bradwell that ...
  • Power restored in Hinesville Power restored in Hinesville Estimated 1,250 customers were without power Power has been restored in parts of downtown Hinesville after an outage that lasted about 40 minutes Wednesday night. The outage impacted about 1,250 customers, according to the Georgia Power website. The outage may have been due to a tree limb falling on power lines during Wednesday's storms causing tree limbs. Power was also out on Highway 84 and police ...
  • Sergeant re-enlists at Hobby Lobby Sergeant re-enlists at Hobby Lobby Sergeant Adjovi Menan-Kirkland is a civil affairs medic with Fort Stewart's 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion. She's also an avid knitter, and that love of knitting gifts for soldiers and their families led her to re-enlist Friday in the yarn section of Hobby Lobby in Hinesville. Menan-Kirkland, a native of Togo, Africa, was recently awarded a meritorious service medal for her ...
  • Graduations this weekend Graduations this weekend It is once again time to recognize our seniors as they graduate from high school and begin a new chapter in their lives. Please assist in making graduation a pleasant experience and reducing time during the security checks by remembering that, noise makers, alcohol, weapons, coolers, food, drinks, balloons, pets, and distracting items, such as beach balls, are not allowed ...
  • Outside audit gives Hinesville clean bill of financial health Outside audit gives Hinesville clean bill of financial health For the second straight year an outside auditor has given the city of Hinesville a clean bill of financial health. The city government had what auditors call a "clean opinion with no audit findings," for the 2016 fiscal year ending Oct. 31, according to David Irwin with the firm of Mauldin and Jenkins, CPAs. That's the second consecutive year the ...
  • Area back under tornado watch Area back under tornado watch Watch in effect until 6 p.m. From Liberty County Emergency Management Agency: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 263 IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN GEORGIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 12 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA BRYAN BULLOCH CANDLER CHATHAM EFFINGHAM EVANS JENKINS LIBERTY LONG MCINTOSH SCREVEN TATTNALL IN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA ALLENDALE BEAUFORT BERKELEY CHARLESTON COLLETON DORCHESTER HAMPTON JASPER THIS INCLUDES THE ...
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    Victim ID’d The soldier killed in a motorcycle crash on Gen. Screven Way has been identified as Pierre Ross, 25, according to Liberty County Coroner Reggie Pierce. The soldier's rank and hometown were not released. Ross was reportedly on his way to work Friday morning when his motorcycle struck a car turning left from Gause Street onto Gen. Screven. Charges against that ...
  • Midway man powering home with sun Midway man powering home with sun Going Solar on the coast Midway resident Modivo Kadalei is tuning into the sun to power his Midway residence. "We must change our relationship with the natural world," said Kadalei, who drives a Prius and preaches sustainability. "I try not to degrade the environment. I think people can learn to live in a society that helps the environment." Kadalei contacted Coastal Solar Company of Hinesville ...
  • LCSO captures suspect LCSO captures suspect The Liberty County Sheriff's Office captured a Midway man Tuesday wanted for an aggravated assault last week.According to Liberty County Detective Maj. Jeff Hein, Joseph Hudson assaulted a woman Friday night on Isle of Wight near Midway. Hudson then led deputies on a high speed chase during which he bailed out from his vehicle and ran into a marsh. Hudson ...
  • Long County names administrator Long County names administrator Long County has named Frank Etheridge as its first county administrator after a 3-0 vote Tuesday during a called meeting. Long County Commission Chairman Mike Riddle and commissioners Clifton DeLoach and Willie Thomson voted in favor of Etheridge, who will be paid $61,000 annually and begin work June 20. Commissioner David Richardson abstained and Commissioner Bobby Walker was not at ...
  • Tornado warning issued for Liberty, Long counties Tornado warning issued for Liberty, Long counties The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a * Tornado Warning for portions of... Liberty County in southeastern Georgia... Long County in southeastern Georgia... * Until 515 PM EDT * At 446 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Ludowici, moving east at 35 mph. ...
  • Tornado Watch for Liberty County effective until 11 p.m. Tornado Watch for Liberty County effective until 11 p.m. The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of northern Florida, southeastern Georgia, central and southern South Carolina coastal waters. Primary threats include, possible tornadoes, scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 miles per hour, isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible. An area of thunderstorms now spreading across parts of central and ...

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