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    Tank work to drop water pressure in western Liberty County According to a recent CH2M report, the Airport Road Water Tank will undergo interior renovations beginning Monday. The work will be performed by Utility Service Co. Customers will notice a drop in their water pressure from 65 psi to 36 psi for a six- to seven-week period. Areas that will be affected are: all housing on 15th Street, Governor's Quarters, ...
  • Election Day is Tuesday Election Day is Tuesday If you live in Long County and have not yet voted in the runoff election, Tuesday is your last chance. Liberty County has no runoff races. There are two runoffs in Long County. The nonpartisan contest for probate judge is between Bobby Smith and Teresa Odum. The current probate judge, Marie Middleton, chose not to seek re-election. The Democratic runoff ...
  • Clinton campaign asks Williams to serve on rules panel at Democratic National Convention Clinton campaign asks Williams to serve on rules panel at Democratic National Convention State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, will be in Philadelphia this week to attend the Democratic National Convention as a member of the convention's Rules Committee. "I was quiet honored to be asked by the Clinton campaign to serve on the rules committee," he said. "And unfortunately a lot of seats go to those in the metro areas. So I thought ...
  • Hinesville police give advice on how to respond during traffic stop Hinesville police give advice on how to respond during traffic stop With the backdrop of several high-profile fatal shootings by - and of - police officers across the nation in recent weeks, the Hinesville Police Department hosted a brief workshop to let people know how to respond during a traffic stop. It was held at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hinesville. Members of the congregation were invited to attend the ...
  • Mosquito control contractors need state license Mosquito control contractors need state license Enjoy the outdoors this summer and help stop the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses by following these tips from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Commissioner Gary W. Black to ensure the safety of family, friends and pets. • Take steps to protect skin from mosquito bites at all times of the day by applying an insect repellant containing at least ...
  • 1.6 million gallons of wastewater spills into Taylors Creek 1.6 million gallons of wastewater spills into Taylors Creek An electrical failure at the city of Hinesville's wastewater treatment plant led to more than a million gallons of partially treated wastewater to spill into Taylors Creek from Wednesday evening until Thursday morning. It is believed that a thunderstorm caused electrical failures at the plant, where then the overflow pumps went out and water eventually spilled over, according to Scott ...
  • Hinesville murder suspect arrested in Camden County Hinesville murder suspect arrested in Camden County The man who was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Fort Stewart soldier's spouse in Hinesville has been arrested, police said. Tyler McGriff, 24, was wanted on a murder charge in connection with the July 14 slaying of Shaun Williams in Harbor Rain Apartments, 601 Saunders Ave. in Hinesville. McGriff had been on the run since then. ...
  • Hospice Savannah's caregiver program gets $50,000 grant Hospice Savannah's caregiver program gets $50,000 grant SAVANNAH - Dr. Daniel Deloach, president of the Georgia Medical Society, and Executive Director CaRita Conner presented a check for $50,000 from the MagMutual Foundation to Dr. Kelly Erola, chief medical Officer of Hospice Savannah. Erola accepted the check on behalf of the hospice's Edel Caregiver Institute, housed at 6000 Business Center Drive, off Chatham Parkway in Savannah. The Institute ...
  • Georgia Power offers tips  to stay safe during summer storms Georgia Power offers tips to stay safe during summer storms ATLANTA - As summer storms routinely bring heavy rains and high winds to Georgia, Georgia Power monitors the changing weather around the clock and says it is prepared to respond to any service interruptions. Georgia Power provides the following safety reminders for customers prior to severe weather: • Never touch any downed wire or low hanging wire, including telephone or ...
  • Chamber helps Stoners Pizza Joint cut ribbon on new Hinesville shop Chamber helps Stoners Pizza Joint cut ribbon on new Hinesville shop The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting July 13 for Stoners Pizza Joint at 103-D Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville. Owner Don Bryan and manager Ryan Bosely welcomed friends, staff and members of the Chamber to celebrate the new business. Stoners Pizza Joint offers pizzas, sandwiches, wings and salads. It also caters for events. Hinesville is the ...
  • Grand Jury Indictments July 13-16 Grand Jury Indictments July 13-16 This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. These were filed from June 13-16: John Milton Bell Jr., one count of arson in the first degree (felony) Michael Lauren Epperson, one count rape (felony), one count aggravated ...
  • Wreck backs up traffic on Hwy. 84 Wreck backs up traffic on Hwy. 84 An accident with injuries is backing up traffic near Liberty County High School. The injuries are not considered life-threatening, but serious enough to require transport to a hospital. No details on how the accident happened are immediately available.
  • Largest ship ever docks at port Largest ship ever docks at port SAVANNAH - The MOL Benefactor was the first vessel to call on Savannah through the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal. At a capacity of 10,100 20-foot equivalent container units, the Benefactor docked at Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City terminal July 13. It is the largest ship ever to call the Port of Savannah, according to a GPA news ...
  • Coastal Co-op director earns  top certification Coastal Co-op director earns top certification Coastal Electric Cooperative Director John T. Woods III of Sunbury earned his Director Gold Certificate recently from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. To receive the certificate, directors must first earn NRECA's Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership Certificate, plus three additional credits from the BLC course. Director Gold demonstrates to co-op members and other stakeholders the directors' ongoing commitment ...
  • June courts-martial: Four Fort Stewart soldiers convicted of sexual abuse of children June courts-martial: Four Fort Stewart soldiers convicted of sexual abuse of children The following is a list of June courts-martial from the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Fort Stewart. Information was obtained from the U.S. Army's Freedom of Information Act Library. On June 10, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Stewart, Spc. Jason A. Kohlbek was convicted by a military judge, contrary to his pleas, of four specifications of sexual abuse ...
  • FEMA updates mobile app as hurricane season heats up FEMA updates mobile app as hurricane season heats up ATLANTA - With FEMA's updated free app, you can get weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation. You can receive alerts on severe weather happening anywhere in the country, even if your phone is not in the area. That makes it easy to follow severe weather that may be threatening your family ...
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    Coastal Solar adds sales specialist Keith Freeman says he has been enamored with solar power since the 1970s while attending the University of Alabama. A professor in environmental studies, Dr. Ed Passerini, sparked Freeman's passion for solar, and his enthusiasm for the technology has never waned. "I'm like a little kid every time I turn it on," Freeman said. "I'm constantly amazed that we can ...
  • Hinesville native participates in Pacific Rim warfare exercise Hinesville native participates in Pacific Rim warfare exercise PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - A 2013 Hohenfels High School graduate and Hinesville native is serving in the U.S. Navy and participating in the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise, the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC). Petty Officer 3rd Class Tay Golson is a gas turbine systems technician aboard the USS William P. Lawrence, currently operating out of Pearl Harbor. ...
  • Liberty County BOE considers Code of Conduct amendments Liberty County BOE considers Code of Conduct amendments The Liberty County Board of Education had a short meeting last week, when members heard concerns from community members and recommendations for the school system's student Code of Conduct. The board heard from two people during the audience participation segment. Carson Wells, a member of the Bradwell Institute Tiger Touchdown Club, asked for an update on issues he shared with ...
  • Ludowici approves repairs to holding cell, new streetlight Ludowici approves repairs to holding cell, new streetlight The Ludowici City Council approved repairs to the Police Department's holding area and a new streetlight on a dark street during its July 12 meeting. Assistant Police Chief Frank Middleton discussed different areas that need repair within the Police Department's holding cells. "The building is in bad need of it," he said. He said he has talked with the Georgia ...

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