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  • Environmental groups seek to intervene in Kinder Morgan pipeline lawsuit Environmental groups seek to intervene in Kinder Morgan pipeline lawsuit An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a 360-mile petroleum pipeline from Belton, South Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida. GreenLaw, based in Atlanta, filed the motion July 28 in Fulton County Superior Court on behalf of several environmental organizations, including the Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Savannah ...
  • Long administrator talk issues as school starts Long administrator talk issues as school starts Long County schools opened their doors Friday to begin the 2015-16 calendar year. With the new year kicking off, several administrators talked about some changes that will affect the school system. On Monday, Georgia Department of Education Communications Director Matt Carodoza issued a news release informing all public schools that students would have fewer required tests for the upcoming year ...
  • LCDA pledges $100,000 for precision manufacturing at Savannah Tech Liberty LCDA pledges $100,000 for precision manufacturing at Savannah Tech Liberty The Liberty County Development Authority has voted to support the expansion of workforce development training for precision manufacturing in Liberty County with a five-year, $100,000 pledge to support Savannah Technical College in building and equipping a state-of-the-art Precision Manufacturing Flex Tech laboratory at its Liberty Campus. This new construction would nearly double the lab space currently available for industrial-related instruction ...
  • Grand jury indictments from May Grand jury indictments from May 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: • Domania Jarode Johnson, armed robbery (felony), robbery (felony), unlawful influence of prizes, coercion, fraud, deception or tampering with equipment or materials (felony), filed May 6.• Joseph Altrone Johnson, ...
  • Property transfers for Aug. 3 Property transfers for Aug. 3 Deeds filed in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts office for July 17-21 include:TaxNottingham, Mark to Michilena, Luiz: book 1869, page 940: Tax $41: Description: 240 Pointe South Drive, Hinesville Ingram Jr., Charles to Geisler, Christopher and Ashley: book1869, page 864: Tax $86: Description: 1316 Crossgate Court, Hinesville.Rickett, Joseph to Williams, Jacob: book 1869, page 818: Tax $125: Description: 202 ...
  • Watch for long trains in Hinesville, Fort Stewart Watch for long trains in Hinesville, Fort Stewart Hinesville and Fort Stewart residents and employees are asked to be alert for increased rail operations on the installation and through the city for the next two weeks. Trains with railcars will move between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. starting today and running through Aug. 17. Each train could have up to 65 railcars. ...
  • Maj. Gen. James Rainey assumes command of 3rd ID Maj. Gen. James Rainey assumes command of 3rd ID BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan ─ Maj. Gen. James Rainey assumed command of the U.S. National Support Element – Afghanistan and duties as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan, deputy commanding general – support from Maj. Gen. Mike Murray during a change-of-command ceremony Saturday. Rainey, who previously served as the commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence ...
  • Lee refines Liberty County School System recruitment plan Lee refines Liberty County School System recruitment plan Some nontraditional teachers eligible for beginning salary, benefits Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee outlined a plan to attract professionals to open teaching positions during the Board of Education's most-recent work session. Lee first proposed the idea, a change to the Nontraditional Long-term Substitute initiative, at a previous BoE meeting. It involves professionals who have a degree in a related content area but are not certified ...
  • Alcohol sales, events center among talk at Hinesville City Council island retreat Alcohol sales, events center among talk at Hinesville City Council island retreat ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Weekend alcohol sales and building a conference center were among the topics discussed Friday during Hinesville City Council's retreat. The council held a two-day planning workshop Thursday and Friday at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference Center. "I think it went excellent," Mayor Jim Thomas said of the workshop. "I think the reception by City Council ...
  • Trial could last through Friday Trial could last through Friday Lawsuit alleges 3 doctors didn’t check patient’s heart condition before she died Exactly four years to the day after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a civil trial stemming from a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf of former LRMC chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter started in Liberty County State Court. Opening arguments were given Wednesday before State Court Judge Leon Braun in the Liberty County Justice Center. By that afternoon, ...
  • Arraignment scheduled in Hinesville aggravated sodomy case Arraignment scheduled in Hinesville aggravated sodomy case Man, 21, charged with molesting 4-year-old girl A 21-year-old man is scheduled for arraignment Aug. 10 before Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart on charges he sodomized a 4-year-old girl. Sean Custis is currently charged with one count aggravated sodomy (commit sodomy with force and against a person younger than 10) and one count of aggravated child molestation. The charges stem from an incident reported ...
  • Hinesville police investigate stabbing of man Hinesville police investigate stabbing of man The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the stabbing of a man during a domestic dispute. Detective Jeff Davis said the man was stabbed several times and has been transported to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, where his condition was not immediately known. Lt. Terronova Smith said officers responded around 5 p.m. Friday to the report of a domestic dispute ...
  • Hinesville Kroger to host job fair this weekend Hinesville Kroger to host job fair this weekend Kroger's Atlanta Division will host a three-day division-wide job fair in hopes of filling more than 2,000 open positions for its 185 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and eastern Alabama, including the Hinesville location at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway. Positions are available for deli and bakery departments, baggers, cashiers and clerks. The three-day event, hosted Friday through Sunday is an ...
  • Georgia DOT suspends roadwork this weekend for sales-tax holiday Georgia DOT suspends roadwork this weekend for sales-tax holiday Shoppers will get a break from road construction this weekend to go along with the state's suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing and computer equipment. The Georgia Department of Transportation suspended construction-related lane closures within five miles of a shopping mall or major shopping district on all interstates and major state routes beginning at 8 a.m. Friday. ...
  • Hinesville council discusses staggered elections, Fort Stewart annexation Hinesville council discusses staggered elections, Fort Stewart annexation ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Staggering Hinesville City Council elections and annexing Fort Stewart's cantonment area were among the topics discussed Thursday during a council retreat. The council is holding a two-day planning workshop at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference Center. On Thursday, the first day, council members discussed 20 items on their 30-item agenda. Here are a few of ...
  • Traffic signal activation delayed 1 week Traffic signal activation delayed 1 week Hinesville is about to get another traffic light. A new signal on West Oglethorpe Highway at Meloney Drive has been installed and began operating in "flash" mode Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. GDOT announced in a news release issued Thursday evening that the traffic signal would be operational by Tuesday, weather permitting. But the weather did not ...
  • Fort Stewart-based 'Raiders' brigade welcomes new command team Fort Stewart-based 'Raiders' brigade welcomes new command team The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team said farewell to Col. Robert P. Ashe and Command Sgt. Maj. Russell K. Reimers while welcoming the new command team of Col. Winston P. Brooks and Command Sgt. Maj. William A. Wafe Jr. during a change-of-command ceremony Thursday on Fort Stewart. Ashe, a native of Albany, led the 1st ABCT, aka the "Raiders," through ...
  • Backpacks given to honor memory of kids Backpacks given to honor memory of kids On June 2, 2012, tragedy struck Long County when Smiley Elementary School students Hannah Foreman and Ta'Keith Russell died. Foreman drowned, and Russell was fatally shot.In the aftermath of the two 7-year-olds' deaths, A New Beginning Church began giving away school supplies every July to honor their memories. On July 18, the church held its fourth annual Foreman/Russell Backpack Giveaway. ...
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    Sales tax holiday is Friday-Saturday Georgia's holiday on sales tax for back-to-school goods is Friday and Saturday. The exemption is on the state's 4 percent tax and not local levies, meaning 2 percent will still be charged in Liberty County. The accompanying document, at left, gives a breakdown of what is exempt.
  • Identity of soldier killed in crash released Identity of soldier killed in crash released Police released the identity Thursday of a Fort Stewart soldier killed in a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon in Hinesville. Brian Duke, 21, of Indiana, died after the wreck, which happened shortly before 6 p.m., after the Chevrolet Trailblazer he was driving drifted into the westbound lane of East Oglethorpe Highway and collided head-on with a Dodge Charger, Hinesville police Traffic ...

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