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  • Hinesville fire captain dies Hinesville fire captain dies HINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 22, 2018) – City of Hinesville Fire Department (HFD) Captain Earnest "Moe" McDuffie died Tuesday, February 20 while performing fire department mandated physical fitness training. McDuffie was running at a local park and fell unconscious. CPR was immediately rendered by colleagues until he was transported to Liberty Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead from a ...
  • Students reflect on Black History Month Students reflect on Black History Month Nicole Seeney, a sixth grade English teacher at Snelson-Golden Middle School, asked her students to write essays related to Black History Month. In the media player at left, with minor editing, are some of them named as the students named their papers:
  • Highway 84 shutdown in Allenhurst Highway 84 shutdown in Allenhurst Update: Sections of Highway 84 remain closed UPDATE at 3 p.m. Eastbound sections of Highway 84 remain closed. Westbound lanes have opened but delays are still expected. Earlier report Highway 84 is shutdown in all directions between Dunlevie Road and Kent Road in Allenhurst due to a traffic accident with a spill. A fuel tanker and a cement truck were involved in an accident that caused turpentine ...
  • Chamber/CVB CEO to speak to female military leaders Chamber/CVB CEO to speak to female military leaders Leah Poole, Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO, will be a guest speaker at the 3rd Sustainment Brigade's Women's Mentorship Network (WMN) International Women's Day event set for March 8 at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart. The International Women's Day event will feature "Keeping it Real," a representative panel of fierce, fearless women to provide ...
  • 24th ID veterans return to Fort Stewart for Desert Storm anniversary 24th ID veterans return to Fort Stewart for Desert Storm anniversary Monument to division's Medal of Honor winners also unveiled It's been happening for years now - 24th Infantry Division veterans of Operation Desert Storm come back to Fort Stewart to remember their war and those who fought it.Retired Lt. Col. Dave Jensen, who commanded Task Force 3-7 Infantry during the Feb. 24, 1991, ground invasion of Iraq, said Friday that veterans return for the same reason soldiers find the ...
  • School leaders want to partner with public School leaders want to partner with public Liberty County School System needs parental involvement, superintendent says The public got a chance to learn about the Liberty County School System during a community forum Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.Liberty County School System Interim Superintendent Dr. Franklin Perry said the goals of the LCSS are to increase student learning, provide a safe and supportive environment, recruit quality staff, increase stakeholder involvement and ensure efficiency and ...
  • Hinesville kids treated to screening of 'Black Panther' Hinesville kids treated to screening of 'Black Panther' Around 340 kids were treated to a special screening of the new Marvel comic movie, "Black Panther." Organizers thought it was a great way for kids to learn about the first African American superhero while also emphasizing Black History Month.Black Panther was created by Marvel Comic's legendary creator, writer, editor and publisher Stan Lee. Black Panther was the first superhero ...
  • 'Welcome to the Jungle' to hit the big screen 'Welcome to the Jungle' to hit the big screen Documentary on Bradwell Institute football to hit Liberty Cinema in March If you're a fan of Bradwell Institute, go ahead and circle March 18 on your calendar. That's when "Welcome to the Jungle: The 2004 Bradwell Tigers Documentary" will make its world premiere at Liberty Cinema in Hinesville. The hour and 17-minute documentary is by former BI linebacker Chris Bell, a San Antonio filmmaker who has been working on the project ...
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    HPD investigating potential threat at Bradwell The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a possible threat aimed at Bradwell Institute. According to HPD there was an allegation of a potential threat to student safety at Bradwell Institute posted on social media. HPD was alerted to the threat near dismissal time at school. Investigators were swift in response to determine its credibility. Police were able to identify the ...
  • Liberty 4-H’ers shine at District Project Achievement Liberty 4-H’ers shine at District Project Achievement Ten Liberty County junior and senior 4-H members competed at Southeast District Project Achievement Feb. 9-11, bringing home several top-place awards. Youth from 39 counties within the district gather for this annual competition as part of the Georgia 4-H core programming and choose from more than 50 project areas – from food and nutrition to recreation and leisure activities. To ...
  • Hinesville suffering IT outage Hinesville suffering IT outage City's servers, computers and phones impacted Hinesville municipal services have been slowed or shut down by an IT outage that "has impacted servers, computers and telephones," according to officials. City Manager Kenneth Howard said that despite "multiple levels of redundancy to protect against outages of this magnitude," this is the first time "a problem of this nature has occurred," in a press release sent by cell ...
  • Liberty to celebrate Small Business Week Liberty to celebrate Small Business Week Liberty County and Hinesville will celebrate Georgia Small Business Week from March 19-23 by featuring small local businesses in various events and promotions sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority. "We are happy to be able to celebrate this week of recognition for our local small businesses once again," said ...
  • State tax revenues jump 16 percent in year State tax revenues jump 16 percent in year Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for January totaled nearly $2.57 billion, for an increase of $368.2 million, or 16.7 percent, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled $2.2 billion. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled $13.87 billion, for an increase of $812.9 million, or 6.2 percent, over January 2017, when net tax revenues totaled ...
  • Georgia drops in Well-Being Index Georgia drops in Well-Being Index Georgia dropped from 29th to 31st in a measurement that reflects how people feel about and experience their daily lives. The Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index score for the U.S. in 2017 - out of a possible score of 100 - was 61.5, a decline from 62.1 in 2016. This drop reflected declines in 21 states, including in Georgia, which fell from ...
  • Students win regional poetry contest Students win regional poetry contest Two seniors from Liberty County captured two of the three slots to advance from regional to state Poetry Out Loud competition. Seniors Cheyenne Waller and Nahla Shepherd recited "The Gaffe" by CK Williams, "Caged Bird" by Maya Angelou, "More Lies" by Karin Gotshall and "Carnival" by Rebecca Lindenberg at the regional competition in McRae on Feb. 10. Poetry Out Loud ...
  • Don't be over eager pruning crape myrtles Don't be over eager pruning crape myrtles Extension advice It is a sure sign that pruning season has begun when I start noticing crape myrtles with their heads lopped off. Many garden writers and Extension people call this "crape murder," and it has become so common in commercial landscapes that many homeowners are convinced it is the correct way to prune their crape myrtles. Before I provide you with ...
  • 'Toy' stolen AR-15 style rifle causes stir 'Toy' stolen AR-15 style rifle causes stir Hinesville Police blotters From Hinesville Police Department reports: Suspicious act: This one is crazy. An officer was sent to an Olive Street address "in reference to an individual throwing away a toy machine gun (by) accident that did not belong to them." The complainant said she accidentally threw the machine gun away and "said she believes if (the owner) returned to the residence ...
  • Hinesville man arrested after standoff Hinesville man arrested after standoff Peaceful ending to tense situation on South Maple Drive A standoff between police and a man who barricaded himself and his mother in their South Maple Drive home Saturday night ended peacefully about an hour after it began. Authorities said Derrek Ritchie, 58, is charged with reckless conduct and is in the Liberty County Jail. The hour-long incident ended when Ritchie obeyed instructions from officers of the Hinesville ...
  • Hinesville considering adding a public safety director Hinesville considering adding a public safety director The city of Hinesville is looking to create a public safety director to oversee the police and fire departments.City Manager Kenneth Howard presented the information during Thursday's city council meeting. He said creating the position was discussed during the 2017 city planning workshop. He said officials were going to draft a potential transition plan to implement a public safety director ...
  • Schools safety draws questions at Liberty school forum Schools safety draws questions at Liberty school forum A day after parents questioned school leaders about safety during a community forum, Liberty County High School was placed under lockdown. According to Major Jeff Hein of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, the "soft lockdown" Friday was a precaution after a student saw an Instagram post that mentioned a vague threat at a "liberty campus."Liberty County's Emergency Management Agency issued ...

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