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  • County hopes to clamp down on runoff County hopes to clamp down on runoff New ordinance focuses on pollutants, illegal connects A new chapter will be added to the Liberty County Code of Ordinances - Illicit Discharges and Illegal Connections.County engineer Trent Long told Liberty County Board of Commissioners during their meeting June 18 that the purpose of the new ordinance is to control pollutants to the storm-water system, prohibit illicit discharges and illegal connection to the system. The ordinance also ...
  • Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday Many things have come and gone in the span of a century. Alma B. Williams of Midway still has the clarity of mind and whimsical wit to recall them all. Williams will celebrate her 100th birthday Saturday. "It means a whole lot," Williams said about her momentous milestone. "It means the Lord is blessing me and I know he loves ...
  • Soldier granted bond on murder charge Soldier granted bond on murder charge Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart set bond at $50,000 for Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jermaine Ray Mealy during a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in connection with the death of Nathaniel Brown in early June. Mealy, 31, is facing a felony murder charge in the shooting of Brown during a scuffle inside Mealy's home in the 500 block ...
  • Fire officials concerned over new law Fire officials concerned over new law Explosive fireworks may keep you awake Under a new state law that went into effect Wednesday, Georgians are no longer limited to having only sparkler-type illuminations. Fireworks that explode in the air - such as firecrackers, bottle rockets and Roman candles - now are legal to discharge in Georgia."That means this July Fourth and the future ones should be louder, colorful - and more dangerous," Bryan ...
  • Ludowici PD recognizes officers Ludowici PD recognizes officers Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell recently recognized several members of his department during Police Officer Appreciation Week. The special event took place at City Hall with friends and family members on hand to show their support.Officer Shae Pruitt, Sgt. Phillip Bohannon and Capt. Travis Thomas each received with the Outstanding Service Award for a drug bust. Officers Anthony DeSanto, Marvin ...
  • Development authority OKs budgets Development authority OKs budgets The Liberty County Development Authority balanced and approved all of its budgets last week. The budget is for fiscal-year 2016, which runs from July 1 through June 30.Here is a breakdown:GENERAL FUNDThe General Fund Operations Budget is $8,388,489 and it consists of revenue from property taxes, timber sales and other fees. The LCDA receives 2 mills from property taxes collected ...
  • Store questions nearby land-use; rezoning OK'd Store questions nearby land-use; rezoning OK'd The Fleming Food Mart might get competition across Leroy Coffer Highway, and its owner isn't happy about that prospect.Virgil Jones recently submitted a rezoning petition to rezone 1.34 acres of his property from AR-1, agricultural residential district, to B-2, general commercial district to the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission. The property is at a four-way intersection on Leroy Coffer Highway, on ...
  • Honor roll: Snelson-Golden Middle School Honor roll: Snelson-Golden Middle School Students who made the honor roll at Snelson-Golden Middle School in the final nine weeks were:Sixth grade - "A"Sage Madison BurnsJasmine Evette GainesJoyce Marie LopezKennese De'Casia MadriaAlexis Marie McCallarNigel Mar'kis MoralesDevi Hasit PatelRaj Hasit PatelAlana Nyree RichardsonKrystell Romero SanchezJoseph Aaron SandersJohnathan Michael SantiagoAmarriah Priscilla StaplesAjani J'Naiya WhiteAysha Leshae WomackCameron Kajuan WoodsSeventh grade - "A"Nubiana Alonzo AdamsMichael Anthony AlexisKaren De La ...
  • Area students earn honors at colleges Area students earn honors at colleges Several students from our area have earned honors at college: Valdosta State dean's listVALDOSTA - Valdosta State University has announced the names of more than 1,700 spring 2015 students who earned dean's list status. Students who achieve a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional grade-point average of 3.0 or higher ...
  • Home of pregnant teens in Walthourville? Home of pregnant teens in Walthourville? A second-chance home for pregnant youth could be established in Walthourville. Trevor M. Tapper Jr. filed a conditional-use application with the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission to allow him to operate a residential second-chance home in Oak Ridge Estates in Walthourville. Mary McGray would be the home's chief operating officer. The program is regulated, licensed and inspected by the state Department ...
  • Now legal fireworks worry health officials Now legal fireworks worry health officials Today, sales of fireworks become legal in Georgia.The new law may make Saturday's Fourth of July an especially explosive holiday.Medical professionals urge safety when setting off fireworks, noting that many people end up in emergency rooms with injuries. Last weekend's disaster at a crowded celebration in Taiwan, when decorative sprays of colored powder ignited and burned about 500 people, showed ...
  •  Georgia Southern likely to lose its president Georgia Southern likely to lose its president Brooks Keel is only finalist to lead Georgia Regents University STATESBORO - Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown. The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents announced Monday that Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel is the sole finalist to replace Dr. Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta. A release said the board would take action on ...
  • Wife of slain soldier gets life sentence Wife of slain soldier gets life sentence The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier, who pleaded guilty to the crime in early June, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. First Assistant U.S. Attorney James Durham confirmed that Lillie Eubank will serve life in prison for her role in the death of her husband, Army Spc. John Eubank, in 2013. ...
  • Downtown promoters report to commission Downtown promoters report to commission The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has been busy. Michelle Ricketson, the executive director of the HDDA, gave the Liberty County Board of Commissioners an update on some of its projects during their June 18 meeting.In January, the HDDA earned Main Street accreditation, making Hinesville a nationally designated Classic Main Street Community. Ricketson described the Farmers Market as the place to ...
  • State to get $4.5M in free testing services State to get $4.5M in free testing services Local school-district officials say that content errors and disruptions during this past year's Georgia Milestones testing were minimal.Even so, CTB/McGraw-Hill, the testing vendor, will provide $4.5 million in services at no cost to the Georgia Department of Education following those content errors and disruptions, State School Superintendent Richard Woods recently announced.Those services include safeguards to ensure future administrations of the ...
  • Car, logging truck collide in Riceboro Car, logging truck collide in Riceboro An early Monday morning collision between a car and a logging truck in Riceboro sent a Brunswick man to the hospital. Georgia State Patrol Trooper Robert Balkcom said the man, whose identity was not released, was traveling toward Midway on Highway 17 when his 2002 Buick LeSabre struck a tractor-trailer driven by Kenneth Jones, 53, of Baxley. Balkcom said ...
  • Tips on not being hit by lightning Tips on not being hit by lightning ATLANTA - Since 2000, lightning has been one of the most-common weather-related killers in Georgia, second only to tornadoes. During Lightning Safety Awareness Week, which runs through Saturday, Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security encourages all Georgia residents to prepare for the possibility of severe lightning storms and to understand its associated risks."National Weather Service research shows that two-thirds of recent ...
  • Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds This past week was a turbulent time for the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department with the suspension of the acting chief, a partial walkout of firefighters and allegations that a commissioner illegally operated a fire truck. On Monday, Acting Fire Chief Shawn Smith was suspended by the Long County Board of Commissioners on accusations that he was insubordinate to Commissioners Chairman ...
  • ‘Gabe was born a Ranger’ ‘Gabe was born a Ranger’ Hinesville native Rollison is inducted into Hall of Fame Hinesville native Lt. Col. Rembert Gary Rollison was inducted, along with 16 others, into the Ranger Hall of Fame on Tuesday during a ceremony on Fort Benning. He was recognized for his valor in combat during the Vietnam War. Rollison died Oct. 4, 2000, from pancreatic cancer but his widow, Martha Rollison, was there to accept the medal on his ...
  • Honor roll: Liberty County High School Honor roll: Liberty County High School Students at Liberty County High School who made the fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:12th grade Ramos AcevedoTuleshia AlvinMarc BarnetteAbigail BarronBrock BellYakira BellLondon BoydKaylah BranchCourtney BrownKevin BurgessJosiah BylerErin CampbellMia CampbellAldrian CardinChabely CastilloWilliams ChristianJohn ClarkQuintin ConklinZachary CurryBrooke DeLoachAlexis DiggsBraxton EllerTiffany EricksonShantelle FlemingKayla FrazierMikia FrazierLeShana GlennMylette GordonYasmen GriggsAmber HamiltonDarian HannaMitchell HarrisBrandee HollandBrittany HoodJaelynn JamesTaNaya JenkinsNicholas JohnstonSarah JonesYelin JonesGeorge LambertAngel LeBronJoaquin LemapuWen LianJazmine LloydT'Keyah ...

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