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  • Ludowici Police arrest shoplifter Ludowici Police arrest shoplifter A Long County man was arrested by the Ludowici Police Department on Aug. 10 after he allegedly stole some items from a local store. LPD Officer Sam Frank responded to a possible theft at the Dollar Store in Ludowici. Over the phone, the store manager told Frank the man was wearing red shorts and a black shirt. As Frank approached ...
  • Soldier held without bond in death of fellow soldier Soldier held without bond in death of fellow soldier Long County sheriff: 8-9 were at gathering in a home when weapon discharged Fort Stewart soldier Hunter Jack Kelly, 20, died of a gunshot wound after a fellow soldier handled a weapon that discharged and struck him in the head, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said. Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff said. Spc. Peter Anthony Petri, 25, who also is stationed at Fort Stewart, is being held without bond ...
  • Midway man wins $100,000 from lottery Midway man wins $100,000 from lottery A Midway man has grabbed a Georgia Lottery prize worth $100,000. Steven Keller, a chemical operator, matched all five numbers from the Thursday Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the $100,000 jackpot prize. Lake George Get 'N Go, 1604 Limerick Road in Midway, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket. Keller, 58, discovered his windfall while checking the results on the Georgia Lottery's ...
  • Fort Stewart honors women past and present Fort Stewart honors women past and present The Women's Equality Day observance on Fort Stewart paid tribute to the women who successfully fought for the right to vote. Aug. 26 is recognized as Women's Equality Day across the nation to commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. A ceremony was held at Club Stewart in which military members and civilians gathered ...
  • Area jobless rate rises in July Area jobless rate rises in July The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 6.9 percent, 0.2 percentage point from 6.7 percent in June. The rate in July 2014 was 8.6 percent.The rate rose as the number of jobs in Metro Hinesville, which is defined as Liberty and Long counties, decreased by 300, or 1.5 percent, in July to ...
  • Soldiers practice for disaster on post Soldiers practice for disaster on post Newman Fitness Center on Fort Stewart looked like a scene from a movie set with burning cars, people with fake blood, and choking smoke billowing over the parking lot. Fort Stewart held its annual emergency response exercise called "Stewart Guardian" Thursday morning with the help of emergency services from the installation and surrounding counties. "I was very pleased," Col. Townley ...
  • Qualifying for municipal elections starts Qualifying for municipal elections starts Election season officially kicks off Monday.This week, Monday through Friday, is the qualifying period for people to declare their candidacy for the various mayor and council seats in five Liberty County municipalities. All mayor and council seats in Hinesville, Allenhurst, Gum Branch, Riceboro and Walthourville are up for election Nov. 3. Midway does not hold elections this year.Each municipality is ...
  • GBI: Soldier is fatally shot during gathering at Long County home GBI: Soldier is fatally shot during gathering at Long County home A gathering Saturday night at a Long County home turned deadly when a Fort Stewart soldier was shot and killed. GBI Special Agent in Charge Stacy Carson said the victim was a 20-year-old male soldier whose identity has not been released. The victim and some fellow soldiers were having a gathering at a home on Virginia Lane when an individual ...
  • Native selected as Tennessee Law Scholar Native selected as Tennessee Law Scholar Elizabeth B. Holland, originally from Hinesville, has been selected as Tennessee Law Scholar and Research Associates for the Class of 2018 with the University of Tennessee College of Law. This year's scholars were selected from more than 1,000 applicants to the College of Law for its fall 2015 entering class. As a recipient, Holland will receive a full-tuition scholarship and ...
  • Savannah Riverkeeper named spokeswoman in effort to fight pipeline Savannah Riverkeeper named spokeswoman in effort to fight pipeline SAVANNAH - The Push Back the Pipeline Coalition announced that Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus will become the new spokesperson for the group in its efforts against Kinder Morgan's proposed Palmetto Pipeline.The coalition of these organizations, which includes the Ogeechee and Savannah riverkeepers along with Altamaha Riverkeeper, Satilla Riverkeeper and the Center for a Sustainable Coast, have combined forces to show ...
  • Erika dissipates near Cuba Erika dissipates near Cuba Erika is no longer considered a tropical system, the National Hurricane Center announced Saturday morning. It is now what meteorologists call a "remnant low." So if it does make its way to coastal Georgia, unless it regenerates, it will likely just be a rainmaker. The hurricane center has discontinued all tropical storm watches and warnings and said the special advisory ...
  • Liberty 4-Hers place at state congress Liberty 4-Hers place at state congress Two Liberty County 4-H members placed at the state 4-H Congress in Atlanta this summer.During the event, 4-H members presented their demonstration - a 10-minute oral presentation with visual aids - about any topic within their project to a panel of judges. Competitors also prepared a portfolio, a resume-like document complete with project work, leadership activities and community service projects ...
  • Erika's threat to coastal Georgia diminishes Erika's threat to coastal Georgia diminishes Tropical Storm Erika appears to be less and less of a threat to coastal Georgia as time goes on. In its advisory at 11 p.m. Friday, the National Hurricane Center said, "Weakening is forecast and Erika could become a tropical depressionon Saturday. There is a good possibility that Erika could evendegenerate into a trough of low pressure while it is ...
  • Long County hires new fire chief Long County hires new fire chief The Long County Board of Commissioners selected McIntosh County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Deverger to be the next chief of the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Department during a called meeting Friday. Deverger will replace Richard Truman, who recently retired. Though the new department head was approved by the commissioners, the hire was not unanimous, as Commissioner Cliff DeLoach voted against ...
  • Brunswick man pleads to stealing turtle eggs — again Brunswick man pleads to stealing turtle eggs — again Prosecutor: 84 eggs stolen in July from Sapelo Island A Brunswick man apparently can't keep his hands off turtle eggs. Lewis Jackson, 60, pleaded guilty Friday before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood in Brunswick to stealing loggerhead sea turtle eggs in violation of the Lacey Act, according to a news release. Among other things, the Lacey Act makes it unlawful for any person to acquire, receive ...
  • Erika's track shifts west Erika's track shifts west Could arrive as tropical storm no earlier than Wednesday Tropical Storm Erika's track shifted to the west overnight, meaning that the storm is likely to make landfall in Florida before making its way north, possibly to Georgia, according to the National Hurricane Center. The track the center posted at 5 a.m. Friday shows Erika crossing over Hispaniola - the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic - and ...
  • Georgia to award new HS diploma seal Georgia to award new HS diploma seal Starting with the 2015-16 school year, Georgia will offer an international-skills diploma seal to graduates who demonstrate a strong interest in international business and policy. Georgia will be one of three states, along with Wisconsin and North Carolina, to offer a global-competence/global-readiness seal or certificate to graduating high school students. The seal will serve as a signal to employers that ...
  • Some Jansal Valley macadamia nuts recalled Some Jansal Valley macadamia nuts recalled Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley raw macadamia nuts distributed in Georgia because of potential health risk. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will check retail stores and warehouses to make sure the recalled products have been removed from sale. Here is the information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: ...
  • Erika's winds affect Virgin Islands Erika's winds affect Virgin Islands Coastal Georgia still in cone of uncertainty A National Hurricane Center track posted Thursday night includes all of coastal Georgia, as well as Florida's entire Atlantic coast, in Tropical Storm Erica's five-day cone of uncertainty. More concerning for residents of coastal Georgia and Florida, the track shows Erika reaching hurricane strength after it emerges from the Bahamas. It should be noted that five days out, the storm ...
  • Riceboro gets loan to replace water meters Riceboro gets loan to replace water meters The city of Riceboro has been awarded a $155,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority board of directors. The loan will finance the replacement of 407 residential water meters and 38 commercial water meters with automated meter-reading water meters, including software and meter-reading equipment. The project will ensure more accurate meter reading data, reducing ...

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