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  • Heating bill assistance available Heating bill assistance available The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. will assist eligible households with heating bills.Georgia's Heating Assistance program will start Monday for homebound and elderly households 65 years or older, with the general public starting Dec. 1. Payments will be made directly to the home-energy supplier.To participate in the program, the family must meet an income equal to or less ...
  • Marne commander leads deployment Marne commander leads deployment Third Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Mike Murray will lead the upcoming deployment of U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security element, and Deputy Commanding General (Support) Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley will lead the Train, Advise and Assist Command-East deployment, according to 3rdID Deputy Public Affairs Officer Maj. Matthew Fontaine. On Wednesday, Fontaine explained a Tuesday news release from the Department of ...
  • Ludowici PD urges safety on Halloween Ludowici PD urges safety on Halloween Halloween mostly is known among children as a fun night of candy-collecting, but the holiday has a darker side - one authorities hope parents will be wary of. Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell said that he and his department want everyone to have a good time and be safe. The chief encourages children to trick-or-treat in groups with an adult ...
  • Troops ready to help fight Ebola Troops ready to help fight Ebola This weekend, 32 soldiers assigned to the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to the West African country of Liberia. Maj. Kyle L. Upshaw, the soldiers' company commander, said his soldiers have been trained and educated about the Ebola virus and the risks involved.They've also been trained in techniques for properly putting on and removing personal protective equipment, he said. ...
  • Jesup woman injured in crash Jesup woman injured in crash A Jesup woman was injured when a semi ran into the back of her car Wednesday morning in Hinesville, according to Hinesville Police.She was flown by air ambulance to a Savannah hospital for treatment.The woman, driving a Ford Mustang, was stopped at a traffic light on West Oglethorpe Highway in front of Walmart when the driver of a semi-tractor trailer ...
  • Cash, beer taken during night burglary Cash, beer taken during night burglary Recent reports to Hinesville Police Department include: Oct. 9• Burglary - forced entry, residence - An officer was dispatched to a Deerwood Drive residence in response to a burglary at 10:23 p.m. The resident said he left his home around 6 p.m. and when he returned at 10 p.m., he found his front door wide open. He said he found ...
  • Soldiers from 3rd ID Headquarters, Fort Stewart to deploy Soldiers from 3rd ID Headquarters, Fort Stewart to deploy 200 soldiers headed to Afghanistan The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that the 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan next month to assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element. The deployment will include a supporting element in Qatar and a liaison in Kuwait. Approximately 200 Soldiers are scheduled for the 12-month deployment in support of the Resolute Support Mission. ...
  • Details finalized for Veterans Salute Details finalized for Veterans Salute The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee held its final meeting prior to the second annual Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Monday night's meeting was delayed until after committee members turned in money from the sale of 50/50 raffle tickets. Tickets will continue to be sold until the day of the event, with money from ticket sales turned ...
  • Metro unemployment rate falls in September Metro unemployment rate falls in September ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for September was 8.2 percent, down 0.9 percent from 9.1 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.The rate last September was 8.6 percent. The rate dropped because there were 313 fewer unemployed people in the Hinesville area in September, according to the federal government's monthly household survey, and there were fewer ...
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    Sample ballot for Nov. 4 voting The media player at left holds a copy of the sample ballot that ran in Sunday's Coastal Couirer. You can download it by clicking on the icon in the playerl.
  • Statewide project managers visit Liberty Statewide project managers visit Liberty Bus tour showcases Tradeport Business Center, Dorchester Shooting Preserve A delegation of statewide economic and community development project managers last week received a warm welcome to Liberty County. Visitors from Georgia Power Community and Economic Development, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs participated in a regional familiarization tour that included a windshield tour of Tradeport Business Center and Midway Industrial Park. Liberty ...
  • Early voting nearly over; Sunday turnout 'exceeds expectations' Early voting nearly over; Sunday turnout 'exceeds expectations' The general elections are a week away, but Liberty Countians have been casting ballots since Oct. 13 at two polling locations. Residents can go to the old Liberty County Courthouse in Hinesville or the East End Community Complex in Midway between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to cast their votes ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections. Early voting ...
  • Drainage issues swamp Long commissioners Drainage issues swamp Long commissioners More complaints of inadequate drainage were heard by Long County commissioners during their recent monthly meeting.Crawford-subdivision resident Gregg Knuckle went before the commissioners to claim that the roads in his neighborhood flood when it rains. He said that fingers had been pointed at the county and developer in the past, but all he cared about was getting the problems solved. ...
  • Possible force reduction to be topic Possible force reduction to be topic A community listening session will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington on force reduction at Fort Stewart/HAAF. A group of command leaders from Washington, D.C., will visit Hinesville and Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield to listen to members of the community, evaluate the impact the installation ...
  • Act of kindness leads to prescription theft Act of kindness leads to prescription theft Hinesville PD blotters for Oct. 27 Recent reports at the Hinesville Police Department include:Oct. 3• Criminal trespass - An officer was dispatched to Happy Acres Mobile Home Park in reference to criminal trespass. The officer spoke with a woman who said she was making a food delivery when a man driving a Happy Acres vehicle approached her. She said he knocked on her car and asked ...
  • Low Country Eye opening new RH office Low Country Eye opening new RH office Low Country Eye Care will reopen Monday in its newly constructed, free-standing building at 1000 Gandy Dancer in the Station Exchange, moving from its current location in Ford Plaza. To commemorate the grand opening of its new building, the practice will host a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at the new location. Food, beverages and tours of the ...
  • Spartan brigade reorganizes before inactivation Spartan brigade reorganizes before inactivation The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team took its next big step toward inactivation Friday with a reorganization ceremony on Cottrell Field. Since taking command of the Spartans in July 2013, Col. Scott Jackson has worked toward fulfilling a Department of Defense plan to reduce and reorganize the Army, including reducing each active-duty division by one brigade combat ...
  • Council approves balanced budget Council approves balanced budget The Hinesville City Council approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015 during a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon in city hall. The $35,629,981 budget was balanced after the city's chief financial officer, Kim Ryon, received the property-tax digest reflecting an increase in total property-tax revenues. Prior to the vote on the budget, however, council members had to also approve ...
  • Two high-speed chases start in Liberty Two high-speed chases start in Liberty Pursuits end in Long, McIntosh counties Two unrelated attempted traffic stops in Liberty County on Thursday night led to separate high-speed chases through the area. Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies tried to stop a vehicle on Bacontown Road in Midway for a busted taillight, but the driver refused to stop, according to LCSO Deputy Brian Barnes. Deputies pursued the vehicle at high speeds for 18 miles ...
  • Business promotes itself at Oktoberfest Business promotes itself at Oktoberfest Into the Sun Tanning Salon employee Megan Kesner, right, and owner Cayla Faulk set up a Halloween-themed both to promote their business and sell merchandise during the Oct. 11 Oktoberfest Vendor and Craft Fair at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.

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