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Events showcase city's services
Georgia Cities Week
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The events include a local history trivia contest. To play, click here.
A city is a highly complex and complicated machine requiring many hands to keep the gears running smooth.
Often, residents drive the streets and frequent buildings without realizing the work that goes into keeping the city in order.
In an effort to recognize the state’s cities and showcase the services they provide, the Georgia Municipal Association is sponsoring its annual Georgia Cities Week in partnership with local organizations to provide Hinesville with the most expansive celebration to date.
The celebration, centered on the theme “A Story to Tell,” will take place during April 19-25 and includes a list of events and programs that highlight Hinesville’s assets, services and city workers.
“We’re an ever changing community so our city services have much more activity than some other places,” Hinesville Downtown Development Association Director Vicki Davis said. “We want to make people aware of all the good they do for the community.”
In congruence with the theme, the week kicks off with two education days when local public, private and home-schooled students are invited to tour the historic jail and get a lesson in Hinesville history. Reservations are required.
“We can accommodate any age group and any number of students,” Davis said.
There’s also lengthy list of events Wednesday-Saturday, including Earth Day, a Public Services Day, a pancake dinner, two concerts in parks and a city-wide clean-up. For a complete listing of events, times, and sponsors, visit and click on the Georgia Cities Week advertisement.
Davis said one of the most highly anticipated events is the Progress Through People luncheon sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Jim Thomas will give a State of Hinesville address. 
“I’m going to be addressing the explosive growth that’s coming to the area and our efforts to manage the growth,” Thomas said.
He will also be sharing information about the stimulus funds and how they will help the city get some long-awaited projects like the transit system, off the ground.
Davis also mentioned that as part of the week there’s a Hinesville history trivia contest open to the public to help residents get acquainted with the city’s history while navigating the streets looking for the answers. Trivia forms will be available at all the events. You can also enter online at
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