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City approves permit for wrecker service
Hinesville City Hall

A business sought approval during the Sept. 1 Hinesville city council meeting for a special permit for property on Mattie Street.

The business would be on one of the remaining few unpaved roads in Hinesville.

Ronald Ray of Midway and agent with Circle M. Construction sought approval for the special permit to have a wrecker service and storage yard on the two acre property on Mattie Street, off of W. Oglethorpe Highway.

The dead-end neighborhood already has an auto business and a few residences.

Ray said during the public comment period that he was working with the widow of the late owner of Circle M. Construction to utilize the property.

“I think that it’s going to be a good endeavor,” he said.

City Manager Billy Edward asked that the new business not impede on city’s ability to pave the road, which it is scheduled for soon.

Concerns were raised by the council about the business’ impact on the neighborhood during the meeting. According to Gabriele Hartage with the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission who presented the item, the land is already zoned commercial and the business is required to improve the area, including landscaping and fencing.

During the public comment period no one spoke against the business and the council voted unanimously to approve the special permit.


The council unanimously approved a request to rezone two acres of land behind the Liberty Chrysler dealership on W. Oglethorpe Highway for parking and displaying vehicles.

Appreciation event

A one-day Class V alcohol license to serve beer and wine was approved for the Hinesville Area Arts Council’s annual membership appreciation low country boil event Oct. 7 at Bryant Commons.


It was announced that the city council will meet in budget workshops on the following dates and times in the council chambers at city hall: Sept. 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sept. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 14 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Sept. 21 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The agenda states that the budget hearing will take place at the Oct. 6 city council meeting and the council will adopt the budget at the Oct. 20 council meeting.

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