Turnout appears to be light for today's runoff elections across the state.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a petition from JC Vision and Associates, Inc. at its mid-month meeting Thursday.
Qualifying recently closed in Long County for the vacant 4th District County Commission seat, for which someone will be elected in November. Initially, Clifton DeLoach, Alice Woodard and Joseph Duncan qualified, but according to elections supervisor Kierra Hamilton, Duncan has withdrawn his candidacy.
A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday, damaging the store extensively as customers and employees scrambled to get out of the way.
One director and one producer of the Greg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" turned themselves into the Wayne County Sheriff's Office for booking on Sunday, according to Sheriff John Carter.
Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart spent Monday busily working through the criminal court docket. Many of the cases he dealt with have been in the news before, but have surfaced again recently because of defendants' requests for new trials, bond reductions and resentencing.
Coastal Georgia communities will celebrate America's 238th birthday this Friday with family fun, food and fireworks.
Marcus Scott IV won the Board of Education District 5 seat Tuesday, beating out Lillie "Readie" Kelly with a total tally of 326 votes to Kelly's 240.
Georgia's primary election included several key, state-level races, including governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. The closest races were for the Republican nominations for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
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Celebration of the Week of the Young Child will be held Monday-Friday, April 7-11, at Faith Temple Church, 1060 S. Main St, Hinesville.
So, how did you spend Thursday night last week? Rockin' out to the Avett Brothers concert at the Savannah Music Festival? Busily completing brackets after the Texas Longhorns' win over Arizona State? Maybe you were just clipping your toenails in front of Scandal.
ATLANTA - The Path2College 529 Plan, Georgia's 529 college-savings plan, recently kicked off its $25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes, which will award one Georgia child with $15,000 for his or her college education and the winner's school also will receive $10,000.
RICHMOND HILL - The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.
SPRINGFIELD - Kim Moretz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, and another five years of probation, following her conviction in concealing the death of Charlie Ray III.
Some defendants, including Richmond Hill's Gregg Allman, have been dropped from a lawsuit regarding the death of Sarah Elizabeth Jones on Feb. 20.
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.
More complaints of inadequate drainage were heard by Long County commissioners during their recent monthly meeting.
RICHMOND HILL - In an effort to drum up support for Fort Stewart, which is facing threats in the form of sequestration and BRAC, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas spoke to the Richmond Hill Rotary Club on Thursday at the City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday named the members of the Georgia Ebola Response Team, which was created by executive order to assess current state health and emergency-management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.
A Florida woman was killed just after noon Saturday in a wreck on Highway 301 in Long County. However, authorities suspect circumstances surrounding the wreck might stem from a reported incident at a Richmond Hill area hotel, according to Richmond Hill Police Department Maj. Mike Albritton.
Former first lady of the United States Rosalynn Carter made a stop in Hinesville on Saturday morning to campaign for her grandson, state Sen. Jason Carter, who is running on the Democratic ticket for governor of Georgia against incumbent Nathan Deal.
LOS ANGELES - Singer Gregg Allman, the subject of the "Midnight Rider" film project, has filed a new claim against the producers of "Midnight Rider," contending that they agreed to indemnify him from any liability for the Feb. 20 accident on the set that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones and injured eight others.
Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:
Liberty County voters will get a chance to vote in the upcoming midterm election on a Sunday, after the county commission approved a resolution Tuesday. It allows voters to cast ballots on Oct. 26 ahead of the Nov. 4 elections.
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