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City, Army focus on drawing military downtown

A new program is supposed to attract Fort Stewart personnel downtown and give civilians the reason and means to revive and revitalize the historic area.

April 12, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Jail, court wired for video hearings

During a 24-hour period, law enforcement officers often make several trips driving inmates to court in downtown Hinesville, tying up manpower and heightening security concerns.

April 12, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Officials to try to start bus service

After almost three years of studies and cost analysis, the commissioners and city officials of Liberty County agreed to implement a transit system last week.

April 12, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Council sets Midway Day for May 19

May 19 is the date selected for the second annual Midway Day festival and the city's police department will contribute numerous public safety events and displays in addition to the school, church and civic groups that participated in the first Midway Day last year.

April 12, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Teen hit, killed by train

A 16-year-old boy was killed Monday night in Walthourville when he tried to run across a railroad track in front of an Amtrak train on Talmadge Road, near city hall.

April 12, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Vote pleases Baker

By Daisy Jones

April 10, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Long renews sales tax for schools

The Long County ESPLOST one-percent sales tax passed overwhelmingly Tuesday - 351 to 13 or more than 96 percent approval.

April 10, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Government consolidation is non-starter

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The controversial issue of government consolidation came up - sort of - at Liberty's Countywide Planning Workshop this week.

April 10, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


School sales tax passes 425-109

The few Liberty County voters who cast ballots Tuesday in a referendum on a sales tax for schools overwhelmingly approved the measure.

April 07, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Commander bids community farewell

The night before he and the rest of the Headquarters Co. deployed to Iraq, Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart, spoke about his thoughts and expectations for the division's time in the war-torn country.

April 07, 2007 | Staff Report | News


Peace caravan brings anti-war message

As part of a six-stop caravan headed toward the Gulf Coast, members of the Veterans for Peace organization rolled into Hinesville in their vibrant buses Wednesday afternoon to host an anti-Iraq war protest.

April 07, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Congressional 'day office' here

April 07, 2007 | Staff Report | News


Conference inspires, occupies youth

Having something to do to combat boredom and negativity drew more than 90 Liberty County students to Fort Stewart's Youth Center for the Future Leaders Conference March 12-15.

April 07, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Hinesville joins pro-water effort

The city council is preparing for a green future as members take on new engineering measures to make Hinesville a part of the WaterFirst Community Program.

April 05, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Development tops Hinesville agenda

The Hinesville City Council focused on development, and worked with local police and fire departments to broaden their services.

April 05, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


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Two eye Long County Commission seat

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.

July 19, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Kroger smash driver identified

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.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Film crew members charged for fatal accident

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.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Court works on murder cases

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.

July 16, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


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