The Hinesville City Council will soon decide whether to spend millions to conceivably save millions in a complex development deal.
Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Sonny Perdue declared a state of emergency in 21 counties in southeast Georgia.
Liberty County was one of the state's big winners when the Georgia General Assembly recently passed the $20.2 billion fiscal year 2008 budget.
Hinesville, Flemington and Liberty County have agreed to share almost a quarter million in tax dollars to aid tourism, but a law could paralyze the effort by slapping heavy restrictions on their spending.
Firefighters who battled a 90-acre blaze in Long County Monday were able to stop the flames from consuming at least one home.
Liberty County Republicans have recently been active in county and district conventions.
Raging forest fires, water scarcity and environmental decay are just a few major dilemmas resulting from this year's statewide drought.
During an all-day retreat this week at The Heritage Bank, the Liberty County Board of Education decided to stick with its five goals developed with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The board plans to make the information available to the public.
"It's shocking when we go and serve a search warrant at a house and they have a toddler walking around while a pile of marijuana is just sitting on top of the table, readily accessible," said an agent with the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement (MACE) drug task force who asked that his name not be revealed to protect his identity.
A 3-year-old boy cries himself to sleep each night from lack of food. A 12-year-old girl wanders the streets during the day instead of going to school. A family of four kids and two parents live in a bug infested, dilapidated trailer without running water.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is cracking down on the city of Walthourville for its water use.
As African American slaves once inhabited this area years ago, a hint of irony lingers since they too lived in a county predicated on and named for its liberty.
State Rep. Al Williams is not giving up on his goal for Georgia to issue an official apology for slavery.
Liberty County's Relay for Life has proven to be a huge success, with more than $163,000 in donations being raised for the American Cancer Society, according to organizers.
Hoping to assist low-income residents, the Walthourville City Council is working to make housing in the city more affordable.
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.
Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:
Rosalynn Carter, former President Jimmy Carter's wife, will host an event at 10 a.m. Saturday at the LaQuinta Inn to campaign for her grandson, State Sen. Jason Carter, who is running for governor. The public is welcome.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly Progress Through People Luncheon On Thursday, October 9that 12 noon. The Luncheon is sponsored by the Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and will feature a panel discussion with the directors of some of Liberty County's historic sites and attractions.
A vandal or vandals did extensive damage to a football field Monday at the Long County Recreation Complex.
Several people have been injured in a multiple-vehicle accident on Highway 144 East at mile marker 14 Fort Stewart after a head-on collision earlier this afternoon. No fatalities have been reported and the road should be open shortly, according to Fort Stewart PAO Maj. Matthew Fontaine.
On Monday, vandals extensively damaged a football field at the Long County Recreation Complex. Sheriff Craig Nobles said that sometime after 10:30 p.m., a two-wheel drive vehicle was driven on the wet field, causing an estimated $,4000 to $5,000 worth of damage. He said it is believed that the vehicle was a pickup truck, but that could not be confirmed as of Wednesday.
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