There was little business to address at the Long County Board of Education's December meeting, but the panel did take another step toward preparing for a new high school. After a PowerPoint presentation by Craig Buckley, Buckley, & Associates, the board voted to approve the construction management at risk process.
Are more people riding the buses? Hinesville District 4 City Council Member Keith Jenkins asked Mayor Jim Thomas during a council meeting last week. Jenkins told the council some of his constituents say they see few passengers riding the new Liberty Transit bus system.
In routine business at its December meeting, the Ludowici City Counci:
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies, detectives and correctional officers officially were sworn in Wednesday by Sheriff Steve Sikes. The ceremonies continued Thursday morning when Liberty County Probate Judge Nancy K. Aspinwall administered the oath of office to Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden, who is nearing 30 years of service in the circuit.
The Hinesville City Council ratified Thursday the submission of a grant request to help fund the final phase of the Memorial Drive realignment project. The city proposes to realign Central Avenue to the intersection of Welborn Street, north of Westside Baptist Ministry.
Motorists going over the hill to grandma's house for the holidays should have an easier trip on I-95 since the highway has finally been widened to six lanes.
The Midway City Council at a recent meeting received a preview of plans for the library, swimming pool, picnic area, walking trail and playground slated to be built at the former Liberty Elementary School site. Midway's city government temporarily occupies part of the LES complex, which is now owned by the county.
Gov. Sonny Perdue awarded the Liberty County Development Authority a $1 million OneGeorgia EDGE grant for the Firth Rixson Forgings site and the city of Hinesville a $500,000 OneGeorgia Equity grant for the Bryant Commons park project Wednesday in Dublin.
The Hinesville City Council heard from residents Tuesday, regarding a proposed change to the city's zoning ordinance that would make it possile for tattoo parlors to open in the city. Council members are considering amending the ordinance's distance requirements, particularly concerning distances between tattoo studios and residences, schools, churches and businesses that sell alcohol. The city scheduled the hearing after Carter Ink Tattoos and Piercings owner Ray Carter first approached the council in October, asking for the ordinance to be changed. Carter wants to open a studio in Hinesville, but his prospective location does not meet the current ...
Fort Stewart authorities released the name of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was stabbed to death on Dec. 8.
Despite a number of Timberlane Circle and Pineview Street residents voicing outright opposition to Hinesville's Bryant Commons park project, the project will move forward, city officials said. Hinesville city council members listened to residents' concerns over excessive noise, increased traffic and security during a public forum Thursday at City Hall.
Wind has apparently caused problems with power in parts of Hinesville.
If everything goes according to plan, Liberty County will have a new Department of Family and Children Services building and construction will begin as early as January.
County contractors felled a stand of oak trees Thursday, mostly water oaks, to prepare for paving the Justice Center's new parking lot on M.L. King Jr. Drive in Hinesville. To comply with a land-clearing and tree-protection ordinance, the county must replant trees to meet the ordinance's 50 percent shade coverage objective.
At his swearing-in on the courthouse steps Tuesday morning, Sheriff Steve Sikes pledged to serve all the citizens of Liberty County and mend a rift among voters caused by a close runoff election.
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.
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