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Grant sought to help pay Memorial work

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.

December 20, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News

State says I-95 project is complete

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.

December 20, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News

Midway center about half funded

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.

December 20, 2010 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News

$1.5 million for local projects

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.

December 17, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News

City asked to open up to tattoo parlors

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 ...

December 17, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News

Stabbing victim identified

Fort Stewart authorities released the name of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was stabbed to death on Dec. 8.

December 15, 2010 | Staff Report | News

Neighbors fear park's noise, crime

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.

December 14, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News

Power out in downtown Hinesvlle

Wind has apparently caused problems with power in parts of Hinesville.

December 13, 2010 | Staff report | News

County OKs contract for new DFCS office

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.

December 10, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | News

Old trees being replaced for parking lot

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.

December 08, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News

New sheriff in town

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.

December 08, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News

Long light tree to start holidays

Community residents gathered Thursday night in Ludowici for Long County's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

December 06, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | News

Vets fear losing benefits

Local veterans have voiced concern over recent proposed changes to TRICARE and military retirement pay recommended by two federal debt panels in an attempt to reduce the government's unwieldy deficit.

December 06, 2010 | Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News

City uses funds for debt

The Hinesville City Council decided Thursday to use fifth brigade remediation funds to pay off debt and set the remainder aside for future projects.

December 06, 2010 | Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News

Memorial Drive gets a makeover

Parts of Hinesville have come a long way in the beauty department.

December 03, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | News

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