The smoke drifting in and out of Hinesville today is from fires that broke out last week in Long County. Officials say they are under control, but still burning, especially in some peat bogs.
As more reports come out about deadly storms in the Midwest and north Georgia expecting storms, only a slight chance of rain and storms is forecast for our area through Wednesday.
FORSYTH - Chalk up another solid nesting year for bald eagles in Georgia.
Dwight Newbould, 43, recently was elected president of the Liberty County Branch of the NAACP for the 2011-12 term. He was born in Miami, Fla., raised in Maryland and has been a resident of Liberty County for 12 years. Newbould works as the re-entry affairs coordinator for the Federal Correctional Institution in Estill, S.C. He is a husband and a father.
Installation police arrested a Fort Stewart soldier Saturday following a 22-minute standoff that began as a domestic dispute in post housing. The incident ended peacefully with no injuries, according to a public affairs news release.
Liberty County voters on Tuesday passed the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax's third resolution, with 472 voters casting ballots in favor and 209 voting against the continuation of the 1-percent sales tax.
After Monday's parade made its way down Hinesville's slippery streets and ended in Bradwell Institute's parking lot, procession attendees, county and city dignitaries, area residents and visitors stepped inside the school's gym for a two-hour Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative service.
Local leaders and residents glimpsed the past by setting their eyes and ears to the future Saturday morning as they honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Retirements shook up the Midway Museum's leadership in October, but the group has re-organized and is moving forward, according to Tina Eberlein, chairwoman of the museum's board of governors.
Nearly two dozen elected officials from Coastal Georgia met for the first time Wednesday to start brainstorming the region's transportation needs, and the Bryan County Commission Chairman was chosen to lead the group.
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality."
A pretrial hearing for Spc. Neftaly Platero, the 3rd Infantry Division soldier accused of shooting and killing two fellow soldiers and wounding a third, has been set for March 14, according to several e-mails sent by U.S. Forces Iraq press desk officers.
During a recent meeting, the Long County Commission was asked by developer Cliff Ray to approve a change in the adopted covenant guidelines for the Cutters Gap subdivision.
The start date in a Fort Stewart soldier's death penalty case has been delayed, to give the defense time to have their experts examine additional evidence and to accommodate witnesses coming to the United States from Iraq.
Four representatives from the Townsend Bombing Range expansion project spoke Jan. 4 to members of the Long County Commission.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted the "Eggs & Issues" breakfast Thursday at the Performing Arts Center as a way to kick off its promotion for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI.
Trash-can placement was an issue raised at Tuesday's monthly Ludowici City Council meeting.
The Liberty County chapter of the United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign and held its volunteer of the year awards ceremony Tuesday evening at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington.
The woman injured Wednesday morning in a three-vehicle accident that involved a school bus has died.
Newly appointed Municipal Court Judge Kenneth Pangburn and prosecuting attorney Richard E. Braun Jr. took their respective oaths of office Tuesday afternoon in the Hinesville Room at city hall.
Four coastal Georgia communities recently were awarded community-development grants from the state totaling nearly $1.9 million.
A small, enthusiastic group gathered Saturday for the grand opening of the Liberty County Democrats' campaign office in Hinesville.
The Hinesville Rotary Club hosted Christy Divine, marketing and development director and foundation manager for Live Oak Public Libraries, at its regular meeting Tuesday.
The Coastal Resource Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources routinely sends out health advisories when coastal waters are found to be contaminated.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into financial improprieties regarding the Bryan County Probation Office and former county probation officer Shannon Rivera.
The city of Ludowici recently received a $500,000 grant through the state's Community Development Block Grant Program. The award was announced Aug. 19 in a letter from Gov. Nathan Deal, who said Ludowici was one of only 71 communities in Georgia to receive a grant.
Recent reports filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:
The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.
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