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  • Downtown promoters report to commission Downtown promoters report to commission The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has been busy. Michelle Ricketson, the executive director of the HDDA, gave the Liberty County Board of Commissioners an update on some of its projects during their June 18 meeting.In January, the HDDA earned Main Street accreditation, making Hinesville a nationally designated Classic Main Street Community. Ricketson described the Farmers Market as the place to ...
  • State to get $4.5M in free testing services State to get $4.5M in free testing services Local school-district officials say that content errors and disruptions during this past year's Georgia Milestones testing were minimal.Even so, CTB/McGraw-Hill, the testing vendor, will provide $4.5 million in services at no cost to the Georgia Department of Education following those content errors and disruptions, State School Superintendent Richard Woods recently announced.Those services include safeguards to ensure future administrations of the ...
  • Car, logging truck collide in Riceboro Car, logging truck collide in Riceboro An early Monday morning collision between a car and a logging truck in Riceboro sent a Brunswick man to the hospital. Georgia State Patrol Trooper Robert Balkcom said the man, whose identity was not released, was traveling toward Midway on Highway 17 when his 2002 Buick LeSabre struck a tractor-trailer driven by Kenneth Jones, 53, of Baxley. Balkcom said ...
  • Tips on not being hit by lightning Tips on not being hit by lightning ATLANTA - Since 2000, lightning has been one of the most-common weather-related killers in Georgia, second only to tornadoes. During Lightning Safety Awareness Week, which runs through Saturday, Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security encourages all Georgia residents to prepare for the possibility of severe lightning storms and to understand its associated risks."National Weather Service research shows that two-thirds of recent ...
  • Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds This past week was a turbulent time for the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department with the suspension of the acting chief, a partial walkout of firefighters and allegations that a commissioner illegally operated a fire truck. On Monday, Acting Fire Chief Shawn Smith was suspended by the Long County Board of Commissioners on accusations that he was insubordinate to Commissioners Chairman ...
  • ‘Gabe was born a Ranger’ ‘Gabe was born a Ranger’ Hinesville native Rollison is inducted into Hall of Fame Hinesville native Lt. Col. Rembert Gary Rollison was inducted, along with 16 others, into the Ranger Hall of Fame on Tuesday during a ceremony on Fort Benning. He was recognized for his valor in combat during the Vietnam War. Rollison died Oct. 4, 2000, from pancreatic cancer but his widow, Martha Rollison, was there to accept the medal on his ...
  • Honor roll: Liberty County High School Honor roll: Liberty County High School Students at Liberty County High School who made the fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:12th grade Ramos AcevedoTuleshia AlvinMarc BarnetteAbigail BarronBrock BellYakira BellLondon BoydKaylah BranchCourtney BrownKevin BurgessJosiah BylerErin CampbellMia CampbellAldrian CardinChabely CastilloWilliams ChristianJohn ClarkQuintin ConklinZachary CurryBrooke DeLoachAlexis DiggsBraxton EllerTiffany EricksonShantelle FlemingKayla FrazierMikia FrazierLeShana GlennMylette GordonYasmen GriggsAmber HamiltonDarian HannaMitchell HarrisBrandee HollandBrittany HoodJaelynn JamesTaNaya JenkinsNicholas JohnstonSarah JonesYelin JonesGeorge LambertAngel LeBronJoaquin LemapuWen LianJazmine LloydT'Keyah ...
  • Presidential eulogy for pastor Presidential eulogy for pastor Thousands pack arena, Charleston streets for service CHARLESTON, S.C. - Lines of mourners began forming at the crack of dawn at TD Arena at the College of Charleston, not far from the Emanuel AME Church, where the Rev. and South Carolina Sen. Clementa Pinckney and eight others were gunned down last week. Many came out in their Sunday church clothes to sit and reflect on the life ...
  • Canoochee employee honored by national Canoochee employee honored by national Joe Sikes recently was selected as one of the 2015 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Brand Champions at the national CONNECT '15 conference held in Minneapolis. TSE Brand Champions are brand leaders who have made contributions to building the brand locally and regionally. Sikes, a communications specialist at Canoochee EMC in Reidsville, was praised by his nominators for creating the Touchstone Energy ...
  • GBI investigating Long County death; foul play is not suspected GBI investigating Long County death; foul play is not suspected Sheriff’s office asked GBI for help The Long County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the Wednesday-afternoon death of a Long County man. GBI Special Agent in Charge Stacy Carson said in a news release issued Thursday that the sheriff's office requested that the GBI conduct an investigation into an apparent shooting death. The release states that no foul play is suspected, ...
  • Appeal filed in RH wrongful death suit Appeal filed in RH wrongful death suit A wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Richmond Hill and one of its police officers is now headed to the Georgia Court of Appeals.Attorney Ben Perkins filed in Bryan County Superior Court on Friday an appeal of Judge Robert Russell's denial last month of a summary-judgment motion on behalf of the city and Richmond Hill police Sgt. Doug Sahlberg. The ...
  • High court preserves all Affordable Care Act subsidies High court preserves all Affordable Care Act subsidies The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 ruling Thursday, upheld the Affordable Care Act subsidies that have helped millions of Americans, including 412,000 Georgians, obtain insurance coverage. The ruling was hailed as a huge victory for President Barack Obama and for the health law although the constitutionality of the 2010 law was not in dispute in this case. The justices ...
  • Second Ludowici fire raises suspicions Second Ludowici fire raises suspicions A second fire in Ludowici overnight Thursday has raised suspicions, but so far no link has been determined, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office arson investigator. Capt. Nicky Anderson said Thursday that the possibility is being investigated but so far, no evidence has been found to suggest that either fire was set on purpose. Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Capt. ...
  • Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 6.5 percent, up 0.4 percentage point from 6.1 percent in April. The rate in May 2014 was 7.9 percent. The rate for Metro Hinesville, which is defined as Liberty and Long counties, rose as the labor force grew by 261 to 32,323 in May. While ...
  • Gazebo request meets stiff opposition Gazebo request meets stiff opposition All Troy Burns wants is to put a gazebo in his front yard. But at least one of his neighbors, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff and a majority of the Planning Commissioners don't like the idea.Burns and his wife, Jean Rush, purchased their home on Pear Orchard Road in April. The previous owners cut down some trees in the ...
  • Ludowici fire displaces 5 people Ludowici fire displaces 5 people A mobile-home fire Wednesday night in Ludowici displaced five people, but no one was injured, authorities said. Firefighters from Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to the mobile home on Boundary Street Southeast shortly after 9 p.m., according to emergency radio broadcasts. When they arrived, flames could be seen shooting from the single-wide mobile home, which had been occupied ...
  • Honor roll: Lewis Frasier Middle Honor roll: Lewis Frasier Middle Students listed on Lewis Frasier Middle School's fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:Eighth grade – "A"Kyra Malik Vincent BarneyHeather Lee Beers Madison Allina CooperLascelles George Cuff Kevin Travis D'AngeloCorey Marie Davis Kendra Darnell GibeautAmanda Anthony GiddingsVictoria Danielle HannesDavid Katrese Jackson Brandon Elizabeth LopezEliangel Martinez ReyesJaylyn Robert MatthewsKylee Nalei Ke'alohilani NihipaliNathan Paul SpradleyAlyssa Denise YoungSeventh grade – "A"Monice Margarete BattleJasmyn Sierra CarewAubrey ...
  • Fourth candidate in Hinesville mayoral race Fourth candidate in Hinesville mayoral race Editor's note: An information box accompanying this article has been changed to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Former Liberty County NAACP President Liston Singletary III is a candidate running for mayor of Hinesville. Because of an editor's error, his name was listed incorrectly in an information box accompanying a front-page article on June 24. The ...
  • Liberty 4-Hers learn a lot, shoot at ABAC Liberty 4-Hers learn a lot, shoot at ABAC Two local 4-H students had a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Ciara Goodmanson, 17, a rising junior at Liberty County High School, and Jordyn James, 16, a rising senior at Bradwell Institute, attended the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop earlier this month at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. The workshop focused on the conservation of Georgia's wildlife, forestry, soil and water resources. Students ...
  • Little dog shot, maybe by a neighbor Little dog shot, maybe by a neighbor Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for June 24 Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:May 13 Cruelty to animals - A woman said she let her little dog out to use the bathroom, but when she went to let it back in, the dog couldn't move its back legs. She picked up the dog and took him to the veterinarian, who found the dog had ...

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