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  • 4 plead guilty in Long Co. kidnapping case  4 plead guilty in Long Co. kidnapping case Parker arson case continued again Four people accused of kidnapping and pistol-whipping a Long County man pleaded guilty Friday in the Long County Courthouse in Ludowici. Veronica Enriquez, Alberto Enriquez and Ibrihiyum Bey all pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault, while Cicro Enriquez pleaded guilty to false imprisonment. The four also faced several other charges ranging from kidnapping with bodily injury, violating the street-gang ...
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    Tornado warning issued for area now cancelled The tornado warning that was issued for Liberty, Bryan and McIntosh counties is now cancelled. The National Weather Service's Charleston office issued the warning at 3:19 p.m. after meteorologists spotted a storm in the Harris Neck area that is capable of producing a tornado.
  • SPLOST campaign plans underway SPLOST campaign plans underway Representatives from Liberty County, its municipalities and the chamber of commerce met Tuesday to discuss campaign plans for the coming special-purpose local-option sales-tax referendum. Liberty County voters will decide in November whether they want to continue to pay the 1 percent sales tax, which is used to fund countywide capital projects. Liberty County is nearing the end of its fifth ...
  • Water threat rises to top issue Water threat rises to top issue City leaders hear groundwater withdrawals will be cut by 1M gallons a day A top issue quickly arose at a Hinesville planning workshop on St. Simons Island: cutting the amount of water withdrawn from the Floridan aquifer.City Manager Billy Edwards brought up the issue at the three-day retreat for city officials and their staff, saying the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has told Liberty and Bryan counties they must reduce the withdrawal by 1 ...
  • Range dedicated to post's 'go-to guy' Range dedicated to post's 'go-to guy' Engineer Qualification Area named for Tommy Houston Jr. Friends and family of Thomas D. Houston Jr. gathered with Fort Stewart officials Monday to dedicate the installation's Engineer Qualification Area in his honor.Houston, a prominent figure from Ludowici, served as a sergeant first class in the Georgia Army National Guard's 101st Anti-Aircraft Artillery in Hinesville and as Fort Stewart's engineering-and-plans division chief. He retired from civil service in 1995 ...
  • Natural is better in the battle of butter vs. margarine Natural is better in the battle of butter vs. margarine In the 1970s, the makers of Chiffon margarine had a successful run with several commercials that depicted Mother Nature personified. In them, a smiling matron dressed in a white gown and wearing a crown of yellow daisies is given a sample of what she believes to be butter, which is made from cow's milk, nothing artificial. When Mother Nature is ...
  • Georgia Ports set tonnage record Georgia Ports set tonnage record SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in fiscal year 2014. The Port of Savannah handled a record 3.14 million TEUs in FY14, up by 6.3 percent, or 186,567 TEUs, compared to the previous year. It was the ...
  • Raffle started for Veterans Salute Raffle started for Veterans Salute Proceeds for Veterans Memorial Walk Members of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee are selling raffle tickets for a 50/50 drawing Nov. 1 during the second annual Veterans Salute Day at Bryant Commons.HMAC Chairman and City Councilman David Anderson said last month he would accept responsibility for getting the required license for a raffle. Since the last meeting, member P.J. Schneider had gotten raffle tickets printed. ...
  • Pembroke whittling down $700,000 in unpaid tickets Pembroke whittling down $700,000 in unpaid tickets When Pembroke Police Chief Stacy Strickland asked his clerk to audit the department's files and find out how many unpaid fines might be floating around out there somewhere, he probably wasn't prepared for the answer he got."In the initial report it was $700,000," Strickland said, noting some of the fines had been outstanding since the early 1990s.Strickland, who took over ...
  • Armstrong theatre troupe to perform Agatha Christie play Armstrong theatre troupe to perform Agatha Christie play SAVANNAH - The Armstrong State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre Masquers troupe opens its 2014-15 campaign with "And Then There Were None," Agatha Christie's 1943 murder-mystery play, Aug. 22-23 in Armstrong's Jenkins Hall Theater, 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah. Performances begin at 7:30 each night. The play is set in a house on an island off the coast ...
  • Free ‘Movies in the Park’ series starts Aug. 8 Free ‘Movies in the Park’ series starts Aug. 8 The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced a new "Movies in the Park" series for five Friday nights beginning Aug. 8 in Bryant Commons' amphitheater, 438 Oglethorpe Highway. "The Lego Movie" will open the series Aug. 8, followed by "Grown Ups" on Aug. 29, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" on Oct. 3, and "The Blind Slide" on Nov. ...
  • City leaders in planning workshop City leaders in planning workshop Hinesville leaders are having their annual planning workshop through Friday at St. Simons Island's Sea Palms Resort. The mayor, council members, city manager, assistant manager, city attorney, city engineer and select department heads will spend nearly three days discussing and addressing issues, concerns and objectives for the next fiscal year.The workshop begins late Wednesday afternoon with leaders prioritizing nearly 30 ...
  • Hinesville PD blotter for July 30 Hinesville PD blotter for July 30 Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police department included:July 15Entering auto - On Augusta Way in Hinesville, an officer asked residents of the area if they had seen or heard anything about an auto theft that took place on that street. One man said he had not seen or heard anything, and the officer told him to make sure his ...
  • Long Co. HS class of 1974 holds reunion Long Co. HS class of 1974 holds reunion Long County High School's class of 1974 had its 40th reunion July 19 at Long County Middle School. Twenty-three of the class' 58 graduates attended the celebration and, according to organizer Cindy McClellan, the night won't be forgotten. "It was an enjoyable evening, seeing some of our classmates that we hadn't seen in 40 years … even after having ...
  • TV show to re-enact murders of York, Roark TV show to re-enact murders of York, Roark The Investigation Discovery channel will premiere an episode of "Deadly Devotion" focusing on the deaths of Tiffany York and Michael Roark at 9 tonight, with a repeat at midnight. Investigation Discovery is on Hinesville cable channel 111, or high-definition channel 387. This episode takes a look at the events surrounding the deaths of York and Roark in December 2011 in ...
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    Sales-tax holiday Friday-Saturday Georgia annual back-to-school sales-tax holiday is this weekend.Shoppers cab get tax breaks on computers, clothes and school supplies on Friday and Saturday. The sales-tax holiday applies both to the 4 percent state sales tax and any local sales taxes. In Liberty County, shoppers will save 7 percent on qualified purchases.The tax holiday begins on 12:01 a.m. Friday and concludes at ...
  • Backpacks, school supplies available for military children Backpacks, school supplies available for military children Giveaway set for Saturday in Hinesville Operation Homefront will hold a Back-to-School Brigade event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Connection Church, 116 Patriot's Trail in Hinesville, where free backpacks full of school supplies will be distributed to military kids. Military parents wishing to bring their children to the event to receive free school supplies should arrive early, as the event is first come, first served. ...
  • Apartments planned for senior citizens Apartments planned for senior citizens Renaissance Place going up on Memorial Drive Renaissance Park, an upscale apartment complex for senior citizens, is under construction on Memorial Drive, across from the First Baptist Church.According to Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards, the complex will be for those 55 and older. The 46-unit complex will consist of one three-story building and two one-story buildings, he said. The one-story units will be quadraplexes."It'll be an apartment ...
  • Friends praise soldier killed in freak accident Friends praise soldier killed in freak accident Daughter also succumbs to wounds Two members of a Fort Stewart family, 9-year-old Oceana Irizarry and her father, Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry, 36, have died from injuries sustained in a freak accident Sunday on a Florida beach. He died Sunday apparently on Casperan Beach where the accident occurred and the girl passed Monday evening at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, according to various ...
  • Girl hit by plane dies Girl hit by plane dies Oceana Irizarry, 9, who along with her father was hit by a plane on a Florida beach Sunday, has died, according to national and regional media. The girl and her father, Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry of Fort Stewart, were vacationing in Venice, Fla., to celebrate his wedding anniversary to his wife, Rebecca. Reports are that the plane was having ...

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