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  • Home invaders cut woman's face Home invaders cut woman's face Hinesville PD blotters for Sept. 15 Recent reports to the Hinesville Police Department include:Aug. 26• Criminal damage to property - A Hinesville man called HPD and said his girlfriend deliberately damaged his Toyota Camry. The man told the officer he went to his girlfriend's home to get some personal items and took a witness from his unit with him. The man and his girlfriend reportedly had ...
  • Testimony underway Testimony underway State presents its case in toddler murder trial Six men and six women were chosen and the trial for alleged child murderer Torres Boles promptly started Monday afternoon at theLibertyCountyJusticeCenter. Boles faces two counts of murder, three counts of cruelty to children and one count of deprivation of a child allegedly causing the death of his three year old daughter Andraia Boles at his Bannon Court home between ...
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    Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in convicting arsonist Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury. Duncan recalled sitting on her porch when her grandson said he smelled something burning. After checking the house, Duncan resumed her phone conversation, assuming that someone was ...
  • Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI campaign Thursday with the first of four community meetings scheduled ahead of the November elections. County Commission Chair-man Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown proceeded with their full presentation Thursday evening, despite a thin turnout. Chamber CEO Leah Poole acknowledged the fact ...
  • Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Liberty County service personnel, first responders, soldiers and community members turned out Thursday for the America Supports You Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Elementary in Hinesville. Representatives from the Hinesville Police Department, Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Hinesville Fire Department, Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services, Liberty County Board of Education, U.S. Veterans Motorcycle Club and Fort Stewart's 6/8 Cavalry Squadron all ...
  • Divorcing woman alleges child neglect Divorcing woman alleges child neglect Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 15 Here are some recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office: Aug. 23 • Simple assault - A man escorted his brother out of his Fleming Loop Road home because his brother was drunk, argumentative and threatening the man's family. After the complainant walked his sibling off his property, he called deputies to file a report. The brother allegedly ...
  • State revenue up in August over 2013 State revenue up in August over 2013 Georgia's net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of $47 million, or 3.5 percent, compared to the month-ended August 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal's office recently announced. Year-to-date, net tax-revenue collections totaled $2.88 billion, an increase of $125 million, or 4.5 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year when net tax revenues totaled $2.75 ...
  • Green spaces topic at PTP luncheon Green spaces topic at PTP luncheon The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Liberty County Complex in Midway. Featured speaker Sarah Visser will talk on "Pretty Places, Vibrant Spaces: The Importance of Community Appearance" and will share ideas and information on using green spaces and urban forests to enhance community appearance, strengthen environmental ...
  • Developer magazine ranks Georgia first Developer magazine ranks Georgia first Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is an executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation."Georgia's success has come from dead reckoning in areas that are crucial to business locators," Area Development staff editor Dale Buss said. "That ...
  • SPLOST promotions start with breakfast SPLOST promotions start with breakfast 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. The event was attended by community leaders, business owners and concerned citizens. The event's first guest speaker, Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette, began by referencing ...
  • Ludowici may fine for trash cans left out Ludowici may fine for trash cans left out Trash-can placement was an issue raised at Tuesday's monthly Ludowici City Council meeting. Revis Boyd told the council that several residents are leaving their trash cans in the road and not placing them beside their homes once the trash has been picked up. He said that it results both in an eyesore and a road hazard, and he feels that ...
  • United Way sets goals, touts volunteers United Way sets goals, touts volunteers Campaign aims to raise $175,000 this year 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. After this year's local campaign chairman, Pastor Alan Darsey, and co-chair, Irene McCall, presented awards for the youth volunteer of the year, youth-group volunteers, ...
  • Curves having open houses Curves having open houses Curves International Inc. announced last week that participating Curves, including the Hinesville location, are hosting open houses the week of Sept. 15-20, in which new members can receive 30 days free, in addition to a free workout. The Hinesville location is at 230 W. Gen. Screven Way, suite 106. According to a new survey conducted online in July by Harris ...
  • Arrest for suspected animal cruelty Arrest for suspected animal cruelty Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 12 Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's office included:Aug. 23 Aggravated cruelty to animals - A deputy responded to assist Liberty Animal Control at a home on Bill Carter Road. Animal Control had received information about an injured dog and discovered a small mixed breed with an inch-wide and 2-inch-deep laceration on its neck. The homeowner said someone had ...
  • Trial for toddler's death starts Monday Trial for toddler's death starts Monday The trial against accused murderer Torres Boles is set to begin Monday in Liberty County Superior Court. Boles faces two counts of murder, three counts of cruelty to children and one count of contributing to the deprivation of a child for allegedly causing the death of his then 3-year-old daughter, Andraia Boles, in their Bannon Court home on Feb. 26, ...
  • City preps for traffic changes along Memorial City preps for traffic changes along Memorial Hinesville leaders already are planning for how traffic may be affected by growth on Memorial Drive and Central Avenue when Armstrong State University's new Liberty Center and the new Liberty County Library are completed. Mayor Jim Thomas and City Manager Billy Edwards doubt that traffic and parking will become serious issues, but the city may need to monitor traffic patterns ...
  • Budget talks include increase in travel expenditures Budget talks include increase in travel expenditures Mayor: More trips to D.C. to lobby leaders to protect Stewart City leaders on Monday approved a recommendation by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas to increase their travel expenditures for fiscal year 2015 as the council goes over next year's budget. Council members agreed to increase the proposed travel expenses for the mayor and council from $24,250 to $35,500 in anticipation of more lobbying efforts in the nation's capital. "Gentlemen, next year ...
  • Vehicles, friends make trouble for residents Vehicles, friends make trouble for residents Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 10 Here are some recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:Aug. 12Driving with a suspended license/tag light violation - A black Chevy Tahoe passed a deputy's vehicle, and the deputy noticed the Chevy had a broken tag light. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and the driver handed the deputy a military ID. The man said he had a ...
  • Woman dies from injuries in wreck Woman dies from injuries in wreck Sleeping driver hits school bus, other car The woman injured Wednesday morning in a three-vehicle accident that involved a school bus has died. Georgia State Patrol Trooper Robert Balkcom said the victim's name is not being released till next of kin is notified. The accident happened on Highway 196 at Cove Street in Hinesville about 6:45 a.m. The victim was flown to Memorial Health University Medical Center ...
  • Airport Road widening project underway Airport Road widening project underway Project slated for completion in summer 2017 The Georgia Department of Transportation has commenced work on widening State Route 119, also called Airport Road, in Hinesville and Walthourville. According to a news release from GDOT, the stretch of Airport Road from E.G. Miles Parkway to West Oglethorpe Highway is 3.3 miles long. The project, which will widen the road from a "two-lane route to four-lane divided highway ...

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