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Democrats award banquet is May 3

Democrats award banquet is May 3

The Liberty County Democratic Party will have its annual awards banquet Saturday, May 3, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., and the program starts at 7. The keynote speaker is Rashad Richey of CBS Radio WAOK in Atlanta.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2014 9:57 a.m. | Updated: apr. 24, 2014 11:30 a.m.


Two controlled burns on post today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is burning about 900 acres in the northwest part of the post today, according to a news release from Fort Stewart's public affairs office.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2014 11:19 a.m.
Some work downtown nearing end

Some work downtown nearing end

The mess behind the courthouse annex in downtown Hinesville should start clearing up soon, engineer Trent Long told the Liberty County Commission Thursday.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2014 9:34 a.m.
Culverts focus on complaints to county

Culverts focus on complaints to county

“They’re bragging out there that they got their’s free. It kind of makes me mad. They’re not free, those are tax dollars.”

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Posted: apr. 21, 2014 10:14 a.m. | Updated: apr. 22, 2014 11:30 p.m.
Conservation efforts in Effingham get hand

Conservation efforts in Effingham get hand

Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 11:20 a.m. | Updated: apr. 19, 2014 10:58 a.m.
Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members and special guests that Hinesville’s future is promising during his State of the City Address given Thursday at Connection Church in Flemington.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 12:06 p.m.
Bryan County administrator resigning

Bryan County administrator resigning

Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman announced Monday he plans on stepping down this summer as the county’s top appointed official.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 2:15 p.m. | Updated: apr. 16, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Downtown development manager resigns

Downtown development manager resigns

After nearly seven years as the executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, Vicki Davis is leaving her position and moving on with her career. Davis resigned Friday, April 11. She said her last day on the job will be April 25.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 11:12 a.m.


Political forum set for April 29

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a political candidate forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville, 800 Tupelo Trail.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2014 10:48 a.m. | Updated: apr. 15, 2014 11:00 p.m.
Black mayors meet in Hinesville

Black mayors meet in Hinesville

More than 35 former and current African-American mayors from throughout Georgia convened April 4-6 in Hinesville for the annual Spring Conference of the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors. The organization provides information, resources and assistance to small, rural cities that commonly are led by African-American mayors.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2014 12:34 p.m.
Long sheriff asks commission for more deputies

Long sheriff asks commission for more deputies

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles went before county commissioners April 1 and asked for additional deputies.  

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Posted: apr. 11, 2014 10:30 a.m.


Commission starting 2015 county budget

County commissioners and administrators met Monday for one of several finance-committee meetings to comb through a draft budget for fiscal year 2015, line item by line item. The committee will meet twice more this month.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2014 11:14 a.m. | Updated: apr. 10, 2014 10:00 a.m.
City eyes paying off city hall, new fire station with SPLOST

City eyes paying off city hall, new fire station with SPLOST

Members and officials of the Hinesville City Council had a full day Thursday, including a planning workshop, proclamation signings and a council meeting.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2014 11:24 a.m. | Updated: apr. 09, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Gubernatorial candidate stops in Ellabell

Gubernatorial candidate stops in Ellabell

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back hundreds of years.

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Posted: apr. 07, 2014 12:24 p.m. | Updated: apr. 08, 2014 9:30 a.m.


Two commission candidates challenged

One of three Liberty County commissioners up for re-election is running unopposed in the May 20 Democratic primary.

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Posted: apr. 07, 2014 9:54 a.m. | Updated: apr. 08, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Candidate stumps at nursing home

Candidate stumps at nursing home

State Sen. Buddy Carter visited the residents and staff at Long County’s Coastal Manor nursing home Thursday morning. Carter is a candidate for the U.S. 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Jack Kingston, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

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Posted: apr. 04, 2014 10:36 a.m.


Leaders firm up SPLOST projects

Liberty County leaders focused on paying down bond debt and maintaining county roads using sale-tax money Wednesday during a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2015 planning session.

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Posted: apr. 04, 2014 10:21 a.m.
Arts council asks county to renew lease

Arts council asks county to renew lease

The Hinesville Area Arts Council asked the Liberty County Commission Tuesday to renew the organization’s lease on its 640-square-foot space on Commerce Street in Hinesville.

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Posted: apr. 04, 2014 10:17 a.m.


Businessman Raleigh Way dies


Posted: apr. 03, 2014 10:06 a.m.


Reports from 2014 General Assembly Jan. 13-24

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

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Posted: jan. 14, 2014 10:20 a.m.

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