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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.
Primary ballot set in Long County

Primary ballot set in Long County

With qualifying having ended, the official ballot for the May 20th Republican and Democratic parties’ primaries and the nonpartisan election has been set.

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Posted: mar. 31, 2014 10:41 a.m. | Updated: apr. 01, 2014 9:00 a.m.
Messy room moved to driveway

Messy room moved to driveway

A Fort Stewart soldier fed up with his daughter's messy room decided it was time to teach the teen a lesson. He moved all her furniture onto the driveway of the family's Long County home.

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Posted: mar. 31, 2014 9:50 p.m.


Long County extends EMS contract

With an April 1 deadline looming for emergency medical services to end, the Long County Commission on Monday approved another extension with current EMS provider Liberty Regional Medical Center.

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Posted: mar. 28, 2014 10:27 a.m. | Updated: mar. 29, 2014 10:03 a.m.
Aiport gets $1M from state for runway work

Aiport gets $1M from state for runway work

Atlanta attorney Jimmy McDonald informed the Liberty County Development Authority on Monday that MidCoast Regional Airport will benefit from $1 million in Airport Aid Program funds to extend the runway.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2014 11:38 a.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2014 1:00 p.m.


Not registering to vote doesn't preclude jury duty

One does not have to vote to be called for jury duty, according to Liberty County Clerk of Superior Court F. Barry Wilkes.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2014 11:17 a.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2014 8:00 a.m.


Former Liberty Commissioner Carl Johnson dies


Posted: mar. 26, 2014 12:17 p.m.
Eyesores abound

Eyesores abound

Local government leaders say more needs to be done to enhance Liberty County’s appearance in order to entice a greater number of visitors and convince potential residents and businesses to settle here.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2014 12:01 p.m.


$10M loan for work on sewage plant

Hinesville has received a $10 million, low-interest loan to pay for upgrades to its sewage treatment plant on Fort Stewart, according the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2014 12:06 p.m. | Updated: mar. 25, 2014 10:30 p.m.


Longtime building official, sports ref dies


Posted: mar. 25, 2014 4:55 p.m.
Council has light agenda; much discussion

Council has light agenda; much discussion

Thursday’s Hinesville City Council meeting included only 15 agenda items, but public comments and reports from the council, mayor and city manager made for a full afternoon.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2014 12:05 p.m. | Updated: mar. 25, 2014 6:00 a.m.
Rural water system to be completed by fall

Rural water system to be completed by fall

The county’s new rural water system is on track and could go online as early as September, Liberty County commissioners learned Thursday.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2014 12:08 p.m.


City pulls club's licenses

Following a “show-cause” hearing Thursday, the Hinesville City Council revoked the alcohol and business licenses of Island Vybez at 728 E. Oglethorpe Highway.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2014 9:24 a.m.


Former HPD officer may sue Savannah department

Another Chatham County Police officer is sending a letter saying she plans to sue the department.

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Posted: mar. 21, 2014 11:00 a.m. | Updated: mar. 22, 2014 10:59 a.m.


LCPC rezones 4 acres for Griffin Park

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved rezoning a 4.17-acre residential tract in an unincorporated area of the county and then agreed it should be annexed it into the city of Hinesville.

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Posted: mar. 21, 2014 10:55 a.m. | Updated: mar. 21, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Former superintendent sanctioned

Former superintendent sanctioned

Former Liberty County School System Superintendent Steve Wilmoth recently was sanctioned by the Missouri Ethics Commission for getting paid to promote an Ombudsman program while employed as the superintendent of the Seneca School District in Missouri.

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Posted: mar. 21, 2014 9:21 a.m.


Fate of new I-95 interchange up to Congress

Work on the proposed interchange at I-95 and Belfast Siding Road could begin as early as the summer of 2017 — or then again, maybe not.

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Posted: mar. 19, 2014 10:18 a.m. | Updated: mar. 20, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Long Co. sets 2014-15 calender, honors teachers

Long Co. sets 2014-15 calender, honors teachers

The Long County Board of Education had several items on the agenda last week, including approval of the 2014-15 school calendar. Special-education teachers of the year also were recognized.

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Posted: mar. 19, 2014 10:14 a.m. | Updated: mar. 20, 2014 8:00 a.m.
Only educators running for school board

Only educators running for school board

Four former teachers and one Chatham County assistant principal are running to fill three board seats and the chairman’s spot on the Liberty County Board of Education.

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Posted: mar. 19, 2014 10:02 a.m. | Updated: mar. 20, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Camp Aloha aims to help, support grieving kids

Camp Aloha aims to help, support grieving kids

Children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past 24 months are invited to attend a weekend overnight camp organized by nonprofit Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle bereavement staff and volunteers.

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Posted: mar. 19, 2014 2:16 p.m.
Officials lining up projects for next SPLOST

Officials lining up projects for next SPLOST

Liberty County officials and representatives from five of the county’s seven municipalities met Tuesday to discuss SPLOST-revenue projections and the steps to finalizing SPLOST 2015 project wish lists.

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Posted: mar. 19, 2014 9:56 a.m.
Flemington considering development

Flemington considering development

Flemington city officials and a number of residents expressed how they envision their city will grow over the next 25 years during a community planning meeting Thursday at Flemington City Hall on Old Sunbury Road.

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Posted: mar. 17, 2014 9:55 a.m. | Updated: mar. 18, 2014 4:00 a.m.


Ludowici seeking grants for road work

At the Ludowici City Council meeting Tuesday, the council reappointed G. Ben Turnipseed Engineering and ALGA Inc. to prepare and submit Coastal Development Block Grants for the coming year.

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Posted: mar. 14, 2014 9:53 a.m. | Updated: mar. 16, 2014 6:00 a.m.


Long County still taking EMS proposals

Long County Commission Vice Chair Kent Hall said Wednesday that despite rumors and speculation, no decision has been made on who would provide emergency medical services to the county.  

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Posted: mar. 14, 2014 9:11 a.m. | Updated: mar. 14, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Liberty schools budgeting for more students

Liberty schools budgeting for more students

The Liberty County Board of Education was informed Tuesday that school administrators are busy shaping a budget for the 2014-15 school year. School-board members were told that before a final draft budget can be presented, the district must clear three hurdles: projecting enrollment and teacher allocations, developing a budget for capital projects and estimating costs for advancing technology in the schools.

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Posted: mar. 14, 2014 9:34 a.m.
Fire destroys "man cave" in Long Co.

Fire destroys "man cave" in Long Co.

A fire broke out late Thursday afternoon in Long County and destroyed a mobile home on Dena Circle that Long County resident Mike Dollins used as his “man cave,” according to Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman.  

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Posted: mar. 13, 2014 6:03 p.m.
Tickets will be given for left turns

Tickets will be given for left turns

During Tuesday’s Ludowici City Council meeting, Police Chief James Steiner told the council that the police department will issue citations to drivers who make illegal left turns at the intersection of Highway 84 and North/South Main Street.

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Posted: mar. 13, 2014 12:08 p.m.


Split vote stymies recommended firings

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee’s recommendation to terminate married teachers Brian and Tiffany Griggs for abandonment of contract failed Monday when the board of education delivered a split vote in the couple’s combined fair-dismissal hearing. Had the Griggs been terminated, they most likely would have faced sanctions from the state Professional Standards Commission, to include having their teaching certificates revoked in Georgia and states of reciprocity, including Florida, Alabama and South Carolina.

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Posted: mar. 12, 2014 9:57 a.m. | Updated: mar. 13, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Long has yet to act on EMS contract

Long has yet to act on EMS contract

With speculation in the air and a deadline approaching, the Long County Commission, as of Monday, still had not taken any formal action regarding the continuation of emergency medical service to Long County, according to commission Chairman Robert Long.

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Posted: mar. 12, 2014 9:52 a.m.


Ads on buses get council attention

Thursday’s Hinesville City Council meeting included only three action items and five information items on the agenda.

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Posted: mar. 10, 2014 10:44 a.m. | Updated: mar. 11, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Planning meeting for Flemington

Planning meeting for Flemington

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission will host a community planning meeting for Flemington from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Flemington City Hall, 156 Old Sunbury Road.

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Posted: mar. 10, 2014 12:09 p.m. | Updated: mar. 10, 2014 3:00 p.m.
State to hear Long County concerns over  bombing range

State to hear Long County concerns over bombing range

First District Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, told a packed Long County Courthouse on Tuesday that he would take concerns over the Townsend Bombing Range expansion directly to Gov. Nathan Deal.  

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Posted: mar. 10, 2014 9:40 a.m.


Democratic candidates greet, meet supporters

Democratic candidates for national, county and school board seats hobnobbed with supporters Thursday during a meet and greet event hosted by the Young Democrats of Liberty County and the Liberty County Democratic Committee at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

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Posted: mar. 07, 2014 6:17 p.m.


County weighs possible animal-control sites

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday discussed three possible sites on which to build a new animal-control facility. The county would fund the project with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.

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Posted: mar. 07, 2014 10:27 a.m.

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