City gets loans for water work

Hinesville has received awarded a $4,622,450 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,057,792 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority board of directors. “The federal water and sewer programs administered by GEFA assist local governments with improving their environmental infrastructure. Through the ...

State allocates $200,000 for road safety in county

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a $1,815,000 award for 21 safety projects in 15 counties in southeast Georgia, including $200,000 in Liberty County. The funds are part of the fiscal 2016 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant Off-System Safety Program, according to a news release issued Thursday night. ...

UPDATE: Bowman challenges sheriff election results

Will Bowman, who finished second in a five-way race for the Democratic primary for Liberty County sheriff, filed a petition to contest the results of the election Thursday afternoon. The lawsuit, filed in Liberty County Superior Court, names the Liberty County Board of Elections, all of the board members, ...

Grants dominate Hinesville City Council discussions

Several grants and grant requests were approved for Hinesville departments and programs at Thursday’s City Council meeting. The council approved the allocation of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant funding to five public-service agencies who submitted applications for the funding. The $30,649 total was distributed to Atlantic ...

State Rep. Al Williams: Prepared to fight for Stewart

First of two parts One of Liberty County’s two state representatives told business and community leaders Thursday that he is now in a position to fight for Fort Stewart. Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, gave an overview of this year’s legislative session at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs ...

Bowman challenges Liberty County sheriff primary results

Will Bowman, who finished second in a five-way race for the Democratic primary for Liberty County sheriff, filed a petition to contest the results of the election Thursday afternoon. The lawsuit, filed in Liberty County Superior Court, names the Liberty County Board of Elections, all of the board members, ...

Audit elicits applause at City Council meeting

The Hinesville City Council received the city’s annual financial report on fiscal year 2015 May 19. David Irwin with Mauldin and Jenkins oversaw the audit, which was the city’s first with the firm. “And I’m happy to say that we’re issuing you a clean or unmodified opinion on this ...