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, ...

Jobless rate down to 5.3% in April

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate for April was percent, down percentage point from March. The rate in April 2015 was 6 percent. The rate declined as the number of jobs increased by 100, or percent, to ...

Cheer school opens in Ludowici

A new cheerleading school had a ribbon-cutting May 14 in Ludowici. Tammy Allen, owner and operator of Southeast Cheer, said the school will start by offering tumbling classes for ages 3-18. She also plans to have a competitive cheerleading squad that will “go as far as Nashville,” she said. ...

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 ...

Leadership Liberty drive benefits shelter

Collection receptacles in the lobbies of The Heritage Bank, Savannah Technical College’s Liberty Campus, Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CH2M are part of a 2016 Leadership Liberty Class project. Class members decided to have a drive for non-perishable food and paper products for the Tri-County Protective Agency as ...

Memories from the Civil War

The last Monday in May is designated as Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember the men and women who have died while serving in the armed services. In the beginning, just after the Civil War, it was called Decoration Day, as it was the day that ...

Salon moves to Allenhurst

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting May 12 to celebrate the relocation of Heaven Sent Salon, which is now at 2161 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Allenhurst. Owner Lisa Readye welcomed friends, clients and Chamber members. She said stylist Joanne Powell also moved to the new ...

Homeless program marks 10 years, announces expansion

“Without shelter, life can be horrendous,” said the Rev. Dale Thornton, pastor of First United Methodist Church at the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless’ 10th anniversary celebration May 17. It was an evening of reflections and gratitude to God and the center for its board of directors and ...