News Line for Hinesville

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.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

Leaders firm up SPLOST projects
County leaders will meet with representatives from the cities April 28 to firm up a comprehensive SPLOST project list. The county met with representatives from the cities of Flemington, Riceboro, Walthourville, Midway and Hinesville in March to begin identifying projects they want included on the referendum for the next SPLOST.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

$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.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

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.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

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.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

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.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

Main Street project going to council
Hinesville Downtown Partners Tuesday discussed starting a Main Street start-up program here.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

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.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

Ads on buses get council attention
Thursday’s Hinesville City Council meeting included only three action items and five information items on the agenda. One information item that created discussion, however, was a proposal by City Manager Billy Edwards to hire an advertising management firm to advertise on Liberty Transit buses and shelters.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

Armstrong shows off new plan for Hinesville
Armstrong Atlantic State University president Linda M. Bleicken and Armstrong Liberty Center director Pete Hoffman unveiled a rendering of the new 21,000-square-foot Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville at the Hinesville Rotary meeting at La Quinta.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Mayor: Learn from history, but focus on today
His military career began in 1957 and essentially continued through to 2005, when he retired for a second time with a total of 46 years military-related service. Then, in 2008, Jim Thomas began his political career as Hinesville’s first black mayor.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

Hinesville Council recognizes one of its own
Hinesville City Council members and Mayor Jim Thomas recognized Councilman David Anderson as they began their meeting Thursday afternoon.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

City pulls prior conviction question from applications
The city of Hinesville has decided to eliminate the question on city employment applications that asks about criminal convictions.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

City chosen for Main Street program
Hinesville recently was selected by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs as one of 19 cities to join the state’s Main Street start-up program, according to a GDCA news release.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

Sunday alcohol sales referendum passes; Midway mayor re-elected
For the referendum for Sunday package sales of alcohol, 298 Hinesville voters cast their votes, with 190 voting for the referendum and 108 voting no.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

Public views parkway master plan
Hinesville residents who live or own property along Veterans Parkway were able to see the final draft of the master plan for the Veterans Parkway Overlay District on Tuesday at city hall.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

Police, firefighters serve meals to students
“I want to be just like you,” a boy told Hinesville firefighter Alex Mason at Frank Long Elementary School on Wednesday.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier