Liberty County Prepares For 25% Population Surge

With troop realignments underway at military installations across the nation, the City of Hinesville and Liberty County are gearing up for a massive influx of soldiers to Fort Stewart, as reported by the Coastal Courier.

Nearly 4,000 new troops are due to arrive at the base in 2011 when the 3rd Infantry Division gains a new infantry brigade combat team as part of the Army’s plan to become a lighter, more modular fighting force.

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas estimates that when the move is complete, there will be “12,000 or 14,000 people” which will be part of the influx. Good news indeed for their local economy.