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POSTED: October 2, 2007 5:04 a.m.
To further the notion that Liberty County is progressive, several county officials gathered Friday morning to showcase how Hinesville’s Stafford Park has gone wireless.
With the help of IT Director Clint Stanley and Assistant County Administrator Bob Sprinkel, anyone with a modern laptop can use the park’s free wireless Internet service, Stanley said.
“This service offers flexibility for those who want to change up the grind of their workdays,” Sprinkel said. “Instead of being cooped up in an office, adults can complete their work or other tasks, while they enjoy their surroundings, or while they watch their children play.”
Chamber of Commerce Director Kenny Smiley said he was impressed with the wireless connection as he checked his email.
This is a wonderful opportunity because it shows that our community leaders are looking toward our future, Smiley said. “Also when we’re trying to recruit new businesses and industry to the area, they will be attracted to this service because businesses look at recreation opportunities and community amenities.”
Sprinkel said children and young adults can use this service too as they switch from a recreational activity to sitting down on a bench and finishing up homework.
“I’m proud of our government officials for the good opportunities they bring to our county,” County Administrator Joey Brown said. “This will enable folks to get outside more and become more involved with the community.”
The wireless connection is available seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and filters are in place to help prevent people from viewing improper Web sites, Stanley said.
 

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