For Nichele James, finding a secure job during a national economic downturn has been difficult, despite her background in the military and her residency in a military-centric town. She currently works as a cook at Hunter Air Force Base but she said, "it's only a temporary job, and I'm looking for something permanent. I want job security."
Going against the old adage, "what seems too good to be true usually is," the Bryan County News and The Coastal Courier are teaming up with local businesses to prove that there are still a few good deals out there.
Schools are back in session today for the 2008-09 academic year, but the Liberty County School System doesn't know exactly how many students to expect.
In an email circulated Thursday afternoon, state Senate President Pro Tempore Eric Johnson announced that in December he would step down from the leardership position.
The Georgia Department of Transportation's project to widen SR 196, originally scheduled for completion in May of this year, is still under construction. After the GDOT's recent re-evaluation of its spending, which was initiated by new commissioner Gena Abraham's discovery earlier this year that the department was overextended by more than $1 billion, many began to think that the SR 196 project was being postponed or delayed due to poor planning.
This month's Board of Elections & Registration meeting, held on Monday, focused on Liberty County's 2008 primary elections, their weaknesses, and where corrections could and should be made.
Growing in the parking lot at R & J Produce on 196 West is the little plant that could. "People come by to ask what it is," said Joann Schroeder, who owns the produce store with her husband Rick. "I think it's just so pretty. I've never seen anything like this before." The plant is a watermelon vine that looks as though it sprang right out of the concrete. "We were eating watermelons here and ...
Thursday morning at the LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation, in the midst of chirping birds, buzzing cicadas and an occasional, forgiving breeze, ground was broken at the site of what will be The Walk, a tribute to Liberty County's African-American slaves.
At the end of June, the Coastal Health District began a pilot Nicotine Therapy Replacement (NRT) program to help local residents quit smoking. The program, which is part of the governor's Live Healthy Georgia campaign, is completely free, and provides participants with over-the-phone counseling and nicotine replacement patches, gums, or lozenges.
According to the Census Bureau's 2007 estimates, released earlier this month, Hinesville's population is decreasing. But not by much.
Liberty Countians Tuesday voted in favor of allowing the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants on Sundays. Now, the ball is in county commissioners' court.
On Wednesday morning, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile stopped in Hinesville for a 4-hour visit in Wal-Mart's parking lot. The crowds were small but, according to the "Hotdoggers" who drive the hot dog-shaped vehicle, some days are much busier than others. "At the last Wal-Mart [in Charleston, South Carolina], we had about 800 people," said John Woodbridge, one of a team of four "Hotdoggers."
The city received a favorable audit for its submitted comprehensive annual financial report from spending last fiscal year.
LUDOWICI - The Long County primary election results are in and show that incumbent Sheriff Cecil Nobles appears to have secured himself four more years in office by bringing in 51 percent of the votes cast.
While the number of foreclosures in Liberty County is traditionally high, the area has a layer of insulation that most of the rest of the state doesn't.