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Military career fair draws big crowd of veterans

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."

August 23, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | News

Local businesses offer great deal to boost community

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.

August 21, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger | News

Liberty Co. students back in school today

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.

August 21, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | Education

State Senator to run for Lt. Governor

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.

August 19, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | News

Highway 196 widening slated for completion by fall 2009

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.

August 16, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | News

Officials review primary election performance

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.

August 13, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | News

Watermelon grows in produce store parking lot

Growing in the parking lot at R & J Produce on 196 West is the little plant that could.

August 12, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | News

Work starts on memorial where slaves once toiled

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.

August 09, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | News

State trying to unbuckle tobacco belt

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.

August 07, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | News

Hinesville population decreasing slightly

According to the Census Bureau's 2007 estimates, released earlier this month, Hinesville's population is decreasing. But not by much.

August 05, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | News

Sunday alcohol sales in rural areas won't affect many

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.

August 05, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | News

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile visits Hinesville

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."

August 01, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | News

Hinesville receives favorable audit

The city received a favorable audit for its submitted comprehensive annual financial report from spending last fiscal year.

August 01, 2008 | By Alena Parker | News

Long County election results in

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.

August 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News

VA buffers area housing market

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.

July 29, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | News

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