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Resident publishes pictorial history book

Lifelong Liberty County resident Meredith Devendorf knows a picture is worth 1,000 words. Recently, she dug up images of damage caused by a massive hurricane that struck the Georgia coast in 1983, pictures of Liberty County during its post-Civil War reconstruction period and snapshots of shark hunts, community gatherings and past Fort Stewart soldiers.

November 16, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


Chorus teacher is system teach of year

Although many educators claim teaching is in their blood, few mean it literally. But, Amanda Durden, Bradwell Institute chorus and music teacher and Liberty County School System's 2010-11 teacher of the year, said her talent really does come from her parents, both of whom were teachers for many decades.

November 16, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News


BoE keeps millage rate stable

Although it means the Liberty County School System will see a decrease in tax revenue this year, the Board of Education voted unanimously to advertise the millage rate at 15.6 mills.

November 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News


Riceboro celebrates namessake at festival

The city of Riceboro and the Hampton Island Reserve will host the third annual Ricefest this weekend to celebrate the grain for which the city was named.

November 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Things to Do


State lauds eight schools here

Eight Liberty County schools made the state Department of Education's list of Title 1 Distinguished Schools, which means they have met Adequate Yearly Progress for more than three years in a row.

November 09, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News


Veterans march with pride

Scotty Hutchinson, 78, was a paratrooper in the Korean War nearly 60 years ago and served in the Army for many years after that. And he still prefers to surround himself with soldiers. In fact, Hutchinson said, the older he gets, the more he enjoys the company of fellow veterans.

November 07, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News


Manufacturer gets OK

At its Tuesday meeting, the Liberty County Commission approved a motion to begin the clearing and grading stage for a three-building, 206,787-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Tradeport East Business Park across from the Target Distribution Center.

November 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


A few H1N1 shots available Saturday

The Liberty County Health Department will be administering free H1N1 flu vaccines Saturday at a health fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Liberty Regional Medical Center, where residents can receive a variety of additional health services.

November 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


Research hopping on St. Catherines

Dr. David Hurst Thomas, author, archaeologist and curator for the American Museum of Natural History, told Liberty County residents Tuesday that he has spent his life digging his way across the country, but St. Catherines Island has an irresistible intrigue he doesn't often see.

November 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News


Post hospital opens restoration center

Spc. Leah Robinson, a 3rd Infantry Division soldier at Fort Stewart, stood Tuesday facing a brightly painted wall as the ground literally shook beneath her.

November 04, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Military


Liberty to host first Veterans Day parade

Although Hinesville has long been a military friendly community, this will be the city's first year for a Veterans Day Parade.

November 02, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News


Ghouls, goblins invade downtown

On Friday night in downtown Hinesville, wicked witches and creepy goblins lurked around every corner as pirates, princesses and petite bumblebees invaded local shops and eateries. But scary or sweet, the costumed crusaders were after one thing: candy.

November 02, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


In-school campaign stresses health, savings

A life-size statue made of plastic milk bottles will soon tower over the entrance of Midway Middle School, which may remind students to drink more of milk. However, the "milk man" symbolizes more than good nutrition.

October 30, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News


Future uncertain for Brewton-Parker campus

As the Liberty campus of Brewton-Parker College goes forth with preparations to close at the end of this semester, there is still no decision on what will happen to the actual facility.

October 30, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News


Red Cross asks people to give back

According to Denese Register, resource development coordinator for the Red Cross, the organization spent more than $215,000 in Liberty County during the past year, aiding families who have endured a natural disaster or fire.

October 26, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News


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