A majority of the Liberty County Commission changed its collective mind Tuesday and voted to commit $2,000 toward the hiring of a consulting firm that would market the county and its cities to retailers and restaurateurs.
Liberty County School System teachers and other school employees were "welcomed aboard ship LCSS" during a rousing, nautical-themed convocation Tuesday, the day before the 2013-14 school year began.
The bell signaling the first day of the 2013-14 academic year rang Wednesday, and students toting backpacks returned to Liberty County School System's schools.
Love-it-Productions' new, original play, "Crabs in a Barrel," is a comedy filled with twists and turns that delivers a serious message about how easily greed corrupts. The local theater company's summer production will be presented at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center in Flemington.
Liberty County students reported back to classes today. Motorists on roads near the schools noticed short delays as crossing guards were directing traffic, but no problems had been reported early.
Kids, cops, parents, community and business leaders came together Friday night for the annual Community Night Out at Liberty Independent Troop Park on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The Hinesville Police Department and Target presented the crime-prevention and safety-themed event. More than 30 vendors offered children and parents information about educational and community resources.
New Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee was welcomed by community leaders like she was an old friend during a meet-and-greet Thursday at the Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center.
Incoming ninth-graders got a taste of what to expect from high-school life Tuesday at Bradwell Institute's revamped freshmen orientation, dubbed Camp BI. Bradwell administrators said the freshmen-only introduction to the school was held to help students adjust from middle school to high school.
Hurricane-preparedness experts successfully have reduced a 500-plus-page binder filled with storm-surge maps and other valuable data to a single interactive CD.
In comparing individual schools' standardized-test scores in the Liberty County School System, most students scored lower in math and science than they did in reading and language arts. However, LCSS students' scores beat the state average in most subjects, except in math, according to recently released test scores.
About 32 new teachers acted as role models for proper classroom behavior Tuesday by sitting quietly and attentively at their desks during a new-hire orientation at the Liberty County Board of Education.
The decision to hire paid firefighters or depend on a declining number of volunteer firefighters is one dilemma facing Liberty County, as it pertains to the county's comprehensive fire plan.
For the second time in three years, the Liberty County Schools' social workers are trying to assure all students can dress for success.
Liberty County Mosquito Control is continuing its efforts to protect the public against disease-carrying mosquitoes, but is asking residents to take precautions to keep themselves and their families safe.
The Dewar Group based in Valdosta announced this week that it plans to rehabilitate Raintree, Northgate and Baytree apartments in Hinesville. The group's project team - made up of developers, builders, architects and property managers - intends to submit an application in the next month for a noncompetitive grant to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to help fund the rehab. Company officials said they also will work with the U. S. Department of Housing ...
Fort Stewart's three elementary schools are among 60 domestic Department of Defense schools to be assessed this coming year by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND).
The Liberty County Board of Education rolled back the 16 millage rate it had adopted Nov. 19 to 15.88 mils Monday morning during a brief called meeting. The district was made aware of inflationary growth in the tax digest due to property reassessments and decided to reduce the previously approved millage rate, school administrators said.
Now that Americans' collective Thanksgiving Day indulgence has been reduced to delicious leftovers, consumers have come out of their turkey-induced stupor and are ready to hunt for holiday sales.
Cynthia Gates began her position as executive director of the Tri-County Protective Agency in August and now is "getting acclimated" to the job.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners held the first of three millage-rate hearings Monday, even though the 12.58 millage rate - for unincorporated and small cities - will not change. The county is required by law to advertise the millage rate and hold three hearings because it will keep revenue generated from reassessed growth, county officials explained. The county will hold the second and final millage rate hearings at noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. ...
The United Way of Liberty County just missed its $199,000 fundraising campaign goal for 2013. The organization raised $182,021, or 91 percent of its goal, according to Jennifer Darsey, director of the United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty office. Last year's goal was $195,000, she said. The campaign began Sept. 4 and ended Nov. 22.
A Liberty County High School senior, Austin John Eisner, 18, died from an accidental gunshot wound Sunday at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. The accidental shooting took place Saturday at Coastal Auto Parts and Recycling near Walthourville. Eisner was transported to Memorial by helicopter.
The sluggish housing market has picked up in Liberty and Long Counties, following an economic downturn and the return of many Fort Stewart soldiers from deployment overseas, local realtors say. The transient military community has always fueled the local housing market, they said. Whether a soldier plans to buy a home and retire here, or simply wants to rent a home until the next set of orders arrives, there are options available to suit most budgets.
Offering employers a skilled workforce is an important aspect of economic development, according to local leaders. A community's supply of skilled workers can help attract manufacturers and other businesses, thus creating jobs for local residents and making the give-and-take a win-win for everyone.
School administrators are well aware that a crisis can happen anywhere - even here - putting staff and students at risk, which is why the district prioritizes safety.
The road to making the newly dedicated Liberty County Community Complex a reality took more than 10 years to travel. Community leaders recently recounted how the community-center renovation evolved and shared memories of the old Liberty County High School that served African-American students from 1952 to 1972.
The Citizens of Georgia Power Company donated $2,500 checks to the Manna House and Helen's Haven on Thursday morning.
Community leaders and east-end residents were happy to enter the newly renovated Liberty County Community Complex on Friday in Midway to formally dedicate the facility.
Math teacher Lisa Knight, a 2004 Liberty County High School graduate, was named teacher of the year Thursday during the Liberty County School System 2013 Teacher of the Year celebration dinner at Bradwell Institute.
An estimated 2,700 people began lining up at 5 a.m. Thursday for a United Way of the Coastal Empire, Liberty mass mobile food pantry at the Walthourville fire station.