As part of her "100-Days Entry Plan," Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee recommended Tuesday the board reorganize its senior-level staff to "eliminate critical barriers to academic success" and ensure that the system operates more effectively.
Loyal shoppers who have patronized Hinesville's 25-year-old Food Lion supermarket on Gen. Screven Way soon will have to go elsewhere for their groceries.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy officials want to put to rest rumors that the private school is closing.
The Liberty County commissioners decided Thursday night they needed more information before committing $2,000 toward the hiring of a consulting firm that would market Liberty County and its cities to retailers and restaurateurs.
Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones asked the city of Hinesville for help collecting delinquent personal property taxes that business owners may owe on their business' equipment and inventory.
Fort Stewart is installing cameras and scanners at post gates to prepare for bringing its new Automated Installation Entry system online in February.
Nine local residents will become the Hinesville Police Department's eyes on the street once they graduate from the department's Citizens Academy next week.
The Community and Veterans Coordination Committee raised a decades-old discussion last week during a Hinesville Military Affairs Committee meeting about finding a location for a proposed veterans memorial.
The city of Hinesville currently is developing a new mosquito control program that will include improved methods of trapping and tracking mosquitoes.
For one group of residents, it's not too soon to start planning for the Christmas holidays, including procuring colored lights for Hinesville's live Christmas tree in Bradwell Park.
One man's combat journal kept during the first battle of Fallujah has become his brother's theatrical mission.
City officials continue to whittle down a proposed budget for fiscal year 2012. City council members met with city administrators and several department heads Thursday for another all-day budget workshop.
Entering the civilian job market when an estimated 14 million Americans are out of work can be an unsettling prospect. But some of the job-search pressure was lifted Wednesday for more than 500 transitioning soldiers, veterans, retirees and military spouses during a career expo at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart. The expo is hosted on post by CivilianJobs.com each spring and fall.
A scene familiar in third-world countries is being played out right here in Liberty County. Local residents are going hungry. Scores of people, some elderly and infirm, some mothers with young children, lined up to receive bagged groceries during a mobile food pantry Thursday in Midway.
Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots band are based in Memphis, Tenn., but Wainwright's roots are local. The Savannah native and his band will headline the Blues & BBQ festival Saturday in downtown Hinesville, confirmed Chris Dent, Fort Stewart Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation special events coordinator.
Local leaders offered their thoughts on the passing of human-rights activist Nelson Mandela and the legacy of forgiveness and tolerance he left the world. Mandela was South Africa's first black president and was elected in his country's first democratic election April 27, 1994. He served one term, from 1994-1999.
Red, white and blue were the predominant colors for Friday night's 17th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade in Hinesville, with event participants enthusiastically welcoming the troops home for the holidays and honoring their service. The parade was hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Red, white and blue was the predominant color palette for this year's illuminated Christmas Parade, with event participants enthusiastically welcoming the troops home for the holidays and honoring their service.
The battle to avoid an onslaught of calories was lost Wednesday night when sweet-toothed residents indulged in tasty and creative desserts at the biannual Cupcake War for the Arts. The event was hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council at the National Guard Armory on Highway 84.
Residents and business owners whose properties were not reassessed in 2013 will not see a tax increase, county officials said Tuesday evening at a third and final millage-rate hearing. The county held a second, sparsely attended millage rate hearing at noon Tuesday.
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.