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Carter raises most in congressional campaign

This is an election year and with the primaries moved up to May 20, candidates vying for national offices are rushing to file statements of candidacy and disclose campaign contributions with the Federal Election Commission.

February 10, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Timeline set for comprehensive plan

In a public hearing held during Tuesday's county commission meeting, Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Executive Director Jeff Ricketson recommended a two-year schedule for community-planning meetings. These planning sessions will be held to garner public input so residents have a voice in how they would like to see their communities develop, Ricketson said.

February 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


County fire coordinator resigns

Liberty County Fire Coordinator James Ashdown resigned Monday, county officials confirmed this week. Ashdown had served as the county's first fire coordinator for more than eight years.

February 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Students help pick lunch selections

Liberty County public-school students won't find high-calorie junk food favorites like chili cheese fries in their school cafeterias anytime soon, but they may find some new, healthier choices taste-tested by their peers.

February 05, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Officials plotting November SPLOST vote

Government officials, educators, Fort Stewart representatives, business leaders and others met Friday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway for a mid-year review, to contemplate how far the community has come since a community-wide planning workshop was held last May.

February 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Foreigners invest in industry here

More than two-thirds of the industry in Liberty County is the result of foreign investment, Development Authority CEO Ron Tolley told chamber of commerce members Thursday.

February 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Few costs from area's 'snow days'

Erring on the side of caution, local schools closed Wednesday and Thursday, and government offices closed Wednesday, following predictions that winter weather would make area roads dangerously slick.

February 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


School board hears fund requests

Liberty County School System department heads offered board of education members first glance at the price tags for a number of proposed initiatives and programs Tuesday during the board's annual retreat.

February 01, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Parents to get comparison reports

The Liberty County School System will send individual student-growth model reports home to parents on Feb. 6. These Georgia Student Growth Model reports indicate how well a student has progressed academically compared to their peers in other school systems, school officials said.

January 31, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Re-enactors bring Civil War to life at fort

Historically attired interpreters passionate about their subject brought Sunbury's Civil War history to life Saturday at Fort Morris State Historic Site in Sunbury. The site is well-known for its Colonial and Revolutionary War history, but the war that tore apart the nation and families from 1861-65 also impacted Sunbury's small community.

January 29, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Development group wants projects in SPLOST

The Liberty County Development Authority voted Monday to recommend county leaders consider adding two road-improvement projects and a water-and-sewer project to the next special-purpose local-option sales tax referendum, which will go to voters for approval in November.

January 29, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Liberty schools becoming social digitally

The Liberty County School System, taking its cue from computer-savvy students, has redesigned its district website and will soon officially unveil the system's new Facebook and Twitter pages.

January 28, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Chambers honors individuals, businesses

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce spotlighted community leaders and volunteers, along with local businesses, during the chamber's annual awards banquet and Taste of Liberty on Friday inside the former Blockbuster building in Hinesville.

January 27, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Congressional candidate stumps here

Richmond Hill real-estate agent and Democrat Amy Tavio made a campaign stop Thursday in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park on as part of her campaign kick-off tour. Tavio is running for Georgia's 1st Congressional District, a seat that has been held by Republican Jack Kingston for the past 20 years. Kingston is running for the U.S. Senate.

January 25, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Planners OK tree variance, rezoning

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission approved developer Claude Dryden's request for a variance regarding street-tree requirements during a regular planning commission meeting Tuesday evening.

January 24, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


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