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 and Urban Development office in Atlanta.
Midway voters Tuesday re-elected Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington and incumbent council members Curtes Roberts Sr., Mayor Pro-tem Levern Clancy Jr. and Melice Gerace. Stanley Brown Sr. will be sworn in when outgoing council member Terry Doyle's term is up at the end of the calendar year. Midway's mayor and council serve four-year terms.
Hinesville Ford joined Ford dealerships across the county in supporting local schools' fine arts and sports programs, many of which are being cut due to budget constraints.
Button Gwinnett Elementary School students, along with their counterparts at other schools in the Liberty County School System, celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Button Gwinnett was festooned from top to bottom with large and small red ribbons.
The Hinesville Rotary Club learned Tuesday during its weekly meeting about the home health-care services Amedisys provides to elderly and chronically ill patients.
A committee formed by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday to consider amending an attendance policy that affects those appointed to serve on locally created county boards.
The civilian joint-management board for the MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield on Friday met with a potential industrial client to discuss a proposed lease agreement. The unnamed company's representatives voiced concerns over the airport's proposed runway and tarmac-expansion projects.
The Liberty County Development Authority voted Monday to contract with Savannah-based engineering firm Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company beginning Dec. 1. The LCDA currently uses P.C. Simonton & Associates Inc. of Hinesville for its engineering services.
The Liberty County Board of Education agreed during last week's work session to contract a coordinator to oversee the Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center.
Children, parents and pets dressed Friday in costumes ranging from scary to super hero for the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority's largest annual downtown event, the Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night.
The Liberty County School System hosted a community forum Tuesday to hear concerns from parents and other members of the community.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal spoke Wednesday for a full 30 minutes about job creation and growing the economy, educating the future workforce, benefits of the port-expansion project and criminal justice reform during his visit to Liberty County.
State Rep. Al Williams sponsored a town-hall meeting Monday on the Affordable Care Act at the courthouse in Hinesville. The gathering was designed to inform residents about the new health-care law and to equip consumers with the knowledge they need to apply for insurance on the health-care exchanges.
Radio-control pilots demonstrated their model aeronautic skills last weekend at the Veterans and Angels Fly-in as they directed their planes into loops and turns and deftly maneuvered small copters overhead. The local Blazing Angels RC Squadron club organized the event at the old airport that straddles the Liberty and Long county line off Airport Road. Pilots' fees and donations from thepublic benefited Fort Stewart's Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners formed a committee to review and evaluate the county's locally created boards to ensure they are responsive to the commission and the public.
Residents of the east end of Liberty County can soon patronize a new and improved neighborhood library. The Midway-Riceboro Branch of the Live Oak Public Library will open at 10 a.m. Monday.