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Health care reform debate also dominates state budget discussion

Health care reform took front seat at another town hall meeting this week.

August 10, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


County OKs attedance policy

School-aged kids aren't the only ones with attendance policies and anyone in a Liberty County public office who misses three meetings in a row may have to give up their seat.

August 10, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Record center bid under budget

Liberty County commissioners approved just under $700,000 to remodel the records center, coming in under budget, which was $1.2 million of taxpayer money from SPLOST reserved for the project.

August 10, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Swine flu vaccine costs to be subsidized

Everyone may soon be getting a shot in the arm for protection against swine flu as health insurance providers and public health officials prepare for a national vaccine program.

August 07, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Health reform foes dominate Kingston's Jesup meeting

JESUP - "Now, you can see what the intensity level is about this… and I welcome all points of view," U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, said before hundreds of people at Wednesday's town hall meeting here on health care reform.

August 07, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Area post offices not on closure list

Like workers in GM and Chrysler car dealers earlier this year, postal workers across the country held their breaths Monday to see if their office was on a closure list.

August 05, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Aviation day to replace air show at MidCoast

Though under a new name, the annual air show at MidCoast Regional Airport is still a go and planners aim to draw as much local and regional interest as possible.

August 03, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Public using clunker law

Liberty County residents joined hundreds of thousands of other car buyers recently, flocking to vehicle lots to take advantage of the government-sponsored Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or "cash for clunkers."

August 03, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Midway opens wetlands center

It took eight years, but a local man's dream to showcase a Liberty County asset and to allow generations to come to enjoy it has become reality.

July 31, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Health officials limiting flu reporting

The public may not be hearing a lot about the latest confirmed cases of swine flu, but the pandemic remains a threat.

July 31, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Officials not giving up on more troops

Liberty County - at least its industrial authority - is not playing to lose and a $75 million federal handout won't replace members' hopes for an additional Fort Stewart brigade.

July 29, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


All state workers being asked to sacrifice

Teachers are not the only victims to the furloughs and budget cuts plaguing the state.

July 27, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | State, National


Blood drive draws life-saving crowd

One pint at a time, Liberty County residents may have saved more than 100 lives Wednesday.

July 24, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Cost to care for uninsured is rising

Costs to provide health care for uninsured patients are rising, according to a report given at Tuesday's Liberty County Hospital Authority meeting by Liberty Regional Medical Center CFO Sam Johnson.

July 24, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


County auctioning off old school's gear

Furniture and office equipment in the old Liberty Elementary School is going once, going twice and will be sold to the highest bidder.

July 22, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


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