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State budget cut pinching county too

Georgia tightened the belt on budgets this year and all areas, even Liberty County, will feel a pinch eventually.

July 06, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Officer's credentials under review

The qualifications of a police officer in Liberty County are the subject of a formal state investigation into his criminal record.

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


LCDA approves $14 million budget

Today marks the start of the new fiscal year and the Liberty County Development Authority on Monday bumped up its spending plan for the coming year, after trimming some items that members said would be considered fat.

July 01, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Campus/library partnership down to 1

Funding for a proposed, downtown college campus and joint public library dwindled to two when Liberty County Development Authority backed out Monday, following two others.

July 01, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


New law to clamp down more on smoking

Smoking may be little less enticing after the passage last Monday of an anti-smoking law, but whether it will encourage more people to kick the habit or never start still is up in the air.

June 29, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Officials gear up for Census

You only get one chance to make a first impression and Liberty County officials want to impress upon federal regulator how important Census 2010 is to Liberty County.

June 26, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


County looks to help uninsured

Kristshon Clark, 29, says he hopes to not have to worrying about health insurance until he gets in his 40s.

June 26, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


New EMS station for west side

Emergencies in west Liberty County should soon get quicker ambulance responses.

June 24, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


East-end annex coming together

Liberty County's east-end annex is taking shape as the architect talked design and demolition with commissioners last week. But Midway is going to have to decide what it does with its city hall.

June 24, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


LRMC hopes to open adult day care center

Area senior citizens haven't been forgotten. Liberty Regional Medical Center is planning to open an adult day care center.

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


Election qualifying opens on Aug. 31

Hats can start being thrown into the ring Aug. 31 for public offices in Midway and Flemington.

June 24, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Dorchester fundraiser draws 120 to 9-mile walk

More than 100 walkers braved the heat Saturday morning for the ninth annual Walk to Dorchester, fanning their faces and ignoring beads of perspiration that soaked their T-shirts. With the nine-mile trek behind them, most participants crossed the finish line exhausted but smiling.

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


Neighbors uneasy after fatal shooting

After her neighbor, David Anthony Jones Jr., 28, was killed in his mobile home Tuesday night, Taqualya Hicks says she's worried about her safety.

June 19, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Slow business closes Rite Aid

Kelly Hutton walked out of Hinesville Rite Aid with Christmas lights, candy and small trinkets after hearing the local pharmacy store was liquidating.

June 19, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Area barbershops at risk of losing licenses

Two local barber shops are at risk of losing their licenses because of unpaid citations, after a June 8 meeting of the state board of barbers.

June 19, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


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