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Plans for new EMS headquarters taking shape

Survey crews finished up this week at Liberty County Regional Medical Center's new emergency services headquarters building. Site design still is being worked out, according to EMS Director Jim Turner.

May 22, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


LCDA contract flap settled

After previous hesitations, the Liberty County Development Authority unanimously decided to contract with Strategic Business Solutions Unlimited for work on a minority and women business enterprise initiative.

May 20, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Ag secretary warns of rising oil prices

"Make no mistake about this, oil prices are going to go back up," U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack warned Monday afternoon during a public forum in Ludowici.

May 20, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Businesses using bankruptcy

Bankruptcy seems to be unwelcomed, but still an alternative for the "credit heavy," according Raven Owen, housing counselor with JCVision & Associates.

May 18, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Local GM, Chrysler dealers not being closed

"This is the classic thing: No news is good news," Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, said Friday afternoon.

May 18, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Guard still up for flu

The beginning of the swine flu outbreak had Liberty County Health Department Administrator Deidre Howell giving up shaking hands and going to fist bumps, popularized by President Obama.

May 15, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Regional medical transit system in works

Local resident Shvonna Hearn is pushing for public transit to serve the county's most needy.

May 13, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


County's verdict still out on ATVs

Liberty County commissioners continue to mull over an ordinance restricting riding four-wheelers on public roads.

May 11, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Man starting private bus company

The transit system may soon be available to everyone, regardless of where they live in Liberty County.

May 11, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Officials weigh roads, transportation needs

"I just have to say, I love the traffic circle in Hinesville," said Verdell Jones, representing the school board and hospital authority at last week's county planning workshop.

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


Public rumbles as ATV ordinance looms

Public safety may have been on the minds of Liberty County commissioners as they gave a proposed four-wheeler ordinance a second read during their meeting yesterday.

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


Area's poverty level presents issues for planning

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - As facilitators tried to close the countywide planning workshop Friday on St. Simons Island, Liberty County officials let it be known they weren't quite finished hashing out issues.

May 04, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Stimulus money will put 500 area youth to work

Federal stimulus dollars - to the tune of $1.4 million - will take 500 young people from the couch to the work force this summer.

May 04, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Water, economic development taking spotlight

ST. SIMON'S ISLAND - "We're getting a lot under economic development," facilitator Denise Grabowski said as she added another sub-head to the growing list of issues facing Liberty County.

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


Younth showcases major talent at minor league game

Leah Hayes of Hinesville favored thousands of baseball fans during the Sand Gnats season opener game April 12.

April 27, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Sound off


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