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Resolution likely means increased class sizes

The Liberty County Board of Education recently adopted a resolution to increase class sizes for the 2010-11 school year. The resolution follows a State Board of Education exemption allowing schools to exceed statutory and regulatory class size maximums in the wake of declining school revenues at the state and local levels.

June 16, 2010 | Jenn Alexander McCall | Education


County weighing $24 million budget

About a half-dozen people attended Tuesday's public hearing to review and discuss the proposed budget for Liberty County, which county finance manager Kim McGlothlin presented to commissioners and the public.

June 04, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


Forum to focus on underage drinking

When summer comes around and teens are looking for ways to occupy their time, Youth Expressions Leadership Program and others in Liberty County want underage drinking to stay off the list of things to do.

June 02, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


Leaders review growth management data

Regional leaders met May 25 to review forecast data that will help stakeholders prepare for future growth in Liberty, Long, Bryan and Tattnall counties. AECOM Technical Services, Inc. presented its regional growth distribution model, which examined population and employment growth.

June 02, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


BoE wrestles with master planning

Liberty County School Board members debated the merits and necessity of conceptual master plans for three district properties at a Tuesday morning work session.

May 29, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Rec department fee hike proposed

May 24, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


Businesses near 196 will get new access

The Georgia Department of Transportation shared its timeline Wednesday for completion of the new Highway 196 interchange at Highway 84, and also said businesses pinched by the relocation will also regain their access driveways once construction is complete.

May 21, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


Local man wins $500,000

May 21, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


Move of 196 shortcut hurting businesses

Area shrimper Joey Lawler could haul in the catch of the season tomorrow, but as long as the relocated Highway 196 interchange limits how customers can get to him, he wouldn't see much profit from it.

May 20, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


New DFCS building still on track

More than five years after Liberty County expressed the need for an updated facility, plans for a new building that will house the Department of Family and Child Services is on track, according to County Administrator Joey Brown. Construction of the new building, which will provide more space for staff to effectively meet the needs of the community, is expected to begin in June and will take about eight months, Brown said. The complete story is in Sunday's Coastal Courier.

May 17, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


BoE narrowly votes to keep STAR

In a 4-3 vote at Tuesday's meeting, the Liberty County Board of Education voted to keep funding for the STAR program in the tentative 2010-11 school budget. To read the complete story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

May 14, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


Students get the scoop on trucks

May 14, 2010 | Staff report | Lifestyle


$800,000 to help prepare for new foundry

The Liberty County Development Authority has received $823,000 in federal grant money from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help construct water and sewer lines, roadways and reclaimed water facilities to support Firth Rixson's new 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at Tradeport East. The announcement was made Friday by the LCDA. For more details on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

May 12, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Community joins in prayer

A modest crowd of three dozen or so people gathered Thursday on the courthouse annex steps for Liberty County's National Day of Prayer Observance, organized by the United Ministerial Alliance.

May 07, 2010 | jmccall@coastalcourier.com | Faith


Liberty's Relay for Life is Friday

After several months of campaigning for funds to help fund American Cancer Society efforts, Relay For Life supporters in Liberty County are geared up to honor family and friends affected by cancer through a host of activities and a spirit of community on Friday evening.

May 07, 2010 | jmccall@coastalcourier.com | News


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