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.
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.
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.
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.
Liberty County School Board members debated the merits and necessity of conceptual master plans for three district properties at a Tuesday morning work session.
Liberty County commissioners heard a proposal Thursday night from recreation department Director Jimmy Martin on raising fees for activities and pavilion rentals. Commissioners shared their input as well and asked that Martin come back before the board in June with a revised proposal that reflected new suggestions for the fee changes. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Sunday's Coastal Courier.
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.
Winning $500,000 from an instant-win Monopoly ticket is certainly a big deal, but so far Phillip Lambert hasn't made big plans to match. He bought the winning ticket at Clyde's Market on the corner of Highway 84 and Airport Road. The 31-year-old Ohio native, who has been in Hinesville since October as a temporary civilian employee at Fort Stewart, said his immediate goals are "to pay off my debt, pay off my brother's debt and ...
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.
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.
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.
Liberty Elementary School students explored several kinds of big trucks Wednesday as part of Career Week. Firefighters, utility and public works employees shared the nuts and bolts of their vehicles, letting kids get up close and personal with the trucks.
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.
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.
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.