Georgia Coastal Youth, Inc. will host its fourth annual, free youth summit Saturday to help middle-schoolers and high-schoolers prepare for college and its required entrance exams.
Liberty County is among the recipients of Georgia Trend magazine's County of Excellence recognition, featured in this month's issue. The magazine highlights the efforts of Keep Liberty County Beautiful Executive Director Sara Ann Swida to reduce litter through campaigns, volunteer cleanup efforts and community-wide challenges. For more on the story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier
In 2009, private sector businesses that tightened their purse strings may have struggled to provide competitive salaries, but among public sector employers, such as those with governmental functions, wages tended to stay on the level of local governing bodies in regions with similar population densities, as well as reflect the experience and training associated with some positions.
Liberty County commissioners heard and accepted a proposal Tuesday night to assess value and related revenue opportunities of cell tower locations in unincorporated parts of the county, as well as measures to ensure the county is receiving its cable franchise fee.
When Liberty County schools rolled out a new web-based grade recording system last fall, they made sure to implement a system that would encourage more parents to take an active role in following students' classroom progress.
Clenton Wells has been named the new head of public works for Liberty County, taking over for former Solid Waste Director Dave Sapp, who recently retired. Wells has headed up the road department in recent years. Sapp was director of the solid waste department under public works and his job will be divided among Wells, Jason Jones as finance manager and Johnny Schaadt as operations manager. For more on the story, pcik up a copy ...
Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposal to pay Georgia teachers based on student achievement rather than education and experience has already raised some eyebrows, but it's not the first time merit pay has been visited by the state. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.
Liberty County High School is one of four schools in Georgia being honored for its pro-entrepreneur approach to education, and the school will be instrumental in developing the concept for a statewide program for primary and secondary schools.
The second annual Redneck Polar Bear Plunge to benefit animal rescue will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, behind the Hinesville VFW on Highway 196. Proceeds go to a new animal rescue organization each year, selected by event sponsor Sparky's Family Style Entertainment.
Out-of-control Bunson burners, the physicality of science education and the friendliness of computers were some of the highlights shared at the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition luncheon on Thursday.
Liberty County's property tax deadline, Feb. 25, is fast approaching, but according to the tax office, the majority of property owners in the county have already paid. As of Feb. 18, 64 percent of the projected tax revenue for 2009 has been collected, according to Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones. For more on this story, pick up a copy of Sunday's Coastal Courier.
Editor's note: This is part II in a two-part series that examines the state of Liberty County's Animal Control Department.
At Buffalo's Southwest Café in Hinesville, it's not just hot food and cold drinks being served to customers. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights - with the exception of the occasional Friday night live band, such as this week's SouthBound appearance-the casual eatery's clientele are treated to hometown stars who like to sing their hearts out to some interesting karaoke songs.
Tri-County Protective Agency officials and community leaders gathered Monday morning in Liberty County to break ground for a new emergency shelter facility that will replace the housing that has been used by the county to serve domestic violence victims and their families for more than 20 years. For more on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.
After the raucous celebrations of Mardi Gras, many of the area's faithful may be waking up Wednesday to prepare for the time of reflection and sacrifice that marks the season of Lent.