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Youth summit on college preparation

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.

March 17, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Magazine: Liberty is excellent

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

March 10, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


What officials are paid here

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.

March 08, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


County hoping for revenue from cell towers

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.

March 08, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


Finish your homework yet?

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.

March 05, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


County reorganizes public works

March 05, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


Some question merit-based teacher pay

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.

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


State honors LCHS entrepreneurship efforts

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.

February 24, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Polar Bear Plunge helps animal rescue

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.

February 24, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Lifestyle


Community honors top students

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.

February 22, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


Tax deadline is Thursday

February 22, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


New Animal Control site in works

Editor's note: This is part II in a two-part series that examines the state of Liberty County's Animal Control Department.

February 19, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


Best things: Favorite karaoke songs

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.

February 17, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | About People


Tri-County Protective Agency starts new shelter

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.

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


Lent begins Wednesday

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.

February 15, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Faith


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