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Planning Commission recommends OK for new ATMs

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a variance request submitted by The Heritage Bank for the installation of three new automatic-teller machines.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


United Way feeds hundreds at mobile food drop

The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted a mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department.

September 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Exchange students bring culture to Liberty, Long

Anchalee Chinwitayakul and Anna Neumann may have been in the United States for only a month, but both already know their favorite American foods.

September 17, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in convicting arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI campaign Thursday with the first of four community meetings scheduled ahead of the November elections.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall

Liberty County service personnel, first responders, soldiers and community members turned out Thursday for the America Supports You Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Elementary in Hinesville.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


BoE conducts self-assessment, discusses communication

The Liberty County Board of Education held two meetings Tuesday in addition to a press conference to address contract adjustments for Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.

September 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


ASU breaks ground on new Liberty Center

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal - along with Armstrong State University President Dr. Linda Bleicken and other city, county and state officials - broke ground Wednesday at the site of Armstrong's future Liberty Center campus.

September 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Gov. Deal, other officials break ground for Armstrong Liberty campus

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, along with Armstrong President Linda Bleicken and other military leaders, city officials and state legislators, broke ground Wednesday at the site of the new Armstrong Liberty Center, slated to open in summer 2015.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


BoE explains superintendent's pay adjustment

The Liberty County Board of Education held a press conference Tuesday morning to address the recently-renegotiated contract for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Valya Lee.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Airport Road widening project underway

The Georgia Department of Transportation has commenced work on widening State Route 119, also called Airport Road, in Hinesville and Walthourville.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Thursday

Thursday, Sept. 11, will mark the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania that claimed nearly 3,000 lives.

September 09, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Lifestyle


County examines SPLOST 2015 materials

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Daniel Clark unveiled the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2015 campaign posters at the Liberty County Board of Commissioners' regular meeting Tuesday evening.

September 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Rotary learns about Live Oak Libraries' offerings

The Hinesville Rotary Club hosted Christy Divine, marketing and development director and foundation manager for Live Oak Public Libraries, at its regular meeting Tuesday.

September 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News


Humanitarian of the year named

The Kirk Healing Center's Board of Directors has named Hinesville resident Gale Curtis Dent as its 2014 Humanitarian of the Year.

September 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Lifestyle


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LCPC recommends Flemington annex property straddling city line

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended that the city of Flemington annex eight parcels of land that mistakenly were identified as un-zoned county property.

October 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


BI hosts college fair for area students

Local students on Thursday had the opportunity to speak with representatives from 58 colleges and universities from around the Southeast at the annual PROBE College Fair Tour, hosted at Bradwell Institute.

October 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


BoE approves ‘one-time salary adjustment’ for employees

Liberty County School System employees now have one more reason to look forward to the holidays.

October 28, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Early voting nearly over; Sunday turnout 'exceeds expectations'

The general elections are a week away, but Liberty Countians have been casting ballots since Oct. 13 at two polling locations.

October 27, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee and Jeff Whitten | Local news


Armstrong informs faculty of ‘military-affiliated’ issues

Over the past several years, Armstrong State University has increasingly focused on its "military-affiliated" student population – that is, active-duty, reserve and National Guard service-members, retirees, veterans and their families.

October 23, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


First Lady Deal reads to Liberty pre-K students

Georgia's First Lady, Sandra Deal, stopped by the Liberty County Pre-K Center on Tuesday morning as part of her state-wide tour to promote literacy and celebrate Georgia's Pre-K Month.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Bradwell, NMSI show students the money

Students often are told that education is an investment that will pay off in the future. For 48 Bradwell Institute students, though, time spent studying is beginning to pay off now - quite literally.

October 20, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


BoE hears update from superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday heard an update from Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee regarding progress the district has made toward achieving its stated goals.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


LES celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Liberty Elementary students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in style with authentic Hispanic garb, music and dancing - lots of dancing.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local 4-H observes National Youth Science Day

Liberty County 4-H members celebrated National 4-H Week by participating in National Youth Science Day last Wednesday.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local leaders participate in Georgia Pre-K Week

Liberty County elected officials, civic leaders and school administrators heard Liberty County Pre-K Center staff tout the importance of early education last week during visits in celebration of Georgia Pre-K Week, a state-wide celebration.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


County OKs Sunday voting for Oct. 26

Liberty County voters will get a chance to vote in the upcoming midterm election on a Sunday, after the county commission approved a resolution Tuesday. It allows voters to cast ballots on Oct. 26 ahead of the Nov. 4 elections.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News


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