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Liberty 4-H’ers take top honors at state contest

Nineteen local youths have proven themselves experts at land judging, as the Liberty County 4-H club cleared the brackets at the State 4-H Land Judging Contest on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the J. Campbell Research and Education Center in Watkinsville.

August 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Teachers’ salaries equal or exceed other districts

Teachers in Liberty County are paid as much or more than their colleagues across the state of Georgia, according to Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese.

August 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Soldiers help pre-K kids learn routine

Starting school can be overwhelming for a 4-year-old.

August 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


MidCoast Regional to get new fuel supplier

MidCoast Regional Airport's Local Joint-Management Board on Thursday approved a new fuel-supply service contract with World Fuel Service.

August 13, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


School system cuts STAR program

For the past 15 years, the Liberty County School System has contracted the Student Transition and Recovery Program as a means for discipline and behavior intervention.

August 13, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


County resolution allows for $10M in debt

The Liberty County Commission approved the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax resolution at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday.

August 08, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty’s school year off to smooth start

Though Coastal Georgia's summer weather is far from over, summer vacation officially ended for Liberty County School System students Wednesday.

August 08, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Love-It Productions gears up for annual summer show

Liberty Countians looking for entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings need look no further than the local Performing Arts Center, where Love-It Productions will stage "My Sons from Another Mother," the latest from playwright and producer Donald Lovette.

August 06, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Bus drivers shown appreciation with barbecue

The Liberty County School System's transportation department hosted its first back-to-school barbecue luncheon Monday as a show of support for district bus drivers.

August 06, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Tradeport East to get new high-pressure gas line

The Tradeport East Business Center in Midway soon will receive a high-pressure gas line thanks to a $46 million expansion of Atlanta Gas Light's Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement program.

August 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Liberty County students show positive learning growth

The Georgia Department of Education has implemented a new way to measure student progress, and Liberty County students are faring well.

August 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Midway works with business to resolve fruit-stand issue

Midway police shut down a produce stand that was too close to the road last Wednesday.

August 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Parents get first look at iPads

Liberty County educators Wednesday told parents of high school students about iPads that are to be issued to their children.

August 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


SPLOST campaign plans underway

Representatives from Liberty County, its municipalities and the chamber of commerce met Tuesday to discuss campaign plans for the coming special-purpose local-option sales-tax referendum.

August 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty educators stay busy over summer

For many students, summer is a chance to unwind, relax and reset for another year of hitting the books.

July 31, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


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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


Local pastor honored by secretary of state

For Lucile Smiley, service is a way of life.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty native retires after 30-year Army career

Sgt. Maj. Ceaser Roberts Jr., a Liberty County native, has retired from the Army after a 30-year career.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Regional education conference held at Liberty's PAC

The Professional Association of Georgia Educators, in conjunction with the Regional Educational Service Agency, held a conference Wednesday at Liberty County's Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Red Cross awards Sheriff for blood drive victory

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes accepted an award Thursday for his office's victory in the third round of the Battle of the Badges blood drive, which took place Aug. 22 at the district attorney's office in Hinesville.

October 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Rotary hosts Sheriff Sikes

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes spoke to the Hinesville Rotary Club during its Tuesday meeting.

October 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty County youth gear up for National 4-H Week

4-H members across Liberty County are preparing for National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of the club that takes place during the first full week of October.

September 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


HDDA hosts movie night at Bryant Commons

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority will host a screening of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" at the amphitheater at Bryant Commons on Friday, Oct. 3.

September 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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