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Area home prices down

Nationwide, the home market seems to be improving, but it appears a rebound in Liberty County is slower to come.

July 05, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Business


Leaders talk SPLOST at luncheon

Liberty County leaders last week held their first-ever state-of-the-county luncheon address.

July 01, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Proof-of-citizenship ruling hits home

The United States Supreme Court last week struck down an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote, which effectively blocks part of a similar law in Georgia.

July 01, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Sharing wisdom through generations

A few weeks ago, I got to spend Father's Day with my dad and his father.

June 30, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


New superintendent suits up for work

In her second day on the job, Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee made staff changes to the central office and two schools.

June 28, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Education


Liberty schools beat state on tests

The Georgia Department of Education on Tuesday announced that Georgia students improved performance in 18 of 30 content areas on the 2013 Criterion Referenced Competency Test scores.

June 28, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Education


Stewart losses wouldn't be as bad as others'

The Department of the Army announced Tuesday that it intends to reduce the number of active-duty soldiers by 80,000 by 2017 - and Fort Stewart stands to lose 1,372 soldiers under the plan. The Army will draw down from 570,000 to 490,000 soldiers.

June 26, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Military


Restructuring will cut 1,300 from Stewart

The Department of the Army announced Tuesday that it intends to reduce the number of active-duty soldiers by 80,000 by 2017 - and Fort Stewart stands to lose 1,300 soldiers under the plan.

June 25, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Military


Liberty names new superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday hired a new superintendent, and asked that she sign her contract and start on the spot.

June 25, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Commission addresses Mite all-star flap

Coaches who allegedly conspired to bar athletes from a Liberty County Recreation Department all-star team will face some consequences, but the punishments have yet to be determined.

June 24, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Schools changing report cards

Parents of students in Liberty County elementary schools no longer will find an alphabetical scale on their children's report cards this fall.

June 24, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Education


Planning department gets new boss

A transformation is under way in Liberty County that affects all municipal governments.

June 21, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


No evidence of cheating found at WP

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement officially has closed an investigation into wrong-to-right erasure data for Waldo Pafford Elementary School.

June 21, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Education


Restaurants preparing to open

Getting a group to agree on where to belly up for breakfast, lunch and dinner will become a bit harder in coming weeks.

June 20, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Business


LCDA works on $7.5M budget for 2014

The Liberty County Development Authority's board of directors worked Friday through a proposed $7.5 million budget for fiscal-year 2014, but much of the focus was on capital-improvement items not yet budgeted.

June 19, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Business


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