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Study to weigh what county lacks

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and area governments want to know which products residents are buying out of county, and they're going to hire a retail firm to find out.

June 17, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

Puppy's hijinks inpsire action

My pup's hunting instincts have pushed my physical activity beyond the lazy comfort zone I've been sitting in for about the past month, and it's a wonderful thing.

June 16, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well

KLB nearing Think 30 garden goal

Keep Liberty Beautiful staff and volunteers are hoping property owners across the county will sprout green thumbs this year as they work toward planting 30 community gardens.

June 16, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | COASTAL LIVING

Three finalists for Liberty superintendent

With less than two weeks to make a decision, the Liberty County Board of Education has named three finalists for superintendent, according to Chairwoman Lily Baker.

June 14, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Education

Summer lunch program extends school meals

Liberty County's annual summer lunch program launched Monday and boasts several new sites this year to provide 21 opportunities for students to receive free midday meals.

June 12, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | COASTAL LIVING

Dorchester trek expected to draw hundreds

Hundreds are expected to descend upon eastern Liberty County this weekend to replicate the miles-long treks that many students of Dorchester Academy endured to get an education.

June 12, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | COASTAL LIVING

Middle school students try out careers

Liberty College and Career Academy CEO Tom Alexander pitches the charter school as "not your daddy's trade school," and about 70 middle-school students can say they participated last week in something that's "not your mama's summer camp."

June 11, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Education

Jobs here need trained workers

On the road to strengthening the area's economic vitality, Liberty County leaders last week acknowledged that workforce weaknesses could be hampering industrial growth. They have created a task force to face the concerns.

June 10, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Business News

Census estimates Liberty's growth lags

U.S. Census Bureau population estimates recently released indicate the Coastal Georgia region continues to grow, but the population inside Liberty County has not kept up with growth projections between 2010 and 2012.

June 10, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

Liberty commission OKs Wild Heron Road bid

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $189,812 bid for improvements to Wild Heron Road, but the group tabled action on a bid for Rye Patch Road so some questions can be answered.

June 07, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news

SPLOST No. 6 gears put in motion at workshop

There are no projects on the list yet, and a date for voters to weigh in has not been determined, but Liberty County leaders are gearing up for the next special purpose local-option sales-tax referendum, or SPLOST, which will take place in 2014.

June 05, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

Area leaders wrangle with Liberty County issues

The annual Liberty Countywide Planning Workshop wrapped Friday after two days of sessions held within county lines for the first time.

June 03, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

BoE cuts graduation coaches

Moving against requests from school administrators, the Liberty County Board of Education voted Tuesday to discontinue funding middle- and high-school graduation coaches.

May 31, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Education

BoE travel more than $22K in 2012

While the Liberty County Board of Education in recent months has wrangled with complicated budget decisions, information from the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts indicates that four of the seven board members were within the state's top 25 for travel expenditures for fiscal year 2012.

May 31, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Education

Top school official bids area farewell

Effective Saturday, five-year Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer will be retired, with sun and sand awaiting her.

May 29, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Education

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