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BoE OKs Olvey Field bid, talks millage

The Liberty County Board of Education approved a $6,713,000 bid for phase two construction at Olvey Field and discussed maintaining the rate of 15.5 mills during its meeting Tuesday.

November 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Prioritizing local TIA projects

With a list of regional transportation projects finalized for next summer's Transportation Investment Act referendum, municipal leaders now are prioritizing projects that will be managed locally if the tax succeeds at the polls.

November 11, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


BoE upholds teacher termination in hearing

After testimony and presentation of evidence in a fair-dismissal hearing that spanned eight hours, the Liberty County Board of Education unanimously voted Monday to uphold Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer's recommendation to terminate a teacher's contract.

November 10, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Obstacles complicate Gum Branch elections

Though the city of Gum Branch held its elections Tuesday, legal hiccups complicated the process - possibly leaving the door open for contested results. Kathy Todd won the mayoral race, ousting incumbent Richard Strickland.

November 09, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Gum Branch election results

By a 13-vote margin, Kathy Todd won the mayoral race in Tuesday's Gum Branch municipal election.

November 08, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Holiday toy drives under way

If the boxes at local businesses are any indication, the holiday Tots for Toys drive officially is under way.

November 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Water reclamation plant on hold

After months of quiet on a heated issue, the Liberty County Development Authority confirmed that its Laurel View water reclamation facility is not moving forward at this time.

November 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


BoC to negotiate for complex construction

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners discussed project proposals for the East End Community Complex and a request for a county marijuana ordinance during its Tuesday meeting.

November 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fall celebrations bring weekend fun

With Halloween behind them, community organizations are embracing the festive spirit this weekend to keep adults and children eager for the changing of the seasons as they look toward Thanksgiving.

November 04, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Things to Do


Drug-prevention week held at local schools

Though the Liberty County Drug Abuse Resistance Education program may have fallen by the wayside, many schools celebrated national Red Ribbon Week in an effort to help students make educated decisions when facing drugs and peer pressure.

November 02, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


New eateries planned for stretch of 84

If the signs ring true, Highway 84 soon will welcome two new restaurants in buildings once occupied by Western Sizzlin and the Colleseum.

November 02, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Business


Are you the among 99 percent?

Since the inception of Occupy Wall Street, many unsatisfied Americans have been clamoring to make their voices heard, while many others quipped that they ought to quit their yammering.

November 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Staff blogs


Fair brings reality of college to students

From Mercer orange to Voorhees blue, many institution's colors were on display during the annual Probe College Fair on Thursday at Bradwell Institute.

November 01, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Education


Indigent burial prices on the rise

While many households, businesses and governments are engaging in widespread austerity, one expense is on the rise: burials.

October 31, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


BoE hears special education initiatives, amends dirt agreement

During its Wednesday work session, the Liberty County Board of Education amended its agreement to purchase dirt from the county for construction of the Liberty College and Career Academy on Airport Road.

October 29, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


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