Spring began at 1:14 this morning.
The Long County Board of Education had several items on the agenda last week, including approval of the 2014-15 school calendar. Special-education teachers of the year also were recognized.
Four former teachers and one Chatham County assistant principal are running to fill three board seats and the chairman's spot on the Liberty County Board of Education.
Children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past 24 months are invited to attend a weekend overnight camp organized by nonprofit Hospice Savannah's Full Circle bereavement staff and volunteers.
Liberty County officials and representatives from five of the county's seven municipalities met Tuesday to discuss SPLOST-revenue projections and the steps to finalizing SPLOST 2015 project wish lists.
Flemington city officials and a number of residents expressed how they envision their city will grow over the next 25 years during a community planning meeting Thursday at Flemington City Hall on Old Sunbury Road.
At the Ludowici City Council meeting Tuesday, the council reappointed G. Ben Turnipseed Engineering and ALGA Inc. to prepare and submit Coastal Development Block Grants for the coming year.
Long County Commission Vice Chair Kent Hall said Wednesday that despite rumors and speculation, no decision has been made on who would provide emergency medical services to the county.
The Liberty County Board of Education was informed Tuesday that school administrators are busy shaping a budget for the 2014-15 school year. School-board members were told that before a final draft budget can be presented, the district must clear three hurdles: projecting enrollment and teacher allocations, developing a budget for capital projects and estimating costs for advancing technology in the schools.
A fire broke out late Thursday afternoon in Long County and destroyed a mobile home on Dena Circle that Long County resident Mike Dollins used as his "man cave," according to Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman.
During Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting, Police Chief James Steiner told the council that the police department will issue citations to drivers who make illegal left turns at the intersection of Highway 84 and North/South Main Street.
Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee's recommendation to terminate married teachers Brian and Tiffany Griggs for abandonment of contract failed Monday when the board of education delivered a split vote in the couple's combined fair-dismissal hearing. Had the Griggs been terminated, they most likely would have faced sanctions from the state Professional Standards Commission, to include having their teaching certificates revoked in Georgia and states of reciprocity, including Florida, Alabama and South Carolina.
With speculation in the air and a deadline approaching, the Long County Commission, as of Monday, still had not taken any formal action regarding the continuation of emergency medical service to Long County, according to commission Chairman Robert Long.
Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting included only three action items and five information items on the agenda.
The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission will host a community planning meeting for Flemington from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Flemington City Hall, 156 Old Sunbury Road.
Editor's note: This story originally appeared in UVA Today, a publication of the University of Virginia. It is being reprinted with permission.