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Liberty County School System introduces CHOICES

Liberty County School System teachers and administrators have begun implementing a multi-tiered behavior prevention and intervention framework known as CHOICES (Children Having Options to Inspire Continuous Elevated Success) for the 2014-2015 school year. The behavior framework blends Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework to provide a holistic approach to student behavioral interventions. CHOICES, which consists of four levels of interventions, is laying the foundation for positive school climates and exceptional student achievement.

September 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Baby born on side of Leroy Coffer

Fort Stewart 1 Lt. Daniel Wynn was on his way to Winn Army Hospital on Fort Stewart when his wife, Corina Wynn, gave birth to a baby boy they named David on the side of Leroy Coffer Highway in Liberty County, about half a mile from North Coastal Highway.

September 25, 2014 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Life without parole for child murder conviction

Torres Boles was sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole Monday after being convicted last week for the death of his 3-year-old daughter in February 2013.

September 22, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


Waterspout off Liberty

Coastal Liberty County resident John Henderson and his wife, Pam, were out this morning when they saw a waterspout.

September 19, 2014 | By John Henderson Special to the Courier | News


Boles guilty of felony murder, cruelty to children

Torres Boles was found not guilty of malice murder, guilty of felony murder, guilty of all three cruelty to children charges and guilty of one count of deprivation of a child in the death of his daughter, 3-year-old Andraia Boles. Sentencing will be done at a later date. For a full story, see Friday's Courier.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Forensics paint grisly scene

Forensic scientists testified Tuesday that most of the blood taken from a crime scene in February 2013 was that of 3-year-old Andraia Boles.

September 17, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


SPLOST promotions start with breakfast

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted the "Eggs & Issues" breakfast Thursday at the Performing Arts Center as a way to kick off its promotion for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI.

September 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Ludowici may fine for trash cans left out

Trash-can placement was an issue raised at Tuesday's monthly Ludowici City Council meeting.

September 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


United Way sets goals, touts volunteers

The Liberty County chapter of the United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign and held its volunteer of the year awards ceremony Tuesday evening at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

September 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Woman dies from injuries in wreck

The woman injured Wednesday morning in a three-vehicle accident that involved a school bus has died.

September 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


New city judge, prosecutor sworn in

Newly appointed Municipal Court Judge Kenneth Pangburn and prosecuting attorney Richard E. Braun Jr. took their respective oaths of office Tuesday afternoon in the Hinesville Room at city hall.

September 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Coastal communities get state block grants

Four coastal Georgia communities recently were awarded community-development grants from the state totaling nearly $1.9 million.

September 05, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Democrats open campaign HQ here

A small, enthusiastic group gathered Saturday for the grand opening of the Liberty County Democrats' campaign office in Hinesville.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Rotary learns about Live Oak Libraries' offerings

The Hinesville Rotary Club hosted Christy Divine, marketing and development director and foundation manager for Live Oak Public Libraries, at its regular meeting Tuesday.

September 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News


Certain bacteria levels up in area waters

The Coastal Resource Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources routinely sends out health advisories when coastal waters are found to be contaminated.

September 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


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Shooting suspect considered armed, dangerous

A suspect in the shooting of a Walthourville man during a home invasion Tuesday has been identified by the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

December 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Ludowici/Long names fireflighter of year

The Ludowici/Long County Fire Department named Ronnell Houston its firefighter of the year during the department's annual Christmas party last Friday at First Baptist Church of Ludowici.

December 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Man shot during home invasion

A Walthourville couple awoke to a home invasion in progress early Tuesday morning, and the male resident was injured by gunfire.

December 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Long Commission asked to stagger terms

Newly elected 4th District Commissioner Clifton DeLoach attended his first commission meeting Tuesday since being sworn in - and wasted no time in introducing a drastic idea for future elections.

December 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Former Midway Mayor Don Emmons dies

Don Emmons, 74, of Midway, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Bryan County Health and Rehabilitation Center after a short illness.

December 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Liberty selected for housing assistance program

Five Georgia communities have been selected to receive assistance with their housing needs through the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing, a public-private initiative focused on helping communities grow their economies through housing-related solutions.

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Long BoE adds half day to Christmas holiday

The Long County Board of Education voted during its recent monthly meeting to close all schools after lunch Dec. 18 to kick off Christmas break and give students and teachers an extra half-day off.

December 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


RH sewage plant may be partially solar-powered

Richmond Hill's new wastewater-treatment plant could be partially powered by solar energy when it opens for business in 2015.

November 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


Hearing on new I-95 exit generally positive

Georgia Department of Transportation Board member Ann Purcell likes to joke she will have life-size photo cutouts of herself and Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed made in case neither lives long enough to see work begin on the long-anticipated I-95 interchange at Belfast Keller Road.

November 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


Liberty NAACP founder dies

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Animal-sanctuary addresses Long Commission

Safe Hollow Animal Sanctuary founder Debbie Calicutt addressed the Long County Commission during its recent November meeting about an ongoing issue with a neighbor.

November 20, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Reward offered in Hinesville dog killing

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing of a mixed-breed puppy found in a dumpster in Hinesville.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Community rallies around Stewart, troops

There was no place to park outside the Liberty County Performing Arts Center Monday night, so community members attending the public listening session with representatives of the Army's Force Management Office parked on both sides of the road leading back out to U.S. 84.

November 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Senator announced re-election bid

ATLANTA – Surrounded by family, supporters and many of Georgia's elected officials at the Georgia Capitol, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced he will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

November 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Senator announces re-election bid

ATLANTA – Surrounded by family, supporters and many of Georgia's elected officials at the Georgia Capitol, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced he will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

November 17, 2014 | Special to the News | News


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