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  • BOE controversy continues BOE controversy continues While Liberty County school board member Marcus Scott continues to level accusations of misconduct at fellow board members and Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee, a principal caught up in some of the controversy seems to want no part of it. The principal, Roland Van Horn of Snelson-Golden, said "I am not built for politics," in an email in which he apparently ...
  • Major Cribbs laid  to rest Major Cribbs laid to rest A man of few words but deep connections to the community was laid to rest Friday. Former Hinesville Police Department Lead Detective Maj. Thomas Cribbs was remembered by his personal and law enforcement family Friday during his funeral service at Hinesville Baptist Church. Cribbs died Monday. Mike Buckley, pastor of Westside Baptist Church in Hinesville said Cribbs was well-respected for ...
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    Former BI coach, cited for DUI Former Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill was arrested Feb. 11 and charged with DUI after he left a sports bar on E.G. Miles Parkway. In addition to DUI, Hill was cited for failure to maintain his lane and an improper right turn, according to a Hinesville Police Department report, which said Hill consented to a breath test and ...
  • Smiley art teacher earns grant Smiley art teacher earns grant Allison Walden, Long County's Smiley Elementary School art teacher, has won an Innovation Grant from Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Organization for Women Educators. Yvette Keel, the immediate past state president of the sorority's Georgia chapter, sponsored Allison's application and presented the award on behalf of Alpha Delta Kappa. Walden said the grant will be used to buy art supplies ...
  • Chamber to sponsor active shooter training Chamber to sponsor active shooter training The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host Lunch and Learn on self-defense and active shooter training from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 9. This workshop will be at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center. Liberty County Sheriff's Department personnel will discuss issues such as: active shooter awareness, incident response, workplace violence and self-defense, and give demonstrations. It is ...
  • Little pieces of plastic may cause big problems along coast Little pieces of plastic may cause big problems along coast In recent years, the public has become attuned to the problem of trash in the ocean, especially plastic, as images of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch have spread through media and the Internet. Now, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Jay Brandes is leading a team investigating another issue closer to home on the Georgia coast: microplastics. These ...
  • Long County man injured in kitchen fire Long County man injured in kitchen fire Man suffers burns, flown to Augusta burn center A Long County man sustained first- and second-degree burns to his face and third-degree burns to his hands and arms Friday afternoon while trying to put out a grease fire in his kitchen. The man was flown by helicopter to the Joseph m. Stills Burn Center in Augusta, according to Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire and Rescue Capt. Timothy ...
  • Riceboro earns housing grant Riceboro earns housing grant ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has awarded $4.25 million in grants in 12 communities, including Riceboro, to build new single family homes and help homeowners rehabilitate their homes. Grants ranged from $281,006 to $612,000 through the 2017 Community HOME Investment Program. Riceboro received $612,000 for the rehabiltation of six homes and construction of two new, according to ...
  • Honor roll: Frank Long Elementary Honor roll: Frank Long Elementary Frank Long Elementary School recently announced its second nine-weeks honor rolls: All A's Fifth grade Katen Bailey Parker Collins Dakota Adams-Parrimore Fourth grade Leah Strickland Ethan Triplett Ryder Racinelli Aiden Rosado Breyanna Ayala Third grade Destiny Deigh Corbin Lewis Alaina Jewell Kayleigh-Anna Petit Second grade Dai'Yauna Kraft Emoni Lee Vincent Shepherd Mason Braithwaite Brandon James Keron Mangaza Bradi Ryon Aniyah Yishrael ...
  • County looking for more road funding County looking for more road funding The Liberty County commissioners and their engineer, Trent Long, are working on more Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant funding that could bring safety improvements to the county's roads. Pavement marking, sidewalks, striping, guardrails, rumble strips and signs would be covered by the Georgia Department of Transportation LMIG program. The GDOT's District Five has about $1.5 million to spend on safety ...
  • Long County BoE honors janitors Long County BoE honors janitors The Long County School System announced Monday that all 18 members of the system's custodial staff were certified in the Buckeye Honors Program, which is recognized by the International Executive Housekeepers Association. The custodians were honored at the Long County Board of Education meeting.
  • Honor roll: Taylors Creek Elementary Honor roll: Taylors Creek Elementary Taylors Creek Elementary School recently announced its second nine-weeks honor rolls: All A's First grade Faron Barnes Cayden Bennett Kaiden Brawner Robert Brown Maya Brown Reginald Burnette Aspen Conlon Jayde Darden Jackson Edgington Janae English Christian Garcia Heaven Goodwin Carson Green Makayla Green Jacquelyn Hoffer John-Thomas Jenkins Tyler LaForge Noah Martinez Delante Nesbitt Jamaree Parker Jonathan Probst Makayla Roman Caleb ...
  • Two department heads resign in Long County Two department heads resign in Long County Correction: Strickland staying on until March 31 At a called meeting Friday the Long County Commission accepted resignations of Road Superintendent Wilford Morris and Recreation Director Henry Strickland, and began arranging to fill those and other vacant positions. The resignation by Morris was effective Feb. 13; Strickland will remain until March 31. Long County is also seeking to fill a finance director position which has been vacant ...
  • HPD's Maj. Cribbs dies at 72 HPD's Maj. Cribbs dies at 72 Spent 41 years on force Former Hinesville Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit Lead Detective Maj. Thomas E. Cribbs passed away Monday. "It's a sad day for us here," HPD Chief George Stagmeier said. "He worked here for so long and was such an anchor for the police department. Our thoughts are with Mary (Dowd Cribbs) and the family. We wish them all the best." Cribbs ...
  • CHAMP is coming to Hinesville CHAMP is coming to Hinesville The Georgia Department of Transportation is bringing a new program to the city of Hinesville and other communities throughout the state. CHAMP, the Coordinated Highway Assistance and Maintenance Program, is GDOT's new roadside assistance and maintenance program for regions outside of Metro Atlanta. CHAMP is a complimentary service made possible by state dollars resulting from the Transportation Funding Act of ...
  • Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center Grand Opening Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center Grand Opening The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hinesville will be co-hosting a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Friday, March 10th, for the new Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center located on W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville (near the Walmart Supercenter). The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 12 noon and the community is invited to attend the ...
  • Longtime HPD Chief Detective Maj. Thomas Cribbs dies Longtime HPD Chief Detective Maj. Thomas Cribbs dies Hinesville Police Department Maj. Thomas Cribbs has died, according to HPD Assistant Police Chief Bill Kirkendall. Cribbs retired in 2016 after 41 years on the force. He spent 40 of those years as a detective. More on this story to come.
  • Bradwell alumni speaks with students Bradwell alumni speaks with students Last Wednesday Feb. 15, Bradwell Institute alumni Delrish Moore returned to his alma mater and spoke to Coach Faye Baker's Communication Skills class. Moore is a brand strategist, a marketer, and also a motivational speaker who has traveled all across the world. Moore's message for the sixth and seventh period classes were all about how to become successful in your ...
  • Teen killed in shooting was reportedly standing up for a friend Teen killed in shooting was reportedly standing up for a friend Clyde Weeks, 19, described as fiercely loyal, loving The victim in Wednesday's shooting at Eagles Landing Subdivision is described as a fiercely loyal teen who "loved those around him with all he had," and gave up his life while standing up for a friend. The victim, Clyde A. Weeks, 19, was killed after a fight outside a home on Jubail Drive, according to Hinesville Police. His funeral will ...
  • Reward offered in shooting death of horse Reward offered in shooting death of horse Horse was shot at rescue shelter The founder of Second Chances Equine Rescue is determined to find out what happened to her beloved gelding, Sebastian. Andrea Doolittle set out to feed and care for her rescue horses on Jan. 30 and found that Sebastian had a sizeable wound near his front shoulder. "When we found the wound we assumed it was a coyote or dog attack," ...

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