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  • Schools name teacher of year Schools name teacher of year Lyman Hall media specialist wins honor Diana Anderson, media specialist at Lyman Hall Elementary was named district teacher of the year Thursday, during the Liberty County School System 2016 Teacher of the Year dinner at Bradwell Institute.Anderson has been with the school system for 28 years. Throughout her tenure, she has taught kindergarten, fourth grade, music education as well as her current position."As my school's media ...
  • Two shot outside Long Co. nightspot Two shot outside Long Co. nightspot Authorities are investigating the shooting of two people at a Long County nightspot early Saturday.The shooting occurred outside the Corner Store on Godfrey Street shortly before 1 am.Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said in a phone interview Saturday there was a group of 20-25 people at the bar when two men got into a confrontation. One man, who was shot, ...
  • Midway residents help update land-use map Midway residents help update land-use map Fewer than a dozen Midway residents joined Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission officials Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex to discuss and assist updating the Midway subarea land-use map. LCPC Director Jeff Ricketson, planner Melissa Jones and Zoning Administrator Gabriele Hartage took time to answer every question of those attending, including Mayor Clemontine Washington and LCPC Commissioner Phil Odom. "Tonight's ...
  • BoE approves pay scale for principals, adopts lower millage rate BoE approves pay scale for principals, adopts lower millage rate Previously-rejected pay scale passes, 4-2 The Liberty County Board of Education approved a new pay scale for district principals at its monthly meeting Tuesday. The approved scale was the same one the board rejected at its Sept. 23 work session. Though the scale was not originally scheduled for reconsideration at Tuesday's meeting, District 2 member Carolyn Smith-Carter made a motion to amend the agenda. Before ...
  • Commission talks budget ahead of millage-rate hearings Commission talks budget ahead of millage-rate hearings County scheduled to adopt increased tax rate at Dec. 2 meeting The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a financial report from county Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin at its mid-month meeting Thursday. According to McGlothlin, the county is "collectively on-target" with regard to expenditures as of Oct. 31. She said that the county has approximately 2.5 months' worth of undesignated, unreserved funds - down just slightly from the 3.3 months' ...
  • Long County commissioner raises discrimination concerns in roads department Long County commissioner raises discrimination concerns in roads department An otherwise-routine employment process with the Long County roads department has received the attention of the county commissioner responsible for that department. Long County Commissioner Willie Thompson said he and other commissioners reviewed four applications for a $9/hour driver's position with the roads department. The top candidate from the application review was a female, but when her background check came ...
  • Bradwell students apply to college Bradwell students apply to college BI participates in Georgia Apply to College Day Bradwell Institute seniors on Thursday submitted applications to colleges and universities as a part of the school's Apply to College Day, an annual event that promotes post-secondary education awareness throughout the state. According to the University System of Georgia's website, the first Georgia Apply to College events were held in 2008 at eight high schools across the state. These days, ...
  • Animal-sanctuary addresses Long Commission Animal-sanctuary addresses Long Commission Concerns about neighbor discussed Safe Hollow Animal Sanctuary founder Debbie Calicutt addressed the Long County Commission during its recent November meeting about an ongoing issue with a neighbor.Calicutt told the commissioners that her nonprofit organization has provided a service to Ludowici and Long County since it was incorporated in 2005. The organization had been collecting and adopting out animals prior to the county providing ...
  • ASU president appointed to national board ASU president appointed to national board SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was appointed to the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities during the organization's annual meeting Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C. Bleicken also is a member of the AASCU legislative team, in which she advocates for national education-policy initiatives such as student financial aid and funding ...
  • Reward offered in Hinesville dog killing 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.According to the Hinesville Police Department, on Nov. 4, a man discovered a white-and-brown dog in a dumpster ...
  • Long County schools honor veterans Long County schools honor veterans Long County Middle and Walker Elementary schools hosted a Veterans Day celebration for veteran family members and their students Nov. 11. With more than 150 adults present, the celebration included patriotic music performed by the Long County Middle School Band, the Pledge of Allegiance led by student-council students and a breakfast from the cafeteria staff.
  • Murray Elementary dedicated on post Murray Elementary dedicated on post Fort Stewart's Murray Elementary School was dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 14.All of the stops were pulled out for the family of the late Col. Charles P. Murray Jr., a Medal of Honor recipient. Students served as masters of ceremony, wrote and read a poem, presented gifts to the Murray family and led tours through the school.Brian Murray, son ...
  • Drug arrest at apartments draws crowd Drug arrest at apartments draws crowd Hinesville PD blotters for Nov. 19 Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:Oct. 30Narcotics investigation: The Hinesville Narcotics Unit received a request from Fort Stewart's Criminal Investigation Department to assist in investigation of a package containing LSD and methamphetamine that was intended for delivery in Hinesville. The package was intercepted by Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Patrol in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ...
  • Soldier charged in wife's death Soldier charged in wife's death Case originally thought to be a suicide A Fort Stewart soldier has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of his wife in Hinesville earlier this month. Hinesville Police Department Detective Gail Poulson said that Perry Hatcher, 22, was arrested Monday at HPD following an interview and charged with the murder of Dashea Hatcher, 23. According to an incident report filed by HPD Officer Steven Johnson, ...
  • Community rallies around Stewart, troops Community rallies around Stewart, troops Standing room only at listen session 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.Inside, the auditorium was filled with scores of people standing in the doorways and hall, hoping for ...
  • Kroger campaign helps food banks Kroger campaign helps food banks Kroger stores in the Savannah area have launched the 2014 Can Hunger Campaign to benefit America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.Through Dec. 24, Kroger customers can purchase $1, $3 or $5 icons to help provide food for area families in need. All donations collected in the Savannah area will benefit America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.More than 50 million Americans ...
  • Senator announced re-election bid 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."I made the decision sometime back, along with my wife Dianne and my family, that the good Lord willing and Georgians supporting that I would run again for ...
  • Senator announces re-election bid 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."I made the decision sometime back, along with my wife Dianne and my family, that the good Lord willing and Georgians supporting that I would run again for ...
  • Tornado watch, freeze watch Tornado watch, freeze watch The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Liberty, Long, Bryan, Wayne, Chatham and most of eastern Georgia until 6 p.m. today. There is also is freeze watch for our entire area from Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning. The cooling will leave the high temperatures across South Georgia in the 40s on Tuesday. The lows could dip into ...
  • Property transfers Nov. 3-7 Property transfers Nov. 3-7 The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Courts F. Barry Wilkes' office between Nov. 3-7. The listings include the names of sellers and buyers; the book and page where the deed can be found in the deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives you an estimate of the price paid, based ...

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