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  • Development authority doesn't want hunting on its property Development authority doesn't want hunting on its property The roof on a seven year old operations building owned by the Liberty County Development Authority needs to be replaced and could cost more than $20,000. The item was presented during LCDA's monthly meeting Monday morning in Hinesville. "We had some roofing contractors come out and take a look and essentially they said that it needed to be replaced. That ...
  • Second SPLOST meeting draws crowd Second SPLOST meeting draws crowd The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's second town hall meeting on a proposed penny sales tax had much better turnout than the first. The Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax meeting Monday at the Liberty County Community Complex drew more than 50 people, who came out to hear about SPLOST, the projects it might pay for and ask questions to ...
  • Superintendent says board rancor is over Superintendent says board rancor is over State of school system Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee addressed the "two biggest elephants in the room"-negative relations on the school board and district ratings-at a Progress Through People Luncheon State of the School System address earlier this month. Lee told the audience at the Liberty County Performance Arts Center on Aug. 11 that the first "biggest elephant," was rancor among ...
  • Storm unlikely; rain possible Storm unlikely; rain possible With four systems that could develop into tropical storms, officials are on alert but are downplaying concern for Coastal Georgia. "I wanted to let everyone know that we are watching the tropics closely for changes that could affect us," Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said Saturday. "As of now Liberty County will not be directly impacted by ...
  • Hit and run sends bicyclist to hospital, gets him arrested Hit and run sends bicyclist to hospital, gets him arrested A hit and run accident Friday evening left a bicyclist injured and then arrested after it was learned he was wanted for failing to appear in court. According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Eric Wilkes, the cyclist, Jeffrey Allen Weaver, 51, of Bloomingdale, was riding south on Isle of Wight Road in Midway when he was hit by someone driving a ...
  • Panthers win rivalry game Panthers win rivalry game Liberty County High School once again claimed the Commissioners Cup after downing Bradwell Institute 53-13 at Hokey Jackson Stadium to open the 2016 football season. Panther five-star recruit Richard LeCounte showed why he is such a high prospect scoring four touchdowns in the game to include two back-to-back kick returns that were 60 plus yards each. The Tigers showed some ...
  • Update: Election stands, Sikes, Board of Elections react to ruling Update: Election stands, Sikes, Board of Elections react to ruling The results of the May Democratic primary in the Liberty County sheriff's race will stand after a judge ruled Friday there were "insufficient illegally cast votes or irregularities in the conduct of the election to cast doubt upon the results." Judge Gary McCorvey filed his ruling Friday afternoon in response to a lawsuit filed in June by candidate William Bowman ...
  • Sheriff's primary challenge decision delayed Sheriff's primary challenge decision delayed A ruling on the contested Liberty County sheriff's primary election that was expected Friday morning in a hearing, will be rendered later, possibly today through the Liberty County Clerk of Courts office. Judge Gary C. McCorvey of Tift County said this morning at the at the Liberty County Justice Center he will spend the morning in the law library reviewing ...
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    Liberty FFA gets grant to assemble emergency kits The Liberty County High School FFA chapter has received a Living to Serve Grant to help fund one of its community service projects. "FFA members from across the nation participate in annual community service projects," LCHS teacher Dr. Madie Orange said. "It's not every day that a chapter receives money to help further those great intentions, however, that's exactly what ...
  • Contest for college fund contribution Contest for college fund contribution ATLANTA - The Path2College 529 Plan is giving children in Georgia an opportunity to win $1,529 for a Path2College 529 Plan account. Georgia parents, guardians and grandparents, at least 21, can enter children born in 2003 or after in the We Care, Child Care Sweepstakes by Sept. 1. for a chance to win. Three winners - one in Metro Atlanta, ...
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    Doctor pleads to area pill mill charges BRUNSWICK - Paul Spencer Ruble, 63, a doctor from Thomson, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to conspiracy to unlawfully dispense controlled substances and launder money. Ruble admitted that beginning in November 2011, he and other conspirators began operating Apex Health & Wellness, a phony pain management clinic in Brunswick. The ...
  • Weather Service still tracking two systems Weather Service still tracking two systems Tropical Storm Gaston may become the third named hurricane of 2016 over the next week but poses no threat to Coastal Georgia, according to the National Weather Service. Experts still aren't sure, however, about what is being called Invest 99-L. The NWS has issued a flash flood watch for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and the system has ...
  • Young RNC delegate encourages students to vote during Bradwell talk Young RNC delegate encourages students to vote during Bradwell talk Will Carter is 18 and says he wants to make a difference. That's one reason Carter, a delegate from District 1 of the Georgia Republican Party to the recent Republican National Convention in Cleveland, was invited to speak to students at Bradwell Institute recently. He encouraged them to vote. John Wood, chairman of the Georgia Republican Party District 1 and ...
  • Subdivision approval recommended Subdivision approval recommended Members of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission voted to recommended approval on a rezoning request for a proposed Flemington subdivision last week. The request drew concerns from neighbors when it went before commissioners at the LCPC's Aug. 16 meeting. Some residents on Old Savannah Road in Flemington are opposed to the plans. Property owner Bill Nutting of Provident Land Holdings ...
  • Work on train tracks will close Highway 57 at crossing in Ludowici this weekend Work on train tracks will close Highway 57 at crossing in Ludowici this weekend The Georgia Department announced Highway 57 will be closed at the railroad crossing between Northwest Railroad Street and Southwest Railroad Street for three days beginning at 9 a.m. so CSX Railroad can work on the tracks. Here's the release: At the request of CSX Railroad, the Georgia Department of Transportation announces a three-day road closure in conjunction with railroad crossing ...
  • Riceboro gets $1 million loan for well project Riceboro gets $1 million loan for well project Riceboro is getting a $1 million loan for the city's McIntosh County well project, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority said Tuesday. The city also has been awarded a $1.25 million grant for water infrastructure improvements apparently related to the new well. The GEFA release says the $1 million loan will finance the drilling of an upper Floridan aquifer well in ...
  • Oh, baby baby Oh, baby baby Winn Army Community Hospital hosts sixth Baby Expo Winn Army Community Hospital hosted its sixth annual Baby Expo for Fort Stewart area families on Saturday at Club Stewart. Booths at the event featured everything from information on breastfeeding, nutrition and birth control to local vendors who sell items such as baby photo packages and clothing. More than 1,000 people attended the event, according to Kaytrina Curtis with Winn ...
  • Meet Bianca Pendleton, published author and international superspy Meet Bianca Pendleton, published author and international superspy Though only 9, Bianca Pendleton has already published her first book. She is the author of "The Delivery Girls: The Job Application," a story about three girls named Mercury, Saturn and Neptune who all apply for the same job at the post-office and help others along the way. Bianca, who likes to watch television, read, draw, play with her brother ...
  • At last, a thank you At last, a thank you Vietnam veterans honored as part of state's commemoration of war Eighty-seven Vietnam veterans gathered Friday at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington to receive certificates of honor signed by Gov. Nathan Deal as part of Georgia's 50th anniversary commemoration of that war. The ceremony was organized by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 789 in Hinesville. Since March 2015, more than 200 such ceremonies have taken place across Georgia, according ...
  • Savannah Tech work program earns $15,000 Savannah Tech work program earns $15,000 SAVANNAH - AT&T recently announced that Savannah Technical College Foundation won $15,000 for third place in of the inaugural $20k for 2020 workforce development competition. Savannah Tech's Foundation competed with six other organizations from across the state to generate social media activity in support of their work in the community. "All of the organizations who were competing in AT&T's $20k ...

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