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  • Business After Hours at funeral home Business After Hours at funeral home Howard Funeral Home in Ludowici hosted the Long County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours Tuesday. About 30 people attended the gathering, with refreshments being provided by the host. Owner Ray Howard welcomed all and then showed the crowd new additions to the establishment. The funeral home has been in operation since 2013.
  • Officials promote ESPLOST Officials promote ESPLOST Elected officials, county department heads and community leaders heard about the Educational Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax at breakfast Wednesday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center. The Eggs and Issues breakfast, sponsored by TQ Constructors Inc. and hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, was the latest ESPLOST information meeting. Board of Education members have held ESPLOST ...
  • Chamber marks opening of consignment shop Chamber marks opening of consignment shop The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 8 for Savvy Upscale Consignments, at 1425A W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. Chamber Office Manager Erin Johnson welcomed shop owners Crystal and Thomas Roberson. Chamber Board Member Leigh Smiley assured the support of the chamber and its board members, as well as congratulated the Robersons. Crystal Roberson started Savvy ...
  • Five seeking Democrats' nod to be Liberty sheriff Five seeking Democrats' nod to be Liberty sheriff One Republican also in race Five Democrats and one Republican are asking voters to elect them to be the next sheriff of Liberty County. Current LCSO Steve Sikes is the incumbent going up against four others in his party's general primary on May 24. Early voting starts Monday. Rondy C. Bacon (D) Bacon was certified as a deputy corrections officer in 2012, worked for the ...
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    Video therapy for PTSD The Patton Veterans Project initiative "I Was There" Films will have a free, therapeutic video workshop for active-duty and retired service men and women dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder from Monday through Thursday on Fort Stewart. "When you have post-traumatic stress, you need to unpack and repack a lot of these overwhelming memories. I realized that's a lot like film ...
  • Library moving to new building Library moving to new building The new Hinesville branch of the Live Oak Public Libraries system on Memorial Drive is nearing completion. The old library closed Friday, and employees will start moving items to the new building Monday. The library will stay closed until May 18 as the new building is set up, according to Jason Broughton, the interim library director. A soft opening will ...
  • Vandals cause thousands of dollars of damage Vandals cause thousands of dollars of damage Teens arrested, robbery probe continues Three juveniles were arrested Thursday afternoon after a criminal investigation into several homes being vandalized at new housing developments. According to Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Doug Snider, the investigation started after Dryden Enterprise employees reported they've had a rash of break-ins and damage to property in the last few weeks. Snider said some of the homes vandalized were finished ...
  • Film workshop for PTSD sufferers Film workshop for PTSD sufferers The Patton Veterans Project initiative "I Was There" Films will have a free, therapeutic filmmaking workshop for active-duty and retired service men and women dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder from Monday through Thursday on Fort Stewart. "When you have post-traumatic stress, you need to unpack and repack a lot of these overwhelming memories. I realized that's a lot like film ...
  • Port's container rate continues to grow Port's container rate continues to grow SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 8 percent growth in containerized trade in February, compared to the same month a year ago. "Our container volume growth continues to exceed our expectations in light of last year's unprecedented cargo diversions from the West Coast," said Foltz. "Efficient access to market, proximity to major Southeast populations and GPA's ...
  • Former Long County teacher had been warned about behavior Former Long County teacher had been warned about behavior Personnel file indicates district did not suspect sexual misconduct before April 13 During his short tenure at Long County High School, former assistant band director and choral activities director Michael Loredo had a number of problems that caused his supervisors concern, including discussing a female student's menstrual cycle and taking two female students in his personal vehicle on an unauthorized overnight trip to Savannah, according to his Long County School System personnel ...
  • BI grad directs political organization in Louisiana BI grad directs political organization in Louisiana Urban Game Changers of Louisiana hired Bradwell Institute graduate Braylon Hyde as its state director effective March 1. UGC of Louisiana is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to improving communities, state and country by pushing common-sense solutions. Hyde, 22, is the son of Chief Warrant Officer Richard Hyde and Shanda Hyde. Being a military child, Hyde says he found a ...
  • Diver finds mastodon jaw in area river Diver finds mastodon jaw in area river Shark-tooth diver Bill Eberlein experienced a first in his lifetime when he found a mastodon jaw embedded in the mud of a river bed. "I have been diving in coastal Georgia rivers for over 15 years for prehistoric shark teeth, but this is the first time I have discovered a mastodon jaw," Eberlein said. Mastodons roamed North America during the ...
  • Honor Roll: Lewis Frasier Middle School Honor Roll: Lewis Frasier Middle School Third nine weeks honor roll Editor's note: The Courier prints public school honors that are provided by the schools as space permits. Lewis Frasier Middle School Third nine weeks honor rollPrincipal's honor roll JordanBarneySerena BurkartMaraleigh BussMarkel ClarkeCale CraneAshley Dayutis Jaclynn FenclNicole GilbertBrandi GoodeTaleiyah GoodwinAmy GrahamKatalina GreenCharliste HamptonHalie HartDalen HassKaitlyn HawkinsRaylin HawthorneKayla HuttonHampton JacksonStephanie JohnsonTaylor JohnsonAmaya KendricksTatiana KennyDomonique KingKelly LachowskyAndrea LopezCasey LowerAneysha MackHannah Maldonado-MatosKaylah MorganSariah MortonSeth MoyeCassidy ...
  • Fourteen 4-H’ers place in district competitions Fourteen 4-H’ers place in district competitions Guinea pigs, healthy foods and economics were all topics presented by Liberty County 4-H'ers at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement in Alma last month. Sixteen Cloverleaf 4-H'ers in fourth-sixth grades competed against 332 other students from 16 other southeast Georgia counties."Project Achieveent is one of the core programs in Georgia 4-H," Liberty County 4-H Agent Kasey Bozeman said. "It's great ...
  • Bradwell Institute student chosen to attend prestigious leadership program Bradwell Institute student chosen to attend prestigious leadership program Chris Schultz, a Bradwell Institute sophomore and co-leader of Student 2 Student, was one of 12 students chosen to attend the Military Child Education Coalition Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the United States Air Force Academy. The coalition selected high school leaders throughout its Student 2 Student Program to attend the weeklong program, from April ...
  • Hinesville man to take Honor Flight Hinesville man to take Honor Flight Alvin J. Schmitt worked behind the scenes during the wars in Korea and Vietnam and later, Operation Desert Storm. Schmitt's military career stretched over parts of six decades, starting when he joined the North Dakota National Guard at 17 years old in 1949 as a cook and eventually retiring from active duty at Fort Stewart in 1992 as a command sergeant ...
  • Liberty County BoE meetings to be videotaped Liberty County BoE meetings to be videotaped Liberty County Board of Education meetings will be videotaped for the public to watch. The board approved videotaping the meetings by a 5-2 vote during its Tuesday morning work session. Carolyn Smith Carter and Dr. Yvette Keel opposed the action. Videotaping was not on the meeting's original agenda. At the beginning of the meeting, Chairwoman Lily Baker told the board ...
  • Restaurant sanitation scores for April 26 Restaurant sanitation scores for April 26 The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, ...
  • Convenience stores help fight lymphoma Convenience stores help fight lymphoma Enmarket will sell paper icons in all 64 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, including the Hinesville location, in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk. The paper icons will be sold Wednesday through May 31. The paper icons, which can be personalized with the donor's name, can be purchased for ...
  • Planners see signs of trouble Planners see signs of trouble Hinesville's sign ordinance raised concerns for a local business owner and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at their meeting Tuesday. Mary Hancock, of GeoVista Credit Union, filed an application on behalf of the credit union to rezone the property from office-institutional, O-I, to general commercial district, C-2, at the intersection of Link Street and Oglethorpe Highway. The credit union is ...

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