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Liberty County Chamber of Commerce/CVB news
Shima Henderson

New staff member

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that Shima Henderson has joined their staff. Henderson is the new Communications Coodinator. 

Henderson will be responsible for communicating with the media through press releases, posting on Twitter, assisting in the writing of blogs and keeping the website updated with the latest information and events.

“We’re excited to have Shima join us. She brings a wealth of communications and marketing knowledge to our organizations,” said Chamber CEO Leah Poole. 

Henderson recently moved to Georgia from central Florida and is currently a resident of Jesup. When she is not working, Henderson enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dogs.

“I have loved working for the Chamber. I love that we’re so involved in the community. Everyone has been so welcoming, and I have already met some amazing people in my short time here,” said Henderson.

Golf classic 

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the 15th Annual Golf Classic presented by Coastal Electric Cooperative on Friday, May 29. LCCOC will make a donation to the American Cancer Society in honor and memory of Gary Newsome, a former Georgia Power employee and Chamber board member who passed away from cancer. 

The annual four-man scramble tournament will be held at Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. Teams are comprised of community and business members from throughout the county. There will be cash prizes awarded to those who place in the top three. First place will win $550, second place will win $325 and third place will win $200. In addition, each participant will receive lunch, dinner, a complimentary golf participant bag and have chances to win a variety of door prizes donated by generous members of the LCCOC. 

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with tee time beginning at 12:30 p.m. Lunch and dinner are provided at no extra cost thanks to our Food sponsors: Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs and Zaxby’s. 

“This is always a fun event, very laid back and great for networking with awesome food,” said Leah Poole, Chamber/CVB CEO.

We would like to thank our current sponsors. The Beverage sponsor is LaQuinta Inn & Suites. The current corporate sponsors are: Liberty Chrysler, Hinesville Take Out Express, Harris Ace Hardware, Pedrick & Company, LLC, Canoochee EMC, Elite Roofing, CA Sittle, South Georgia Bank, Beseen Outdoor Advertising, Lowcountry Turf & Ornamental LLC and Jody Smiley Landscaping. 

For more information on how to sign up a team, or to make a gift contribution in honor of Gary Newsome, please call 912-368-4445 or email

CVB joins GHLA

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau has joined the Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association. 

Members of GHLA receive several benefits including government and legislative representation, training, educational resources, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities and more. This presents as a great resource to the hotels, motels and lodging services that are in Liberty County, especially in times of crisis, like COVID-19 and when lobbying is needed.

“We are excited to join the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association, our affiliation with this organization has already enabled us to be able to get answers faster for our community due to COVID-19,” said LCCOC and LCCVB CEO Leah Poole.

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