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Liberty Head Start construction begins
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Photo by Lawrence Dorsey: Chairman Donald Lovette addresses the gathering at the groundbreaking ceremony.

While the City of Hinesville was celebrating the groundbreaking of their Small Business Incubator in downtown Hinesville, on the opposite end of the County another celebration and groundbreaking ceremony was happening as well.

On Jan. 29, County officials and City of Riceboro officials gathered at the new Liberty County Head Start building site. 

County Commissioners approved a 40 plus page lease agreement with the Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority for the new Head Start facility last February during a commissioners’ meeting. The county will technically own the land and lease it to the nonprofit which provides community services.

Head Start is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and families.

According to County Administrator Joey Brown the building will be complete by Dec. 7, 2021.

Brown said John Lavendar and Associates is doing the construction and J.W. Buckley & Associates is the project’s architect.

The $8,440,400.00 project is being funded by federal mitigation funding through the Head Start Program and Community Development Block Grant.

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