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Liberty Regional breaks ground for new EMS
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Liberty Regional EMS's main office is in an old residence near the hospital. The new EMS station is to be across Main Street from the current office. - photo by Photo by Denise Etheridge
Liberty Regional EMS broke ground on its new headquarters building Tuesday on South Main in Hinesville.
The $525,000 construction project funded by SPLOST dollars should be ready for EMS personnel to move in around September, Liberty Regional Medical Center officials said. EMS is currently hou sed in a converted residence on South Main, across the street from its future site.
“SPLOST benefits everybody,” said Liberty County District 3 Commissioner Connie Thrift.
Thrift thanked the community and the hospital authority for their “patience and support.”  
The new facility will nearly double EMS working space and provide quality living quarters for EMS personnel, said EMS Director Jim Turner. Turner said the new site also will have three bays for six ambulances.
“This is a great day for us,” he said. Turner said he was thankful to county taxpayers for approving the SPLOST project.
“I’ve got a great staff,” he said. “We’ve been waiting for this a long time.”
Liberty Regional EMS also has stations in Midway, Walthourville and Long County, Turner said.
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