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Keep Liberty Beautiful
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Osteen and Osteen law firm in Hinesville was KLCB’s last Win-dex award-winning business of the quarter. - photo by Photo provided.
It’s time once again for Win-dex Award nominations. The awards give community members a chance to recognize local businesses that make upkeep and aesthetics the priorities.
During the past few years, the Win-dex Awards have recognized several area  businesses whose owners and managers make an effort to present an attractive and inviting property.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Keep Liberty County Beautiful sponsor the program. The quarterly awards are our way of acknowledging the community’s eye-catching businesses.
The winning businesses are run by people who have figured out that looking good makes a statement about the kind of operation they run. It is good business to maintain an attractive property. A pretty work area brings in more customers and helps to create a positive environment for employees. In addition, attractive, successful businesses make our whole community look good. And more business means more good jobs, which leads to a healthier economy.
We will accept Win-dexnominations through Sept. 30, so take a look around and consider the following questions as you decide which business to nominate:
• Is the exterior clean and litter free? Now, of course, that’s part of the criteria.
• Is the landscape well-maintained?
• Is the building exterior attractive and not in need of repair?
• Is the frontage property mowed and litter-free? Or is the sidewalk and parking area clean? Is this area free of cigarette butts?
• Are there attractive plantings decorating the exterior?
• Has the business recently upgraded or renovated? This could be a simple paint job to spruce things up, a full-scale renovation or a new building.
• Is the entryway inviting?
• Is the business owner or manager a responsible merchant who works to maintain the roadways near the property, keeping them attractive and litter-free?
If you would like to nominate a business, fill out the attached form and mail it to P.O. Box 829, Hinesville, GA 31310.
Nomination forms also are available at the Keep Liberty County Beautiful office, 101 N. Commerce St., or at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce office on Oglethorpe Highway. You can call the chamber at 368-4445. You can also e-mail me at for a form.
Remember to include your reason for nominating the business. Explain why this business deserves recognition. Your vote counts!

KLCB announcements that you can use to help save the environment:
• Oct. 24: The annual Rivers Alive Cleanups in Liberty County.
• Tell the world how you really feel about litter. Get your free litter car decal by calling 368-4888 or e-mailing
• Keep your “butts” off the streets and sidewalks! Cigarette litter needs to be disposed of properly. For a free pocket ashtray, call 368-4888.

For more information on Keep Liberty County Beautiful programs, contact Swida at 368-4888 or
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