Liberty County Communications Director Tom Wahl will tell you his job is easy; it's his crew that does "the grunt work."
Liberty County's public servants shared their professional and personal New Year's resolutions with the Courier. All say they want to better themselves and work harder to improve the community.
As 2010 comes to a close, the Courier put together a year-in-review from the year's top headlines. The dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred. The following is a look back at stories from January 2010.
Thirteen-year-old Charlotte Foxx has a lot going on in her life.
A Bradwell Institute Spanish teacher will kick off the holiday with a $750,000 win. Hinesville resident Frank Boguszewski won his prize playing the Georgia Lottery's holiday-themed instant game Jingle Jumbo Bucks.
Liberty County Commissioners Marion Stevens, District 1; Donald Lovette, District 2; and Connie Thrift, District 3, were sworn into office Monday, Dec. 20, in the commission board room at the courthouse annex.
After a Dec. 20 budget session, the Midway City Council will meet again Dec. 27 to continue deliberations on the budget, which will go into effect Jan. 1.
There was little business to address at the Long County Board of Education's December meeting, but the panel did take another step toward preparing for a new high school. After a PowerPoint presentation by Craig Buckley, Buckley, & Associates, the board voted to approve the construction management at risk process.
Are more people riding the buses? Hinesville District 4 City Council Member Keith Jenkins asked Mayor Jim Thomas during a council meeting last week. Jenkins told the council some of his constituents say they see few passengers riding the new Liberty Transit bus system.
In routine business at its December meeting, the Ludowici City Counci:
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies, detectives and correctional officers officially were sworn in Wednesday by Sheriff Steve Sikes. The ceremonies continued Thursday morning when Liberty County Probate Judge Nancy K. Aspinwall administered the oath of office to Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden, who is nearing 30 years of service in the circuit.
The Hinesville City Council ratified Thursday the submission of a grant request to help fund the final phase of the Memorial Drive realignment project. The city proposes to realign Central Avenue to the intersection of Welborn Street, north of Westside Baptist Ministry.
Motorists going over the hill to grandma's house for the holidays should have an easier trip on I-95 since the highway has finally been widened to six lanes.
The Midway City Council at a recent meeting received a preview of plans for the library, swimming pool, picnic area, walking trail and playground slated to be built at the former Liberty Elementary School site. Midway's city government temporarily occupies part of the LES complex, which is now owned by the county.
Gov. Sonny Perdue awarded the Liberty County Development Authority a $1 million OneGeorgia EDGE grant for the Firth Rixson Forgings site and the city of Hinesville a $500,000 OneGeorgia Equity grant for the Bryant Commons park project Wednesday in Dublin.
So, how did you spend Thursday night last week? Rockin' out to the Avett Brothers concert at the Savannah Music Festival? Busily completing brackets after the Texas Longhorns' win over Arizona State? Maybe you were just clipping your toenails in front of Scandal.
ATLANTA - The Path2College 529 Plan, Georgia's 529 college-savings plan, recently kicked off its $25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes, which will award one Georgia child with $15,000 for his or her college education and the winner's school also will receive $10,000.
RICHMOND HILL - The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.
SPRINGFIELD - Kim Moretz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, and another five years of probation, following her conviction in concealing the death of Charlie Ray III.
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