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  • Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate lowest since November 2008 Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate lowest since November 2008 The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for April was 6.2 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from 6.5 percent in March. This is the lowest the rate has been since November 2008, when it was 6.2 percent. The rate for Metro Hinesville, which consists of Liberty and Long counties, in April 2014 was 7.3 percent. ...
  • School adds to outdoor classroom School adds to outdoor classroom Classes might have just ended Friday at Lewis Frasier Middle School, but the students left something to grow on for the next school year.They transformed what had been a nondescript - "boring" was a popular word - courtyard into the STEM Outdoor Classroom."Basically, it was a real mess," said eighth-grader Nathan Spradley, the building supervisor of the classroom."Excuse my terminology, ...
  • Conference promotes business-friendly city Conference promotes business-friendly city The city of Hinesville pulled out all the stops for the inaugural Mayor's Small Business Conference, a 2½-hour event held filled with workshops, panels and networking opportunities designed to entice people to invest their business in Hinesville. The theme of the conference, held May 20 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, was "Helping Small Business Improve the Bottom Line."Three ...
  • The most difficult jobs for robots The most difficult jobs for robots With the leaps and bounds being made in technology, a robotic future isn’t too far out of reach, especially given the amount of jobs ripe to be replaced by computers.For example, most people carry around technology in their pockets that duplicates work done, or once done, by actual people. The emails and Facebook posts people send were once mailed out ...
  • Fort Stewart road work to continue in July Fort Stewart road work to continue in July Road work on Highway 144 will continue until July 31, Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said.Motorists are urged to drive with caution. The Georgia Department of Transportation is paving a little more than 11 miles of Highway 144 East between Evans Army Airfield and the Richmond Hill boundary gate in 4-mile sections that will close one lane. Flagging stations will ...
  • Development magazine high on Liberty Development magazine high on Liberty Liberty County recently was featured among "America's Top Sites for Business Prosperity and an Enjoyable Life" by Trade & Industry Development magazine. The publication cites Liberty's proximity to the Port of Savannah, the presence of Fort Stewart and transitioning soldiers, and the emergence of workforce-development initiatives as characteristics attractive to industrial executives. Liberty County Development Authority CEO Ronald E. Tolley ...
  • Students on Darton State dean's list Students on Darton State dean's list ALBANY - Three area students have made the dean's list for the spring 2015 semester at Darton State College.Shilo Davis-Houck of Hinesville, Shavia Wrease of Ludowici and Jennifer Terry of Townsend qualified for the honor.To qualify, a student must be full-time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade-point average.
  • Motorcycle shop crosses 30-year mark Motorcycle shop crosses 30-year mark Everyone dreams of taking a passion or hobby and finding a way to make a living from it. For Kenneth Jenkinson, doing that was a dream come true, and now he is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his shop, Liberty Cycle."I decided to open up a small store here and, amazingly, at the same location we are at now," he ...
  • Safety class graduation for fifth-graders Safety class graduation for fifth-graders Walker Elementary School in Ludowici had its annual CHAMPS graduation for participating fifth-grade classes. Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety, formally known as CHAMPS, is a 12-week program that promotes participation in activities that are nonviolent, drug- and alcohol-free, and that promote safety. "It was started in 2004 by the Georgia Sheriffs Association and was designed to prepare fifth-graders ...
  • Planners don't recommend mobile home plan Planners don't recommend mobile home plan Anglers Edge on Colonel's Island will remain a subdivision for site-built homes - for now.The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission heard a petition, filed by Ernest Collins, an agent for ELI Collins LLC, to rezone more than 40 acres in the Anglers Edge subdivision. Collins requested that the acres to be rezoned from R-1, single-family residential, to R-2, two-family residential, for ...
  • BI valedictorian: 'Perfection isn't real' BI valedictorian: 'Perfection isn't real' Bradwell graduates 372 seniors The 2015 senior class at Bradwell Institute walked onto Olvey Field on Saturday evening for the last time as high-school students.Family, friends and teachers gathered in the stands and cheered for the students during the processional. After the 372 graduates marched in, senior Cole Coston led the Pledge of Allegiance and opened the ceremony with words of inspiration.Coston said, "I ...
  • Young people seek part-time work, more flexibility, survey shows Young people seek part-time work, more flexibility, survey shows The last few weeks have reminded me, yet again, that I really need more hours in every day.Actually, now that I think about it, an extra day every week would be nice.Work has been busy as my team recently kicked off some new projects, and I've been preparing for my annual budget hearing. My wife was, and still is, heavily ...
  • Should your company hire a rock star? Yankee fans wouldn't Should your company hire a rock star? Yankee fans wouldn't Research reported by Harvard Business Review reports an interesting phenomenon. When “rock star” employees — Fortune 100 CEOs, chief software developers and top “hot shots” in advertising, consulting and law — get hired away, in many cases the luster of their all-star performances lessen.Even the Yankees have learned this lesson. “Rock stars" such as Alex Rodriguez, Jason Giambi, Mark Teixeira ...
  • How strict should parents really be? How strict should parents really be? A new poll by YouGov found when it comes to the American family, strictness is seen as a virtue, not a vice.In fact, 74 percent of all those who asked what strictness level parents should be answered "fairly strict." The answers were pretty consistent along age demographics, except, of course, for one: millennials.Though the majority of millennials (62 percent) still ...
  • Tech company opens Hinesville office Tech company opens Hinesville office Speros, a full-service technology company based in Savannah, held a grand opening Wednesday for its new satellite office in Hinesville. The company provides technology solutions including telephone systems, information-technology services, Web design and cloud computing."We have been in the business for 31 years, and now we are going to bring our expertise with technology to this community. Even though we ...
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    Liberty Center to offer master's degree SAVANNAH - The Armstrong Liberty Center, which serves as the Hinesville location for Armstrong State University, will offer a new master's degree in Professional Communication and Leadership starting in the fall. Courses at the Liberty Center will be offered in a seven-week "minimester" format, with evening and online options that accommodate working adult students. The Professional Communication and Leadership degree ...
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    Toddler hit by car; in stable condition A 2-year-old boy was listed in stable condition after being struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon on Fort Stewart, according to Military Police. The child was struck near a home in North Bryan Village, near Fort Stewart Road and Highway 144, post spokesman Kevin Larson said, citing MPs. The investigation is ongoing, and further details were not immediately available, Larson ...
  • BoE candidate profile: Justin McCartney BoE candidate profile: Justin McCartney Justin McCartney thinks that he can bring a different perspective, a strong financial background, to the Liberty County Board of Education. McCartney is running for the District 6 seat that opened after Sampie Smith resigned from the position in February. McCartney, 41, grew up in Liberty County. His father was in the military and his family moved to the area ...
  • BoE candidate profile: Yvette Keel BoE candidate profile: Yvette Keel Dr. Yvette Keel wants to give back to the community that has given her so much. The retired educator hopes to do this by winning the District 6 seat on the Liberty County Board of Education, vacated by Sampie Smith in February.Keel is originally from Alabama and is the oldest of four daughters. She came to Hinesville in 1983 for ...
  • Hunter celerates 75 years Hunter celerates 75 years HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - The installation celebrated its 75th anniversary Tuesday at the Truscott Air Terminal with much pomp and circumstance, including the traditional cutting of the cake with a saber. Before the ceremony, VIPs mingled and last-minute touches were attended to, including the cake, which was applauded as it was placed on its table in front of the audience. ...

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