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  • Liberty County school board lifts hiring freeze Liberty County school board lifts hiring freeze The Liberty County Board of Education has officially lifted a hiring freeze imposed in January, but that doesn't mean the school system's financial situation has suddenly improved. Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee said this move allows the district to rehire those employees who were "displaced" as a result of the elimination of 43 positions, which the board ...
  • Project Lifesaver helps find girl — again Project Lifesaver helps find girl — again A partnership between the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's directorate of emergency services proved beneficial this past week in helping authorities find an autistic girl who recently wandered away from her home. In February 2013, the LCSO partnered with the military, making it possible for people living on post to have access to Project Lifesaver. Project ...
  • Is there racial profiling in Liberty County? Is there racial profiling in Liberty County? At NAACP forum, sheriff says no; a police chief disagrees One of the most controversial questions during a Community Policing Awareness forum Monday evening in Hinesville concerned racial profiling. Specifically, does it exist in Liberty County? Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said during the meeting, hosted by the Liberty County Branch of the NAACP at the Charles M. Shuman Recreation Center, that he wasn't aware of any profiling. Three people ...
  • Soldiers back from Ebola fight Soldiers back from Ebola fight A team of 32 soldiers from D Company, 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion has left the West African nation of Liberia, and all but two have returned to Fort Stewart.The Stewart soldiers were among more than 3,000 U.S. soldiers sent to West Africa to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus. Maj. Kyle Upshaw said his team's primary mission was ...
  • Political polarization is a driving force in income inequality Political polarization is a driving force in income inequality Once again, researchers have found that political polarization is a driving force in income inequality.According to a study published in the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, the two major American political parties are pretty good at looking out economically for their own constituents, and that's it.“The partisan difference in policy reflects the redistributive difference in the policy’s consequences ...
  • Employee suspected of theft from agency Employee suspected of theft from agency Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include: March 25:Trespassing, disrupting school – A student at Coastal Academy was suspended for smoking on campus but instead of leaving campus quietly he went into a rage, tore a sign off a brick pillar in front of the school and starting throwing the sign around. Staff members were reluctant to try ...
  • Barbaro hired by Chamber Barbaro hired by Chamber New Hires Amber Barbaro has joined the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce as its membership coordinator. She will be responsible for communicating with current and potential members, as well as facilitating sponsorship and marketing opportunities and membership development.Barbaro is originally from New Jersey, but spent most of her childhood in Albany, Georgia. She graduated from Georgia Southern in 2013 with a Bachelor ...
  • Metro area’s jobless rate drops Metro area’s jobless rate drops Metropolitan Hinesville's unemployment rate for February was 6.8 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from 7 percent in January, the Georgia Department of Labor announced in a news release Thursday.The Hinesville-Fort Stewart Metropolitan Statistical Area's unemployment rate in February 2014 was 8.1 percent. The area takes in Liberty and Long counties.The rate declined as employers created more jobs and laid off ...
  • Officer bitten by man during arrest Officer bitten by man during arrest Teeth marks left on police man's arm A local man who ran from Ludowici police officers trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant bit one of those officers, leaving an impression on her forearm, police said.Police Chief Robert Poppell said Sgt. Phillip Bohannon and Officer Shae Pruitt noticed Julian Smith in the parking lot of the Exxon convenience store at around 1:30 a.m. March 15.Knowing that ...
  • Walking the line Walking the line Prom Promise shows students dangers of drugs, alcohol Just outside the track at Bradwell Institute, near the bleachers, sat two cars that collided into each other. Among the shattered glass and bent metal was a driver under the influence in one vehicle and, in the other, victims of the accident. Fortunately, this wasn't a real accident but a simulation of the consequences of driving under the influence. Prom ...
  • Hinesville police: Teen drives vehicle into tree Hinesville police: Teen drives vehicle into tree Boy, adult male passenger hurt during incident A vehicle accident sent two to the hospital after a 13-year-old driver slammed a vehicle into a tree in Hinesville, police said. The accident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eagle Creek Mobile Home Park on Brantley Drive.Hinesville Police Traffic Accident Investigator Les Patton said the male teen was driving a 2006 Cadillac on one of the roads in ...
  • Test anxiety: How cold feet are ruining your grades Test anxiety: How cold feet are ruining your grades Hours of study and preparation seem to go out the window every time Katie Fisher sits down to take an exam.She’ll start sweating, she’ll get butterflies in her stomach and feel short of breath. Concentrating on the test questions feels impossible. “All I can think about is all the ways doing poorly [on the exam] will ruin my life,” Fisher ...
  • Arkansas becomes the first state to mandate computer science offerings Arkansas becomes the first state to mandate computer science offerings Next school year, Arkansas will become the first state to require all public high schools and charter schools to offer classes in computer science, courtesy of a bill signed into law last month by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, reports Wired.Hutchinson said the next generation would benefit economically by being more well-versed in computer science. “Whether you’re looking at manufacturing and the ...
  • Jury finds man guilty in Fort Stewart soldier’s death Jury finds man guilty in Fort Stewart soldier’s death It took a jury of eight women and four men just one hour to find Carl Evan Swain guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit murder for money in the 2013 killing of his brother-in-law, Army Spc. John Eubank. According to 1st Assistant U.S. Attorney James Durham, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia, Swain ...
  • Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android Twitter is expanding beyond its 140 character tweets and is making a move into venture capital, investing in a company that wants to compete with Google's Android mobile operating system.“Twitter's venture capital arm is led by Mike Gupta, the company's ex-finance chief turned head of strategic investments,” reported Benzinga. “Gupta's new title was communicated to the investment community and signaled ...
  • Don't snooze, you lose: how inadequate sleep holds students back Don't snooze, you lose: how inadequate sleep holds students back Sleep deprivation and college have gone hand-in-hand for decades. Pulling all-nighters, socializing, part-time jobs all combine to make sleep an inconvenience rather than a necessity.“There is a strong culture encouraging young people not to sleep.” said Dr. Shelley D. Hershner, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Michigan.Hershner co-authored an article in Nature and Science of Sleep. This ...
  • Faith Baptist pastor speaks out Faith Baptist pastor speaks out Sellars says Ludowici school being confused with similarly named academy in Gainesville The Ludowici pastor at the center of a storm after his facilities were raided Wednesday night by agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Agency defended his school Thursday and acknowledged there were defects in the students' living quarters. Faith Baptist Church Pastor Terry Sellars said in an interview Thursday that the Faith Baptist Christian Academy gym, which served ...
  • Former Walthourville police chief arrested Former Walthourville police chief arrested Terry Harget, assistant chief charged with theft Former Walthourville Police Chief Terry Harget has been arrested for theft of government funds and violation of oath of office in metro Atlanta, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Bartow County District Attorney Rosemary Greene requested the GBI initiate an investigation concerning misconduct by Harget, now the Euharlee police chief, and that city's assistant chief, Richard Smith, the GBI said ...
  • Local boys compete in 4-H competition Local boys compete in 4-H competition Levi and Peyton Mixon have worked on their family farm all their lives. Farming is very hard work, but the fourth- and sixth-grade boys will tell you farming can be fun. The boys have competed in National Barrel Horse Association shows and 4-H horse and pony shows several times. Their mom, Dana Mixon, said getting involved with 4-H has helped ...
  • Variations to sloppy Joes are endless Variations to sloppy Joes are endless Around the Table The kid in me still loves sloppy Joes. There's just something about biting into a meaty sandwich dripping with a zesty sauce that oozes down my chin and onto my shirt. Even before there were canned commercial brands, my grandmother was cooking up ground beef with onions, green peppers, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. My wife sometimes will buy the Manwich ...

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