The 2011 Georgia legislative session is expected to be one of the toughest in recent years, but Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, is eager to tackle the budget deficit and other challenges.
My days of being a football widow are numbered. The bowl game season is upon us and the Super Bowl is right around the corner.
Football players do not wear "man capri pants." And, if the skintight "not capri pants" happen to be white, those certainly are not "panty lines" you see encircling the players' backsides. Or so I recently was told by my football fanatic husband, who tried - in vain - to teach me the rules of the game.
A crash Wednesday night in Midway killed one Liberty County resident and sent another to the hospital.
A crash Wednesday night in Midway killed one Liberty County resident and injured another man.
Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Director Vicki Davis knows a thing or two about Liberty County - including the best places to visit. This week, Davis shares with us her favorite area attractions, which she said are based on her love of culture and history.
Name: Sherry Holland Occupation/hobby: Native American performer and motivational speaker. Holland performs frequently with her three children. Family: Holland and her husband Quincy Holland have three children, Brandon, Briana and Trinity. What is your heritage? "I am North Cheyenne, Ogalala, Sioux and Tlinget Eskimo." Where are you from? "Denver, Colo." What brought you to Hinesville? Holland's husband is a soldier stationed at Fort Stewart. How did you get started speaking and ...
Names: Joyce Laseter and Marta Pukinskas Hobby: Co-leaders/organizers of a ladies sewing ministry based out of First Baptist Church in Hinesville. The group takes on sewing projects to benefit people in need. Family: Laseter and her husband have four children, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her husband is retired from the military. Pukinskas and her husband have five children and four grandchildren. Her husband is also retired from the military. What brought you two to ...
Name: Christina L. Mansfield Age: 28 Family: Mom, dad and a younger brother. Education: Mansfield is a full-time student at Brewton-Parker College in Flemington, majoring in psychology. "Afterward, I'm going to pursue a master's degree in physician's assistance. I'm anticipating going to medical school after I graduate next year," she said. Where are you from: "Germany, originally. I moved to the states in 1986. My father was in the military and we did a lot ...
Name: Kathy Marks goes by Mrs. Theresa professionally. Occupation/hobby: Psychic. Mrs. Theresa does palm and tarot card readings from her home office. How much do you charge per reading? $25-$30 per session. Where are you from? Mrs. Theresa is from Vidalia, but her ancestors are Greek. How long have you known you have psychic abilities? "Oh, gosh, it started in high school. It's not something you learn, it's a gift. My mom had it, ...
Name: Janis Finley Volunteer organization/activity: Girl Scout leader How long have you been involved with the Girl Scouts? "Twenty years." What drew you to scouts? "I was always interested. As a girl, we moved around a lot. My sister was involved and she took me to a Brownie meeting, but I didn't like it." However, Finely decided to give it a second chance when she became a parent. "When my daughter was old enough, ...
Name: Cynthia Miles Occupation: Historic interpreter. A historic interpreter takes raw material, such as artifacts, paintings, fossils or sculptures, and makes it presentable to the public by organizing, displaying or exhibiting the material in an aesthetically pleasing, easily understandable format. Many interpreters work in museums, planning exhibits and helping patrons understand the significance of the displays. Education: Bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Where are you originally from? "Beaufort, S.C. ...
Badcock Furniture & More had a grand reopening and ribbon cutting Wednesday at its Hinesville
Name: Jimmy Smith
When Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo III spoke to members of the Liberty County community during Wednesday's Progress Through People Luncheon at the Econo Lodge in Hinesville, he didn't mince words.
My daughter, Reese, started at a new day care two months ago. My husband and I had been pleased with her former day care until they went through several leadership changes, and the resulting policy alterations were disconcerting. The facility's lunch menu, which had been pretty healthy when we first enrolled Reese, took a turn for the worse - lots of processed, preservative-laden food; fruit drowning in sugary, heavy syrup; and snacks full of sodium ...
My attempts at making more mom friends still are failing miserably. At this point, I'd probably try an online "matchmaking" site for women with children who are looking to befriend other women with children. Sort of like eHarmony, but with sippy cups and strollers. Actually, that sounds like a great idea because then I'd get to be very picky with my criteria, thus reducing the chances I'd get "matched up" with another mom I have ...
Before I had a child, there were a few things I noticed parents doing that really annoyed me, and I swore I would never do those things if and when I became a mother. For the most part, I've been diligent about sticking to my guns.
The Internet is bad for me. I'm an obsessive worrier, and I've only gotten worse since the advent of search engines. I often think that if someone got a hold of my web-search queries, I'd end up an international laughing stock. Among the best last week: "Can you become addicted to nasal spray?" "Affects of eating slightly brown guacamole," "Can Tums cause kidney stones?" and "My cat ate cellophane."
I'm an apologetic person. Maybe it's Catholic guilt. Maybe it's just in my nature. But I do love to apologize - mostly for things that aren't my fault. My mother has always said I'd apologize for World War II if given the opportunity. She's right; I am sorry for that horrible global conflict, but not because I think I had anything to do with it. In general, I'm just sorry it happened. It's an empathetic type of apology.
Every phase of "babyhood" has its merits, and I've loved them all so far. In fact, every time my daughter Reese enters a new stage of development, I swear that it's the best one yet. I honestly can't pick my favorite.
There's a topic I've always shied away from in this column - that of the working mom vs. stay-at-home mom debate. I never felt the need to broach this subject before because, honestly, I didn't really feel it was an issue anymore. I thought we, as parents, had moved past all that trivial nonsense and decided all mothers play important roles. Period.
As it turns out, all my worrying last week about how my toddler would deal with a flight from Georgia to Missouri definitely was not for nothing. In fact, probably the only thing that would have made the journey worse would've been a plane crash. And, sadly, it was my own meticulous planning that did me in.
I apparently did not learn my lesson two weeks ago with the debacle in involving an explosion of Gerber puffed-wheat snacks in church.
I recently made the mistake of trying to handle a "two-man job" by myself. I won't do that again.
I consider myself a pretty eco-conscious mom. Not only do I want to do what's best for our planet, I want to set a good example for my daughter, Reese.
In typical scatter-brained-mom fashion, I set out last Saturday morning to assemble what was supposed to be an easy dinner in the Crock-Pot, only to realize I forgot one key ingredient.
Parents enter parenthood in countless ways. Sure, there's the traditional method - get married, have a baby and raise your family. And that's a wonderful way to go about it. But there are all kinds of families out there, and I know that I - for one - sometimes forget that moms and dads are made in more ways than one.
Before my daughter Reese was born, I had another "baby." For several years, my golden retriever, Abbie, pretty much had it made. My husband and I welcomed her to our home when she was 12 weeks old in September 2007 and wasted no time showering her with affection, toys, treats and walks.
Males ages 10 and older flocked Saturday to the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Flemington for an empowerment workshop, "Tied to Success."