Jason Alexzander Gibson was born to Norma Irene Woods and Charles Clayton Gibson II at 12:40 a.m. on Dec. 8. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Jason weighed 5 pounds, 11.4 ounces and measured 18.75 inches.
Anthony Q. Hill has graduated from the Army ROTC Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The cadet is a student at Bowie State University in Maryland.
Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, recently announced that 16 students in his district received nominations to service academies. Among the group are three young men with local ties - Liberty County High School senior Cody Waterman, First Presbyterian Christian Academy senior Joshua Rodgers and U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School student Mitchell McKnight.
Retired Staff Sgt. and Mrs. Michael Dameron of Hinesville announce the upcoming graduation of their son, Michael C. Dameron Jr.
Unless you were under a rock, flying on a space shuttle or in a coma, you witnessed last week the bombshell that exploded across the nation's political landscape. FBI agents arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich at his home Tuesday morning, having heard him via wiretaps and listening devices allegedly engaging in a conspiracy to sell his appointment to fill President-elect Barack Obama's seat in the U.S. Senate. With the White House press corps decamped to Chicago to cover the Obama transition, they have given breathless coverage of the scandal.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday Iran has chosen to scale back much of its most troubling interference in Iraq, and she credits the strength of U.S. pressure.
"I don't think it's goodwill," Rice told The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview covering two wars, the fight against pirates, Mideast peace prospects and more.
WASHINGTON -- Housing allowances for military members will go up an average of 6.9 percent in 2009, Defense Department officials announced today.
The increase comes to an average of about $95 per month across the board for the 950,000 servicemembers expected to draw basic allowance for housing, or BAH, in 2009, but some servicemembers will not see any increase at all, and others will see less than that the average increase, Susan A. Brumbaugh director of the Defense Department's BAH program, said in a Pentagon Channel interview.
NEW YORK - The Arena Football League canceled its 2009 season Monday pending an agreement with its players union. The decision throws the future of the 22-year-old league into question just days after it said next season had not been suspended.
The AFL's owners voted against playing next year during a conference call Sunday night. It was unclear what had changed since the league issued a statement Wednesday night that said the 2009 season had not been suspended "despite rumors and reports to the contrary."
Relay for Life bowling tournament
Hello, my friends, Tight Line Jr. here. Well, it's been wet and windy, but I still have a few reports for you. Johnny Gaskin and Frank Chapman caught the limit on trout; that's 30 to all you first-timers. Johnny invited me over for some fried fish and cheese grits.
The mysterious Okefenokee Swamp has long been the source of myth, lore and legend. The land of the "trembling earth," as the Indians called it, is a vast 700-square mile wilderness of grasslands, wetlands, lakes and peat bog islands anchored by towering cypress trees growing from still, dark water. The Okefenokee's diverse natural environments and teeming wildlife have dominated the infrequent efforts of humans to tame it.
Hinesville resident Ferell Mobley earned high-point champion titles in two divisions at the Golden Isles Mud Track competition in September.
There is a lot of excitement in the air at Grace Baptist Church in Hinesville. For the past four months, the church has been the scene of rehearsal after rehearsal. The church family, under the leadership of John Mills, was gearing up for its third Christmas Cantata Sunday evening. The musical celebration's theme was "Then Jesus Came."
I cannot tell you how many times I have seen a small business open up in my community and say to myself, "Oh, that's great, I'll have to get in there," and then drive by months later and realize that I have yet to make that first stop to see what this new venture is all about.
Editor, The state of Georgia is blessed with abundant natural beauty, and for many of us, the barrier islands of our beloved coast are truly special. Jekyll Island is no exception. This state-owned jewel provides affordable access and opportunity to experience the best our coast has to offer.
I am superficial. I know that looks matter - when it comes to our community's appearance, that is.
Editor, I'm appalled - to say the least - at the extravagant salary paid to Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.
This is a heads-up: It's time to invite someone to church.
Emily Michelle Turner was born at 4:13 p.m. Aug. 24 to Katreana Thompson of Hinesville and Eric Turner of Hinesville.
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Bend-the-Bar: Registration is under way for the Stewart/Hunter "Bend-the-Bar" Powerlifting and Bench Press Challenge Saturday at 4thIBCT Fitness Center.
Five generations in the family of Mary H. Clark of Fleming recently gathered. From left, Clark; great-grandson Robert Sauls, holding great-great-grandson Matty; granddaughter Suzann Sauls; and son Ronnie Clark.
Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal region.
Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.
Here are some recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:
Georgia's net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of $47 million, or 3.5 percent, compared to the month-ended August 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal's office recently announced.
ATLANTA - Once again, over the Labor Day weekend, thousands converged on Atlanta to take part in Dragon Con, the nation's largest multi-genre event.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Liberty County Complex in Midway.
Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is an executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.
Allergy sufferers in the Southeast could be in for a groggy fall, as warm and wet months ahead will promote mold spore growth and prolong ragweed season, AccuWeather reports.