ATLANTA - Effective July 1, Georgia residents can order wine from wineries located either in the state or outside the state and have the wine shipped directly to a Georgia address.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia remains a popular destination for alligator hunters given the available healthy population of more than 200,000 gators. For the past six years, thousands of applicants have competed for a chance to participate in a quota hunt, and the number of applicants continues to grow each year. The deadline for this year's applications is July 31. For those selected, the season runs Sept. 6-Oct. 5.
During the 2008 spring Great American Cleanup, I am happy to report that we had 948 dedicated volunteers, who shared 3,131 hours of their time to improve our community. These volunteers cleaned up almost eight tons of litter and debris from our roads and waterways, planted 412 plants and trees, collected more than five tons of electronics and other household items to recycle, and collected 6.2 tons of plastics to recycle as part of the Return the Warmth project.
Christopher A. Oldham was named to the dean's list at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs for the spring semester.
SAVANNAH - Midway City Council member Levern Clancy Jr. received a certificate of recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute on June 24 at the Georgia Municipal Association's Annual Convention in Savannah.
Tramaine DaShaun Anderson was born at 5:24 p.m. July 7 to Lashonda Anderson and Stewart Nixon of Hinesville.
Amos Cornelius Walthour Jr. was born at 6:04 a.m. July 3 to Jessica Jearldine Short and Amos Cornelius Walthour of Fort Stwerat.
Madeline Grace Smiley was born at 7:35 a.m. June 17 to Catherine and John E. Smiley Jr. of Flemington.
Benjamin Jacob Caban was born at 1:32 p.m. July 3 to Liana M. and Benjamin Caban of Hinesville.
Tabeter Robinson graduated from South University on June 21, earning a master's of arts degree in professional counseling with an above 3.0 grade point average.
Alyssa Ann Petry was born at 8:44 p.m. July 14, to Tamara A. Mierzejewski and Austin B. Petry of Hinesville.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division selected Cpl. Mike Binion of the Albany Law Enforcement office as the 2008 State Ranger of the Year. As runner-up, Ranger First Class Mitch Oliver of the Fort Valley office received the 2008 James R. Darnell Award.
Stephen Alvarez (Richmond Hill), Jacob Dill (Hinesville), Billy Kilmer (Richmond Hill) and Nathan Ward (Midway) spent their entire summer break playing baseball for the Savannah Chain Baseball 14U major class baseball travel team. This summer, Chain won the Grand Slam 14U Georgia State Championship, won the Charleston Chucktown 15U tournament, won the East Georgia Memorial Day tournament and finished 3rd in the Fletcher World Series. The team played all of their games on the road against other competitive 14U, 15U and 16U teams from all over the country. Most recently, Chain went 6-2-1 in the Fletcher World Series with their ...
The 2008-2009 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online.
A groundbreaking on July 16 heralded the start of construction of five cottages at Gordonia-Altamaha State Park in Reidsville.
One of the most fascinating books in the Bible is Revelation. Many books have been written and movies produced in attempts to better understand the end times.
"Fury" is a World War II movie that provides a sense of intense, visceral violence and a semblance of authenticity that probably hasn't been seen since "Saving Private Ryan." I think this movie could be for WWII what Platoon was for Vietnam.
Saturday's game between Georgia Southern and Georgia State in the Georgia Dome will be the biggest rivalry game in the state - between two teams that have never played each other, anyway.
Two unrelated attempted traffic stops in Liberty County on Thursday night led to separate high-speed chases through the area.
Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette recently addressed local pastors and clergy during the United Ministerial Alliance monthly meeting at Panera Bread in Flemington. Lovette was invited by UMA President Pastor Richard Hayes to present information on the upcoming SPLOST and recently approved Sunday early voting. Over 20 churches were represented at the meeting
Into the Sun Tanning Salon employee Megan Kesner, right, and owner Cayla Faulk set up a Halloween-themed both to promote their business and sell merchandise during the Oct. 11 Oktoberfest Vendor and Craft Fair at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.
The Village Children's Learning Center celebrated its annual open house Sept. 25.
All Long County schools participated in National School Lunch Week, which took place Oct. 14-17.
The Marne Community and Spouses Club will hold its annual basket auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Richmond Hill City Center.
Ronan Scott Wall was born at 3:09 a.m. Sept. 30 to Athena Wall of Hinesville and David Wall Jr. of Hinesville.
How does one live the Christian life?
Two kids are wrestling over the toy clown their aunt made, voices rising as each demands the right to sleep with it.
With less than half a mile remaining in the final cross country race of her high school career, Melanie Bailey had a decision to make. A runner from an opposing school, Danielle LeNoue, suffered a knee injury, and Bailey could either keep running like everyone else or stop to help. Bailey chose to help.
Walt Disney Animation Studios announced the arrival of a girl named Moana in a new CG-animated film hitting theaters in late 2016.
ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for September was 8.2 percent, down 0.9 percent from 9.1 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.