The year was 1940. Germany had invaded Poland; sparking what would become the world's second bloodiest war within 25 years.
Hinesville residents Ceferino and Lonnie Gandia-Acosta and their family are having to cope with the death of their daughter during the holidays.
Exactly 146 years after Pres. Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, ancestors of slaves it freed came together to celebrate.
Hinesville Lodge #271 of Free and Accepted Masons recently had its 141th annual meeting and installed officers for the coming year. The installation of officers was conducted by Past Potentate and Past Master, Albert Nelson. Terry Crowell was installed as the 2009 Worshipful master.
Anna Phillips, a city of Hinesville employee, recently won the icing to top her wedding cake. In October, her fiancé, Skip Steffan of Brunswick, entered an essay contest hosted by Elegance Inns to win a four-day honeymoon in St. Augustine, Fla. - which also happens to be Phillips' all-time favorite vacation spot, and the destination for her wedding. "Years ago, I fell in love with St. Augustine," said Phillips, a geographic information system coordinator. "If ...
The Liberty County Martin Luther King Observance Association has announced its schedule for Martin Luther King Observance Day events later this month.
The Liberty County Martin Luther King Observance Association recently announced its schedule for Martin Luther King Observance Day events next month.
Irene Myers has a Christmas list and she is checking it twice – not to see if the children on the list are naughty or nice, but to make sure each has an opportunity to enjoy Christmas.
The 2008 Miss Christmas Holiday Beauty Pageant took place Dec. 6 in Ludowici. The event was held at Long County High School. Debbie Gaitten was the emcee for the night, and the judges were Lisa Wells and Deborah Winn-Smith.
According to First Steps coordinator Jennifer Hatcher, child abuse is a major problem in Liberty County.
New Year's resolutions seem to get the best of us every time. Each year, people make them, and within a few months, people tend to break them. Still, year after year, we tell ourselves we're going to lose more weight or save more money than the year before. Derek Sills, who heads the investment services department at The Heritage Bank in downtown Hinesville, believes the No. 1 reason people fail to achieve their financial New ...
For 20 years, Nancy and Lee Siperly have decorated their Long County home during the holidays and invited locals inside for a look. However, taking care of and putting up countless decorations has become more and more difficult for the couple.
Since its creation in late November by local students and volunteers, the world's largest crayon has made "a big splash," according to Leah Poole, director of the United Way of Liberty County.
With Christmas only 11 days away, there is a tendency, especially if you are away from your family, to conjure up Christmas memories.
Almost everyone is familiar with the phrase "Merry Christmas." No matter what language it is said in, the day it refers to - the birth of Christ - is almost universally known.
Long County's Relay for Life last Saturday raised more than $35,000 to help fight cancer, according to Co-Chairwoman Deborah Wells. This year's goal was $37,000,
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Liberty County High School's Relay for Life team raised more than $1,500 by selling $1 footprints with the help of Zack Boucher, Samantha Feagan, Charity Flores, Jayden Trotter, teacher Yvonne Lambert, teacher Brenda Rich's health-and-nutrition classes and the entire ROTC program under Col. Bill Sutton and 1st Sgt. George Pettiford.
In ancient times, before "inventive spelling," young minds were required to learn phonics and spelling rules. We even had word lists on which we were tested weekly - words we not only had to spell correctly but define and use properly in a sentence.
May 21 to June 20: A sense of uncertainty could be a good reason to change your position on an important matter. Someone close might try to talk you out of it, but it's your decision to make.
Mosquitoes are major pests in Coastal Georgia, and according to the Mosquito Control experts with Hinesville's Department of Public works, they're not going away.
The 2013 Liberty County Relay for Life included 55 teams and nearly 500 participants who raised nearly $120,000, according to the American Cancer Society's website for relay events.
In the cool of the morning, Henry Relaford leaned forward on an old push-plow. His strong, rugged hands pushed hard against the wooden handles, making the rusty big wheel turn and allowing the razor-sharp blade to cut through the soil.
Some accounting students devote their time to learning how to steal money. And law enforcement officials have to experience tazings and pepper sprays before they can carry those items on their belts - but the way crime procedures are presented on TV is a "bunch of horse hockey."
The recently signed Rural Tourism Protection Act helps Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites meet budget challenges and aids communities dependent on the tourism provided by the state's parks, historic sites or outdoor recreation areas within their communities, according to state Rep. Debbie Buckner, D-Junction City, who wrote the bill.
"Jack Reacher," which is new to home video, is a film that has much more to offer than I expected.
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I have drooled while watching The Food Network's Bobby Flay and others cook a piece of beef called a tri-tip. Now that I've cooked and eaten one, I know why I was drooling.
The numerous cultures represented in the Hinesville area were celebrated Saturday at the annual Small World Festival at Bryant Commons.