Liberty County native Rear Adm. Annie B. Andrews, the third African-American woman to be appointed to that rank, recently spoke to Emerging Young Leaders Program participants about what it takes to make it in life and the military at an event sponsored by Nu Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority.
When you travel on the back roads, do you ever notice the many abandoned farmhouses that are falling down or covered with vines, usually wisteria or cow itch?
Several children in foster care got a rare treat Friday morning when they gathered at Liberty Independent Troop Park for an Easter egg hunt.
The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau is coordinating a contest to win an iPad.
A fashion show here on Saturday, April 21, is designed to fulfill a dream that a local teenager had for herself, but who didn't get the chance.
The Morning Glory Garden Club planted a tree Feb. 17 in Main Street Park in honor of deceased club supporter Olin Fraser.
Chuck Stewart recently spoke at the Goldenheirs' March meeting and shared details of his recent trip to Scotland with club members. Stewart, who delivered a PowerPoint presentation, said he has a genuine interest in Scotland because his ancestors were the Stewarts of Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew A. Luce graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
There is a sacred place in Liberty County that remains a mystery even after all these years.
Fort Stewart defense contractor Anthony McCutchen, 37, of Ludowici, recently won $75,000 in a March 18 KENO! drawing.
As Fort McAllister fell to the Union Army of Gen. William T. Sherman days before Christmas in 1864, one of his artillery officers seized the Confederate flag of a vanquished company of Georgia riflemen. The officer carried the silk banner home to Maine as a souvenir, and it stayed in his family for three generations in a box along with a handwritten note: "To be return to Savannah or Atlanta sometime."
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Athena M. Williams Fields, a 1999 graduate of Liberty County High School, recently deployed with fellow sailors and Marines assigned to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. They departed Norfolk Naval Station for the ship's 22nd and final deployment.
Goldenheirs guest speaker for the February meeting was Dr. Ben Heygood, who talked about senior citizens and their problems, the biggest being loneliness.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Archaeologists are searching for signs of an ancient Spanish mission on Georgia's coast, but digging so far has not uncovered any signs of it.
Liberty Elementary School is in various campaigns to benefit teh American Cancer Society through its Relay for Life here. Cans of food have been collected and will be used in conjunction with luminaria bags during this year's relay, which starts at 7 p.m. April 20. To buy a luminaria in honor or in memory of a cancer patient, contact any team captain or go to www.relayforlife.org/libertyga.
Last month, when we visited our old home place, I saw a wild persimmon tree growing in the edge of Sally's yard. It was full of persimmons, and some were ripe.
District 5 Commissioner Gary Gilliard recently was the guest speaker to a group of senior citizens in Walthourville to discuss SPLOST. Gilliard was invited by Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray. "They asked some interesting questions and kept me on my toes, but I enjoyed my visit with them," Gilliard said.
Join the fun at Club Stewart's Halloween Bash, starting at 9 p.m. Friday. Enjoy DJFreaksho, drink specials and a costume contest. There's a $7 cover charge. Patrons must be 18 or older to enter, and at least 21 to drink.
The opening reception for "A Stitch in Time," an exhibit of quilts by award-winning fiber artist Wendy Analla, was Sunday at the Downtown Arts Centre, 38 W. Bacon St. in Pembroke.
"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.
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
The Marne Community and Spouses Club will hold its annual basket auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Richmond Hill City Center.
The Long County Commission recently recognized all retired educators by signing a proclamation observing Nov. 2 as Retired Educator's Day in the county. Commission Chairman Robert Long said that on behalf of the commission and Long County, he appreciates the jobs that all teachers perform.
RICHMOND HILL - The 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill included a wide variety of traditional Southern and coastal food, such as shrimp, crawfish, peach cobbler and fried s'mores, which might explain why an estimated 25,000-35,000 visitors - not counting volunteers and workers - descended on J.F. Gregory Park last weekend.
Exit 76, a band from Liberty County, recently performed in the upcoming feature film, "Ben & Ara."
For many, October is a month that focuses on Halloween, Columbus Day and breast-cancer awareness.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council is hosting "Sight," a photography exhibit, for October.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, "The Judge" is a fine example of a movie that features a likable cast and it's solidly made throughout, but it ultimately falls short of its loftier ambitions.
Graduates of the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy honored the memory of one of Richmond Hill's finest Friday morning at Stegman Auditorium on Savannah Tech's campus.
The 33rd annual Long County Fall Wildlife Festival took place Saturday and saw one of the event's largest crowds ever.