Though the start of spring is still more than a month away, the spring-like conditions that have sprung in the area may be here to stay.
Lockheed Martin employees donated approximately 250 pounds of nonperishable food to the Tri-County Protective Agency on Feb. 1. Lockheed Martin, a Fort Stewart contractor, annually donates canned goods to a community organization in need. This is the fourth year the company has conducted a food drive.
The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market is accepting vendor applications for its 2012 season. The market is held on Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville each Thursday from May 3 through Oct. 25.
The Small World Festival committee is accepting vendor applications and cultural entertainment proposals for the April 28 event in Hinesville.
The Mills House has been moved successfully to Long County, but the process of saving the historic home was not without trials for new owners, Pastor Tim and Cathy Parrish of Trinity Baptist Church.
Despite efforts to tame it and drain it, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge remains wild and beautiful.
Richard Russell Groover grew up in Gum Branch and spent much time with his grandparents, Redding and Mary Groover.
She sees the intricate details many people overlook.
Margaret G. Martin, who was born Jan. 5, 1919, recently celebrated her 93rd birthday with family with a meal at Captain Joe's Seafood in Midway.
Area Gold Star Wives of all eras will have the opportunity to meet and socialize for the first time in the area Friday when ladies - and gentlemen - will gather at the Georgia National Guard Armory in Savannah.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan R. Graves, son of Lori J. Graves of Allenhurst and Terrence R. Graves of Lakewood, Wash., participated in a recent community service project at the House of Family children's shelter in Cambodia.
Mikia Frazier was a double winner at the Hi-Fidelity Civic Club's holiday pageant Dec. 10 at Midway Middle School.
Local author and historian Buddy Sullivan kicked off the Richmond Hill Historical Society's 2012 lecture series Thursday evening at the Richmond Hill Museum with a talk on "Spanish Settlements in Coastal Georgia from 1526 to 1742."
Liberty Life magazine again has joined forces with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce to find and feature the area's "Top 10 under 40."
American Legion Post 164 and the Ladies' Auxiliary recently hosted active-duty military families at their Christmas party in Pembroke. The post meets at 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, and all military veterans are welcome to attend.
The second-annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest, sponsored by La Quinta and the Hinesville Rotary Club, ended with a judging event Friday night.
On Saturday, an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 donated toys were parceled out and sent on their way to 1,050 Liberty County children who otherwise likely wouldn't have gifts to open Christmas morning.
My husband grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 1960s. He tells me that he got his work ethic and determination from his dad, his politeness from his mom, his sense of right and wrong from "Leave it to Beaver" and "The Andy Griffith Show," and his sense of humor from "Petticoat Junction" and "The Beverley Hillbillies."
Celeste Betton - an Army spouse, worship leader, choir director and pre-K teacher's assistant who has a passion for singing and a love for music - has been in San Antonio to compete against five others in the 2014 Operation Rising Star competition.
Employees at Riceboro based SNF Floquip got into the competitive spirit of giving by collecting 331 toys for the Liberty County Toys4Tots program.
Ah, yes, it's that time of year again.
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Organizers worked to raise awareness for Seabrook Village with Saturday's Sugar Cane Festival, which featured cane grinding and extraction, free hayrides and tours of the historic community.
Many years ago, about 1988-2001, I wrote long letters to a dozen elderly shut-ins each week. I sent each of the 12 a copy of the same letter.
Willie J. Inman Sr. of Hinesville recently received an honorary doctorate of divinity degree from Sound Doctrine Bible Seminary in LaGrange.
Guests at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on Saturday marveled at international holiday scenes brought to Hinesville courtesy of the Episcopal Christian Women's ministry. The church's annual "nativities from around the world" event ran from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and featured a Christmas tree raffle.
Walthourville residents and visitors gathered Saturday at the municipality's city hall to officially light the town Christmas tree and enjoy some holiday-themed entertainment and refreshments.
The fifth annual Christmas Bazaar filled Dorchester Village Civic Center with the sights, sounds and smells of the season Saturday.
Fort Morris State Historic Site hosted its annual Colonial Christmas festival on Saturday, giving visitors a taste of 18th century holiday traditions and seasonal entertainment.
Charzetta R. Quarterman, a graduate of Liberty County High School and a senior justice-study major at Georgia Southern University, spoke at the 22nd annual New Member Recognition Event for the Golden Key Honour Society on Nov. 16. Quarterman is the social director of the Golden Key.