The 2012 Relay for Life team captains recently had their first meeting at Button Gwinnett Elementary School, where event Chairwoman Tory Baker works. Other captains' meetings are scheduled for Jan. 10, Feb. 6, March 5 and April 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Button Gwinnett. The community kickoff will be Jan. 7, and a survivors' brunch is planned for April 14. This year's relay will be April 20-21 at the recreation center football field on Highway 84.
With just days remaining in the 2011-12 "Live United" fundraising campaign, the United Way had raised $168,462, or 93 percent of this year's goal of $181,000. The campaign ends Nov. 18.
Childhood Christmas memories seem to stick for a lifetime, and Hank Stacy wants to help more children have memories of something good.
Laughter could be heard on Hinesville's Court Street on Saturday as several hundred people gathered in the courtyard of First Presbyterian Christian Academy for food, fun and festivities at the school's fifth annual chili cook-off.
Children burned off energy in bounce houses, zoomed down slides and rode Western-style on horses at the sixth annual YMCA Fall Festival on Saturday. Families strolled through the vendor market, perusing the handmade jewelry, ceramics and holiday gifts. Others sampled funnel cakes and homemade Southern treats.
Magic and laughter took over Club Stewart's main ballroom Friday night as comedian David Beck and mind-reading magicians Jeff and Kimberly Bornstein performed for soldiers, retirees and family members during a special Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation-sponsored event called Operation Magic.
In collaboration with the March of Dimes, the Chi Pi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. will host its second annual 5K walk/run Nov. 12 to promote prematurity awareness.
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 168 President Anet Owens presents a check Oct. 5 to David Mihan, regional manager of the Pizza Hut in Hinesville, to donate to local food charities in Liberty County.
Davita Dialysis nurses Gene Wells and Debra Griffin talked to Goldenheirs at the group's October meeting. The nurses teach patients how to use their dialysis equipment at home.
If the boxes at local businesses are any indication, the holiday Tots for Toys drive officially is under way.
He entered the Air National Guard when it wasn't very popular to wear the uniform – especially at the height of the Vietnam War.
The United Way-Liberty Office, with support of FEMA funding, hosted its second mobile food pantry for Phase 29.
The Midway Museum is hosting its first pig and oyster roast fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, to benefit the museum.
People and organizations from all over the area opened their trunks and passed out candy to kids last week in Long County.
Small groups of people braved mosquitoes and a slight nip in the air Friday night to learn about the history of one of Liberty County's often-overlooked legendary landmarks - the Midway Cemetery.
"John Wick" stars Keanu Reeves in a film that doesn't try to do anything more than be a thoroughly enjoyable revenge movie with an enormous sense of style and visual flair.
Some of the area's best musicians will play Nov. 15 to benefit the area's Toys for Tots and a food pantry in the Midway area.
City, county and Army officials in the area are recommending that trick-or-treating be from 6-8 p.m. So be careful and remember only approach homes that have outside lights on.
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.