When wartime came to 1940s Georgia, rural life was turned on its ear for the residents of Taylors Creek and other small communities scattered throughout nearly 300,000 acres. The Department of Defense needed their land for a strategic military post and they could do nothing more than take what little money was offered and move out to make a new life somewhere else.
Army Pvt. Joshua C. Tomson has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.
"Grandma, do you and Papa Gene play tennis? On each porch I see several tennis rackets in the rocking chairs," my granddaughter said to me a few weeks ago.
The ASPCA has announced that 95 shelters across the country, including the Humane Society of Greater Savannah, have been selected to compete in the qualifying heat of the 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge.
FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT, S.C. (AP) - Somber period music, flickering candlelight and thudding cannons around Charleston Harbor ushered in the nation's observance of the nation's bloodiest conflict this morning.
Georgia Operation: Military Kids will offer camping opportunities this summer for military youth. More than 150 military children took advantage of three camps last summer.
Seventeen young ladies competed in the 2011 Tri-County Beauty Pageant last Saturday at the Celebration Castle in Long County.
Sons and daughters everywhere celebrate their mothers every spring on Mother's Day. In recent years, however, the holiday has evolved from a day to honor mothers to one that recognizes all special women. So if there is a woman in your life who isn't a biological mother - but is special nonetheless - Mother's Day, which is less than a month away, is a great time to tell her how much she is appreciated.
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Sebastiano Marino of Hinesville was selected for promotion to the rank of senior master sergeant (E-8). Marino currently is stationed at Fort Meade, Md.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Archives and Ancestry.com published newly digitized Civil War records online for the first time Wednesday, allowing users to trace family links to the war between North and South.
A crew of 65 volunteers descended Saturday upon Fort McAllister Historic State Park to help take care of a little spring cleaning.
For people with cars they no longer want, there are ways to get rid of them. If the car doesn't run or needs a lot of repairs, it will be difficult to sell.
Air Force Airman Christopher T. Carlson recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County had its annual banquet March 19 at Club Stewart. Author Joseph B. Washington spoke to the crowd about breaking the split of average.
Vicki Davis, director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, was the guest speaker at the Goldenheirs' March meeting.
Layla Rianne Baxley was born at 10:10 p.m. July 18 to Jessie Sudakow, New York, and Jason Baxley of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Morgan June Strickland was born at 6:43 p.m. July 11 to Danielle and William Strickland of Hinesville.
Retired Lt. Col. Buddy and Mary Thomas will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Aug. 2.
The next Eggs & Issues Breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Hinesville Room at city hall, 115 E. M.L. King Jr. Drive.
Analynn Nicole Halliday was born at 8:20 a.m. July 8 to Ashley Halliday of Hinesville.
Jakayden Ky'aire Joseph was born at 10:02 p.m. July 12 to Lahiesha Joseph of Hinesville.
Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Nu Rho Omega Chapter recently attended the 66th international convention of the organization. Over 11,500 members of the international organization participated in the weeklong event July 12-18 at the Charlotte Convention Center. During the event, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was installed as the 2014-18 international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. The 2014-18 International Program will focus on the theme, "Launching New Dimensions of Service," through which the sorority's 265,000 members will address community needs via service programs.
The Hineshouse Project Inc. resident services staff and the Summer Learning Camp participants boarded a chartered bus early in the morning on July 11 at Regency Apartments and headed to Atlanta for a field trip.
The silver lining of a tragic day in Long County two years ago is helping area kids get ready for school.
Hinesville firefighter and musician Marcus Barrett recently hosted a musicians' shed at New Day Community Church. A shed is designed for musicians to practice music, usually with special care to be kept from being disturbed. Musicians from throughout Liberty County gathered to share gifts and music. Drums, keyboards, guitars and a few vocals were performed well into the night. Barrett is working on the next event.
Emmett Xavier Moeller was born at 9:28 a.m. July 10 to Anna Moeller of Wyanet, Illinois, and Walter Moeller VI of Douglasville, Georgia.
Veralyn Clover Magallanes Flores was born at 10:37 a.m. July 9 to Lilia Magallanes Flores and Eric Magallanes Reyna of Lafayette, Indiana. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Veralyn weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.
Bistro Night returns to Thunder Run restaurant at Club Stewart Friday.
Six months ago, Brynslet Sellers was like other 2-year-olds, ready to play with her siblings or dress up in princess dresses and tiaras. In February, however, she was diagnosed with heart failure.
The original "Transformers" from 2007 was a pleasant surprise that was loud and preposterous, but extremely entertaining.