SAVANNAH - Pope Benedict XVI has chosen a metro Atlanta priest to be the new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah, which governs parishes in 90 south Georgia counties.
The 52nd annual Kicklighter reunion will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30 at Beard's Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Glennville.
Hinesville resident Bill Mitchell recently returned from Trondheim, Norway, as a world champion. He won top honors in the freestyle-sideburns category of the World Beard and Moustache Championships. Nearly 200 people from 15 countries competed in the contest.
Hinesville native Larry Morgan, the son of retired 1st Sgt. Leroy and Genora Morgan, recently was promoted to metro regional director of the State of Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. He will oversee parole districts in the metro Atlanta area.
ELBERTON, - Henry Victor Booth may be the only man alive whose father worked guard duty at Georgia's infamous Andersonville prison-of-war camp, where nearly 13,000 Union soldiers died during the Civil War that began 150 years ago.
Statewide adolescent health and youth development programs are on the chopping block this year due to a $1,280,085 reduction in funding.
ATLANTA - Move over, Bronx Zoo cobra.
At its annual banquet June 21, the Rotary Club of Hinesville awarded $1,000 college scholarships to three recent graduates.
At the Goldenheirs' June meeting, club members listened to Liberty County Extension Coordinator Robert Bell speak about lawn care and water conservation.
Air Force Airman Laurent D. Debrossard graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Mamie Howard Fletcher was born Aug. 24, 1890, to Judge John A. and Miriam Zorn Howard and grew up in the Elim and Walthourville communities. She had one sister and five brothers. On Nov. 11, 1911, she married Edward H. Fletcher from Kershaw, S.C. He was the depot agent in Walthourville for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council's "Sax and the Summer" event drew a diverse crowd of music fans Saturday night to the Yellow Bluff Marina. The festivities were slated to begin at 7 p.m., but attendees of all ages began to trickle in around 5 p.m. to claim good picnic spots, which they jazzed up and personalized according to different themes.
An estimated 4,000-5,000 people cheered and swayed, many of them standing in front of the stage and others applauding from their lawn chairs during a free concert Monday evening on Fort Stewart, during the annual "Worth Fighting For" Independence Day event. Many more folks seemingly took advantage of family-friendly activities held earlier that day on Fort Stewart.
Court Appointed Special Advocates is a nonprofit organization whose volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children who are involved in juvenile court proceedings.
Air Force Airman Audrey A. Jones recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The Great FMWR Post-Wide Housing Yard Sale will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will be allowing car and motorcycle clubs to participate in this year's annual Christmas parade
TYBEE ISLAND – The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest is set for Oct. 9-12, bringing swashbuckling, family-friendly fun for Columbus Day weekend.
Over the last few years, Liam Neeson has been doing the action roles that I don't think Harrison Ford is interested in doing anymore.
SPRINGFIELD – The fifth Effingham Oktoberfest will be held Friday and Saturday behind Rincon Chevrolet, 5480 Highway 21 S. in Rincon.
Life is full of surprises. Chris Hicks, owner of Chris's Curbside Grill in Hinesville, watched a YouTube video over a year ago of a soldier in Afghanistan singing a cover of Rihanna's "Stay."
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University alum and country singer Luke Bryan will visit the Statesboro area during his annual Farm Tour on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Perry Field in Claxton.
First African Missionary Baptist Church of Riceboro celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in July.
Since Fort Stewart officially was named Camp Stewart in January 1941, it has blessed many families by providing good jobs to thousands of people in Liberty and surrounding counties.
The original "Dolphin Tale" was a surprise hit with critics and audiences, but somehow, I'm not sure how it was enough to justify a sequel.
The second annual Ludowici/Long County Prayer Day was Sept. 13 in the Long County Recreation Park.
Altie Moody was just a girl when Pembroke was chartered in 1905.
SAVANNAH - Georgia Southern University and Senior Citizens Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to helping people age comfortably, have partnered to co-host the annual Elder Abuse Conference on Oct. 3 at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah.
Fred Mingledorff of Hinesville was among veterans taken on an Honor Flight tour recently in Washington, D.C.
Bend-the-Bar: Registration is under way for the Stewart/Hunter "Bend-the-Bar" Powerlifting and Bench Press Challenge Saturday at 4thIBCT Fitness Center.