A. G. Overman wrote a letter to The Liberty County Herald on Dec. 19, 1975, just a short time before his death in 1976. He told of his love for the city and its people.
The Bradwell Institute's class of 1967 will hold its 44th year class reunion during the weekend of Oct. 14-15.
The Environmental Division at Fort Stewart will host a cemetery cleanup Sept. 24 at Little Creek Cemetery. Volunteers will visit one of the largest, and because of training, least-visited cemeteries on Fort Stewart.
Army Pfc. Patrick W. Bean has graduated from the basic field artillery cannon crew member advanced individual training course at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. Bean is the son of Patrick W. and Marion D. Bean of Midway.
Students who attended or graduated from the Liberty County Training School, built in 1928, along with one of their teachers, Neloweze Cooper, reminisced about their educational experiences at the school on two recent Saturdays at Historic Dorchester Academy.
Historic Dorchester Academy Museum will show what life was like in this area from 1871-1940 during its annual Day at Old Dorchester on Saturday, Sept. 17.
More people are becoming homeless for the first time due to such factors as job loss, catastrophic illness and domestic violence, according to Hinesville Homeless Prevention Program coordinator Daisy Jones. She said the Homeless Prevention Program is doing what it can to assist area residents.
Venturing is one of the fastest growing Boy Scouts of America programs today, here in the local area as well as across the country. Young men and women learn leadership skills while engaging in challenging outdoor activities and community service.
Project Runway has come to Hinesville! It's true, but don't expect to see Heidi Klum or Tim Gunn walking down Main Street. Recently, one of First Presbyterian Christian Academy's summer workshops featured fashion design with a twist. All of the young designers who participated used repurposed items and everyday materials to create recycled fashions.
Joan Hollingsworth has been selected to serve as the 2011 finance chairwoman for the State YMCA of Georgia in Liberty County. The finance drive currently is under way to support the state YMCA program in middle and high schools in Georgia through Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Y and coed "Y" Clubs.
There is much history in the county about the Liberty Independent Troop. Richard "Dick" Cohan served in it for 17 years and retired as a captain. He has several notebooks full of information on the LIT. Several years ago, he wrote an article summarizing the many highlights of this honorable group of soldiers. I want to share his summary with you:
The Swingin' Medallions entertained the crowd July 29 at Club Stewart, singing songs from the past to help raise money for the HAPfan Foundation, which sponsored the concert.
Hinesville native Kristyl Dawn Tift recently starred in an episode of the USA television show "Necessary Roughness." The episode is titled "Whose Team Are You On?"
Residents of Coastal Manor Nursing Home dusted off their high-heeled shoes and dug up their polyester wide-collared shirts last week in Ludowici to dance to hits from the '70s.
Liberty County resident Dorothy Brunson, who turned 102 on Tuesday, enjoyed a surprise birthday party Saturday, which was organized by her family, at Western Sizzlin' - one of Brunson's favorite restaurants. The guest of honor wore blue because, she says, it's her best color.
"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.
Operation Rising Star
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 Midway Museum will host tours of the Midway Cemetery on Oct. 25. Tours will start promptly at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
The 33rd annual Long County Fall Wildlife Festival took place Saturday and saw one of the event's largest crowds ever.
TIFTON - Courtney Barber, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 46th annual pageant Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Ag Business Club, the theme of this year's contest is "Timeless Elegance."
Seafood, carnival rides, arts and crafts, kettle corn, peach cobbler and plenty of live music headlined by the Grammy winning band Blues Traveler is on tap this weekend at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.