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.
STATESBORO - In 2012, the PBS show Time Team America tracked the adventures of a Georgia Southern University archaeologist and students at Camp Lawton, a Civil War POW camp in Millen, as they uncovered buried secrets using the latest technology and decades of expertise.
Here's what the stars hold for you this week:
Award-winning blues artist Janiva Magness and her band performed a free concert Friday in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park. The concert served as a run-up to next month's Blues and BBQ festival in Hinesville. Magness, who said she is influenced by musicians like Etta James and Koko Taylor, has won four blues music awards, including the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award.
Dozens of area residents presented to donate at Friday's Battle of the Badges blood drive, according to Laura Troutman, Liberty County human-resources specialist and health-promotion leader.
Turkey platters abound on the top shelf in my kitchen. There are all kinds: tin, white glass, clear glass, colored china and thick plastic. Some may be alike, but most have different scenes with a large, colorful turkey in the center. I think I have at least 30. I just cannot help myself when I see a pretty one that is cheap and colorful.
A fleet of model planes took to the skies last weekend at Savannah's Staff Sgt. Anthony Davis Memorial RC Model Airfield to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Hineshouse Project Resident Services Department partnered with AmeriGroup to host the 2014-15 Back-to-School Bash on Aug. 1, along with several vendors from the Liberty County area. Food, drinks and schools supplies were distributed to over 250 community residents.
Children, ages 3-12, can put their artistic talents to work and design the perfect bowling pin for Stewart Bowling Center. There's no charge, and prizes will be awarded.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Trevion-Marcel D. Johnson recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau recently hosted a familiarization tour in July with visitor-information specialists from the Georgia Visitors Centers in Savannah and Kingsland.
"The Expendables 3," now in theaters, continues the franchise featuring well-known action-movie icons of the 1980s and 1990s in an attempt to recapture their glory days. I thought the first movie was average, the second movie was actually better-than-average, but the third movie falls by the wayside.
Small jars and bottles fill the cabinet above our stove, while larger jars and bottles line the inside door of our refrigerator. These condiments are necessary nuisances when it comes to spicing up or seasoning the foods we enjoy.
The Rotary Club of Hinesville received a visit from Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson at its weekly meeting Tuesday.
Maggie Batson has been chosen to be featured in Discovery Girls magazine for 2015.
Blues artist Janiva Magness will play a free concert in Hinesville Friday.