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.
ATLANTA - Susanne Hall, information technology student at Armstrong Atlantic State University who lives in Hinesville, matched all five winning numbers in the July 7 drawing, winning the $192,797 jackpot, according to the Lottery's public relations staff.
Keep Liberty Beautiful and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce honor business people who "go the extra mile" by making their properties attractive, clean and inviting, according to KLB executive director Sara Swida.
On June 17, the Liberty County Cosmopolitan Club held its annual Miss Teenage Liberty Pageant, "Simply Beautiful."
Long County secretary Charlotte McGinn recently was selected as the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Southeast District Secretary of the Year. McGinn was nominated by Kasey Bozeman, who is the coordinator for the Southeastern District.
The "Hunger Games" series continues with the recently released third installment, "Mockingjay - Part 1," which goes the same route that worked for both the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" series: Split the final chapter into two parts to milk the proverbial cash cow.
The fourth Thursday in November is observed as Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Ever since 52 pilgrims got together with their 50 Indian friends in November 1621 and decided to have a large, three-day feast to celebrate and give thanks to God for helping them pull through the rough winter in the new land, Americans have been getting together with their families and feasting.
The Liberty County Commission recently announced that in October, county employees raised $13,641 for the United Way. The total exceeds last year's donations by 13 percent and sets a new record of giving by county-government employees. Workers from 18 departments contributed to the campaign.
Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association National President James McCartney presented a check for $5,000 at the Veterans Salute on Nov. 1 in Bryant Commons to George Holtzman of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee and Hinesville Mayor James Thomas.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's closures and change of hours of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities are available at:
Kristen Marshal has lived in Richmond Hill for almost her entire life. She has grown up in the Richmond Hill school system. But for her last year of high school, Marshal decided to do her schooling online so she could move to Atlanta.
About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.
At the Nov. 13 weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill, Bill Cathcart gave members a glimpse into the history of the life of pilot Frank "Monk" O'Driscoll Hunter and Hunter Army Airfield.
It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.
Four people with ties to Liberty and Long counties have completed basic military training:
More than 100 veterans and active-duty military personnel were honored by Long County High School on Tuesday during the annual Veteran's Day Ceremony.
Ever since he grabbed the public's attention with the Oscar-nominated "Memento" in 2000, director Christopher Nolan has established himself as one of the most brilliant filmmakers of the 21st century.
Liberty County High School held its fourth annual Pink Panther Day for breast-cancer awareness Oct. 30. This event is sponsored by Family Career and Community Leaders of America. This year, Pink Panther Day was held in honor of Kim Brown, an LCHS teacher who is battling breast cancer. This year's shirt was designed in honor of Brown and had her favorite quote, "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have," on the back with her initials. FCCLA members sold 267 shirts, almost double what they sold last year. Proceeds totaling $850 ...
Saturday marked the third year that the Midway Museum has hosted its fundraising oyster roast and sit-down dinner in the museum's lower floor.