The Grow A Girl Network hosted its first annual Black and White Celebration on June 4 at Bethel AME Church in Hinesville.
The first day of summer, June 21, is Tuesday. That's sort of a shock to those of us who feel like it has been summer for several months now.
Former Navy SEAL Howard Wasdin, the author of New York Times Best Seller "SEAL Team Six," has worked to overcome obstacles his entire life.
Many people in Long County and the surrounding areas long have felt a special connection with a well-known Ludowici resident. Frances Daly, who cherishes her role as the community's adopted matriarch, was delighted recently when St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church hosted a day of appreciation in her honor.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The man expected to be in the running to become the first African-American in the No. 2 position of the nation's largest Protestant denomination didn't choose to become a Southern Baptist. By Fred Luter Jr.'s account, it just sort of happened.
ET2 (SW/AW) Trevor Ribal, a Long County native, recently returned from a deployment on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
This is the time of the year that people often see vegetable stands by the roadside, usually next to the farmer's field. Some farmers plant large quantities of vegetables and advertise for customers to pick their own at a cheaper price.
Although summer officially starts June 21, the warm temperatures are here to stay, which means more time outdoors and less time spent worrying about hair and makeup, mainly because all that hard work so easily could be washed away. However, there are a few ways to keep your mane looking great without spending hours under a hair dryer.
Law-enforcement officers from around the area recently hit the green and raised $5,100 for Helen's Haven, a nonprofit children's advocacy center operated primarily by donations.
Spc. Cedric Lasean Green recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. To welcome their son, grandson and great-grandson, the Pridgen, Wallace and Cooper families traveled to Fort Lee, Va.
The Hinesville Rotary Club recognizes Sgt. Roy Stewart of 1-41 Field Artillery, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Tuesday as the soldier of the week. Stewart thanked his wife, Kashelle Stewart, for supporting his military career.
The Department of Georgia's Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW recently donated $500 to the local chapter of Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 6602 in Hinesville, which in turn gave the money to Tri-County Protective Agency. The money was from the statewid organization's safety program. The agency is a shelter for people leaving abusive households.
At a recent meeting of the VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary Post 6602 in Hinesville, three Long County residents were honored: Richard Furman of the Ludowici Fire Department, Brenda K. Furman of the police department and Mark Hall of the Long County Sheriff's Office.
At the Goldenheirs' May meeting, Brenda McMillan, registered nurse and quality improvement specialist for St. Joseph's/Candler Home Healthcare Services, spoke about home health care and how it contributes to recuperation.
John Hand Long, a Confederate veteran who died here in 1927, is believed to have been one of the last soldiers paid off by the Confederate States of America.
Some of the area's best musicians will play Nov. 15 to benefit the area's Toys for Tots and a food pantry in the Midway area.
City, county and Army officials in the area are recommending that trick-or-treating be from 6-8 p.m. So be careful and remember only approach homes that have outside lights on.
Last month, when we visited our old home place, I saw a wild persimmon tree growing in the edge of Sally's yard. It was full of persimmons, and some were ripe.
District 5 Commissioner Gary Gilliard recently was the guest speaker to a group of senior citizens in Walthourville to discuss SPLOST. Gilliard was invited by Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray. "They asked some interesting questions and kept me on my toes, but I enjoyed my visit with them," Gilliard said.
Join the fun at Club Stewart's Halloween Bash, starting at 9 p.m. Friday. Enjoy DJFreaksho, drink specials and a costume contest. There's a $7 cover charge. Patrons must be 18 or older to enter, and at least 21 to drink.
The opening reception for "A Stitch in Time," an exhibit of quilts by award-winning fiber artist Wendy Analla, was Sunday at the Downtown Arts Centre, 38 W. Bacon St. in Pembroke.
"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.
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.