A group gathers Wednesday evening at Jungle Jake's Comics and Games to play Dungeons & Dragons, a role-playing game. The store recently moved to a larger space to accommodate more strategy and role-playing games. Owner Jason Lee said the idea is great for parents looking to move their kids away from video games and into strategic games. He compared the critical thinking level to the game of chess.
The Goldenheirs had their Christmas luncheon in early December. Lynn Cannon Catering served a delicious lunch, and Carey Knowles, a Christian comedian, entertained the group with his "pig tales" and other stories.
I would stretch out the Christmas season as long as possible if I could. Instead of the "Twelve Days of Christmas," I would opt for the "Twelve Months of Christmas!" I love the lights, the decorations, the music and the wonderful feelings of cheerfulness at Christmas. People are nicer and friendlier during the holidays. I do get a little sad when I have to take the decorations down. But when it is time to do so, it means that it is also time for Bring One for the Chipper!
The weeks leading up to Christmas seemed to be filled with news reports of toys being recalled because they contain parts coated with lead-based paint. I told someone the other day that we never had to worry about that when we were growing up because the pine cones we used for baseballs and the limbs we used for bats were not painted. We used daddy's good plow lines for jumping rope and they also were paint-free.
CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER - Nineteen Liberty County teens graduated Dec. 18 from the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart during a commencement ceremony at the Macon City Auditorium in Macon.
Boy Scout leaders of Liberty District Coastal Empire Council were honored recently at the council's annual awards banquet at Hinesville United Methodist Church.
The recent 2010 Miss Christmas Holiday Pageant was in the Long County High School cafeteria. KIDZ-ETC sponsored the event.
Several Masons and Shriners from the area joined forces recently to help a little girl who lives in Jesup.
The local Toys for Tots committee raised more than $10,000 in cash and countless toy donations for 2010. More than 200 volunteers, who helped from August until December, delivered toys to more than 2,300 children on Saturday. The committee placed more than 70 donation boxes in local businesses, including Liberty Chrysler, Hinesville Ford, NeSmith Chevrolet, the Coastal Courier, the Hinesville Masonic Lodge and Beall's. Beall's allowed the committee to use its old building, utilities and security system rent-free for two months.
The community has stepped up to aid a family in getting the supplies they need for the holidays after their Hinesville home was damaged by fire Tuesday.
Georgia Power Co. recently made donations to two local charities.
Atlantic Area CASA will begin volunteer training Jan. 14. Training will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the conference room of the Liberty County Health Department on Highway 84 in Hinesville. Sessions will be held on Jan. 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4.
It is that time of year when we frantically search for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Why not consider a book or item depicting Liberty County's history? To my knowledge, there are several available. And if you go that route, I think you will be pleased with whatever you select.
Wreaths for Warriors Walk organizers donated a wreath to Hinesville last week for display in Victory Park.
Members of local sororities, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority's Hinesville Alumnae Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Nu Rho Omega Chapter and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority's Chi Pi Zeta Chapter recently presented a check to Dorchester Improvement Association. The donated proceeds are from a western-themed fundraiser held recently as part of Dorchester Academy's "This Place Matters" campaign.
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.