On Oct. 29, Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers from Liberty, Long, Bryan, McIntosh, Evans and Tattnall counties assembled in Hinesville for training on the Court Process Reporting System, a statewide database. The training, held at The Coastal Bank, was conducted by George Li of the Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children.
Fresh-faced ROTC cadets carefully escorted elderly veterans across a red carpet, carrying wreaths to place before the nation's flag Thursday, in observance of Veterans Day at the local VFW post in Hinesville. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6602 hosts the solemn ceremony each November on the 11 day at the 11th hour, the moment that marks armistice, the official end of World War I.
The Walker Middle School FBLA had its third annual Miss and Junior Miss Walker Middle School pageant Nov. 4.
Bradwell Institute's class of 1960 had its 50-year class reunion Oct. 23 at the Dorchester Shooting Preserve in Midway. The celebration began with a social hour as classmates renewed old friendships and made new acquaintances. Mr. and Ms. Lamar Cook of Hinesville and their son Ryan provided the entertainment.
Members of Full Gospel Tabernacle and New Day Outreach Ministry churches gathered for a friendly kickball game Oct. 24 to raise money for Manna House of Liberty County. Manna House is a nonprofit organization that provides food and clothing assistance for more than 50 families each week. The church members were asked to collect food items to help stock the pantry for the holidays, which is usually a busy season. Many people stepped up to the plate and offered donations.
The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Cemetery Council has scheduled the installation's fall cemetery and historical site visit for Wednesday, Nov. 17. The public is invited to come along.
Orlejandro Mark Smalls' friends and relatives convened Wednesday evening in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park to memorialize the Walthourville man. He was gunned down last Friday by unknown assailants during a game of cards at a house on South Main Street.
Area bikers are invited to rev their engines this weekend for a good cause.
The steady and rhythmic "heartbeat" of Mother Earth sounded loud and clear as Voice in the Wind dancers demonstrated traditional styles of Native American dance Tuesday at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden. The presentation was made in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month.
Offering a historical look at the Midway Cemetery, Liberty County High School students Adrienne Andrews and Emily Carrier led visitors on unique tours of the site Friday, giving attendees the scoop on some of the cemetery's legendary "residents."
Long County residents are getting into the fall spirit with a cornucopia of autumn-themed activities.
Every year, under the leadership of Col. Paul Cordts, MEDDAC Hospital Commander, Brigitte Shanken, director of volunteer services at Winn Army Community Hospital, spearheads community enhancement projects for hospital volunteers to visit nursing homes in adjacent counties.
An inscription at the top of the glossy, black Vietnam Veterans Memorial partially relays the stories of countless men and women who can't tell their own:
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.
Four people with ties to this area have completed military basic training:
The Fraser Center celebrated the service of employee Mildred Brown on Sept. 15.
The Long County Wildlife Festival Pageant was held Oct. 4 at the Senior Citizen's Center in Ludowici.
The pay-as-you-go carnival continues on Fort Stewart this weekend. The public is welcome.