Donny Branch grew up with a rod and reel in his hands. His father, the late Allen Branch (Ol' Tight Line), moved the family to Colonel's Island in 1951 and owned Branch's Marina. Allen Branch pioneered conservation issues to protects species and the area's pristine coastline.
Deborah Robinson, director of the Historical African American Museum at the Dorchester Academy in Midway, recently commissioned a group of sculpture students at Bradwell Institute to create a collection of art work based on the Supreme Court case of kidnapped slaves on the ship Amistad. The effort to free the slaves was the first civil rights case in the United States.
For two months, Melissa Pingley's fifth-grade students at Joseph Martin Elementary School and Principal Sue Tolley planned a surprise baby shower for Pingley.
City of Hinesville Firefighters Alex Mason, Marta Cuevas, Eric Little and Justin Zieman arrived on the scene at First Baptist Church on May 2, not with fire hoses but with plenty of antacid. The first responders kept things cool at the church's Kentucky Chucky's Great Chili Cookoff, where they judged the contest.
The local community appeared Saturday as a virtual tossed salad of ethnic groups, each one adding a distinct flavor to Liberty County during the third annual Small World Festival in downtown Hinesville.
On May 2, the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia awarded the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award to seven teens during an awards ceremony at the Elks Lodge 183 in Savannah. Ash Lee Brown of Midway was among the award recipients.
Members of the American Legion and Ladies' Auxiliary of Post 168 said they were thankful to the community for making the organization's recent, bi-yearly yard sale a success.
The Liberty County school nutrition program will have free meals for children on June 1-4, 7-10 and 14-15.
The older one gets and the more one tries to do, the more the years seem to fly by. From time to time we need to reflect on what is going on in our lives. Most will do this about school, jobs, finances, etc., and it is good to do those things. But let us not forget to look at our spiritual well being.
Residents of the Pines at Willowbrook participated in a self-defense class taught by Hinesville District 4 Councilman Keith Jenkins and attended by District 3 Councilman David Anderson during a recent neighborhood watch meeting.
Liberty Regional Medical Center CEO Scott Kroell made good on a promise Friday to dye his hair pink when hospital staffers donated a combined $10,000 to support the American Diabetes' Association's Kiss-A-Pig Campaign.
"If I can help just one spouse that's all that matters," said Family Readiness Support Advisor Jonna Reed Wednesday.
Fort Stewart highlighted contributions made by Asian Pacific Americans on Wednesday during the in stallation's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Observance at Club Stewart.
Cancer survivors, family members, volunteers, community members and soldiers gathered Friday night to celebrate the victories thus far in overcoming cancer, remember those taken by the disease and raise money to further research a cure.
Hinesville Police officers often get their man, but when it comes to reptiles, well, that can be another story.
Layla Rianne Baxley was born at 10:10 p.m. July 18 to Jessie Sudakow, New York, and Jason Baxley of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Morgan June Strickland was born at 6:43 p.m. July 11 to Danielle and William Strickland of Hinesville.
Retired Lt. Col. Buddy and Mary Thomas will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Aug. 2.
The next Eggs & Issues Breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Hinesville Room at city hall, 115 E. M.L. King Jr. Drive.
Analynn Nicole Halliday was born at 8:20 a.m. July 8 to Ashley Halliday of Hinesville.
Jakayden Ky'aire Joseph was born at 10:02 p.m. July 12 to Lahiesha Joseph of Hinesville.
Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Nu Rho Omega Chapter recently attended the 66th international convention of the organization. Over 11,500 members of the international organization participated in the weeklong event July 12-18 at the Charlotte Convention Center. During the event, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was installed as the 2014-18 international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. The 2014-18 International Program will focus on the theme, "Launching New Dimensions of Service," through which the sorority's 265,000 members will address community needs via service programs.
The Hineshouse Project Inc. resident services staff and the Summer Learning Camp participants boarded a chartered bus early in the morning on July 11 at Regency Apartments and headed to Atlanta for a field trip.
The silver lining of a tragic day in Long County two years ago is helping area kids get ready for school.
Hinesville firefighter and musician Marcus Barrett recently hosted a musicians' shed at New Day Community Church. A shed is designed for musicians to practice music, usually with special care to be kept from being disturbed. Musicians from throughout Liberty County gathered to share gifts and music. Drums, keyboards, guitars and a few vocals were performed well into the night. Barrett is working on the next event.
Emmett Xavier Moeller was born at 9:28 a.m. July 10 to Anna Moeller of Wyanet, Illinois, and Walter Moeller VI of Douglasville, Georgia.
Veralyn Clover Magallanes Flores was born at 10:37 a.m. July 9 to Lilia Magallanes Flores and Eric Magallanes Reyna of Lafayette, Indiana. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Veralyn weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.
Bistro Night returns to Thunder Run restaurant at Club Stewart Friday.
Six months ago, Brynslet Sellers was like other 2-year-olds, ready to play with her siblings or dress up in princess dresses and tiaras. In February, however, she was diagnosed with heart failure.