Patsy Weaver Rabuck's heart broke when her son, Master Sgt. Nathanial Davy Weaver, was killed by an IED two years ago in Qalat, Afghanistan. But her eternal heartache was lifted a little last week when two Hinesville firefighters brought her son's medals home to her.
The Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Association recently announced the theme and a schedule of events for the 2011 observance celebration.
A prayer labyrinth drew a stream of area residents seeking solitude, strength and encouragement to the Fraser Counseling Center on Friday.
Liberty County business owners and community leaders, many who spend their days addressing the needs of customers, relaxed Friday night at the Chamber of Commerce's annual membership appreciation Lowcountry boil and permitted others to take care of them.
Liberty County Pre-K Center staffers on Friday stepped back in time for a "decade dress-up" fundraiser.
To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Suzie Q's, a local community group dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness, held its first Liberty Shoppers Expo on Friday. Funds raised go to local treatment, care and support facilities.
The 27 Gold Star Mothers who attended Sunday afternoon's recognition and remembrance ceremony at Fort Stewart's Marne Chapel had one thing in common - they are parents of fallen soldiers. The first annual event, sponsored by the Survivor Outreach Services, was part of a military-wide long-term support program for surviving family members.
The Liberty County Board of Education met Tuesday to discuss concerns about the new Liberty Transit system buses accessing school property at Liberty County High School.
In July, the New Sunbury Association sponsored a week-long mission trip to Spruce Pine, N.C., under the direction of the Rev. Jimmy Bryant, minister of education for Hinesville First Baptist Church. Eighteen people attended, including six youth.
Hinesville District 4 City Councilman Keith Jenkins and Hinesville Crime Prevention Officer James Williams conducted a self-defense lesson Sept. 7 for nearly 20 members of the Goldenheirs. The members learned about tactics and techniques to defend themselves and visited with representatives from the city of Hinesville.
In the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, students gathered around flag poles at schools across the nation for the 20th annual See You at the Pole. The tradition started in Texas as a student-initiated prayer meeting that took hold in schools where participants encouraged each other to pray for community, local leaders and city, state and national governments, according to the See You at the Pole website, www.syatp.com. The event is every Sept. 22.
The best accompaniment to a night of smoldering blues music is a plate of juicy, smoked barbecue. Hinesville area residents enjoyed such a combination Saturday during the city's eighth annual Blues & BBQ festival, hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council, in downtown Bradwell Park.
The Garden Heights Neighborhood Watch recently started a "yard of the month" competition. Watch coordinator Irene Myers said she thought of the idea after visitors to her neighborhood repeatedly complimented the well-kept yards and houses.
The Beta Theta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Sept. 7, in the social hall of the Pembroke United Methodist Church.
Cancer is a terrorist.
"John Wick" stars Keanu Reeves in a film that doesn't try to do anything more than be a thoroughly enjoyable revenge movie with an enormous sense of style and visual flair.
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.