Ask someone about Susie King Taylor and you usually get a blank stare.
LUDOWIC - The third annual Wild Game Dinner last Saturday brought in about 400 people.
The Georgia coast is home to some of the country's oldest and largest live oak trees. Through the years, their snarled arms and immense size have stirred muse-like inspiration in a host of Southern painters, writers and nature lovers. On Friday night, a group of area photographers who worked diligently to capture the majestic tree's beauty showcased their oak-inspired art before a crowd at Melon Bluff Nature and Heritage Center in Sunbury.
On March 6, the Liberty District of the Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America, will recognize long-time Scout volunteer Donald Peller at its annual Good Scout Breakfast.
Liberty County Commission Chairman John D. McIver signed an Abor Day proclamation declaring Friday, Feb. 20, Arbor Day in Liberty County. Morning Glory Garden Club members Judy Shippey, Lanell Crapse and Peggy Fraser were present for the signing.
On Feb. 14, Clayton Mobley, 6, son of Beau and Tiffany Smith of Hinesville, was crowned Little Mr. Rattlesnake Roundup 2009 during the Little Miss and Mr. Rattlesnake Roundup Pageant sponsored by the Evans County Wildlife Club in Claxton.
John Stetzer, president of the Goldenheirs Club, welcomed everyone to the monthly meeting on Feb. 3, at First Baptist Church in Hinesville and introduced special guest Spier Flanders from H&R Block.
Fay Yee stood in the stands at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field, her eyes red and puffy from crying.
Long County residents had plenty of options for celebrating Valentine's Day last weekend.
LUDOWICI - "The freaks come out at night, the freaks come out at night." The old '80s tune fit the bill to a tee on Feb. 7 with the sixth annual 2009 "Miss" Diamond Legs Pageant.
Love was in the air Friday night as 40 couples celebrated Valentine's day like royalty at Ludowici's Celebration Castle.
Mike Hodges, director of Liberty-Hinesville Emergency Management Agency, recently spoke to the Liberty Coastal Lions Club on the upcoming hurricane season. He emphasized preparation in advance.
It has been 65 years, and Willmon "Bill" Frasier and Hattie Hendry Frasier of Gumbranch are still enjoying each other.
LUDOWICI - The 2009 Long County Relay for Life kicked off Feb. 5 at the Clubhouse in Rye Patch.
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.