The Long County Wildlife Festival last Saturday marked the event's 27th year, and organizers made sure to add plenty of new activities.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time next weekend.
Members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46 of Hinesville presented a plaque to Mayor Sandra Martin and the City Council of Flemington on Oct. 14 at Flemington City Hall for outstanding support during the organization's 2008 fundraising drive.
Rotary District Governor-Elect Clyde Taylor recently updated Hinesville Rotarians on changes in funding uses and sources, including restructuring the nonprofit club's grants and partnerships. Rotary International sponsors five educational programs, five humanitarian grant programs and PolioPlus through the annual program fund and the Future Vision Fund donations. Taylor said the organization's plan will span three years and help to simplify programs and focus Rotarian efforts.
Hundreds of guests turned out for the kickoff party Thursday for the Coastal Living and Cottage Living Holiday Coastal Cottage at Yellow Bluff, which start offering public tours Monday.
On Sept. 17, 36 Savannah College of Art and Design students and three instructors visited the LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation near Riceboro to learn about the site and the projects they will be involved in this fall quarter.
LUDOWICI - As the summer heat transitions into cooler fall weather, it's important to make sure children are bundled up for warmth. Some children in Ludowici are in need of extra help this year and a group of local citizens is holding a community coat drive. The drive, Help Keep Smiley Kids Warm, is an effort to collect new and gently used coats to be distributed to those in need.
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46 is having a barbecue Saturday, Oct. 18, at 110-A Bagley St., Hinesville.
Sherry Somerville exemplified the Rotary Club's motto of "service above self" when she spoke to the Hinesville club Sept. 30. She talked about her journey from marital abuse and debilitating co-dependency to emotional well-being and spiritual wholeness through the Fraser Counseling Center.
Eddie Eastlake may not knock down 12 strikes for a perfect game, but she enjoys bowling just the same. Every chance she gets, Eastlake is at the Fort Stewart's Marne Lanes, ready to bowl.
Area veterans, including members of Chapter 789 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and soldiers from various units on Fort Stewart recently marked POW/MIA Day with a remembrance ceremony at Fort Stewart. The event was outside the Fort Stewart Museum at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The sacrifices made by POW/MIA and their families were honored.
The weather was ideal. The crowd was excited, punctual and ready to walk. Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church members, families and friends had come to be a part of the walk and church dedication services.
Although no one really likes to think about paying taxes, everyone can agree it's important to understand them. With this in mind, Hinesville Rotarians invited Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones to their Tuesday meeting to discuss issues, provide information and answer questions.
People often are skeptical of donating to charities because it's hard to find out exactly where the money goes. On Tuesday, United Way of the Coastal Empire Director Leah Poole and Kim Thomas showed local Rotarians a slide show detailing their efforts to improve the community with $212,000 raised by the United Way.
"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.
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.