Tom Cardiff, executive for the Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America, addressed the Hinesville Rotary Club at its weekly meeting on March 11. The Coastal Empire Council is comprised of 11 counties, including Liberty, where 8,500 boys are involved in scouting. Cardiff said he believes scouting is becoming more important than ever because of changes in the family unit -- more single parent homes and grandparents raising grandchildren. "We need it (scouting) more today than we did 50 years ago," Cardiff said. For more information on the Boy Scouts, call (912) 927-7272 or visit www.bsasavannah.org.
LUDOWICI -- KIDZ-ETC. had the 2008 Miss Tri-County Beauty Pageant this March 8 at the Long County High School.
Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and members of the Hinesville Lions Club gathered on March 6 for the signing of a White Cane Day Proclamation to benefit the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, which has been devoted to helping save the sight of Georgians for more than 50 years.
Snelson-Golden Middle School had its third annual Miss SGMS pageant on Feb. 29.
The United Way of Liberty County will again its plastic bottles-to-coats project thanks to a grant from an engineering firm.
The Red Hat Liberty Bells Chapter of the National Red Hat Society, now in its fifth year, re-elected Judy Mobley as queen mother for 2008.
Heritage Bank Vice President Danny Creasy is eyeing higher office, but not in Washington or even at his Main Street office. Posing as Pres. Abraham Lincoln on Saturday during the "Hamocracy in Action" Kiss-A-Pig kickoff, the Hinesville businessman will set his sights on the annual fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association.
Liberty County's Goldenheirs got a lesson in the YMCA during their February meeting.
The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County will have its 14th Annual Banquet in Club Stewart on Fort Stewart on March 8.
Alyssa Kellar may be only 8, but she is already thinking about others. She recently donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, an organization that makes hairpieces for children who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Kellar's mother, Betty, told her about the organization and the youngster decided she wanted to donate her long hair. Renee Zamora at Sandi & Company Family Hair Care cut her hair for free.
Members of the Morning Glory Garden Club sponsored an Arbor Day Ceremony at Main Street Park on Friday, Feb. 15. A dogwood tree was planted in memory of fallen soldiers. Arbor Day is celebrated in Georgia on the third Friday in February. Judy Mobley, Louise Stewart and OMI workers put the finishing touches on the newly planted dogwood tree.
"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.