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.
The Long County Senior Citizens Center had a 2008 Valentine Banquet on Feb. 14.
Area residents, from left, Velma Miness, Brenda and Thomas Smith, and Jason Batchelor went on a cruise Dec. 8 to Jamaica and the Grand Cayman Islands.
Spier Flanders from H & R Block spoke at Goldenheirs January meeting.
LUDOWICI - Just two weeks ago, 34-year-old Valerie Futch-Smith was teaching her Smiley Elementary School first grade class, and planning to visit her mother in New Mexico. But on Feb. 1 at 3:45 a.m., tragedy struck, and her husband Jimmy, rushed her to the hospital.
Not all marriages end in divorce. Many couples grow old together and learn to appreciate each other more as time passes.
LUDOWICI - A packed cafeteria at the Long County High School watched Heather Cierra Reddish be crowned the 2008 Long County Miss Sweetheart and Ryan Taylor Harrison be crowned the Junior Miss Sweetheart this past Thursday.
LUDOWICI - Want to prepare a new main entrée' like Beth's Stove Top Seafood Quiche or maybe a new desert like Anna Poole's Coconut Pie?
Members of the Liberty County Kiwanis Club present a $500 check from their 2007 Pumpkins for Punkins Project to students and teachers of a special education class at Snelson-Golden Middle School. During the project Kiwanis members sell cut-out pumpkins, which are then displayed at Poole's Deli. All funds for this project are designated to the Liberty County Special Olympics and the money is to be used for the upcoming Special Olympics. For more information about Kiwanis or to become involved, call Leah Poole at 368-4282.
In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Nesmith Chevrolet has developed a partnership with Liberty County Recreation Department and Fort Stewart Army Base youth leagues through the Chevy Youth Baseball program that will include both money and equipment donations during the 2008 baseball season.
Either by backstroke, sidestroke or doggie paddle, the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is looking to make a splash in their Priceless Gifts Campaign during its Swim-a-thon Saturday.
Poole's Deli won't have its normal lunch rush on Friday.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 30 and 31, the Morning Glory Garden Club is sponsoring camellia exhibits in the lobbies of The Coastal Bank and The Heritage Bank.
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.
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."