Scheduling for next week's Christmas in the Park is finishing up as the planning committee from the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority finalizes the participant and activity lineup.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation launched a new expanded program providing low-income Georgians facing hearing loss with digital hearing aids. The program was created in partnership with the Georgia Public Service Commission, Unitron, EM-Tech and over 100 audiologists and hearing aid dispensers throughout the state. The program will provide hearing aids for up to 800 legal Georgia residents with income below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Hearing aids will be distributed through state-licensed hearing providers to eligible persons.
What was life in Midway like in the colonial days? Better yet, what was life like at Christmas in a colonial Midway home?
The other day I was driving out of Midway down Highway 17 on my way to a funeral in Fleming.
Not everyone is able to provide a meal for their family on Thanksgiving or Christmas on their own. Some need the help of others, and Manna House will be there for those less fortunate this holiday season.
Did you ever wonder how strange it must have been for the people coming over to America from the foreign countries to see the animals on our continent for the first time?
I have so much to be thankful for and at this time of the year I am reminded to count my many blessings.
Holidays, particularly Thanksgiving, remind many of us to give thanks for those things in our lives we routinely take for granted.
Daniel Stewart was a brigadier general in the Georgia armed forces, (also known as the militia), who became well known during the American Revolution as well as in the War of 1812. Fort Stewart and Stewart County are named after him.
"These recommendations are included in the "Gardening Guide to the Lower South," published by the Trustees Garden Club of Savannah and available at Twin Oaks Nursery in Midway and Anderson's Feed and Garden Supply in Walthourville:
Grant applications are still being accepted from Liberty, Long and Wayne County for the Grassroots Arts Program through Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Association, the designated re-granting agency for the Georgia Council for the Arts. Deadline for the state funded arts-in communities program is Dec. 7.
Christmas in the Park is planned for 5-8 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Bradwell Park and Main Street area between ML King Jr. Drive and Court Street in Hinesville.
Liberty County employee Annie Torres made a donation for a worthy cause Nov. 6.
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.