As Marvin Deshazior neared Dorchester Academy during Saturday's Walk to Dorchester fundraiser, he had one thing on his mind.
Fathers are special people, but often, they are overlooked in the midst of celebrating and honoring mothers.
Decades after posing for a photo on their bikes, four cycling pals reunited this past April for an updated photo at the same location - the old Moore home on Smiley Street. Jimmy and Lynda Mobley and their children, Jeff Mobley, Marla Mobley Troha (wife of councilman Steve Troha), and Ronal and Joyce Moore and their children, Kevin Moore and Lynn Moore Granger, gathered, along with some of their former neighbors, for the reunion. The pictures of the children were taken in the mid to late '60's. Pictured (l-r): Kevin Moore, Jeff Mobley, Marla Mobley Troha and Lynn Moore Granger.
Twelve area young ladies will compete at Miss Georgia Forestry State Pageant on June 8-9 and 15-16.
Death has claimed Bessie Williams, who taught in a time that now seems marked with innocence.
The first Miss and Teen Miss Liberty Fest 2007 pageant will be presented July 14 at Brewton-Parker College.
The Alpha Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa hosted its end-of-the-year banquet May 21 at Captain Joe's in Midway. The chapter honored Heather Garrido, who just completed her student teaching at Button Gwinnett Elementary School. Garrido was honored as the winner of the 2007 Alpha Omicron Student Teacher Scholarship. Pictured (l-r): Roxanne Lee, scholarship chairman; Garrido; Merilee Cox, supervising teacher; and Tory Baker, chapter president. Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization for women educators.
Live Oak Public Libraries' programs at the Liberty Branch and Midway-Riceboro Branch libraries have been announced.
The Full Gospel Tabernacle COGIC Women's Department presented its first Young Women Christian Council celebration April 29. During the conference, Sheritta Shaw was crowned Miss YWCC and Quamea Hawkes was named Miss Congeniality. The YWCC provides fellowship on a spiritual level for women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. The YWCC often shares information on topics that pertain to women and their roles in the dual family unit, as well as single-parent family units. The YWCC meets every third Friday at Full Gospel Tabernacle. The church is at 809 Frank Cochran Drive, Hinesville.
The National Association of Letter Carriers hosted its annual food drive May 12 in Liberty County.
Wilton and Paulene Foster will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 26. The Fosters were married May 25, 1957.
"John Wick" stars Keanu Reeves in a film that doesn't try to do anything more than be a thoroughly enjoyable revenge movie with an enormous sense of style and visual flair.
Some of the area's best musicians will play Nov. 15 to benefit the area's Toys for Tots and a food pantry in the Midway area.
City, county and Army officials in the area are recommending that trick-or-treating be from 6-8 p.m. So be careful and remember only approach homes that have outside lights on.
Last month, when we visited our old home place, I saw a wild persimmon tree growing in the edge of Sally's yard. It was full of persimmons, and some were ripe.
District 5 Commissioner Gary Gilliard recently was the guest speaker to a group of senior citizens in Walthourville to discuss SPLOST. Gilliard was invited by Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray. "They asked some interesting questions and kept me on my toes, but I enjoyed my visit with them," Gilliard said.
Join the fun at Club Stewart's Halloween Bash, starting at 9 p.m. Friday. Enjoy DJFreaksho, drink specials and a costume contest. There's a $7 cover charge. Patrons must be 18 or older to enter, and at least 21 to drink.
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.