Ask someone about Susie King Taylor and you usually get a blank stare. "She is an unsung hero, a nationally known unsung hero," Donald Lovette of Love-It Productions said. Her life-story is a tale of bravery, creativity, as well as black and national history, according to Lovette, that first began here in Liberty County. Born a slave on Aug. 16, 1848, at the Grest Farm on the Isle of Wight to Raymond and Hagar ...
LUDOWIC - The third annual Wild Game Dinner last Saturday brought in about 400 people. "This is the first time I've been here," Betty Deason said. "I won't eat alligator. I won't eat possum. And I won't eat any snake. But I did eat a lot of the other stuff and it all was good, and the dinner has been wonderful." The dinner was at the First Baptist Church of Ludowici and organized by the ...
The Georgia coast is home to some of the country's oldest and largest live oak trees. Through the years, their snarled arms and immense size have stirred muse-like inspiration in a host of Southern painters, writers and nature lovers. On Friday night, a group of area photographers who worked diligently to capture the majestic tree's beauty showcased their oak-inspired art before a crowd at Melon Bluff Nature and Heritage Center in Sunbury.
On March 6, the Liberty District of the Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America, will recognize long-time Scout volunteer Donald Peller at its annual Good Scout Breakfast.
Liberty County Commission Chairman John D. McIver signed an Abor Day proclamation declaring Friday, Feb. 20, Arbor Day in Liberty County. Morning Glory Garden Club members Judy Shippey, Lanell Crapse and Peggy Fraser were present for the signing.
On Feb. 14, Clayton Mobley, 6, son of Beau and Tiffany Smith of Hinesville, was crowned Little Mr. Rattlesnake Roundup 2009 during the Little Miss and Mr. Rattlesnake Roundup Pageant sponsored by the Evans County Wildlife Club in Claxton.
John Stetzer, president of the Goldenheirs Club, welcomed everyone to the monthly meeting on Feb. 3, at First Baptist Church in Hinesville and introduced special guest Spier Flanders from H&R Block.
Judy Shippey, president of the Morning Glory Garden Club, and other club members planted a yoshino cherry tree in honor of the late Faye Chandler, also a longtime club member. The tree was planted at Main Street Park on Friday, which Hinesville recognized as Arbor Day. Judy Mobley gave a dedication speech, commending Chandler for her dedication to the garden club and the city of Hinesville.
Fay Yee stood in the stands at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field, her eyes red and puffy from crying.
Long County residents had plenty of options for celebrating Valentine's Day last weekend. On Feb. 12, Long County High School had its 2009 Miss Sweetheart and Junior Miss Sweetheart Pageants, where some lovely ladies showed off their Valentine's dresses. Kelly Long took home the Miss Sweetheart Crown. First, second, third and fourth runners-up were Kellie Harper, Brittany Chapman, Sarah Gonzalez and Liz Schwab, respectively. The Junior Miss Division crown went to Ashley Murphy. First, second, ...
LUDOWICI - "The freaks come out at night, the freaks come out at night." The old '80s tune fit the bill to a tee on Feb. 7 with the sixth annual 2009 "Miss" Diamond Legs Pageant.
Love was in the air Friday night as 40 couples celebrated Valentine's day like royalty at Ludowici's Celebration Castle.
Mike Hodges, director of Liberty-Hinesville Emergency Management Agency, recently spoke to the Liberty Coastal Lions Club on the upcoming hurricane season. He emphasized preparation in advance.
It has been 65 years, and Willmon "Bill" Frasier and Hattie Hendry Frasier of Gumbranch are still enjoying each other.
LUDOWICI - The 2009 Long County Relay for Life kicked off Feb. 5 at the Clubhouse in Rye Patch.
Local public safety workers on Saturday presented $30,000 to three children in need from Long and Tattnall counties.
Seven Ministries of Liberty County has set its Jackie Gilliard-Henderson Memorial Scholarship Walk-a-Thon for May 18.