Here's what the stars hold for you this week:
The sixth annual Small World Festival was a little smaller than usual this year. About 18 vendors greeted a crowd of 600 people, according Small World Festival staffer Katrina Barrow. The estimate for attendees in 2013 was 1,500.
Long County on Friday and Saturday will host its ninth Relay for Life, an overnight festival at Veterans Stadium in Ludowici that provides plenty of food and fun for the whole family, all to help find a cure for cancer. Event organizers are bringing in extra star power this year to attract even more supporters and donations.
Hinesville Rotary Club members received free counseling information from the Fraser Counseling Center's new executive director Tuesday during their weekly luncheon. Teresa I. Winn has been with the center since 2000 as a licensed professional counselor and master addiction counselor.
Beards Bluff Campground on the Altamaha River was a favorite camping and fishing area for my family when the children were young. I have visited it many times and fished all along the edge of the river and camped on the bluff.
SAVANNAH - Chatham County Assistant District Attorney and Walthourville native Reginald Martin was sworn in before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, April 28, in Washington, D.C.
A Law Day and portrait-dedication service are slated for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Long County Courthouse, 459 S. McDonald St., Ludowici.
Hinesville resident Joe Gillam recently published his first book, "Fool Me Once Never Twice." It is the story of a young military policeman who teams with an old Army criminal investigator to investigate a theft of military property that becomes a murder. The case goes cold, but they keep plugging away as their assignments move them around the world and then into a second career in civilian police work.
Wonder Worthy Productions, which recently released a film set in Liberty County, was a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards.
SAVANNAH - Hospice Savannah will celebrate its 35th year of serving the community by hosting a Summer Nights fundraising party during its birthday month of June.
Until a few years ago, there were only two major television seasons: the fall season, when all the major shows appeared, and the midseason, where networks replaced their failing shows with the backup series they ordered but held on to in case of an emergency.
A few weeks ago, I sang the praises of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Today, we dive into the details of another superhero sequel.
The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority's Small World Festival gives this corner of Southeast Georgia an opportunity to immerse itself in other cultures from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Bryant Commons. Attendees can dine on ethnic fare, check out trinkets, artwork and crafts from around the globe, and enjoy music and dance. This celebration of the numerous countries represented in Liberty County drew 5,000 people last year. For more information on the free event, go to www.hinesvilledowntown.com.
As part of the community's National Historic Preservation Week observance, Hinesville Rotary Club member Michelle Ricketson and former Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Vicki Davis cleaned five of the 11 historic markers in the city. Some area families and individuals have agreed to "adopt" markers and keep them clean, Ricketson said.
Here's what is going to be showing in area theaters in the next week:
HOLLYWOOD - Warren Beatty has completed filming his first movie since 2001.
On the surface, "Guardians of the Galaxy," now in theaters, seems like a parody of the Marvel movie universe, but it actually succeeds as a stand-alone effort. For most of its running time, it's at once smart, hilarious, visually spectacular and has heart.
There's one food that says "Southern" more than fried chicken, fried okra, sweet tea or a "mess" of greens. That's grits.
Almost a year ago, Hinesville resident and artist Emily Scott-Graham showed her work for the first time to the Hinesville area at the Hinesville Area Art Council.
A massive scavenger hunt soon will wind through the streets of Liberty County to help raise funds for and boost Alzheimer's awareness in the community while providing a day of fun for area families.
During 1958-85, almost everyone in Liberty and Long counties knew the name of Dr. Whitman Fraser.
"The Lego Movie," rated PG, will be shown free at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Bryant Commons amphitheater, 438 Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
"Jesus answered them, 'Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.' But he was speaking about the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken." - John 2:19, 21-22
Latin-jazz percussionist Sam Rodriguez of Jacksonville will perform at the next Jazz in the Park concert from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island.
"Hercules" is the second attempt this year to make an incarnation of the Greek warrior after "The Legend of Hercules." For me, "Hercules" is like a lot of other characters in literature and mythology, such as Dracula or Robin Hood, that have been subjected to various cinematic interpretations. Everyone from Disney to Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken a stab at it.
Hinesville Rotary Club members heard from an award-winning legal-assistance attorney during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.
Hinesville Police officers often get their man, but when it comes to reptiles, well, that can be another story.