The new year is a wonderful time because it signals a chance for new beginnings. It gives us a chance to have a fresh start on some of things that maybe we have not handled as well as we wished in 2012.
ATLANTA - Blood once soaked the soil of battlefields that have since been covered up by skyscrapers and commuter train stations in Atlanta, strip malls in Nashville and farm fields and forests across the South.
SAVANNAH - The American Cancer Society is seeking Savannah-area cancer fighters who are interested in spreading the word about the importance of participating in Cancer Prevention Study-3, a nationwide study to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.
Keep Liberty Beautiful is urging merrymakers to keep the environment in mind in coming weeks as they strip their Christmas trees and cast aside boughs of holly.
LOS ANGELES - Just turned 50, Tom Cruise is eligible for membership in the American Association of Retired Persons. Just split from third wife Katie Holmes, Cruise is the object of told-you-so cynics who simply knew that romance wouldn't last. Just finished with his stab at something really different as a heavy-metal rock god in "Rock of Ages," Cruise is coming off one of the lowest-grossing movies in his career.
CAPRICORN - Dec. 22 to Jan. 19: All that hard work and research in the workplace finally pays off as you hoped it would. Ignore comments from jealous types who are out to get the goat riled up.
An advertising slogan and campaign from 20 years ago featured a voice-over by actor Robert Mitchum: "Beef. It's what's for dinner."
Nothing is prettier than communities all dressed up for the holidays, so this time of year is so lovely to me.
The 2012 Miss Christmas Holiday Pageant was held recently in Ludowici at the Long County High School.
Victorian-era homes are common in Thomasville, which is about four hours from Hinesville on Highway 84. One of these homes is the Queen Anne-styled Lapham-Patterson House, a National Historic Landmark and Georgia Historic Site.
NEW YORK - Though Adele didn't have a new album or a worldwide tour in 2012, she's still rolling. After a year of Grammy glory and James Bond soundtracking, Adele has been voted The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year.
The Hinesville Gazette published a story in the January 1889 edition about a trip taken by editor and publisher Samuel Dowse Bradwell, his wife Elizabeth Clifton Bradwell and their family. The Bradwells took a long vacation to visit with Elizabeth's family, the Cliftons, in Tattnall County. We find it amusing today that they had such a long journey to get from Hinesville to Tattnall County. I thought it must have been a lot of excitement and fun. I tried to find Sharp's Landing on an old Tattnall County map that was drawn in 1906, but it was not ...
David Chance Abbgy, 5, of Hinesville, recently won Thomas Hill Jewelers' cutest kid contest. The winner was determined through votes on Facebook photo submissions. David, standing with his dad, David Abbgy, and stepmom, Samantha Harper, won the world's largest Christmas stocking.
Nearly 200 people braved chilly temperatures Friday night to take part in the first Hinesville citywide prayer gathering to provide guidance to the youngsters in the community.
Sgt. 1st Class Mark Brummitt loves dogs. The former drill instructor not only trains soldiers, he trains dogs - mostly service dogs to help people with disabilities. It's a part-time job and a passion.
One summer night, a few years before Mama died, I tried to call her but there was no answer. An hour later with still no ...
October 1998 - Raymond Cooper was quickly learning running a newspaper took a lot more time than running a broadcast operation.
Spring break cut into participation at this year's Liberty County Earth Day, but the organizer said she thought everybody was having a good time.
Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown signs a proclamation on April 6 declaring April as Fair Housing Month in the city. Other activities during the month included ...
Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, began dreary, and it began drizzling about 10. Gene had returned from men's Bible study at church and I had ...
Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette, county commissioners and activists raising awareness of autism spectrum, hold a proclamation that Lovette signed making March 31 Paint ...
There were more than a few folks in the Valley who felt Iris Long had it coming to her. After all, Raymond Cooper garnered 381 ...
We were cleaning up the dishes from Sunday dinner when Rodney called me into the living room where he was watching TV.
Today is a national food holiday I can surely support - National Garlic Day.
Iris Long hadn't slept much since Saturday night's bowling match, where Raymond Cooper made the announcement concerning the first issue of his competing ...
"I can't believe it," Iris whispered over and over. "I just can't believe it."
Nu Rho Omega Chapter presented Launching Pearls of the Future on March 11 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center with 11 young ladies competing ...
America is a melting pot
The Hinesville Rotary and Bradwell Institute Interact Club kicked off the Pennies for Polio drive March 30, hoping to top last year's nearly $2 ...
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