ELBERTON, - Henry Victor Booth may be the only man alive whose father worked guard duty at Georgia's infamous Andersonville prison-of-war camp, where nearly 13,000 Union soldiers died during the Civil War that began 150 years ago.
Statewide adolescent health and youth development programs are on the chopping block this year due to a $1,280,085 reduction in funding.
ATLANTA - Move over, Bronx Zoo cobra.
At its annual banquet June 21, the Rotary Club of Hinesville awarded $1,000 college scholarships to three recent graduates.
At the Goldenheirs' June meeting, club members listened to Liberty County Extension Coordinator Robert Bell speak about lawn care and water conservation.
Air Force Airman Laurent D. Debrossard graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Mamie Howard Fletcher was born Aug. 24, 1890, to Judge John A. and Miriam Zorn Howard and grew up in the Elim and Walthourville communities. She had one sister and five brothers. On Nov. 11, 1911, she married Edward H. Fletcher from Kershaw, S.C. He was the depot agent in Walthourville for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council's "Sax and the Summer" event drew a diverse crowd of music fans Saturday night to the Yellow Bluff Marina. The festivities were slated to begin at 7 p.m., but attendees of all ages began to trickle in around 5 p.m. to claim good picnic spots, which they jazzed up and personalized according to different themes.
An estimated 4,000-5,000 people cheered and swayed, many of them standing in front of the stage and others applauding from their lawn chairs during a free concert Monday evening on Fort Stewart, during the annual "Worth Fighting For" Independence Day event. Many more folks seemingly took advantage of family-friendly activities held earlier that day on Fort Stewart.
Court Appointed Special Advocates is a nonprofit organization whose volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children who are involved in juvenile court proceedings.
Air Force Airman Audrey A. Jones recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
This Fourth of July holiday weekend offers Liberty County residents diverse and family-friendly Independence Day events. Patriots, history buffs and beachgoers will find plenty of fun ways to celebrate.
The city of Ludowici held a ceremony Saturday to celebrate its history. The event, which was called "Ludowici: The Town, the History and the Company," was sponsored by Ludowici Roof Tile and organized by local businessman Tim Works. About 70 people attended the event.
The Liberty County Democratic Committee held its annual awards banquet June 11.
A few weeks ago, my husband and I had the honor of attending the baptism of our great niece, Emilee Hein, the daughter of Liberty High history teacher Sarah Hein and Liberty County detective Jeff Hein, at the historic Walthourville Baptist Church.
Three people with ties to our area recently completed basic military training, one from the Air Force and two with the Navy.
It was a busy summer for participants in the Mary-Janel-Maggie Foundation.
Three months after its inaugural MERGE event, the Community of Inspired Women is expanding its outreach projects and monthly gatherings.
Celebrate your favorite superhero in September at George P. Hays Library. There's no charge.
The Kirk Healing Center's Board of Directors has named Hinesville resident Gale Curtis Dent as its 2014 Humanitarian of the Year.
"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.
Tybee Island is having a Labor Day Beach Bash Sunday. The party will be around Tybee Pier and Pavilion. It will include live music featuring the Swingin' Medallions starting at 7 p.m. A fireworks display will start around 9:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visittybee.com.
STATESBORO - In 2012, the PBS show Time Team America tracked the adventures of a Georgia Southern University archaeologist and students at Camp Lawton, a Civil War POW camp in Millen, as they uncovered buried secrets using the latest technology and decades of expertise.
Here's what the stars hold for you this week:
Award-winning blues artist Janiva Magness and her band performed a free concert Friday in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park. The concert served as a run-up to next month's Blues and BBQ festival in Hinesville. Magness, who said she is influenced by musicians like Etta James and Koko Taylor, has won four blues music awards, including the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award.
Dozens of area residents presented to donate at Friday's Battle of the Badges blood drive, according to Laura Troutman, Liberty County human-resources specialist and health-promotion leader.