The Hi-Fidelity Civic Club hosted its annual Holiday Pageant on Dec. 13, at the Shuman Center in Hinesville. Luckey Maria Verna Jean Merritt was crowned "Miss Hi-Fidelity" and "Miss Pink Rose." TyshaJuana L. Stevens was first runner-up, and Jaquita A. West was second runner-up and also "Miss Congeniality." Other contestants were Lexington Louvett Collins and Miss Neosha D. Capers.
The year was 1940. Germany had invaded Poland; sparking what would become the world's second bloodiest war within 25 years.
Hinesville residents Ceferino and Lonnie Gandia-Acosta and their family are having to cope with the death of their daughter during the holidays.
Exactly 146 years after Pres. Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, ancestors of slaves it freed came together to celebrate.
Hinesville Lodge #271 of Free and Accepted Masons recently had its 141th annual meeting and installed officers for the coming year. The installation of officers was conducted by Past Potentate and Past Master, Albert Nelson. Terry Crowell was installed as the 2009 Worshipful master.
Anna Phillips, a city of Hinesville employee, recently won the icing to top her wedding cake.
The Liberty County Martin Luther King Observance Association has announced its schedule for Martin Luther King Observance Day events later this month.
The Liberty County Martin Luther King Observance Association recently announced its schedule for Martin Luther King Observance Day events next month.
Irene Myers has a Christmas list and she is checking it twice – not to see if the children on the list are naughty or nice, but to make sure each has an opportunity to enjoy Christmas.
The 2008 Miss Christmas Holiday Beauty Pageant took place Dec. 6 in Ludowici. The event was held at Long County High School. Debbie Gaitten was the emcee for the night, and the judges were Lisa Wells and Deborah Winn-Smith.
According to First Steps coordinator Jennifer Hatcher, child abuse is a major problem in Liberty County.
New Year's resolutions seem to get the best of us every time.
For 20 years, Nancy and Lee Siperly have decorated their Long County home during the holidays and invited locals inside for a look. However, taking care of and putting up countless decorations has become more and more difficult for the couple.
Since its creation in late November by local students and volunteers, the world's largest crayon has made "a big splash," according to Leah Poole, director of the United Way of Liberty County.
With Christmas only 11 days away, there is a tendency, especially if you are away from your family, to conjure up Christmas memories.
Residents can empty their closets and toy boxes for a good cause and meet the faces behind community-service organizations at a resource fair and donation drive from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec.7, at the Liberty County Division of Family and Children Services office on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
The Christmas tree outside Club Stewart will come to life at a lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
A Dec. 14 English-style tea service at the Midway Museum gives visitors a chance to check out exhibits and Christmas decorations while enjoying piping-hot beverages and homemade sandwiches and desserts. Seatings are at 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 912-884-5837 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tea service is $10 per person.
The marshes at WaterWays Township are a perfect place to boat, fish and kayak in peace. It's no wonder the volunteers and coordinators of Coastal Georgia's Heroes on the Water Program decided to return to the area Saturday for the second time this year, offering service members the chance to fish, paddle and enjoy a day on the water.
Georgia's only Revolutionary War historic site, Sunbury's Fort Morris, held its annual "Come and Take It!" encampment Saturday, drawing more than 200 visitors to the earthen berms on the banks of the Medway River.
Those who would like to brighten the holidays for service members on Fort Stewart are invited to sponsor or set up light displays.
What do you get when you mix John Travolta, Robert De Niro and a couple of hunting bows?
Ten local pastors, two Army chaplains, three choirs, two praise dance teams, numerous local leaders and the commander of the 3rd Infantry Division took part in the 11th annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Service.
The United Way of Liberty County just missed its $199,000 fundraising campaign goal for 2013. The organization raised $182,021, or 91 percent of its goal, according to Jennifer Darsey, director of the United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty office. Last year's goal was $195,000, she said. The campaign began Sept. 4 and ended Nov. 22.
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I'm not making light of Thanksgiving Day by suggesting we should be thankful for leftovers. To have enough is a feast. To have leftovers is a blessing of abundance, and that's what Thanksgiving is all about.
Liberty Countians will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and his reindeer, create holiday-themed arts and crafts, decorate cookies and join in caroling at the seventh annual Christmas in the Park from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority host the free event, which, will end with the crowd singing "Silent Night" as the community Christmas tree is lit. For information, call 368-4445.
Nov. 22 to Dec. 21: An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect.
The old turkeys are getting scared this time of the year and telling everyone they see to eat more pork or beef!
The Citizens of Georgia Power Company donated $2,500 checks to the Manna House and Helen's Haven on Thursday morning.