To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Suzie Q's, a local community group dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness, held its first Liberty Shoppers Expo on Friday. Funds raised go to local treatment, care and support facilities.
The 27 Gold Star Mothers who attended Sunday afternoon's recognition and remembrance ceremony at Fort Stewart's Marne Chapel had one thing in common - they are parents of fallen soldiers. The first annual event, sponsored by the Survivor Outreach Services, was part of a military-wide long-term support program for surviving family members.
The Liberty County Board of Education met Tuesday to discuss concerns about the new Liberty Transit system buses accessing school property at Liberty County High School.
In July, the New Sunbury Association sponsored a week-long mission trip to Spruce Pine, N.C., under the direction of the Rev. Jimmy Bryant, minister of education for Hinesville First Baptist Church. Eighteen people attended, including six youth.
Hinesville District 4 City Councilman Keith Jenkins and Hinesville Crime Prevention Officer James Williams conducted a self-defense lesson Sept. 7 for nearly 20 members of the Goldenheirs. The members learned about tactics and techniques to defend themselves and visited with representatives from the city of Hinesville.
In the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, students gathered around flag poles at schools across the nation for the 20th annual See You at the Pole. The tradition started in Texas as a student-initiated prayer meeting that took hold in schools where participants encouraged each other to pray for community, local leaders and city, state and national governments, according to the See You at the Pole website, www.syatp.com. The event is every Sept. 22.
The best accompaniment to a night of smoldering blues music is a plate of juicy, smoked barbecue. Hinesville area residents enjoyed such a combination Saturday during the city's eighth annual Blues & BBQ festival, hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council, in downtown Bradwell Park.
The Garden Heights Neighborhood Watch recently started a "yard of the month" competition. Watch coordinator Irene Myers said she thought of the idea after visitors to her neighborhood repeatedly complimented the well-kept yards and houses.
The Beta Theta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Sept. 7, in the social hall of the Pembroke United Methodist Church.
Cancer is a terrorist.
American Legion Post 168 and its Ladies Auxiliary invite all first responders, EMTs, firefighters and law enforcement officers to a spaghetti dinner at the post at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Dinner is free to those emergency workers and their families. RSVP to 876-3342 by Friday.
On Tuesday nights, Jamie Cooke likes to put his dancing shoes on and help those who fear they have two left feet on the dance floor.
Go ahead - hit that snooze button. This Monday, it's OK.
Sept. 2 Book Club Meeting - One of Richmond Hill Public Library's new book clubs for adults will meet at 11 a.m., and anyone with a desire to join is welcome to attend. Meet new people, experience interesting books, and share ideas and thoughts on the reading materials. Contact Maike George at 756-3580 to learn more.
Ladies, it's time to show off your best bra.
SAVANNAH - To ensure cancer patients get to those much-needed treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery program.
"A Parade of Giving" will be the theme for the 18th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade, according to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council has finalized the entertainment schedule for the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 1-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in downtown Hinesville.
Members of the 2014 Leadership Liberty Class will be present at a garden dedication at the Senior Citizens Inc. Liberty County Activity Center at 11 a.m. today at 800 Tupelo Trail in Hinesville.
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The rock band Blues Traveler will be the headline act of the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing, organizers announced Friday.
The Red Hat Liberty Bells celebrated July 4 with a Hawaiian Luau at their monthly meeting, which was held at David Rogers Pond House. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. For more information, call 884-5814.
A wise man, Dr. Whit Fraser, once addressed teachers and parapros during a workshop developmental class in 1981 at Hinesville Middle School.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University has announced the schedule for the 2014-15 Moveable Feast lecture and performance series, presented by the university's College of Liberal Arts in historic venues throughout Savannah. All events are free and open to the public.
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.