Holiday cheer was served in cups of hot chocolate while Santa, Mrs. Claus, a team of delicate reindeer and some jolly elves personified holiday wonder Tuesday during the annual Christmas in the Park in downtown Hinesville. For the fourth consecutive year, Christmas in the Park was jointly sponsored by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.
Mama Irene strives to be generous all year long.
The 14th annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Illuminated Christmas Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday and will wind its way through much of the downtown business district.
For many veterans of World War II, the events of Pearl Harbor and the service members who proved their greatness in the midst of that tragedy compelled them to achieve their own greatness in service to the nation. Hank Clinton, on hand at Saturday's ceremony marking Dec. 7, 1941, is one such veteran.
Santa Claus really is coming to town.
Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony, at noon Saturday, Dec. 11 to honor and remember the nation's veterans. The Bonaventure Society, Children of the American Revolution is coordinating the event to pay tribute to veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marines, prisoners of war and those still missing in action.
Katreana Thompson, 26, gave birth to a 7 pound, 2 ounce baby girl at 7:58 a.m. Thursday in a minivan on Highway 84 in Hinesville.
December is not just a month for joyous holiday celebration, it also is a time to observe Pearl Harbor's somber anniversary. The Disabled American Veterans will commemorate the tragic attack on Pearl Harbor at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Fred L. Ginter American Legion Post #168 on West Highway 84 in Hinesville. Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is officially observed Dec. 7.
The YMCA is more than a family fitness center. Some days, it is a child-care service.
Since 1993, hunters have been bringing meat to the tables of those in need through the Georgia Hunters for the Hungry program.
Some people give money during the holidays. Others give toys to needy children. And some, like Judy and Paschal Brewer, give Christmas trees.
On Nov. 20, veterans made a difference. Members of American Legion Post 168 of Hinesville built a handicap ramp for a disabled veteran.
Local Toys for Tots coordinators are still accepting toy donations for this year's campaign to ensure that more than 2,000 children in Liberty County receive Christmas gifts.
Thanksgiving came early this week for some Liberty County residents.
The Rev. Katrina Deason said she heard from police officers that a couple hundred people had lined up at the crack of dawn Monday to ensure they could get free Thanksgiving baskets from the Manna House.
Smiley Elementary School in Long County held its annual Trunk-or-Treat celebration last Friday, and the event drew more than 1,000 students.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Glenn Webster, a former 3rd Infantry Division commander, recently donated $10,000 to Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, center, and George Holtzman, chairman of HMAC's Veterans Memorial Walk committee. Holtzman said he expects to receive several sizable donations in the coming weeks to help pay for the memorial to be built at Bryant Commons.
Liberty County band 3rd Class Citizens opened for the LACs at LACtober Fest last month at the Big Nasty ATV Park in Bloomingdale. The band, which now has a cellphone app available at www.reverbnation.com/3rdclasscitizens/app, also is in the running to open for Thomas Rhett and Dierks Bentley. Fans and supporters can find the Wainwright Family Foundation's page on Facebook and vote for 3rd Class Citizens to play at the concert. For more information, go to www.3rdclasscitizens.com or find the band on Facebook.