Dorchester Academy was one of 10 historic schools from 250 applicants across the country and the only one in Georgia to receive a $50,000 preservation grant from Lowe's this week. Lowe's Companies, Inc. and the National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded nearly $500,000 in grants from Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation to historic schools across America.
Members of the Georgia Society Daughters of the American Colonists from across the state filed into a dew-laden area in front of Sunbury's Colonial Sunbury Cemetery Saturday morning. The pre-Revolutionary park's gates were being dedicated.
Betsy Kammerud joined Hospice Savannah's Full Circle Center for Grief and Loss last year. Now, she said, she is delighted to bring her skills as a bereavement counselor to Liberty County. Each Wednesday afternoon, she will see children and adults in the education room at Liberty Regional Medical Center.
Coastal Georgia recently kicked off this year's Operation Christmas Child campaign, a project designed to help children in need around the world. Coordinators in communities in and around Savannah are working to spread the word, get residents involved and collect donations.
Liberty County's tranquil Colonial Sunbury Cemetery, located in a town long gone, will receive new wrought iron gates tomorrow.
Two local nonprofit organizations, the Dolphin Project and Fort McAllister State Historic Park, are in the running to win grant money from national initiatives spearheaded by major soft drink corporations.
Community members dug into buttery piles of fluffy flapjacks and sweet maple syrup Saturday morning with nary a nutritional concern because, as one diner said, "When you're eating for a cause, the calories don't count."
The Pines at Willowbrook residents recently attended the community's third annual fun day. Participants enjoyed water balloon games, face painting, a cake walk, bouncy houses, Bingo, horse and pony rides, and a yard sale. Residents munched on snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, watermelon, barbecued chicken, hot dogs and burgers. The Hinesville Police Department did free fingerprinting and the Hinesville Fire Department allowed residents to tour a fire truck.
Lilly Ledbetter didn't get a dime from her decade-long struggle to make fair pay a law. Ledbetter said she was just trying to do the right thing when she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in July 1998 against her former employer, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Gadsden, Ala.
The Bryan County and Richmond Hill Fire Departments will be holding a Blood Drive for Bryan County firefighter Terry Nielsen, who is fighting a serious medical condition at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.
District 5 County Commissioner Gary Gilliard sponsored a back-to-school cookout in Holmestown Park on Aug. 31.
First Sgt. (ret.) Daniel Rico has received an American flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., in his honor in July.
LUDOWICI - The Ludowici/Long County Fire Department recently teamed up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association for a "Fill the Boot" campaign . During the past two weekends, firefighters raised about $3,200, which will be used to fight muscular dystrophy. The firefighters accepted donations from motorists at the intersection of Highways 84 and 57.
National Night Out got underway Tuesday after an afternoon thunderstorm caused a brief delay to the family-style event around Bradwell Park in downtown Hinesville.
Daniel Brown is a total history buff.
Sixteen students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Pathway recently completed CPR and first-aid certification training with firefighter Casey Hale, who helps with the training every semester.
Richmond H. Peacock was born Aug. 24, 1807, in what then was Liberty County but now is Long County. He was the son of Samuel (1777-1839) and Mary Peacock (1786-1869). Samuel was born in South Carolina and was in the War of 1812. They were married in 1802 in Georgia, and both died in Liberty County.
"Nightcrawler" is nothing short of a revelation in filmmaking. It features a powerhouse performance by Jake Gyllenhaal and contains characters and an atmosphere that completely is in service to its story. I think if Michael Mann had made either "Broadcast News" or "Network," this is probably what it would look like.
RICHMOND HILL - The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill and Life Moves Dance Studio are launching an initiative to help military families in the region by providing free childcare for active military members during the afternoon and evening of Dec. 20.
Smiley Elementary School in Long County held its annual Trunk-or-Treat celebration last Friday, and the event drew more than 1,000 students.