Area veterans, including members of Chapter 789 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and soldiers from various units on Fort Stewart recently marked POW/MIA Day with a remembrance ceremony at Fort Stewart. The event was outside the Fort Stewart Museum at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The sacrifices made by POW/MIA and their families were honored.
The weather was ideal. The crowd was excited, punctual and ready to walk. Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church members, families and friends had come to be a part of the walk and church dedication services.
Although no one really likes to think about paying taxes, everyone can agree it's important to understand them. With this in mind, Hinesville Rotarians invited Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones to their Tuesday meeting to discuss issues, provide information and answer questions.
People often are skeptical of donating to charities because it's hard to find out exactly where the money goes. On Tuesday, United Way of the Coastal Empire Director Leah Poole and Kim Thomas showed local Rotarians a slide show detailing their efforts to improve the community with $212,000 raised by the United Way.
The Riceboro City Council and Mayor Bill Austin honored former mayors and council members at a dinner last Saturday.
Editor's note: Anne Giddens died Tuesday, just after this article was written and submitted. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at St. Philip's Episcopal Church.
Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Hinesville Alumnae Chapter reported a successful 2007-08 fiscal year.
It was more than an entertaining ride when various brands of motorcycles rumbled out Stafford Park Saturday morning.
Thought to be a first in Hinesville, the public is invited to participate in a labyrinth "Walk to Remember" on Thursday, Sept. 11, at The Fraser Center.
Hinesville Rotarians welcomed a visit from Rotary District 6920 Governor, Kenan Kern, on Aug. 12.
Two Long County men, Gene Long and John Yesis, recently have turned their lifelong dreams of flying into reality.
Firefighters in Hines-ville battle more than fires. From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 16 and 23 at Wal-Mart and Lowes on Highway 84, firefighters will team up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to "fill the boot." These "boot drives" offer the community a chance to donate money that will be used in the battle against neuromuscular diseases.
Rubber bullets, Tasers, sponge grenades, face shields, batons, shin guards and equipment the Army is not eager to talk about are being issued to soldiers of the First Brigade at Fort Stewart.
Although Melanie Lane Wells, Hinesville native, says it took her a little under a year and a half to produce the final copy of her novel "Hidden Secrets in Sandy Cove," she admits that her debut novel has been in the works for years-sixteen years to be exact.
The Hinesville Rotary Club inducted its newest member at the July 22 weekly meeting.
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.
Long County Middle's chapter of Future Business Leaders of America sponsored the Miss Walker Elementary and Miss Long County Middle School pageants Oct. 16.
"John Wick" stars Keanu Reeves in a film that doesn't try to do anything more than be a thoroughly enjoyable revenge movie with an enormous sense of style and visual flair.
Some of the area's best musicians will play Nov. 15 to benefit the area's Toys for Tots and a food pantry in the Midway area.
City, county and Army officials in the area are recommending that trick-or-treating be from 6-8 p.m. So be careful and remember only approach homes that have outside lights on.