On March 12, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary from Post 168 of Hinesville presented a $250 check to the American Red Cross for the people of Haiti. Program coordinator Mark Moses-Hunt accepted the donation from Auxiliary President Anneliese Knapp and secretary/treasurer Marie Lehigh.
Parachute rigger Pfc. Joshua Willey, 21, was recognized as March's soldier of the month for his "dedication and strong work ethic" by the Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday.
Family members of 1st Brigade Headquarters Company soldiers deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, are giving back to their community by cooking dinner for families who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Savannah.
First Baptist Church of Hinesville recently participated in the Buckets Of Hope campaign, a relief effort spearheaded by the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief and the North American Mission Board.
The Goldenheirs, a senior group that meets at First Baptist Church of Hinesville once a month, recently hosted Dr. Brian J. Hawkins, administrator for the Baxley campus of the Georgia Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries.
Local veterans gathered at VFW Post 6602 last Saturday for a flag retirement ceremony, which was conducted by Post 6602 and American Legion Post 168.
GeorgiaCares, a program administered by the Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging, will have training for volunteers at the Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, March 25. Lunch will be provided.
Residents who have questions about the U.S. Census or need help completing the form can visit question assistance centers, staffed by U.S. Census Bureau representatives, at the following locations until April 19:
ATLANTA - During the past 30 years, more than 5,000 people across the state have worked tirelessly for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension without compensation. They are the state's master gardeners, volunteers trained in horticulture who make up the network of dedicated individuals who love gardening and share their time and talents with the community.
Lt. Gen. (ret.) Roger G. Thompson, vice president of membership for the Association of the United States Army, swore in the Coastal Empire Chapter of AUSA's new officers during a recent ceremony at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart.
The city of Hinesville's elementary art contest began March 15. The art contest is part of a schedule of events to celebrate Georgia Cities Week during April 18-24. The deadline for the art contest is March 25 and winners will be announced in April during Georgia Cities Week.
The Hi-Fidelity Civic Club recently made donations to several community organizations and Liberty County families who lost their homes to fire. Recipients included: Scott's All-Stars basketball team, accepted by coach Marcus Scott; The Cub Pack 581, presented by Hi-Fidelity Club member Yvonne Woods to Cub Masters Herman Baker and Steven Mullice; and The Fostering Care and Hope Inc., presented by club members Verna Jean Luckey, Yvonne Woods, Marcus Scott, Rosa Walthour, Beverly Gross and Betty Frazier to Director Suerena Duvall.
Relay for Life of Liberty County committee members recently kicked off this year's Relay for Life campaign. The relay is from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. May 7-8, at the Liberty County Recreation Department football field. To register a team, join a team, buy a luminary, register as a survivor or make a donation, go to www.relayforlife.org/libertyga
Carnival Tyme, featuring 19 rides, games, food and fun for children and adults, opens a four-day run at Hunter Army Airfield Thursday.
SAVANNAH - The Savannah Sand Gnats will have their fourth annual "Pack the Park" game, benefiting Park Place Outreach - Youth Emergency Shelter, starting at 7:05 p.m. April 29 at Grayson Stadium.
You've seen all three "Iron Man" flicks. You checked out "The Avengers" and the second "Thor" movie. Now, it's time to catch up with "the man out of time" in his solo sequel, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." How does this Marvel Studios movie measure up?
So-called military "brats" learn how to make friends quickly because they never know when they once again might have to say their goodbyes, move to a new town and enroll in a new school. They must carry on with growing up while their active-duty service-member parent or parents are away, focused on protecting the nation's interests. Military children are taught early on to be self-sufficient. During April, the Month of the Military Child, these kids' resiliency and sacrifices are recognized.
ALL THE FANBOYS and gamer girls will come out to play this weekend, when GnomeCon descends upon Savannah like a beneficent dragon.
The large billboard could be seen half-mile away when traveling north on I-95, near the town of Dunn, N.C. The colorful ad depicted a large dinner plate with two eggs over-easy, several slices of bacon and a generous portion of good ol' Southern grits.
Third Infantry Division soldiers and their families braved the rain Sunday to crowd into the Newman Fitness Center gymnasium for a free concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. The event was moved indoors due to rain and was delayed an hour, but that didn't keep attendees from waiting for and enjoying the show.
ON THEIR WAY TO SAVANNAH IN 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman's forces tried to capture the Doctortown train trestle over the Altamaha River in Wayne County, Ga.
THERE'S A GOOD reason the John-Michael Tebelak/Stephen Schwartz musical Godspell has endured and prospered for more than 40 years. Its Christian theme notwithstanding, it's a story about love and family-building.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill recently welcomed Chaplain Andrew E.V. Krey, executive director of Maritime Bethel at Savannah and pastor at Bible Lutheran Church in Rincon. Krey gave a presentation about the human cost of the economic success of the Port of Savannah.
Two students from Diamond Elementary School on Fort Stewart have been selected as finalists for the National American Miss Georgia Pageant.
Spring weather greeted families Saturday during the second annual Easter Egg Roll at Bryant Commons in Hinesville. The event was organized by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and Fort Stewart MWR.
Inductions of new members and a presentation by Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America highlighted Tuesday's Hinesville Rotary Club luncheon at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Flemington.
Sweetheart Circle will come alive Saturday as nearly 5,000 people gather to celebrate visual and performing art at the 32nd annual ArtsFest.
Young-adult books remain crazy popular these days, but when it comes time to adapt them into major motion pictures, the results can vary. "Divergent," now in theaters, is based upon the best-selling trilogy from author Veronica Roth. Is it the new "Hunger Games?" Could be.