Several Masons and Shriners from the area joined forces recently to help a little girl who lives in Jesup.
The local Toys for Tots committee raised more than $10,000 in cash and countless toy donations for 2010. More than 200 volunteers, who helped from August until December, delivered toys to more than 2,300 children on Saturday. The committee placed more than 70 donation boxes in local businesses, including Liberty Chrysler, Hinesville Ford, NeSmith Chevrolet, the Coastal Courier, the Hinesville Masonic Lodge and Beall's. Beall's allowed the committee to use its old building, utilities and security system rent-free for two months.
The community has stepped up to aid a family in getting the supplies they need for the holidays after their Hinesville home was damaged by fire Tuesday.
Georgia Power Co. recently made donations to two local charities.
Atlantic Area CASA will begin volunteer training Jan. 14. Training will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the conference room of the Liberty County Health Department on Highway 84 in Hinesville. Sessions will be held on Jan. 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4.
It is that time of year when we frantically search for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Why not consider a book or item depicting Liberty County's history? To my knowledge, there are several available. And if you go that route, I think you will be pleased with whatever you select.
Wreaths for Warriors Walk organizers donated a wreath to Hinesville last week for display in Victory Park.
Members of local sororities, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority's Hinesville Alumnae Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Nu Rho Omega Chapter and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority's Chi Pi Zeta Chapter recently presented a check to Dorchester Improvement Association. The donated proceeds are from a western-themed fundraiser held recently as part of Dorchester Academy's "This Place Matters" campaign.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 14th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade on Dec. 10 in downtown Hinesville. The theme for this year's parade was Christmas through the Decades. More than 80 floats, all covered in holiday lights, were entered, each paying tribute to a particular decade. The winners of the float competition are:
The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless has just kicked off its Stars for the Homeless campaign to raise money for Liberty County's only homeless shelter.
Even soggy weather on the coldest days can't dampen Liberty County's Christmas spirit.
Patricia Barbee will salute other women like her on Saturday.
More than 70 different organizations took to the streets of downtown Hinesville Friday evening during the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's 14th annual Christmas parade.
12 Ladies Social Club of Hinesville recently presented a $500 Christmas donation to the Tri-County Protective Agency women's shelter. 12 Ladies Social Club was created four years ago and is dedicated to enriching the lives of club members and community residents through sisterhood, empowerment and self awareness, which is why the 12 Ladies chose to help the women's shelter. The club has been donating to the shelter for four years.
Ludowici High School classes of 1941-1955 had their combined class reunions Sept. 25 in the Ludowici First Baptist Church Social Hall. More than 150 former students and their guests attended the celebration.
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Organizers worked to raise awareness for Seabrook Village with Saturday's Sugar Cane Festival, which featured cane grinding and extraction, free hayrides and tours of the historic community.
Many years ago, about 1988-2001, I wrote long letters to a dozen elderly shut-ins each week. I sent each of the 12 a copy of the same letter.
Willie J. Inman Sr. of Hinesville recently received an honorary doctorate of divinity degree from Sound Doctrine Bible Seminary in LaGrange.
Guests at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on Saturday marveled at international holiday scenes brought to Hinesville courtesy of the Episcopal Christian Women's ministry. The church's annual "nativities from around the world" event ran from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and featured a Christmas tree raffle.
Walthourville residents and visitors gathered Saturday at the municipality's city hall to officially light the town Christmas tree and enjoy some holiday-themed entertainment and refreshments.
The fifth annual Christmas Bazaar filled Dorchester Village Civic Center with the sights, sounds and smells of the season Saturday.
Fort Morris State Historic Site hosted its annual Colonial Christmas festival on Saturday, giving visitors a taste of 18th century holiday traditions and seasonal entertainment.
Charzetta R. Quarterman, a graduate of Liberty County High School and a senior justice-study major at Georgia Southern University, spoke at the 22nd annual New Member Recognition Event for the Golden Key Honour Society on Nov. 16. Quarterman is the social director of the Golden Key.
Holbrook Pond Recreation Area will glow with Christmas decorations to delight children and adults alike during the Ho Ho Holbrook Festival of Lights from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Long County residents celebrated the season Thursday during the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at the Ludowici Well Pavilion. As always, a large crowd gathered to enjoy the holiday festivities and merriment.
Geechee Kunda hosted its 10th annual Old Time Riceboro Sugarcane Harvest and Arts n' Crafts Show last weekend as part of the center's effort to preserve the history of the Geechee culture.
"The Penguins of Madagascar" is a spin-off from the successful "Madagascar" animated franchise, and while it has its moments of energy and humor, I think it would've been much more successful as a DVD release.
The fourth annual Walthourville Lighting of the Tree Celebration will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday at city hall.
Liberty County 4-H agent Kasey Bozeman has won the 4-H Military Partnerships Award by the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents for her work with military youth in Georgia.