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.
Looking to preserve the historical properties and legacy of sites within Liberty County the Liberty Cultural and Historic Association hosted a silent auction Friday night at the old Liberty County jail.
Single soldiers far from home or families waiting for their deployed soldiers to return can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner free of charge tomorrow from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Vann's Bar and Grill's future location inside the Econo Lodge (formerly Bulls & Beach), off Highway 84. Vann's will remain in its current location behind Goody's department store until Friday.
Area residents stepped up to the karaoke mic, bought raffle tickets and enjoyed libations Friday at Vann's Bar and Grill during the Liberty Humane Shelter's fourth annual Pouring for Paws fundraiser.
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.
The 18th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade rolls through downtown Hinesville starting at 6:30 Friday evening.
A fixture of most churches is a musician playing a piano off to the side just about every Sunday as the congregation and choir sing praises to God.
Two Christmas-themed events will be held in the next two weeks in Ludowici.
Members of the Liberty Independent Troop donated $5,000 toward the construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk to be built at Bryant Commons. To date, $97,200 has been donated for construction of the veterans memorial.