Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced last week that students in the First Congressional District of Georgia, including one student in Long County and one on Fort Stewart, have received nominations to United States Service Academies. The students were interviewed for consideration into the class of 2016 by Kingston and the Military Academy Board. Interviews were conducted at Bethesda Home for Boys in Savannah.
In the past few weeks, I have been in several doctors' offices, hospitals and a nursing home for various appointments for my mother or me.
First Baptist Church of Hinesville member Ivy Amstutz created a completely edible scarecrow cake for the church's Fall Festival on Friday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Many baby boomers say they're likely to stay put in retirement amid a shaky economy. Those who hope to buy a new place are looking for a smaller home somewhere with a better climate that's more affordable and close to family, a new poll finds.
More than 100 Winn Army Community Hospital volunteers, soldiers, civilians and military family members donated their time Saturday to make a difference in the lives of several residents at Coastal Manor nursing home in Long County.
The weather was chilly but the spirit of giving was warm Thursday evening at the Hinesville Farmers Market as patrons helped vendors raise money for breast-cancer awareness. The Suzie Q's pancake supper and Art Your Bra contest capped the night, bringing together survivors and supporters to continue the fight against the disease that affects hundreds of thousands of women and their families every year.
A Commerce Street storefront that once was in disrepair now has new life, filled with visual arts that range from Asian-inspired black and cream canvases to bluesy abstract pieces.
John McIver, chairman of the Liberty County Commission, signs a proclamation to recognize Nov. 6 as Georgia Retired Educators Day. McIver is urging all citizens to honor retired educators. Pictured behind McIver are retired educators Jane Cart, LaFayne May, Joan Hollingsworth, Don Melton and Jean Johnson.
SAVANNAH - The W.W. Law House, 710 W. Victory Dr. in Savannah, has been named to The Georgia Trust's 2012 Places in Peril list, which identifies 10 Peach State historic sites threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. The Georgia Trust made the official announcement earlier today.
More than 130 community members gathered at Club Stewart on Oct. 11 to recognize Gary W. Dodd, Hinesville's humanitarian of the year. The dinner event, hosted by the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless, also served as a fundraiser for the organization.
If you're familiar with the terms bias, bearding and batting, you may be awed by one Liberty County resident's display of about 50 handmade quilts this week.
What started out as a week of recognition among employees of International Greetings USA in Midway turned into cold hard cash for the Liberty Humane Shelter on Tuesday afternoon. International Greetings employees delivered an envelope containing $2,200 to LHS President Sandra Frye.
Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Casey L. Hearn recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J.
The 13th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival attracted tens of thousands of people to Richmond Hill's J.F. Gregory Park last weekend for a myriad of seafood, carnival rides, games and activities for children and adults, vendor booths and live entertainment by recording artists Orleans, We The Kings and 38 Special.
The Liberty Regional Foundation and Liberty Regional Medical Center celebrated its sixth annual Foundation Fundraiser, "An Evening Under the Oaks," on Saturday at the Dorchester Shooting Preserve in Midway.
I've got a quiz for you today. Can you tell me which actor is going from playing the Caped Crusader to portraying Moses?
The Long County Relay for Life planning committee held a breakfast last Saturday to honor cancer survivors and caregivers.
Movies show in and around Liberty County in the coming week include:
Liberty County High School alum Donnie Pulliam recently earned a paid internship to The Gloucester Institute in Richmond, Va.
Salted sturgeon eggs ought to taste something like the mullet row I used to eat when I was a boy. But since caviar sells for about $50 an ounce, I'll never know.
Nearly 100 ladies from the Marne Community Spouses Club, Fort Stewart's all-ranks social club, met Jamie and Bobby Deen last week. Celebrity chef Paula Deen's sons took time out of their busy schedules to enjoy lunch with the group during a special event at Club Stewart.
Antonio Vonzell Sampson receives a Remington shotgun from Faye Morris, a member of The Battle Fighters. Sampson won the shotgun March 29 in a raffle held by the Battlefighters, a Relay for Life team.
SAVANNAH - International bestselling author Tami Hoag will headline the Savannah Book Festival's spring 2014 event at noon May 8 at The Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council gallery on Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville was packed with art-curious business people and artists seeking other artists Thursday during a reception and Liberty County Chamber of Commerce business-after-hours event.
The historical house a block from the Liberty County Courthouse was built in 1839 for Mrs. Mary Jane Hazzard Bacon, the widow of Major John Bacon, who had fought in the War of 1812 and died in 1833.
THE LAWS OF physics dictate that nature abhors a vacuum. A related but lesser known axiom postulates that you can't love nature if you're inside vacuuming.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host its spring Cupcake War from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.
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.