As Fort McAllister fell to the Union Army of Gen. William T. Sherman days before Christmas in 1864, one of his artillery officers seized the Confederate flag of a vanquished company of Georgia riflemen. The officer carried the silk banner home to Maine as a souvenir, and it stayed in his family for three generations in a box along with a handwritten note: "To be return to Savannah or Atlanta sometime."
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Athena M. Williams Fields, a 1999 graduate of Liberty County High School, recently deployed with fellow sailors and Marines assigned to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. They departed Norfolk Naval Station for the ship's 22nd and final deployment.
Goldenheirs guest speaker for the February meeting was Dr. Ben Heygood, who talked about senior citizens and their problems, the biggest being loneliness.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Archaeologists are searching for signs of an ancient Spanish mission on Georgia's coast, but digging so far has not uncovered any signs of it.
Liberty Elementary School is in various campaigns to benefit teh American Cancer Society through its Relay for Life here. Cans of food have been collected and will be used in conjunction with luminaria bags during this year's relay, which starts at 7 p.m. April 20. To buy a luminaria in honor or in memory of a cancer patient, contact any team captain or go to www.relayforlife.org/libertyga.
United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the fourth consecutive year, according to a press release.
Paula Mungin recently retired after 30 years of service with the department of family and children services.
Liberty County native Annie B. Andrews of the U.S. Navy was promoted March 1 to the rank of rear admiral in a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan R. Graves, son of Lori J. Graves of Allenhurst and Terrence R. Graves of Lakewood, Wash., and fellow sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans marked Black History Month with a celebration hosted by the ship's diversity committee.
Vella "Scott" Mbenna, the youngest daughter of Norman and Helen Scott of Holmestown, has been living and working abroad as a U.S. Foreign-Service diplomat for the past 22 years.
Liberty County High School raised $995 for the American Heart Association. Staffers wore red Feb. 17 to show their support for the American Heart Association.
The Democratic Party of Georgia recently opened its regional headquarters in Savannah.
"Daddy, if I draw the plans for a house, will you build it?" the pretty young lady with dark brown hair and blue eyes asked.
The Georgia Coast Rail-Trail elected officers and board members at its February meeting.
Liberty Auction already was the busiest place in Pembroke on a Thursday night. Then the proliferation of TV shows such as "Auction Hunters" enhanced the appeal of an evening spent picking over bargains, antiques and oddities.
The competitors for the third annual Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire were announced Nov. 27 at ...
Dorchester Academy, one of the first schools for African-Americans in Georgia and a National Historic Landmark, announced that it received a $5,000 gift from ...
It was a chilly day in March 1969, and I was hanging clothes to dry.
Geechee Kunda is hosting its 11th annual Sugarcane Harvest and Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The Heritage Bank employees recently brightened prospects for residents at Coastal Manor Long-Term Care Facility to have a joyous Christmas.
Mariyah Carter, a fourth-grader at Taylors Creek Elementary, saved the life of Ryan Lippy, a fellow student, while eating lunch in the school's lunchroom ...
N'Kiya Freeman, an honor -roll student at Lewis Frasier Middle School, will compete in the National American Miss Pageant in California over Thanksgiving week.
"Love the Coopers" is a new Christmas comedy, and this film is a landmark for me.
Hospice Savannah will hold its 24th annual Tree of Light candle lighting and memorial gathering at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.
The ninth annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk ceremony will be at noon Dec. 12 on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.
A national charity hopes to expand into the Hinesville for the holidays.
Liberty County Branch NAACP President Graylan Quarterman will host a members-only Holiday Bash on Dec. 7 to thank members for their support during his first ...
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Georgia Theatre Company recently announced the results of its 12th annual Cinema for a Cause on Sept. 13 at 24 movie theaters ...
The "Web of Life" mixed media exhibit opened Tuesday in the Hinesville Area Art Council gallery, and a community reception was held Thursday evening.
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