Here's what the stars hold for you this week:
The sixth annual Small World Festival was a little smaller than usual this year. About 18 vendors greeted a crowd of 600 people, according Small World Festival staffer Katrina Barrow. The estimate for attendees in 2013 was 1,500.
Long County on Friday and Saturday will host its ninth Relay for Life, an overnight festival at Veterans Stadium in Ludowici that provides plenty of food and fun for the whole family, all to help find a cure for cancer. Event organizers are bringing in extra star power this year to attract even more supporters and donations.
Hinesville Rotary Club members received free counseling information from the Fraser Counseling Center's new executive director Tuesday during their weekly luncheon. Teresa I. Winn has been with the center since 2000 as a licensed professional counselor and master addiction counselor.
Beards Bluff Campground on the Altamaha River was a favorite camping and fishing area for my family when the children were young. I have visited it many times and fished all along the edge of the river and camped on the bluff.
SAVANNAH - Chatham County Assistant District Attorney and Walthourville native Reginald Martin was sworn in before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, April 28, in Washington, D.C.
A Law Day and portrait-dedication service are slated for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Long County Courthouse, 459 S. McDonald St., Ludowici.
Hinesville resident Joe Gillam recently published his first book, "Fool Me Once Never Twice." It is the story of a young military policeman who teams with an old Army criminal investigator to investigate a theft of military property that becomes a murder. The case goes cold, but they keep plugging away as their assignments move them around the world and then into a second career in civilian police work.
Wonder Worthy Productions, which recently released a film set in Liberty County, was a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards.
SAVANNAH - Hospice Savannah will celebrate its 35th year of serving the community by hosting a Summer Nights fundraising party during its birthday month of June.
Until a few years ago, there were only two major television seasons: the fall season, when all the major shows appeared, and the midseason, where networks replaced their failing shows with the backup series they ordered but held on to in case of an emergency.
A few weeks ago, I sang the praises of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Today, we dive into the details of another superhero sequel.
The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority's Small World Festival gives this corner of Southeast Georgia an opportunity to immerse itself in other cultures from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Bryant Commons. Attendees can dine on ethnic fare, check out trinkets, artwork and crafts from around the globe, and enjoy music and dance. This celebration of the numerous countries represented in Liberty County drew 5,000 people last year. For more information on the free event, go to www.hinesvilledowntown.com.
As part of the community's National Historic Preservation Week observance, Hinesville Rotary Club member Michelle Ricketson and former Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Vicki Davis cleaned five of the 11 historic markers in the city. Some area families and individuals have agreed to "adopt" markers and keep them clean, Ricketson said.
Here's what is going to be showing in area theaters in the next week:
Liberty Coastal Lions Club President Lil Shurtleff recently delivered 10 muslin dolls to Chief Kelly Morningstar of the Midway Police Department. The dolls were made by St. Philip's Episcopal Church Women of Hinesville. The dolls do not have any features, allowing children to create their own doll. These dolls will be placed in the Midway Police Department vehicles and used when children are involved in an accident or any incident.
The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors on May 15 showed its support for Relay for Life by being "Super Realtors" fighting against cancer. The board raised more than $6,000 in donations for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. The board thanks everyone who bought a raffle ticket to help raise funds.
The Roadway to Recovery Car and Bike Show, benefiting the family of Georgia Ports Authority Cpl. William Solomon, was held at Bryant Commons Park this past Saturday.
Brandi R. Sollosi earned Local Finance Officer Certification in the first quarter of 2015 through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial-management training program.
"The Children of Pride" is a huge book filled with letters written by the Dr. Charles C. Jones family from 1854-68. Robert Mansen Myers is the author of this book, which was published in 1972.
The Long County Schools Summer Feeding Program will run from June 1-18.
Every year, people gather from across Liberty County to participate in the annual Jackie Gilliard-Henderson Memorial Scholarship Walk-a-thon.
Richmond Hill's Tara Jennings has one of those jobs that's hard to define.
Long County's Law Day observance this year paid tribute to a true law-enforcement legend: the late Sheriff Cecil Nobles.
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