Toys for Tots volunteers prepare to distribute 6,800 toys to local families in need Saturday at the former Jordye Bacon Elementary School in Hinesville. United Way Liberty County office Director Jennifer Darsey, who coordinates the area's TFT campaign, said the community raised $36,000 to help the 1,700 children on the distribution list. Three-hundred children were placed on a waiting list. One-hundred and forty-seven volunteers participated.
Members of the Disabled American Veterans chapter 46 and their families held a brief meeting Monday night at Dorchester Academy before having a Christmas celebration with a small feast.
Wreaths for Warriors Walk President Susan Ammons, center, and co-founder Bruce Muncher present a wreath to Hinesville on Monday. The wreath was for the city's support of the seventh annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk on Fort Stewart Saturday. Receiving the wreath was Krystal Hart, city public-relations manager.
Nov. 22 to Dec. 21: An early impulsive act causes confusion. But all is smoothed over once explanations are made. Expect a friend or family member to ask for your kind and always wise advice.
Operation Homefront Southeast will host its annual holiday meal distribution for the military from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Connection Church, 116 Patriot Trail, in Hinesville.
The Long County Christmas Parade on Saturday in Ludowici attracted 24 entries, ranging from beauty queens showing off their crowns to churches recreating the birth of Jesus Christ.
Former Liberty County Commission Chairman John McIver recently was recognized by the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless as its 2013 humanitarian of the year.
The spirit of volunteerism can be infectious.
The holiday lighting that has delighted families visiting Holbrook Pond Recreation Area off Highway 144 continues until Dec. 26. Visitors are invited to drive through, at no charge, from 6-9 nightly.
One-hundred and forty-seven of Santa's helpers wrapped and handed out toys to parents and guardians Saturday during this year's Toys for Tots toy distribution at the former Jordye Bacon Elementary School. The local program serves less-fortunate children in Liberty and Long counties.
STATESBORO - Andrew Young will be the featured speaker at Georgia Southern University's 2014 MLK Celebration at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive.
Hinesville Ford is holding the "Fill up the Fords" fundraiser for Gabriel's House Ranch from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 21 at 305 W. Oglethorpe Highway.
The La Quinta Inn in Hinesville and the Hinesville Rotary Club are hosting their first Gingerbread House Community Showcase and Competition at La Quinta on Oglethorpe Highway. The display is available for viewing and public voting from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through Dec. 17. The judging and awards will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Area residents are encouraged to visit and vote for their favorite entries.
It may be getting chilly outside, but I know a film that's completely frozen.
The Miss Hi-Fidelity Civic Club Pageant will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Midway Middle School.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University has announced the schedule for the 2014-15 Moveable Feast lecture and performance series, presented by the university's College of Liberal Arts in historic venues throughout Savannah. All events are free and open to the public.
HOLLYWOOD - Warren Beatty has completed filming his first movie since 2001.
On the surface, "Guardians of the Galaxy," now in theaters, seems like a parody of the Marvel movie universe, but it actually succeeds as a stand-alone effort. For most of its running time, it's at once smart, hilarious, visually spectacular and has heart.
There's one food that says "Southern" more than fried chicken, fried okra, sweet tea or a "mess" of greens. That's grits.
Almost a year ago, Hinesville resident and artist Emily Scott-Graham showed her work for the first time to the Hinesville area at the Hinesville Area Art Council.
A massive scavenger hunt soon will wind through the streets of Liberty County to help raise funds for and boost Alzheimer's awareness in the community while providing a day of fun for area families.
During 1958-85, almost everyone in Liberty and Long counties knew the name of Dr. Whitman Fraser.
"The Lego Movie," rated PG, will be shown free at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Bryant Commons amphitheater, 438 Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
"Jesus answered them, 'Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.' But he was speaking about the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken." - John 2:19, 21-22
Latin-jazz percussionist Sam Rodriguez of Jacksonville will perform at the next Jazz in the Park concert from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island.
"Hercules" is the second attempt this year to make an incarnation of the Greek warrior after "The Legend of Hercules." For me, "Hercules" is like a lot of other characters in literature and mythology, such as Dracula or Robin Hood, that have been subjected to various cinematic interpretations. Everyone from Disney to Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken a stab at it.
Hinesville Rotary Club members heard from an award-winning legal-assistance attorney during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.
Hinesville Police officers often get their man, but when it comes to reptiles, well, that can be another story.