Army Pfc. Jarrell R. Crawford recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.
Christmas Eve is always a busy day around my home, as it is with everyone else. There is one Christmas Eve in particular that stands out in my memory from several years ago.
More than 30 children, their foster parents and eight members of the Hinesville Rotary Club gathered Thursday for their annual gift-giving event, casually known as their Bobby Brown Christmas Party.
Homelessness is a year-round problem, which makes homeless prevention a year-round effort for local agencies and organizations committed to helping people in need.
The faces of the children who enjoyed Friday night's holiday hayride at Fort Stewart's Holbrook Pond Recreation Area were evidence enough to prove Christmas is a special time for families.
Hinesville's Kentucky Fried Chicken has teamed up with the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless Inc. to help the homeless during the holiday season with a campaign called "Dishing out Meals: Fighting Homelessness and Hunger in Our Community."
The sugar rush at attendees' fingertips was nothing compared to the high of winning for two teams in Tuesday night's Cupcake Wars hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council.
Local bikers can participate in the Tri-County Toy Run on Saturday to benefit the local Toys for Tots campaign.
The Baconton Missionary Baptist Church mission department and several other volunteers boxed and distributed more than 100 food baskets for the church's annual Thanksgiving giveaway.
The Miss Liberty County Forestry Pageant will be Feb. 18 at the restored Glennville City Auditorium.
After last week's Christmas in the Park festivities, the city of Hinesville continued its seasonal celebration Friday with the 15th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade. Seventy-five bright and colorful floats, cars and trucks cruised through downtown Hinesville from the traffic circle on Memorial Drive to Gen. Screven Way to Hendry Street to Main Street, drawing cheers and applause from the crowd of onlookers that gathered along the route.
Liberty Countians and visitors got a chance to learn the history of Fort Morris and the Midway Museum while celebrating the holidays on Saturday.
Walthourville residents were greeted with smiles, hot chocolate and refreshments Dec. 2 as Mayor Daisy Pray, Councilwoman Patricia Green and staff hosted their first Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Chrysalis L. Martin graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Frances Mobley of Hinesville recently visited the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association National Museum at Bryant Commons on Highway 84. Mobley recalled operating a telephone switchboard like the one pictured behind her while she was employed at Coastal Utilities for more than 40 years. She retired as chief operator. The ITPA has been serving the public on behalf of telecommunications companies for more than 90 years and represents more than 9,000 telecommunications employers and retirees nationwide.
Liberty County band 3rd Class Citizens opened for the LACs at LACtober Fest last month at the Big Nasty ATV Park in Bloomingdale. The band, which now has a cellphone app available at www.reverbnation.com/3rdclasscitizens/app, also is in the running to open for Thomas Rhett and Dierks Bentley. Fans and supporters can find the Wainwright Family Foundation's page on Facebook and vote for 3rd Class Citizens to play at the concert. For more information, go to www.3rdclasscitizens.com or find the band on Facebook.
Long County Middle's chapter of Future Business Leaders of America sponsored the Miss Walker Elementary and Miss Long County Middle School pageants Oct. 16.
"John Wick" stars Keanu Reeves in a film that doesn't try to do anything more than be a thoroughly enjoyable revenge movie with an enormous sense of style and visual flair.
Some of the area's best musicians will play Nov. 15 to benefit the area's Toys for Tots and a food pantry in the Midway area.
City, county and Army officials in the area are recommending that trick-or-treating be from 6-8 p.m. So be careful and remember only approach homes that have outside lights on.