WASHINGTON (AP) - Singles, take note: With marriages at an all-time low, states in the South and West rank among the highest for couples hearing wedding bells. But many of these states also have higher rates of divorce.
The Dorchester Village Civic Center in Midway will host special events in the next few months in its newly renovated building.
A. G. Overman wrote a letter to The Liberty County Herald on Dec. 19, 1975, just a short time before his death in 1976. He told of his love for the city and its people.
The Bradwell Institute's class of 1967 will hold its 44th year class reunion during the weekend of Oct. 14-15.
The Environmental Division at Fort Stewart will host a cemetery cleanup Sept. 24 at Little Creek Cemetery. Volunteers will visit one of the largest, and because of training, least-visited cemeteries on Fort Stewart.
Army Pfc. Patrick W. Bean has graduated from the basic field artillery cannon crew member advanced individual training course at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. Bean is the son of Patrick W. and Marion D. Bean of Midway.
Students who attended or graduated from the Liberty County Training School, built in 1928, along with one of their teachers, Neloweze Cooper, reminisced about their educational experiences at the school on two recent Saturdays at Historic Dorchester Academy.
Historic Dorchester Academy Museum will show what life was like in this area from 1871-1940 during its annual Day at Old Dorchester on Saturday, Sept. 17.
More people are becoming homeless for the first time due to such factors as job loss, catastrophic illness and domestic violence, according to Hinesville Homeless Prevention Program coordinator Daisy Jones. She said the Homeless Prevention Program is doing what it can to assist area residents.
Venturing is one of the fastest growing Boy Scouts of America programs today, here in the local area as well as across the country. Young men and women learn leadership skills while engaging in challenging outdoor activities and community service.
Project Runway has come to Hinesville! It's true, but don't expect to see Heidi Klum or Tim Gunn walking down Main Street. Recently, one of First Presbyterian Christian Academy's summer workshops featured fashion design with a twist. All of the young designers who participated used repurposed items and everyday materials to create recycled fashions.
Joan Hollingsworth has been selected to serve as the 2011 finance chairwoman for the State YMCA of Georgia in Liberty County. The finance drive currently is under way to support the state YMCA program in middle and high schools in Georgia through Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Y and coed "Y" Clubs.
There is much history in the county about the Liberty Independent Troop. Richard "Dick" Cohan served in it for 17 years and retired as a captain. He has several notebooks full of information on the LIT. Several years ago, he wrote an article summarizing the many highlights of this honorable group of soldiers. I want to share his summary with you:
The Swingin' Medallions entertained the crowd July 29 at Club Stewart, singing songs from the past to help raise money for the HAPfan Foundation, which sponsored the concert.
Hinesville native Kristyl Dawn Tift recently starred in an episode of the USA television show "Necessary Roughness." The episode is titled "Whose Team Are You On?"
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.