Pastor and author Dr. Tom Smiley told the Rotary Club of Hinesville on Tuesday how to be prepared for and survive life's "emotional undercurrents." Smiley has written three books: "Runaway Lives," "Angels All Around," and a new book of quotes, "Uncommon Common Sense."
"It's not about the miles, it's about the smiles."
In a grand evening of pageantry, the 2011-12 Miss Ludowici contest was March 7 at Smiley Elementary School.
Army Staff Sgt. Viva R. Greene has received the Meritorious Service Medal.
Boy Scout Troop 500 of Hinesville recently collected non-perishable food items to donate to the Manna House food bank.
Walter Burns got his hair cut May 6.
Hearty crowds braved intermittent rain Saturday to enjoy the Small World Festival in downtown Hinesville. Several community leaders, including 3rd Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams and Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, also didn't let wet weather keep them from mingling. Thomas had attended the Liberty County Justice Center's grand opening earlier Saturday morning.
Locals can experience sights, sounds and flavors of numerous cultures from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday in Bradwell Park during the Hinesville Small World Festival.
During their recent convention, the members of the first district of the American Legion elected the following legionnaires to fill offices for the 2011-12 membership year:
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kawana L. Copeland, a 2001 graduate of Bradwell Institute, alongside approximately 40 sailors of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) recently returned from a six-month deployment in support of maritime security operations, while attached to aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman homeported in Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
Vidalia Comprehensive High School's class of 2008 salutorian Eric Jones Jr. recently worked as a White House intern in First Lady Michelle Obama's Office of Correspondence, where he helped ensure that the American people who wrote to her received timely and appropriate responses.
The Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates will have training for new volunteers from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays from May 13- June 10 at the Liberty County Health Department.
Team Liberty, led by Joel Osteen, got to kiss the pig Saturday night in the 19th annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign.
Army mom Nancy Auclair expected a big surprise on Mother's Day, though nothing could compare to the four energetic bundles of joy she and husband Maj. Chris Auclair received four years ago on their wedding anniversary Aug. 2, 2006. The Auclairs of Richmond Hill are the parents of 4-year-old quadruplet boys.
With the weather warming up and vacation time nearing, beach bunnies are showing up on shores around the coast. Many ladies and gents would like to know how to get the best tan - and keep it.
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.