SAVANNAH - Twenty local women - philanthropists and community leaders - recently formed the United Way's Women's Legacy Council. The members share a common mission: to make a difference in the lives of women and children in the Coastal Empire through philanthropy and service.
LUDOWICI - The 2009 miss Ludowici was crowned recently during a pageant in the Long County High School cafeteria.
The Liberty County Commission is participating in the summer food program to provide meals to children.
Among the numerous and voluminous historic documents in her file cabinets, Mary Beth Evans has an 1860 Census showing that there were approximately three times as many slaves, 6,000, as others living in Liberty County right before the Civil War.
Hundreds of people turned out for the annual celebration of Liberty County diversity Saturday. The Small World Festival, sponsored by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and Fort Stewart's MWR, was around the courthouse square and featured food and entertainment provided by many of the ethnic groups that make up our population.
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia plans to help members who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Any member who becomes involuntarily unemployed will be eligible to continue membership for up to three months or until becoming employed again at no charge.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Armed Services YMCA, the a nonprofit organization supporting the families of junior enlisted military personnel, Wednesday recognized the Liberty County YMCA for its work to support military families. The Liberty Y won a Community YMCA Award, a part of the Raytheon Program Achievement Awards, at a luncheon on Capitol Hill.
The Liberty County Relay for Life ended Saturday, but a recent visitor walks on in the name of cancer research.
"Meaty" Magaly Estrella and "Double Dog" Derek O'Leary drove the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile as it stopped by the Hinesville Wal-Mart as part of its tour of Georgia.
Like many Relay for Life volunteers, Liberty County's co-chairwoman Sharon Dunham has a personal reason for getting involved in the campaign to raise money for cancer research.
Long County had its annual Relay for Life to support the American Cancer Society last Friday at Veteran's Field in Ludowici.
There is a unique historical restoration project going on in the Medway River near the Isle of Wight, but Liberty Countians - though welcome - are unlikely to visit the attraction.
HAZLEHURST - Don Dasher of Ludowici is the grand prize winner of the 2009 Peaches to the Beaches "Shop Til' You Drop" contest.
Members of St. John's Parish Daughters of the American Colonists gathered at the old historic Midway Cemetery on April 25 for a service commemorating Confederate Memorial Day. Cecil Stafford, a selectman with the Midway Society, addressed the crowd and shared information about John Lambert, who is buried in the historic cemetery.
Tuesday, Katherine Doster, support service specialist with the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired, informed Rotarians through an interpreter about current issues, projects and concerns for surrounding area residents who are hearing-impaired or deaf.
I have drooled while watching The Food Network's Bobby Flay and others cook a piece of beef called a tri-tip. Now that I've cooked and eaten one, I know why I was drooling.
The numerous cultures represented in the Hinesville area were celebrated Saturday at the annual Small World Festival at Bryant Commons.
Two Liberty County School System art teachers participated April 27 in the Savannah College of Art and Design Sidewalk Arts Festival, and their creativity was featured on the Huffington Post.
McIntosh County historian Buddy Sullivan will give two free lectures on key periods in the county in Darien.
Scores of Keller Williams Realty associates from Hinesville, Richmond Hill and Pooler donated their time and energy Thursday to cleaning up the grounds and facilities at Gabriel's House, a foster-care facility off Highway 84, east of the Highway 196 cut-off.
There were many wealthy plantations in Liberty County in 1860. Rice was the main crop, and the plantations were mainly along the coastal regions. Many plantation owners joined the army for the Civil War, and that left the master's wife in charge of managing the plantations.
The 2013 Miss Ludowici Pageant was held May 4 at Long County High School.
For the 24th year, Hinesville has earned the national designation of Tree City USA, according to a news release from the Arbor Day Foundation.
Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Miss Georgia South Pageant on July 13 in Adel.
When told the Americans were hopelessly surrounded at Bastogne, Belgium, and ordered to surrender on Dec. 22, 1944, the 101st Airborne Division's acting commanding general, Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe responded iconically to the German commander by saying, "Nuts!"
The Liberty Theatre Company will perform Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" at 7 nightly May 17-18 and at 2 p.m. May 19 at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. Doors open a half-hour before showtime.