Every time we turn down Hencart Road in Glennville to attend Calvary Baptist Church, we see the bright green sign that reads: Tom Shine Memorial Road. I often wondered who he was and why the road was named for Tom Shine.
It may not be the first place someone thinks to turn to for an education on personal finances, but at Bethesda Church, that is exactly what people are getting - and they're paying off debt while doing so.
CHARLESTON - Rarely-displayed paintings of Charleston during the Civil War by a Confederate soldier, including an iconic rendering of the submarine H.L. Hunley, are being made available this week on the Internet by The Museum of the Confederacy.
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SAVANNAH - Pope Benedict XVI has chosen a metro Atlanta priest to be the new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah, which governs parishes in 90 south Georgia counties.
The 52nd annual Kicklighter reunion will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30 at Beard's Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Glennville.
Hinesville resident Bill Mitchell recently returned from Trondheim, Norway, as a world champion. He won top honors in the freestyle-sideburns category of the World Beard and Moustache Championships. Nearly 200 people from 15 countries competed in the contest.
Hinesville native Larry Morgan, the son of retired 1st Sgt. Leroy and Genora Morgan, recently was promoted to metro regional director of the State of Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. He will oversee parole districts in the metro Atlanta area.
ELBERTON, - Henry Victor Booth may be the only man alive whose father worked guard duty at Georgia's infamous Andersonville prison-of-war camp, where nearly 13,000 Union soldiers died during the Civil War that began 150 years ago.
Statewide adolescent health and youth development programs are on the chopping block this year due to a $1,280,085 reduction in funding.
ATLANTA - Move over, Bronx Zoo cobra.
At its annual banquet June 21, the Rotary Club of Hinesville awarded $1,000 college scholarships to three recent graduates.
At the Goldenheirs' June meeting, club members listened to Liberty County Extension Coordinator Robert Bell speak about lawn care and water conservation.
Air Force Airman Laurent D. Debrossard graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Mamie Howard Fletcher was born Aug. 24, 1890, to Judge John A. and Miriam Zorn Howard and grew up in the Elim and Walthourville communities. She had one sister and five brothers. On Nov. 11, 1911, she married Edward H. Fletcher from Kershaw, S.C. He was the depot agent in Walthourville for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
Members of the Liberty Independent Troop donated $5,000 toward the construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk to be built at Bryant Commons. To date, $97,200 has been donated for construction of the veterans memorial.
Air Force Airman Benjamin L. Wooten recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
With assistance from Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin, Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray and Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and his employees delivered many Thanksgiving meal baskets to area families in need.
The Christmas tree outside Club Stewart will come to life and Santa will greet children during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
For the ninth consecutive year, canons sounded at Fort Morris on Nov. 22 in observance of the annual "Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War encampment in Sunbury, where Col. John McIntosh once refused to surrender to the British. However, for the first time ever, the living-history event highlighted young people this year.
Long County secretary Charlotte McGinn recently was selected as the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Southeast District Secretary of the Year. McGinn was nominated by Kasey Bozeman, who is the coordinator for the Southeastern District.
The "Hunger Games" series continues with the recently released third installment, "Mockingjay - Part 1," which goes the same route that worked for both the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" series: Split the final chapter into two parts to milk the proverbial cash cow.
The fourth Thursday in November is observed as Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Ever since 52 pilgrims got together with their 50 Indian friends in November 1621 and decided to have a large, three-day feast to celebrate and give thanks to God for helping them pull through the rough winter in the new land, Americans have been getting together with their families and feasting.
The Liberty County Commission recently announced that in October, county employees raised $13,641 for the United Way. The total exceeds last year's donations by 13 percent and sets a new record of giving by county-government employees. Workers from 18 departments contributed to the campaign.
Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association National President James McCartney presented a check for $5,000 at the Veterans Salute on Nov. 1 in Bryant Commons to George Holtzman of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee and Hinesville Mayor James Thomas.
Kristen Marshal has lived in Richmond Hill for almost her entire life. She has grown up in the Richmond Hill school system. But for her last year of high school, Marshal decided to do her schooling online so she could move to Atlanta.
About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.
At the Nov. 13 weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill, Bill Cathcart gave members a glimpse into the history of the life of pilot Frank "Monk" O'Driscoll Hunter and Hunter Army Airfield.
It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.
Four people with ties to Liberty and Long counties have completed basic military training: