Tom Cardiff, executive for the Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America, addressed the Hinesville Rotary Club at its weekly meeting on March 11. The Coastal Empire Council is comprised of 11 counties, including Liberty, where 8,500 boys are involved in scouting. Cardiff said he believes scouting is becoming more important than ever because of changes in the family unit -- more single parent homes and grandparents raising grandchildren. "We need it (scouting) more today than we did 50 years ago," Cardiff said. For more information on the Boy Scouts, call (912) 927-7272 or visit www.bsasavannah.org.
LUDOWICI -- KIDZ-ETC. had the 2008 Miss Tri-County Beauty Pageant this March 8 at the Long County High School.
Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and members of the Hinesville Lions Club gathered on March 6 for the signing of a White Cane Day Proclamation to benefit the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, which has been devoted to helping save the sight of Georgians for more than 50 years.
Snelson-Golden Middle School had its third annual Miss SGMS pageant on Feb. 29.
The United Way of Liberty County will again its plastic bottles-to-coats project thanks to a grant from an engineering firm.
The Red Hat Liberty Bells Chapter of the National Red Hat Society, now in its fifth year, re-elected Judy Mobley as queen mother for 2008.
Heritage Bank Vice President Danny Creasy is eyeing higher office, but not in Washington or even at his Main Street office. Posing as Pres. Abraham Lincoln on Saturday during the "Hamocracy in Action" Kiss-A-Pig kickoff, the Hinesville businessman will set his sights on the annual fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association.
Liberty County's Goldenheirs got a lesson in the YMCA during their February meeting.
The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County will have its 14th Annual Banquet in Club Stewart on Fort Stewart on March 8.
Alyssa Kellar may be only 8, but she is already thinking about others. She recently donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, an organization that makes hairpieces for children who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Kellar's mother, Betty, told her about the organization and the youngster decided she wanted to donate her long hair. Renee Zamora at Sandi & Company Family Hair Care cut her hair for free.
Members of the Morning Glory Garden Club sponsored an Arbor Day Ceremony at Main Street Park on Friday, Feb. 15. A dogwood tree was planted in memory of fallen soldiers. Arbor Day is celebrated in Georgia on the third Friday in February. Judy Mobley, Louise Stewart and OMI workers put the finishing touches on the newly planted dogwood tree.
The eighth annual Hinesville Community Chili Cook-off and Festival on Saturday at First Presbyterian Christian Academy was an event full of food, entertainment and fun activities for children and families.
Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin, City Councilman Chris Stacy and Geechee Gullah expert Jim Becote organized the first RiceFest, which was held seven years ago at the community center.
Sixteen students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Pathway recently completed CPR and first-aid certification training with firefighter Casey Hale, who helps with the training every semester.
Richmond H. Peacock was born Aug. 24, 1807, in what then was Liberty County but now is Long County. He was the son of Samuel (1777-1839) and Mary Peacock (1786-1869). Samuel was born in South Carolina and was in the War of 1812. They were married in 1802 in Georgia, and both died in Liberty County.