When wartime came to 1940s Georgia, rural life was turned on its ear for the residents of Taylors Creek and other small communities scattered throughout nearly 300,000 acres. The Department of Defense needed their land for a strategic military post and they could do nothing more than take what little money was offered and move out to make a new life somewhere else.
Army Pvt. Joshua C. Tomson has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.
"Grandma, do you and Papa Gene play tennis? On each porch I see several tennis rackets in the rocking chairs," my granddaughter said to me a few weeks ago.
The ASPCA has announced that 95 shelters across the country, including the Humane Society of Greater Savannah, have been selected to compete in the qualifying heat of the 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge.
FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT, S.C. (AP) - Somber period music, flickering candlelight and thudding cannons around Charleston Harbor ushered in the nation's observance of the nation's bloodiest conflict this morning.
Georgia Operation: Military Kids will offer camping opportunities this summer for military youth. More than 150 military children took advantage of three camps last summer.
Seventeen young ladies competed in the 2011 Tri-County Beauty Pageant last Saturday at the Celebration Castle in Long County.
Sons and daughters everywhere celebrate their mothers every spring on Mother's Day. In recent years, however, the holiday has evolved from a day to honor mothers to one that recognizes all special women. So if there is a woman in your life who isn't a biological mother - but is special nonetheless - Mother's Day, which is less than a month away, is a great time to tell her how much she is appreciated.
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Sebastiano Marino of Hinesville was selected for promotion to the rank of senior master sergeant (E-8). Marino currently is stationed at Fort Meade, Md.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Archives and Ancestry.com published newly digitized Civil War records online for the first time Wednesday, allowing users to trace family links to the war between North and South.
A crew of 65 volunteers descended Saturday upon Fort McAllister Historic State Park to help take care of a little spring cleaning.
For people with cars they no longer want, there are ways to get rid of them. If the car doesn't run or needs a lot of repairs, it will be difficult to sell.
Air Force Airman Christopher T. Carlson recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County had its annual banquet March 19 at Club Stewart. Author Joseph B. Washington spoke to the crowd about breaking the split of average.
Vicki Davis, director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, was the guest speaker at the Goldenheirs' March meeting.
It doesn't matter if you spell it donut or doughnut - these little ring-shaped dough cakes are deep-fried and smothered in sweetness. Donuts are a poor man's dessert.
Retired probation officer and Hinesville resident Arthur Stewart spends his time golfing with friends, attending and serving as a junior warden at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, and building handicap ramps for physically disabled residents of Liberty, McIntosh and Glynn counties.
An organization committed to protecting the Ogeechee River basin will hold its annual meeting and membership drive from noon until 3 p.m Saturday at Love's Seafood Restaurant.
A rare species of termites reported on in the Courier a year ago continued to spread through the building in which they were found, and now they've been discovered in the oak trees in Bradwell Park.
The DR2K14 Mission Possible Team, comprised of Hinesville churches' members, completed its fourth ministry trip to the Dominican Republic on June 12.
When a Liberty County native thinks of the Gum Branch community in the rural area of the county, he or she probably thinks of one of four families: the Groovers, the Longs, the Smileys or the Zorns.
The Midway Museum recently received a $15,000 donation from the family of Hallie B. Holmes, who was the national president of the Georgia State Regent of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists.
BOSTON - A 2004 Liberty County High School graduate from Hinesville is part of a handpicked Navy crew serving on the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, the USS Constitution.
Litter is a big deal for Keep Liberty Beautiful. We know how devastating out-of-control litter is for the quality of life of a community.
Westerns dominated the airways in the 1960s. One of the most popular was "The Virginian," which ran for nine seasons on NBC from 1962-71 and starred James Drury as the unnamed mystery foreman of the Shiloh ranch, set in Medicine Bow, Wyoming.
EDITOR'S NOTE: DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of July 7.
The Miss Independence Day Pageant recently was held in Ludowici.
A restaurant's appetizer can influence my decision to make a return visit. Even something as simple as the dry-roasted peanuts I wolf down while waiting for my Five Guys burger is something I consider before deciding which burger joint to visit.