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.
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.
Four friends sit in a circle in an office at the Button-Gwinnett Elementary School media center.
The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee started its fundraising campaign for this summer's Military Family Appreciation on Fort Stewart.
Volunteers from the Two Rivers Master Gardeners Association completed the first 30 feet of "The Walk: an African-American Tribute" on Monday at LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation in Liberty County. Counties represented by the Two Rivers organization include Effingham, Bryan, Liberty, McIntosh and Long. The walk is a memorial to slaves who toiled on the former rice plantation and across the country, as well as their descendants.
People used to ride to church in their buggies or wagons before the new Model T became available. My husband recalls riding in the buggy with his grandparents to church in the 1940s.
Former Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown has been selected to serve as the 2015 Liberty County finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia.
Air Force Airman Eric B. Stephens of Hinesville recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Journalists and other starving artists can't afford to support every good cause or fundraiser with our meager personal funds.
American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during World War II.
The 2015 Tri-County Easter Pageant was held March 29 at the Long County Senior Citizen's Center in Ludowici.
More than 200 local residents came out in support of this year's Good Friday Walk for Shelter.
Tonight's Farmers Market from 4-7 p.m. in Bradwell Park will include the regular 20-25 vendors selling deliciously fresh food, plus some other springtime fun! The Easter Bunny will visit the market and pass out candy to children, and there will be a bounce house. In addition, the Morning Glory Garden Club's exhibit, "Art in our Gardens," opens at the Hinesville Area Arts Council's Commerce Street Gallery tonight with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. We'll see you downtown!
I thought about skipping my birthday last week.
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