Spirit-filled and joyful worshippers gathered Friday at First Zion Baptist Church in Riceboro to celebrate the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, in which President Abraham Lincoln pierced the vitriol of the Civil War with a declaration that slaves in rebel states were to be made free.
'Christkindlesmarkt' is as common to anyone who is from Germany or Austria, as yard sale or flea market are to most Americans.
The second annual Terry Gordon Christmas Dinner was on Dec. 12 in Ludowici, and this year 250 dinners were given out. The meal began at around 11:30 AM, and took place at the Long County High School cafeteria.
Members of the Dor-chester Improvement Associated greeted visitors from the Coastal Heritage Society, Georgia Historical Society, LeConte-Woodmanston Foundation, the city of Savannah Archives and others interested in the area's history on Dec. 9.
Each year during the holiday season, the Hinesville Police Department's uniform patrol division, C-Watch, opts to forgo a traditional Christmas gift exchange within the division. Instead, the officers use the occasion to reach out to Hinesville residents who have fallen on hard times.
The Liberty County Scoutmaster and Cub Scout Leader of the Year awards were given to Boy Scout Troop 410 leader Joel Jacobs and Pack 410 Cub Scout leader Lienne Hill on Dec. 13 at the annual Boy Scout/Cub Scout volunteer recognition dinner. In addition, the Spark Plug award was given to Deuce Correa. The award honors volunteers who add a "spark" to their troops or packs.
Abundant Life Worship Center at 320 Memorial Drive in Hinesville recently held a Christmas toy drive to help local famlies in need. Pastors C.A. and Dedra Norwood and the drive's coordinators said they were grateful to everyone who made the collection a success.
PFC Justin Knuuttila was honored by the Hinesville Rotary Club as its soldier of the month for December on Tuesday.
The Midway Museum had its annual Christmas Tea Saturday is to spread the Christmas spirit and bring people into the museum.
Long County recently crowned the 2009 Miss Christmas Holiday Pageant queen during a ceremony in the high school cafeteria.
The Citizens From Long County group is organizing the area's second annual Christmas dinner, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Long County High School cafeteria.
The popular ABC reality TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is searching Liberty and other coastal Georgia counties for an admirable family to cast in an upcoming show.
Long County had its second annual country Christmas tree lighting ceremony Thursday at the Old Well Pavilion in Ludowici.
Holiday procrastinators have a little more time to wrap get gifts under faraway trees by Christmas Day, but not too much more.
Ludowici had its 20th annual Christmas parade last Saturday. The fun began at 2 p.m. as floats and marchers left Long County High School and circled the city. Tammy Ballance and Charlie Strickland emc eed the event.
Sarah-Faith Williams, an eighth-grader at Midway Middle School, competed in the 2015 Georgia National American Miss Pageant from July 3-4 in Atlanta.
"Ant-Man" is another Marvel comic-book character making the leap to the big screen in hopes of starting a potential franchise, and you know what? It deserves it. While a notch or two down from the likes of fellow Marvel film "The Avengers" or "Guardians of the Galaxy," for most of its length, "Ant-Man" is not bad.
The old Midway Church got a new minister in March 1811 - the Rev. Murdoch Murphy from the Carolinas, who preached there for about 13 years.
Country music singer Joe Nichols will be the headline act for this year's Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill.
The Riceboro Community Churches, Inc. recently had its annual end of year banquet at the Riceboro Youth Center.
Hinesville librarian Betsy Stow's friends and colleagues joined her at the city's Live Oak Public Library branch for cake, punch and to say goodbye before she pursues her calling for theology and ministry.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. An article on the front page of July 15 edition gave an incorrect telephone number to call for more information on tours of the Historic Liberty County Jail. The correct number is 912-877-4332.
Although a number of areas appear to welcome the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that marriage is a guaranteed constitutional rite for same-sex couples, not just a man and woman, many in Ludowici and Long County do not agree.
Many years ago, before we had Wal-Mart and other large shopping centers close to us, we depended on peddlers to bring wares to our homes for our shopping pleasure.
Third Class Citizens, a band with members from Liberty and Long counties, is in the running for both the Georgia Music Awards' country band of the year and Georgia-country.com's group of the year.
"Don't let the bear get you!" This old saying popped into my head during this extremely hot weather.
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