Georgia Power Co. recently made donations to two local charities.
Atlantic Area CASA will begin volunteer training Jan. 14. Training will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the conference room of the Liberty County Health Department on Highway 84 in Hinesville. Sessions will be held on Jan. 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4.
It is that time of year when we frantically search for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Why not consider a book or item depicting Liberty County's history? To my knowledge, there are several available. And if you go that route, I think you will be pleased with whatever you select.
Wreaths for Warriors Walk organizers donated a wreath to Hinesville last week for display in Victory Park.
Members of local sororities, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority's Hinesville Alumnae Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Nu Rho Omega Chapter and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority's Chi Pi Zeta Chapter recently presented a check to Dorchester Improvement Association. The donated proceeds are from a western-themed fundraiser held recently as part of Dorchester Academy's "This Place Matters" campaign.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 14th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade on Dec. 10 in downtown Hinesville. The theme for this year's parade was Christmas through the Decades. More than 80 floats, all covered in holiday lights, were entered, each paying tribute to a particular decade. The winners of the float competition are:
The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless has just kicked off its Stars for the Homeless campaign to raise money for Liberty County's only homeless shelter.
Even soggy weather on the coldest days can't dampen Liberty County's Christmas spirit.
Patricia Barbee will salute other women like her on Saturday.
More than 70 different organizations took to the streets of downtown Hinesville Friday evening during the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's 14th annual Christmas parade.
12 Ladies Social Club of Hinesville recently presented a $500 Christmas donation to the Tri-County Protective Agency women's shelter. 12 Ladies Social Club was created four years ago and is dedicated to enriching the lives of club members and community residents through sisterhood, empowerment and self awareness, which is why the 12 Ladies chose to help the women's shelter. The club has been donating to the shelter for four years.
Ludowici High School classes of 1941-1955 had their combined class reunions Sept. 25 in the Ludowici First Baptist Church Social Hall. More than 150 former students and their guests attended the celebration.
Rachel Hatcher from Liberty Transit met with Goldenheirs club members at their November meeting. Hatcher talked about planning, funding and the new public transit system's future plans. The buses are on a fixed route to the areas of Hinesville, Flemington and Fort Stewart. The vehicles are wheelchair-accessible.
Holiday cheer was served in cups of hot chocolate while Santa, Mrs. Claus, a team of delicate reindeer and some jolly elves personified holiday wonder Tuesday during the annual Christmas in the Park in downtown Hinesville. For the fourth consecutive year, Christmas in the Park was jointly sponsored by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.
Mama Irene strives to be generous all year long.
The only time I'm not reading, writing or thinking deeply about something is when I'm fishing or sitting on the back porch at the end of a long work day.
Hinesville's Fire Marshal Maurice "Moe" McDuffie Sr. said it's wise to be prepared when opportunity knocks, because you may not get a second chance.
Air National Guard Airman Karis T. Fell recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
In 1917, an article appeared in the "Standard History of Georgia and Georgians, Vol. VI" by Lucian Lamar Knight, about prominent Liberty County businessman Jesse Gordon Ryon.
Representatives from the Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia were the featured guests at the Feb. 4 Goldenheirs meeting at First Baptist Church in Hinesville.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office won the first "Battle of the Badges" blood drive Feb. 7.
The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County held its first prayer rally for first responders Saturday on the steps of the historic courthouse.
"Assault Rifles of the Civil War" will be presented at 11 a.m. March 15 at Fort McAllister State Historic Park.
The Morning Glory Garden Club had a little gem magnolia tree planted Thursday afternoon in Main Street Park in observance of Georgia Arbor Day and in honor of the late Merrilyn Englehaupt, a long-time club member. Georgia celebrates Arbor Day the third Friday in February, which is today.
SAVANNAH - Best-selling author Tami Hoag will headline the Savannah Book Festival's spring 2014 event at noon May 8 at The Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island.
Urban farmer K. Rashid Nuri told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members that quality food can and should be grown anywhere, including the concrete jungles of inner cities. Nuri said the United States is the richest country in the world, yet many Americans are food-insecure.
In 1987, the science-fiction spectacular "RoboCop" hit theaters and quickly became a piece of pop-culture history.
That wise Southern philosopher, Jeff Foxworthy, suggested one's origins affect how one talks, works, plays and thinks.
"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints." - Ephesians 6:18