Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson based his address during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance Wednesday at Fort Stewart not on King's legendary "I Have A Dream" speech, but on King's last book, prophetically titled "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community." The book was published in 1967, one year before King's assassination and decades before most of Johnson's audience was born.
One year after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, the island nation is still in shambles, its people still suffering.
"Many seniors in our area go without heat during the cold months in order to pay for groceries, medications and other essential items," said Mary Foley, marketing director for Senior Citizens Inc. "For more than seven years, (our organization) has distributed blankets to those seniors in need. This year, with the help of Georgia Natural Gas and Starbucks Coffee, the 2011 Blanket Drive will serve communities in six counties in Coastal Georgia."
Photography takes patience - that's what members of the People Into Cameras Club will tell you.
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued and signed by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, granting freedom to slaves in the Confederacy.
Liberty County welcomed its first babies of 2011 into the world this past weekend.
The Long County Library recently raffled off a hand-made quilt to raise money for books. Danny Deese won the quilt. He wasn't able to pick it up, but his nephew, Bradley Brock, accepted the quilt on Deese's behalf, and, according to Brock, Deese is very happy with is prize.
A group gathers Wednesday evening at Jungle Jake's Comics and Games to play Dungeons & Dragons, a role-playing game. The store recently moved to a larger space to accommodate more strategy and role-playing games. Owner Jason Lee said the idea is great for parents looking to move their kids away from video games and into strategic games. He compared the critical thinking level to the game of chess.
The Goldenheirs had their Christmas luncheon in early December. Lynn Cannon Catering served a delicious lunch, and Carey Knowles, a Christian comedian, entertained the group with his "pig tales" and other stories.
I would stretch out the Christmas season as long as possible if I could. Instead of the "Twelve Days of Christmas," I would opt for the "Twelve Months of Christmas!" I love the lights, the decorations, the music and the wonderful feelings of cheerfulness at Christmas. People are nicer and friendlier during the holidays. I do get a little sad when I have to take the decorations down. But when it is time to do so, it means that it is also time for Bring One for the Chipper!
The weeks leading up to Christmas seemed to be filled with news reports of toys being recalled because they contain parts coated with lead-based paint. I told someone the other day that we never had to worry about that when we were growing up because the pine cones we used for baseballs and the limbs we used for bats were not painted. We used daddy's good plow lines for jumping rope and they also were paint-free.
CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER - Nineteen Liberty County teens graduated Dec. 18 from the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart during a commencement ceremony at the Macon City Auditorium in Macon.
Boy Scout leaders of Liberty District Coastal Empire Council were honored recently at the council's annual awards banquet at Hinesville United Methodist Church.
The recent 2010 Miss Christmas Holiday Pageant was in the Long County High School cafeteria. KIDZ-ETC sponsored the event.
Several Masons and Shriners from the area joined forces recently to help a little girl who lives in Jesup.
HOLLYWOOD - Warren Beatty has completed filming his first movie since 2001.
On the surface, "Guardians of the Galaxy," now in theaters, seems like a parody of the Marvel movie universe, but it actually succeeds as a stand-alone effort. For most of its running time, it's at once smart, hilarious, visually spectacular and has heart.
There's one food that says "Southern" more than fried chicken, fried okra, sweet tea or a "mess" of greens. That's grits.
Almost a year ago, Hinesville resident and artist Emily Scott-Graham showed her work for the first time to the Hinesville area at the Hinesville Area Art Council.
A massive scavenger hunt soon will wind through the streets of Liberty County to help raise funds for and boost Alzheimer's awareness in the community while providing a day of fun for area families.
During 1958-85, almost everyone in Liberty and Long counties knew the name of Dr. Whitman Fraser.
"The Lego Movie," rated PG, will be shown free at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Bryant Commons amphitheater, 438 Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
"Jesus answered them, 'Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.' But he was speaking about the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken." - John 2:19, 21-22
Latin-jazz percussionist Sam Rodriguez of Jacksonville will perform at the next Jazz in the Park concert from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island.
"Hercules" is the second attempt this year to make an incarnation of the Greek warrior after "The Legend of Hercules." For me, "Hercules" is like a lot of other characters in literature and mythology, such as Dracula or Robin Hood, that have been subjected to various cinematic interpretations. Everyone from Disney to Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken a stab at it.
Hinesville Rotary Club members heard from an award-winning legal-assistance attorney during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.
Hinesville Police officers often get their man, but when it comes to reptiles, well, that can be another story.