In the mid 1700s, a group of English Puritans moved their families and church from Dorchester, S.C., and established a new Dorchester in Georgia. That group, along with nearby settlers established a church, an agricultural economy and a sense of political pride for independence. The area thrived and eventually became known as Midway.
The 2010 Miss Relay for Life Pageant is Friday, April 29, and organizers are encouraging ladies in the area to be a part of the event to support the war on cancer.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The lamb is usually excited about taking on a new challenge. But if that's a touch of doubt you're feeling, maybe it's you telling yourself to go slow on this until you learn more about it.
I travel the country almost constantly eight months a year, making presentations to various groups - church, school, professional, conference. I make myself very accessible, which means parents ask me lots of questions, usually of a "what should I do?" nature. The issues run the gamut, but most of the questions involve behavior problems of one sort or another, from toddlers who refuse to use the potty to teens who are refusing to clean their rooms.
National Infant Immunization Week, April 24-May 1, is fast-approaching, and it serves as a very important reminder of the need to immunize children against most diseases by the time they are 2. The theme for the 2010 week is "Love Them, Protect Them, Immunize Them."
Twenty-six Task Force Marne soldiers were inducted into the Corps of Non-commissioned Officers during an April 16 ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.
Aiming to help students perfect the basics of mathematics, South Carolina resident Verdell Fulton has presented the Liberty County school district with the opportunity to introduce his Mathmindz board game to schools, beginning at the elementary level.
A 3rd Infantry Division soldier accused of shooting and killing his squad leader and a fellow team leader in Iraq in 2008 will not face court martial until Feb. 7, 2011.
TYBEE ISLAND - Saturday, April 24, join young and old alike for the 6th annual Turtle Trot-5K Beach Run.
Meet Young Shim, the Paraprofessional of the Year at Richmond Hill Primary School.
Every year, millions of Georgia drivers engage in a behavior almost as risky as texting or talking on their cell phones. And they may not even know it -- until it's too late.
WASHINGTON - A spike in unemployment claims Thursday underscored the bumpiness of the economic rebound: Consumers are spending more. Factories are making more. But layoffs have not tapered off as fast as expected.
The Hebrew writer spoke of heaven as entering into a rest. "Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest … There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own ...
A group in our church recently finished a course on money management. We watched video clips of Dave Ramsey, read his book, and completed homework assignments each week.
The other morning as I was driving through Richmond Hill, I noticed a pleasant sight to my left; it was what I can refer to as not Savannah's famous "waving girl" but Richmond Hill's own "waving man."
SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority achieved its highest month on record in March, moving 2.61 million tons of cargo - a 15.5 percent increase over the same month a year ago.
CenturyLink is spreading the word about low-income assistance programs that help qualifying consumers obtain reduced-price voice and high-speed Internet services.
The Pembroke City Council approved a resolution Monday that officials hope will one day bring the city a new development.
Veronica Barth asked the Richmond Hill City Council at its meeting Tuesday night to use its best judgment to protect property values if it ultimately approves a commercial development behind the A-1 Motel on Highway 17.
RHHS locks up home game
For Bill Collins, spending the better part of two days talking to kids about the importance of public safety is part of the job.
A man indicted for boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he caused the August death of Shana Crozier, 25, remains in Bryan County Jail after he was denied bond Thursday.
I've got a quiz for you today. Can you tell me which actor is going from playing the Caped Crusader to portraying Moses?
Easter is, of course, one of the major Christian festivals across the world. While the religious meaning is the same, I find the history of many Easter traditions - and some of the cultural differences surrounding its celebration in the United Kingdom and the United States -interesting.
Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.
A flashflood watch has been issued for Liberty County and the rest of our area by the National Weather Service.
The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to allow Armstrong Atlantic State University to shorten its name to Armstrong State University. The name modification will take affect at the beginning of the new fiscal year, which starts July 1. Armstrong is building a new 21,000-square-foot Armstrong Liberty Center on Memorial Drive in Hinesville. The new campus is scheduled to open in summer 2015.
The Gathering will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Geechee Kunda, 622 Ways Temple Road in Riceboro.
Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.
A rabies clinic will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 3, in the Lanier Primary School parking lot.