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Southern Tradition

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A brief introduction to some true southern staples, as well as a homage to one of our favorite past-times, the low country boil!

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

Having had their first date 50 years ago October 20 of this year, Julie and Foxy Martin have a love that has tested time.

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Salute to Success

Paying tribute to those who have withstood the test of time and continue to prosper and employ in our community.

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Looking Towards the Future Celebrate your differences and enjoy learning more about three guys who are on the move.

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About the Cover

The cover photo is of Elizabeth Grace Rogers. You can read about this remarkable young 10 year old girl on page 60. The photo was taken by Alimond Photography. www.alimondphotography.com

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Club Stewart

On & Off Premise Catering, Conventions, & Weddings 1020 Hero Road, Fort Stewart, Georgia • 912-767-4717 Largest Ballroom in the Area ~ We will work to meet your budget! ~ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Liberty County Magazine

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Life Adventures

Read on and meet Bobbie Elina McDonald, 15 and Taton BoydScott White, 18; two Liberty County teens who have a lot going for them.

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Everything Elizabeth

This amazing young lady has a zest for life and captures the true spirit of youth with old fashioned values.

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Moments in Time

Take a journey into the past and experience the beginning of many of our landmarks that we are privileged to call ours.

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P u b l i s h e r Liberty County Chamber of Commerce

E x e c u t i v e E d i to r Leah Poole C r e at i v e | D e s i g n Elizabeth Beasley

Mandi Spivey P h oto g r a p h e r s Aliyah Dastour John Henderson Leah Poole S a l e s Lisa Davis Anita Hughes Leah Poole Amanda Scott Brandy Simon Contributing Wri te r s Evanne Floyd

in every issue Membership Directory

A complete Liberty County Chamber membership list in categorical order.

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From the Publisher

Whether you’ve lived in Liberty County for a day or a lifetime, we’re excited you are here! We guarantee that our unique perspective on the community, presented here in our Membership Directory and Magazine will offer you an intriguing and engaging view on a place we love. Whether it’s our cover story featuring a fascinating little girl named Elizabeth Rogers or the editorial look on the lifelong relationship between a local couple, we guarantee that you will learn something new and possibly fall in love with this wonderful place all over again. We focused a lot in this magazine on business because as a Chamber that is what we support and who we serve. Both new and existing, we want them in Liberty County, and we want them to be prosperous. We have a feature on some of the older, more established businesses in our community and another feature on two local youngsters who are athletes in their own right and hope to make it big one day. We have also given you some truly noteworthy and astoundingly beautiful photography courtesy of Alimond Photography and Aliyah Dastour. Liberty County is rich in both history and culture, with two signers of the Declaration of Independence, a Revolutionary War fort with the original earthen works, Dorchester Academy where Civil Rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. came to plan important marches like the ones that took place in Selma, AL and so much more. We have the original rice dikes as Leconte Woodmanston Plantation, beautiful camellia gardens in the historic district of Allenhurst and one of the most picturesque coastlines on the eastern seaboard. Those of us who are native to the county are fond of telling newcomers and old timers alike that there is always something to do, something new to see or explore, however, these adventures that await you will take a little searching on your part, and the Chamber/ CVB is an excellent place to start mapping out your trek! With an active website at www.libertycounty.org, a Facebook page at Liberty Chamber or Liberty CVB and Twitter where we are @LibertyCChamber and @ LibertyCVB, there are many ways to get plugged in and get active! We are also home to the 3rd ID and Fort Stewart, the largest military installation east of the Mississippi River, with 20,000+ soldiers in residence at any given moment. Formed as Camp Stewart during the advent of World War II, soldiers from our military installation have fought in every major conflict since. Our pride and commitment to making our soldiers and their families at home is rock solid, much like their go to phrase “Rock of the Marne!” And finally this publication would not have been possible without the dedication of the Chamber/CVB staff: Amanda Scott, Brandy Simon, Evanne Floyd, Lisa Davis, Anita Hughes and Mary Prince, you ladies are the best! And Mandi Martin and Elizabeth Beasley at With You in Mind Publications made the whole process smooth and seamless, I am still not sure if anything ruffles either of them! 8

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What is the South if not a mecca for food, a haven for the foodie and a place where even the most wizened among us can be brought to tears with a piece of cornbread? You will hear it called “soul food” this manna from a southern woman’s kitchen, but to those of us born and raised among this type of food, we just call it home. As Bill Neal states in his book Southern Cooking, “Southern food is not just food that is cooked South of the Mason-Dixon line. It is a product of time and people as well as place. From 1607 to 1860 European, African, and Native American cultures accepted and modified each other's agricultural, dietary, and social customs and molded them into a distinct regional cuisine.”

Home Cooking You will hear it called “soul food” this manna from a southern woman’s kitchen, but to those of us born and raised among this type of food, we just call it home.

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It has long been recognized that southern cooking is born of three major influencers, European, African and Native American. It was the advent of new materials, combined with the traditional ways of cooking that created a very unique blend of dishes and tastes that continue to trickle down through

the generations. These blends have given the country a coveted culinary delight that people from all over the world travel to sample and it is the combination of all these influences that makes our cuisine the unique treasure that it is. Sweat tea, fried green tomatoes,

chicken and dumplings, fried catfish, barbeque, fried chicken, shrimp and grits, fried okra and oh so much more bring to mind many a childhood memory for those native to the South. While other parts of the country surely have their own food specialties and offerings, food to a Southerner is much Liberty County Magazine

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like air, we need it to survive and not just anything will do. This article is a brief introduction to some true southern staples, as well as a homage to one of our favorite past-times, the Low Country Boil! First off what is a grit? This is always a source of amusement for a southerner when someone from another part of the country tries to understand where grits come from. Basically, grits are coarsely ground corn that is then cooked to be served at breakfast with eggs, bacon or country ham. Or with red eyed gravy and biscuits, yummy! But it can also be used as a side-dish to go with fried fish or shrimp. Recently we have seen cooks repackage this Southern staple in bite-sized containers to serve at weddings and cocktail receptions. Another Southern staple to explore is cornbread. If you ask ten different Southern cooks how to make cornbread you are liable to get ten different recipes, however, one ingredient a true Southern cook will not include…sugar. If available, stone ground corn meal makes the best cornbread, however, most of this generation uses the self-rising brands sold in grocery stores. Another cousin to cornbread is the hush puppy, which is a favorite accompaniment to fried seafood. Also known as corn dodgers, hush puppies are deep fried little cornmeal balls. The term “hush puppy” is said to have originated during the Civil War when Southern soldiers would throw their corn dodgers at the camp dogs whenever they thought Union soldiers might be close, whispering “hush puppies!”. Sweet tea, often called the Housewine of the South, is another must have. With varying recipes to create this cold beverage, Liberty County has developed a Sweet Tea Tasting Contest to accompany an already successful Blues & BBQ festival that happens each September. With numerous entrants to the contest each year, from both home cooks and restaurants, participants get to sample and vote on their favorite sweet tea. Being one of six coastal counties in Georgia, Liberty County is known for their ability to make a good Low Country Boil. Used throughout our community for fundraising purposes or just a good time at home with friends and family, a Low

Sweat tea, fried green tomatoes, chicken and dumplings, fried catfish, barbeque, fried chicken, shrimp and grits, fried okra and oh so much more bring to mind many a childhood memory for those native to the South.

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Even today, Southern cuisine is bits and pieces from our ancestors with recipes that are passed down from generation to generation.

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Country Boil is a great chance to gather a group of people for a good time. There are a variety of ways and recipes for making a Low Country Boil, however, some basic staples include: shrimp, new potatoes, corn on the cob, sausage, whole onions and seasonings of some type (shh! We can’t tell you everything!). There is definitely a sequence to cooking the food, you wouldn’t want the shrimp to go in first and get overcooked, so make sure you find a good recipe or someone who has done it before to ensure success. After the cooking process the pot is usually dumped on a newspaper covered table for those that are eating to be able to pick through and grab what they want. The origins of the Low Country Boil go farther back to the cuisine of the Gullah/Geechee peoples of the Sea Islands along the coasts of

Georgia and South Carolina. Africans in the slave trade often brought with them not only cooking influences from their homeland, but Spanish and French cooking influences as well. Meals for large gatherings of people would have to be made as quickly as possible with readily-available foods. The boil was a quick and easy way to prepare all the foods at once. Even today, Southern cuisine is bits and pieces from our ancestors with recipes that are passed down from generation to generation, some kept so secret they are only shared after the loss of a loved one. It is from traditions like these that you can understand that food is not simply used for nutritional purposes in the south, rather it is a constant reminder of the importance the South places on family, history and tradition. LCM


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Having had their first date 50 years ago October 20 of this year, Julie and Foxy Martin have a love that has tested time.

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aving had their first date 50 years ago October 20 of this year, Julie and Foxy Martin have a love that has tested time. “Back then Hinesville was nothing, we had a drivein theater so that’s what we did, we saw Spencer’s Mountain with Henry Fonda and Foxy cried when Fonda died, that’s when I knew he was the one for me,” said Julie. “Oh and they ran over a rabbit in the movie, I think I cried then too,” Fox admits shyly. Julie shakes her head, agreeing that he did, but that she would have saved his pride by not admitting that part. Fortunate for her, Fox is not

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{ { While reminiscing on times past the two admit that it takes a lot of work and dedication to make a marriage work as well as laughter.

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afraid of admitting to his tender heart. How do you survive 50 years of marriage you may ask? “You learn to roll with the flow,” said Fox. “Or you drown if you don’t,” they both chime in together. Fox further said that it is not hard to stay married to a “good girl” like Julie. Oh yeah, in case you wondered, Fox is 70 and Julie is 66, so while “girl” may be a misnomer you can see in Fox’s eyes Julie will always be the 18 year old from Riceboro that he married. While reminiscing on times past the two admit that it takes a lot of work and dedication to make a marriage work. As well as a lot of laughter, saying that the first 10 years are definitely the hardest. In their early years Julie was the Chief of Voter Registration and then the Elections Supervisor for Liberty County, retiring after 30 years on the job. Fox worked for Chemtall (then Riceboro Chemical) before joining the National Guard and working at Mates on Fort Stewart as a small arms technician until he retired. With one daughter, Della and a granddaughter, Hailey, to keep them busy now, Julie and Fox attend Riceboro Presbyterian Church and admit to a combined passion for their friends and family. If asked to distinguish between the two they cannot. “Fox has never met a stranger, we go anywhere and that man will find someone who knows him, laughing, talking and cutting up,” said Julie. While they literally finish each other’s sentences, Julie admits that Fox has a hard time hearing due to his career in small arms repair, never noticing that he stares at her the Liberty County Magazine

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{ { How do you survive 50 years of marriage you may ask? “You learn to roll with the flow,” said Fox. “Or you drown if you don’t,” they both chime in together.

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whole time, often chiming in and completing her thought when she gets stuck on some piece of a story, so that even though he may not be able to hear the author of this article it’s only because he is so completely focused on her. “When we got married let me tell you what my momma told me, she said, ‘Julie now don’t go getting the silverware engraved because this won’t last a year’,” Julie admits. Forty years later before her death, Julie’s mother, Cordella Jones Browning, finally told her that she thought it was probably okay to get the silver engraved. Hearing about their evacuation due to Hurricane Floyd in 1999, when they took 3 cars full of boxes of Julie’s mother’s old papers and 13 dogs to Macon and the trailer they then subsequently bought in case an evacuation should ever happen again, as well as witnessing their ability to make one another laugh and accept each other’s idiosyncrasies, you can see the blending that has happened over the years. Building common interests has taken time the couple admits. Julie loves to “go junking” while Fox loves to hunt, fish and golf. Fox may not have liked junking at first, but he has gotten into the groove, admitting that anymore furniture in their house would take the addition of a room, but he still likes the hunt with Julie. “I have learned to adapt to the things he likes, I take a book, a camera and a cooler of Diet Coke to go hunting or fishing, but I absolutely draw the line at golf, that I cannot do. I told the Lord the one time I went that if he got me out of it successfully I would never go again, he did and I haven’t,” said Julie. Having been retired for a number of years at this point, they have adopted another child that Julie fondly calls “the Dorchester Civic Center” while laughing. “I admit Barbara Martin and I get most of the credit while our husbands do most of the work,” said Julie, downplaying the tremendous improvements made to what was once an old school and is now a vibrant community center on the east end of the

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county. This has been done with the help of a very active board. Okay, by now you are probably wondering, and if you’re not then you are just plain weird….why Foxy? His name is actually Jerry. “Well you see one day when we were out playing ball, it was the 6th grade, or maybe the 7th or 8th, aw heck I can’t remember, I was playing ball with my friends and my Daddy asked if I wanted to go fox hunting with him. The ball belonged to me, times were hard then and nobody else had one, so when I took the ball to go fox hunting, the game ended and the other boys got mad and then called me ‘Fox’ to get

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back at me,” he admits. He further said that it took some time to get over it because he was really angry but that eventually the name stuck and he got used to it. “Let me tell you one thing. Both my mother and my grandmother passed away very old. Fox’s mother passed young in her 60’s, from cancer but his daddy was old, if either of us die anytime soon I’m frankly going to be pissed off, we have plans to enjoy each other a good bit to come,” and that my friends is the end of that and this writer would dare you to tell this couple differently. LCM


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Salute to Success

Paying tribute to those who have withstood the test of time and continue to prosper and employ in our community.

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Matthew Cardella, owner of Edward Jones Investments, credits the success of the business to both Layne and the handful of clients who took a chance and placed their trust in a 25 year old young man from southwest Georgia. According to the US Department of Commerce, small businesses represent just over half of all private sector employees, pay 44 percent of the total US private payroll and have generated over 64 percent of all new jobs in the US over the past 15 years. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting all business, large or small, however, we especially understand the trials and tribulations that small business experience and work to act as another storefront and helpmeet to increase commerce and trade. With a mission to support new and existing business, trade and industry within Liberty County, while increasing cultural, civic, educational and overall quality of life of its citizens, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a vision to cultivate and nurture new and existing businesses, increase and improve the quality of life of our citizens and promote economic development within our community. The Chamber works to exemplify diversity, professionalism and ethics through our willingness to collaborate with various cultural, civic and governmental entities

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Chris’s Curbside Grill enforces his number one rule for both himself and his employees being to abide by the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you’d have done unto you….or give the experience you hope to receive,” he said. to achieve quality results. Local businesses and leaders see the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce as a cornerstone of our community; with an active, unified membership that is well respected. The Chamber is known for its vigorous advocacy for business, excellent staff and financial stability as a result of the programs it provides that enhance and enrich the lives of all citizens of Liberty County. While new entrepreneurs should certainly be celebrated and lauded for their efforts to begin businesses in today’s economy, it is those who have existed for several years, one who has been in Hinesville 30+ years, and continued to thrive, that we focus on here in this article. We are paying tribute to those who have withstood the test of time and continue to prosper and employ in our community. Celebrating 10 years in business this past July, Matthew Cardella, owner of Edward Jones Investments, moved to Hinesville in 2003 from Valdosta. “I did not know anyone except Evette Layne, who now runs my office. I told Evette that the only way I would take over the branch in Hinesville was if she promised not to quit for one year,” said Cardella. Cardella credits the success of the business to both Layne and the handful of clients who took a chance and placed their trust in a 25 year old young man from southwest Georgia.

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He continued by saying that Liberty County has been a great place to start a business, with friendly, helpful and honest people and an abundance of talented and skilled citizens. “We owe our success to the partnership we have with our clients. That relationship and culture of true partnership is the most valuable asset that I manage,” Cardella said. He oversees just about every aspect of his client’s financial affairs, which entails a trust that does not happen overnight. It happens by investing time to deeply understand each client’s specific needs and only after knowing what is important to them, developing a specific tailor-made strategy for each one. The investment of time ensures that he can weigh options together and formulate strategies that address the specific needs of each client. Cardella said that the success of his business in Liberty County is not tied exclusively to any one specific factor; rather it is the sum of all parts. He thinks that Hinesville/Liberty County has so many exceptional features that make it a great place to successfully conduct business as well as raise a family or retire, with extensive opportunities to volunteer and contribute to the community. He met his wife, Jennifer in Hinesville and they are now raising their two boys here. Having been in business 30 plus years, Brinkley’s Floor Covering Inc is owned and operated by Bobby E. Brinkley Jr (Chip) and run by he and his family. Brinkley credits most of their success on repeat customers. “We have very good installation crews and with Hinesville being the military town that it is we also have a lot of home turnovers,” he said. He further said that it is the local customer base that he appreciates for their support of this family run business. Hinesville/Liberty County has provided his family a living for several


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Having been in business 30 plus years, Brinkley’s Floor Covering Inc is owned and operated by Bobby E. Brinkley Jr (Chip) and run by he and his family. Brinkley credits most of their success on repeat customers. Some of the things that they do include: hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, vinyl, carpeting, area rugs and a whole lot more! Chip’s parents started the business out of their garage in 1977, having only themselves and their children as employees.

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generations, which is amazing in today’s rapidly changing business climate. Some of the things that they do include: hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, vinyl, carpeting, area rugs and a whole lot more! Chip’s parents started the business out of their garage in 1977, having only themselves and their children as employees. “Mom and Dad ran the business, the kids installed,” said Brinkley. He further confirmed that today it’s still a completely family run business with everyone from cousins to aunts and uncles having a role of some sort. Having worked for Georgia Power from 1980-1994, Brinkley took over the business in 2003. He likes their location, which is in downtown Hinesville, convenient for most to access. Being homegrown himself, Brinkley and his family are native to Liberty County and know what that means. They treat each


customer like family and have been known to go above and beyond to get the job done. A little further afield than Hinesville, but no less successful, based out of Midway, Plunderful has been open for five years. “We provide a service that no one else offers. No one else offers secondhand household furnishings at a low price,” said Jimmy Fullwood. With a unique vendor based store layout, Plunderful, understands that success means providing customer service and communication to their customer base. They have a dedicated following of customers from Long, Effingham, Chatham, Bryan and Liberty counties. Fullwood is a veteran, with 12 years of retail experience, who came to Fort Stewart as his final duty station and decided to stay. He expects to open a Hinesville location of his successful store sometime in the near future and eventually a Jesup store as well. “By having vendor booths it gives local artisans and home-based businesses, as well as other vendors, the opportunity to showcase their products and services in a storefront venue,” Fullwood said. Ease the Pain Massage Clinic has been in Liberty County for the past four years. Owned by Miguel Ayala, the professional massage services are offered at reasonable prices. “Our massage therapy sessions are tailored to the individual needs of our clients, ensuring that they receive maximum benefits from their experience,” said Ayala. Having started with one employee, Ayala has since expanded to three. He stresses the medical benefits of massage and says that his business provides an outlet to relieve pain and stress. He said that all of his therapists are licensed in the State of Georgia to perform massage and with continuing education that they can offer the most current, top quality services. Ayala is another veteran who decided to make Liberty County home after being stationed at Fort Stewart. “It gives me the opportunity to serve in the local community and help people achieve better health,” he said. In the next five years Ayala has a goal to develop a whole wellness clinic, focusing on massage, chiropractic, nutrition and life coaching, with a natural and holistic approach to healthcare. Our final business highlight this year is Chris’s Curbside Grill. Having been in business in some form or fashion since 2001. “We are successful in Liberty County because we care, we treat you like family, we care about the quality of food and the service because this is what we hope to get

In the next five years Ayala has a goal to develop a whole wellness clinic, focusing on massage, chiropractic, nutrition and life coaching, with a natural and holistic approach to healthcare.

Ease the Pain Massage Clinic has been in Liberty County for the past four years. Owned by Miguel Ayala (ABOVE), the professional massage services are offered at reasonable prices.

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“We provide a service that no one else offers. No one else offers second hand household furnishings at a low price.” said Jimmy Fullwood, owner of Plunderful.

With a unique vendor based store layout, Plunderful, understands that success means providing customer service and communication to their customer base. They have a dedicated following of customers from Long, Effingham, Chatham, Bryan and Liberty counties.

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when we dine out with our families, that ‘wow experience’,” said Christopher Hicks, owner. With his number one rule for both himself and his employees being to abide by the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you’d have done unto you…. or give the experience you hope to receive,” he said. Cooked fresh to order very day, the kitchen at Chris’s is open so that you can see why they scored a 100 on their health department inspection. With over 65 flavors of sauces and seasonings for not only wings, but also to be added to their angus burgers, rib eye steak sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches and more, there is something that is sure to please everyone. Having opened originally inside of Revolutions, Chris leased the kitchen in the building to start his food fan base, eventually having a take-out business. He expanded his set-up not long thereafter, putting an 18 foot food trailer on the corner of Airport Road and Hwy 196 which he then ran from 2004-2006. Moving into his present location less than a year ago Chris is looking forward

to opening his own sauce company, featuring some of his 19 homemade signature sauces. He also just completed a remodeling of his current location, with the plans to expand sometime soon. “All of this would not be possible without the loyalty, love, patience and understanding from our amazing guests! I look forward to serving you all for many years to come,” said Hicks. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is all about promoting and supporting business. It’s about making your hard-earned money go further, fueling the local economy by buying within the county and helping to preserve the unique character of our community. According to Project 3/50 (www.theproject350.net), a research based study that focuses on the importance of shopping local, if half of the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned businesses it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. Further for every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. Shop local, Shop Liberty. LCM


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The Liberty County Solid Waste Authority collects residential recyclables at the seven convenience centers located in rural Liberty County. LCSWA also operates three recycling centers in Hinesville and one recycling center in Riceboro.

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Recycling Centers at Liberty County Solid Waste Convenience Centers •344 Fort Morris Road (East End Convenience Center) •50 Isle of Wight Road (Midway Area, US 84 & Isle of Wight Road) •619 JV Road (West Side of Hinesville) •64 Left Field Road (US 84 at Miller Park Recreation Area) •836 Limerick Road (Old Landfill Entrance near Lake George) •156 Pate Rogers Road (Fleming Area, behind “Short Cut”

Convenience Store)

•25 South Dairy Road (SR 196 West, South of Gumbranch)

Additional Recycling Centers •111 Carter Road (Behind Carter’s Funeral Home) •129 Sandy Run Road (Off US 84, at the Enmark Station) •941 E.G. Miles Parkway (SR 196 West, at the Training Center) •4000 South Coastal Highway (US 17 just North of Riceboro) These Recyclable Items Are Collected At All Our Recycling Centers: •Plastics #1 - Plastic water and beverage bottles •Plastics #2 - Water and milk jugs •Mixed Plastics #3 thru #7 - All other plastic items with the

recyclable symbols 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7

•Aluminum - Aluminum beverage cans •Cardboard - Corrugated cardboard boxes •Steel or Tin Cans - Food and soup cans •Newspaper - Newspaper, including all the inserts inside •Glass - Bottles - Beverage and food containers Recycling services are available for businesses by contacting LCSWA at 912-884-5353. The recycling centers listed above are for residential recycling only. Household hazardous waste items (light bulbs, batteries, ink cartridges, motor oil, etc.) are collected quarterly at the: Keep Liberty Beautiful Recycle It! Fairs. Email klcb@coastalnow.net to receive recycling event announcements by email or visit keeplibertybeautiful.org. Liberty County Magazine

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Companies have found Liberty County to offer the assets and tools they need to be successful in a global economy. Approximately 70 percent of the existing industry employment in Liberty County is tied to companies headquartered abroad. In addition, Liberty County’s existing industries are aggressive exporters, exporting to over 70 countries throughout the world.

down down areas, crash carts, and tower following. In Liberty County, companies can also utilize rail to get their products to their customers. CSX and its affiliate Riceboro Southern offer rail service in Liberty County with connectivity at the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at the Port of Savannah with additional options for both CSX and Norfolk Southern.

Strategic Location

Certified Parks

Located just 30 minutes south of Savannah, Liberty County is strategically positioned for companies looking to expand or relocate their businesses. Liberty County is located on Interstate 95, a major northsouth corridor that gives companies access to major cities with population centers up and down the East Coast of the United States. In addition, the community is only 20 minutes from Interstate 16. Both U.S. 84 and U.S. 17 traverse Liberty County and provide companies with viable ground transportation options. The Port of Savannah, the fastest growing and fourth largest container port in the United States, is conveniently located only 30 minutes from Liberty County. For years, the Port of Savannah has consistently been known for having a fairly balanced ratio of exports to imports. With trade partners around the world, the Port of Savannah’s largest market is Northeast Asia. Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport is only 30 minutes away and offers many commercial flight options. Liberty County is home to MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield. The joint-use airport is located on Fort Stewart and serves the community’s general and corporate aviation needs by providing a state-of-the-art terminal building for civilian and military use with hangar space, tie-

Liberty County is proud to claim two Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) parks, Tradeport East and Tradeport West, which have been certified by the Georgia Allies, a public-private partnership focused on economic development marketing. Tradeport East, comprised of 1,500 usable acres, is located less than one mile east of Interstate 95 and offers Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) and Opportunity Zone benefits. The park is a public-private partnership between the Liberty County Development Authority (LCDA), and IDI, a full-service real estate development firm that is consistently ranked in the top five industrial developers annually. IDI owns 250 acres in Tradeport East and has constructed a 502,854-square-foot Silver LEED certified speculative building and prepared five building pads ranging in size from 200,000 to 1.3 million square feet. Tradeport East is already home to anchor tenants like Target’s 1.5 million-square-foot retail regional distribution center, Tire Rack’s 242,000-square-foot tire and accessories distribution center, and Firth Rixson Forgings, LLC’s 200,000-square-foot (soon to be expanded) aerospace parts manufacturing facility. On the west side of Interstate 95 located adjacent to U.S. 17, Tradeport West offers 1,900 usable acres with FTZ designation and large rail sites. The park is adjacent to the

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established Midway Industrial Park that includes facilities for companies like Elan Technology, Hugo Boss, International Greetings, SNF Floquip, and TrussMart.

Globally Connected Industry Base

Liberty County’s existing industries have validated that the community is truly a place where companies can grow globally. The community is home to six companies headquartered abroad. Liberty County’s internationally-based companies include: Florapharm (Germany), Firth Rixson Forgings, LLC (United Kingdom), Hugo Boss (Germany), International Greetings (United Kingdom), Interstate Paper (Lebanon), and SNF (France). In addition, Liberty County’s industries are exporting around the world to countries like: Argentina, Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Spain. In recent years, SNF’s Liberty County operation was recognized for their global contributions. SNF received the 2009 Governor’s International Award in the International 40

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Trade, Small/Medium Business category presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and World Trade Center Atlanta. In 2010, the Atlanta FrenchAmerican Chamber of Commerce awarded the Crystal Peach Award to SNF for its inbound commitment to Georgia.

Unique Labor Force Solution

In Liberty County, companies have access to a 200,000-person workforce in a seven-county labor draw area, as well as the ability to leverage the unique supplemental labor force option due to the presence of Fort Stewart in the community. Each month approximately 300 soldiers transition out of the military at Fort Stewart, and a significant number of them seek civilian job opportunities in the Liberty County area. These “Heroes for Hire” range from 22-year-olds separating from the Army after their first tour of duty to 38 – 40-year-olds looking for a second career after retiring from the military. The former soldiers are highly coveted employees, because they are cross-trained, computer literate, and


possess a strong work ethic. The spouses associated with Fort Stewart also make tremendous employees for Liberty County’s existing industries. There are 10,000+ military spouses living in and around Liberty County. Approximately 95 percent of the spouses have high school degrees and one-third of them possess some type of postsecondary education.

Customized Training and Workforce Development

New and existing industries in Liberty County can take advantage of specialized training programs to equip their employees with the necessary skills they need to be successful. For more than 40 years, Georgia Quick Start has provided customized workforce training free-of-charge to qualified businesses in Georgia. Quick Start delivers training in classrooms, mobile labs, or directly on the plant floor, wherever it works best for the company. Quick Start continues to be one of the top ranked workforce training programs in the country each year. Additional training and workforce development assistance is provided by Savannah Technical College. The Certified Customer Service Specialist, Certified Manufacturing Specialist, and Certified Warehousing and Distribution Specialist programs can all be customized to meet the specific needs of individual employers. Several of Liberty County’s existing industries have taken advantage of these programs. Recently, the Liberty College & Career Academy (LCCA), a cooperative venture between the Liberty County School System, Savannah Technical College, and local employers to better prepare the community workforce, opened. The LCCA teaches students about specific career pathways, workplace ethics skills, and employment acquisition skills. Currently, career pathways are offered in areas like Engineering and CADD, Aircraft Support, and Welding

with the potential to add Manufacturing and Warehousing and Distribution.

Industry Spotlight

FIRTH RIXSON FORGINGS, LLC Growing Globally in Liberty County

In January 2010 when Firth Rixson Forgings, LLC, a subsidiary of United Kingdom-based Firth Rixson Limited, announced the location of a 200,000-square-foot facility in Liberty County’s Tradeport East, the company once again confirmed the community is attractive to companies looking to grow globally. Firth Rixson’s Liberty County facility serves as a closed die forging operation providing components for the aerospace industry. The Liberty County operation represents Firth Rixson’s largest greenfield investment. When the project was announced, it was stated the facility would create at least 200 jobs. After being open just a mere eight months in August 2011, Firth Rixson announced they would be expanding the size of its facility by 20 percent as a result of increased business. The company anticipates creating 75 to 100 additional jobs, bringing its total employees to 304 when in full production mode. Locating a global company like Firth Rixson was a huge win for Liberty County. A major supplier to companies, including Rolls Royce, GE, and Pratt & Whitney, the company owns 12 production facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America and provides forged and other engineered metal products used to build aircraft engines, structural components, and other OEMs and subcontractors in more than 40 countries. The products include engine discs, cases, shafts, and super alloy bar, used in high-temperature gas turbine engines. Liberty County Magazine

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Looking Towards

The Future Celebrate your differences and enjoy learning more about three guys who are on the move. written by Leah Poole photography by Aliyah Dastour/Alimond Photography

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Growing Up Having been homeschooled, Dakota earned his Associates Degree from Savannah Technical College before entering the workforce. Growing up in Liberty County, he currently lives in Isle of Wight, not far from his parents, Jeff and Robin Woods and his little brother, Gaitlin. Dakota is also a self-taught guitarist who has been performing for five years. He previously played with the Acoustic Rhythms and the Brandon McKenzie Band, however, he now plays lead guitar and does vocals for Liberty County favorite, 3rd Class Citizens.

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Photo shoot day finds our three lucky gentlemen to be profiled slightly scared, late and unprepared for what it means when we say “magazine photo shoot.” Now while the late part is no surprise with this particular crew, I mean after all they are guys, the lack of confidence in their natural abilities to charm and turn heads is rather surprising. Never mind showing them the photo proofs, they each critique themselves and wish that other pictures had been chosen, which is why we very specifically didn’t let them chose. And women are the more difficult sex you say? A consistent question for these three was “Why me? What makes me special?” In explanation: everything! Why not celebrate your differences and enjoy learning more about three guys who are on the move. With a transmission technician, a soldier in the Army and a lead singer in a band, could we have found a better sampling of guys to show the diversity that exists in Liberty County? I think not!


At age 39, with 16 years in the military, Ernest Davis is a man to be reckoned with. Having started his military career in the Marines, Ernest decided to transfer to the Army to finish out his 20 years of service. Having married his wife, Courtney, eight years ago, the couple shares five kids between the two of them. With three of those children still at home, Ernest and his wife are always busy, yet they still find the time to give back and be active in Liberty County. Having moved from their last duty station at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, they have been in Liberty County a little over two years and have enjoyed every second. “It’s quiet here for the most part. We like it because the people are all so nice. We plan to retire here, we bought a house,” said Ernest. When asked what made him decide to join the military after growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ernest admits, “I joined off a bet. Ok that sounds bad. I joined because my brother did and

A consistent question for these three was “Why me? What makes me special?” In explanation:

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With a transmission technician, a soldier in the Army and a lead singer in a band, could we have found a better sampling of guys to show the diversity that exists in Liberty County?

I think not!

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seeing him in his dress blues when he came home and the respect that people gave him, I decided that’s what I wanted too.” It sure didn’t hurt that his brother also told him that he would never make it through basic training because of his attitude. An avid weight lifter and “gym rat”, Ernest could not let that challenge go unanswered. Over a decade later Ernest and his wife decided that with their careers firmly in place that it was time to offer even more back to the community. The second oldest of seven kids, Ernest’s mom often worked three jobs at a time to make ends meet before meeting his stepdad, a preacher and a gardener. “My parents taught me the importance of giving back. We upgrade our wives rings, we buy the next best car, at some point enough is enough and you have to return the favors you have been given,” he said. To that end Guardians in Action was formed in July 2012. Even though the non-profit has not been in existence very long their reach and scope of service is far. From food drives to providing Christmas for an entire Headstart program, this membership based organization has a mission to support those in need.


Giving Back Over a decade later Ernest and his wife decided that with their careers firmly in place that it was time to offer even more back to the community. The second oldest of seven kids, Ernest’s mom often worked three jobs at a time to make ends meet before meeting his stepdad, a preacher and a gardener. “My parents taught me the importance of giving back. We upgrade our wives rings, we buy the next best car, at some point enough is enough and you have to return the favors you have been given,” he said.

A man of many interests and talents, 19 year old Dakota Woods is by far the latest of our motley crew, having to use his lunch hour to make the photo shoot and stressing the whole time that he is not going to make it back in time. But quite the shocker, he does own his own tuxedo, go figure! Currently a transmission technician for Richmond Hill Transmission, he will turn 20 on November 30th, so not long after this magazine publishes. Having been homeschooled, Dakota earned his Associates Degree from Savannah Technical College before entering the workforce. Growing up in Liberty County, he currently lives in Isle of Wight, not far from his parents, Jeff and Robin Woods and his little brother, Gaitlin. With a dad in land management for St Catherine’s Island it’s not hard to figure out how Dakota became such an avid outdoorsman. From kayaking and fishing to hunting and camping, he loves everything to do with nature. He was heavily in involved in 4H throughout his school age years and also holds several state swimming titles, which he doesn’t like to talk about. Dakota is also a self-taught guitarist who has been performing for five years. He previously played with the Acoustic Rhythms and the Brandon McKenzie Band, however,

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Full Speed While deciding which avenue to pursue in his education, Blaine has been picking up odd jobs here and there, having worked a full time job just out of high school for almost a year, wanting to focus more on his dream of becoming a musician. As one of the founding members of 3rd Class Citizens, he plays acoustic guitar and does vocals. Leaning to play the drums and guitar at the knees of his family, he has been dubbed the “comedian” of the four musicians, which also includes Ashley Sands and Jason Stewart.

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he now plays lead guitar and does vocals for Liberty County favorite, 3rd Class Citizens. The only one actually semi on time for the photo shoot, with little brother Aiden, 10, in tow, Blaine Bunting is by far the most visibly nervous of our three selected. It takes prompting, jokes and a few downright shenanigans to get some of his natural showmanship and gregarious personality to shine through. Lucky for him, we’re persistent! A 2012 honor graduate from Liberty County High School, he is also a native of Liberty County. With generations of his family having also been born and raised here, Blaine enjoys living on the coast with his mother, Tammy Richey and little brother. While deciding which avenue to pursue in his education, Blaine has been picking up odd jobs here and there, having worked a full time job just out of high school for almost a year, wanting to focus more on his dream of becoming a musician. As one of the founding members of 3rd Class Citizens, he plays acoustic guitar and does vocals. Leaning to play the drums and guitar at the knees of his family, he has been dubbed the “comedian” of the four musicians, which also includes Ashley Sands and Jason Stewart. While it is unusual to find someone who knows so emphatically what he or she wants to do, such is not the case with Blaine. He is very focused on his goal of becoming a professional musician, singing as often as he can in as many different venues as he can, trying to vary his experiences and range. So why these three? Our question would be why not? LCM


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midwayThe Gateway to LibertyCounty Midway, a small historic town, nestled in eastern Liberty County, has something for the entire family. Are you looking for affordable housing, daycare centers, award winning schools, worship centers, employment, shopping, banking, medical and dental needs, dining, fire and police protection and leisure time activities? Then Midway is the place where you want to be. Midway offers a variety of single and two-story homes that are strategically located throughout the City. The educational needs of children are met through several privately owned daycare centers, Liberty Elementary and Midway Middle Schools. The two schools are within walking distance of four planned communities located in a quiet, safe environment that assures uninterrupted learning. Students may complete after school projects by using the facilities of the Midway/Riceboro Library Branch. For spiritual edification, seven worship centers (five denominations) are opened to all who will come. The Midway Industrial Park, along with Trade Port East which is located just outside the city limits, provides excellent opportunities for those who are seeking employment. Shopping in Midway is fun! A grocery store, retail shops, quick marts, and auto businesses offer an array of items to meet your needs. Financial services are available and are provided by two financial institutions. Financial services can also be secured through four tax businesses that are located throughout the city.

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The unusual historic city has a dentist, an Internal Medicine Specialist, a health care center and a pharmacy to serve your medical needs. Unlike many small towns, Midway has a wide variety of dine-in or take-out establishments that offers a variety of selections that include seafood, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, sandwiches and home cooked breakfast and lunch. The safety of our citizens is of utmost concern to the Midway City Council. The Midway Police Department is staffed with a chief and four highly trained officers who are consistently visible and provides twenty-four hour protection throughout the City. The City’s Municipal Court is under the auspices of the police department. The Midway Volunteer Fire Department responds to more than twenty calls per month. All the firemen are certified and several are trained as first responders. During leisure time, the entire family can tour the grounds of the Historical Old Midway Congregational Church, or take a quantum leap back in time and ease through the Midway Colonial Museum and Cemetery, or picnic at Cay Creek Wetlands and Interpretive Center and take a nature stroll down the board walk to view the marshlands, beavers, turtles, and species of birds and snakes. Use our city to connect to all of Liberty County and all it has to offer. Think of us when considering a new home location or starting a new business.

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e have enjoyed profiling several children/ teenagers over the past several years, exploring what makes them tick and how each is special and unique, this year is no different. So read on and meet Bobbie Elina McDonald, 15 and Taton Boyd-Scott White, 18; two Liberty County teens who have a lot going for them. A sophomore at Bradwell Institute, Bobbie has a serious passion for all things equine. And floral design. And dance. Ok heck, she has a lot of interests, way too many to explore in a 1,000 word article that she has to share with Taton. Having ridden since she was 8 years old, Bobbie currently rides at Gravel Hill Farms in Flemington, enjoying her horse, Rocky, who is an American Saddlebred. The daughter of Teresa and David McDonald, who own David McDonald Rentals, Bobbie is the youngest with two older brothers, Daniel Dasher, 32 and David McDonald Jr, 19. Having met when Teresa worked at State Farm, the couple has been married for 20 years. While Teresa has to work, she enjoys being able to Liberty County Magazine

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A polar opposite from our outgoing and show stealing Bobbie is Taton Boyd-Scott White. At the age of 18, Taton has already signed up to join the Marines, and will leave July 7, 2014, when his training begins to hopefully mold him into someone selected for force recon. A senior at Bradwell Institute, Taton loves to work out and play golf. Having moved to Liberty County from Fort Campbell 4.5 years ago, Taton lives with his mom, step-dad and little brother, Jarrett, 12. Where did we find Taton you may wonder? In the gym. Crossfit to be exact, where his mom has gotten him hooked on the workouts that force him to “push harder and strive for better,” every time. Important to note is that when Taton couldn’t find his socks for the photo shoot back in June, he did borrow his mom’s so if you like stripes you need to talk to her! He likes to play video games and cannot pick just one as a favorite and admits that anything that his stepdad cooks is going to be awesome, “He makes the best spaghetti ever,” he said. Taton also has a hard time choosing a favorite football team, knowing that it would either be the Seattle Seahawks, the Baltimore Ravens or the Oakland Raiders. With an affinity for the North and Pacific Northwest, he would love to one day visit Washington again where he loves the rain and cold weather. Having lived on the Georgia coast for the past several years he has discovered an aversion to sand and salt water, knowing that he likes the freshwater better. Our hope in these youngster profiles is to make you as engaged in their lives as we have become and spur your interest in the young people of our community, knowing that they are the future. So get out there and get involved! LCM

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All roads lead to Liberty County. We’re connected to the outside world by interstates, rails, air and seaports. History surrounds us beginning with the arrival of the first settlers here in 1752. You’ll enjoy exploring the historic Midway Museum and other stops along the Historic Liberty Trail. Liberty County is also the home of Button Gwinnett and Lyman Hall, two signers of the Declaration of Independence. Interstate Paper in Riceboro is one of the largest paper mills in the southeast. Liberty County is blessed with an abundance of southern beauty and charm. It offers the beauty and tranquility of coastal living with old south traditions and hospitality abound. The County covers an area of 542 square miles and is home to 63,453 residents including the county seat of Hinesville. Other incorporated communities include Midway, Riceboro, Flemington, Walthourville, Allenhurst and Gum Branch. Liberty County is also home to Fort Stewart and the soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division. These defenders of freedom enjoy a community where they are welcomed and respected for their contributions to our country and where they play a vital role in our community. We invite you to step back from the hustle of the business world and find yourself lost in a way of life that few have the opportunity to experience. Liberty County is a lifestyle second to none and a place we’re proud to call home. Liberty County Board of Commissioners - Donald L. Lovette, Chairman Dist. 1, Marion Stevens, Sr. Dist. 2, Justin Frasier Dist. 3, Connie Thrift Dist. 4, Pat Bowen Dist. 5, Gary Gilliard Dist. 6, Eddie J. Walden

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because she loves to read. Her current favorite you might ask? Deep, Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn. Elizabeth says that her favorite books right now are mystery and suspense driven and mom admits that it is hard to chastise her for staying up late to read, even if she gets caught reading late into the night. Both graduates of Bradwell Institute, Jason and Tracey are products of the Liberty County School System and firmly believe in the quality of the

education their only child is receiving. “We have only had great experiences,” said Tracey of Elizabeth’s school years in Liberty County thus far. Having both also attended Georgia Southern University, Tracey got her Master’s from Armstrong Atlantic State University and hopes to one day get her doctorate. “So Daddy can call you Dr. Rogers right mom?” Elizabeth jokes. A family full of fun and a lot of quality time, the Rogers’ enjoy traveling together or just staying home to veg.

Both graduates of Bradwell Institute, Jason and Tracey are products of the Liberty County School System and firmly believe in the quality of the education their only child is receiving. “We have only had great experiences,” said Tracey of Elizabeth’s school years in Liberty County thus far.

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Currently Jason is the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services for the Liberty County School System and Tracey has been a PreK teacher at the Liberty County PreK Center for the last 9 years. “I just love this age group. The little ones are so sweet and lovable and every day is a new day for them to keep me on my toes and hopping,” Tracey said. Prior to joining the staff at PreK she was a kindergarten teacher at Button Gwinnett. Having been married for 14 years the couple has dedicated themselves to the community and education system that they believe in, knowing that their daughter is receiving an excellent background upon which to build for her future. “We tried living in Atlanta for one year, that’s all we could take. We decided that it is a great place to visit, but it just was not our cup of tea, this is home,” said Tracey. Having met as camp counselors at the Liberty County Armed Services YMCA, Tracey and Jason are both from Liberty County, with deep family roots in the community. While she is not 100% sure what that future will entail, Elizabeth knows that her first choice of career will be to own her own stables to train, teach and ride horses. An avid animal lover, she rides with Gravel Hill Farms in Flemington. Her horse is a school horse named Andy. Now should the whole horse thing not pan out

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Elizabeth’s back-up is a career in marine biology. She happily points out that the University of Georgia has great programs in both fields. Probably does not hurt that her parents are avid Georgia Bulldog fans huh? A horse is only the beginning of the animals in Elizabeth’s life, just at home she has two dogs, Tucker and Scarlett; a cat named Sunny Boy, a Beta fish named Sushi and six chickens that live in Cluckingham Palace (aka the chicken coop). “She won’t even let us kill a spider, we have to capture it in a cup and take it outside to set it free,” said Tracey, smiling fondly at this tenderhearted child of hers. Elizabeth is not just addicted to animals however, she is also active in numerous school and other activities. She is in 4H, Girl Scouts, Chorus and Student Council just to name a few. She loves to cook, admitting that Ramen Noodles are her specialty and Tracey says that breakfast in bed is a regular occurrence around their house as Elizabeth likes to cook and bring her mom a feast to get her day started.

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A close family, the three enjoy traveling together, playing board games, decorating for the various seasons and just hanging out enjoying family time. “I want to go to Hawaii because mom and dad got to go and they are so used to me going places they forget that I didn’t go so they’ll mention it sometimes and be like ‘oh yeah you didn’t go’,” said Elizabeth. Now while she may seem the model child Elizabeth readily admits one of her least favorite things to do is homework, a subject upon which neither she nor mom disagree. “It takes time away from my horseback riding,” says Elizabeth. Ok, maybe she whines, just a little, but it’s cute and endearing and the first sign of petulance that has been exhibited and all because she is missing time with her horse. An outside kid, she can bait her own hook and take the fish off too. She says that spring is her favorite season because the weather is neither too hot nor cold and because that is when things are growing and blooming. In a true testament to her

forthrightness Elizabeth admits one of her favorite musicians used to be Miley Cyrus but then she “made bad decisions” and now she does not care for her anymore, preferring country music superstar Taylor Swift instead. She loves old television shows like I Love Lucy, the Brady Bunch and Saved by the Bell which makes mom and dad very happy. “I wish I could say I regret introducing her to Saved by the Bell because I have now had to rewatch each and every season, but if it makes her happy to watch something like that versus what she could be watching then we are happy,” said Tracey. “I would love to meet Lucille Ball if I could choose one person to meet because she is the original Queen of Comedy,” said Elizabeth, admitting that she loves slapstick or physical comedy. She would also like to visit Japan one day because both her great grandmother, Hisayo Cahill, who is now 90, and her grandmother Katy Dasher, were both born in that country. The family attends Savannah Christian Church where they are active parishioners and volunteers. A well rounded young lady, Elizabeth has visited New York City with her grandparents to see Mary Poppins on Broadway and has been to Washington DC to visit the Smithsonian museums. She admits her favorite artist is Vincent Van Gogh because of his vivid colors and his ability to go from dark and dreary to bright and colorful all in one painting. Elizabeth’s favorite color is turquoise, which she just happens to be wearing during the interview. It’s easy to see why anyone in her sphere becomes enchanted with this bright and endearing girl, and proves a continued testament to her quality upbringing and the activeness of her parents and family in her day-to-day life. LCM

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The story of D.C. Miller Nature Preserve and Learning Center, located in Allenhurst, begins on the other side of Liberty County in Riceboro, at what was historically known as the Woodmanston Plantation. In 1765, American naturalist John Bartram discovered the Franklina Altamaha, a previously “lost” flowering tree that is currently extinct in the wild and exists only as an ornamental tree. Due to this discovery, botanists from around the world flocked to the region during the 19th century in search of rare and previously undiscovered plants. Most of these plants were found under the care of the plantation founders youngest son, Louis LeConte. Trained as a medical doctor, LeConte was interested in botany and horticulture as a way to create medications and remedies for his patients. However, this interest developed a botanical and floral garden that became internationally famous. Especially well known for his camellias, some of which reached a height of 15 feet and had trunks over a foot in diameter, LeConte’s botanical gardens measured over an acre and produced a wealth of information about coastal Georgia’s native flora and fauna. Several species of the LeConte camellias can still be found in Allenhurst around the D.C. Miller property. The community of Allenhurst evolved around 1904 when Byers H. Allen built the Allen Lumber Company, just four miles south of Hinesville along the Atlantic Coastline Railroad. A small community evolved and was known as Allenhurst, after the mill owner. A post office was established in 1909.

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In the same year, the Allen Lumber Company was bought out by Ernest V. Dunlevie. He also purchased 200 acres of land from E. P. Miller which became present day Allenhurst, according to the Liberty County Cultural and Historic Affairs Committee. To sustain future growth, Dunlevie built a large mill town with over 100 homes, all of which were connected by wooden boardwalks. The town also had “two swimming pools, a two story hotel, a commissary, a church, a school, a clubhouse, and both a doctor and dentists office,” according to the Liberty County Cultural and Historic Affairs Committee. “The Dunlevie Lumber Company grew into the second largest mill in the Southeastern United States and employed over 1,000 workers,” said Andrew Standard, D.C. Miller Trust Board Member. “The Mill thrived for 20 years until the Great Depression hit, and that became the demise of the large timber industry. Of the 100 or so homes originally constructed, the upscale two story houses were reserved for company executives, of which only six remain. They are easily recognizable on Dunlevie Road, and include Dixie Stables, several private residences and the Dennis and Jan Waters Learning Center. “The Dennis and Jan Waters Learning Center was originally the home of Herbert Dunlevie. The Waters’ donated land and the existing building to the D.C. Miller Trust, which includes the 1400 acre tract that encompassed the original Miller house, which burned in 1989,” said Standard. Restoring the 2500 square foot Herbert Dunlevie House offered many unique challenges: “With only a few pictures and little documentation, the building was

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instead deciphered in order to reveal the changed or missing details that were needed to be restored. Largely, with the assistance of Savannah College of Arts and Design Students the mysteries were uncovered. Porches and stairways had to be torn down. Plumbing, wiring, and new septic systems were added as a modernization (but complimentary) to the original design. Also ramps were added for ADA accessibility. The project was developed with the ability for new uses in mind. The final results changed the single family dwelling into an assembly occupancy where the general public could have access and up to 30 people could congregate/meet at any given time,” said Standard. The D.C. Miller Trust was started by Gloria and Dorothy Miller as a way to protect the lands formerly owned by their family from development. The Board of Trustee’s has a mission to first preserve and protect the property as the Miller sister’s wished and secondly, to share the property via educational 74

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experiences to the youth and adults as one of Liberty County’s great historic sites. The property is currently available for use for photo shoots, weddings, or community meetings. Tours can be arranged for school groups, church groups, or other organizations to see the flora and fauna D.C. Miller has to offer. On the East end of the county, off Islands Highway in Sunbury, rests a historic site with a very different story to tell about early Liberty County and its inhabitants. Seabrook Village is a unique, African-American living history museum, which dedicates itself to telling the story of freed slaves from 1865-1930. The Seabrook and Trade Hill communities were established through federal land grants made possible by General William T. Sherman’s Field Order 15 (1865), a policy that is more commonly known as “forty-acres-and-amule.” Newly freed men settled on the lands they used to work as slaves with the desire to build a better future for themselves and their families. The idea for Seabrook Village began in 1990 when the historic Seabrook School faced demolition. Former students, many of whom were in their 70’s and 80’s, and the community rallied together to save the school which acts as a reminder of faith, hard work, education and selfdetermination for those educated within its walls. Although the initial project was the old school, which was rededicated in October 1991, the Seabrook Village Foundation expanded its vision to include a variety of structures that give a better view into the life of the Seabrook Community. Seabrook Village consists of six structures- the Seabrook School (1991), the Ripley Corn Crib (1992), the Gibbons-Woodard House (1994), the Bowens Barn and Tool Gallery (1994), the Bowens Chicken Coop (1995), the Bowens House (1994), Dorchester Train


Depot ( 1994), the Delegal-Williams House (1996) and the Riceboro Freight and Passenger Depot (1996). “Maintaining the authenticity of the buildings has been an ongoing challenge for Seabrook Village Foundation. Renovations have been made to each of the structures, however, because they are wood, repairs with period materials are often needed to retain the historical significance to recreate the ‘living story,’ said Dr. Mattie Brown, President of the Seabrook Village Foundation Board of Directors. “Several renovations are currently being planned to include repairing the fencing around Seabrook Village, repairing the roof on the Gibbons House, replacing the grape arbor and two gates at the Bowen House and repainting the exterior of the school house,” said Krystal Hart, secretary of the board. These renovations, along with others, will enable the foundation to host events and provide group tours as done in the past. “In the past there have been tasting events, cane grinding, fall festivals, old time Christmas, Halloween hayrides, crab boils, reenactment of ‘old time’ graduations and more,” said Brown. “Growing up in Sunbury, I remember attending summer camp and learning about how my ancestors lived once they became freed slaves. We would sew, cook fried eggs and rice with fatback, grind corn to make grits, prepare flapjacks (pancakes) from scratch, make dolls, wash clothes on a scrubbing board, pump water from a well, etc. for 6 hours a day! I can’t believe I had that much fun without technology or air conditioning,” reminisced Hart. The old school and property have long been considered the epicenter of the Seabrook and Trade Hill communities because of the inspiration that was drawn from having the opportunity to learn. The school was considered a “vehicle of change” for the community members. “The property and Seabrook Community are reminders of a time of major accomplishments in the African American community. A time when excuses were not acceptable. Hence, the theme at Seabrook is ‘Makin’ Do.’ The people of that time had much pride, love and joy in what they had. This is why the Seabrook School is at the heart of the community even now,” said Brown. Seabrook Village Foundation is a group of relatives, community workers, and volunteers with an interest in the Seabrook community. Sharing a common goal of

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preserving the history of African-American people that lived on Liberty County’s coast and wanting to preserve and share that story is what drives the Seabrook Village Foundation. In order for the Seabrook mission to be realized, it will take the community- families, schools, civic groups, government, and businesses to get involved by make a commitment to the cause. “This property is important to Liberty County because it is actually a snapshot of how life was shortly after blacks were freed. The homes of some of my family members are located on the property. My grandparents attended the school as children and are still together after 61 years of marriage! It is amazing to see how far we have come, and personally, it’s motivation for me to continue achieving great things for our community,” said Hart. LCM

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Liberty County Historic Sites Liberty County Historic Sites Historic Liberty Trail: Several of the county’s historic sites are linked by the Liberty Trail. These unique sites offer visitors the opportunity to experience nature, culture and American history. Brochures that detail the trail’s destinations with brief descriptions of the sites are available at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, www.discoverlibertyga. com for information. Dorchester Academy and Museum of African-American History Where: 8787 East Oglethorpe Highway, Midway When: The academy is open year-round Contact: 912-884-2347 Admission: No fee; donations are welcome The former school, which was founded by the American Missionary Society soon after the Civil War to educate African-Americans, was named one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Sites by the National Trust for Historic Preservation a few years ago. The academy operated until 1940 and then became a cooperative to help area residents with farming, economic and household issues. Its most recent historical role was as a sit6e for civil rights movements. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. planned his campaign to integrate Birmingham during meetings there in the mid-1960s. The Dorchester Improvement Association is spearheading the effort to restore Dorchester Academy to its past glory and conducts annual fundraisers, the biggest of which is the annual Walk to Dorchester, usually held in mid-June. The walk retraces the average distance students had to walk to attend the school. Dorchester Village Civic Center Where: 1804 Islands Highway, Midway When: Available year-round for rental on occasions such as banquets, weddings and/or receptions, family reunions, business and club meetings, birthday parties, conferences and other events. Contact: 912-884-3342 Cost: Rental fees vary This recently restored 1938 school-house is located off of I-95. It features 7,400 square feet, including an auditorium, five classrooms, a full kitchen and an outdoor pavilion. The schoolhouse, originally built in 1927, consolidated the schools at Sunbury, Colonels Island, Riceboro and Jackson Chapel. That building burned and the school was rebuilt in 1938. It served grades one through seven until 1951, when it was closed. On Feb. 4, 1958, the Liberty County Board of Education sold the property for $10 to the nonprofit Dorchester Civic Center, Inc. Over the years the building fell into a state of disrepair and was closed due to the hazardous conditions. In 2008, Dorchester Civic Center, Inc. reactivated and began an effort to restore the historic building so it could again become a vital part of the community. The renovation was completed in 2010. Seabrook Village Where: 660 Trade Hill Road, Sunbury When: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm Contact: 912-884-7008 Seabrook Village is an African-American living history museum. The Seabrook community was established through federal land grants made possible by Gen. William T. Sherman’s Field Order 15 in 1865, a policy that came to be known as “40 acres and a mule.” The village, which features eight turn-of-the-century buildings, is dedicated to the authentic portrayal of rural African-American culture from 1865-1930. The interactive historic site includes a one-room schoolhouse and demonstrations of meal grinding, hand-hewn furniture and washing clothes on a scrub board. The village is run by a foundation of community members. Liberty County Magazine

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Liberty County Historic SitesL FORT MORRIS: Where: 2559 Fort Morris Road, Midway When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm Contact: 912-884-5999 Admission: $2.75 - $4 per person; group rates are available with advance notice When the continental Congress convened in 1776, the delegates recognized the importance of a fort to protect Georgia’s coast from the English navy. A low bluff on the Medway River near the seaport of Sunbury was fortified and garrisoned by 200 patriots. The fort protected Georgia during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Today, visitors can stand within earthworks from the War of 1812 and view scenic St. Catherin’s Sound. In the museum, exhibits describe the once bustling colonial port at Sunbury that was larger than Savannah.

LeConte-Woodmanston Rice Plantation and Botanical Gardens Where: 4918 Barrington Ferry Road, Riceboro When: Tours are by appointment, from 10am – 3pm, Tuesday-Sunday Contact: 912-884-6500 or www.leconte-woodmanston.org Admission: $2 per person, $5 per family; special group rates available Woodmanston Plantation was established by John Eatton LeConte in 1760 and by 1774, it was the largest rice plantation in Liberty County. Now, 63 acres of the former 3,356-acre LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation has sprouted into a restored version of the colonial operation. While none of the plantation’s buildings remain, the site in Bulltown Swamp is a natural wonder with interpretive signs marking trails and the restored formal garden. In July 2010, portions of LeConte were closed due to a lack of funds, and the site’s hours of operation now are by appointment only. Those who set up tours still can meander down the nature trail along the ridge of one of the many dams built by slave labor in the 1770’s. The dams were used for rice cultivation and many of the trunks, necessary to control the movement of water, have been rebuilt and replaced. Melon Bluff Nature and Heritage Preserve Where: 2999 Islands Highway, Midway When: Open only by appointment for horseback riders or day-users in groups of six or more. Contact: 912-880-4500 or www.melonbluff.com Admission: Day-use park entry $3 per person, $15 per horse. This 5,000-acre stretch of land has a rich history and a bounty of historic treasures. Once the home of Native Americans, Spanish settlers sailed up the tidal creeks in 1526 – 39 years before they founded St. Augustine. With the Spaniards came African slaves, making this the entry port for some of the first slaves in America. The English occupied the area in the 1730s, creating several plantations including Melon Bluff. Remnants of this culture are still present in Melon Bluff’s abandoned rice fields and old ferry road. Along with a forest of native plants, Melon bluff is home to 309 species of birds, including wild turkeys, owls, woodpeckers, marsh birds, pelicans, painted buntings, hummingbirds, osprey and cardinals. The nature center also hosts a number of interactive education programs and day events. Fort Stewart Museum Where: 2022 Frank Cochran Drive, building T904, 2 When: 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sundays, Mondays and federal holidays. Contact: 912-767-7885 Admission: Free The military history of Coastal Georgia comes alive at the Fort Stewart Museum, which chronicles the stories of Fort Stewart and the 3rd Infantry division from their origins to the present. In addition to showcasing the artifacts and service of the 3rd Infantry Division – the famed “Rock of the Marne” – the museum also highlights the early days of camp Stewart. Furthermore, it offers a look at the towns absorbed when the federal government bought the land that became the sprawling base in 1940. 78

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itesLiberty County Historic Sites Fort Stewart Museum Continued... The museum pays tribute to the 24th Infantry Division that called Stewart home from 1974 to 1996. Information about the base’s change from the Taro Leaf to the Rock of the Marne also is provided. There is an exhibit of the 3rd ID’s march to Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Special exhibits focus on 1st Lt. Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier of WWII, and Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, who was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for action in Iraq in 2003. Smith is the division’s most recent Medal of Honor recipient. Midway Museum Where: martin Road and Route 17 South When: 10am-4pm, Tuesday – Saturday Contact: 912-884-5837 or www.themidwaymuseum.org Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors (62 and above), $3 students (K-12th grade), preschool children free, prearranged group rates available, military $1 off discount. Patterned after a raised, cottage-style house typical in the 18th century, the museum is a replica but holds authentic pieces and a wealth of information. The museum was built in 1957 and has been gathering artifacts, documents, pictures and furnishing since then. Several special days are held at the museum each year, including the annual Christmas tea. In late 2009, a new collection opened featuring documents and household items from the Charles Colcock Jones family, whose letters became the basis for “The Children of Pride,” a compilation about life on Southern plantations in the mid-1800s. Next door to the museum is the Midway Congregational Church, built in 1792. The church is a classic example of a colonial house of worship with neither electricity nor plumbing. The nearby cemetery was established in the 1700s by Puritan settlers. Many famous Liberty Countians are buried there. About 300 of the 1,200 graves still bear their original markers, while others crumbled or were destroyed by Northern troops who used the cemetery as a cattle pen during the Civil War. Geechee Kunda Cultural Arts Center and Museum Where: 622 Ways Temple Road, Riceboro When: 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday Contact: 912-884-4440, jim@bacote.com Admission: No fee; donations accepted. Geechee Kunda is located on lands where the rice, cotton and indigo producing Retreat Plantation once stood. The center was created as a means of contributing to efforts to preserve and perpetuate the knowledge of important Africa cultural elements in the United States. In addition to permanent and rotating exhibits, the center’s year-round activities include classes, workshops demonstrations and lectures covering a broad spectrum of subjects that allow visitors to explore various aspects of continental and diaspora African culture. Exhibits feature artifacts from Africa and this area, some dating back to the 1700s, including authentic slavery artifacts, Geechee relics and Jim Crow-era memorabilia. The center also has a gallery and gift ship that stocks merchandise such as books, textile, artifacts and crafts.

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Accounting The Bookkeeper of Savannah LLC 123 East Montgomery Crossroad Savannah, GA 31406 (912) 354-2205 www.savannahbookkeeper.com

Advertising/Web Design Boost by Design 111 East Mills Avenue Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 445-2359/386-1133 www.boostbydesign.com

Architecture Bryant Associates, Architects 1729 Mount Vernon Rd., Ste 100 Atlanta, GA 30338 (770) 522-0720

Artist Ashley Kukula Cuevas (315) 447-2528 www.ashleykukulacuevas.wordpress. com

Attorney at Law Arnold, Stafford & Randolph 128 S. Main St. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-4529 http://www.coastallawyers.com John Pirkle - Attorney 120 South Commerce Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-3111 http://www.pirklelaw.com Jones, Osteen, Jones P.O. Box 800 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 876-0111 www.jojlaw.com Osteen & Osteen P. O. Box 1309 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 877-2211 www.osteenandosteen.com Ratcliffe & Smith, P.C. P. O. Box 469 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 369-8000 Register Law Firm 410-A General Screven Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-8888 www.registerlawfirm.com 84

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Automotive: Paint & Body

Muse Collision, Inc. 14 Brights Lake Road Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 408-7246 www.musecollision.com

Ward’s Auto Painting & Body 3643 Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-9273 www.wardsautopainting.net

Southeast Auto Service, LLC 104-B Carter Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-4280 www.southeastautoservice.com

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Enterprise Rent A Car 633 East Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-2117 www.enterprise.com Savannah Car Rentals of Hinesville 1009 E. Oglethrope Hwy Flemington, GA 31313 (912) 370-1169 www.savannahcarrentals.com

Automotive: Sales Liberty Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Inc. 750 West Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-5129 www.libertychryslerdodgejeep.com M & M Motors 730 W Oglethorpe Highway Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-7433 www.mandmmotors.com Mike Reed Chevrolet 1559 East Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 876-2121 www.mikereedchevy.com Patriot Auto Sales & Title Pawn 845 E.G. Miles Parkway Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 320-4454 Vaden Nissan of Hinesville 1009 E Oglethorope Hwy. Flemington, GA 31313 (912) 368-1680 www.vadennissanofhinesville.com

Automotive: Service & Repair Mach 1 Body Shop 701 Courtland Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-5500

L.A.A.C. Cakes Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 980-6880 Southern Sweets Cafe & Bakery 3707 E. Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-2232 www.southernsweetscafeandbakery.com

Band 3rd Class Citizens Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 977-3895 www.3rdclasscitizens.com The Coey Jones Band Fort Stewart, GA 31315 (910) 224-1256 www.reverbnation.com/coeyjones

Bank Coastal Bank 101 West Hendry St. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-2265 www.thecoastalbank.com Heritage Bank P. O. Box 1009 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 368-3332 www.the-heritage-bank.com S Bank 119 E. General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-5050 www.sbank.com South Georgia Bank P.O. Box 38 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 408-1051 www.southgabank.com


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Presidential Kuts 9754 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. Midway, GA 31320 (912) 880-1444

Jeff's Candy Kitchen and Bake Shoppe 112 S. Commerce Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-0700 www.jeffscandykitchen.com

Barter Association NuBarter, Inc. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 980-2141 www.nubarter.com

Blood Donation The Blood Alliance 7135 Hodgson Memorial Drive Suite 14A Savannah, GA 31406 (912) 355-0271 www.igiveblood.com

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Carpet/Flooring Sales Brinkley's Floor Covering, Inc. 312 South Main St. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-7878

Cellular Provider Alltel 229 W. General Screven Way, Ste J Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 332-7723 http://www.thewirelessco.net/alltel. html

My Child's Bookshelf 80 Hughes Drive Midway, GA 31320 (912) 271-8890 www.mychildsbookshelf.com

Alltel Wireless 552 W Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 202-6111 www.alltelwireless.com

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AT&T Prime Commuications 319 General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-3270 www.primecomms.com

Auntie B’s Inflatable Fun Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 321-9147

Bridal Shop Colonial Bridal, Floral & Gift Gallery 413 S. Main St. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-2088 www.facebook.com/carlascolonialbridal

Building Supplies / Hardware Harris Ace Hardware 1012 W. Oglethorpe Highway Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-2147 www.facebook.com/harrishardware

Business Management Consultant Strategic Business Solutions Unlimited, Inc. 425 West Oglethorpe Highway Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-3475 www.creatingbusinesssolutions.com

Cellular Accessories Wireless Plus 946 E.G. Miles Pkwy., Suite 103 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 332-5024

Chemical Manufacturing Chemtall / SNF Holding Company One Chemical Plant Road Riceboro, GA 31323 (912) 884-3366 www.snfinc.com

Children's Entertainment Jump N' Jacks 109 Interchange Drive Richmond Hill, GA 31324 (912) 459-1555 www.jumpnjacksga.com

Chiropractic Advanced Chiropractic Center 514 E. G. Miles Parkway Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-2225 www.chiropractorsinhinesville.com

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Liberty Co. Clinic of Chiropractic 951 EG Miles Parkway Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-4002 www.libertyccc.com

Church Connection Church 116 Patriots Trail Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-6121 www.connectionchurch.com Flemington Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 341 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 876-2706 Full Gospel Tabernacle COGIC 809 Frank Cochran Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-3044 Hinesville First United Methodist Church 203 N. Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-2200 www.hinesvillemethodist.com Live Oak Church of God 296 Live Oak Church Rd. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-8769 www.liveoakchurch.org Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 1370 Shaw Road Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-6379 www.mtzionministries.net Mt. Zion Memorial Chapel 146 Ralph Quarterman Dr. Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 977-6480 Pastor Richard D. Hayes Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 977-6725 www.newdayoutreachministry.org

Cleaning Service Tidy Hands Cleaning Service Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 492-4231 Williams Cleaning Service, Inc. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 572-8024

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Concrete Argos Ready Mix 60 Leroy Coffer Highway Midway, GA 31320 (912) 368-3006 Coastal Concrete SE, Inc. 118 Pipe Makers Circle, Sutie 100 Pooler, GA 31322 (912) 210-2078 www.coastalconcrete.com Mobile Concrete, Inc. P. O. Box 386 Allenhurst, GA 31301 (912) 368-9333

Construction / Contractors D&J Construction Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-2133 Fastenal 229 W General Screven Way Suite M3 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-8152 www.fastenal.com J M Allen Construction, INC. 441 Bell Road Ludowici , GA 31316 (912) 256-1743 Mungo Homes 1047 Marne Boulevard Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-1411 www.mungo.com/SavannahHinesville/ Pooler-GA

Southern Rental 838 E.G. Miles Pkwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-6881

Country Club/Golf Course Cherokee Rose Country Club 223 Cherokee Trail Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-5503

Credit Unions GeoVista Federal Credit Union P.O. Box 132 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 368-2477 www.geovistacu.com

Dental: General Midway Family Dental 28 Butler Ave Midway, GA 31320 (912) 880-2288 www.midwaydentist.com Robert Simmons, Jr., D.D.S PC 101 East General Stewart Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-3333 Townsend Family Dental Center 767 Frank Cochran Drive, Suite 102 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-6453 www.townsendfamilydentalcenter.com

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Interstate Credit Union 11199 East Oglethorpe Highway Midway, GA 31320 (912) 884-2754 www.iufcu.org

Coastal Endodontic 111 East Mills Avenue Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 756-5960 www.coastalendo.net

Navy Federal Credit Union 790 Frank Cochran Hwy., Ste 107 Hinesville, GA 31313 (888) 842-6328 www.navyfederal.org

Southern Georgia Oral Surgery 604 W. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 408-7100 www.southerngeorgiaoms.com

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Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center Of GA 510 Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-7546 www.gaderm.com

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Parrish Construction Group 221 Industrial Park Drive Perry, GA 31069 (478) 987-5544 www.parrishconstruction.com

Inspirations Performance Studio 4215 W. Oglethorpe Hwy Allenhurst, GA 31301 (912) 332-4462 www.inspirationsperformance.com

Ardyss Independent Distribution / Rottweiler Vending Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-4282 www.ardysslife.com/kbell

Slade Sikes Inc. 229 W General Screven Way Suite M-4 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 657-0005

Dancing Unlimited 1661 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 312-3178

Organo Gold International - Jerry Ross Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 977-5029 www.jrexpresscoffee.organogold.com

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South Tattnall Construction, Inc. G5000 Hero Road Fort Stewart, GA 31315 (912) 877-2171

Little Miracles Daycare Learning Center 200 Brantley Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-3040

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Environmental Consultants

245 Dorsey Road Walthourville, GA 31333 (912) 876-4904 www.liberty.k12.ga.us/LCCA

Arrowood Environmental Group, Inc. P.O. Box 61237 Savannah, GA 31420 (912) 660-5065 www.arrowoodenv.com

Liberty Co. Board of Education 200 Bradwell Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-2161 www.liberty.k12.ga.us

Liberty Co. High School 3216 East Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-4316 www.liberty.k12.ga.us/LCHS/

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Education

AASU - Liberty Center 740 E. General Stewart Way Suite 210 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-1905 www.armstrong.edu Columbia College 100 Knowledge Drive, Suite 147 Fort Stewart, GA 31314 (912) 877-3406 http://www.ccis.edu/nationwide/main. asp?ftstewart Savannah Technical College 501 A General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-8324 www.sav.tec.org Troy State University 7395 Hodgson Memorial Drive Suite 100 Savannah, GA 31409 (912) 921-1705 www.troy.edu University of Phoenix 8001 Chatham Center Drive Suite 200 Savannah, GA 31405-7400 (912) 344-0798 www.phoenix.edu/corp/apcabral

Education: High School Bradwell Institute 100 Pafford St. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-6121 www.liberty.k12.ga.us/dnn/bi/en-us/ home.aspx

First Presbyterian Christian Academy 308 East Court Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-0441 www.fpcahinesville.com

Electrical Dee’s Electrical 1329 W. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-2887

Emergency Services Air Evac Lifeteam 148 Peachtree Street Jesup, GA 31545 (912) 530-7522 www.lifeteam.net Liberty Co. EMA 100 Liberty Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-2201 www.libertycountyga.com/index. php?option=com_content&task=view &id=43&Itemid=117 Liberty Regional EMS, Inc. P.O. Box 115 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 369-9420 www.libertyregional.org/getpage. php?name=ems

Engineering P. C. Simonton & Associates, Inc. P. O. Box 649 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 368-5212 www.pcsimonton.com T.R. Long Engineering, P.C. 114 North Commerce St. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-5664

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Dog Boarding/Training

Lena Mae’s Catering Midway, GA 31320 (904) 536-4031 Metz Culinary Management 462 E. G. Miles Pkwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-9423 Paul Kennedy Catering P.O. Box 2071 Savannah, GA 31402 (912) 964-9604 www.paulkennedycatering.com Simply Unique Catering P.O. Box 2167 Richmond Hill, GA 31324 (912) 756-3425 Southern Image Catering & Eatery 3881 HWY 17 Richmond Hill, GA 31324 (912) 756-2224 www.southernimagecatering.com

Event Services: Décor & Supplies The Shower Store, LLC 438-A General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 675-0591 www.theshowerstorellc.com

Event Services: Event Planner Tequilla & Tangerines Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 320-4167 Well Put Together Events Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 320-8864

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Event Services: Rentals

Spanish Moss Rentals & Party Supplies, Inc. 980 S. US Hwy. 301 Jesup, GA 31546 (912) 385-2668 www.facebook.com/ SpanishMossRentalsPartySuppliesInc

Event Services: Venue Celebration Castle 217 Lee Place Road Ludowici, GA 31316 (912) 977-4210 www.celebrationcastle.com

Farm Brewer Christmas Tree Farm 1067 Robert Hill Road Midway, GA 31320 (912) 884-5292 www.brewerchristmastreefarm.com Relaford Organics 2270 South Coastal Highway Riceboro, GA 31323 (912) 572-5186

Fence Hinesville Fence EBG, LLC Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-3314 www.hinesvillefencega.com

Financial Services 1st Franklin Financial 755 West Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-4428 www.1ffc.com Country Financial 808 W. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-6169 www.countryfinancial.com Edward Jones 322 North Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-4850 www.edwardjones.com Graddy & Associates Financial Group 101 N Main Street, Suite A Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 876-2130 www.graddyfiancial.com

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Heritage Group 300 South Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 408-6521 www.the-heritage-group.net

Gibson Home Store 1122 West Oglethorpe Highway Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-6250 www.gibsonshomestore.com

Omni Financial 447 W. General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-6664 www.militaryloans.com

HomeSmart 527 W Ogelthorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-1010 www.shophomesmart.com

Patriot Loan Company 230 W. General Screven Way Suite 110 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-3730 www.patriotloanco.com

USA Discounters 147 W. Hendry Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (757) 368-3300 www.usadiscounters.net

Pioneer Services 103 W. General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-4910 www.askpioneer.com

Florist/Nursery Colonial Bridal, Floral & Gift Gallery 413 S. Main St. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-2088 www.facebook.com/ ColonialFloralandGift Stacy's Florist 69 Old Sunbury Road Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-3343 www.stacysflorist.com

Furniture Badcock Furniture 104 Sandy Run Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-9229 www.badcock.com Farmers Home Furniture 764 W. Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-6722 www.farmershomefurniture.com Freedom Furniture & Electronics 229 W. General Screven Way, Suite M2 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-9416 www.shopfreedom.com/hinesville

Gold Buyers G and H Jewelers 4161 W. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 275-1605 www.facebook.com/gandhjewelers Gold Kings LLC 933 EG Miles Pkwy Suite 104 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-4653 www.goldkingsonline.com

Government Liberty Co. Board of Commissioners Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-2164 www.libertycountyga.com Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission 100 Main Street, Suite 7520 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 408-2030 www.thelcpc.org

Government Contractors BAE Systems 740 General Stewart Way, Ste 107 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-4044 www.baesystems.com Crew Contracting 229 General Screven Way, Suite S Hinesville, GA 31313 (727) 204-9581


Le' Jolie Hair & Tanning Salon 2363 W Hwy 196 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-7700 www.facebook.com/lejoliesalon Tameika Allen Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 980-5092 Tanglez on Main 129 S. Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-4247 www.facebook.com/tanglezonmain

Health Care Services

Best Care Home Health P.O. Box 1511 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 368-5477 www.bestcarehealthcenter.com Coastal Home Care, Inc. 531 South Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 332-1327 www.coastalhomecare.us Diversity Health Center 1113 Oglethorpe Highway Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-2227 St. Joseph's / Candler Home Health Care 401 North Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-5064 www.sjchs.org/homehealth WellCare 1000 Business Center Drive Savannah, GA 31405 (912) 790-5637 www.wellcare.com

Heating / Air Conditioning Aire Serv. Heating & Air 144B Martin L King Jr. Dr. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-8411 www.hinesville.aireserv.com Coastal Cooling LLC Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-6387

Coastal Georgia Mechanical, LLC 9754-A E. Oglethorpe Hwy Midway, GA 31320 (912) 884-4343 www.coastalgeorgiamechanical.com

Home Repair A.J. Hebert’s Services P.O. Box 2325 Richmond Hill, GA 31324 (912) 271-7312 www.ajheberts-services.com Scott Home Improvement 752 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 271-8608 www.scotthomeimprovement.com

Hospice Hospice of South Georgia, Inc. 1625 Sunset Boulevard Jesup, GA 31545 (912) 588-0080 www.hospicesoga.org Hospice Savannah, Inc 1674 Chatham Parkway Savannah, GA 31416 (912) 355-2289 www.hospicesavannah.org

Hospital Liberty Regional Medical Center P. O. Box 919 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 369-9400 www.libertyregional.org St. Joseph/Candler Hospital 11705 Mercy Blvd. Savannah, GA 31419 (912) 819-4100 www.sjchs.org

Hotel/Motel America’s Best Value Inn 706 E Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-4466 www.abvihinesville.com Budget Inn 744 E Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-3596

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Hair Salon

Country Inn & Suites 742 General Stewart Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-7777 www.countryinns.com/hinesvillega Fairfield Inn & Suites 1494 E. Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-2003 www.marriott.com/FairfieldInn IHG Army Hotel Fort Stewart 304 COE Ave #4951 Fort Stewart, GA 31314 (912) 368-4184 LaQuinta Inn & Suites 1740 E. Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-3000 www.LQ.com Liberty Inn & Suites 213 W. General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-2124 Quality Suites 70 Wallace Martin Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-3000 www.choicehotels.com Travelodge 738 E Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-4146 www.travelodge.com Welcome Inn & Suites 1125 Kelly Dr. # 76 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-3594 www.welcomeinnhinesville.com

Housing Columns at Independence Place 501 Burke Dr. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 320-4788 www.columnsapartments.com/ thecolumnsatindependenceGA/ Hinesville Housing Authority 301 Olive Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-6561 www.hinesvillehousingauthority.com

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Industry ELAN Technology 169 Elan Court Midway, GA 31320 (912) 880-3526 www.elantechnology.com Georgia Transmission Corp. 2100 East Exchange Place Tucker, GA 30085 (770) 270-7741 www.gatrans.com Hugo Boss 270 Elan Court Midway, GA 31320 (912) 880-5200 International Greetings USA 338 Industrial Boulevard Midway, GA 31320 (912) 884-9727 www.giftwrapcompany.com Target DC-T3808 1247 Sunbury Rd. Midway, GA 31320 (912) 880-6002 The Tire Rack, Inc. 370 Sunbury Rd. Midway, GA 31320 (912) 884-6555 www.tirerack.com

Martin Insurance Agency, Inc. 206 North Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-5115 www.martininsuranceagency.net Purchasing Alliance Solutions 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite C 200 Marietta, GA 30068 800-782-8254 www.purchasingalliance.com State Farm - Melissa Carter Ray Agency 119 Ryon Avenue Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-6729 www.hinesvilleinsurance.com State Farm Insurance - Adam Herndon 790 Frank Cochran Drive, Ste 105 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-2159 Walker Insurance Agency P. O. Box 528 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 876-7199 www.walkerinsurancehinesville.com

Interior Design

Waltrich Plastic Corp Of GA 3005 Airport Road Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-9341 www.waltrich.com

Sassafras Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 977-3393 www.sassafrasinteriors.com

Insurance

G and H Jewelers 4161 W. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 275-1605 www.facebook.com/gandhjewelers

AAA South 2200 Northlake Parkway,Ste 129 Tucker, GA 30084 (770) 723-8025 www.aaa.com Holtzman Insurance Agency 1146 E.G. Miles Pkwy, Suite 104 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-2600 www.fortstewart.com Joseph Grant State Farm Agency 101 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-0073

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Jewelry Store

Origami Owl by Charmed Perfections 304 Quail Run Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 492-9007 www.charmedperfection.com Thomas Hill Jewelers 110 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Suite 1A Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-6036 www.thomashilljewelers.com

Law Enforcement Liberty County Sheriff's Office P.O. Box 439 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 876-2131 www.libertyso.com

Lawn Care C.A. Sittle, Inc. 1102 Ruben Wells Road Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 269-0684 www.landscapehinesville.com Carter Land Service, LLC 805 Macon Street Jesup, GA 31545 (912) 530-6652 www.carterlandservices.com

Library Live Oak Public Libraries 236 Memorial Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-4003 www.liveoakpl.org

Make-up Artist J. Ford Creations Make-up Studio Ludowici, GA 31316 (912) 532-0953 www.makeupbyjford.wix/ makeupbyjford

Marketing / Advertising

Comcast Spotlight 230 Summer Hill Way Richmond Hill, GA 31324 (912) 484-0186 www.comcastspotlight.com/markets/ savannah D Brown Creative Group P.O. Box 836 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 312-1123 www.DBrownCreatvieGroup.com Hibu 229 Merchants Way Brunswick, GA 31525 (912) 321-9040 www.hibu.com Southern Digital Display 101 Carrick Way Macon, GA 31210 (404) 290-7221


Ease the Pain Massage Clinic 111E Ryon Ave. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 980-6205 www.etpmclinic.com Hinesville Day Spa & Salon 951 E.G. Miles Parkway Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-2206 www.hinesvilledayspa.com Studio K Massage & Bodywork 1060 Hwy 196 West Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 403-9500 www.studiok.abmp.com

Moody Mortgage Corporation 108B Commerce Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-3980 www.moodymortgage.com Supreme Lending 210 N. Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-4000 www.supremelending.com Veteran’s United Home Loans 808 W. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 335-8591 www.VALoansSavannah.com

Municipality

Yu Spa & Massage 576-B W. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-0488 www.yuspaandmassage.com

City of Flemington P. O. Box 46 Hinesville , GA 31310 (912) 877-3223 www.flemingtonga.com

Medical Billing

City of Hinesville 115 East M. L. King, Jr. Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-3564 www.cityofhinesville.org

South Georgia Medical Billing, LLC PO Box 1522 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 368-7462 www.sgmb.net

Medical Supplies Jones Medical Equipment 481 EG Miles Parkway, Suite B Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-3202 www.jonesmedicalga.com

Military Discounts Military Deals and Discounts.com 1661 E. Oglethorpe Hwy Suite H Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 432-7618 www.militarydealsanddiscounts.com

Mortgage Lender

City of Midway P. O. Box 125 Midway, GA 31320 (912) 884-3344 www.historicmidway.com City of Riceboro P. O. Box 269 Riceboro, GA 31323 (912) 884-2986 www.cityofriceboro.com City of Walthourville 222 Busbee Rd. Walthourville, GA 31333 (912) 368-7501 www.cityofwalthourville.com

Ag South Mortgage 439 Clark Street Midway, GA 31320 (912) 884-5644 www.agsouthmortgages.com

Town of Allenhurst 4063 W. Oglethorpe Highway Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-2180

Dove Mortgage Inc. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-8296 www.dovemortgageinc.com

Satin Sax Co. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 269-1013 www.satinsax.com

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Natural / Organic Food Farmer's Natural Foods 754 E.G. Miles Pkwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-7803 www.farmersnaturalfoods.com Foods of the Farm 11239 Oglethorpe Hwy. Midway, GA 31320 (912) 884-3233 www.foodsofthefarm.com

Newspaper Publishing Coastal Courier P. O. Box 498 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 876-0156 www.thecoastalcourier.com

Non-Profits American Cancer Society 6600 Abercorn Street Suite 206 Savannah, GA 31405 (912) 355-5196 www.cancer.org American Diabetes Association 5105 Paulsen Drive, Suite C 236 Savannah, GA 31405 (912) 353-8110 www.diabetes.org AUSA of The Coastal Empire P.O. Box 1765 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 977-1077 www.ausa.org Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Coastal Empire 428 Bull St. Suite 203 Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 233-7669 www.bbscoastalempire.org Boy Scouts of America, Council of the Coastal Empire, 11900 Abercorn Street Savannah, GA 31419 (912) 927-7272 www.bsasavannah.org DIsabled American Veterans Chapter #46 1113 E. Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-2546 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/ ga/46/default.aspx Liberty County Magazine

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Dorchester Improvement Association P.O. Box 51 Midway , GA 31320 (912) 369-3407 www.dorchesteracademy.com Dorchester Village Civic Center P.O. Box 263 Midway, GA 31320 (912) 884-3342 www.dorchesterciviccenter.com East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 P.O. Box 516 Riceboro, GA 31323 (912) 980-5204 www. sites.google.com/site/ eastlibertyalpost321 Flawlezz Ryderz Car Club Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 610-4767 www.flawlezzryderz618.com/ Hinesville-Chapter.html Guardian’s in Action Ludowici, GA 31316 (504) 344-4269 www.guardiansnaction.org Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire 115 W. Hendry Street, Suite 18A Liberty Square Shopping Center Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-5647 www.goodwillsavannahga.org Gum Branch Volunteer Fire Department 7199 Hwy 196 W Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-8181 www.gbfes.org Hinesville Area Arts Council 102 Commerce Street Hinesville, GA 31313 www.hinesvillearts.com Hinesville Hurricanes Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 269-0830 www. Hinesvillehurricanes.com I.T.P.A. 438 W. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 408-4872 www.nationalitpa.com

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Liberty Co. Republican Party 16 Honeybee Lane Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 977-1955 Liberty County Historical Society 100 Commerce St Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 977-3282 www. libertyhistory.org Liberty Humane Shelter P.O. Box 1481 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 876-3647 Liberty Independent Troop 100 Commerce Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-3831 Marne Community & Spouses Club P.O. Box 3119 Fort Stewart, GA 31315 (804) 896-0335 www.marnecommunityclub.com Nu Rho Omega Chapter AKA P.O. Box 423 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-3407 www.nurhoomega.org Project Reach G.A.N.G. 8606 EB Cooper Highway Riceboro, GA 31323 (912) 977-3951 www.projectreachgang.com Rotary P.O. Box 531 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 977-5440 www.rotary6920.org Score-Service Corps Of Retired Executives 111 East Liberty Street Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 652-4335 www.scoresav.org Senior Citizens, Inc. 3025 Bull Street Savannah, GA 31405 (912) 877-0056 www.seniorcitizens-inc.org

Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Coastal Georgia Affiliate 2250 E. Victory Drive Savannah, GA 31404 (912) 232-2535 www.komencoastalgeorgia.org Tri-County Protective Shelter P.O. Box 1937 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 368-8668 United Military Care 400 N. Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-1340 www.unitedmilitarycare.org United Way of Liberty County P. O. Box 655 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 368-4282 www.uwce.org Veteran’s of Foreign Wars 931 Hwy 196 W Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-6602 Wreaths for Warrior Walk P.O. Box 3522 Fort Stewart, GA 31315 (912) 977-0213 www.facebook.com/ wreaths4warriorswalk

Office Supplies Automated Business Resources 15 Chatham Center Center, South Savannah, GA 31405 (912) 527-7777 www.abr1.com VIP Office Furniture & Supply P. O. Box 1190 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 877-5209 www.vipoffice.com

Optometric Southeastern Eye Center 345 Lindquist , Bldg. 71 Fort Stewart, GA 31314 (912) 876-1101 www.southeasterneye.com


Coastal Georgia Adventures, LLC 30 Yellow Bluff Road Midway, GA 31320 (912) 429-0237 www.captainwilbill.com

Package Store One Stop Package 760 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-8066 www.facebook.com/ OneStopPackageHinesville

Paint Store Sherwin-Williams Company 1030 W. Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-3367 www.sherwin-williams.com

Pawn Shop Gold & Silver Pawn 501-H General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-6580

Personal Safety Products Damsel in Defense Fort Stewart, GA 31315 (912) 332-3752 www.mydamselpro.net/PROTECTOR

Pest Control Great Southern Exterminating P.O. Box 43 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 876-5010 www.great-southern-exterminating. com Terminix 421 Page Place Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 871-6316 www.terminix.com Yates-Astro Termite & Pest Control 610 East Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-5088 www.yates-astro.com

Pet Groomer La Maison Du Caniche Inc. 988 Pineland Avenue Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-5165

Pharmacy Coastal Discount Pharmacy P. O. Box 3 Midway, GA 31320 (912) 884-9255 Hinesville Pharmacy 481 EG Miles Parkway, Suite A Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-8125

Photography Back Down Memory Lane, LLC P.O. Box 718 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 572-2797 www.kaytrunacurts.smugsmug.com/ backdownmemorylane.org KC Photography Ludowici, GA 31316 (253) 320-0916 www.koralcoonphotography.zenfolio. com

Physical Fitness Curves 230 General Screven Way Ste 106 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-6615 YMCA of Coastal GA 201 Mary Lou Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-9622 www.ymcaofcoastalga.org

Physical Therapy/ Rehabilitation Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia 475 S. Main Street, Suite A Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 427-0800 www.bjisg.com Concentra Physical Therapy 1146 E. G. Miles Pkwy., Ste. 103 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-9355 www.concentraphysicaltherapy.com Spine & Sport 740 General Stewart Way Suite 109 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-1078 www.spinesport.org

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Outdoor Recreation/ Hunting

West Rehab & Sports Medicine 475 South Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-4131 www.westrehab.com

Physicians: Cardiology Liberty Cardiology 455 South Main Street, Suite 205 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-5620

Physicians: Family Practice Liberty Family Medicine 455 S Main Street Suite 204 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-5644

Physicians : General Allied Health Systems 455 South Main Street, Ste 103 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 408-6868

Physicians : General Surgery Southeast Georgia Surgery 455 S Main Street Suite 102 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-5505

Physicians: Internal Medicine Dr. Wumi Oguntunmibi 508 E.G. Miles Parkway Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-5864

Physicians: OB/GYN Comprehensive OB/GYN Health Center, Inc. 455 S. Main Street, Suite 202 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-2228 www.comprehensiveobgynga.com Dr. Zorana Sifford, MD 455 South Main Street Suite 202 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-2228

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Physicians: Optometry/ Opthamology Georgia Eye Institute of the Southeast, LLC 741 Weeping Willow Dr. Ste A Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-2522 www.gaeyeinstitute.com

Physicians: Orthopedic Liberty Orthopedics Sports Medicine 455 S. Main St. Suite 106 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-0284

Physicians: Pediatric Liberty Pediatrics 455 S Main St. Suite 105 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-0250 Pajaro Pediatrics, PC 1763 E.G. Miles Pkwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-2298 www.pajaropediatrics.com

Physicians: Urgent Care St. Joseph/Candler Immediate Care Center 780 E. Oglethorpe Highway Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 332-7262 www.theimmediatecarecenters.com

Plumbing ABC Plumbing Inc. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-2920 Sanitary Plumbing 1574 E. Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-3457

Podiatric / Foot & Ankle Specialists All Ways Feet of Georgia 127 Mac Arthur Dr. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-8637 www.allwaysfeetpcga.com Ankle and Foot Associates, LLC 481 E.G. Miles Parkway, Ste. C Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 432-7236 www.anklesandfeet.com

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Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists 601 General Stewart Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 463-4517 www.atlanticfeet.com

Publishing Company

Parkwood Podiatry Associates 2500 Starling St, Suite 301 Brunswick, GA 31520 (912) 368-3036 www.parkwoodpodiatryassociates.com

Real Estate

Printing S E PrinTech P.O. Box 27 Glennville, GA 30427 (912) 654-3610 www.welovetoprint.com

Private Clubs Hampton Island Club, LLC 1300 Retreat Road Riceboro, GA 31323 (912) 880-8800 www.hamptonisland.com

Promotional Products Bee's Creations 229 General Screven Way,Suite 14 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-4774 www.beescreations.net Imprint Warehouse 101 Ryon Ave. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 408-4001 www.iw-us.com Sun Express 464 General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 980-1076 www.hq-eidrus.comcastbiz.net/10001. html VIP Promotional Products 109 Central Avenue Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-5215 www.vippromoproducts.com

With You in Mind Publications Glennville, GA 30427 (912) 654-3045 www.wyimpublications.com

A Plus Realty Group 105 N. Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 980-4701 www.aplusrealtygp.com Brigitte Cabeza- Shanken, REALTOR速 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 222-8279 www.fortstewarthomefinder.com Century 21 Action Realty 123 General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-2100 www.century21-actionrealty.com Coldwell Banker Holtzman Realtors 730 General Stewart Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-4300 www.fortstewart.com Elaine C. Boggs Realty Group, LLC 116 General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-6868 www.elaineboggs.com ERA Kelly & Fischer Real Estate 139 Ryon Ave Hinesville, Ga 31313 (912) 876-3538 www.ERAKellyandFischer.com Great American REALTORS速 P.O. Box 1337 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-1100 www.greatamericanrealtors.com

Promotions and Tours

H & S Real Estate Services 202 E. General Stewart Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-1262 www.hsrealestateservices.com

Hinesville Downtown Development Authority 302 S Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-4332 www.hinesvilledowntown.com

Hinesville Area Board of Realtors 213 East Court Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-4227 www.hinesvillerealtors.com


Jimmy Shanken, REALTOR® 730 General Stewart Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 977-4733 www.fortstewarthomefinder.com Karyn Thomas, REALTOR® Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 675-0660 www.Karynthomas.com Kathy Villafane, , REALTOR® 445 EG Miles Parkway Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 247-7967 www.homesinlibertycounty.com Pam Arthur-Lovett, REALTOR® 401 South Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 977-4626 www.pamlovett.info Realty Executives Liberty 401 South Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-6600 www.realtyexecutivesliberty.com Rebecca Nottingham, REALTOR® 123 General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 271-1500 www.buyandsellgeorgia.com ReMax All American Realty 1453 W Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 977-2131 www.remaxallamericanhinesvillega. com Stewart Realty 323 General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-3700 www.fortstewartrealty.com The Sikes Group 229 Gen. Screven Way Suite M-4 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-2626 www.thesikesgroup.com

US Real Estate Professionals 808 W Oglethrope Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 977-0637 www. usrealtypro.com Recreation, Leisure & Entertainment Hinesville Soccer Association P.O. Box 695 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 977-4642 www.hinesvillesoccer.com Liberty Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway Hinesville, GA 31313 www.discoverlibertyga.com Liberty Co. Recreation Department P. O. Box 367 Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 876-5359 www.lcrd2.homestead.com Richmond Hill Convention & Visitors Bureau 520 Cedar Street Richmond Hill, GA 31324 (912) 756-2676 www.richmondhillvisit.com The Midway Museum, Inc. 550 N Coastal Highway Midway, GA 31320 (912) 884-5837 www.themidwaymuseum.org

Rentals: Apartments Independence Place 1300 Independence Place Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-2270 www.liveatindependence.com The Pines at Willowbrook 841 Willowbrook Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-2162 www.dmacompanies.com/the-pinesat-willowbrook Stewart Way Apartments 302 W. General Stewart Way Apt. 1-A Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-3777 www.stewartwaybyelon.com

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Rentals: Housing A&C Rentals 32 Zorn Road Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 271-0910 Davidson Estate Properties Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-7902 Dennis Waters Rental Properties P. O. Box 727 Allenhurst, GA 31301 (912) 368-9205 www.watersrental.net Dryden Properties / Enterprises 101 West Court Street Hinesville, GA 31313-3242 (912) 368-6105 www.drydenent.com Happy Acres 1125 Kelly Dr. # 76 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-6881 www.ilovehappyacres.com Holtzman Real Estate Services 1146 E.G. Miles Pkwy, Suite 104 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-8886 www.holtzmanrealestate.com Home-Front Real Estate Services 445 E.G. Miles Parkway Suite 108 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 532-3014 Norman Realty & Management 139 Ryon Avenue Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-3538 www.fortstewart-hinesvillerealestate. com Southern Rental Investments LLC 1091 Kings Road Midway, GA 31320 (912) 977-3303

Restaurant/Fast Food Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar 1492 East Oglethorpe Hwy Flemington, GA 31313 (912) 369-4909 www.applebees.com

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Baldinos 456 General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-8093 www.baldinos.us

Rodeo Mexican Restaurant 304 W. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-2040 www.rodeomexican.com

Chris’s Curbside Grill 918D Hollywood Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 463-2530

Shanes Rib Shack 300 W. General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-7675 www.shanesribshack.com

Club Stewart 1020 Hero Rd, Bldg 405 Fort Stewart, GA 31314 (912) 767-4717 www.stewartmwr.com Golden Corral 741 E. Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-7711 www.goldencorral.com Island Vybez 726 E Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 432-7633 www.islandvybezrestaurant21.com Izola’s Country Café 809 Willowbrook Dr. Suite 106 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 463-4709 www.facebook.com/ IzolasCountryCafe Kyoto GA Inc. 213 W Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-3677 Marco's Pizza - Fort Stewart 112 Vilseck Road Fort Stewart, GA 31314 (912) 368-3302 www.marcos.com McDonalds Restaurant 120 C Liberty Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-9301 www.mcdonalds.com Papa Murphy's Pizza 755 W. Oglethorpe Hwy, Ste 109 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-7272 www.papamurphys.com

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That's Italian Pizza & Pasta Restaurant 364 Memorial Dr Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 432-7552 www.thatsitalianpizzaandpasta.com The Gyro Shop 545 W. Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-3287 www.facebook.com/TheGyroShop The Shell House # 8 Gateway Blvd Savannah, GA 31409 (912) 927-3280 www.shellhousesav.com Uncommon Grounds 110 South Commerce St. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-7622 www.uncommoncoffee.net Wing Stop 207 W. General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 332-5428 www.facebook.com/ WingstopGeneralScrevenWay

Retail AAFES 112 Vilseck Rd., Bldg. 419 Ft. Stewart, GA 31314 (912) 876-2851 Lowe’s 735 West Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 408-1001 www.lowes.com Wal-Mart Super Center 751 West Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-3600 www.walmart.com

Retail: Accessories Bentley’s Bags & Gifts Fort Sewart, GA 31315 (912) 320-4100 www.mythirtyone.com/414966 Total Bee Boutique 111C Ryon Avenue Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-2717 www.totalbee.com

Retail: Clothing & School Uniforms Pro Feet 119 West Hendry Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-2662 www.facebook.com/profeetga

Retail: Consignment/Thrift New & Not Shop 127 South Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-2689 Plunderful 170 Butler Avenue Midway, GA 31320 (912) 884-4012

Retail: Military/Tactical Gear Ranger Joe's 771 Frank Cochran Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-2901 www.rangerjoes.com

Retail: Pet Supply PetSense 229 W General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 320-4290 www.petsensellc.com Security System Southern Alarm Inc. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 604-2355 www.southernalarminc.com Tyco Integrated Security 5000 Business Center Suite 500 Savannah, GA 31405 (912) 318-5885 www.tycois.com


Magnolia Manor on the Coast 141 Timber Trail Richmond Hill, GA 31324 (912) 756-4300 www.magnoliamanor.com

Signs Wrap-It Signs 411 South Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-9727 www.wrapitsigns.net Xpress Signs 1301 W. Oglethorpe Highway Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-6692

Small Business Lender

Coastal Area District Development Authority 501 Gloucester Street, Ste. 201 Brunswick, GA 31520 (912) 261-2500 www.cadda.com

Social Club Classy Ladies Social Club Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 980-3448 Sistaz & Soljaz With Vizionz 832 EG Miles Pkwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 572-6030 www.facebook.com/swvsc Unique Social Club Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-0750 www.worldofunique.com

Social Service Liberty County Department of Family and Children Services 112 West Oglethorpe HWY Hinesville, GA 31310 (912) 370-2555 www.dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/libertycounty-dfcs-office Liberty Co. Health Department 1113 East Oglethrope Hwy. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-2173

Liberty Co. Drug Court 104 North Commerce Street Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-3600

Staffing Agency Horizon Staffing, Inc. 7722 Waters Avenue Savannah, GA 31406 (912) 355-5966 www.horizonstaffing.com

State Goverment Georgia Department of Labor 740 General Stewart Way Suite 202 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 370-2597 www.dol.state.ga.us

Storage A.C. White Transfer & Storage Co. P.O. Box A Walthourville, GA 31333 (912) 748-5045 All American Storage & U-Haul 1146 E.G. Miles Pkwy. Suite 101 Hinesville,, GA 31310 (912) 408-7878 www.allamericanstorageuhaul.com Climate Controlled Storage 229 West General Screven Way STE M4 Hinesville , GA 31313 (912) 876-4999 www.hinesvillestorage.com Stop N Stor 1049 Kacey Dr. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-7867 www.stopnstor.biz

Surface Mining Savannah Sand Company 828 Rogers Pasture Rd. Fleming, GA 31309 (912) 884-3702 www.jahna.com

Tanning Salon Into the Sun 217 Butler Street Midway, GA 31320 (912) 884-7267

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Tax Services Golden & Associates CPA's, LLC 769 East Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-8279 www.goldencpa.com H&R Block 229 General Screven Way Suites B & C Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-3415 www.hrblock.com Liberty Tax Service 552 West Oglethorpe Hwy Suite 112 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-7829 www.libertytax.com Pedrick & Company, LLC 103 Central Avenue Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-4697 www.pedrickcpa.com Unlimited Taxes & More, Inc. 241-C West General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-2963 www.unlimitedtaxes.com

Tea House/B&B Davis House Tea Room and Bed & Breakfast 226 Old Sunbury Road Flemington, GA 31313 (912) 877-4832 www.davishouseinflemingtonga.com

Therapy/Counseling Fraser Center 203 Mary Lou Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-7777 www.frasercenter.com

Tire Sales, Service, Repair JK & T Tire & Auto 1528 Hwy 196 W Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-3558

Transportation Executive Luxury Limousine Service 671 Wells Road Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 408-5466 www.executiveluxurylimousine.com

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Liberty Transit - Public Bus 220 North Maple Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 877-1472 www.libertytransit.org

Georgia Power Company 923 W. Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 448-1301 www.georgiapower.com

Travel Agency

Utility - Propane

Magic of Mickey Travel Jesup, GA 31545 (912) 256-8041 www.magicofmickey.com/dreammakers/chris-altman-agent

Liberty Propane 4420 East Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 408-3040 www.libertypropanega.com

Tree Service

Utility – Underground Sewer & Water

Rick’s Tree Service P.O. Box 621 Walthourville, GA 31333 (912) 617-4880 Rogers Tree Service Fleming, GA 31309 (912) 884-2112

Tutoring A+ Educational Services P.O. Box 2298 Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 332-9498 www.aplustutoringservices.org

Utility - communication CenturyLink 100 Ryon Ave. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 369-9000 www.coastalnow.net Comcast - Business Services 1050 Kacey Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 658-7863 www.business.comcast.com Low Country Telecom Solutions, LLC Ludowici, GA 31316 (912) 321-7224 www.lowcountry-telecom.com

Utility - Electric Canoochee EMC P.O. Box 487 Reidsville, GA 30453 (912) 368-2252 www.canoocheeemc.com Coastal Electric Cooperative 1265 South Coastal Highway 17 Midway, GA 31320 (912) 884-3311 http://www.coastalemc.com

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Palm Coast Utilities, LLC 565 Dunlevie Road Allenhurst, GA 31301 (912) 368-7349

Utility - Waste Removal Liberty County Solid Waste 629 Rogers Pasture Rd. Fleming, GA 31310 (912) 884-7300 OMI 613 E.G Miles Pkwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 876-8216 www.cityofhinesville.org/index. aspx?NID=160

Veterinary Care Flemington Veterinary Hospital 3263 E. Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-3226 www.flemingtonvet.com

Video Productions Final Cut Productions, Inc. 1312 Newcastle St. Brunswick, GA 31520 (912) 228-4394 www.finalcutproductions.biz Love-It-Productions, Inc. 109 Flat Shoal Ln. Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 368-7550

Workforce Development Coastal Workforce Services 601 East 66th Street Savannah, GA 31405 (912) 351-6379 www.coastalworkforceservices.org

To become a member of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce,

call 912.368.4445!


Volunteers CAN make a difference Good Neighbors:

Good Neighbors: Keepititgreen! clean! Keep it clean! Keep Keep it green!

October 26 27 Liberty’s Seventh Liberty’s [October Eighth Annual Rivers Alive Cleanups Annual Rivers Alive Cleanups] November 9 St. Catherine’s Island Beach Sweep [November 15 America Recycles Day] November 15 America Recycles Day [November 17 Recycle It! Fair] November 16 Recycle It! Fair (9 AM - 1 PM) [December 26-January 12 Bring One for the Chipper December 26-January 11 Bring One for the Chipper (Christmas tree recycling)] January 15-February 15 Phonebook Recycling Collection [January 15-February 15 Phonebook Recycling Drive] February 14-15 Georgia Arbor Day Awareness & Tree Giveaways [February 15-16 Georgia Arbor Day Tree Giveaways] February 15 Recycle It! Fair [February 16 Recycle It! Fair] March 1-May 31 Great American Cleanup Spring Events [March 1-May 31 Great American Cleanup Events] April 22 Earth Day Celebration [April 22 Earth Day Celebration] May 17 Recycle It! Fair 11 Recycle It! Fair] May [May 29 Volunteer Appreciation

Landscaping • Sod • Irrigation Lawn Maintenance Tractor & Skid Steer Services • Free Estimates

[May 30 KLB Volunteer Appreciation]

912.269.0684

For at 880-4888 880-4888 or or klcb@costalnow.net klcb@coastalnow.net Forinformation information or orto to volunteer, volunteer, contact contact KLB KLB at

Voted Hinesville’s “Best Lawn Care” the last 4 out of 5 years!

Dreading your next move??? WE understand!!! A Plus Realty Group has over 20 years combined experience dealing with military families. Let LaFonya Hughes & her team of experienced agents assist you and take the stress out of your relocation blues. We pride ourselves on customer first because we firmly believe that “Everyone Deserves A Home.” So if you’re looking for that good old fashioned southern hospitality and that welcome home feeling, choose A Plus Realty because we believe in “Fulfilling Dreams one home at a Time.”

LaFonya Hughes Broker/Owner

Landscapehinesville.com

Looking for a job? Looking for employees? Horizon Staffing is the creative staffing solution

229 W. General Screven Way Hinesville, GA 31313

912.463.4409 FAX 912.463.4893 CELL 912.980.4701

WE MATCH COMPANIES WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE! WE DO BACKGROUND CHECKS AND DRUG SCREENINGS!

Proudly Serving Chatham, Bryan, Effingham & Liberty Counties since 2000

ADMINISTRATIVE, CLERICAL, INDUSTRIAL, SKILLED LABOR, HOSPITALITY, & MORE

www.buyorsellinhinesville.com lafonya@gmail.com

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Live Oak Church 912.876.8769 296 Live Oak Church Road Hinesville, GA 31313 www.liveoakchurch.org

Real people with Real problems looking for a Real God

Having More Retirement Accounts is Not the Same as Having More Money. Matt Cardella AAMS® Financial Advisor 322 North Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313 912-369-4850

When it comes to the number of retirement accounts you have, the saying “more is better” is not necessarily true. In fact, if you hold multiple accounts with various brokers, it can be difficult to keep track of your investments and to see if you’re properly diversified.* At the very least, multiple accounts usually mean multiple fees. Bringing your accounts to Edward Jones could help solve all that. Plus, one statement can make it easier to see if you’re moving toward your goals. *Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss.

To learn why consolidating your retirement accounts to Edward Jones makes sense, call your local financial advisor today. www.edwardjones.com

Member SIPC

481 E.G. Miles Parkway, Suite B, Hinesville, GA Put your trust in us for your medical equipment needs. We bill Tricare, Medicare, Medicaid and most other insurance. Jones Medical Equipment is a full DME service provider and we carry oxygen, hospital beds, respiratory equipment, braces, mobility assistive devices, and more!

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AJ Hebert’s Services Home Inspections & Services

912.271.7312

Residential Home Inspections • Four Point Inspections Indoor Air Quality Testing • Mold Assessment & Testing Lead & Asbestos Testing • Radon Testing Water Quality Testing • Handyman Services P. O. Box 2325, Richmond Hill, GA 31324 • www.ajheberts-services.com


You Gotta Love Living in Hinesville! To say Pam Lovett is passionate about what she does would be an understatement. True to her name, Pam loves life in Hinesville, and she loves her work as a real estate professional. Her motto? You Gotta Lovett! Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, Pam walks you through the process with years of experience, knowledge and undoubtedly her warm, signature smile on her face. When it’s time for a move, Pam believes there’s only one way to do real estate. You Gotta Lovett!

Call her today!

912-977-4626 912-876-6600

Buying or Selling in Liberty County? You Gotta Lovett! PamLovett.com • Pam@PamLovett.com

401 South Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313

Wreaths for Warriors Walk, Inc. www.fb.com/wreaths4warriorswalk Wreaths for Warriors Walk, Inc. honors the soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division who have fallen in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families. Please attend our annual Wreath Ceremony at noon on the 2nd Saturday in December each year. “Wreaths for Warriors Walk, Inc.” (W4WW) is not an official Ft. Stewart, 3rd Infantry Division, or US Army organization. W4WW is an unofficial, volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization which honors the sacrifice of the soldiers represented by the trees on Warriors Walk and their families. W4WW is supported completely by unsolicited donations.

103 Central Avenue, Hinesville, Georgia 31313 912.876.4697 • www.PedrickCPA.com

“What can I say? You guys rock! I always know I can confidently leave my vehicle with you -- You’ll fix what’s broken and maintain the rest. You’re always honest, quick & competent. Customer service is superb! What’s not to love?!” Jeanne Burch, Hinesville, GA

Southeast Auto Service & Repair 104B Carter Street, Hinesville, GA

Payroll & Bookkeeping • Tax Representation Start-Up Business Consultations Audits, Reviews & Compilations Individual, Business & Estate Tax Preparation

(912) 876-4280 | www.southeastautoservice.com Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Our goal is to keep your car safe and reliable for as long as you own it. We take the time to inform & educate you, so you can make the decision that is right for you. Check out our reviews online to see what our customers say. Liberty County Magazine

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What makes Liberty County a great place to live? Right now, it’s the smell of fall fires, the bright color of mums adorning porches, and anticipation of holidays in the air. Take a look at a few more reasons

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YOUR GOOD NEIGHBOR. WE LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE.

LIBERTY COUNTY, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! OPEN WEEKDAYS 8:30 AM - 5 PM 119 Ryon Avenue, Hinesville, GA 31313 (Across the street from the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce)

1559 East Oglethorpe Highway Hinesville, GA •

912-876-2121 •

www.mikereedchevy.com

OFFICE: 912.368.6729 FAX: 912.369.6129

THE AGENT

MELISSA CARTER RAY melissa@hinesvilleinsurance.com

• Life long resident of Liberty County • 2nd Generation State Farm Agent • Member of Chamber of Commerce • Downtown Development Authority • Select Agent • AUSA

Karyn Thomas, Realtor Rooted in the Community

We have been proudly serving our military members, their families and civilians since 1964. GeoVista - Lighting our members’ pathway to a successful financial future.

Mortgage Loans • Auto Loans • Personal Loans Visa Credit Cards • Internet & Mobile Banking Hinesville Branch 601 West Oglethorpe • (912) 368-2477

www.geovistacu.com

Additional Locations: Fort Stewart, Hunter AAF, Richmond Hill, Pooler, Rincon, Statesboro

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www.KarynThomas.com No Fancy Taglines ... Just Great Service! • Serving Liberty, Long, Bryan & Chatham Counties!

912-675-0660 10221 Ford Ave., Suite 1, Richmond Hill, GA 31324


Brave 111 Project

KNOCK OUT BREAST CANCER!

Be Readily Available & Very Empathetic

Need a Mammogram? No Money!!! No Insurance!!! Call Liberty County Health Department Hinesville, Georgia 31313 (912) 876-2173 ext. 218

Call (912) 876-2173 ext 218 for additional information and appointment.

Custom Jewelry Designs (CAD) Certified Jeweler (All repairs done in house & most repairs done same day.)

Residential & Commercial

Construction & Service • Licensed & Insured

912-369-2887 • Fax: 912-369-2892 deeselect@clds.net

10% OFF of Service Call Fee with mention of this ad!

David Humphries Jeweler / Owner

& G H Jewelers

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) CAD software is used to increase the productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation, and to create a database for manufacturing.

CASH FOR GOLD 24/7

Let us fulfill all your jewelry needs! FREE Jewelry Cleaning •$5 Watch Batteries & Installation Satisfaction Guaranteed! 4161 West Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville, Georgia 31313

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Places to Leave the Interstate for

Shell House Catering comes to your site

You enjoy your guests and we’ll take care of the rest!

fully equipped, from the boiling pots to the napkins. We take care of everything, setting up our mobile cooking station, preparing your selections on-site, and cleaning up afterward. Our specialty is seafood (the Low Country Boil is great!) but we also offer steak, chicken, bar be que … the list goes on-and-on. If it’s fried seafood you like, we have the best around.

David, from Bass Pro Shop ... Always wonderful! We have used The Shell House many times for events and will continue to do so. Can’t beat the quality or service. (August 8, 2010; 125 people)

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Reunions Weddings Rehearsal Dinners Anniversaries Holiday Parties Athletic Team Banquets Private Parties at Home Corporate Luncheons Corporate Parties Employee Appreciation Retirement Hail and Farewell Business Openings Promotions


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Index of Advertisers A Plus Realty Group....................................................99

Interstate Credit Union...........................................105

A.J. Hebert Services..................................................100

Jimmy Shanken.........................................................58

Armstrong Atlantic......................................................68 Jones Medical Equipment......................................100 C.A. Sittle, Inc..............................................................99

Karyn Thomas, Keller Williams.............................104

Chamber of Commerce..............................................19

Kathy Villafane, Keller Williams..............................68

City of Flemington.......................................................58 Keep Liberty Beautiful..............................................99 City of Hinesville.............................................................7 Liberty County Board of Commissioners...............59 City of Midway..............................................................50 Liberty County Development Authority............38-41 City of Riceboro............................................................27

Liberty County CVB......................18, 28, Inside Back

Club Stewart...................................................................5

Liberty County Health Dept...................................105

Coastal Bank...............................................................67

Liberty County Recreation Department.................59

Coldwell Banker, Holtzman.......................................2,3 Liberty County Solid Waste......................................37 Columbia College........................................................67

Liberty Regional Medical Center.............Inside Front

Comcast........................................................................51

Live Oak Church......................................................100

Dee’s Electrical..........................................................105

Mike Reed Chevrolet..............................................104

Dryden Enterprises........................................................9

One Stop Package.....................................................51

Edward Jones.............................................................100

Pam Lovette.............................................................101

Elaine Boggs Realty....................................................83

Pedrick and Company, LLC...................................101

First Presbyterian Christian Academy......................29 Savannah Technical College....................................49 Fraser Center................................................................82 Shellhouse................................................................108 G&H Jewelers.............................................................105

St. Joe’s/Candler Immediate Care.........................57

Georgia Power..............................................................83 Southeast Auto.......................................................101 GeoVista Credit Union..............................................104

Southeast Georgia Friends of Liberty.....................17

Heritage Bank.............................................................83

St. Joseph’s/Candler Home Health.........Back Cover

Hinesville Area Arts Council.......................................82 State Farm - Melissa Carter Ray...........................104 Hinesville Downtown Development..........................69 Troy State University..................................................57 Hinesville Housing Authority......................................82 Vaden Nissan................................................................1 Home Front...................................................................68 Wreaths for Warriors..............................................101 IHG Army Hotel............................................................49

Yates-Astro..................................................................82

International Greetings...............................................50 YMCA..........................................................................83

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