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Soldiers' families comfort one another

For Staff Sgt. Eric McCoy and his family, coming up with words to explain what his brother's loss feels like is next to impossible.

"It's tough," he said.

December 28, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones | News


Families of fallen troops remember loved ones

The sun glistened and the winter breeze blew as several hundred family and friends of the 3rd Infantry Division's fallen soldiers filed into the bleachers Saturday at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

Among those gathered to pay respects to the fallen was the family of 23-year-old Steve McCoy, a sergeant from Moultrie who lost his life last June while serving in Iraq.

December 28, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones | News


Troops arrive home in time for Christmas

Julie Almasoud received an unexpected Christmas present – her husband, Spc. Essa Almasoud.

December 26, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier | News


Liberty County has its own Mrs. Claus

Who says Santa isn't real?

December 24, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier | Lifestyle


Local soldier awarded Purple Heart

A Fort Stewart soldier has received one of the Army's top honors.

On Friday, Spc. Danny Segui, a gunner assigned to the 3rdInfantry Division's 1-64 Armor Battalion, received a Purple Heart for wounds he suffered during his tour in Iraq last November.

December 24, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier | News


Services available for soldiers with holiday blues

The holiday season can sometimes prove to be challenging for many, especially for service men and woman. Duty stations far from home, recent redeployments and busy work schedules can make it difficult for troops to meet the holidays' expectations. But officials at Fort Stewart want to help soldiers and their families who may not be able to go home avoid the holiday blues. Susan Chippel is the outdoor recreation and leisure activities director for Fort Stewart's Moral, Welfare and Recreation Department. During the next few weeks her department will offer a host of activities for soldiers and their families ...

December 23, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier | News


Hinesville receives wreath from WWW

Members of the nonprofit organization Wreaths for Warriors Walk presented the city of Hinesville with a ceremonial wreath Wednesday in Victory Park.

December 22, 2008 | Staff report | News


Local church delivers early Christmas

Little Shakera Allen's smile was so bright it could have lit up a Christmas tree.

December 22, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier | News


200 4th Brigade troops return

Family members of soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team received a very early Christmas present Friday night.

December 21, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones the Coastal Courier | News


Community readying for parade

Staples hitting wood could be heard inside Hinesville's Coca-Cola building Wednesday night as employees of The Heritage Bank put the finishing touches on their "Disney Magic" float for tonight's parade.

December 20, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Lifestyle


Season dawns with Christmas in Park

It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Monday night as school children, with their moms and dads in tow, swarmed Bradwell Park for the city's annual Christmas in the Park event.

December 18, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | News


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