A gentle evening breeze rippled through a multitude of colorful flags held high by the 3rd Infantry Division's Color Guard on Friday. The 3rd ID offered its last official goodbye during a color casing and retreat ceremony in Fort Stewart's Marne Garden. About 14,000 soldiers from the division will deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan during the next several weeks and months.
Best wishes for a successful mission and prayers for a safe return were extended to 3rd Division soldiers during a yellow ribbon rededication at noon Thursday in Hinesville's Victory Park.
The prayer on each Mizpah coin given to couples who participate in the faith-based Coin and Covenant program at Fort Stewart reads, "The Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from another." (Genesis 31:49)
The role of the Army chaplain has changed over time.
The Coastal Marshland Committee unanimously approved Bryan County's proposed Waterways Township marina near Red Bird Creek during Friday's joint meeting of the Coastal Marshlands and Shore Protection Committees at the Coastal EMC Building in Midway. The committees are under the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Community leaders are expressing optimism and excitement following Monday's announcement by Gov. Sonny Perdue that Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas Inc. will locate a manufacturing plant in Pooler.
One of my resolutions for Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year - is to be less quick to judge a person or a situation, trying instead to get all the facts before I come to a conclusion. Being a journalist, this is a valuable skill, as well as a character improvement.
Scientific experts say the rising level of the world's oceans is a naturally occurring event. However, what concerns them is the increase in the rate at which our coastal waters are rising. This issue affects local residents as much as it does people who live in other states along the Atlantic coast, scientists say.
Former State Sen. Eric Johnson resigned his District 1 seat Monday to jump into a gubernatorial race crowded with both Republican and Democratic candidates.
"When I first heard about it, I was amazed at the individual initiative taken," said Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, following a medal award ceremony Tuesday. "His presence of mind was amazing."
Nearly 3,000 soldiers of the 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division heralded their brigade's historic transition from a heavy combat team to a light and mobile infantry unit during a Vanguard Swarm on Tuesday morning. The 4th Brigade, initially established in 2004, is the first light infantry brigade combat team formed since 1940.
Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? It seems every American old enough to remember the terrorist attack on the nation has an answer. Those who participated in Thursday's Freedom Walk on Fort Stewart were no different.
Several hundred soldiers, military spouses and their dependents browsed the semiannual Community Showcase on Wednesday at Club Stewart. The showcase's 67 participants offered military families information on recreational activities, support services and educational programs available in Southeast Georgia and nearby Florida.
Hinesville police arrested a New Jersey man wanted for murder early Friday morning.
Bradwell Institute initiated its safety protocol twice in one month, on Aug. 19 and 24, after bomb threats in graffiti in a boys bathroom were discovered.
Area college administrators maintain dual-enrollment can help high-school students get a jump on their post-secondary educations and, in some cases, provide them the skills to be more competitive in the job market right after high-school graduation.
Democratic candidates for national, county and school board seats hobnobbed with supporters Thursday during a meet and greet event hosted by the Young Democrats of Liberty County and the Liberty County Democratic Committee at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.
Bradwell Institute showed rising ninth-graders what they can expect when they enter high school this fall during a freshmen fair Tuesday evening.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday discussed three possible sites on which to build a new animal-control facility. The county would fund the project with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.
The Liberty County Board of Education agreed last week to offer all children - regardless of ability to pay - free school breakfast for the 2014-15 school year and for three years thereafter. The board of education also agreed to raise the price of student lunches by 10 cents in order to comply with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Schools are not allowed to use excess from free-meal reimbursements to subsidize the paid lunch cost, school officials said.
The Liberty County High School drama club will be in the running for Georgia high school musical theater's version of Broadway's Tony awards, the Shuler Hensley Awards, when the cast and crew present the musical "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend.
Top Liberty County students and the teachers who most inspire them were recognized Thursday at a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon at Connection Church on Patriot's Trail in Flemington. The event, held to honor local STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program) recipients, was sponsored by Georgia Power and Savannah Technical College. The chamber has honored STAR students and teachers for more than 30 years.
Local high-school students got a feel for how a courtroom works when the Liberty County Bar on Wednesday hosted a law-day program at the justice center, complete with a mock trial. Liberty County High School students were welcomed to Courtroom A in the morning and Bradwell Institute students visited in the afternoon.
Bradwell Institute students were reminded that black history is American history during a Black History Month program Tuesday.
In an attempt to show potential new online readers what the Coastal Courier has to offer in the way of up-to-the-minute updates on intensely local news, sports, features and events, the multimedia company will launch its new metered paywall Saturday, March 1.
Liberty County school-board members witnessed the district's official social-media channels launch Tuesday morning during a regular work session.
Convicted murderers Corey Allan Brown and Andrea Renee Wilson requested new trials Monday in a hearing before Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart at the Liberty County Justice Center in downtown Hinesville.
MidCoast Regional Airport's new fixed-base operator told local Joint Management Board members Wednesday that efforts to reduce costs, train airport staff in fuel quality control and promote the airport are going well.
The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County held its first prayer rally for first responders Saturday on the steps of the historic courthouse.
Liberty County has been included in the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, according to Griffin Lotson with the corridor's commission.