Once people realized 2-year-old alligator "Izzy Real" was a live gator and not a prop, they either petted the baby reptile or jumped two steps back. Either way, Izzy seemed to pique folks' interest in Gatorland, one of 72 vendors that exhibited Thursday at the 2011 Community Showcase & Travel Show at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart. Gatorland is a wildlife attraction in Orlando, Fla.
Winn Army Community Hospital commanders, division chiefs and their civilian counterparts met for a two-day strategic planning session this week at the Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith Army Education Center.
Civilian and military leaders reviewed and discussed how to implement the 2005 Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) during a summit Monday at the Richmond Hill City Center.
A Fort Stewart soldier charged with shooting and killing two fellow soldiers and wounding a third was arraigned Monday morning.
Ten years ago our country lost its innocence in a matter of minutes on a warm September day. What at first appeared to be a tragic accident actually was a synchronized string of heinous attacks by a previously unknown and zealous enemy. Close to 3,000 lives were lost Sept. 11, 2001.
Inspired to contribute to a cause greater than themselves, many young Americans joined the military in the days, weeks, months and even first several years after the 9/11 attacks.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., gave the Hinesville Rotary Club straight talk Tuesday on defense and other issues.
Candidates running for municipal offices are pawing at the starting gate since qualifying ended last week for the cities of Hinesville, Riceboro, Walthourville and Allenhurst.
The Hinesville City Council approved extending by six months a temporary moratorium on issuing business licenses to businesses, like Internet cafes, that engage in Internet gaming or sweepstakes. These activities involve electronic machines and devices, Internet services and telephone cards, city officials said.
Ginger Cucolo, wife of former 3rd Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, is a burgeoning author. Cucolo wrote "Dog Tags: The History, Personal Stories, Cultural Impact and Future of Military Identification."
4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Commander Col. Lou Lartigue, the first armored officer to command an infantry brigade in the Army's modular era, passed command Thursday to Col. Kimo Gallahue on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.
Around 600 people attended the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's vendor fair Tuesday at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart, according to Leah Poole, chamber executive director. Poole said the wall-to-wall crowd included entrepreneurial-minded military spouses, soldiers with unit purchasing cards and local merchants.
About 50 local "easy riders" polished motorcycle chrome, donned helmets and mounted gleaming bikes Saturday morning at Stafford Pavilion off Highway 84.
With a sweep of her arm and a ragged sigh, Nichcole De Kok sadly comments that her living room is tidy, no longer strewn with her 9-month-old daughter Sophia's toys. De Kok then offers a quick look at her little red-headed girl's vacant room, decorated in delicate shades of pink, yellow and green with a lingering scent of baby powder in the air. The childless mother points to a fabric print of Disney's famous fawn Bambie nestled at his mother's side, saying it once hung in her nursery when she was an infant.
Local bikers and car enthusiasts can take a summer drive on Saturday to help bring Christmas cheer to Georgia Regional Hospital patients in December.
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.
Two Allenhurst residents raised concerns during Tuesday's Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting about a proposed adult-care home.