The Liberty County Community and Area Mass Choir is growing in popularity and size. In January 2003, conductor and composer Ronald G. Calhoun was approached by local musicians who wanted an outlet for singers in the area. Calhoun founded the choir, volunteering his time and frequently traveling lengthy distances to lead and direct rehearsals. The group's first performance, "100 Voices for Easter Concert," was staged in Hinesville in April 2003. Since then, the Mass Choir ...
There is likely nothing more comforting to a child facing a crisis than a squeezable, lovable, huggable teddy bear. That is the thought behind the "Bearable Hugs for Georgia's Children" campaign, coordinated by the Division of Child Support Services and the Fatherhood Program.
The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County will hold its 16th annual scholarship banquet at Saturday, March 13, at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart. There will be a reception from 6:15-6:45 p.m. followed by dinner at 7. Savannah Mayor Dr. Otis S. Johnson is this year's speaker. Tickets are $35 each and are available by calling Dr. Robert Simmons at 368-3333, Robert Blue at 368-7675 or any of the Eleven Black Men directors. ...
What seemed like a dreary and cold Saturday for most Hinesville residents wasn't for several area motorcycle clubs and the American Red Cross.
Fort Stewart's Child, Youth and School Services is offering after-school transportation to students at Joseph Martin Elementary School and Snelson Golden Middle School who are currently enrolled in CYSS programs.
The Liberty County Schools Division for Exceptional Learning will have a free parenting workshop from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the Liberty County Pre-K Center, 206 Bradwell St., Hinesville.
Diamond Elementary School students learned Friday that every penny has precious value when many pennies for a good cause are added together.
Members of the Morning Glory Garden Club, helped OMI workers plant daffodils Jan. 20 as part of a state beautification project. The plants were placed around the Blue Star Highway marker at Main Street Park. Club president Judy Shippey said there are more beautification projects coming up, including a tree planting ceremony Feb. 19. The Morning Glory Garden Club is a member of the State Garden Clubs of Georgia.
New Day Outreach Ministry donated $150 and eight boxes of food to the Manna House in Hinesville on Thursday. The church asked members to collect food items to help replenish Manna House's supplies, which dwindled during the rough holiday season. Many people contributed.
Bill Austin and Deborah Robinson's devotion to preserving one of Liberty County's most historic sites has been recognized by the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries. Austin and Robinson were named the 2010 volunteers of the year for their work with Dorchester Academy in Midway.
Some enterprising Liberty High School students whipped together a quick campaign for Haiti relief that netted more than $5,000 last month. The students presented the funds to local Red Cross representatives on Monday at the high school. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Courier.
LILBURN - If Georgia's groundhog can be believed, the chilly winter is about to give way to an early spring. Gen. Beauregard Lee gave his annual Groundhog Day prognostication Tuesday morning from his home at the Yellow River Game Ranch. The prediction was delayed when Gen. Lee got away from his handlers and hid, then climbed a fence behind his mock-mansion home.
The Hi-Fidelity Civic Club hosted its annual holiday pageant on Dec.12, at Midway Middle School. The theme for the pageant was "Diamonds in the Stars."
Boys Scouts from all over the area came together last weekend in Long County, to commemorate the 30th annual Father/Son Freeze-Out campout.
"Our mission is to serve Christ in crisis and we will do that by taking care of the most precious thing that God gives to a family and that is their children," Bob Sprinkle said at the January meeting of Goldenheirs.
Toys for Tots volunteers prepare to distribute 6,800 toys to local families in need Saturday at the former Jordye Bacon Elementary School in Hinesville. United Way Liberty County office Director Jennifer Darsey, who coordinates the area's TFT campaign, said the community raised $36,000 to help the 1,700 children on the distribution list. Three-hundred children were placed on a waiting list. One-hundred and forty-seven volunteers participated.
Members of the Disabled American Veterans chapter 46 and their families held a brief meeting Monday night at Dorchester Academy before having a Christmas celebration with a small feast.
Wreaths for Warriors Walk President Susan Ammons, center, and co-founder Bruce Muncher present a wreath to Hinesville on Monday. The wreath was for the city's support of the seventh annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk on Fort Stewart Saturday. Receiving the wreath was Krystal Hart, city public-relations manager.
Nov. 22 to Dec. 21: An early impulsive act causes confusion. But all is smoothed over once explanations are made. Expect a friend or family member to ask for your kind and always wise advice.
Operation Homefront Southeast will host its annual holiday meal distribution for the military from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Connection Church, 116 Patriot Trail, in Hinesville.
The Long County Christmas Parade on Saturday in Ludowici attracted 24 entries, ranging from beauty queens showing off their crowns to churches recreating the birth of Jesus Christ.
Former Liberty County Commission Chairman John McIver recently was recognized by the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless as its 2013 humanitarian of the year.
The spirit of volunteerism can be infectious.
Keep Liberty Beautiful and the Coastal Courier earned first place awards at Keep Georgia Beautiful's annual banquet and awards ceremony Wednesday at the Emory University Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta.
The holiday lighting that has delighted families visiting Holbrook Pond Recreation Area off Highway 144 continues until Dec. 26. Visitors are invited to drive through, at no charge, from 6-9 nightly.
One-hundred and forty-seven of Santa's helpers wrapped and handed out toys to parents and guardians Saturday during this year's Toys for Tots toy distribution at the former Jordye Bacon Elementary School. The local program serves less-fortunate children in Liberty and Long counties.
STATESBORO - Andrew Young will be the featured speaker at Georgia Southern University's 2014 MLK Celebration at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive.
Hinesville Ford is holding the "Fill up the Fords" fundraiser for Gabriel's House Ranch from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 21 at 305 W. Oglethorpe Highway.
The La Quinta Inn in Hinesville and the Hinesville Rotary Club are hosting their first Gingerbread House Community Showcase and Competition at La Quinta on Oglethorpe Highway. The display is available for viewing and public voting from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through Dec. 17. The judging and awards will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Area residents are encouraged to visit and vote for their favorite entries.
It may be getting chilly outside, but I know a film that's completely frozen.