Second Lt. Mitch Leachman with the Georgia Army National Guard and 2nd Lt. Justin Leachman with the U.S. Air Force hold a copy of the Courier at Justin Leachman's recent commissioning at the University of Georgia in Athens.
We often take for granted what we depend on for the quality of life that we want to have. Every day, I open the blinds and look at a lovely expanse of marshes. I always expect it to look beautiful and healthy. I take for granted that it will always be able to fulfill its job of acting as a natural filter for our waterways.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Alan Jackson is not one to overshare. An imposing figure, he's tall and reserved with cowboy hat pulled down low over his eyes. Even that moustache is a little bit intimidating.
Area homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless will have an opportunity Saturday to connect with service providers who can help them in their time of need, as well as get information about emergency shelter, employment, health care and veterans services.
As a county extension agent, the questions I get are all over the map. One minute I may be talking about pond management or shrimp-like creatures in a ditch and the next minute providing information on how to solve a particular insect problem or turf disease. I have always enjoyed solving mysteries and puzzles. But every once in a while there are those cases that ends with a head scratch and my favorite quote, "I don't know, but I will find out and get back with you."
Many local businesses work every day to make shopping and business experiences a pleasure by creating and maintaining attractive locations. Join us this month in recognizing some of these attractive local businesses by nominating them for our quarterly Win-dex Awards. Nominations for this quarter's awards are being accepted through June 30. This program is our way of recognizing those attractive businesses in our community.
The Liberty County United Way sponsored another of its periodic food distributions to 527 households in Liberty County on May 22 at the Schumann Center in Hinesville.
School cafeterias at elementary and middle schools in Liberty County will be serving free meals to children through June.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gregg Allman is getting married for the seventh time.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council Gallery, 102 Commerce Street, will have special hours this summer due to construction. Hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m Tuesday-Thursday and extended Thursday from 4-8 p.m. This excludes all class schedules that may keep the space open longer and/or different hours.
Water pollution problems happen every day in our community. These problems are caused when we make poor choices around our homes and areas where we live and work.
A huge, bluish-green, cactus-like plant that looks like it could be a prop from a science fiction movie is getting a lot of attention in one Hinesville neighborhood.
Boys can see toy trucks come to life, while parents shop for the produce and agricultural items Thursday in downtown Hinesville.
Michelle Caraballo of Hinesville won the Coastal Courier's Mother's Day Contest.
Keeping Liberty beautiful is supposed to be a group effort. I used to feel a sense of ownership - or actually, a lonely sense of responsibility - when I would see a pile of litter that someone had tossed on the side of the road because, I guess, they wanted their car to be clean.
The opening reception for "A Stitch in Time," an exhibit of quilts by award-winning fiber artist Wendy Analla, was Sunday at the Downtown Arts Centre, 38 W. Bacon St. in Pembroke.
"Fury" is a World War II movie that provides a sense of intense, visceral violence and a semblance of authenticity that probably hasn't been seen since "Saving Private Ryan." I think this movie could be for WWII what Platoon was for Vietnam.
Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette recently addressed local pastors and clergy during the United Ministerial Alliance monthly meeting at Panera Bread in Flemington. Lovette was invited by UMA President Pastor Richard Hayes to present information on the upcoming SPLOST and recently approved Sunday early voting. Over 20 churches were represented at the meeting
The Marne Community and Spouses Club will hold its annual basket auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Richmond Hill City Center.
The Long County Commission recently recognized all retired educators by signing a proclamation observing Nov. 2 as Retired Educator's Day in the county. Commission Chairman Robert Long said that on behalf of the commission and Long County, he appreciates the jobs that all teachers perform.
RICHMOND HILL - The 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill included a wide variety of traditional Southern and coastal food, such as shrimp, crawfish, peach cobbler and fried s'mores, which might explain why an estimated 25,000-35,000 visitors - not counting volunteers and workers - descended on J.F. Gregory Park last weekend.
Exit 76, a band from Liberty County, recently performed in the upcoming feature film, "Ben & Ara."
For many, October is a month that focuses on Halloween, Columbus Day and breast-cancer awareness.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council is hosting "Sight," a photography exhibit, for October.
Operation Rising Star
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, "The Judge" is a fine example of a movie that features a likable cast and it's solidly made throughout, but it ultimately falls short of its loftier ambitions.
Graduates of the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy honored the memory of one of Richmond Hill's finest Friday morning at Stegman Auditorium on Savannah Tech's campus.
The Midway Museum will host tours of the Midway Cemetery on Oct. 25. Tours will start promptly at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
The 33rd annual Long County Fall Wildlife Festival took place Saturday and saw one of the event's largest crowds ever.
TIFTON - Courtney Barber, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 46th annual pageant Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Ag Business Club, the theme of this year's contest is "Timeless Elegance."