The 13th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival attracted tens of thousands of people to Richmond Hill's J.F. Gregory Park last weekend for a myriad of seafood, carnival rides, games and activities for children and adults, vendor booths and live entertainment by recording artists Orleans, We The Kings and 38 Special.
The Liberty Regional Foundation and Liberty Regional Medical Center celebrated its sixth annual Foundation Fundraiser, "An Evening Under the Oaks," on Saturday at the Dorchester Shooting Preserve in Midway.
Army Pfc. Terry T. Faciane Jr. graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo. Faciane is the son of Anita M. Faciane of Hinesville and Terry Faciane Sr. of New Orleans.
Several weeks ago, I read one of the sweetest stories in the Coastal Courier. It was about the beehive that was found in the walls of the old Liberty County Courthouse while it was being renovated.
Baby miss queen Raegan Fuller, toddler miss queen and people's choice queen Autumn Duke, tiny miss queen Taylor Smith, birth-6 overall queen Trinity Boutwell, petite miss queen Olivia Durrence, preteen miss queen Emma Stapleton, junior miss queen Karena Espey, most-sponsored queen Jasmine Compher, miss queen Bobbi Buckingham and 7 and older overall queen Alyssa Buttler pose with their crowns, trophies and sashes after the Long County Wildlife Festival Pageant.
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is looking for teens interested in participating in its Teen Achievers program.
The Liberty Branch of the United Way of the Coastal Empire is under way with its 2011-12 Live United Campaign to raise funds and awareness for its community-wide assistance programs.
The Hinesville Rotary Club last week named Deidre Howell the rotarian of the year.
Keep Liberty Beautiful Director Sara Swida has been nominated for an individual Keep Georgia Beautiful award.
Community members are invited to join the Fort Stewart Historic Communities Council for its fall cemetery and historic site visit on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Tommy D. Black, a licensed professional counselor in Georgia since 2001 and co-owner and clinical director of Darsey, Black & Associates LLC, recently was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists in the Division of Professional
Josiah Ansorena-Smith, a second-grader at First Presbyterian Christian Academy in Hinesville, recently was cast in the Showime series "Homeland," which is recorded in Charlotte, N.C.
Navy Seaman Monique N. Williams, a 2005 graduate of Long County High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
Baconton Missionary Baptist Church will raffle off a classic 1985 Dodge Conversion van for $5 per ticket.
Retired command Sgt. Maj. William H. Acebes was recently honored at Fort Benning as the 2011 enlisted recipient of the Doughboy Award.
The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee will hold the second annual Veterans Salute Day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Bryant Commons.
I like bologna - the mild sausage made from beef or meat scraps (beef, pork, turkey and/or chicken), not baloney, the mess you hear from TV infomercials about snake-oil pills that increase your memory, help you lose weight, fight bad breath and increase your personal wealth.
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HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - When Pfc. Paul Ieti, 21, was in Afghanistan, he and a friend made a video of him singing "Stay" by Rihanna. And like a million young dreamers before, they posted it on YouTube.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council is accepting applications for barbecue connoisseurs to compete at the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 4-11 p.m. Sept. 20.
"It was the middle of April in 1954, and Myles and I were coming from Tampa, Fla., to Gum Branch to meet his parents and family," Myles Groover's wife, Carlyne Groover, recalled. "We had been married just two weeks.
A Community Activities, Information and Registration and Back-to-School Fair will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 30 at Tominac Fitness Center on Hunter.
Q: Is it true that characters from the hit Disney film "Frozen" are coming to "Once Upon a Time"? Judging by the tease from this season's finale, I'd say yes. - Steff S. in Florida
EDITOR'S NOTE: DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of July 21.
A new local and regional calendar is available on coastalcourier.com that allows visitors to find a variety of entertainment and events not only in Hinesville, but also Savannah and as far away as Macon and Hilton Head.
Every day, twice a day I check my garden to see if I have any "maters" ripe and ready for picking. In less sophisticated parts of the country, this veggie-fruit is called a tomato, but I live in Georgia, so I call them maters.
Fourteen Bryan and Liberty County women walked the halls of the Dorchester Village Civic Center dressed in white, each with a pink corsage, as they were dubbed Top Ladies of Distinction on Saturday.
East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 installed new officers Saturday afternoon in a ceremony at the Midway Police Department. The American Legion Department of Georgia Junior Vice Commander George Walker swore in the new leaders.
From now until September, the community can view artwork by several Bradwell Institute students at the Historic Dorchester Academy Museum that focuses on an important event in African-American history.
SAVANNAH - The Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire, a nonprofit organization that provides a "home away from home" for families who have critically ill or injured children receiving treatment at Savannah-area hospitals, recently announced that four new members were elected to its board of directors.