The YMCA of Coastal Georgia provided $2.2 million in financial assistance in 2010 to more than 25,000 children, individuals and families in its four county service areas, and it hopes to do it again with the Priceless Gifts Campaign, which kicked off Monday.
Staff Sgt. Jason Letterman lit up as he described how Alex, his 5-year old son, couldn't wait to help build the specially adapted house where his father, 12-year old brother Daniel and mother Elena will make a lasting home.
No one can stick to a diet when Chef Biagio Longo comes to town.
Joel Osteen of Osteen & Osteen law firm is this year's candidate for Team Liberty's annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign, which raises money for the American Diabetes Association.
Liberty Life magazine is taking nominations until 5 p.m. Feb. 1 for its "Top 10 under 40" feature. Nominees must meet the following guidelines:
Cool temperatures and intermittent rain didn't keep residents and visitors of all ages from lining Hinesville's Main Street for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day parade on Monday.
Since not everyone gets an opportunity to tour Italy and sample authentic Italian cuisine, the Hinesville Area Arts Council is bringing a taste of sunny Italy to Coastal Georgia.
Snuggling up to smooch a swine may not conjure images of warmth during a cold snap, but the people who run the American Diabetes Association say there is no wrong time to kiss a pig - especially if it's in the name of research.
Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson based his address during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance Wednesday at Fort Stewart not on King's legendary "I Have A Dream" speech, but on King's last book, prophetically titled "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community." The book was published in 1967, one year before King's assassination and decades before most of Johnson's audience was born.
One year after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, the island nation is still in shambles, its people still suffering.
"Many seniors in our area go without heat during the cold months in order to pay for groceries, medications and other essential items," said Mary Foley, marketing director for Senior Citizens Inc. "For more than seven years, (our organization) has distributed blankets to those seniors in need. This year, with the help of Georgia Natural Gas and Starbucks Coffee, the 2011 Blanket Drive will serve communities in six counties in Coastal Georgia."
Photography takes patience - that's what members of the People Into Cameras Club will tell you.
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued and signed by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, granting freedom to slaves in the Confederacy.
Liberty County welcomed its first babies of 2011 into the world this past weekend.
The Long County Library recently raffled off a hand-made quilt to raise money for books. Danny Deese won the quilt. He wasn't able to pick it up, but his nephew, Bradley Brock, accepted the quilt on Deese's behalf, and, according to Brock, Deese is very happy with is prize.
I've got a quiz for you today. Can you tell me which actor is going from playing the Caped Crusader to portraying Moses?
The Long County Relay for Life planning committee held a breakfast last Saturday to honor cancer survivors and caregivers.
Movies show in and around Liberty County in the coming week include:
Liberty County High School alum Donnie Pulliam recently earned a paid internship to The Gloucester Institute in Richmond, Va.
Salted sturgeon eggs ought to taste something like the mullet row I used to eat when I was a boy. But since caviar sells for about $50 an ounce, I'll never know.
Nearly 100 ladies from the Marne Community Spouses Club, Fort Stewart's all-ranks social club, met Jamie and Bobby Deen last week. Celebrity chef Paula Deen's sons took time out of their busy schedules to enjoy lunch with the group during a special event at Club Stewart.
Keep Liberty Beautiful will host the eighth annual Earth Day Celebration next week.
March 21 to April 19: You might need to do a bit more investigating before making a career move. You do best when you come armed with the facts. A personal matter still needs tending to.
Antonio Vonzell Sampson receives a Remington shotgun from Faye Morris, a member of The Battle Fighters. Sampson won the shotgun March 29 in a raffle held by the Battlefighters, a Relay for Life team.
SAVANNAH - International bestselling author Tami Hoag will headline the Savannah Book Festival's spring 2014 event at noon May 8 at The Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council gallery on Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville was packed with art-curious business people and artists seeking other artists Thursday during a reception and Liberty County Chamber of Commerce business-after-hours event.
The historical house a block from the Liberty County Courthouse was built in 1839 for Mrs. Mary Jane Hazzard Bacon, the widow of Major John Bacon, who had fought in the War of 1812 and died in 1833.
THE LAWS OF physics dictate that nature abhors a vacuum. A related but lesser known axiom postulates that you can't love nature if you're inside vacuuming.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host its spring Cupcake War from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.
Carnival Tyme, featuring 19 rides, games, food and fun for children and adults, opens a four-day run at Hunter Army Airfield Thursday.