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.
A group gathers Wednesday evening at Jungle Jake's Comics and Games to play Dungeons & Dragons, a role-playing game. The store recently moved to a larger space to accommodate more strategy and role-playing games. Owner Jason Lee said the idea is great for parents looking to move their kids away from video games and into strategic games. He compared the critical thinking level to the game of chess.
The Goldenheirs had their Christmas luncheon in early December. Lynn Cannon Catering served a delicious lunch, and Carey Knowles, a Christian comedian, entertained the group with his "pig tales" and other stories.
I would stretch out the Christmas season as long as possible if I could. Instead of the "Twelve Days of Christmas," I would opt for the "Twelve Months of Christmas!" I love the lights, the decorations, the music and the wonderful feelings of cheerfulness at Christmas. People are nicer and friendlier during the holidays. I do get a little sad when I have to take the decorations down. But when it is time to do so, it means that it is also time for Bring One for the Chipper!
The weeks leading up to Christmas seemed to be filled with news reports of toys being recalled because they contain parts coated with lead-based paint. I told someone the other day that we never had to worry about that when we were growing up because the pine cones we used for baseballs and the limbs we used for bats were not painted. We used daddy's good plow lines for jumping rope and they also were paint-free.
CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER - Nineteen Liberty County teens graduated Dec. 18 from the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart during a commencement ceremony at the Macon City Auditorium in Macon.
Boy Scout leaders of Liberty District Coastal Empire Council were honored recently at the council's annual awards banquet at Hinesville United Methodist Church.
The recent 2010 Miss Christmas Holiday Pageant was in the Long County High School cafeteria. KIDZ-ETC sponsored the event.
Several Masons and Shriners from the area joined forces recently to help a little girl who lives in Jesup.
The local Toys for Tots committee raised more than $10,000 in cash and countless toy donations for 2010. More than 200 volunteers, who helped from August until December, delivered toys to more than 2,300 children on Saturday. The committee placed more than 70 donation boxes in local businesses, including Liberty Chrysler, Hinesville Ford, NeSmith Chevrolet, the Coastal Courier, the Hinesville Masonic Lodge and Beall's. Beall's allowed the committee to use its old building, utilities and security system rent-free for two months.
The community has stepped up to aid a family in getting the supplies they need for the holidays after their Hinesville home was damaged by fire Tuesday.
Georgia Power Co. recently made donations to two local charities.
Here's what the stars have in store for you this week:
The Hinesville Area Arts Council Cupcake War and county/city Public Safety Display from 5:30-7 tonight is to be at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Flemington, not the Shuman Recreation Center as listed earlier in the online calendar and this morning's Good Morning Liberty. The Courier regrets the error.
The Liberty County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will have its 2014 Freedom Fund Awards Gala at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the new Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.
Motorcycle clubs, although often full of productive, responsible, law-abiding members, sometimes have a negative stigma attached to them.
Army Pvt. Jamieca S. Long recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
The Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame, beginning its second year, is seeking nominations for this year's class.
The Long County Public Library held a short-story writing contest that ended in March. The winner, Long County resident Marcia Futch, received a prize and was congratulated by library board of trustees Chairman Joe Sullivan.
Statewide and national politicians were nearly as plentiful as the barbecue Thursday at the 27th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout in Glennville.
Everything you may want for a wedding, or another once-in-a-lifetime event, will be under one roof, at the Bridal Event and Expo, from 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday at Club Stewart: hair and beauty, cakes and catering, travel and entertainment, jewelry and fashion, photography, limousines, music, and prizes.
Coastal Manor Long-Term Care Facility and the Ludowici Prince Hall Masonic Association held their annual Easter-egg hunt April 12.
Hinesville will celebrate Georgia Cities Week the week of April 20-26. During that time, the city will host several events to reflect the 2014 theme, "People, Place and Purpose!"
Those wanting to land one of the best jobs of the year may need to brush up on their math skills.
Rainy weather led to a lower turnout for this year's Good Friday Walk for Shelter than in the third-annual event's previous incarnations.
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.