Smiley Elementary School second- and third-graders recently submitted artwork for the Long County/Ludowici Christmas Parade coloring contest. The top three winners in the contest were Stephanie Piccarillo, who took third place; Makenzie Guyett, who was the runner-up; and Jonathan Proctor, who won first place. The three winning pieces will be displayed in local businesses to increase awareness about the upcoming parade. The Long County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the contest, which was organized by SES art teacher Danielle Nobles.
My family and I moved to Liberty County on St. Patrick's Day in 1971. During Easter weekend that year, my husband, brother-in-law and son went fishing.
Though many of our tryptophan-induced comas are long over and thoughts of sugarplums now are forming in our heads, it just may be time to correct our understanding of Thanksgiving's origins before the memories cement for next year.
Several local residents participated in the Rock-N-Roll Marathon held in Savannah.
Starting a new business as an environmentally friendly one (or making an existing one greener) often can seem like a challenging task.
Just before noon Monday, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and a handful of deputies began putting together Thanksgiving gift boxes in the sheriff's office conference room to hand-deliver to families throughout Liberty County who otherwise may have gone without a holiday feast Thursday.
The Long County Food Pantry will give away food today and throughout the holidays to those in need, according to Tina Skipper, the Long County coordinator of concerted services.
With the Christmas season upon us, the Hinesville Area Arts Council is launching a new series of art lessons that could inspire handmade gifts for the holidays.
There's no hiding it, I'm a "Twilight" fan. Hey, I don't approve of all the hype. All I know is that while reading Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novels, there were moments where I genuinely felt as if I had been magically transported into Bella Swan's shoes.
The Savannah Community Theatre presents the musical "Hands of the Spirit" at the Trustees Theatre at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Additionally, a school performance will be held at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12.
"We all should be thankful for our military. It's because of them that we are safe and have the many freedoms that we do. I also thank the good Lord for my health and my family."
Community, military and state leaders gathered Sunday night under the vaulted ceiling of Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel to offer and listen to special words and thoughts of thanks for the military, the community, the nation and the holiday season.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. This is as true today as it was 100 years ago. Back then, the kitchen was a separate little building that usually was built before the main house. It was connected by a small porch or walkway that we called the dogtrot. I guess we called it that because that is where the old hound dog trotted between the house and the kitchen, waiting for us to throw him a cold biscuit.
Last week, hundreds of local residents and young people took the pledge to recycle. Nov. 15 was the annual America Recycles Day and we planned a number of community activities and school events to encourage more people to begin recycling or to expand their recycling efforts.
Ann Parker and James Blank pose with a copy of the Coastal Courier on May 17 outside the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. One week earlier, Parker had donated a kidney to Blank. They are good friends, and both attend Bethesda Church in Hinesville. Parker's donation marked the 1,000th kidney donation at the Jacksonville Mayo Clinic. She celebrated and enjoyed cake with the clinic staff. After some ups and downs with post-transplant procedures, Blank now is doing well. Parker said the transplant also marked the third time someone from Bethesda Church has donated a kidney to another.
Fort Morris will host its annual "Come and Take It!" on Saturday.
Four people with ties to Liberty and Long counties have completed basic military training:
Help find the eggs left by turkeys around Cypress Creek Adventure Golf on Dec. 1.
More than 100 veterans and active-duty military personnel were honored by Long County High School on Tuesday during the annual Veteran's Day Ceremony.
Ever since he grabbed the public's attention with the Oscar-nominated "Memento" in 2000, director Christopher Nolan has established himself as one of the most brilliant filmmakers of the 21st century.
Liberty County High School held its fourth annual Pink Panther Day for breast-cancer awareness Oct. 30. This event is sponsored by Family Career and Community Leaders of America. This year, Pink Panther Day was held in honor of Kim Brown, an LCHS teacher who is battling breast cancer. This year's shirt was designed in honor of Brown and had her favorite quote, "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have," on the back with her initials. FCCLA members sold 267 shirts, almost double what they sold last year. Proceeds totaling $850 ...
Saturday marked the third year that the Midway Museum has hosted its fundraising oyster roast and sit-down dinner in the museum's lower floor.
The eighth annual Hinesville Community Chili Cook-off and Festival on Saturday at First Presbyterian Christian Academy was an event full of food, entertainment and fun activities for children and families.
Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin, City Councilman Chris Stacy and Geechee Gullah expert Jim Becote organized the first RiceFest, which was held seven years ago at the community center.
Sixteen students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Pathway recently completed CPR and first-aid certification training with firefighter Casey Hale, who helps with the training every semester.
Richmond H. Peacock was born Aug. 24, 1807, in what then was Liberty County but now is Long County. He was the son of Samuel (1777-1839) and Mary Peacock (1786-1869). Samuel was born in South Carolina and was in the War of 1812. They were married in 1802 in Georgia, and both died in Liberty County.
"Nightcrawler" is nothing short of a revelation in filmmaking. It features a powerhouse performance by Jake Gyllenhaal and contains characters and an atmosphere that completely is in service to its story. I think if Michael Mann had made either "Broadcast News" or "Network," this is probably what it would look like.
RICHMOND HILL - The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill and Life Moves Dance Studio are launching an initiative to help military families in the region by providing free childcare for active military members during the afternoon and evening of Dec. 20.
Smiley Elementary School in Long County held its annual Trunk-or-Treat celebration last Friday, and the event drew more than 1,000 students.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Glenn Webster, a former 3rd Infantry Division commander, recently donated $10,000 to Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, center, and George Holtzman, chairman of HMAC's Veterans Memorial Walk committee. Holtzman said he expects to receive several sizable donations in the coming weeks to help pay for the memorial to be built at Bryant Commons.