Bus travel has been very important in the life of World War II veteran Robert Greene, so the fact that this weekend's Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. is by bus doesn't bother him one bit.
Navy Capt. Annie B. Andrews recently was nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Andrews currently serves as strategic studies group fellow for the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group in Newport, R.I.
The concepts of diversity, leadership and civil empowerment defined the 3rd Infantry Division's Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month observance at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart.
Pastor and author Dr. Tom Smiley told the Rotary Club of Hinesville on Tuesday how to be prepared for and survive life's "emotional undercurrents." Smiley has written three books: "Runaway Lives," "Angels All Around," and a new book of quotes, "Uncommon Common Sense."
"It's not about the miles, it's about the smiles."
In a grand evening of pageantry, the 2011-12 Miss Ludowici contest was March 7 at Smiley Elementary School.
Army Staff Sgt. Viva R. Greene has received the Meritorious Service Medal.
Boy Scout Troop 500 of Hinesville recently collected non-perishable food items to donate to the Manna House food bank.
Walter Burns got his hair cut May 6.
Hearty crowds braved intermittent rain Saturday to enjoy the Small World Festival in downtown Hinesville. Several community leaders, including 3rd Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams and Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, also didn't let wet weather keep them from mingling. Thomas had attended the Liberty County Justice Center's grand opening earlier Saturday morning.
Locals can experience sights, sounds and flavors of numerous cultures from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday in Bradwell Park during the Hinesville Small World Festival.
During their recent convention, the members of the first district of the American Legion elected the following legionnaires to fill offices for the 2011-12 membership year:
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kawana L. Copeland, a 2001 graduate of Bradwell Institute, alongside approximately 40 sailors of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) recently returned from a six-month deployment in support of maritime security operations, while attached to aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman homeported in Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
Vidalia Comprehensive High School's class of 2008 salutorian Eric Jones Jr. recently worked as a White House intern in First Lady Michelle Obama's Office of Correspondence, where he helped ensure that the American people who wrote to her received timely and appropriate responses.
The Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates will have training for new volunteers from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays from May 13- June 10 at the Liberty County Health Department.
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.
Here's what the stars have in store for you this week:
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.
When it comes to recycling, did you realize that more actually means less?