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.
SAVANNAH - Visitors to the Savannah Technical College Liberty Campus in October just might see some unusual art on display.
Last Monday morning, I drove to Dennis Durrence's farm this side of Reidsville to pick up three five-gallon buckets of sweet potatoes that just had been plowed up.
Four area men are coming together in harmony. A four-part harmony to be exact.
Union soldier re-enactors breached Fort McAllister on Saturday to recreate a Civil War battle that happened 150 years ago when Confederate soldiers occupied the fort. The 1864 overtaking of the fort, four months before the war's end, famously is known for bringing Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea" to end.
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is another attempt by Hollywood to embrace spirituality on the big screen.
Under clear skies with temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered along Main Street.
Midway Museum hosted its 55th annual Christmas Tea on Saturday to celebrate the holiday season and preserve Midway's Colonial history.
The second-annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest, sponsored by La Quinta and the Hinesville Rotary Club, ended with a judging event Friday night.
On Saturday, an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 donated toys were parceled out and sent on their way to 1,050 Liberty County children who otherwise likely wouldn't have gifts to open Christmas morning.
My husband grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 1960s. He tells me that he got his work ethic and determination from his dad, his politeness from his mom, his sense of right and wrong from "Leave it to Beaver" and "The Andy Griffith Show," and his sense of humor from "Petticoat Junction" and "The Beverley Hillbillies."
Celeste Betton - an Army spouse, worship leader, choir director and pre-K teacher's assistant who has a passion for singing and a love for music - has been in San Antonio to compete against five others in the 2014 Operation Rising Star competition.
Employees at Riceboro based SNF Floquip got into the competitive spirit of giving by collecting 331 toys for the Liberty County Toys4Tots program.
Ah, yes, it's that time of year again.
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Organizers worked to raise awareness for Seabrook Village with Saturday's Sugar Cane Festival, which featured cane grinding and extraction, free hayrides and tours of the historic community.
Many years ago, about 1988-2001, I wrote long letters to a dozen elderly shut-ins each week. I sent each of the 12 a copy of the same letter.