Liberty County business owners and community leaders, many who spend their days addressing the needs of customers, relaxed Friday night at the Chamber of Commerce's annual membership appreciation Lowcountry boil and permitted others to take care of them.
Liberty County Pre-K Center staffers on Friday stepped back in time for a "decade dress-up" fundraiser.
To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Suzie Q's, a local community group dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness, held its first Liberty Shoppers Expo on Friday. Funds raised go to local treatment, care and support facilities.
The 27 Gold Star Mothers who attended Sunday afternoon's recognition and remembrance ceremony at Fort Stewart's Marne Chapel had one thing in common - they are parents of fallen soldiers. The first annual event, sponsored by the Survivor Outreach Services, was part of a military-wide long-term support program for surviving family members.
The Liberty County Board of Education met Tuesday to discuss concerns about the new Liberty Transit system buses accessing school property at Liberty County High School.
In July, the New Sunbury Association sponsored a week-long mission trip to Spruce Pine, N.C., under the direction of the Rev. Jimmy Bryant, minister of education for Hinesville First Baptist Church. Eighteen people attended, including six youth.
Hinesville District 4 City Councilman Keith Jenkins and Hinesville Crime Prevention Officer James Williams conducted a self-defense lesson Sept. 7 for nearly 20 members of the Goldenheirs. The members learned about tactics and techniques to defend themselves and visited with representatives from the city of Hinesville.
In the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, students gathered around flag poles at schools across the nation for the 20th annual See You at the Pole. The tradition started in Texas as a student-initiated prayer meeting that took hold in schools where participants encouraged each other to pray for community, local leaders and city, state and national governments, according to the See You at the Pole website, www.syatp.com. The event is every Sept. 22.
The best accompaniment to a night of smoldering blues music is a plate of juicy, smoked barbecue. Hinesville area residents enjoyed such a combination Saturday during the city's eighth annual Blues & BBQ festival, hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council, in downtown Bradwell Park.
The Garden Heights Neighborhood Watch recently started a "yard of the month" competition. Watch coordinator Irene Myers said she thought of the idea after visitors to her neighborhood repeatedly complimented the well-kept yards and houses.
The Beta Theta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Sept. 7, in the social hall of the Pembroke United Methodist Church.
Cancer is a terrorist.
American Legion Post 168 and its Ladies Auxiliary invite all first responders, EMTs, firefighters and law enforcement officers to a spaghetti dinner at the post at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Dinner is free to those emergency workers and their families. RSVP to 876-3342 by Friday.
On Tuesday nights, Jamie Cooke likes to put his dancing shoes on and help those who fear they have two left feet on the dance floor.
Go ahead - hit that snooze button. This Monday, it's OK.
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?