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.
Atlantic Area CASA will begin volunteer training Jan. 14. Training will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the conference room of the Liberty County Health Department on Highway 84 in Hinesville. Sessions will be held on Jan. 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4.
It is that time of year when we frantically search for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Why not consider a book or item depicting Liberty County's history? To my knowledge, there are several available. And if you go that route, I think you will be pleased with whatever you select.
Wreaths for Warriors Walk organizers donated a wreath to Hinesville last week for display in Victory Park.
Members of local sororities, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority's Hinesville Alumnae Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Nu Rho Omega Chapter and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority's Chi Pi Zeta Chapter recently presented a check to Dorchester Improvement Association. The donated proceeds are from a western-themed fundraiser held recently as part of Dorchester Academy's "This Place Matters" campaign.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 14th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade on Dec. 10 in downtown Hinesville. The theme for this year's parade was Christmas through the Decades. More than 80 floats, all covered in holiday lights, were entered, each paying tribute to a particular decade. The winners of the float competition are:
The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless has just kicked off its Stars for the Homeless campaign to raise money for Liberty County's only homeless shelter.
Even soggy weather on the coldest days can't dampen Liberty County's Christmas spirit.
Patricia Barbee will salute other women like her on Saturday.
Bend-the-Bar: Registration is under way for the Stewart/Hunter "Bend-the-Bar" Powerlifting and Bench Press Challenge Saturday at 4thIBCT Fitness Center.
Five generations in the family of Mary H. Clark of Fleming recently gathered. From left, Clark; great-grandson Robert Sauls, holding great-great-grandson Matty; granddaughter Suzann Sauls; and son Ronnie Clark.
ATLANTA - Once again, over the Labor Day weekend, thousands converged on Atlanta to take part in Dragon Con, the nation's largest multi-genre event.
Allergy sufferers in the Southeast could be in for a groggy fall, as warm and wet months ahead will promote mold spore growth and prolong ragweed season, AccuWeather reports.
"The Identical" is the type of movie that would be great on the Hallmark Channel or even TBN, for that matter. It's a movie that deals with a lot of elements that are both familiar and fundamental to movies of this kind: It features Scripture, Southern nostalgia and, of course, the birth of rock 'n' roll.
Wild hogs are something that I have not had much experience with - but I do not want any more.
DECATUR - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide - the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service - is seeking volunteers across Georgia to help taxpayers seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2014 tax returns.
Thursday, Sept. 11, will mark the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania that claimed nearly 3,000 lives.
Six weeks ago, the Courier introduced readers to 2-year-old Brynslet Sellers, whose heart is failing.
The descendants of West and Lillie Miller held a family reunion last weekend in Ludowici.
"The November Man" has Pierce Brosnan returning to his spy-thriller roots, though not exactly with the same kind of charisma he brought to James Bond. Instead, we're treated to a competently made yet cliché-ridden film that, frankly, no one will remember in November.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host an art exhibit for the month of September.
After 62 years, she still is a blushing bride, and he still is her knight in shining armor.
Fort Morris State Historic Site on Monday held its annual Labor Day celebration, which included Revolutionary War musket and cannon firings, food and informative talks.
The Civil War weapons presentation "Incoming" with Shuman's Artillery will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill.