SAVANNAH - Help is on the way for low-income families in critical situations due to a loss in income or unfortunate economic circumstances.
Button Gwinnett Elementary School's Relay for Life team got an extra boost in the nick of time. On May 7, after realizing her group had fallen just short of its fundraising goal, team coordinator Jung Cannady, a third-grade teacher, sent a Twitter message to celebrity comedian George Lopez.
The fate of the lush botanical gardens at the LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation is questionable, according to Mary Beth Evans, the executive director of the LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation Foundation.
The Pembroke Garden Club has been busy lately.
Linda Swain, director of retirement services for Baptist Village Retirement Communities in Waycross, spoke to the Golden Heirs on May 4 at First Baptist Church in Hinesville.
More bricks were laid in place last weekend as several employees from Midway's Target Distribution Center volunteered to work on The Walk: An African-American Tribute at the LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation.
In a military community like Hinesville, the true meaning of Memorial Day appears to be properly acknowledged.
Richmond Hill saluted area fallen soldiers at a ceremony Friday at the veterans memorial in J.F. Gregory Park.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia recently had their annual end-of-the-year Adult Recognitions Banquet where a Girl Scout leader from the Hinesville area received a prestigious award.
You can help the Wreaths for Warriors Walk campaign by eating at Chili's during its "Give Back Day" on Memorial Day, Monday.
Seeing that this year's Kiss-A-Pig theme was based on a popular series of books, appealing primarily to children, it was fitting that the children representing the HOGwart's School of Glycemic Control ended up in first place. The children raised $75,000 and earned the right to kiss HAMlet the pig at the 2010 'Harry PORKer and the Blood Sugar Prince Battle for Control' campaign gala.
Despite a tumultuous economy, Animal Haven of Hope Society president Jean Ann Lingle said the organization has been able to stay afloat and save more than 150 stray and feral cats from Liberty County Animal Control and area veterinarians.
On Saturday, area residents rode hogs through town. On Tuesday afternoon, two educators took a dip in a mud bath. And it's all in the name of charity.
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?
The Hinesville Area Arts Council is accepting applications for barbecue contestants for the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 4-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.