Area leaders filed into Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel on Sunday evening, joining in prayer and renditions of "God Bless America" and "Amazing Grace" led by the Liberty County Mass Choir, during the annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Service.
Every year, thousands of soldiers spend the holidays hundreds miles away from their families. Whether they spend them overseas or stateside, not having someone to share the holiday season with can be depressing.
If it wasn't for the caring congregation of Bethel AME church in Hinesville, this Thanksgiving would have been a bleak one for Leslie Bradley and son Trevon.
Year after year, most of us spend Thanksgiving doing the usual.
Taking top honors in the Liberty Fest pageant in August and winning the honor to represent the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at Liberty Fest next July in the Miss Division was Heather Reddish, and in the Teen Miss Division, Kelly Long.
Shayna Brown was chosen as Miss Hinesville 2009 by the judges from a group of seven young ladies the evening of Nov. 15.
Area students made history Wednesday at Lyman Hall Elementary when they revealed the world's largest crayon, a 9-foot, eight-inch, 605.5 pound stick of color not available in even the 64-count box from Crayola.
Every child wishes they could have a carnival at their birthday bash, and although that might be a stretch for most parents' budgets, it was the least that could be done for military children as the 3rd Infantry Division celebrated its 91st birthday this week during Marne Week. The Courier went behind the scenes with the fourth-generation family of carneys responsible for making the festivities come to life.
Liberty County deputies banded together to help one of their own get through a difficult time and financial burden. Jon Glandon, a former deputy of the LCSO, discovered he had brain cancer in 2003. After a three-year remission, the cancer has returned, as did the routine visits to Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. The constant travel has created a financial burden for Glandon's family.
A standing-room only crowd packed Vann's Restaurant on Thursday night for the third annual Pouring 4 Paws fundraiser to benefit the Liberty Humane Shelter. Teams of celebrity bartenders, some dressed in outrageous costumes, served and poured, dropping their tips into a bucket for the shelter staff to tally.
The Dazzling Diamond Divas, a Red Hat Society chapter on Fort Stewart, recently had a progressive dinner.
Members of the Fort Stewart Enlisted Spouses' Club and their families met Thursday afternoon to place wreaths at the Desert Shield/Desert Storm Monument in observance of Veterans' Day. The monument, in the wooded area in front of the post exchange, was built and dedicated in 1991 to honor those soldiers from Fort Stewart who died in battle.
The weather was clear and perfect and the little ones were out for fun at the YMCA Fall Festival held on Nov. 8.
Alarger crowd than last year turned out for the second annual Riceboro Rice Fest in downtown Riceboro on Nov. 8.
The opening reception for "A Stitch in Time," an exhibit of quilts by award-winning fiber artist Wendy Analla, was Sunday at the Downtown Arts Centre, 38 W. Bacon St. in Pembroke.
"Fury" is a World War II movie that provides a sense of intense, visceral violence and a semblance of authenticity that probably hasn't been seen since "Saving Private Ryan." I think this movie could be for WWII what Platoon was for Vietnam.
Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette recently addressed local pastors and clergy during the United Ministerial Alliance monthly meeting at Panera Bread in Flemington. Lovette was invited by UMA President Pastor Richard Hayes to present information on the upcoming SPLOST and recently approved Sunday early voting. Over 20 churches were represented at the meeting
The Marne Community and Spouses Club will hold its annual basket auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Richmond Hill City Center.
The Long County Commission recently recognized all retired educators by signing a proclamation observing Nov. 2 as Retired Educator's Day in the county. Commission Chairman Robert Long said that on behalf of the commission and Long County, he appreciates the jobs that all teachers perform.
RICHMOND HILL - The 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill included a wide variety of traditional Southern and coastal food, such as shrimp, crawfish, peach cobbler and fried s'mores, which might explain why an estimated 25,000-35,000 visitors - not counting volunteers and workers - descended on J.F. Gregory Park last weekend.
Exit 76, a band from Liberty County, recently performed in the upcoming feature film, "Ben & Ara."
For many, October is a month that focuses on Halloween, Columbus Day and breast-cancer awareness.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council is hosting "Sight," a photography exhibit, for October.
Operation Rising Star
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, "The Judge" is a fine example of a movie that features a likable cast and it's solidly made throughout, but it ultimately falls short of its loftier ambitions.
Graduates of the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy honored the memory of one of Richmond Hill's finest Friday morning at Stegman Auditorium on Savannah Tech's campus.
The Midway Museum will host tours of the Midway Cemetery on Oct. 25. Tours will start promptly at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
The 33rd annual Long County Fall Wildlife Festival took place Saturday and saw one of the event's largest crowds ever.
TIFTON - Courtney Barber, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 46th annual pageant Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Ag Business Club, the theme of this year's contest is "Timeless Elegance."