Cissy Gottleb, a Liberty County School Bus Driver, went to Columbia, Mo., the weekend of May 17. She attended her nephew's high school graduation, and was able to visit, her 99-year-old grandmother, Grace Crane. Gottleb took the Coastal Courier with her and explained to her grandmother what the paper would do. So needless to say, a copy will travel back to Missouri. I can proudly say I have never heard my grandmother raise her voice in anger, Gottleb said.
It is time for yet another class reunion. Although many years have passed since some students graduated, at a class reunion, it seems as if time has stood still.
LUDOWICI -- On May 6, as Cynthia Alexander and her daughter Maggie were driving home from Savannah their 2007 Saturn Outlook collided head-on with another vehicle on Highway 196.
Faculty members of Smiley Elementary joined to honor Nancy Carter and John Carter for their years of dedication and service as Georgia educators. A celebratory dinner was held at the Jekyll Island Resort, and a PowerPoint presentation, which depicted two lives obviously dedicated to family and teaching, served as a tribute to the retirees.
Lamar DeLoach from East Coast Ethanol cleared up some of the growing misconceptions about the popular renewable fuel source May 20 during the weekly meeting of the Hinesville Rotary Club.
The Armed Services YMCA, the nation's leading nonprofit organization supporting the families of junior enlisted military personnel, recently awarded top prizes in its annual art and essay contests to Liberty County residents.
Members of the New Sunbury Baptist Association provided lunch for teachers at Smiley Elementary on May 8 in observance of Teacher Appreciation Week.
The crowning of Ashley LeCounte as Miss Jabberwock 2008 and Mallory Roberts as Miss Delta Doll 2008 took place in the April 19 pageant presented by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Hinesville Alumnae Chapter.
LUDOWICI -- Long County had its first Earth Day celebration May 3, and around 250 people came out to enjoy the festivities.
Hanne-Kaisa Pirkola from Finland may have been the farthest a guest speaker has come to speak during the weekly meeting of the Hinesville Rotary Club.
Dr. Seth Borquaye spoke about The Ghanavisions Foundation at Rotary's weekly meeting on Tuesday. Borquaye, an obstetrician, started the organization as a way to further education and health for the people in his native country, Ghana. One of Ghanavisions' programs is "Malaria Be Gone," which aims to put a mosquito net over the head of every Ghanaian. For more information about The Ghanavisions Foundation, and how you can help, visit www.ghanavisions.org.
Even though walkers have completed their laps for this year's Relay for Life, the race has been extended for Barbara Holmes.
An old saying contends that a woman's hair is her glory, whether it is long or short.
"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.
Tybee Island is having a Labor Day Beach Bash Sunday. The party will be around Tybee Pier and Pavilion. It will include live music featuring the Swingin' Medallions starting at 7 p.m. A fireworks display will start around 9:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visittybee.com.
STATESBORO - In 2012, the PBS show Time Team America tracked the adventures of a Georgia Southern University archaeologist and students at Camp Lawton, a Civil War POW camp in Millen, as they uncovered buried secrets using the latest technology and decades of expertise.
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Award-winning blues artist Janiva Magness and her band performed a free concert Friday in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park. The concert served as a run-up to next month's Blues and BBQ festival in Hinesville. Magness, who said she is influenced by musicians like Etta James and Koko Taylor, has won four blues music awards, including the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award.
Dozens of area residents presented to donate at Friday's Battle of the Badges blood drive, according to Laura Troutman, Liberty County human-resources specialist and health-promotion leader.
Turkey platters abound on the top shelf in my kitchen. There are all kinds: tin, white glass, clear glass, colored china and thick plastic. Some may be alike, but most have different scenes with a large, colorful turkey in the center. I think I have at least 30. I just cannot help myself when I see a pretty one that is cheap and colorful.
A fleet of model planes took to the skies last weekend at Savannah's Staff Sgt. Anthony Davis Memorial RC Model Airfield to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Hineshouse Project Resident Services Department partnered with AmeriGroup to host the 2014-15 Back-to-School Bash on Aug. 1, along with several vendors from the Liberty County area. Food, drinks and schools supplies were distributed to over 250 community residents.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Trevion-Marcel D. Johnson recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau recently hosted a familiarization tour in July with visitor-information specialists from the Georgia Visitors Centers in Savannah and Kingsland.
"The Expendables 3," now in theaters, continues the franchise featuring well-known action-movie icons of the 1980s and 1990s in an attempt to recapture their glory days. I thought the first movie was average, the second movie was actually better-than-average, but the third movie falls by the wayside.
Small jars and bottles fill the cabinet above our stove, while larger jars and bottles line the inside door of our refrigerator. These condiments are necessary nuisances when it comes to spicing up or seasoning the foods we enjoy.
The Rotary Club of Hinesville received a visit from Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson at its weekly meeting Tuesday.
Maggie Batson has been chosen to be featured in Discovery Girls magazine for 2015.