Retired Educators Day will be Nov. 2. Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas recently signed a proclamation honoring retired educators for their contributions to children. Thank a retired educator on this day. From left, in front, Jane Cart, Thomas, Carolyn Strickland; in back, LaFayne May, Jean Johnson, Alice Travis and Joan Hollingsworth.
The Goldenheirs have added a meeting for November. On Tuesday at noon the group will share a covered dish lunch and Gerald Harris, editor of The Christian Index, the oldest religious newspaper in the nation, will be the guest speaker.
Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority is seeking nominations for its Community Servant Award. Presented to an individual, the award exemplifies the spirit of community service.
The Liberty County Community & Area Mass Choir, comprised of members from Liberty County and surrounding areas, has kicked off its 2009 season with excellent participation and enthusiasm.
Bill and Brenda Acebes recently visited Portage Glacier in Alaska and took a copy of the Coastal Courier with them.
With help from the Masons of Georgia, Long County removed a cornerstone of the courthouse Saturday, and glimpsed artifacts from a time long gone. The stone housed a time capsule full of items from 1926.
The Long County Wildlife Festival last Saturday marked the event's 27th year, and organizers made sure to add plenty of new activities.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time next weekend.
Members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46 of Hinesville presented a plaque to Mayor Sandra Martin and the City Council of Flemington on Oct. 14 at Flemington City Hall for outstanding support during the organization's 2008 fundraising drive.
Rotary District Governor-Elect Clyde Taylor recently updated Hinesville Rotarians on changes in funding uses and sources, including restructuring the nonprofit club's grants and partnerships. Rotary International sponsors five educational programs, five humanitarian grant programs and PolioPlus through the annual program fund and the Future Vision Fund donations. Taylor said the organization's plan will span three years and help to simplify programs and focus Rotarian efforts.
Hundreds of guests turned out for the kickoff party Thursday for the Coastal Living and Cottage Living Holiday Coastal Cottage at Yellow Bluff, which start offering public tours Monday.
On Sept. 17, 36 Savannah College of Art and Design students and three instructors visited the LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation near Riceboro to learn about the site and the projects they will be involved in this fall quarter.
LUDOWICI - As the summer heat transitions into cooler fall weather, it's important to make sure children are bundled up for warmth. Some children in Ludowici are in need of extra help this year and a group of local citizens is holding a community coat drive. The drive, Help Keep Smiley Kids Warm, is an effort to collect new and gently used coats to be distributed to those in need.
The National Honor Society, student council and Interact Club of Liberty County High School will join together Thursday to fight hunger in Liberty County by collecting canned goods for the Manna House.
Last month, when we visited our old home place, I saw a wild persimmon tree growing in the edge of Sally's yard. It was full of persimmons, and some were ripe.
District 5 Commissioner Gary Gilliard recently was the guest speaker to a group of senior citizens in Walthourville to discuss SPLOST. Gilliard was invited by Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray. "They asked some interesting questions and kept me on my toes, but I enjoyed my visit with them," Gilliard said.
Join the fun at Club Stewart's Halloween Bash, starting at 9 p.m. Friday. Enjoy DJFreaksho, drink specials and a costume contest. There's a $7 cover charge. Patrons must be 18 or older to enter, and at least 21 to drink.
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.
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.