After a brief rain Friday evening the first Liberty Fest kicked off in downtown Hinesville and the crowd came out to taste food samples from eateries around Hinesville and Liberty County.
The Long County 4-H Club received $6,238 June 8 to help combat drug abuse.
James May, a U.S. Army soldier who will deploy soon, and his girlfriend of four years, Kristina Rooks, became engaged July 10. May, however, made his intentions public by meeting his future fiancee in the lobby of The Heritage Bank in Hinesville. Rooks was surprised as May presented the ring. Their son, Zachary, carried the ring box.
Long County Relay for Life organizers hosted their wrap-up party recently concluding the 2007 fundraiser.
The United Way of the Coastal Empire and the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will soon begin accepting applications for the 2007 Legend's Community Program Grants.
ATLANTA - As temperatures rise, people become concerned about older people and young children because they do not adjust well to sudden changes in temperature and are more prone to heat stress.
Walthourville's mayor and council will honor Lyndol Anderson, the city's first mayor and her all-woman council at 11 a.m. July 21 at city hall.
As the month of July rolled in, so did more than $300,000 in state and federal grants for the city of Hinesville to assist those less fortunate.
It's just before 1 p.m. on a Friday and Manna House volunteer Tammy Stewart is taking a break after handling the "just-before-closing rush."
Preliminary work on the restoration of the Miller Pasture area in Allenhurst began as students from the Savannah College of Art and Design historical preservation class spent their spring semester analyzing and creating architectural reports for a building on the property. Also, the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry conducted studies on the ecology, biology and environmental aspects of the estate.
The Liberty County branch of the National Association of Colored People has launched its first Web site.
As Marvin Deshazior neared Dorchester Academy during Saturday's Walk to Dorchester fundraiser, he had one thing on his mind.
Fathers are special people, but often, they are overlooked in the midst of celebrating and honoring mothers.
Decades after posing for a photo on their bikes, four cycling pals reunited this past April for an updated photo at the same location - the old Moore home on Smiley Street. Jimmy and Lynda Mobley and their children, Jeff Mobley, Marla Mobley Troha (wife of councilman Steve Troha), and Ronal and Joyce Moore and their children, Kevin Moore and Lynn Moore Granger, gathered, along with some of their former neighbors, for the reunion. The pictures of the children were taken in the mid to late '60's. Pictured (l-r): Kevin Moore, Jeff Mobley, Marla Mobley Troha and Lynn Moore Granger.
Twelve area young ladies will compete at Miss Georgia Forestry State Pageant on June 8-9 and 15-16.
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.
DVD's expected in stores an online next week include:
Amber Nolan is hitchhiking across the country - by air. Not commercial air, but general aviation.