The Nu Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has announced the induction of 18 new sorority members into the local Hinesville chapter. Women of various professions recently received the honored status of becoming an "Alpha Kappa Alpha Woman." Nu Rho Omega chapter has served the local community for more than 25 years and continues to do so. New members are LaShawn Bacon, Teresa Bacon, Tomeka Barron, Claudia Bryant, Denise Burghoy, Stephanie Carter, Dorothy Cottom, Lydia Harris, Tynisa Jones, Melicent Lucas, Jonita Martin, Shannon McFadden, LaShonda Miller, Valeria Richards, Paulette Robertson, Minnie Stafford, April Torres and Edith Wright.
Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, has announced that the dealership is hosting the Cub Scout's Pinewood Derby Coastal Empire Council Championship from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the dealership on Highway 84 East in Flemington.
In conjunction with the annual Great American Cleanup, the Keep Liberty County Beautiful initiative has once again organized a volunteer program featuring a multi-faceted beautification effort that is taking place this weekend and continues through May 31.
Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night. Daylight Savings Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday.
The 15th annual Kiss-a-Pig Contest pits a Hinesville business leader against Savannah school superintendent.
The Liberty and Long County Forestry Pageant were held on Feb. 24 at Brewton-Parker College's Liberty campus.
Transportation, prescription drugs and supportive services are among the concerns facing Coastal Georgia's older residents.
Georgia Arbor Day was celebrated Feb. 16 with some local organizations commemorating the day with tree plantings.
Liberty County Boy Scouts have set two fundraiser for early March.
United Way of the Coastal Empire's 2-1-1 program, which has recently extended its service area to incorporate Liberty County, hosted its first "2-1-1 Day Celebration" on Sunday. The goal of the celebration was to educate the community on the benefits of using 2-1-1 and create awareness of the service in Liberty County. The event coincided with a nationwide effort to have 2-1-1 available in all states.
Two young people with ties to our area have graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas
Palmyra Missionary Baptist Church will host its Old Time Day celebration with a walk starting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday from the Sunbury Missionary Baptist Church. Sunday school will follow at 10 a.m. and a morning service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Herman Scott of Baconton Missionary Baptist Church speaking. The host pastor is the Rev. Robert Brown. For more information, call (912) 884-3131.
Grandparent Connection is an agency for grandparents raising children, offering services pertaining to support, legal information, health and financial concerns and more.
Age is nothing but a number - especially to a group of senior citizens who volunteer their services to help make life a little brighter for other people.
The original "Transformers" from 2007 was a pleasant surprise that was loud and preposterous, but extremely entertaining.
The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee will hold the second annual Veterans Salute Day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Bryant Commons.
I like bologna - the mild sausage made from beef or meat scraps (beef, pork, turkey and/or chicken), not baloney, the mess you hear from TV infomercials about snake-oil pills that increase your memory, help you lose weight, fight bad breath and increase your personal wealth.
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.