ATLANTA - A federal education official plans to participate in a panel discussion at the annual conference of the 100 Black Men of America in Atlanta.
Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and Col. Kevin Milton, U.S. Army garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, hold a proclamation signed by Thomas.
VIP Office and Furniture Supply recently donated two framed wall posters to St. James Sports Center in Midway. Cathy O'Hagan, VIP's retail operations executive, and Ernie Walthour, director of St. James, show the posters.
Georgia Baptist Children's Homes have changed throughout the years, according to Stephen Bene', a representative of the homes.
Second Lt. Mitch Leachman with the Georgia Army National Guard and 2nd Lt. Justin Leachman with the U.S. Air Force hold a copy of the Courier at Justin Leachman's recent commissioning at the University of Georgia in Athens.
We often take for granted what we depend on for the quality of life that we want to have. Every day, I open the blinds and look at a lovely expanse of marshes. I always expect it to look beautiful and healthy. I take for granted that it will always be able to fulfill its job of acting as a natural filter for our waterways.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Alan Jackson is not one to overshare. An imposing figure, he's tall and reserved with cowboy hat pulled down low over his eyes. Even that moustache is a little bit intimidating.
Area homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless will have an opportunity Saturday to connect with service providers who can help them in their time of need, as well as get information about emergency shelter, employment, health care and veterans services.
As a county extension agent, the questions I get are all over the map. One minute I may be talking about pond management or shrimp-like creatures in a ditch and the next minute providing information on how to solve a particular insect problem or turf disease. I have always enjoyed solving mysteries and puzzles. But every once in a while there are those cases that ends with a head scratch and my favorite quote, "I don't know, but I will find out and get back with you."
Many local businesses work every day to make shopping and business experiences a pleasure by creating and maintaining attractive locations. Join us this month in recognizing some of these attractive local businesses by nominating them for our quarterly Win-dex Awards. Nominations for this quarter's awards are being accepted through June 30. This program is our way of recognizing those attractive businesses in our community.
The Liberty County United Way sponsored another of its periodic food distributions to 527 households in Liberty County on May 22 at the Schumann Center in Hinesville.
School cafeterias at elementary and middle schools in Liberty County will be serving free meals to children through June.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gregg Allman is getting married for the seventh time.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council Gallery, 102 Commerce Street, will have special hours this summer due to construction. Hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m Tuesday-Thursday and extended Thursday from 4-8 p.m. This excludes all class schedules that may keep the space open longer and/or different hours.
Water pollution problems happen every day in our community. These problems are caused when we make poor choices around our homes and areas where we live and work.
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.
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?