SAVANNAH - So far in the 2009 campaign, the United Way of the Coastal Empire has raised $4,965,265, 61 percent of the $8.2 million goal. With only days left until the nonprofit announces the final results, the United Way is appealing for last-minute donations.
Long County Schools had programs Nov. 10-12 to honor active duty soldiers and veterans.
The smell of fried chicken, barbecued pork, sweet potato pie and a variety of rice dishes wafted through Saturday's summer-like air as the city of Riceboro celebrated its third annual Ricefest.
Lifelong Liberty County resident Meredith Devendorf knows a picture is worth 1,000 words. Recently, she dug up images of damage caused by a massive hurricane that struck the Georgia coast in 1983, pictures of Liberty County during its post-Civil War reconstruction period and snapshots of shark hunts, community gatherings and past Fort Stewart soldiers.
MIDWAY - What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did better than anyone else was try to understand where we fit into history and where we
The Old Dorchester Consolidated School in Midway will have a Christmas open house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at 1804 Islands Highway, one and a half miles east of I-95.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6602 paid tribute to all American men and women who served in past wars and those who continue to serve today during a somber Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday at the Hinesville post.
What can be learned from years of studying the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Why is it important that King's activities and impact in Savannah and its neighboring communities be more thoroughly documented and understood so we have a complete picture of the civil rights movement?
According to new rules from the Food and Drug Administration, the Gulf Coast oyster industry may soon be heating up - literally.
Registered nurse Brenda McMillan, a blood pressure analyst for St. Joseph's/Candler Home Health Care, spoke at the Goldenheirs' October meeting.
Catherine Scaggs has been invited to participate in the Miss Georgia Teen USA pageant, which will be in Cartersville on Nov. 12-14.
For a short time Thursday, some Hinesville teens set aside the comfort of permanent shelter and a guarantee of food, funds and life's little necessities to put a face on the homeless situation in Hinesville, as Homelessness Awareness Month begins.
Liberty County Commissioner Donald Lovette, along with his mother Louise Lovette, and his aunts, Clara Roberts and Arlie Brown, were among 50 visitors who paid homage Monday to those buried on Fort Stewart's reservation.
According to Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kenny Smiley, the area's 13th annual illuminated Christmas parade will change locations and routes this year.
On Friday night in downtown Hinesville, wicked witches and creepy goblins lurked around every corner as pirates, princesses and petite bumblebees invaded local shops and eateries. But scary or sweet, the costumed crusaders were after one thing: candy.
Members of the Disabled American Veterans chapter 46 and their families held a brief meeting Monday night at Dorchester Academy before having a Christmas celebration with a small feast.
Wreaths for Warriors Walk President Susan Ammons, center, and co-founder Bruce Muncher present a wreath to Hinesville on Monday. The wreath was for the city's support of the seventh annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk on Fort Stewart Saturday. Receiving the wreath was Krystal Hart, city public-relations manager.
Nov. 22 to Dec. 21: An early impulsive act causes confusion. But all is smoothed over once explanations are made. Expect a friend or family member to ask for your kind and always wise advice.
Operation Homefront Southeast will host its annual holiday meal distribution for the military from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Connection Church, 116 Patriot Trail, in Hinesville.
The Long County Christmas Parade on Saturday in Ludowici attracted 24 entries, ranging from beauty queens showing off their crowns to churches recreating the birth of Jesus Christ.
Former Liberty County Commission Chairman John McIver recently was recognized by the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless as its 2013 humanitarian of the year.
The spirit of volunteerism can be infectious.
Keep Liberty Beautiful and the Coastal Courier earned first place awards at Keep Georgia Beautiful's annual banquet and awards ceremony Wednesday at the Emory University Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta.
The holiday lighting that has delighted families visiting Holbrook Pond Recreation Area off Highway 144 continues until Dec. 26. Visitors are invited to drive through, at no charge, from 6-9 nightly.
One-hundred and forty-seven of Santa's helpers wrapped and handed out toys to parents and guardians Saturday during this year's Toys for Tots toy distribution at the former Jordye Bacon Elementary School. The local program serves less-fortunate children in Liberty and Long counties.
STATESBORO - Andrew Young will be the featured speaker at Georgia Southern University's 2014 MLK Celebration at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive.
Hinesville Ford is holding the "Fill up the Fords" fundraiser for Gabriel's House Ranch from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 21 at 305 W. Oglethorpe Highway.
The La Quinta Inn in Hinesville and the Hinesville Rotary Club are hosting their first Gingerbread House Community Showcase and Competition at La Quinta on Oglethorpe Highway. The display is available for viewing and public voting from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through Dec. 17. The judging and awards will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Area residents are encouraged to visit and vote for their favorite entries.
It may be getting chilly outside, but I know a film that's completely frozen.
The Miss Hi-Fidelity Civic Club Pageant will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Midway Middle School.