By Edith Anderson
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Liberty County plans to honor cancer survivors by dedicating the first lap of this year's relay to them.
Last year marked the 19th year for Hinesville being a tree city.
The Hinesville Lions Club will have its White Cane Day Saturday, April 7, soliciting donations at Wal-Mart and Kroger.
United Way of the Coastal Empire will host its annual meeting and awards luncheon at 12 p.m., March 28, at Armstrong Center at Armstrong Atlantic State University, 13040 Abercorn Street, Savannah.
Leslie "Nicki" Sackrison will be on hand to discuss and sign her book, "Awesome Women - Some Famous, Others Infamous and Those Who Were Lost in History," at the Liberty County Historical Society meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the social hall of the Hinesville Presbyterian Church.
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.
Toys for Tots volunteers prepare to distribute 6,800 toys to local families in need Saturday at the former Jordye Bacon Elementary School in Hinesville. United Way Liberty County office Director Jennifer Darsey, who coordinates the area's TFT campaign, said the community raised $36,000 to help the 1,700 children on the distribution list. Three-hundred children were placed on a waiting list. One-hundred and forty-seven volunteers participated.
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.