Shayna Brown was chosen as Miss Hinesville 2009 by the judges from a group of seven young ladies the evening of Nov. 15.
Every child wishes they could have a carnival at their birthday bash, and although that might be a stretch for most parents' budgets, it was the least that could be done for military children as the 3rd Infantry Division celebrated its 91st birthday this week during Marne Week. The Courier went behind the scenes with the fourth-generation family of carneys responsible for making the festivities come to life.
The Prestige Plus Travel Group from The Heritage Bank poses with an edition of The Coastal Courier during the group's trip to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, Tenn., in October. The group enjoyed the fall foliage as well as shows and a visit to Dollywood.
Liberty County deputies banded together to help one of their own get through a difficult time and financial burden. Jon Glandon, a former deputy of the LCSO, discovered he had brain cancer in 2003. After a three-year remission, the cancer has returned, as did the routine visits to Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. The constant travel has created a financial burden for Glandon's family.
A standing-room only crowd packed Vann's Restaurant on Thursday night for the third annual Pouring 4 Paws fundraiser to benefit the Liberty Humane Shelter. Teams of celebrity bartenders, some dressed in outrageous costumes, served and poured, dropping their tips into a bucket for the shelter staff to tally.
The Dazzling Diamond Divas, a Red Hat Society chapter on Fort Stewart, recently had a progressive dinner.
Members of the Fort Stewart Enlisted Spouses' Club and their families met Thursday afternoon to place wreaths at the Desert Shield/Desert Storm Monument in observance of Veterans' Day. The monument, in the wooded area in front of the post exchange, was built and dedicated in 1991 to honor those soldiers from Fort Stewart who died in battle.
The weather was clear and perfect and the little ones were out for fun at the YMCA Fall Festival held on Nov. 8.
Alarger crowd than last year turned out for the second annual Riceboro Rice Fest in downtown Riceboro on Nov. 8.
Master Sgt. Sean Hannes of Hinesville and 12 other soldiers with the 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, are going a step - actually 253,440 steps - above and beyond to show their appreciation and remembrance for the country's veterans, especially Georgia National Guard vets.
VFW Post 6602 in Hinesville will celebrate 50 years of serving the needs of local veterans and their families Nov. 13. The golden anniversary award is presented to the post in recognition of 50 years of outstanding service to the community.
Smiley Elementary School had a "trunk-or-treat" day last Friday and allowed business representatives and individuals to park their cars in the school's lot and hand out Halloween candy to the students.
Faith Temple Ministries hosted its third annual Miss Determined Pageant on Oct. 24. The ministry and contestants said they got a lot of support from parents, sponsors and the community. This year the pageant was able to provide a scholarship to the winner of our 11th- and 12th-grade category, Lashana Howard.
The Fort Stewart community worked to make a difference last week. Resident and staffers completed and are still working on several projects aimed at making the base a better place to live.
The multi-county emergency assistance team got into the Halloween spirit Oct. 24 to raise money for their campaign to assist first responders on emergency calls.
Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Miss Georgia South Pageant on July 13 in Adel.
When told the Americans were hopelessly surrounded at Bastogne, Belgium, and ordered to surrender on Dec. 22, 1944, the 101st Airborne Division's acting commanding general, Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe responded iconically to the German commander by saying, "Nuts!"
The Liberty Theatre Company will perform Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" at 7 nightly May 17-18 and at 2 p.m. May 19 at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. Doors open a half-hour before showtime.
"Iron Man 3" currently is the No. 1 film in the world. You had to be a superhero this past week just to find a showing that wasn't sold out.
April 20 to May 20: Just when you thought you had everything planned to the smallest detail, you get some news that could unsettle things. But a timely explanation helps put it all back on track.
Hinesville saxophonist Bernard Rose will commemorate the release of his second studio album next month, but he also hopes his music will help him pay it forward.
Wolf Animal Hospital of Jesup and the Liberty County Fire Services Station 15 recently provided an animal clinic for area residents.
The National Day of Prayer was observed locally Thursday morning on the front steps of the Historic Liberty County Courthouse.
The American flag was the topic of discussion during the Goldenheirs' March meeting.