Toys for Tots, the Marine Corps Reserves national charity drive, is back in Liberty County this holiday season with EXIT Team Realty spearheading the local effort to bring Christmas gifts to less fortunate children.
Area leaders filed into Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel on Sunday evening, joining in prayer and renditions of "God Bless America" and "Amazing Grace" led by the Liberty County Mass Choir, during the annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Service.
Every year, thousands of soldiers spend the holidays hundreds miles away from their families. Whether they spend them overseas or stateside, not having someone to share the holiday season with can be depressing.
If it wasn't for the caring congregation of Bethel AME church in Hinesville, this Thanksgiving would have been a bleak one for Leslie Bradley and son Trevon.
Year after year, most of us spend Thanksgiving doing the usual.
Area students made history Wednesday at Lyman Hall Elementary when they revealed the world's largest crayon, a 9-foot, eight-inch, 605.5 pound stick of color not available in even the 64-count box from Crayola.
Taking top honors in the Liberty Fest pageant in August and winning the honor to represent the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at Liberty Fest next July in the Miss Division was Heather Reddish, and in the Teen Miss Division, Kelly Long.
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.
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.
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.
Woodcraft artist Guy Browning held his first art exhibition at the Hinesville Area Arts Council's Commerce Street gallery on Thursday evening. On display were about 45 of his wood carvings that could be categorized as wildlife, Native Americans, religious, historic and comical.
Pet owners' dogs and cats can have their photo taken with Santa, get groomed and stay healthy at a drive-through pet-vaccination clinic Saturday.
HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas 9
A Colonial Christmas will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Fort Morris State Historic Site, 2559 Fort Morris Road near Midway
Nov. 22 to Dec. 21: Your keen instincts are once more on high alert as you find yourself being pressured to make a quick decision about a certain matter. More facts come to light by week's end..
Reading diaries written by people in Liberty County during the awful Civil War makes me thankful for the times we have now.
Christmas dinner at Fort King George will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at 302 McIntosh Road in Darien.
Holiday lights will transform Holbrook Pond Recreation Area off Highway 144 into a holiday wonderland for family fun and hayrides Dec. 13-14. The hayrides begin at 6 each evening.