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. We cook the traditional meal: turkey, stuffing and sweet potato or pumpkin pie. We spend it with the same people, at the same location – the in-laws' house, mom's house, or at home with the kids. And we do what we have always done: stuff ourselves to no end. Although there is nothing wrong with keeping the holidays traditional, the Coastal Courier wanted to ...
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.
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.
History came to life for Hinesville Rotarians during a luncheon and meeting last week at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Flemington.
These pilots fly with their feet planted firmly on the ground, and they're inviting the community free of charge to see how they do it during the Veterans and Angels Fly-in on Oct. 18-20 at the old airfield off Airport Road.
Round three of the "Operation Rising Star," the Army's equivalent of "American Idol," begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rocky's Warrior Zone.
The United Way of Liberty County held its 2013 fundraising campaign kick-off party and Volunteer of the Year awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center. The Volunteer of the Year awards, co-sponsored by the Coastal Courier and the United Way, recognized charitable efforts made by groups and individuals in seven categories.
Midway native Mark McCullough intends to keep a TV show he's developed based on his late father's remarkable life free of "ridiculous stereotypes."
The fall TV season finally is upon us. While we say good-bye to shows like "Dexter" and "Breaking Bad," we get to say hello to new programs like "Sleepy Hollow," Fox's new supernatural drama.
HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas
Dr. Francis Robert Goulding was born in 1810 near the old Midway Church in Liberty County. He graduated from Franklin College (University of Georgia) and then from the Theological Seminary in South Carolina in 1833. He married a lady from Savannah and they had six children. She died in 1853, and he married Matilda Rees from Darien in 1855. They had twin girls in 1858.
The first annual Ludowici/Long County Day of Prayer was celebrated Saturday at the recreation complex in Ludowici. The session began at 7 p.m. with around 100 people in attendance.
Bradwell Institute class of 1973 will have its reunion during homecoming weekend, Oct. 4-6 in Hinesville.
Local barbecue pit masters assembled for battle Saturday in downtown Hinesville at the 10th annual Blues & BBQ. When the smoke cleared - literally - LawDawg BBQ from Brunswick took home top prize for best barbecue chicken, best barbecue ribs and best barbecue pulled pork.
Jams, jellies and fruit preserves always have been an essential part of what I considered dessert - a cathead biscuit smothered with butter and homemade jam, jelly or preserves.
Sept. 23 to Oct. 22: A colleague could make a request that might place you in an awkward position with co-workers. Best advice: Share your concerns with an associate you can trust.
Army Cadet David L. Gilmore and Army Cadet Kyle R. King recently graduated from the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.
Grammy Award-nominated gospel-music quartet The Dixie Melody Boys will perform during the 11 a.m. service Oct. 6 at Olive Branch Baptist Church in Ellabell.