The Hinesville Rotary Club inducted its newest member at the July 22 weekly meeting. Tony Leishcen joined the club after taking the pledge administered by Will Carter. Leishcen's sponsor, George Holtzman, presented a Rotary pin to him. Leishcen said it was an honor to be part of the club and will do his best to serve the community to the best of my ability.
The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County took made their annual trip to Summer Waves on July 19. Since its creation in 1991, the nonprofit organization establishes mentoring connections between volunteer community professionals and young black males, known as transcenders. Mentorship usually begins during middle school and helps the young men through their high school careers. In addition to academic support, the young men receive life skills training to help in their transition to adulthood ...
SAVANNAH -- Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. announces its Awareness Campaign with upcoming promotions, fundraisers and an educational forum. The SMILE Campaign continues until Aug. 17. Community Day on the River is Saturday, the Smiley G tour begins Monday and Goodwill BLT is scheduled for Aug. 20.
Graduation 2008 was another milestone in the life of those students who worked tirelessly during the past school term. The days of intense studying and hurrying to class were now behind them. It was time to march and receive their diplomas.
Lion Gerald Leland (right), president of the Liberty Coastal Lions Club, presents brooms to the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind in Waycross. Receiving the brooms are Lois Faunds, camp secretary, and Eddie English, program director. The brooms are needed to sweep out cabins every day. The Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind offers summer camp experiences to vision impaired children and adults. For more information, go to www.glcb.org or contact your local Lions Club.
A therapist, she continues to donate her time and energy to help people even after her retirement. After many years working abroad, she returned to this country after the death of her husband.
He may almost be a centenarian, but that does not stop him from having one of the best gardens in the Briar Bay community. Neighbors enjoy his garden just as much as he does. The garden is not only for him, but for the enjoyment of family and friends.
Carolyn Wilson from Woodstock, who is a native of Hinesville and graduated in 1957 with Don Martin, took the sheriff's campaign afield earlier this month, posting his signs around her hhome. As you can see she reads the local newspaper, Coastal Courier.
The Jubilee Singers, the senior choir at First Baptist Church in Hinesville, presented a program of patriotic music, at the July meeting of the Goldenheirs.
Maureen Hogan and her daughter, Leigh Ann Hogan, of Quincy, Mass., visited Mayflower II in Plymouth, Mass., on May 5.
Lois and Desiree Talbot pose with a copy of the Coastal Courier at Niagra Falls as Ed Talbot takes their picture. The Talbots were on vacation, visiting family in Buffalo, NY. Ed was very excited about visiting his hometown, but we still remembered our Coastal Courier!
Cissy Gottleb, a Liberty County School Bus Driver, went to Columbia, Mo., the weekend of May 17. She attended her nephew's high school graduation, and was able to visit, her 99-year-old grandmother, Grace Crane. Gottleb took the Coastal Courier with her and explained to her grandmother what the paper would do. So needless to say, a copy will travel back to Missouri. I can proudly say I have never heard my grandmother raise her voice in anger, Gottleb said.
It is time for yet another class reunion. Although many years have passed since some students graduated, at a class reunion, it seems as if time has stood still.
LUDOWICI -- On May 6, as Cynthia Alexander and her daughter Maggie were driving home from Savannah their 2007 Saturn Outlook collided head-on with another vehicle on Highway 196.
Faculty members of Smiley Elementary joined to honor Nancy Carter and John Carter for their years of dedication and service as Georgia educators. A celebratory dinner was held at the Jekyll Island Resort, and a PowerPoint presentation, which depicted two lives obviously dedicated to family and teaching, served as a tribute to the retirees.
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.
Airman Basic D'Marius Moye has graduated from basic training in San Antonio, Texas.
ATLANTA - The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is holding its fourth annual online photo contest to coincide with Preservation Month in May. This year's theme is "The Civil War in Georgia."
Earth Day recently was recognized in Allenhurst as Boy Scouts from Troop 500 planted 10 dogwoods donated by Keep Liberty Beautiful Director Sara Swida at town hall.
Five generations of Ellis "Pete" Gordon's family gathered Saturday at the National Guard Armory to commemorate their patriarch's contribution to the Liberty Independent Troop's rich history.
Bernard and Sheila Barnard celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 4. The couple married in Nahunta First Baptist Church in 1963, and they have two children: Bernie Barnard Jr. and his wife Kim, who live in Pooler, and Bruce Barnard and his wife Angie, who live in Vidalia. The Barnards have five grandchildren and one great-grandson.