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.
You've seen all three "Iron Man" flicks. You checked out "The Avengers" and the second "Thor" movie. Now, it's time to catch up with "the man out of time" in his solo sequel, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." How does this Marvel Studios movie measure up?
So-called military "brats" learn how to make friends quickly because they never know when they once again might have to say their goodbyes, move to a new town and enroll in a new school. They must carry on with growing up while their active-duty service-member parent or parents are away, focused on protecting the nation's interests. Military children are taught early on to be self-sufficient. During April, the Month of the Military Child, these kids' resiliency and sacrifices are recognized.
ALL THE FANBOYS and gamer girls will come out to play this weekend, when GnomeCon descends upon Savannah like a beneficent dragon.
The large billboard could be seen half-mile away when traveling north on I-95, near the town of Dunn, N.C. The colorful ad depicted a large dinner plate with two eggs over-easy, several slices of bacon and a generous portion of good ol' Southern grits.
Third Infantry Division soldiers and their families braved the rain Sunday to crowd into the Newman Fitness Center gymnasium for a free concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. The event was moved indoors due to rain and was delayed an hour, but that didn't keep attendees from waiting for and enjoying the show.
ON THEIR WAY TO SAVANNAH IN 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman's forces tried to capture the Doctortown train trestle over the Altamaha River in Wayne County, Ga.
THERE'S A GOOD reason the John-Michael Tebelak/Stephen Schwartz musical Godspell has endured and prospered for more than 40 years. Its Christian theme notwithstanding, it's a story about love and family-building.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill recently welcomed Chaplain Andrew E.V. Krey, executive director of Maritime Bethel at Savannah and pastor at Bible Lutheran Church in Rincon. Krey gave a presentation about the human cost of the economic success of the Port of Savannah.
Two students from Diamond Elementary School on Fort Stewart have been selected as finalists for the National American Miss Georgia Pageant.
Spring weather greeted families Saturday during the second annual Easter Egg Roll at Bryant Commons in Hinesville. The event was organized by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and Fort Stewart MWR.
Inductions of new members and a presentation by Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America highlighted Tuesday's Hinesville Rotary Club luncheon at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Flemington.
Sweetheart Circle will come alive Saturday as nearly 5,000 people gather to celebrate visual and performing art at the 32nd annual ArtsFest.
Young-adult books remain crazy popular these days, but when it comes time to adapt them into major motion pictures, the results can vary. "Divergent," now in theaters, is based upon the best-selling trilogy from author Veronica Roth. Is it the new "Hunger Games?" Could be.
It's hard to imagine that 240 years ago, American colonists drank tea - not sweet tea, but English tea.