SAVANNAH - The United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management, for the second consecutive year. The nonprofit serves Chatham, Liberty, Bryan and Effingham counties.
Last week, Fran Lewis-Timmons was sworn in at the Liberty County Courthouse by Judge Linny Darden as a volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocate for children.
A Patriot Flight brought the body of former Hinesville resident Staff Sgt. Sheldon Tate to Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah on Thursday afternoon. His funeral procession was welcomed to Liberty County and Dorchester Funeral Home in Midway by dozens of residents holding American flags in his honor. Members of the U.S. Honor Guard and local veterans accompanied the procession to the funeral home.
After taking a year off, LibertyFest returned Friday and Saturday, bigger and better than ever. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's banner festival opened at a new venue, Bryant Commons on Highway 84, and offered community members an action-packed weekend of coastal culture and history.
Nancy Fuller retired from the city of Ludowici last week. She worked 32 years for the city.
Kidz-Etc had its annual Independence Day Pageant last weekend. This year's event drew 24 contestants.
The Goldenheirs will meet July 6 at First Baptist Church in Hinesville at noon for a covered-dish lunch. The Jubilee Choir, under Elaine Walker's direction, will present a program of patriotic selections and old favorites. All seniors are invited.
School seemed to start early on Saturday as nearly 500 school-aged children, carrying backpacks, gathered at Briar Bay Park near Riceboro for Project Reach's 12th annual Back-to-School Rally.
SAVANNAH - Senior citizens from the Liberty County-Hinesville Senior Center in Hinesville participated in the "Senior Idol" talent show June 24 in Savannah. The show was sponsored by the Ruth Byck Adult Day Care Center.
On June 11, the Liberty County Cosmopolitan Club crowned the winners of the 2010 Miss Teenage Liberty Pageant. Courtney Janelle Rush was chosen as the winner from a pool of seven young ladies. She was crowned by 2009 Miss Teenage Liberty County Olivia Deigh.
Walthourville firefighters will be having a Fill the Boot drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Saturday.
Soldiers are tree huggers, too. Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield was recently designated a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation.
After roughly 15,000 people packed Salter's Field on Sunday for the annual Summer Slam celebration, organizer Ernie Walthour declared the crowd the biggest he's seen in the event's 20-year history.
The community recently rallied around a Ludowici family in the throes crisis. Six months ago, Terrance and Shaneen Johnson and their three children, Terrance Jr., 11, Cameryn, 7, and Arieyanna, 6, were busy with school, work and extracurricular activities. In March, tragedy struck.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club is once again scheduling a Coastal Georgia Adopt-a-Wetland Workshop in partnership with the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service.
The Miss Independence Day Pageant recently was held in Ludowici.