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.
There's one food that says "Southern" more than fried chicken, fried okra, sweet tea or a "mess" of greens. That's grits.
Almost a year ago, Hinesville resident and artist Emily Scott-Graham showed her work for the first time to the Hinesville area at the Hinesville Area Art Council.
A massive scavenger hunt soon will wind through the streets of Liberty County to help raise funds for and boost Alzheimer's awareness in the community while providing a day of fun for area families.
During 1958-85, almost everyone in Liberty and Long counties knew the name of Dr. Whitman Fraser.
"The Lego Movie," rated PG, will be shown free at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Bryant Commons amphitheater, 438 Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
"Jesus answered them, 'Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.' But he was speaking about the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken." - John 2:19, 21-22
Latin-jazz percussionist Sam Rodriguez of Jacksonville will perform at the next Jazz in the Park concert from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island.
"Hercules" is the second attempt this year to make an incarnation of the Greek warrior after "The Legend of Hercules." For me, "Hercules" is like a lot of other characters in literature and mythology, such as Dracula or Robin Hood, that have been subjected to various cinematic interpretations. Everyone from Disney to Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken a stab at it.
Hinesville Rotary Club members heard from an award-winning legal-assistance attorney during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.
Hinesville Police officers often get their man, but when it comes to reptiles, well, that can be another story.
Layla Rianne Baxley was born at 10:10 p.m. July 18 to Jessie Sudakow, New York, and Jason Baxley of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Morgan June Strickland was born at 6:43 p.m. July 11 to Danielle and William Strickland of Hinesville.
The next Eggs & Issues Breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Hinesville Room at city hall, 115 E. M.L. King Jr. Drive.
Analynn Nicole Halliday was born at 8:20 a.m. July 8 to Ashley Halliday of Hinesville.