Tom Cardiff, executive for the Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America, addressed the Hinesville Rotary Club at its weekly meeting on March 11. The Coastal Empire Council is comprised of 11 counties, including Liberty, where 8,500 boys are involved in scouting. Cardiff said he believes scouting is becoming more important than ever because of changes in the family unit -- more single parent homes and grandparents raising grandchildren. "We need it (scouting) more today than we did 50 years ago," Cardiff said. For more information on the Boy Scouts, call (912) 927-7272 or visit www.bsasavannah.org.
LUDOWICI -- KIDZ-ETC. had the 2008 Miss Tri-County Beauty Pageant this March 8 at the Long County High School.
Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and members of the Hinesville Lions Club gathered on March 6 for the signing of a White Cane Day Proclamation to benefit the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, which has been devoted to helping save the sight of Georgians for more than 50 years.
Snelson-Golden Middle School had its third annual Miss SGMS pageant on Feb. 29.
The United Way of Liberty County will again its plastic bottles-to-coats project thanks to a grant from an engineering firm.
The Red Hat Liberty Bells Chapter of the National Red Hat Society, now in its fifth year, re-elected Judy Mobley as queen mother for 2008.
Heritage Bank Vice President Danny Creasy is eyeing higher office, but not in Washington or even at his Main Street office. Posing as Pres. Abraham Lincoln on Saturday during the "Hamocracy in Action" Kiss-A-Pig kickoff, the Hinesville businessman will set his sights on the annual fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association.
Liberty County's Goldenheirs got a lesson in the YMCA during their February meeting.
The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County will have its 14th Annual Banquet in Club Stewart on Fort Stewart on March 8.
Alyssa Kellar may be only 8, but she is already thinking about others. She recently donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, an organization that makes hairpieces for children who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Kellar's mother, Betty, told her about the organization and the youngster decided she wanted to donate her long hair. Renee Zamora at Sandi & Company Family Hair Care cut her hair for free.
Members of the Morning Glory Garden Club sponsored an Arbor Day Ceremony at Main Street Park on Friday, Feb. 15. A dogwood tree was planted in memory of fallen soldiers. Arbor Day is celebrated in Georgia on the third Friday in February. Judy Mobley, Louise Stewart and OMI workers put the finishing touches on the newly planted dogwood tree.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council is accepting applications for barbecue contestants for the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 4-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.
DVD's expected in stores an online next week include:
Amber Nolan is hitchhiking across the country - by air. Not commercial air, but general aviation.
It doesn't matter if you spell it donut or doughnut - these little ring-shaped dough cakes are deep-fried and smothered in sweetness. Donuts are a poor man's dessert.
Retired probation officer and Hinesville resident Arthur Stewart spends his time golfing with friends, attending and serving as a junior warden at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, and building handicap ramps for physically disabled residents of Liberty, McIntosh and Glynn counties.
An organization committed to protecting the Ogeechee River basin will hold its annual meeting and membership drive from noon until 3 p.m Saturday at Love's Seafood Restaurant.
A rare species of termites reported on in the Courier a year ago continued to spread through the building in which they were found, and now they've been discovered in the oak trees in Bradwell Park.