The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market is accepting vendor applications for its 2012 season. The market is held on Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville each Thursday from May 3 through Oct. 25.
The Small World Festival committee is accepting vendor applications and cultural entertainment proposals for the April 28 event in Hinesville.
The Mills House has been moved successfully to Long County, but the process of saving the historic home was not without trials for new owners, Pastor Tim and Cathy Parrish of Trinity Baptist Church.
Despite efforts to tame it and drain it, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge remains wild and beautiful.
Richard Russell Groover grew up in Gum Branch and spent much time with his grandparents, Redding and Mary Groover.
She sees the intricate details many people overlook.
Margaret G. Martin, who was born Jan. 5, 1919, recently celebrated her 93rd birthday with family with a meal at Captain Joe's Seafood in Midway.
Area Gold Star Wives of all eras will have the opportunity to meet and socialize for the first time in the area Friday when ladies - and gentlemen - will gather at the Georgia National Guard Armory in Savannah.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan R. Graves, son of Lori J. Graves of Allenhurst and Terrence R. Graves of Lakewood, Wash., participated in a recent community service project at the House of Family children's shelter in Cambodia.
Mikia Frazier was a double winner at the Hi-Fidelity Civic Club's holiday pageant Dec. 10 at Midway Middle School.
Local author and historian Buddy Sullivan kicked off the Richmond Hill Historical Society's 2012 lecture series Thursday evening at the Richmond Hill Museum with a talk on "Spanish Settlements in Coastal Georgia from 1526 to 1742."
Liberty Life magazine again has joined forces with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce to find and feature the area's "Top 10 under 40."
American Legion Post 164 and the Ladies' Auxiliary recently hosted active-duty military families at their Christmas party in Pembroke. The post meets at 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, and all military veterans are welcome to attend.
Editor's note: Cecil Nobles, who served as Long County Sheriff since 1969, died Monday morning. This tribute was published in Sunday's Courier:
In December, Ludowici Prince Hall Masonic Family delivered more than 100 gifts for children in foster care in Liberty and Long counties to the agency office in Hinesville. The delivery included dolls, trucks, jump ropes, games and other new toys to help make the day brighter for girls and boys living in foster care in the area.
Holbrook Pond Recreation Area will glow with Christmas decorations to delight children and adults alike during the Ho Ho Holbrook Festival of Lights from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Long County residents celebrated the season Thursday during the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at the Ludowici Well Pavilion. As always, a large crowd gathered to enjoy the holiday festivities and merriment.
Geechee Kunda hosted its 10th annual Old Time Riceboro Sugarcane Harvest and Arts n' Crafts Show last weekend as part of the center's effort to preserve the history of the Geechee culture.
"The Penguins of Madagascar" is a spin-off from the successful "Madagascar" animated franchise, and while it has its moments of energy and humor, I think it would've been much more successful as a DVD release.
The fourth annual Walthourville Lighting of the Tree Celebration will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday at city hall.
Liberty County 4-H agent Kasey Bozeman has won the 4-H Military Partnerships Award by the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents for her work with military youth in Georgia.
The 18th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade rolls through downtown Hinesville starting at 6:30 Friday evening.
A fixture of most churches is a musician playing a piano off to the side just about every Sunday as the congregation and choir sing praises to God.
Two Christmas-themed events will be held in the next two weeks in Ludowici.
Members of the Liberty Independent Troop donated $5,000 toward the construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk to be built at Bryant Commons. To date, $97,200 has been donated for construction of the veterans memorial.
Air Force Airman Benjamin L. Wooten recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
With assistance from Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin, Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray and Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and his employees delivered many Thanksgiving meal baskets to area families in need.
The Christmas tree outside Club Stewart will come to life and Santa will greet children during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
For the ninth consecutive year, canons sounded at Fort Morris on Nov. 22 in observance of the annual "Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War encampment in Sunbury, where Col. John McIntosh once refused to surrender to the British. However, for the first time ever, the living-history event highlighted young people this year.
Long County secretary Charlotte McGinn recently was selected as the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Southeast District Secretary of the Year. McGinn was nominated by Kasey Bozeman, who is the coordinator for the Southeastern District.