By Edith Anderson Special to the Coastal Courier (Hinesville, GA) "They kept talking and talking and talking. They would not shut up," J.R. Haralson said. The prolific, young writer said the characters in her book would not stop talking to her. "Once I completed the book, then they stopped," she said. An up-and-coming author, Haralson, has nearly completed her third book. "I did not publish my first book, "Time Will Tell," because of low esteem. ...
Residents of Colonels Island and their invited guests celebrated St. Patrick's Day Saturday with a parade, food, drink and fellowship. Here are pictures from the festivities.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Liberty County plans to honor cancer survivors by dedicating the first lap of this year's relay to them.
Last year marked the 19th year for Hinesville being a tree city. "In Hinesville, we have proved that trees and cities can co-exist, and especially in the recent past our city has built a strong relationship between nature and development," area Georgia Forestry Commission Ranger Jeff Stone said at a recent city council meeting while presenting the honor. Most cities in the state are not recognized as tree cities so this is a distinguishable honor, ...
The Hinesville Lions Club will have its White Cane Day Saturday, April 7, soliciting donations at Wal-Mart and Kroger.
United Way of the Coastal Empire will host its annual meeting and awards luncheon at 12 p.m., March 28, at Armstrong Center at Armstrong Atlantic State University, 13040 Abercorn Street, Savannah.
Leslie "Nicki" Sackrison will be on hand to discuss and sign her book, "Awesome Women - Some Famous, Others Infamous and Those Who Were Lost in History," at the Liberty County Historical Society meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the social hall of the Hinesville Presbyterian Church.
At Tuesday's weekly Hinesville Rotary Club meeting, St. Phillip's Episcopal Church pastor and HRC secretary Will Carter explained the 2-1-1 call system, a service extended to Liberty County in December through the United Way of the Coastal Empire. Part of the national 2-1-1 call system, the service links residents to a directory of information about organizations in the county that provide assistance for families and individuals during times of need and includes information for those ...
Katherine Blair of Liberty County traveled with the Coastal Courier and visited Tonawanda, N.Y., and then went to the Niagara Falls. To get your picture in the Courier, just have a picture made holding a copy of the paper while you are traveling and then get us the photo.
The Nu Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has announced the induction of 18 new sorority members into the local Hinesville chapter. Women of various professions recently received the honored status of becoming an "Alpha Kappa Alpha Woman." Nu Rho Omega chapter has served the local community for more than 25 years and continues to do so. New members are LaShawn Bacon, Teresa Bacon, Tomeka Barron, Claudia Bryant, Denise Burghoy, Stephanie Carter, ...
Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, has announced that the dealership is hosting the Cub Scout's Pinewood Derby Coastal Empire Council Championship from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the dealership on Highway 84 East in Flemington.
In conjunction with the annual Great American Cleanup, the Keep Liberty County Beautiful initiative has once again organized a volunteer program featuring a multi-faceted beautification effort that is taking place this weekend and continues through May 31.
Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night. Daylight Savings Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday.
The 15th annual Kiss-a-Pig Contest pits a Hinesville business leader against Savannah school superintendent.
The Liberty and Long County Forestry Pageant were held on Feb. 24 at Brewton-Parker College's Liberty campus.
Residents can empty their closets and toy boxes for a good cause and meet the faces behind community-service organizations at a resource fair and donation drive from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec.7, at the Liberty County Division of Family and Children Services office on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
The Christmas tree outside Club Stewart will come to life at a lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
A Dec. 14 English-style tea service at the Midway Museum gives visitors a chance to check out exhibits and Christmas decorations while enjoying piping-hot beverages and homemade sandwiches and desserts. Seatings are at 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 912-884-5837 or by emailing email@example.com. Tea service is $10 per person.
The marshes at WaterWays Township are a perfect place to boat, fish and kayak in peace. It's no wonder the volunteers and coordinators of Coastal Georgia's Heroes on the Water Program decided to return to the area Saturday for the second time this year, offering service members the chance to fish, paddle and enjoy a day on the water.
Georgia's only Revolutionary War historic site, Sunbury's Fort Morris, held its annual "Come and Take It!" encampment Saturday, drawing more than 200 visitors to the earthen berms on the banks of the Medway River.
Those who would like to brighten the holidays for service members on Fort Stewart are invited to sponsor or set up light displays.
What do you get when you mix John Travolta, Robert De Niro and a couple of hunting bows?
Ten local pastors, two Army chaplains, three choirs, two praise dance teams, numerous local leaders and the commander of the 3rd Infantry Division took part in the 11th annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Service.
The United Way of Liberty County just missed its $199,000 fundraising campaign goal for 2013. The organization raised $182,021, or 91 percent of its goal, according to Jennifer Darsey, director of the United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty office. Last year's goal was $195,000, she said. The campaign began Sept. 4 and ended Nov. 22.
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I'm not making light of Thanksgiving Day by suggesting we should be thankful for leftovers. To have enough is a feast. To have leftovers is a blessing of abundance, and that's what Thanksgiving is all about.
Liberty Countians will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and his reindeer, create holiday-themed arts and crafts, decorate cookies and join in caroling at the seventh annual Christmas in the Park from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority host the free event, which, will end with the crowd singing "Silent Night" as the community Christmas tree is lit. ...
Nov. 22 to Dec. 21: An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect.
The old turkeys are getting scared this time of the year and telling everyone they see to eat more pork or beef!
The Citizens of Georgia Power Company donated $2,500 checks to the Manna House and Helen's Haven on Thursday morning.