Although no one really likes to think about paying taxes, everyone can agree it's important to understand them. With this in mind, Hinesville Rotarians invited Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones to their Tuesday meeting to discuss issues, provide information and answer questions.
People often are skeptical of donating to charities because it's hard to find out exactly where the money goes. On Tuesday, United Way of the Coastal Empire Director Leah Poole and Kim Thomas showed local Rotarians a slide show detailing their efforts to improve the community with $212,000 raised by the United Way.
The Riceboro City Council and Mayor Bill Austin honored former mayors and council members at a dinner last Saturday.
Editor's note: Anne Giddens died Tuesday, just after this article was written and submitted. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at St. Philip's Episcopal Church.
Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Hinesville Alumnae Chapter reported a successful 2007-08 fiscal year.
It was more than an entertaining ride when various brands of motorcycles rumbled out Stafford Park Saturday morning.
Thought to be a first in Hinesville, the public is invited to participate in a labyrinth "Walk to Remember" on Thursday, Sept. 11, at The Fraser Center.
Hinesville Rotarians welcomed a visit from Rotary District 6920 Governor, Kenan Kern, on Aug. 12.
Two Long County men, Gene Long and John Yesis, recently have turned their lifelong dreams of flying into reality.
Firefighters in Hines-ville battle more than fires. From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 16 and 23 at Wal-Mart and Lowes on Highway 84, firefighters will team up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to "fill the boot." These "boot drives" offer the community a chance to donate money that will be used in the battle against neuromuscular diseases.
Rubber bullets, Tasers, sponge grenades, face shields, batons, shin guards and equipment the Army is not eager to talk about are being issued to soldiers of the First Brigade at Fort Stewart.
Although Melanie Lane Wells, Hinesville native, says it took her a little under a year and a half to produce the final copy of her novel "Hidden Secrets in Sandy Cove," she admits that her debut novel has been in the works for years-sixteen years to be exact.
The Hinesville Rotary Club inducted its newest member at the July 22 weekly meeting.
The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County took made their annual trip to Summer Waves on July 19.
SAVANNAH -- Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. announces its Awareness Campaign with upcoming promotions, fundraisers and an educational forum. The SMILE Campaign continues until Aug. 17. Community Day on the River is Saturday, the Smiley G tour begins Monday and Goodwill BLT is scheduled for Aug. 20.
The original "Transformers" from 2007 was a pleasant surprise that was loud and preposterous, but extremely entertaining.
The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee will hold the second annual Veterans Salute Day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Bryant Commons.
I like bologna - the mild sausage made from beef or meat scraps (beef, pork, turkey and/or chicken), not baloney, the mess you hear from TV infomercials about snake-oil pills that increase your memory, help you lose weight, fight bad breath and increase your personal wealth.
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HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - When Pfc. Paul Ieti, 21, was in Afghanistan, he and a friend made a video of him singing "Stay" by Rihanna. And like a million young dreamers before, they posted it on YouTube.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council is accepting applications for barbecue connoisseurs to compete at the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 4-11 p.m. Sept. 20.
"It was the middle of April in 1954, and Myles and I were coming from Tampa, Fla., to Gum Branch to meet his parents and family," Myles Groover's wife, Carlyne Groover, recalled. "We had been married just two weeks.
A Community Activities, Information and Registration and Back-to-School Fair will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 30 at Tominac Fitness Center on Hunter.
Q: Is it true that characters from the hit Disney film "Frozen" are coming to "Once Upon a Time"? Judging by the tease from this season's finale, I'd say yes. - Steff S. in Florida
EDITOR'S NOTE: DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of July 21.
A new local and regional calendar is available on coastalcourier.com that allows visitors to find a variety of entertainment and events not only in Hinesville, but also Savannah and as far away as Macon and Hilton Head.
Every day, twice a day I check my garden to see if I have any "maters" ripe and ready for picking. In less sophisticated parts of the country, this veggie-fruit is called a tomato, but I live in Georgia, so I call them maters.
Fourteen Bryan and Liberty County women walked the halls of the Dorchester Village Civic Center dressed in white, each with a pink corsage, as they were dubbed Top Ladies of Distinction on Saturday.
East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 installed new officers Saturday afternoon in a ceremony at the Midway Police Department. The American Legion Department of Georgia Junior Vice Commander George Walker swore in the new leaders.
From now until September, the community can view artwork by several Bradwell Institute students at the Historic Dorchester Academy Museum that focuses on an important event in African-American history.