I do love Christmas! I love the gift-giving, holiday parties, Christmas carols and, yes, even the shopping - crowded as it may be! People usually are nicer and friendlier during the holidays.
While an army of volunteers and donors makes the annual Liberty County Toys for Tots drive a success, local twins Zack and Tim Seiders, 19, sacrificed their own gifts and allowances to share holiday magic.
"Lincoln," director Steven Spielberg's latest film, has been in theaters for four weeks and still is top-five at the box office. That means people are watching.
Before the holiday season even arrived, Hinesville businesses and faith-based organizations began spreading cheer in August through support of the Mayors' Christmas Motorcade.
HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas
Long County celebrated its annual tree-lighting ceremony Saturday at the Well Pavilion. It was sponsored by the Long County Chamber of Commerce.
An old proverb mentioned in a 1970s song by David Gates suggests a picture paints a thousand words. I suggest a single word can paint a thousand pictures in the minds of prolific readers who develop extensive vocabularies. Consider the word barbecue.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An old adversary wants to make amends over the holidays. The decision is yours. But wouldn't it be nice to share the upcoming new year with another friend?
Locals in search of alternative Christmas celebrations swapped pop-laden carols for traditional tunes and hot cocoa for tea during Saturday events at the Midway Museum and Fort Morris State Historic Site.
Tis the season to be jolly, but, unfortunately, it also is the season to be "trashy." It is true that the Christmas season brings many wonderful things to us - family gatherings, a spiritual uplift, a reminder of mankind's goodness. But it also brings a significant increase in litter.
Holiday decorations will transform the Holbrook Pond Recreation Area off Highway 144 into a yuletide fun land from 6-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there.
The infamous surprise attack by Japanese forces on Pearl Harbor and Wheeler Army Airfield on a peaceful Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941, was remembered Friday during a ceremony sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 46 at the American Legion, Post 168.
SAVANNAH - Police in Savannah has started closing part of a street along the city's riverfront to address concerns from residents and business owners about cruising and loud noise.
Taylor Elizabeth Smith, 7, was crowned "Petite Miss Christmas Holiday" in the Dec. 1 Miss Holiday Christmas Pageant in Ludowici.
Sonja Gordon, a retired Liberty County School administrator, took a copy of the Coastal Courier along Nov. 15 on a cruise to Nassau and Freeport, The Bahamas.
One day, Lily, Mae, Samford and Griffin Armitage will be old enough to understand the impact their simultaneous arrivals have had on Sherri and Paul Armitage's lives.
New Year's babies were welcomed Jan. 1 at both Liberty Regional Medical Center and Fort Stewart's Winny Army Community Hospital. Meet them in the photos at left.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host an art exhibit this month.
Graphic Designer (Hinesville)
I managed to surprise my husband recently when I casually admitted that I had never seen the movie "A Christmas Story." As is his habit, he immediately set about continuing my cultural makeover - an essential part of my "Americanization," according to him - and equally as important as the blue American passport I was granted two years ago.