Early spring traditionally is a busy time for gardeners, plant enthusiasts and lawn-care aficionados. There are a variety of ways to get your yard ready for warm weather and Robert Bell, Liberty County Extension Service county coordinator, recently shared with the Courier a few of his best tips:
An 18-year-old Bradwell Institute student won the 2011 United States Congressional High School Art Exhibition for Georgia's First Congressional District, a contest hosted by Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Tak Argentinis, president of the 200 Club, spoke to Hinesville Rotarians on Tuesday during the group's regular lunchtime meeting at Western Sizzlin'.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Shavante S. Zachary graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Coastal trees' beauty and benefits have been illuminated in the annual Arbor Day photography competition hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council and Keep Liberty Beautiful.
Kristyl Dawn Tift reports that she recently completed work on the film "Looper" (starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt), in the role of Madame. The film will be in theaters in 2012. Meanwhile, she can be seen in the film "Hall Pass," which stars Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis and will be released Friday.
Several years ago, a few Long County ladies started getting together to celebrate one another's birthdays. At the time, none of them could have predicted their gatherings eventually would morph into the Steel Magnolia Club. Before they knew it, the women had bonded and the 12 dear friends frequently made plans to chat over coffee and keep one another company on other occasions.
In 1962, the Cold War reached new and dangerous heights with the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Liberty County love birds celebrated Valentine's Day early by cutting a rug Friday night beneath the new tin roof of the Dorchester Village Civic Center in Midway.
Jeffrey Manuel Lopez, a 2010 Liberty County High School graduate, graduated from Coast Guard basic training Dec. 21 in Camp May, N.J. He was selected for the United States Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard. He will join his twin brother in Alexandria, Va.
Georgians came from near and far to Valdosta last week to meet Michael Reagan as he joined the Southwest Georgia Republican Women in celebrating the centennial birthday of his father, former President Ronald Wilson Reagan.
Chandra Brown joked that she can't handle three children.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Statesboro will offer its well-known Family-to-Family education course from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 10 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church, 1102 Fair Road in Statesboro.
The Kiwanis Club of Liberty County received a $500 check from Vaden Nissan as part of the dealership's Extra Mile awards program. Each week, the Vaden family of dealerships awards $500 to a group or an individual who has gone "the extra mile." The winner is always featured on WTOC's Friday newscast at 6 p.m.
Air Force Airman Matthew H. Wiram recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Sixteen students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Pathway recently completed CPR and first-aid certification training with firefighter Casey Hale, who helps with the training every semester.
Richmond H. Peacock was born Aug. 24, 1807, in what then was Liberty County but now is Long County. He was the son of Samuel (1777-1839) and Mary Peacock (1786-1869). Samuel was born in South Carolina and was in the War of 1812. They were married in 1802 in Georgia, and both died in Liberty County.
"Nightcrawler" is nothing short of a revelation in filmmaking. It features a powerhouse performance by Jake Gyllenhaal and contains characters and an atmosphere that completely is in service to its story. I think if Michael Mann had made either "Broadcast News" or "Network," this is probably what it would look like.
RICHMOND HILL - The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill and Life Moves Dance Studio are launching an initiative to help military families in the region by providing free childcare for active military members during the afternoon and evening of Dec. 20.
Smiley Elementary School in Long County held its annual Trunk-or-Treat celebration last Friday, and the event drew more than 1,000 students.