Did you see the Oscars last weekend? USA Today reported the telecast, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, drew 43.7 million viewers, making it the most watched Academy Awards show in 14 years.
A celebrity bartending event sponsored Monday by the Hinesville Rotary Club and the LaQuinta Inn and Suites raised $350 for the Liberty/Long County office of the American Red Cross, according to Rotary Vice President Brigitte Shanken.
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About 150 people from 18 states checked into the Desoto Hotel in Savannah last weekend for the Southern Garden History Society's 32nd annual meeting. The two-day event included talks by landscape-design and preservation experts, and tours of gardens that traditionally are not open to the public. On the third day, according to SGHS Immediate Past President Lucy Hitch, attendees are offered the opportunity to tour additional sites that are a bit further away from the conference.
For 71 of his 83 years on Earth, George Ginter has been a Scout.
My wife, kids, mama and a mess of doctors have strongly suggested that I try to eat healthy. But eating healthy is harder than most folks think.
Feb. 19 to March 20: What seems to be an ideal investment should be checked out thoroughly before you snap at the offer and find yourself hooked by an expensive scam.
Members of the 2014 Young Adult Leadership Liberty class learned how Liberty County is governed during a Feb. 19 session in the county commissioner's meeting room.
Airman 1st Class Nichelle Y. Fraiser has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The Anderson (Ind.) University Chorale from Anderson will perform at 7 p.m. March 17 at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church.
In 1976, Mrs. Mary Harley, 90, of Liberty County, was interviewed by her grandson, Spencer Clark. Spencer and 20 other students in Mrs. Nan Flowers' class at Bradwell Institute recorded interviews with older Liberty County citizens about their early lives. They made a small book of these interviews called "Sand & Pine - Glimpses of Other Liberty Days." I was graciously given permission to share these stories from time to time with Coastal Courier readers.
The Travel Show and Community Showcase is set for March 11 on Stewart and March 12 on Hunter.
The Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program recently announced the availability of free meals to children during summer break.
The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market staff has announced the return of the spring market, which will be held from 4-7 p.m. each Thursday from March through April in downtown Hinesville.
Surprisingly, last weekend marked the third week in a row that "The Lego Movie" topped the box office and has grossed more than $183 million since its debut. The stop-motion animated feature has exceeded many people's expectations.
"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.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Glenn Webster, a former 3rd Infantry Division commander, recently donated $10,000 to Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, center, and George Holtzman, chairman of HMAC's Veterans Memorial Walk committee. Holtzman said he expects to receive several sizable donations in the coming weeks to help pay for the memorial to be built at Bryant Commons.
Liberty County band 3rd Class Citizens opened for the LACs at LACtober Fest last month at the Big Nasty ATV Park in Bloomingdale. The band, which now has a cellphone app available at www.reverbnation.com/3rdclasscitizens/app, also is in the running to open for Thomas Rhett and Dierks Bentley. Fans and supporters can find the Wainwright Family Foundation's page on Facebook and vote for 3rd Class Citizens to play at the concert. For more information, go to www.3rdclasscitizens.com or find the band on Facebook.