NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The man expected to be in the running to become the first African-American in the No. 2 position of the nation's largest Protestant denomination didn't choose to become a Southern Baptist. By Fred Luter Jr.'s account, it just sort of happened.
ET2 (SW/AW) Trevor Ribal, a Long County native, recently returned from a deployment on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
This is the time of the year that people often see vegetable stands by the roadside, usually next to the farmer's field. Some farmers plant large quantities of vegetables and advertise for customers to pick their own at a cheaper price.
Although summer officially starts June 21, the warm temperatures are here to stay, which means more time outdoors and less time spent worrying about hair and makeup, mainly because all that hard work so easily could be washed away. However, there are a few ways to keep your mane looking great without spending hours under a hair dryer.
Law-enforcement officers from around the area recently hit the green and raised $5,100 for Helen's Haven, a nonprofit children's advocacy center operated primarily by donations.
Spc. Cedric Lasean Green recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. To welcome their son, grandson and great-grandson, the Pridgen, Wallace and Cooper families traveled to Fort Lee, Va.
The Hinesville Rotary Club recognizes Sgt. Roy Stewart of 1-41 Field Artillery, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Tuesday as the soldier of the week. Stewart thanked his wife, Kashelle Stewart, for supporting his military career.
The Department of Georgia's Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW recently donated $500 to the local chapter of Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 6602 in Hinesville, which in turn gave the money to Tri-County Protective Agency. The money was from the statewid organization's safety program. The agency is a shelter for people leaving abusive households.
At a recent meeting of the VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary Post 6602 in Hinesville, three Long County residents were honored: Richard Furman of the Ludowici Fire Department, Brenda K. Furman of the police department and Mark Hall of the Long County Sheriff's Office.
At the Goldenheirs' May meeting, Brenda McMillan, registered nurse and quality improvement specialist for St. Joseph's/Candler Home Healthcare Services, spoke about home health care and how it contributes to recuperation.
John Hand Long, a Confederate veteran who died here in 1927, is believed to have been one of the last soldiers paid off by the Confederate States of America.
In response to complaints about the county closing a recycling center in Walthourville last month, Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray told the Courier that the city now offers its residents and sanitation customers who live outside the city curbside recycling. The service began Jan. 2, city clerk Juanita Johnson said.
Bus travel has been very important in the life of World War II veteran Robert Greene, so the fact that this weekend's Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. is by bus doesn't bother him one bit.
Navy Capt. Annie B. Andrews recently was nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Andrews currently serves as strategic studies group fellow for the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group in Newport, R.I.
The concepts of diversity, leadership and civil empowerment defined the 3rd Infantry Division's Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month observance at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has soaked the nation from head to toe in water that is too cold to drink.
SAVANNAH - To ensure cancer patients get to those much-needed treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery program.
"A Parade of Giving" will be the theme for the 18th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade, according to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council has finalized the entertainment schedule for the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 1-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in downtown Hinesville.
Members of the 2014 Leadership Liberty Class will be present at a garden dedication at the Senior Citizens Inc. Liberty County Activity Center at 11 a.m. today at 800 Tupelo Trail in Hinesville.
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The rock band Blues Traveler will be the headline act of the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing, organizers announced Friday.
The Red Hat Liberty Bells celebrated July 4 with a Hawaiian Luau at their monthly meeting, which was held at David Rogers Pond House. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. For more information, call 884-5814.
A wise man, Dr. Whit Fraser, once addressed teachers and parapros during a workshop developmental class in 1981 at Hinesville Middle School.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University has announced the schedule for the 2014-15 Moveable Feast lecture and performance series, presented by the university's College of Liberal Arts in historic venues throughout Savannah. All events are free and open to the public.
HOLLYWOOD - Warren Beatty has completed filming his first movie since 2001.
On the surface, "Guardians of the Galaxy," now in theaters, seems like a parody of the Marvel movie universe, but it actually succeeds as a stand-alone effort. For most of its running time, it's at once smart, hilarious, visually spectacular and has heart.
There's one food that says "Southern" more than fried chicken, fried okra, sweet tea or a "mess" of greens. That's grits.