The 13th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival attracted tens of thousands of people to Richmond Hill's J.F. Gregory Park last weekend for a myriad of seafood, carnival rides, games and activities for children and adults, vendor booths and live entertainment by recording artists Orleans, We The Kings and 38 Special.
The Liberty Regional Foundation and Liberty Regional Medical Center celebrated its sixth annual Foundation Fundraiser, "An Evening Under the Oaks," on Saturday at the Dorchester Shooting Preserve in Midway.
Army Pfc. Terry T. Faciane Jr. graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo. Faciane is the son of Anita M. Faciane of Hinesville and Terry Faciane Sr. of New Orleans.
Several weeks ago, I read one of the sweetest stories in the Coastal Courier. It was about the beehive that was found in the walls of the old Liberty County Courthouse while it was being renovated.
Baby miss queen Raegan Fuller, toddler miss queen and people's choice queen Autumn Duke, tiny miss queen Taylor Smith, birth-6 overall queen Trinity Boutwell, petite miss queen Olivia Durrence, preteen miss queen Emma Stapleton, junior miss queen Karena Espey, most-sponsored queen Jasmine Compher, miss queen Bobbi Buckingham and 7 and older overall queen Alyssa Buttler pose with their crowns, trophies and sashes after the Long County Wildlife Festival Pageant.
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is looking for teens interested in participating in its Teen Achievers program.
The Liberty Branch of the United Way of the Coastal Empire is under way with its 2011-12 Live United Campaign to raise funds and awareness for its community-wide assistance programs.
The Hinesville Rotary Club last week named Deidre Howell the rotarian of the year.
Keep Liberty Beautiful Director Sara Swida has been nominated for an individual Keep Georgia Beautiful award.
Community members are invited to join the Fort Stewart Historic Communities Council for its fall cemetery and historic site visit on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Tommy D. Black, a licensed professional counselor in Georgia since 2001 and co-owner and clinical director of Darsey, Black & Associates LLC, recently was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists in the Division of Professional
Josiah Ansorena-Smith, a second-grader at First Presbyterian Christian Academy in Hinesville, recently was cast in the Showime series "Homeland," which is recorded in Charlotte, N.C.
Navy Seaman Monique N. Williams, a 2005 graduate of Long County High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
Baconton Missionary Baptist Church will raffle off a classic 1985 Dodge Conversion van for $5 per ticket.
Retired command Sgt. Maj. William H. Acebes was recently honored at Fort Benning as the 2011 enlisted recipient of the Doughboy Award.
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.