City officials plan to beautify Hinesville by commissioning street art for the Memorial Drive roundabout. Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said Savannah College of Art and Design students will create designs for a sculpture or memorial art piece that characterizes and celebrates Hinesville. For more on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.
A crowd of Army spouses, children and dogs, most clad in bright yellow T-shirts, gathered under gray, drizzly skies Saturday for the Yellow Ribbon Walk on Fort Stewart. The walk marked the halfway point for the 3rd Infantry Divisions Run/Walk To and From Iraq/Afghanistan, an exercise and morale boosting initiative begun in January.
Preschoolers eagerly waited for a turn to sit in the driver's seat during Wheels Day Friday on Fort Stewart. Military children from the installation's Child Development Centers were given a tour of numerous emergency and service vehicles, including a Hinesville police car, an Army humvee, a Forestry Division front-end loader and a Fort Stewart Fire Department ladder truck.
The Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will hold its second annual Mother's Day Luncheon at noon Thursday, May 6, at the Chatham Club in the Desoto Hilton Hotel. The theme is "Every Child Deserves a Good Mother." The cost is $50 per person and proceeds benefit CASA. Checks can be mailed to Savannah CASA, 428 Bull St., suite 205, Savannah, GA 31401. Donations are tax deductible.
The Coastal Courier is having a "Cutest Kids" contest. To enter, upload your child's photo at www.coastalcourier.com/cutestkids
Recently, the 2010 Miss Tri-County Pageant was held at Long County High School. The pageant drew poised young women from around the area, and the event was organized by Debbi Gaitten.
Relay For Life of North Bryan is gearing up for its nightlong fundraising event set for Friday, while Relay For Life of Richmond Hill is celebrating the success of its event last weekend.
Thursday's Earth Day celebration at the former Brewton-Parker campus is focused on helping children learn how to protect the environment, but the lessons are simple and can be applied by every member of the community, said organizer Sara Swida.
Project Reach GANG celebrated the release of the group's first CD, a collection of live and recorded gospel songs, with a full house on April 10 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Riceboro. Many of the songs were written by members of the community choir. Lavonia LeCounte, the group's coordinator, said the songs are now being played on radio station WGML 990 AM and the CDs are available for purchase at the TOP Christian Bookstore.
ATLANTA - In 2009, the Georgia foster care system served 16,300 abused and neglected children.
Midway Mayor Clemontine Washington announced at this week's council meeting that there will be a city cleanup Saturday.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill held a formal fundraising event April 10 at the new Richmond Hill City Center. The event, entitled "The Robin Hood Ball: An Evening in Sherwood Forest," was a rousing social and financial success, organizers said.
BOSTON - A 2004 Liberty County High School graduate from Hinesville is part of a handpicked Navy crew serving on the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, the USS Constitution.
Litter is a big deal for Keep Liberty Beautiful. We know how devastating out-of-control litter is for the quality of life of a community.