The local We Can! communitywide health and fitness campaign was launched Friday with a proclamation signing and meeting between leaders of three community partners, Liberty County, the city of Hinesville and Fort Stewart. The tri-group effort is the first of its kind in the nation, and will focus on implementing curriculum and data from the National Institutes of Health into available programs offered by several Liberty County agencies.
Richmond Hill Community Education is holding painting classes for adults where people can be "Picasso for a night."
The Liberty Theatre Company, formed by the Hinesville Area Arts Council, made a $500 donation to the Dorchester Civic Center, Inc. on May 3 as a way to thank the center and its board for allowing the company to stage its recent production, "Vanities," at the restored school.
On April 16 at Dorchester Academy in Midway, Liberty County Boy Scout Troop 581 listened to guest speaker Alexander Gardner give a lecture on international Morse code and the importance of staying in school, getting a good education and acting respectfully.
The annual Long County Relay for Life Friday in Ludowici at Veteran's Stadium raised more than $30,000, according to organizer Brandi Smiley.
Hinesville's first farmers market this Thursday promises a host of bargains, including its hours of operation. The market will be held from 4-8 p.m. each Thursday, from May 6-Oct. 28, at Bradwell Park and along Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville. For more on this story, pick up a copy of Sunday's Coastal Courier.
Members of the Morning Glory Garden Club, of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc.- Oleander District, set up camellia displays in area banks in March for the public to enjoy. Varieties displayed included Frances Smith, Alba Plena, Rubra, Julio Nuncio, Anita, White Empress, Professor Sargent, Pink Perfection, Lady Clare, variegated and Finlandia.
Hinesville Fire Department representatives talked to Golden Heirs at the April meeting. "Safety in the home" was the topic taught by firefighter Charles Helton and engineer Larry Dasher. Some safety measures given for people to follow are:
The 2010 Long County Relay for Life starts tonight at 5 on Veterans Field near Smiley Elementary School in Ludowici.
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 by May 8. There is no charge and prizes will be awarded. Readers will begin voting for their favorites, by age group, May 9.
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.
The 1985 sci-fi novel "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card won both the Hugo and Nebula awards in its day. A big-screen adaptation has been a long time coming - and it's finally here.
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I'm often asked why I don't write other commentaries. It's better to write about things you know about, and it's easier to do it when it's something most folks can agree on - like food.
Representatives of the Hinesville Fire Department presented the program for the October Goldenheirs meeting.
Oct. 23 to Nov. 21: Be careful about joining a colleague's plan to solve a workplace problem. Investigate it thoroughly. Otherwise, you could find yourself in a predicament with other associates.
You can perform triple duty this holiday: recycle, volunteer and decorate?
Beth Reddish, LCSO deputy clerk, was recently recognized by the Victim Advocacy Program, which annually recognizes a local law-enforcement employee for going beyond duty to help military victims of domestic violence.
SAVANNAH - Best-selling authors Scott Turow, Mitch Albom and Eben Alexander will headline the 2014 Savannah Book Festival, set for Feb. 13-16.
Within 30 minutes of open registration at the Warriors for William 5K in J.F. Gregory Park on Sunday, race numbers had completely sold out. Walkers, runners, volunteers and other supporters came in droves to support a special little boy with a serious illness.
Liberty County has been chosen to receive $25,999 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
What do you get when you re-team Niels Arden Oplev, the director of the original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," with his star, Noomi Rapace, and add in a dash of Colin Farrell?
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The Official Savannah Rock 'n Roll Marathon Pasta Party and Concert will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at 10 E. Broad St. in Savannah.
East Liberty American Legion Post 321 will host its second annual 5K fun run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday near the Historic Midway Church.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time Sunday.