Toys for Tots, the Marine Corps Reserves national charity drive, is back in Liberty County this holiday season with EXIT Team Realty spearheading the local effort to bring Christmas gifts to less fortunate children.
Area leaders filed into Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel on Sunday evening, joining in prayer and renditions of "God Bless America" and "Amazing Grace" led by the Liberty County Mass Choir, during the annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Service.
Every year, thousands of soldiers spend the holidays hundreds miles away from their families. Whether they spend them overseas or stateside, not having someone to share the holiday season with can be depressing.
If it wasn't for the caring congregation of Bethel AME church in Hinesville, this Thanksgiving would have been a bleak one for Leslie Bradley and son Trevon.
Year after year, most of us spend Thanksgiving doing the usual.
Area students made history Wednesday at Lyman Hall Elementary when they revealed the world's largest crayon, a 9-foot, eight-inch, 605.5 pound stick of color not available in even the 64-count box from Crayola.
Taking top honors in the Liberty Fest pageant in August and winning the honor to represent the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at Liberty Fest next July in the Miss Division was Heather Reddish, and in the Teen Miss Division, Kelly Long.
Shayna Brown was chosen as Miss Hinesville 2009 by the judges from a group of seven young ladies the evening of Nov. 15.
Every child wishes they could have a carnival at their birthday bash, and although that might be a stretch for most parents' budgets, it was the least that could be done for military children as the 3rd Infantry Division celebrated its 91st birthday this week during Marne Week. The Courier went behind the scenes with the fourth-generation family of carneys responsible for making the festivities come to life.
Liberty County deputies banded together to help one of their own get through a difficult time and financial burden. Jon Glandon, a former deputy of the LCSO, discovered he had brain cancer in 2003. After a three-year remission, the cancer has returned, as did the routine visits to Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. The constant travel has created a financial burden for Glandon's family.
A standing-room only crowd packed Vann's Restaurant on Thursday night for the third annual Pouring 4 Paws fundraiser to benefit the Liberty Humane Shelter. Teams of celebrity bartenders, some dressed in outrageous costumes, served and poured, dropping their tips into a bucket for the shelter staff to tally.
The Dazzling Diamond Divas, a Red Hat Society chapter on Fort Stewart, recently had a progressive dinner.
Members of the Fort Stewart Enlisted Spouses' Club and their families met Thursday afternoon to place wreaths at the Desert Shield/Desert Storm Monument in observance of Veterans' Day. The monument, in the wooded area in front of the post exchange, was built and dedicated in 1991 to honor those soldiers from Fort Stewart who died in battle.
The weather was clear and perfect and the little ones were out for fun at the YMCA Fall Festival held on Nov. 8.
After a one-year hiatus from the annual Kiss-A-Pig Campaign, which benefits the American Diabetes Association, Liberty County is back into the "swine" of things.
Let's talk television! CBS recently unveiled an action-packed new series called "Intelligence." Does it make the grade?
An abandoned, starving dog was found Wednesday locked in a Hinesville home. Hinesville Police Department and Liberty County Animal Control officers rescued the dog after receiving an anonymous tip.
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They moved with a purpose from the dining room to the kitchen and back. Their pace was pretty good for 400-year-olds.
Ruby Tuesday is having Community Give Back Days this weekend that will eventually help children involved in family and juvenile court matters.
The Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Association hosted its annual Leadership and Grand Marshal Breakfast Saturday at Dorchester Academy as part of the area's multifaceted celebration of the civil-rights leader's life. Parade Grand Marshal Rear Adm. Annie Andrews and local families packed the hall to recall and praise King's legacy through songs and speeches.
Jan. 20 to Feb. 18: Changing conditions might require you to alter some of your plans. While you might be agreeable to this, be prepared with explanations for those who do not want changes made.
Last Tuesday and Wednesday were extremely cold in this area. It was cold enough to kill all the ouside plants.
The Commanding General's Golf Scramble, which will select teams with blind draw, will start at noon Jan. 31 at Taylors Creek Golf Course.
Whenever she has a chance to return to Liberty County, Annie Andrews likes to visit old friends and family members. She especially likes to spend time in her mother's kitchen, where the aroma of great food brings back fond memories. Andrews is just like any other small-town girl coming back to her roots, except that she's a rear admiral and commander of the Navy Recruiting Command.
WTHG-FM, 104.7 The Hawk, recently announced that starting Feb. 1, it will be the Savannah area's new home for "The John Boy and Billy Big Show."
The Rape Crisis Center has announced that the upcoming sexual-assault nurse examiner training, provided by the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault, will be March 22-25 in Savannah.
"Sunbury and the Civil War" will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Fort Morris State Historic Site, 2559 Fort Morris Road in Sunbury.
Today's topic is family drama. Every family has a bit of that - clashing personalities, hidden secrets, festering disappointments.