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.
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
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 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.
Almost a year ago, Hinesville resident and artist Emily Scott-Graham showed her work for the first time to the Hinesville area at the Hinesville Area Art Council.