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.
This year's multifaceted celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy begins at 7 p.m. tonight with a dramatic presentation at First Zion Baptist Church on E.B. Cooper Highway in Riceboro. A leadership and grand marshal breakfast is set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Later that day, a youth-expression session will take place at 6:30 p.m. at First Zion. The annual city parade starts at 10 a.m. Monday. There will be a commemorative service at noon Monday at Bradwell Institute. The events are coordinated by the Liberty County Martin Luther King ...
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An estimated 1,500 Christmas trees were kept out of landfills and rural ditches after the holiday season by Bring One in for the Chipper, according to organizer Sara Swida.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Liberty County officially kicked off its fundraising efforts Jan. 9 with Mayor Jim Thomas signing a proclamation to declare Jan. 6-11 "Relay For Life Purple Passion Week."
SAVANNAH - Scott Turow will be the featured author at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival SBF@SCHOOLS student session Feb. 13.
Visit Corkan Family Recreation Area from noon-7 p.m. on MLK Day, Jan. 20. Enjoy bowling, Cypress Sam's Treehouse, roller skating and laser tag fun. Hours will be noon until 7 p.m. For more information, call 767-4273.
Modern-day Fort McAllister is home to educational events and celebrations, but 150 years ago, it was home to Joseph McAllister, captain of the Hardwick Mounted Rifles - a cavalry unit made up exclusively of men from Bryan County, predominantly from around Hardwick, Keller and what was then known as Ways Station.
"The Desolation of Smaug," the second film in the three-film "The Hobbit," extravaganza, begs the question, "Are we there yet?" I have an answer for you.
As temperatures drop, it's common for Coastal Georgia homes to be invaded by unwanted, furry house guests, including squirrels, raccoons and possums, according to Liberty County Agricultural Extension agent Robert Bell. Bats and armadillos also can be nuisances during winter months, he said.
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Georgia writer Flannery O'Connor was mistaken - a good man isn't so hard to find, but finding a good bowl of butter beans can sometimes be challenging, unless you cook them yourself.
Dec. 22 to Jan. 19: Like your zodiacal sign, the sure-footed goat, you won't allow obstacles in your path to keep you from reaching your goal. Don't be surprised by who asks to go along with you.
Individual and corporate donations are being sought to help build the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons, said George Holtzman, chairman of the Veterans Memorial Walk Committee.
Long County's Relay for Life organizers are gearing up for this year's event, which is May 17-18 at Veterans Field in Ludowici. The 2014 relay kick-off party is at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at A New Beginning Church. Anyone who is interested in helping or creating a team is invited.
The following biography is taken from "A Record of Prominent Baptists" by the Rev. John Craig. It was written in the 1800s.