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. We cook the traditional meal: turkey, stuffing and sweet potato or pumpkin pie. We spend it with the same people, at the same location – the in-laws' house, mom's house, or at home with the kids. And we do what we have always done: stuff ourselves to no end. Although there is nothing wrong with keeping the holidays traditional, the Coastal Courier wanted to ...
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.
The Prestige Plus Travel Group from The Heritage Bank poses with an edition of The Coastal Courier during the group's trip to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, Tenn., in October. The group enjoyed the fall foliage as well as shows and a visit to Dollywood.
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.
Whether or not you are a fan of the books in Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series or the A&E television series based on them, "Longmire," his newest book is sure to please.
Army Pfc. Timothy C. McGruder recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus.
The sisters of the Alpha Omicron chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa recently exceeded their fundraising goal for the Savannah Walk to End Alzheimer's by 63 percent.
The Mary-Janel-Maggie Foundation Inc., a local nonprofit corporation at 487 Limerick Road in Midway, held an open house Oct. 12.
Long County Sheriff's Office employees recently supported breast-cancer awareness by wearing matching pink T-shirts. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Cancer Society is encouraging individuals and organizations to show their support by wearing pink.
The fourth Annual Midway fly-in drew a crowd Saturday to Steve Berg's grass runway called Berg Park Aerodrome on Old Gress Island Road in Midway. Fixed-wing aircraft, ultra-lights and remote control plane ruled the skies over the 2,400-foot runway.
SAVANNAH - Best-selling authors Scott Turow, Mitch Albom and Eben Alexander will headline the 2014 Savannah Book Festival, set for
Switching gears just a little bit from movies, let's talk television once again. This time, I'm spotlighting the brand-spankin'-new NBC series, "The Blacklist."
HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas
Skidaway Marine Science Day 2013 will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26 on the campus of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography at the north end of Skidaway Island.
Liberty County Clerk of Courts F. Barry Wilkes recently received the first lifetime achievement award ever presented by the Superior Court Clerks' Association of Georgia to one of its members and the association's 2013 ÉCLAT Award.
Sometimes at a public gathering someone will privately comment on one of my food columns. Most are kind, telling me how much they agree with my assessment of steaks, seafood or certain restaurants. Others tell me up front I got it all wrong about which is better - North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Memphis, Kansas City or St. Louis barbecue.
It's that time of year again. That time when the smell of perfectly cooked seafood and the sound of live local and national acts fill the air in J.F. Gregory Park.
Sept. 23 to Oct. 22: Some misunderstandings resist being resolved. But your sincerity in wanting to soothe those hurt feelings wins the day. By month's end, that relationship should begin to show signs of healing.
Those who thought they spotted a World War II-era bomber over the skies of Savannah early Monday afternoon weren't imagining things.