SAVANNAH - Twenty local women - philanthropists and community leaders - recently formed the United Way's Women's Legacy Council. The members share a common mission: to make a difference in the lives of women and children in the Coastal Empire through philanthropy and service.
LUDOWICI - The 2009 miss Ludowici was crowned recently during a pageant in the Long County High School cafeteria.
The Liberty County Commission is participating in the summer food program to provide meals to children.
Among the numerous and voluminous historic documents in her file cabinets, Mary Beth Evans has an 1860 Census showing that there were approximately three times as many slaves, 6,000, as others living in Liberty County right before the Civil War.
Hundreds of people turned out for the annual celebration of Liberty County diversity Saturday. The Small World Festival, sponsored by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and Fort Stewart's MWR, was around the courthouse square and featured food and entertainment provided by many of the ethnic groups that make up our population.
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia plans to help members who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Any member who becomes involuntarily unemployed will be eligible to continue membership for up to three months or until becoming employed again at no charge.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Armed Services YMCA, the a nonprofit organization supporting the families of junior enlisted military personnel, Wednesday recognized the Liberty County YMCA for its work to support military families. The Liberty Y won a Community YMCA Award, a part of the Raytheon Program Achievement Awards, at a luncheon on Capitol Hill.
The Liberty County Relay for Life ended Saturday, but a recent visitor walks on in the name of cancer research.
"Meaty" Magaly Estrella and "Double Dog" Derek O'Leary drove the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile as it stopped by the Hinesville Wal-Mart as part of its tour of Georgia.
Like many Relay for Life volunteers, Liberty County's co-chairwoman Sharon Dunham has a personal reason for getting involved in the campaign to raise money for cancer research.
Long County had its annual Relay for Life to support the American Cancer Society last Friday at Veteran's Field in Ludowici.
There is a unique historical restoration project going on in the Medway River near the Isle of Wight, but Liberty Countians - though welcome - are unlikely to visit the attraction.
HAZLEHURST - Don Dasher of Ludowici is the grand prize winner of the 2009 Peaches to the Beaches "Shop Til' You Drop" contest.
Members of St. John's Parish Daughters of the American Colonists gathered at the old historic Midway Cemetery on April 25 for a service commemorating Confederate Memorial Day. Cecil Stafford, a selectman with the Midway Society, addressed the crowd and shared information about John Lambert, who is buried in the historic cemetery.
Tuesday, Katherine Doster, support service specialist with the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired, informed Rotarians through an interpreter about current issues, projects and concerns for surrounding area residents who are hearing-impaired or deaf.
Probate Judge Nancy Aspinwall was the guest speaker for the September Goldenheirs meeting.
When we first moved to Liberty County in 1971, we met the owners of Fussell and Sons Furniture Company, an old business in Hinesville. We became very well-acquainted with Mr. and Mrs. Fussell and their son, Kenny.
The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival returns to J.F. Gregory Park for its 15th year from Oct. 18-20 with headlining bands Drivin' and Cryin' and Collective Soul.
The Liberty/Long Retired Educators held their first meeting of the year Sept. 9.
The second annual Salute to Oktoberfest will be Saturday at Club Stewart, despite the government shutdown.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's Division of Continuing Education and Senior Citizens Inc. are working together to teach people how to detect, prevent and protect the elderly from physical abuse and financial exploitation.
The shutdown isn't going to stop the fun. The second annual Salute to Oktoberfest, featuring food, music and fun for everyone, is still going to be outside Club Stewart on Saturday.
The Midway-Riceboro branch of the Live Oak Public Library is closed to allow staff to set up the new branch housed in the Liberty County Community Complex on Highway 84. The new library facility is expected to open Oct. 21.
The Courier has been spotlighting the dedicated individuals and groups who were recently recognized for their service to others at this year's United Way Volunteers of the Year awards ceremony on Sept. 26.
Many veterans continue their military service by serving their fellow veterans and their community through their membership in veterans' organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, said Stephen Wheeler, commander of VFW Post 6602.
The Bryan County 4-H Club and the city of Pembroke will host the 30th annual Christmas Parade and Festival on Saturday, Dec. 14.
Skidaway Marine Science Day 2013 will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, on the campus of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography at the north end of Skidaway Island.
Walter Helmick, commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46, received a standing ovation when he was named United Way veteran volunteer of the year last week. He rolled onto the stage in a motorized wheelchair and graciously accepted the award.
Today, I'm proud to introduce the thriller "Prisoners," now in theaters. The film asks: How far would you go to protect your family?
The United Way of Liberty County, in partnership with America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, provided more than 16,000 pounds of groceries to 400 households Thursday during a mass mobile food drop. The United Way holds several food drops each year. This week's food drop was held at Dorchester Academy in Midway.