Community, military and state leaders gathered Sunday night under the vaulted ceiling of Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel to offer and listen to special words and thoughts of thanks for the military, the community, the nation and the holiday season.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. This is as true today as it was 100 years ago. Back then, the kitchen was a separate little building that usually was built before the main house. It was connected by a small porch or walkway that we called the dogtrot. I guess we called it that because that is where the old hound dog trotted between the house and the kitchen, waiting for us to throw him a cold biscuit.
Last week, hundreds of local residents and young people took the pledge to recycle. Nov. 15 was the annual America Recycles Day and we planned a number of community activities and school events to encourage more people to begin recycling or to expand their recycling efforts.
Ann Parker and James Blank pose with a copy of the Coastal Courier on May 17 outside the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. One week earlier, Parker had donated a kidney to Blank. They are good friends, and both attend Bethesda Church in Hinesville. Parker's donation marked the 1,000th kidney donation at the Jacksonville Mayo Clinic. She celebrated and enjoyed cake with the clinic staff. After some ups and downs with post-transplant procedures, Blank now is doing well. Parker said the transplant also marked the third time someone from Bethesda Church has donated a kidney to another.
Thanksgiving holds different meanings to different people. Some feel it is a day for being generous or giving thanks through unselfish deeds. Others feel it is a time to sit around with family sharing stories of the year. Still many others simply look forward to the day for football. No matter how you view Thanksgiving, one thing is sure: Filling up on turkey is an integral part of the holiday.
Riceboro native Dawn Baker, a local television anchor and reporter, can add another achievement to her resume: She's now an author. Baker's recently released book, "Dawn's Daughter: Everything A Woman Needs To Know," a 142-page, soft-cover publication, is now on local shelves.
Their claim to the land predates the American Revolution, and yet their parents and grandparents gave up their plots - some willingly, some not so willingly - for the sake of the nation when then-Camp Stewart was established in 1940, just in time to help prepare the Army for World War II.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill honored Veterans Day at its weekly meeting Thursday in the Richmond Hill City Center by hosting guest speaker and veteran Keith Stansell.
Georgia is a beautiful state with lots of history, much of which was preserved for us by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources through its 60-plus state parks and historic sites. Fort King George Historic Site in Darien was established by the British in 1621, a dozen years before Gen. James Oglethorpe founded Great Britain's 13th colony in the New World.
With just days remaining in the 2011-12 "Live United" fundraising campaign, the United Way has raised $177,700 of this year's goal of $181,000. The campaign ends Friday.
Community volunteers distributed 20,000 pounds of food Tuesday to Liberty County families in need at Hinesville's Shuman Center.
A record-breaking crowd inundated Riceboro on Saturday to celebrate the city's fifth annual Ricefest.
Tiffany Hopkins, 22, of Ludowici will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA on Nov. 17-19 at the Woodland Performing Arts Theatre in Cartersville.
The Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday honored Joel Galarza as the soldier of the week.
The Tattnall Shrine Club in Glennville was the meeting place for the graduating high-school seniors from surrounding counties and neighboring states April 4.
Fire Capt. Jeffrey Driggers, a firefighter who died on April 22 after suffering a heart attack, was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council has dedicated the classroom at the downtown gallery to artist and art instructor Ashley Kukula Cuevas.
Boy Scouts from all over the area recently linked up at Forest Pond Lodge in Long County to take part in the Altamaha District Camporee.
One of two surviving Georgia Southern University nursing students involved in the fatal crash Wednesday that left five fellow nursing students dead was moved to another hospital Thursday, while the second surviving student is still being treated at a Savannah hospital.
Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas recently signed two proclamations; one for Word Autistic Day and the other for Fair Housing Month.
The Ludowici Police Department recognized its seven full- and part-time 911 dispatchers April 15 to commemorate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.
After a long journey of 42 years of service for LRMC/EMS and the surrounding counties, I have retired.
Liberty County-based band Exit 76 was in good company at its recent gigs.
People used to ride to church in their buggies or wagons before the new Model T became available. My husband recalls riding in the buggy with his grandparents to church in the 1940s.
Former Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown has been selected to serve as the 2015 Liberty County finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia.
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