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Savannah Tech marks Black History Month

Savannah Technical College's Liberty campus hosted two Black History Month celebrations Thursday with the theme "African Americans: A Diverse History."

February 27, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Lifestyle


Scouts honor Midway man

"On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout law," Boy Scout Timothy Beers, 11, said Thursday as he led a group of veteran scouts in reciting the organization's oath.

February 27, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Lifestyle


Bethesda plans museum, visitor center

SAVANNAH - Bethesda Academy, a boys high school and middle school in Savannah, recently announced plans to develop a new museum and visitors center on its 600-acre campus at 9520 Ferguson Ave. The facility is expected to open to the public in January 2013.

February 26, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Scout leader receives church award

Bob Colbert of Hinesville recently received a St. George Episcopal Church Award for his service to youth through the Boy Scouts of America.

February 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Southern Baptists may add to name

NASHVILLE - Southern Baptists first considered changing their name in 1903. Leaders have seriously proposed it at least 13 times since then.

February 21, 2012 | By Travis Loller Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Painting lessons come with wine samples

If you're pondering what to pair with your pinot grigio, consider trying an acrylic floral.

February 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Lifestyle


Interracial marriage at record in US

WASHINGTON - Interracial marriages in the U.S. have climbed to 4.8 million - a record 1 in 12 - as a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants expands the pool of prospective spouses. Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites.

February 19, 2012 | By Hope Yen Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Planting tips offered for Arbor Day

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Georgia Arbor Day is Friday. Everyone grab a shovel and get ready to plant a tree.

February 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two finish basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryanna W. Grant recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

February 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Remembering a special jacket

In the past few days, I have seen six classmates I graduated with in 1965 from Ludowici High School. It always is good to see old friends and classmates and catch up on each other's lives.

February 14, 2012 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


More than 1,000 cigarette butts picked up

Eight members of the Long County Family Connection Partnership Youth Advisory Council and two basketball players picked up more than 1,400 cigarette butts from the Long County Recreation Park during the recent "Cigarette Butt Pick-Up/Pick-Up Game with the Savannah Storm" event.

February 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Artist, author showcase work here

The Hinesville Area Arts Council sponsored a dual reception Thursday evening for local artist Benjamin F. Turner Jr. and local author and senior pastor of Hinesville First United Methodist Church, Dr. Richard Wright.

February 13, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Lifestyle


Social niceties vary by location

With Valentine's Day approaching next week and the stores full of hearts, flowers and cupid's bows, my mind turns toward kissing.

February 12, 2012 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Information line gets its own day

Saturday is national 211 Day, a nationwide program that connects callers to critical human services within their communities. 211 is the number to call in the Coastal Empire community to find or get help.

February 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


BoE chairwoman to be recognized

Liberty County Board of Education Chairwoman Lily Baker will be recognized Thursday for her business contributions during the Georgia Summit of African-American Business Organizations in Atlanta.

February 08, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


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Bologna conjures up fond memories

I like bologna - the mild sausage made from beef or meat scraps (beef, pork, turkey and/or chicken), not baloney, the mess you hear from TV infomercials about snake-oil pills that increase your memory, help you lose weight, fight bad breath and increase your personal wealth.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of July 23-29

Here's what the stars have in store for you this week:

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Hunter soldier to sing tonight

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - When Pfc. Paul Ieti, 21, was in Afghanistan, he and a friend made a video of him singing "Stay" by Rihanna. And like a million young dreamers before, they posted it on YouTube.

July 23, 2014 | By Sgt. William Begley 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade | Lifestyle


BBQ cooks sought for competition

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is accepting applications for barbecue connoisseurs to compete at the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 4-11 p.m. Sept. 20.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Gum Branch lawman recalls notable arrests

"It was the middle of April in 1954, and Myles and I were coming from Tampa, Fla., to Gum Branch to meet his parents and family," Myles Groover's wife, Carlyne Groover, recalled. "We had been married just two weeks.

July 22, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Back-to-school fair on Hunter

A Community Activities, Information and Registration and Back-to-School Fair will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 30 at Tominac Fitness Center on Hunter.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


‘Frozen’ characters coming to TV — sort of

Q: Is it true that characters from the hit Disney film "Frozen" are coming to "Once Upon a Time"? Judging by the tease from this season's finale, I'd say yes. - Steff S. in Florida

July 19, 2014 | By Cindy Elavsky King Features Syndicate | Lifestyle


Depp isn’t transcendent in his latest movie on home video

EDITOR'S NOTE: DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of July 21.

July 19, 2014 | By Sam Struckhoff King Features Syndicate | Lifestyle


Courier’s new online calendar gets bigger

A new local and regional calendar is available on coastalcourier.com that allows visitors to find a variety of entertainment and events not only in Hinesville, but also Savannah and as far away as Macon and Hilton Head.

July 18, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz kumholtz@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Tomatoes are terrific summertime treats

Every day, twice a day I check my garden to see if I have any "maters" ripe and ready for picking. In less sophisticated parts of the country, this veggie-fruit is called a tomato, but I live in Georgia, so I call them maters.

July 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


New women's group hopes to help community

Fourteen Bryan and Liberty County women walked the halls of the Dorchester Village Civic Center dressed in white, each with a pink corsage, as they were dubbed Top Ladies of Distinction on Saturday.

July 17, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Lifestyle


Legion Post 321 installs officers, retires flags

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 installed new officers Saturday afternoon in a ceremony at the Midway Police Department. The American Legion Department of Georgia Junior Vice Commander George Walker swore in the new leaders.

July 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Students' art depicts historic event

From now until September, the community can view artwork by several Bradwell Institute students at the Historic Dorchester Academy Museum that focuses on an important event in African-American history.

July 15, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Lifestyle


Dodd named to board of directors

SAVANNAH - The Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire, a nonprofit organization that provides a "home away from home" for families who have critically ill or injured children receiving treatment at Savannah-area hospitals, recently announced that four new members were elected to its board of directors.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Recycling fever is a good fever to have — and here’s why

When it comes to recycling, did you realize that more actually means less?

July 15, 2014 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


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