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Strange plant’s blossom a surprise to locals

A huge, bluish-green, cactus-like plant that looks like it could be a prop from a science fiction movie is getting a lot of attention in one Hinesville neighborhood.

May 28, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Public-works display set for farmers market

Boys can see toy trucks come to life, while parents shop for the produce and agricultural items Thursday in downtown Hinesville.

May 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Michelle Caraballo wins Mother’s Day Contest

Michelle Caraballo of Hinesville won the Coastal Courier's Mother's Day Contest.

May 22, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Time to honor volunteers who help keep area clean

Keeping Liberty beautiful is supposed to be a group effort. I used to feel a sense of ownership - or actually, a lonely sense of responsibility - when I would see a pile of litter that someone had tossed on the side of the road because, I guess, they wanted their car to be clean.

May 22, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Girls going to state pageant

Two Waldo Pafford Elementary School students have been chosen as state finalists in the National American Miss Georgia Pageant, which will be in July in Atlanta.

May 15, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Life lessons can be learned from Depression kids

I recently read an article about living during the Great Depression. It reminded me about the things I learned from my parents, who both grew up during the Depression. That distinct way of living in that era had an impact on them the rest of their lives.

May 15, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Broughman speaks to Goldenheirs

"To be as involved as you can be is my vision for seniors," the new pastor of Hinesville First Baptist Church told members of the Goldenheirs at their April meeting.

May 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


A wildflower bouquet for mama

Money was scarce as hens' teeth in 1955, but Mother's Day was coming up and I wanted to give Mama a special gift. As I was 8 and had no way of going to a store by myself, but did not want to buy something off rolling store. In fact, at that time in my life, I had never been inside a real store other than the jukejoint at the end of our road. I had one whole dollar to spend, and I wanted the most for it.

May 14, 2012 | Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Scouts celebrate Arbor Day despite theft

What started as a celebration of Arbor Day turned into a search for stolen trees in Allenhurst.

May 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Helping to save a salamander

I am sure you have seen that spotted, bright-orange lizard around town a time or two.

May 12, 2012 | Ryan Willett | Lifestyle


‘Closet painter’ shows work

Hinesville native Jerry Poppell has painted in private for more than 12 years. So he said many friends were shocked when his watercolor and acrylic works went on display last week.

May 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Cause of Kinkade death determined

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Officials are confirming that artist Thomas Kinkade died from an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription tranquilizers.

May 09, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Midway/Riceboro library gets donations

Midway officials present a check to Betsy Stow, who is Liberty area coordinator for the Live Oak Public Library. They are, from left, Councilman Levern Clancy Jr., Stow, library board member Barbara Stimmel, Mayor Clemontine F. Washington, Councilman Terrence Doyle.

May 08, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Travels with the Courier

Colleen McCray, a first-grader at Joseph Martin, recently traveled with her grandmother Betty McCray, to see the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. She's holding a copy of the Courier in front of the memorial during spring break.

May 08, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Coastal Manor resident turns 100

In 1912, the Girl Scouts were founded in Savannah, Woodrow Wilson won the presidency, defeating Theodore Roosevelt, and the Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean.

May 08, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


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Attract wildlife to your yard

A seminar on attracting wildlife to a yard will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Locals say they are producing movie here

Nursing Tybalt Productions, in partnership with Wonder Worthy Productions, recently announced that their film, "Ben & Ara," is slated to start production in Liberty County in October.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Post-wide yard sale is Saturday

The Great FMWR Post-Wide Housing Yard Sale will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Car, bike clubs can be in parade

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will be allowing car and motorcycle clubs to participate in this year's annual Christmas parade

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Pirate Fest on Tybee Oct. 9-12

TYBEE ISLAND – The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest is set for Oct. 9-12, bringing swashbuckling, family-friendly fun for Columbus Day weekend.

September 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'A Walk Among the Tombstones' nothing new; nothing bad

Over the last few years, Liam Neeson has been doing the action roles that I don't think Harrison Ford is interested in doing anymore.

September 26, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Oktoberfest in Rincon

SPRINGFIELD – The fifth Effingham Oktoberfest will be held Friday and Saturday behind Rincon Chevrolet, 5480 Highway 21 S. in Rincon.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'..Talent' contestant sings at restaurant

Life is full of surprises. Chris Hicks, owner of Chris's Curbside Grill in Hinesville, watched a YouTube video over a year ago of a soldier in Afghanistan singing a cover of Rihanna's "Stay."

September 24, 2014 | By Wyler Smith Correspondent | Lifestyle


Singer's Farm Tour funds scholarships

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University alum and country singer Luke Bryan will visit the Statesboro area during his annual Farm Tour on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Perry Field in Claxton.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Williams honored for civil rights work

First African Missionary Baptist Church of Riceboro celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in July.

September 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Stewart has blessed area in its 73 years

Since Fort Stewart officially was named Camp Stewart in January 1941, it has blessed many families by providing good jobs to thousands of people in Liberty and surrounding counties.

September 22, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


'Dolphin Tale 2' hits the right notes

The original "Dolphin Tale" was a surprise hit with critics and audiences, but somehow, I'm not sure how it was enough to justify a sequel.

September 22, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Prayer Day calls for help in community

The second annual Ludowici/Long County Prayer Day was Sept. 13 in the Long County Recreation Park.

September 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Pembroke honors its oldest resident

Altie Moody was just a girl when Pembroke was chartered in 1905.

September 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


GSU seminar on elder abuse

SAVANNAH - Georgia Southern University and Senior Citizens Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to helping people age comfortably, have partnered to co-host the annual Elder Abuse Conference on Oct. 3 at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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