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Get to know native plants

To celebrate National Planting Day in September, Keep Liberty Beautiful will host two native plant giveaways from 9 a.m.-noon (or while supplies last) Friday, Sept. 14, at Farmers Natural Foods and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (or while supplies last) Saturday, Sept. 15, at our quarterly Recycle It! Fair at the Liberty County Health Department. We also will have additional information about native species. Our community partners, Farmers Natural Foods and the Liberty County 4-Hers, are working with us to provide these events to encourage the use of native plants in landscaping in our community.

September 04, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Travels with the Courier

Eileen Johnson holds up a copy of the Courier during her recent trip to visit the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

September 04, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Target distribution center makes donation to United Way

Employees at the Target distribution center in Midway donated $28,749 to the United Way of the Coastal Empire after a series of recent fundraisers that included a golf tournament, an employee auction and a penny war. Cecelia Charter, left, who ran the United Way campaign at the center, and Sarah Hall, Target team leader, hold a giant check representing the donation.

September 04, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Georgia’s ‘rolling state park’ blends fun, history

"Georgia's Rolling State Park" follows a 40-mile stretch of railroad track between Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park near Cordele and the tiny community of Archery just west of Plains.

September 04, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


‘Premium Rush’ is good fun

Fans of "Showtime" know that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is my favorite actor. That means it's going to be a pretty good year for me at the movies.

August 31, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film critic | Lifestyle


Bike tours at Harris Neck Refuge

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge will host free bike tours Sept. 1 and 8 as part of its new Conservation Cycle program.

August 31, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Bike tours set for Harris Neck Refuge

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge will host free bike tours Sept. 1 and 8 as part of its new Conservation Cycle program.

August 31, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


At the movies Aug. 31-Sept. 6

HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas

August 31, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A change that you'd hoped for is down the line. But you still need to be patient until more explanations are forthcoming. Continue to keep your enthusiasm in check.

August 30, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Contest under way to meet Luke Bryan

NASHVILLE, Ga. - Harveys is offering its customers a chance to meet country-music star Luke Bryan during his Farm Tour 2012 in October.

August 30, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Local artist to showcase work at show in Brunswick

Liberty County's Otis Amason will show and demonstrate his work at the Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show this weekend in Brunswick.

August 29, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Local artisan at weekend jewelry show

Liberty County's Otis Amason will be showing and demonstrating his work at the Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show this weekend in Brunswrick.

August 28, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Photographers invited to capture Liberty’s essence

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau is holding a photo competition until Oct. 31 for amateur photographers of all ages. Several prizes will be awarded.

August 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Local spots featured on TV

One hidden treasure nestled on the border of Liberty and Long counties soon will be uncovered to television viewers interested in rural America.

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


Go native for National Planting Day

Keep America Beautiful will be hosting the first ever National Planting Day on Sept. 8! Why was this day created? National Planting Day is a great way to celebrate the value and power of native species for local landscapes.

August 27, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


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Historic document debuts at oyster roast

Guests at the Richmond Hill Historical Society's oyster roast Friday night made their way to Ford Plantation's 1930s oyster house via a sandy path lit by garden torches. Beneath a cold but clear sky, about 150 fundraiser attendees mingled amid live oaks, sampled the fare and awaited the premiere of the society's new documentary, "The Hidden History of Richmond Hill Georgia."

December 21, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Lifestyle


Let faith, hope, love guide you this season

"Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to." That is one of the more famous lines from the 1947 film, "Miracle on 34TH Street."

December 21, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Keeping a melodic tradition alive

Four area men are coming together in harmony. A four-part harmony to be exact.

December 20, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Lifestyle


Fort McAllister's fall commemorated

Union soldier re-enactors breached Fort McAllister on Saturday to recreate a Civil War battle that happened 150 years ago when Confederate soldiers occupied the fort. The 1864 overtaking of the fort, four months before the war's end, famously is known for bringing Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea" to end.

December 20, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


'Exodus...' delivers spectacle; little else

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is another attempt by Hollywood to embrace spirituality on the big screen.

December 19, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


The Spot Dec. 18

Festival of Lights

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Pembroke has 31st annual Christmas parade

Under clear skies with temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered along Main Street.

December 18, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Lifestyle


Midway Museum hosts 55th annual tea

Midway Museum hosted its 55th annual Christmas Tea on Saturday to celebrate the holiday season and preserve Midway's Colonial history.

December 18, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


Gingerbread contest winners named

The second-annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest, sponsored by La Quinta and the Hinesville Rotary Club, ended with a judging event Friday night.

December 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Toys for Tots gives out more than 6,000 gifts

On Saturday, an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 donated toys were parceled out and sent on their way to 1,050 Liberty County children who otherwise likely wouldn't have gifts to open Christmas morning.

December 17, 2014 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | Lifestyle


Cultural references help explain America

My husband grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 1960s. He tells me that he got his work ethic and determination from his dad, his politeness from his mom, his sense of right and wrong from "Leave it to Beaver" and "The Andy Griffith Show," and his sense of humor from "Petticoat Junction" and "The Beverley Hillbillies."

December 15, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Fort Stewart spouse in singing contest finals

Celeste Betton - an Army spouse, worship leader, choir director and pre-K teacher's assistant who has a passion for singing and a love for music - has been in San Antonio to compete against five others in the 2014 Operation Rising Star competition.

December 15, 2014 | By Bob Mathews Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Plant's employees go all out for Toys4Tots

Employees at Riceboro based SNF Floquip got into the competitive spirit of giving by collecting 331 toys for the Liberty County Toys4Tots program.

December 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Christmas classics cater to all tastes

Ah, yes, it's that time of year again.

December 12, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


The Spot Dec. 11

Here's the information and links for activities mentioned in this week's spot:

December 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


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