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Day care, pre-school slots available

Registration is underway for children selected through a lottery to attend a state-funded pre-K program at one of the two Fort Stewart Child Development Centers.

August 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Model Army exhibit connects soldiers, art

The Art of War may have ancient Chinese roots, but a new Hinesville Area Arts Council exhibit shows that some today see war strategy and depictions as a craft.

August 07, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Fig trees are commonplace, valuable to this area

The first time I heard of figs was in church. Adam and Eve sewed fig leaves together for garments after they ate fruit from the forbidden tree. The word fig appears in the Bible 50 times.

August 06, 2012 | Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


‘Trashy’ Americans need to know benefits of recycling

We Americans are pretty trashy. No, I am not talking about the Hollywood celebrities who represent us so well on the global scene - although many of them are pretty trashy, too. We Americans generate a lot of garbage. Although we only represent 5 percent of the world's population, we generate more than 30 percent of the world's garbage, according to the National Recycling Coalition. Their estimates range from 4 pounds to a whopping 7 1/2 pounds of trash generated per person per day in our country. Trash is produced at an alarming rate of 1,609 pounds ...

August 06, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


‘Flowers of War’ is a harrowing drama

What part did Christian Bale play just before returning to the cape and cowl in "The Dark Knight Rises?"

August 03, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film critic | Lifestyle


Fall visual arts classes, workshops set

Savannah's Place for Art, Culture and Education is registering students for its fall visual arts classes and workshops. Day and evening sessions are offered for children, teens and adults of all skill levels. Sessions run Sept. 17-Oct. 27 and Oct. 19-Dec. 14. Both sessions will be at the Department of Cultural Affairs S.P.A.C.E. studios at 9 W. Henry St.

August 02, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of Aug. 1-7

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Relationships continue to thrive, but watch for any telltale signs of potential problems. Take needed action now to set things straight before they become troublesome later.

August 02, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Rowling webcast to promote new club

NEW YORK - J.K. Rowling's next book is for adults, but she will be on hand this fall to help promote a new club for kids, the Harry Potter Reading Club.

August 01, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Travels with the Courier

Dee Parker recently took a copy of the Coastal Courier on her trip to Sedona, Ariz.

July 31, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Birthday party held for former superintendent

During last weekend's 50th reunion of the Bradwell Institute Class of 1962, members of the class and others held a birthday party July 21 for former Superintendent of Schools Ed Edwards.

July 31, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Odd news from around the country

More than 1,000 turtles slowly escape captivity: SUMMERVILLE - More than 1,000 turtles made a slow-speed escape from their turtle farm in northwest Georgia.

July 31, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Katherine Jackson back home

LOS ANGELES - Katherine Jackson is apparently back home, reuniting with Michael Jackson's children after a judge temporarily took away her guardianship because of her dayslong absence from them.

July 30, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Time running out to enter kids’ recycling contests

Only a few days remain before the July 31 deadline of VIP's summer recycling contest for kids.

July 30, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Nolan’s Batman saga ends strong

I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge the senseless tragedy of the shooting at the Aurora, Colo., theater last week. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.

July 27, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film critic | Lifestyle


Pit-bull issue elicits strong emotions

A proposed ordinance to ban pit bulls in Hinesville was among 38 issues considered by city leaders during their recent planning workshop, but it quickly was shot down by all five council members, Mayor Jim Thomas and other city officials.

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


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Savannah Diocese honors two from St. Stephens

Hinesville-area residents Jorge Aponte and Amelia "Amy" King received the 2014 Bishop Gartland Awards for outstanding service to the Catholic Church in South Georgia.

December 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Spend New Year's Eve on post

Welcome 2015 with friends and family during the New Year's Eve Bash at Thunder Run in Club Stewart from 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1.

December 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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


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