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Confederate flag returned home

As Fort McAllister fell to the Union Army of Gen. William T. Sherman days before Christmas in 1864, one of his artillery officers seized the Confederate flag of a vanquished company of Georgia riflemen. The officer carried the silk banner home to Maine as a souvenir, and it stayed in his family for three generations in a box along with a handwritten note: "To be return to Savannah or Atlanta sometime."

March 26, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Petty officer deployes aboard Enterprise

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Athena M. Williams Fields, a 1999 graduate of Liberty County High School, recently deployed with fellow sailors and Marines assigned to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. They departed Norfolk Naval Station for the ship's 22nd and final deployment.

March 20, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Physician speaks to Goldenheirs

Goldenheirs guest speaker for the February meeting was Dr. Ben Heygood, who talked about senior citizens and their problems, the biggest being loneliness.

March 20, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


No signs of St. Simons mission yet

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Archaeologists are searching for signs of an ancient Spanish mission on Georgia's coast, but digging so far has not uncovered any signs of it.

March 15, 2012 | Associated Press | Lifestyle


School food drive benefits Relay for Life

Liberty Elementary School is in various campaigns to benefit teh American Cancer Society through its Relay for Life here. Cans of food have been collected and will be used in conjunction with luminaria bags during this year's relay, which starts at 7 p.m. April 20. To buy a luminaria in honor or in memory of a cancer patient, contact any team captain or go to www.relayforlife.org/libertyga.

March 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Area UW earns high charity rating

United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the fourth consecutive year, according to a press release.

March 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


DFCS employee retires after 30-year career

Paula Mungin recently retired after 30 years of service with the department of family and children services.

March 13, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Liberty native promoted to rear admiral

Liberty County native Annie B. Andrews of the U.S. Navy was promoted March 1 to the rank of rear admiral in a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington, D.C.

March 13, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Local marks Black History Month on ship

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan R. Graves, son of Lori J. Graves of Allenhurst and Terrence R. Graves of Lakewood, Wash., and fellow sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans marked Black History Month with a celebration hosted by the ship's diversity committee.

March 12, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Liberty native enjoys diplomatic career

Vella "Scott" Mbenna, the youngest daughter of Norman and Helen Scott of Holmestown, has been living and working abroad as a U.S. Foreign-Service diplomat for the past 22 years.

March 12, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


LCHS faculty fights heart disease

Liberty County High School raised $995 for the American Heart Association. Staffers wore red Feb. 17 to show their support for the American Heart Association.

March 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Local Democrats help open district HQ

The Democratic Party of Georgia recently opened its regional headquarters in Savannah.

March 06, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Memories of a historic home

"Daddy, if I draw the plans for a house, will you build it?" the pretty young lady with dark brown hair and blue eyes asked.

March 05, 2012 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Coast Rail-Trail elects officers

The Georgia Coast Rail-Trail elected officers and board members at its February meeting.

March 05, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Auction is more than business, it's social

Liberty Auction already was the busiest place in Pembroke on a Thursday night. Then the proliferation of TV shows such as "Auction Hunters" enhanced the appeal of an evening spent picking over bargains, antiques and oddities.

March 04, 2012 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Lifestyle


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Local band has part in movie

Exit 76, a band from Liberty County, recently performed in the upcoming feature film, "Ben & Ara."

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Down syndrome awareness month

For many, October is a month that focuses on Halloween, Columbus Day and breast-cancer awareness.

October 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Photo exhibit at HAAC gallery

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is hosting "Sight," a photography exhibit, for October.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Army's 'Idol' starts Thursday

Operation Rising Star

October 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Verdict on 'The Judge' only decent

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, "The Judge" is a fine example of a movie that features a likable cast and it's solidly made throughout, but it ultimately falls short of its loftier ambitions.

October 17, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Police graduates honor late detective

Graduates of the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy honored the memory of one of Richmond Hill's finest Friday morning at Stegman Auditorium on Savannah Tech's campus.

October 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


RSVP to take Midway Cemetery tour

The Midway Museum will host tours of the Midway Cemetery on Oct. 25. Tours will start promptly at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Wildlife festival draws crowd

The 33rd annual Long County Fall Wildlife Festival took place Saturday and saw one of the event's largest crowds ever.

October 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Hinesville student in ABAC pageant

TIFTON - Courtney Barber, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 46th annual pageant Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Ag Business Club, the theme of this year's contest is "Timeless Elegance."

October 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Seafood festival this weekend

Seafood, carnival rides, arts and crafts, kettle corn, peach cobbler and plenty of live music headlined by the Grammy winning band Blues Traveler is on tap this weekend at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


Four graduate basic training

Four people with ties to this area have completed military basic training:

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Fraser Center honors employee

The Fraser Center celebrated the service of employee Mildred Brown on Sept. 15.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Wildlife Festival pageant winners crowned

The Long County Wildlife Festival Pageant was held Oct. 4 at the Senior Citizen's Center in Ludowici.

October 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Carnival continues this weekend

The pay-as-you-go carnival continues on Fort Stewart this weekend. The public is welcome.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


RH High taps special homecoming king

Richmond Hill High School special-education teacher and wrestling coach Bob Parker said Alexis Mercado easily could be Georgia's governor if he wanted the job.

October 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


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