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It's the thought that counts

Christmas Eve is always a busy day around my home, as it is with everyone else. There is one Christmas Eve in particular that stands out in my memory from several years ago.

December 19, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Rotary acts as Santa Claus

More than 30 children, their foster parents and eight members of the Hinesville Rotary Club gathered Thursday for their annual gift-giving event, casually known as their Bobby Brown Christmas Party.

December 19, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Programs help the homeless all year

Homelessness is a year-round problem, which makes homeless prevention a year-round effort for local agencies and organizations committed to helping people in need.

December 19, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Hayride full of holiday spirit

The faces of the children who enjoyed Friday night's holiday hayride at Fort Stewart's Holbrook Pond Recreation Area were evidence enough to prove Christmas is a special time for families.

December 19, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Local KFC helps homeless

Hinesville's Kentucky Fried Chicken has teamed up with the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless Inc. to help the homeless during the holiday season with a campaign called "Dishing out Meals: Fighting Homelessness and Hunger in Our Community."

December 17, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Creative ’cakes on display

The sugar rush at attendees' fingertips was nothing compared to the high of winning for two teams in Tuesday night's Cupcake Wars hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council.

December 16, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Poker run to benefit Toys for Tots

Local bikers can participate in the Tri-County Toy Run on Saturday to benefit the local Toys for Tots campaign.

December 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Allenhurst church gives away food baskets

The Baconton Missionary Baptist Church mission department and several other volunteers boxed and distributed more than 100 food baskets for the church's annual Thanksgiving giveaway.

December 15, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Miss Liberty Forestry Pageant in February

The Miss Liberty County Forestry Pageant will be Feb. 18 at the restored Glennville City Auditorium.

December 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Parade lights up Hinesville

After last week's Christmas in the Park festivities, the city of Hinesville continued its seasonal celebration Friday with the 15th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade. Seventy-five bright and colorful floats, cars and trucks cruised through downtown Hinesville from the traffic circle on Memorial Drive to Gen. Screven Way to Hendry Street to Main Street, drawing cheers and applause from the crowd of onlookers that gathered along the route.

December 14, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Colonial Christmases offer history, tradition

Liberty Countians and visitors got a chance to learn the history of Fort Morris and the Midway Museum while celebrating the holidays on Saturday.

December 14, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Walthourville has first tree-lighting

Walthourville residents were greeted with smiles, hot chocolate and refreshments Dec. 2 as Mayor Daisy Pray, Councilwoman Patricia Green and staff hosted their first Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

December 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two airmen finish AF basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Chrysalis L. Martin graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Retired operator visits phone museum

Frances Mobley of Hinesville recently visited the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association National Museum at Bryant Commons on Highway 84. Mobley recalled operating a telephone switchboard like the one pictured behind her while she was employed at Coastal Utilities for more than 40 years. She retired as chief operator. The ITPA has been serving the public on behalf of telecommunications companies for more than 90 years and represents more than 9,000 telecommunications employers and retirees nationwide.

December 12, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Diary reveals chaplain's WWII journey

Vic Waters had an article in the Coastal Courier last Sunday about Pete Gordon, a World War II hero from Long County. I read it with great interest as he talked about several people who I have known or heard great things about.

December 12, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


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PBS's 'Time Team America' highlights GSU work

STATESBORO - In 2012, the PBS show Time Team America tracked the adventures of a Georgia Southern University archaeologist and students at Camp Lawton, a Civil War POW camp in Millen, as they uncovered buried secrets using the latest technology and decades of expertise.

August 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of Aug 27-Sept. 2

Here's what the stars hold for you this week:

August 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Janiva Magness gives free concert

Award-winning blues artist Janiva Magness and her band performed a free concert Friday in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park. The concert served as a run-up to next month's Blues and BBQ festival in Hinesville. Magness, who said she is influenced by musicians like Etta James and Koko Taylor, has won four blues music awards, including the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award.

August 27, 2014 | By Caitlin Kenney | Lifestyle


Battle of Badges blood drive heats up

Dozens of area residents presented to donate at Friday's Battle of the Badges blood drive, according to Laura Troutman, Liberty County human-resources specialist and health-promotion leader.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Wild turkey hunt led to tragedy

Turkey platters abound on the top shelf in my kitchen. There are all kinds: tin, white glass, clear glass, colored china and thick plastic. Some may be alike, but most have different scenes with a large, colorful turkey in the center. I think I have at least 30. I just cannot help myself when I see a pretty one that is cheap and colorful.

August 26, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


RC planes fly for Wounded Warriors

A fleet of model planes took to the skies last weekend at Savannah's Staff Sgt. Anthony Davis Memorial RC Model Airfield to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

August 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Lifestyle


Hineshouse partners on back-to-school party

The Hineshouse Project Resident Services Department partnered with AmeriGroup to host the 2014-15 Back-to-School Bash on Aug. 1, along with several vendors from the Liberty County area. Food, drinks and schools supplies were distributed to over 250 community residents.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Dress up a bowling pin for prizes

Children, ages 3-12, can put their artistic talents to work and design the perfect bowling pin for Stewart Bowling Center. There's no charge, and prizes will be awarded.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Three complete basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Trevion-Marcel D. Johnson recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Tourism workers visit Liberty County

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau recently hosted a familiarization tour in July with visitor-information specialists from the Georgia Visitors Centers in Savannah and Kingsland.

August 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Retire 'Expendables' if recent episode is all they can do

"The Expendables 3," now in theaters, continues the franchise featuring well-known action-movie icons of the 1980s and 1990s in an attempt to recapture their glory days. I thought the first movie was average, the second movie was actually better-than-average, but the third movie falls by the wayside.

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


Condiments are must-haves

Small jars and bottles fill the cabinet above our stove, while larger jars and bottles line the inside door of our refrigerator. These condiments are necessary nuisances when it comes to spicing up or seasoning the foods we enjoy.

August 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Rotary hosts district governor

The Rotary Club of Hinesville received a visit from Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson at its weekly meeting Tuesday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Lifestyle


Area girl in Discovery Girls magazine

Maggie Batson has been chosen to be featured in Discovery Girls magazine for 2015.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Free blues concert here Friday

Blues artist Janiva Magness will play a free concert in Hinesville Friday.

August 19, 2014 | Staff report | Lifestyle


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