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Do your part to prevent water pollution to the area

Water pollution problems happen every day in our community. These problems are caused when we make poor choices around our homes and areas where we live and work.

May 29, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


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


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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


Seabrook Village brings past to life

Organizers worked to raise awareness for Seabrook Village with Saturday's Sugar Cane Festival, which featured cane grinding and extraction, free hayrides and tours of the historic community.

December 11, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Lifestyle


Personal and area news from 18 years ago

Many years ago, about 1988-2001, I wrote long letters to a dozen elderly shut-ins each week. I sent each of the 12 a copy of the same letter.

December 10, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


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