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‘Hell on Wheels’ a good one from AMC

The Wild West lives again on the AMC original series, "Hell on Wheels," now on Netflix. The show's title made me say, "Huh?", but I'm so glad I checked it out anyway.

August 24, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film critic | Lifestyle


Taylor Swift tapped to perform at VMAs

NEW YORK - Six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift will perform at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards next month. But she won't be the only gold winner in the room.

August 23, 2012 | Mesfin Fekadu The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Sound off for Aug. 22

If you're not going to support our country, regardless of who is in office, or pledge allegiance to our flag, you need to leave the United States of America.

August 22, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of 22-28

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might not like the sudden setback in your plans. But keep that headstrong Arian temperament in check and wait for explanations. Things will begin to clear up by week's end.

August 22, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Source: Nicki Minaj close to joining ‘Idol’

NEW YORK - A person close to singer-rapper Nicki Minaj said Monday the 29-year-old entertainer has been in talks to judge the Fox TV competition and that a deal is in the works.

August 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Listen to radio? Watch TVs? Not class of 2016

MILWAUKEE - Remember when suitcases had to be carried instead of rolled? Or when an airline ticket was a booklet of pages separated by carbon paper? Maybe you remember when Lou Gehrig held the Major League record for consecutive baseball games played.

August 22, 2012 | By Dinesh Ramde Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Tybee BeachSweep set for September

The Tybee BeachSweep will be from 7:30-10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

August 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Soldiering on in theater

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Through musical portrayals of a soldier's initial Army enlistment, basic combat training and the rigors of overseas deployments, the U.S. Army Soldier Show aims to convey intimate messages of resilience, perseverance, bravery and mental toughness.

August 21, 2012 | By Sgt. Christopher Gaylord 5th Mobile Public Affairs | Lifestyle


Kids shine in recycling contests

Kids are just darned cute. I am a sucker for commercials with kids and with pets. Whatever they are selling, I usually fall for it!

August 21, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Walthourville happenings

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's rural development review team visited Walthourville's city office Aug. 2. The team conducted assessments, toured the building at 222 Busbee St. and met with city officials. The department attempts to increase rural residents' economic opportunities and improve quality of life. The team gave high accolades to the city.

August 20, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Travels with the Courier

Kristopher Hart of Flemington took a copy of the Coastal Courier with him on a recent trip to the original site of the church of John the Baptist, where Jesus Christ was baptized on the Jordan River. The water since has been diverted. He also visited the Dead Sea in Jordan; the sea is 400 meters below sea level.

August 20, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


‘Bourne Legacy’ decent but pointless

There have been four Jason Bourne films, but the recently released "The Bourne Legacy" is the first one that doesn't star Matt Damon.

August 17, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film critic | Lifestyle


Faith-based group aids nearly homeless

According to an Aug. 6 article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, 9 percent of Georgia's workers are unemployed, while another 16.4 percent are underemployed. And these numbers don't include those whose unemployment benefits have expired and were dropped from the rolls of the unemployed.

August 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Lifestyle


Memories flood Memphis for Elvis Week

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Elvis Presley left behind hit songs, epic performances, some so-so movies and an image as a handsome, rebellious, talented and sometimes-troubled artist that remains indelibly marked in America's pop culture psyche 35 years after his death.

August 15, 2012 | Adrian Sainz The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of Aug. 15-21

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This week could offer more opportunities for ambitious Lambs eager to get ahead. But don't rush into making decisions until you've checked for possible hidden problems.

August 15, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Toddler lost in woods saved to serve

One Friday evening in May 1976, an incident caused a lot of commotion on Flowers Road, which is off George Swindell Road and Highway 196, in Long County. The ordeal was something that no family ever wants to go through.

January 27, 2015 | By Margie Love | Lifestyle


Relay committee lays down a challenge

Relay for Life of Liberty County aims to engage community members and raise more money ahead of the May 15 event by participating in a challenge issued by The American Cancer Society.

January 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Convoluted, cliched script hampers 'Blackhat'

"Blackhat" is the latest effort from director Michael Mann whose last film was 2009's gangster drama, "Public Enemies." While Mann continues to be a director of great visual style, he might've needed more time to work on a film that is not out of his league.

January 23, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Bamboo Farm director explains mission

Norman Winter, director of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, was the keynote speaker at last week's meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Future Business Leaders busy in December

The Long County Middle School Future Business Leaders of America group recently visited Coastal Manor Nursing home for Christmas.

January 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Long County's MLK events honored

The planning committee for Long County's Long County Martin Luther King Jr. celebration recently was recognized by the MLK Jr. Advisory Council for its efforts in organizing and presenting the activities on Jan. 10 in Ludowici.

January 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


MLK breakfast guests 'get a grip'

The Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Association hosted its annual Leadership and Grand Marshal Breakfast on Saturday morning at the historic Dorchester Academy in Midway under the theme "The Power, Purpose and Promise of HIStory … Get a Grip."

January 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Lifestyle


Local band finishes in top three

Members of Exit 76, a band from Liberty County, recently finished in the top three at a songwriters showcase at the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth.

January 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long County has first MLK observance

Long County celebrated its first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and program Jan. 10 in Ludowici. The festivities began at 10 a.m. when the procession, which consisted of 32 entries, left Walker Elementary School and made its way to Long Middle School.

January 19, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Series should've retired before 'Taken 3'

"Taken 3" has star Liam Neeson doing more of the same that we saw in the series' first two movies, and the result is less than satisfying.

January 16, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Long library gets grant to buy books

The Long County Library recently received grants totaling $1,050 to buy new books.

January 14, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Colonels Island saltworks turned more than profit

Salt is an essential ingredient in the diet of humans, animals and even many plants, according to saltworks.us. This effective, widely used food preservative even was used to preserve mummies in Egypt. Beyond its almost-innumerable industrial uses, salt also has great current and historical interest.

January 13, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Second Harvest benefits from campaign

ATLANTA - Savannah-area customers and associates contributed more than $40,800 in six weeks to Kroger's 2014 Can Hunger Campaign and $10,000 to a second initiative benefiting America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Sorority to mark Founders Day Jan. 25

The ladies in pink and green, who proudly proclaim their heritage as being members of the oldest African-American sorority, are gearing up for their annual Founders Day celebration.

January 12, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


Kickoff Thursday for Long Relay

The American Cancer Society will hold its Long County Relay for Life kickoff at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at A New Beginning Church.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


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