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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


Long Co. kicks off holiday season with parade

The Ludowici/Long County Christmas parade drew a crowd Saturday to the center of town, where temperatures made it feel as if spring was in the air. But despite the warmth, the sights and sounds of Christmas were abundant.

December 10, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


‘Super 8’ is authentic, nostalgic

Let's say you are a filmmaker. How would you pay homage to more than three decades of blockbuster films? How would you pay tribute to the director who has delivered game-changing pictures such as "Jaws," "E.T.," and "The Goonies"? Well, if you're J.J. Abrams, you achieve those things by making "Super 8," the film now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

December 09, 2011 | Sasha McBrayer | Lifestyle


Lack of energy assistance funds leaves some residents in the cold

Past winters have been especially cold for Riceboro resident Nancy James.

December 09, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Hi-Fidelity Civic Club pageant is Saturday

Since 1955, the Hi-Fidelity Civic Club has made contributions for the betterment of Liberty Countians. Such contributions include providing scholarships to graduating seniors, making charitable donations and sponsoring social events. The group's annual pageant is held during the holiday season and is the organization's major fundraiser. The club uses the funds to support its civic activities throughout the year.

December 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Toys for Tots extends collection to meet needs

With Santa's home visits drawing nearer, "elves" throughout the community are continuing a final push to make this year's Toys for Tots drive an all-encompassing success.

December 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Christmas in the Park a big hit

Though the evening drew to a close with a live rendition of "Silent Night," Monday evening in downtown Hinesville was anything but silent.

December 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Winn Food-Share Program seeking donations

Winn Army Community Hospital is seeking donations from individuals and businesses for its Christmas Food-Share Drive, according to Sarah B. Hayes, Food-Share Program coordinator. She said Winn provided meals for 50 families during the Thanksgiving holiday and is looking to do the same for Christmas.

December 06, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Travels with the Courier

Lillie Glover took a copy of the Coastal Courier with her on a recent trip to Syracuse, N.Y. Bill and Brenda Acebes of Lake George took a copy of the Coastal Courier with them on a recent seven-day cruise to Grand Cayman, Belize, Cozumel and Isla Roatan, where this photo was taken. Beverly and Barry Lewis of Fleming took a copy of the Coastal Courier with them on a recent seven-day cruise to Grand Cayman, Belize, Cozumel and Isla Roatan, where this photo was taken. Paul M. Marion of Hinesville took a copy of the Coastal Courier with him ...

December 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Give a gift to a local business this year

The Christmas season officially has begun. (I don't count retailers' efforts to sell Christmas decorations starting in July.) It is December now, so we really are getting close to the big day. Before you get too busy, I hope you will take a few minutes to give a special gift to a local business by nominating one of them for a quarterly Win-dex Award. The Win-dex Awards are Keep Liberty Beautiful's way of recognizing attractive, litter-free local businesses. Nominating a business can be your way of thanking the operation for its efforts.

December 05, 2011 | Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Lifestyle


Riceboro community gathers, gives thanks

Riceboro residents gathered last weekend at Briar Bay Park for the city's first annual Thanksgiving feast. The event committee, which included Riceboro City Councilman Chris Stacey, David Miller, John Young, the Rev. Darlene Jackson, Linda Fagan and others from various churches, partnered with organizations to distribute turkeys, gift baskets and meals to Riceboro residents. Liberty Spice also donated gift baskets to DFACS clients. Organizers said the event was a success and they plan to make it a yearly event. Mt. Carmel's Praise Team sang songs of Thanksgiving, and Bishop Julian Jones presenting a gift basket to an attendee ...

December 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Toys for Tots campaign in final days; donations needed

Liberty County's Toys for Tots campaign will come to a close this week. United Way-Liberty Executive Director Jennifer Darsey, who is coordinating the campaign, said toys still are needed.

December 05, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Community invited to compete in Reader’s Digest contest

Residents of Hinesville and Liberty County have been invited once again to participate in a Reader's Digest contest called "We Hear You America," according to Ashley Gabriel, who is with public relations firm G.S. Schwartz & Co. Inc. Gabriel said Hinesville is eligible this year to compete for new funds and promotional support from Reader's Digest, including a grant of up to $50,000. Last year, the loyalty of residents who voted for their community earned Hinesville-Liberty County a $1,000 check from Reader's Digest, which Mayor Jim Thomas said was used for preservation of local historic ...

December 05, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


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Long County Relay leaders selected

James Wasdin and Brenda Howard have been selected as the 2015 Long County Relay for Life co-chairs, American Cancer Society senior community manager Kelley Spaeder recently announced.

October 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Attract wildlife to your yard

A seminar on attracting wildlife to a yard will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Locals say they are producing movie here

Nursing Tybalt Productions, in partnership with Wonder Worthy Productions, recently announced that their film, "Ben & Ara," is slated to start production in Liberty County in October.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Post-wide yard sale is Saturday

The Great FMWR Post-Wide Housing Yard Sale will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Car, bike clubs can be in parade

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will be allowing car and motorcycle clubs to participate in this year's annual Christmas parade

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Pirate Fest on Tybee Oct. 9-12

TYBEE ISLAND – The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest is set for Oct. 9-12, bringing swashbuckling, family-friendly fun for Columbus Day weekend.

September 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'A Walk Among the Tombstones' nothing new; nothing bad

Over the last few years, Liam Neeson has been doing the action roles that I don't think Harrison Ford is interested in doing anymore.

September 26, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Oktoberfest in Rincon

SPRINGFIELD – The fifth Effingham Oktoberfest will be held Friday and Saturday behind Rincon Chevrolet, 5480 Highway 21 S. in Rincon.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'..Talent' contestant sings at restaurant

Life is full of surprises. Chris Hicks, owner of Chris's Curbside Grill in Hinesville, watched a YouTube video over a year ago of a soldier in Afghanistan singing a cover of Rihanna's "Stay."

September 24, 2014 | By Wyler Smith Correspondent | Lifestyle


Singer's Farm Tour funds scholarships

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University alum and country singer Luke Bryan will visit the Statesboro area during his annual Farm Tour on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Perry Field in Claxton.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Williams honored for civil rights work

First African Missionary Baptist Church of Riceboro celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in July.

September 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Stewart has blessed area in its 73 years

Since Fort Stewart officially was named Camp Stewart in January 1941, it has blessed many families by providing good jobs to thousands of people in Liberty and surrounding counties.

September 22, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


'Dolphin Tale 2' hits the right notes

The original "Dolphin Tale" was a surprise hit with critics and audiences, but somehow, I'm not sure how it was enough to justify a sequel.

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


Prayer Day calls for help in community

The second annual Ludowici/Long County Prayer Day was Sept. 13 in the Long County Recreation Park.

September 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Pembroke honors its oldest resident

Altie Moody was just a girl when Pembroke was chartered in 1905.

September 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


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