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Go barefoot this week — and recycle, too

The first week of June is the official Barefoot Week. It is an important holiday period, proclaimed by Soles 4 Souls, an international effort to provide shoes to children and adults throughout the world.

May 07, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Long 4-H Club gets local, national support

The Long County 4-H Club recently received its annual Vidalia Onion donation from Clifton and Linda DeLoach.

May 05, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Midway Arts Festival draws all kinds of artists

Blue skies were the backdrop for the seventh Midway Arts Festival on Saturday, as artists, craftsmen, authors, musicians and period-dressed tour guides provided entertainment.

May 03, 2012 | By Debra Brown Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Closely watch sale prices

Have you ever bought something on sale and later saw you paid more than the item was advertised for? I have, especially in grocery stores when the items are scanned so fast and I couldn't keep up.

April 30, 2012 | Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Making Earth Day happen takes a lot of effort

Last Sunday was Earth Day around the world. We had our sixth annual Earth Day Celebration on Monday with a little over 1,000 citizens - young and old - joining us for fun environmental style.

April 29, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Dixon, Grubbs graduate basic training

Air Force Airman Emmanuel M. Dixon graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

April 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Locals advance in military careers

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Athena M. Williams Fields, a 1999 Liberty County High School graduate, and fellow sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise recently hosted a material, maintenance and management assist team, as they evaluated the ship's 3M program.

April 17, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Student in statewide homecoming pageant

Tiffany Monique Johnson, daughter of Betty and William Johnson of Hinesville, has been selected as a finalist for Georgia's 32nd annual Homecoming Queen Selection.

April 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Ministry supports area youth

Seven Ministries of Liberty County Inc. recently held a fundraiser under its Youth Mentoring Program to support the efforts of the South Georgia Kings 13 and Under AAU boys' basketball team.

April 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


VIP plans fundraiser for Manna House

VIP Office Furniture and Supply is joining the Manna House in its efforts to stock the shelves and help those in need through the "Feinstein Challenge." Alan Feinstein will match all donations, canned goods, non-perishable food items and/or monetary gifts up to $36,000 through April 30. A collection box for donors is at VIP, 109 Central Ave. For more information, call Cathy O'Hagan at 876-3000 or the Manna House at 368-3660.

April 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


SCAD museum now on Google Art Project

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Internet's virtual art gallery has a more Southern flavor now that art museums in South Carolina and Georgia have joined the Google Art Project.

April 14, 2012 | By Bruce Smith Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Easter pageant in Long County

Contestants from Liberty, Tattnall and Long counties recently competed in the 2012 Miss Tri-County Easter Pageant at Long County High School in Ludowici.

April 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Admiral speaks to emerging leaders

Liberty County native Rear Adm. Annie B. Andrews, the third African-American woman to be appointed to that rank, recently spoke to Emerging Young Leaders Program participants about what it takes to make it in life and the military at an event sponsored by Nu Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority.

April 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Photographer bringing past back to life

When you travel on the back roads, do you ever notice the many abandoned farmhouses that are falling down or covered with vines, usually wisteria or cow itch?

April 09, 2012 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Foster kids join in Easter fun

Several children in foster care got a rare treat Friday morning when they gathered at Liberty Independent Troop Park for an Easter egg hunt.

April 09, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


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'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


Hinesville man earns honorary doctorate

Willie J. Inman Sr. of Hinesville recently received an honorary doctorate of divinity degree from Sound Doctrine Bible Seminary in LaGrange.

December 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


St. Phillip's goes global with nativities

Guests at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on Saturday marveled at international holiday scenes brought to Hinesville courtesy of the Episcopal Christian Women's ministry. The church's annual "nativities from around the world" event ran from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and featured a Christmas tree raffle.

December 10, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


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