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‘Girl from Ipanema,’ turns 50

RIO DE JANEIRO - "Tall and tan and young and lovely..." You've heard of her. The Girl From Ipanema.

July 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Travels with the Courier

The Martin family took the Coastal Courier on a family vacation to the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tenn., to celebrate their dad returning from his deployment in Afghanistan.

July 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


There’s still time for ecofriendly summer travel

Summer is winding down, but there is time for one last trip before school starts.

July 23, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Walthourville’s first mayor celebrating 90th birthday

A proclamation by the city of Walthourville's mayor and council designated the month of July as Lyndol Anderson Month in recognition of her service to the city and citizens of Walthourville.

July 23, 2012 | Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


‘Mad Men,’ ‘American Horror Story’ lead Emmy nominations

LOS ANGELES - "Mad Men," a piercingly bleak portrait of a 1960s American anti-hero, earned a leading 17 Emmy nominations Thursday and the chance to set a new record as the most-honored drama in television history.

July 22, 2012 | By Lynn Elber The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Online lottery sales OKed in Georgia

ATLANTA - GeorgiaLotterycustomers will soon be able to buy tickets with the click of a mouse.

July 20, 2012 | Associated Press | Lifestyle


Bryan Commons, amphitheater on track

Construction for the Bryant Commons amphitheater is on schedule, according to P.C. Simonton & Associates project engineer Marcus Sack.

July 20, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Lifestyle


SCLC sued over leadership

ATLANTA - A group of leaders of local affiliates of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is suing the national organization and says Isaac Newton Farris Jr. is its current and lawful president of the organization.

July 19, 2012 | Associated Press | Lifestyle


Arts center renovations almost done

There will be more for the community than lights, camera and action when the Liberty County School System opens the house in the coming weeks to the Performing Arts Center.

July 19, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Judge’s exit pushing ‘American Idol’ to crossroads

LOS ANGELES - "American Idol" is on the brink of an adolescent identity crisis.

July 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Poor choices can cause big water problems

We all have outdoor chores and activities we do on a regular basis. Do you ever think about the consequences of some of the choices you may be making in those activities?

July 17, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Dispute focuses on Dylan guitar

NEW YORK - Bob Dylan and historians at PBS are in a dispute over the whereabouts of an electric guitar that the singer plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, quite possibly the most historic single instrument in rock 'n' roll.

July 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Spiritual leaders are Twitter’s true heavy hitters

ATLANTA - Twitter gives the impression of being obsessed with mindless earthly trivia, from Justin Bieber's latest heartfelt tweet to his Beliebers to LeBron James' reflections on winning the NBA championship.

July 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Burns, Davis win Cutest Couple Contest

Carla's Colonial Bridal and Formal held its first Cutest Engaged Couple Contest this week. The winners were Victoria Burns and Paul Davis. Burns has won her choice of an accessory for Carla's Colonial Bridal, $300 off of a wedding picture package with Jennifer Norton Photography and 15 percent off her wedding flowers from Colonial Floral and Gift Gallery.

July 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Recycling contests can help cure summertime boredom

Parents, have you heard that proverbial summertime cry yet?

July 10, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


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Articles by Section - Lifestyle


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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