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Local marks Black History Month on ship

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan R. Graves, son of Lori J. Graves of Allenhurst and Terrence R. Graves of Lakewood, Wash., and fellow sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans marked Black History Month with a celebration hosted by the ship's diversity committee.

March 12, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Liberty native enjoys diplomatic career

Vella "Scott" Mbenna, the youngest daughter of Norman and Helen Scott of Holmestown, has been living and working abroad as a U.S. Foreign-Service diplomat for the past 22 years.

March 12, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


LCHS faculty fights heart disease

Liberty County High School raised $995 for the American Heart Association. Staffers wore red Feb. 17 to show their support for the American Heart Association.

March 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Local Democrats help open district HQ

The Democratic Party of Georgia recently opened its regional headquarters in Savannah.

March 06, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Memories of a historic home

"Daddy, if I draw the plans for a house, will you build it?" the pretty young lady with dark brown hair and blue eyes asked.

March 05, 2012 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Coast Rail-Trail elects officers

The Georgia Coast Rail-Trail elected officers and board members at its February meeting.

March 05, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Auction is more than business, it's social

Liberty Auction already was the busiest place in Pembroke on a Thursday night. Then the proliferation of TV shows such as "Auction Hunters" enhanced the appeal of an evening spent picking over bargains, antiques and oddities.

March 04, 2012 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Girl Scouts mark century of closing gender gap

SAVANNAH - Recruited over tea at the mansion of a Georgia widow, the first Girl Scouts went on to earn proficiency badges for cooking meals and caring for babies. In a nod to their changing times, they also learned to shoot rifles and self-defense tactics such as "how to secure a burglar with eight inches of cord."

March 04, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Judge plays a mean guitar

Elected officials often have used musical instruments to propel their political careers.

March 01, 2012 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Soldier completes basic training

Darius T. Shuman, a 2010 graduate of Bradwell Institute, completed his basic training Feb. 23 at Fort Jackson, S.C. He will do his AIT in Virginia. He is the son of Catina Shuman of Hinesville.

February 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Cycle shop sets charity poker run

Renegade Classics will host the second annual poker run March 18 to support Horsin' Around, a local non-profit therapeutic riding program.

February 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Shoes sent to give hope to Kenya

After months of collection, organizers of a local shoe drive sent off an estimated 3,000 pairs of shoes Friday.

February 28, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Lifestyle


Former Harlem Globetrotter visits Long

Last week, former Harlem Globetrotter Gene "Ice Man" Raines spoke to students and faculty during Long County High School's annual Black History Month appreciation ceremony. Principal Scotty Hattaway welcomed attendees and introduced Raines, who now lives in Savannah.

February 27, 2012 | By Ciara Frisbie Correspondent | Lifestyle


Savannah Tech marks Black History Month

Savannah Technical College's Liberty campus hosted two Black History Month celebrations Thursday with the theme "African Americans: A Diverse History."

February 27, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Lifestyle


Scouts honor Midway man

"On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout law," Boy Scout Timothy Beers, 11, said Thursday as he led a group of veteran scouts in reciting the organization's oath.

February 27, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Lifestyle


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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

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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


Walthourville lights up the season

Walthourville residents and visitors gathered Saturday at the municipality's city hall to officially light the town Christmas tree and enjoy some holiday-themed entertainment and refreshments.

December 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Lifestyle


Christmas bazaar draws creative crowd

The fifth annual Christmas Bazaar filled Dorchester Village Civic Center with the sights, sounds and smells of the season Saturday.

December 10, 2014 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Lifestyle


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