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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


Bethesda plans museum, visitor center

SAVANNAH - Bethesda Academy, a boys high school and middle school in Savannah, recently announced plans to develop a new museum and visitors center on its 600-acre campus at 9520 Ferguson Ave. The facility is expected to open to the public in January 2013.

February 26, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Scout leader receives church award

Bob Colbert of Hinesville recently received a St. George Episcopal Church Award for his service to youth through the Boy Scouts of America.

February 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Southern Baptists may add to name

NASHVILLE - Southern Baptists first considered changing their name in 1903. Leaders have seriously proposed it at least 13 times since then.

February 21, 2012 | By Travis Loller Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Painting lessons come with wine samples

If you're pondering what to pair with your pinot grigio, consider trying an acrylic floral.

February 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Lifestyle


Interracial marriage at record in US

WASHINGTON - Interracial marriages in the U.S. have climbed to 4.8 million - a record 1 in 12 - as a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants expands the pool of prospective spouses. Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites.

February 19, 2012 | By Hope Yen Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Planting tips offered for Arbor Day

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Georgia Arbor Day is Friday. Everyone grab a shovel and get ready to plant a tree.

February 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two finish basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryanna W. Grant recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

February 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Remembering a special jacket

In the past few days, I have seen six classmates I graduated with in 1965 from Ludowici High School. It always is good to see old friends and classmates and catch up on each other's lives.

February 14, 2012 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


More than 1,000 cigarette butts picked up

Eight members of the Long County Family Connection Partnership Youth Advisory Council and two basketball players picked up more than 1,400 cigarette butts from the Long County Recreation Park during the recent "Cigarette Butt Pick-Up/Pick-Up Game with the Savannah Storm" event.

February 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Greens make beautiful Christmas gift

This is a Christmas story that I wrote about 20 years ago, and you probably have read it before. I still think it is one of my favorite stories; the message remains true no matter how many times it is repeated. This Christmas season, slow down and take time to really think about the real meaning of Christmas.

December 22, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Savannah Diocese honors two from St. Stephens

Hinesville-area residents Jorge Aponte and Amelia "Amy" King received the 2014 Bishop Gartland Awards for outstanding service to the Catholic Church in South Georgia.

December 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Spend New Year's Eve on post

Welcome 2015 with friends and family during the New Year's Eve Bash at Thunder Run in Club Stewart from 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1.

December 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Historic document debuts at oyster roast

Guests at the Richmond Hill Historical Society's oyster roast Friday night made their way to Ford Plantation's 1930s oyster house via a sandy path lit by garden torches. Beneath a cold but clear sky, about 150 fundraiser attendees mingled amid live oaks, sampled the fare and awaited the premiere of the society's new documentary, "The Hidden History of Richmond Hill Georgia."

December 21, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Lifestyle


Let faith, hope, love guide you this season

"Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to." That is one of the more famous lines from the 1947 film, "Miracle on 34TH Street."

December 21, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Keeping a melodic tradition alive

Four area men are coming together in harmony. A four-part harmony to be exact.

December 20, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Lifestyle


Fort McAllister's fall commemorated

Union soldier re-enactors breached Fort McAllister on Saturday to recreate a Civil War battle that happened 150 years ago when Confederate soldiers occupied the fort. The 1864 overtaking of the fort, four months before the war's end, famously is known for bringing Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea" to end.

December 20, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


'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


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