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Local finishes basic training

Army Pfc. Jarrell R. Crawford recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

December 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


It's the thought that counts

Christmas Eve is always a busy day around my home, as it is with everyone else. There is one Christmas Eve in particular that stands out in my memory from several years ago.

December 19, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Rotary acts as Santa Claus

More than 30 children, their foster parents and eight members of the Hinesville Rotary Club gathered Thursday for their annual gift-giving event, casually known as their Bobby Brown Christmas Party.

December 19, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Programs help the homeless all year

Homelessness is a year-round problem, which makes homeless prevention a year-round effort for local agencies and organizations committed to helping people in need.

December 19, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Hayride full of holiday spirit

The faces of the children who enjoyed Friday night's holiday hayride at Fort Stewart's Holbrook Pond Recreation Area were evidence enough to prove Christmas is a special time for families.

December 19, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Local KFC helps homeless

Hinesville's Kentucky Fried Chicken has teamed up with the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless Inc. to help the homeless during the holiday season with a campaign called "Dishing out Meals: Fighting Homelessness and Hunger in Our Community."

December 17, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Creative ’cakes on display

The sugar rush at attendees' fingertips was nothing compared to the high of winning for two teams in Tuesday night's Cupcake Wars hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council.

December 16, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Poker run to benefit Toys for Tots

Local bikers can participate in the Tri-County Toy Run on Saturday to benefit the local Toys for Tots campaign.

December 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Allenhurst church gives away food baskets

The Baconton Missionary Baptist Church mission department and several other volunteers boxed and distributed more than 100 food baskets for the church's annual Thanksgiving giveaway.

December 15, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Miss Liberty Forestry Pageant in February

The Miss Liberty County Forestry Pageant will be Feb. 18 at the restored Glennville City Auditorium.

December 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Parade lights up Hinesville

After last week's Christmas in the Park festivities, the city of Hinesville continued its seasonal celebration Friday with the 15th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade. Seventy-five bright and colorful floats, cars and trucks cruised through downtown Hinesville from the traffic circle on Memorial Drive to Gen. Screven Way to Hendry Street to Main Street, drawing cheers and applause from the crowd of onlookers that gathered along the route.

December 14, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Colonial Christmases offer history, tradition

Liberty Countians and visitors got a chance to learn the history of Fort Morris and the Midway Museum while celebrating the holidays on Saturday.

December 14, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Walthourville has first tree-lighting

Walthourville residents were greeted with smiles, hot chocolate and refreshments Dec. 2 as Mayor Daisy Pray, Councilwoman Patricia Green and staff hosted their first Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

December 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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


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Revolutionary War re-enactment Saturday

Fort Morris will host its annual "Come and Take It!" on Saturday.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Four complete basic training

Four people with ties to Liberty and Long counties have completed basic military training:

November 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Turkey 'egg' hunt coming to post

Help find the eggs left by turkeys around Cypress Creek Adventure Golf on Dec. 1.

November 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Veterans honored in Long County

More than 100 veterans and active-duty military personnel were honored by Long County High School on Tuesday during the annual Veteran's Day Ceremony.

November 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


'Interstellar' is another Nolan classic

Ever since he grabbed the public's attention with the Oscar-nominated "Memento" in 2000, director Christopher Nolan has established himself as one of the most brilliant filmmakers of the 21st century.

November 14, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Pink Panther fundraiser at school

Liberty County High School held its fourth annual Pink Panther Day for breast-cancer awareness Oct. 30. This event is sponsored by Family Career and Community Leaders of America. This year, Pink Panther Day was held in honor of Kim Brown, an LCHS teacher who is battling breast cancer. This year's shirt was designed in honor of Brown and had her favorite quote, "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have," on the back with her initials. FCCLA members sold 267 shirts, almost double what they sold last year. Proceeds totaling $850 ...

November 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Oyster roast benefits museum

Saturday marked the third year that the Midway Museum has hosted its fundraising oyster roast and sit-down dinner in the museum's lower floor.

November 13, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Lifestyle


Chili cook-off, festival for FPCA

The eighth annual Hinesville Community Chili Cook-off and Festival on Saturday at First Presbyterian Christian Academy was an event full of food, entertainment and fun activities for children and families.

November 12, 2014 | by Caitlin Kenney Correspondent | Lifestyle


RiceFest celebrates Geechee Gullah culture

Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin, City Councilman Chris Stacy and Geechee Gullah expert Jim Becote organized the first RiceFest, which was held seven years ago at the community center.

November 12, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Lifestyle


Students finish first-aid training

Sixteen students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Pathway recently completed CPR and first-aid certification training with firefighter Casey Hale, who helps with the training every semester.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Murder still unsolved 130 years later

Richmond H. Peacock was born Aug. 24, 1807, in what then was Liberty County but now is Long County. He was the son of Samuel (1777-1839) and Mary Peacock (1786-1869). Samuel was born in South Carolina and was in the War of 1812. They were married in 1802 in Georgia, and both died in Liberty County.

November 10, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


'Nightcrawler' is a masterpiece

"Nightcrawler" is nothing short of a revelation in filmmaking. It features a powerhouse performance by Jake Gyllenhaal and contains characters and an atmosphere that completely is in service to its story. I think if Michael Mann had made either "Broadcast News" or "Network," this is probably what it would look like.

November 07, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Military offered babysitting for night out

RICHMOND HILL - The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill and Life Moves Dance Studio are launching an initiative to help military families in the region by providing free childcare for active military members during the afternoon and evening of Dec. 20.

November 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Smiley Trunk-or-Treat draws a thousand

Smiley Elementary School in Long County held its annual Trunk-or-Treat celebration last Friday, and the event drew more than 1,000 students.

November 05, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Retired commander donates to vets memorial

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Glenn Webster, a former 3rd Infantry Division commander, recently donated $10,000 to Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, center, and George Holtzman, chairman of HMAC's Veterans Memorial Walk committee. Holtzman said he expects to receive several sizable donations in the coming weeks to help pay for the memorial to be built at Bryant Commons.

November 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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