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Recession keeping retirees where they are

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many baby boomers say they're likely to stay put in retirement amid a shaky economy. Those who hope to buy a new place are looking for a smaller home somewhere with a better climate that's more affordable and close to family, a new poll finds.

October 29, 2011 | By Derek Kravitz Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Winn hospital volunteers make a difference in Long County

More than 100 Winn Army Community Hospital volunteers, soldiers, civilians and military family members donated their time Saturday to make a difference in the lives of several residents at Coastal Manor nursing home in Long County.

October 27, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Hinesville goes pink for a night

The weather was chilly but the spirit of giving was warm Thursday evening at the Hinesville Farmers Market as patrons helped vendors raise money for breast-cancer awareness. The Suzie Q's pancake supper and Art Your Bra contest capped the night, bringing together survivors and supporters to continue the fight against the disease that affects hundreds of thousands of women and their families every year.

October 26, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Arts council opens new facility

A Commerce Street storefront that once was in disrepair now has new life, filled with visual arts that range from Asian-inspired black and cream canvases to bluesy abstract pieces.

October 26, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Retired Educators Day is Nov. 6

John McIver, chairman of the Liberty County Commission, signs a proclamation to recognize Nov. 6 as Georgia Retired Educators Day. McIver is urging all citizens to honor retired educators. Pictured behind McIver are retired educators Jane Cart, LaFayne May, Joan Hollingsworth, Don Melton and Jean Johnson.

October 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Savannah's Law House on peril list

SAVANNAH - The W.W. Law House, 710 W. Victory Dr. in Savannah, has been named to The Georgia Trust's 2012 Places in Peril list, which identifies 10 Peach State historic sites threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. The Georgia Trust made the official announcement earlier today.

October 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Restaurant owner is humanitarian of year

More than 130 community members gathered at Club Stewart on Oct. 11 to recognize Gary W. Dodd, Hinesville's humanitarian of the year. The dinner event, hosted by the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless, also served as a fundraiser for the organization.

October 25, 2011 | By Judy Shippey Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Gum Branch woman puts her life in quilts

If you're familiar with the terms bias, bearding and batting, you may be awed by one Liberty County resident's display of about 50 handmade quilts this week.

October 25, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Lifestyle


International Greetings raises $2,200 for shelter

What started out as a week of recognition among employees of International Greetings USA in Midway turned into cold hard cash for the Liberty Humane Shelter on Tuesday afternoon. International Greetings employees delivered an envelope containing $2,200 to LHS President Sandra Frye.

October 24, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Servicemembers complete training

Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Casey L. Hearn recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Seafood festival a hit with crowd

The 13th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival attracted tens of thousands of people to Richmond Hill's J.F. Gregory Park last weekend for a myriad of seafood, carnival rides, games and activities for children and adults, vendor booths and live entertainment by recording artists Orleans, We The Kings and 38 Special.

October 19, 2011 | Katie McGurl Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Fundraiser promotes good health

The Liberty Regional Foundation and Liberty Regional Medical Center celebrated its sixth annual Foundation Fundraiser, "An Evening Under the Oaks," on Saturday at the Dorchester Shooting Preserve in Midway.

October 19, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Two complete basic training

Army Pfc. Terry T. Faciane Jr. graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo. Faciane is the son of Anita M. Faciane of Hinesville and Terry Faciane Sr. of New Orleans.

October 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Honey is as old as written history

Several weeks ago, I read one of the sweetest stories in the Coastal Courier. It was about the beehive that was found in the walls of the old Liberty County Courthouse while it was being renovated.

October 17, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Long County wildlife queens crowned

Baby miss queen Raegan Fuller, toddler miss queen and people's choice queen Autumn Duke, tiny miss queen Taylor Smith, birth-6 overall queen Trinity Boutwell, petite miss queen Olivia Durrence, preteen miss queen Emma Stapleton, junior miss queen Karena Espey, most-sponsored queen Jasmine Compher, miss queen Bobbi Buckingham and 7 and older overall queen Alyssa Buttler pose with their crowns, trophies and sashes after the Long County Wildlife Festival Pageant.

October 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Post-wide yard sale is Saturday

The Great FMWR Post-Wide Housing Yard Sale will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Car, bike clubs can be in parade

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will be allowing car and motorcycle clubs to participate in this year's annual Christmas parade

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Pirate Fest on Tybee Oct. 9-12

TYBEE ISLAND – The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest is set for Oct. 9-12, bringing swashbuckling, family-friendly fun for Columbus Day weekend.

September 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'A Walk Among the Tombstones' nothing new; nothing bad

Over the last few years, Liam Neeson has been doing the action roles that I don't think Harrison Ford is interested in doing anymore.

September 26, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Oktoberfest in Rincon

SPRINGFIELD – The fifth Effingham Oktoberfest will be held Friday and Saturday behind Rincon Chevrolet, 5480 Highway 21 S. in Rincon.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'..Talent' contestant sings at restaurant

Life is full of surprises. Chris Hicks, owner of Chris's Curbside Grill in Hinesville, watched a YouTube video over a year ago of a soldier in Afghanistan singing a cover of Rihanna's "Stay."

September 24, 2014 | By Wyler Smith Correspondent | Lifestyle


Singer's Farm Tour funds scholarships

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University alum and country singer Luke Bryan will visit the Statesboro area during his annual Farm Tour on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Perry Field in Claxton.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Williams honored for civil rights work

First African Missionary Baptist Church of Riceboro celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in July.

September 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Stewart has blessed area in its 73 years

Since Fort Stewart officially was named Camp Stewart in January 1941, it has blessed many families by providing good jobs to thousands of people in Liberty and surrounding counties.

September 22, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


'Dolphin Tale 2' hits the right notes

The original "Dolphin Tale" was a surprise hit with critics and audiences, but somehow, I'm not sure how it was enough to justify a sequel.

September 22, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Prayer Day calls for help in community

The second annual Ludowici/Long County Prayer Day was Sept. 13 in the Long County Recreation Park.

September 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Pembroke honors its oldest resident

Altie Moody was just a girl when Pembroke was chartered in 1905.

September 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


GSU seminar on elder abuse

SAVANNAH - Georgia Southern University and Senior Citizens Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to helping people age comfortably, have partnered to co-host the annual Elder Abuse Conference on Oct. 3 at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Local veteran takes Honor Flight to D.C.

Fred Mingledorff of Hinesville was among veterans taken on an Honor Flight tour recently in Washington, D.C.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Weightlifting contest Saturday

Bend-the-Bar: Registration is under way for the Stewart/Hunter "Bend-the-Bar" Powerlifting and Bench Press Challenge Saturday at 4thIBCT Fitness Center.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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