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Relay for Life starting to organize

The 2012 Relay for Life team captains recently had their first meeting at Button Gwinnett Elementary School, where event Chairwoman Tory Baker works. Other captains' meetings are scheduled for Jan. 10, Feb. 6, March 5 and April 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Button Gwinnett. The community kickoff will be Jan. 7, and a survivors' brunch is planned for April 14. This year's relay will be April 20-21 at the recreation center football field on Highway 84.

November 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


United Way nears campaign goal

With just days remaining in the 2011-12 "Live United" fundraising campaign, the United Way had raised $168,462, or 93 percent of this year's goal of $181,000. The campaign ends Nov. 18.

November 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Business owner helps to spread holiday cheer

Childhood Christmas memories seem to stick for a lifetime, and Hank Stacy wants to help more children have memories of something good.

November 12, 2011 | Dana Clark Felty Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


FPCA raises funds, awareness at chili cook-off

Laughter could be heard on Hinesville's Court Street on Saturday as several hundred people gathered in the courtyard of First Presbyterian Christian Academy for food, fun and festivities at the school's fifth annual chili cook-off.

November 12, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


YMCA Fall Fest full of family fun

Children burned off energy in bounce houses, zoomed down slides and rode Western-style on horses at the sixth annual YMCA Fall Festival on Saturday. Families strolled through the vendor market, perusing the handmade jewelry, ceramics and holiday gifts. Others sampled funnel cakes and homemade Southern treats.

November 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Magic, laughter fill Club Stewart

Magic and laughter took over Club Stewart's main ballroom Friday night as comedian David Beck and mind-reading magicians Jeff and Kimberly Bornstein performed for soldiers, retirees and family members during a special Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation-sponsored event called Operation Magic.

November 09, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


5K to raise funds for March of Dimes

In collaboration with the March of Dimes, the Chi Pi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. will host its second annual 5K walk/run Nov. 12 to promote prematurity awareness.

November 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Legion Auxiliary helps fight hunger

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 168 President Anet Owens presents a check Oct. 5 to David Mihan, regional manager of the Pizza Hut in Hinesville, to donate to local food charities in Liberty County.

November 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Goldenheirs hear of kidney health

Davita Dialysis nurses Gene Wells and Debra Griffin talked to Goldenheirs at the group's October meeting. The nurses teach patients how to use their dialysis equipment at home.

November 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Holiday toy drives under way

If the boxes at local businesses are any indication, the holiday Tots for Toys drive officially is under way.

November 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


41-year Air Guard veteran retiring

He entered the Air National Guard when it wasn't very popular to wear the uniform – especially at the height of the Vietnam War.

November 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Riceboro food pantry serves 300 families

The United Way-Liberty Office, with support of FEMA funding, hosted its second mobile food pantry for Phase 29.

November 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Midway Museum to host pig and oyster roast

The Midway Museum is hosting its first pig and oyster roast fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, to benefit the museum.

November 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long Co. celebrates Halloween with trunk-or-treat festivities

People and organizations from all over the area opened their trunks and passed out candy to kids last week in Long County.

November 03, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Tour resurrects historical figures

Small groups of people braved mosquitoes and a slight nip in the air Friday night to learn about the history of one of Liberty County's often-overlooked legendary landmarks - the Midway Cemetery.

November 02, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


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'John Wick' enjoyable, if not original

"John Wick" stars Keanu Reeves in a film that doesn't try to do anything more than be a thoroughly enjoyable revenge movie with an enormous sense of style and visual flair.

October 31, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Concert for charities

Some of the area's best musicians will play Nov. 15 to benefit the area's Toys for Tots and a food pantry in the Midway area.

October 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Trick-or-treating hours

City, county and Army officials in the area are recommending that trick-or-treating be from 6-8 p.m. So be careful and remember only approach homes that have outside lights on.

October 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Use what you have, make do; count blessings

Last month, when we visited our old home place, I saw a wild persimmon tree growing in the edge of Sally's yard. It was full of persimmons, and some were ripe.

October 28, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Walthourville seniors meet with commissioner

District 5 Commissioner Gary Gilliard recently was the guest speaker to a group of senior citizens in Walthourville to discuss SPLOST. Gilliard was invited by Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray. "They asked some interesting questions and kept me on my toes, but I enjoyed my visit with them," Gilliard said.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Halloween parties on post

Join the fun at Club Stewart's Halloween Bash, starting at 9 p.m. Friday. Enjoy DJFreaksho, drink specials and a costume contest. There's a $7 cover charge. Patrons must be 18 or older to enter, and at least 21 to drink.

October 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Fiber artist displays work in Pembroke

The opening reception for "A Stitch in Time," an exhibit of quilts by award-winning fiber artist Wendy Analla, was Sunday at the Downtown Arts Centre, 38 W. Bacon St. in Pembroke.

October 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'Fury' is realistic war drama

"Fury" is a World War II movie that provides a sense of intense, visceral violence and a semblance of authenticity that probably hasn't been seen since "Saving Private Ryan." I think this movie could be for WWII what Platoon was for Vietnam.

October 24, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Pastors hear from commission chairman

Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette recently addressed local pastors and clergy during the United Ministerial Alliance monthly meeting at Panera Bread in Flemington. Lovette was invited by UMA President Pastor Richard Hayes to present information on the upcoming SPLOST and recently approved Sunday early voting. Over 20 churches were represented at the meeting

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Boil and Baskets for Marne club

The Marne Community and Spouses Club will hold its annual basket auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Richmond Hill City Center.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long Commission honors retired teachers

The Long County Commission recently recognized all retired educators by signing a proclamation observing Nov. 2 as Retired Educator's Day in the county. Commission Chairman Robert Long said that on behalf of the commission and Long County, he appreciates the jobs that all teachers perform.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Richmond Hill throws a big party

RICHMOND HILL - The 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill included a wide variety of traditional Southern and coastal food, such as shrimp, crawfish, peach cobbler and fried s'mores, which might explain why an estimated 25,000-35,000 visitors - not counting volunteers and workers - descended on J.F. Gregory Park last weekend.

October 22, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud | Lifestyle


Local band has part in movie

Exit 76, a band from Liberty County, recently performed in the upcoming feature film, "Ben & Ara."

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Down syndrome awareness month

For many, October is a month that focuses on Halloween, Columbus Day and breast-cancer awareness.

October 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Photo exhibit at HAAC gallery

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is hosting "Sight," a photography exhibit, for October.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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