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A wildflower bouquet for mama

Money was scarce as hens' teeth in 1955, but Mother's Day was coming up and I wanted to give Mama a special gift. As I was 8 and had no way of going to a store by myself, but did not want to buy something off rolling store. In fact, at that time in my life, I had never been inside a real store other than the jukejoint at the end of our road. I had one whole dollar to spend, and I wanted the most for it.

May 14, 2012 | Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Scouts celebrate Arbor Day despite theft

What started as a celebration of Arbor Day turned into a search for stolen trees in Allenhurst.

May 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Helping to save a salamander

I am sure you have seen that spotted, bright-orange lizard around town a time or two.

May 12, 2012 | Ryan Willett | Lifestyle


‘Closet painter’ shows work

Hinesville native Jerry Poppell has painted in private for more than 12 years. So he said many friends were shocked when his watercolor and acrylic works went on display last week.

May 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Cause of Kinkade death determined

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Officials are confirming that artist Thomas Kinkade died from an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription tranquilizers.

May 09, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Midway/Riceboro library gets donations

Midway officials present a check to Betsy Stow, who is Liberty area coordinator for the Live Oak Public Library. They are, from left, Councilman Levern Clancy Jr., Stow, library board member Barbara Stimmel, Mayor Clemontine F. Washington, Councilman Terrence Doyle.

May 08, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Travels with the Courier

Colleen McCray, a first-grader at Joseph Martin, recently traveled with her grandmother Betty McCray, to see the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. She's holding a copy of the Courier in front of the memorial during spring break.

May 08, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Coastal Manor resident turns 100

In 1912, the Girl Scouts were founded in Savannah, Woodrow Wilson won the presidency, defeating Theodore Roosevelt, and the Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean.

May 08, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Peyton Davis crowned Miss Midway

The city of Midway crowned Peyton Davis as Miss Midway on April 22 at Historic Dorchester Academy.

May 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Go barefoot this week — and recycle, too

The first week of June is the official Barefoot Week. It is an important holiday period, proclaimed by Soles 4 Souls, an international effort to provide shoes to children and adults throughout the world.

May 07, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Long 4-H Club gets local, national support

The Long County 4-H Club recently received its annual Vidalia Onion donation from Clifton and Linda DeLoach.

May 05, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Midway Arts Festival draws all kinds of artists

Blue skies were the backdrop for the seventh Midway Arts Festival on Saturday, as artists, craftsmen, authors, musicians and period-dressed tour guides provided entertainment.

May 03, 2012 | By Debra Brown Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Closely watch sale prices

Have you ever bought something on sale and later saw you paid more than the item was advertised for? I have, especially in grocery stores when the items are scanned so fast and I couldn't keep up.

April 30, 2012 | Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Making Earth Day happen takes a lot of effort

Last Sunday was Earth Day around the world. We had our sixth annual Earth Day Celebration on Monday with a little over 1,000 citizens - young and old - joining us for fun environmental style.

April 29, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Dixon, Grubbs graduate basic training

Air Force Airman Emmanuel M. Dixon graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

April 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


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'When you give out blessings, you get blessings...'

Barber Nicolas Martinez has been cutting hair in Richmond Hill for weeks now, putting skills he learned in the Marines to good use by giving something back to those less fortunate.

January 31, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


Toddler lost in woods saved to serve

One Friday evening in May 1976, an incident caused a lot of commotion on Flowers Road, which is off George Swindell Road and Highway 196, in Long County. The ordeal was something that no family ever wants to go through.

January 27, 2015 | By Margie Love | Lifestyle


Relay committee lays down a challenge

Relay for Life of Liberty County aims to engage community members and raise more money ahead of the May 15 event by participating in a challenge issued by The American Cancer Society.

January 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Convoluted, cliched script hampers 'Blackhat'

"Blackhat" is the latest effort from director Michael Mann whose last film was 2009's gangster drama, "Public Enemies." While Mann continues to be a director of great visual style, he might've needed more time to work on a film that is not out of his league.

January 23, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Bamboo Farm director explains mission

Norman Winter, director of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, was the keynote speaker at last week's meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Future Business Leaders busy in December

The Long County Middle School Future Business Leaders of America group recently visited Coastal Manor Nursing home for Christmas.

January 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Long County's MLK events honored

The planning committee for Long County's Long County Martin Luther King Jr. celebration recently was recognized by the MLK Jr. Advisory Council for its efforts in organizing and presenting the activities on Jan. 10 in Ludowici.

January 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


MLK breakfast guests 'get a grip'

The Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Association hosted its annual Leadership and Grand Marshal Breakfast on Saturday morning at the historic Dorchester Academy in Midway under the theme "The Power, Purpose and Promise of HIStory … Get a Grip."

January 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Lifestyle


Local band finishes in top three

Members of Exit 76, a band from Liberty County, recently finished in the top three at a songwriters showcase at the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth.

January 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long County has first MLK observance

Long County celebrated its first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and program Jan. 10 in Ludowici. The festivities began at 10 a.m. when the procession, which consisted of 32 entries, left Walker Elementary School and made its way to Long Middle School.

January 19, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Series should've retired before 'Taken 3'

"Taken 3" has star Liam Neeson doing more of the same that we saw in the series' first two movies, and the result is less than satisfying.

January 16, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Long library gets grant to buy books

The Long County Library recently received grants totaling $1,050 to buy new books.

January 14, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Colonels Island saltworks turned more than profit

Salt is an essential ingredient in the diet of humans, animals and even many plants, according to saltworks.us. This effective, widely used food preservative even was used to preserve mummies in Egypt. Beyond its almost-innumerable industrial uses, salt also has great current and historical interest.

January 13, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Second Harvest benefits from campaign

ATLANTA - Savannah-area customers and associates contributed more than $40,800 in six weeks to Kroger's 2014 Can Hunger Campaign and $10,000 to a second initiative benefiting America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Sorority to mark Founders Day Jan. 25

The ladies in pink and green, who proudly proclaim their heritage as being members of the oldest African-American sorority, are gearing up for their annual Founders Day celebration.

January 12, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


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