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Locals advance in military careers

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Athena M. Williams Fields, a 1999 Liberty County High School graduate, and fellow sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise recently hosted a material, maintenance and management assist team, as they evaluated the ship's 3M program.

April 17, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Student in statewide homecoming pageant

Tiffany Monique Johnson, daughter of Betty and William Johnson of Hinesville, has been selected as a finalist for Georgia's 32nd annual Homecoming Queen Selection.

April 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Ministry supports area youth

Seven Ministries of Liberty County Inc. recently held a fundraiser under its Youth Mentoring Program to support the efforts of the South Georgia Kings 13 and Under AAU boys' basketball team.

April 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


VIP plans fundraiser for Manna House

VIP Office Furniture and Supply is joining the Manna House in its efforts to stock the shelves and help those in need through the "Feinstein Challenge." Alan Feinstein will match all donations, canned goods, non-perishable food items and/or monetary gifts up to $36,000 through April 30. A collection box for donors is at VIP, 109 Central Ave. For more information, call Cathy O'Hagan at 876-3000 or the Manna House at 368-3660.

April 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


SCAD museum now on Google Art Project

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Internet's virtual art gallery has a more Southern flavor now that art museums in South Carolina and Georgia have joined the Google Art Project.

April 14, 2012 | By Bruce Smith Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Easter pageant in Long County

Contestants from Liberty, Tattnall and Long counties recently competed in the 2012 Miss Tri-County Easter Pageant at Long County High School in Ludowici.

April 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Admiral speaks to emerging leaders

Liberty County native Rear Adm. Annie B. Andrews, the third African-American woman to be appointed to that rank, recently spoke to Emerging Young Leaders Program participants about what it takes to make it in life and the military at an event sponsored by Nu Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority.

April 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Photographer bringing past back to life

When you travel on the back roads, do you ever notice the many abandoned farmhouses that are falling down or covered with vines, usually wisteria or cow itch?

April 09, 2012 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Foster kids join in Easter fun

Several children in foster care got a rare treat Friday morning when they gathered at Liberty Independent Troop Park for an Easter egg hunt.

April 09, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Kids can win iPad in visitors bureau contest

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau is coordinating a contest to win an iPad.

April 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Fashion show in memory of slain teen

A fashion show here on Saturday, April 21, is designed to fulfill a dream that a local teenager had for herself, but who didn't get the chance.

April 03, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Morning Glory Garden Club honors supporter

The Morning Glory Garden Club planted a tree Feb. 17 in Main Street Park in honor of deceased club supporter Olin Fraser.

April 02, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Goldenheirs take virtual tour of Scotland

Chuck Stewart recently spoke at the Goldenheirs' March meeting and shared details of his recent trip to Scotland with club members. Stewart, who delivered a PowerPoint presentation, said he has a genuine interest in Scotland because his ancestors were the Stewarts of Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland.

April 02, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Airman finishes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew A. Luce graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

March 26, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Uncovering the mystery of 'The Tomb'

There is a sacred place in Liberty County that remains a mystery even after all these years.

March 26, 2012 | By Margie Love Columnist | 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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