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Social niceties vary by location

With Valentine's Day approaching next week and the stores full of hearts, flowers and cupid's bows, my mind turns toward kissing.

February 12, 2012 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Information line gets its own day

Saturday is national 211 Day, a nationwide program that connects callers to critical human services within their communities. 211 is the number to call in the Coastal Empire community to find or get help.

February 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


BoE chairwoman to be recognized

Liberty County Board of Education Chairwoman Lily Baker will be recognized Thursday for her business contributions during the Georgia Summit of African-American Business Organizations in Atlanta.

February 08, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Seniors enjoy life, bond at center

Loneliness. It's the No. 1 issue senior adults struggle with, according to Liberty County Senior Activity Center site manager Chrislene Taylor.

February 08, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Airman finishes basic training

Air Force Airman Eirpricia D. Turner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

February 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


New Miss Long County High School crowned

Regina Fields claimed the crown at the 2012 Miss Long County High School pageant Jan. 26 at the LCHS cafeteria.

February 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Reception to honor artist, spiritual author

With the stroke of a brush, Hinesville artist Benjamin F. Turner Jr. immortalizes Coastal Georgia's panoramas on large, colorful canvases for eyes to feast on for generations to come.

February 07, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Spring weather expeccted to stay

Though the start of spring is still more than a month away, the spring-like conditions that have sprung in the area may be here to stay.

February 06, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Lifestyle


Lockheed Martin donates foot to shelter

Lockheed Martin employees donated approximately 250 pounds of nonperishable food to the Tri-County Protective Agency on Feb. 1. Lockheed Martin, a Fort Stewart contractor, annually donates canned goods to a community organization in need. This is the fourth year the company has conducted a food drive.

February 06, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Vendors sought for farmers market

The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market is accepting vendor applications for its 2012 season. The market is held on Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville each Thursday from May 3 through Oct. 25.

February 06, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Small World Festival seeks vendors, entertainment

The Small World Festival committee is accepting vendor applications and cultural entertainment proposals for the April 28 event in Hinesville.

February 04, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Historic home faced many challenges

The Mills House has been moved successfully to Long County, but the process of saving the historic home was not without trials for new owners, Pastor Tim and Cathy Parrish of Trinity Baptist Church.

February 03, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Okefenokee beckons to adventurers

Despite efforts to tame it and drain it, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge remains wild and beautiful.

February 01, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Grandpa marked path for life

Richard Russell Groover grew up in Gum Branch and spent much time with his grandparents, Redding and Mary Groover.

January 31, 2012 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Local artist’s work inspired by nature

She sees the intricate details many people overlook.

January 30, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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Articles by Section - 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


Kickoff Thursday for Long Relay

The American Cancer Society will hold its Long County Relay for Life kickoff at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at A New Beginning Church.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


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