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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


Pageant names new area director

The Georgia Forestry Pageant Association recently selected Sherry Long as the new local director for Liberty, Long and Tattnall counties.

November 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Students nominated for service academies

Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced last week that students in the First Congressional District of Georgia, including one student in Long County and one on Fort Stewart, have received nominations to United States Service Academies. The students were interviewed for consideration into the class of 2016 by Kingston and the Military Academy Board. Interviews were conducted at Bethesda Home for Boys in Savannah.

October 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Old-time, home remedies

In the past few weeks, I have been in several doctors' offices, hospitals and a nursing home for various appointments for my mother or me.

October 31, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Festival cake for fall celebration

First Baptist Church of Hinesville member Ivy Amstutz created a completely edible scarecrow cake for the church's Fall Festival on Friday night.

October 31, 2011 | Photo provided | Lifestyle


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


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Keeping a melodic tradition alive

Four area men are coming together in harmony. A four-part harmony to be exact.

December 20, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Lifestyle


Fort McAllister's fall commemorated

Union soldier re-enactors breached Fort McAllister on Saturday to recreate a Civil War battle that happened 150 years ago when Confederate soldiers occupied the fort. The 1864 overtaking of the fort, four months before the war's end, famously is known for bringing Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea" to end.

December 20, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


'Exodus...' delivers spectacle; little else

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is another attempt by Hollywood to embrace spirituality on the big screen.

December 19, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


The Spot Dec. 18

Festival of Lights

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Pembroke has 31st annual Christmas parade

Under clear skies with temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered along Main Street.

December 18, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Lifestyle


Midway Museum hosts 55th annual tea

Midway Museum hosted its 55th annual Christmas Tea on Saturday to celebrate the holiday season and preserve Midway's Colonial history.

December 18, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


Gingerbread contest winners named

The second-annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest, sponsored by La Quinta and the Hinesville Rotary Club, ended with a judging event Friday night.

December 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Toys for Tots gives out more than 6,000 gifts

On Saturday, an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 donated toys were parceled out and sent on their way to 1,050 Liberty County children who otherwise likely wouldn't have gifts to open Christmas morning.

December 17, 2014 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | Lifestyle


Cultural references help explain America

My husband grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 1960s. He tells me that he got his work ethic and determination from his dad, his politeness from his mom, his sense of right and wrong from "Leave it to Beaver" and "The Andy Griffith Show," and his sense of humor from "Petticoat Junction" and "The Beverley Hillbillies."

December 15, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Fort Stewart spouse in singing contest finals

Celeste Betton - an Army spouse, worship leader, choir director and pre-K teacher's assistant who has a passion for singing and a love for music - has been in San Antonio to compete against five others in the 2014 Operation Rising Star competition.

December 15, 2014 | By Bob Mathews Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Plant's employees go all out for Toys4Tots

Employees at Riceboro based SNF Floquip got into the competitive spirit of giving by collecting 331 toys for the Liberty County Toys4Tots program.

December 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Christmas classics cater to all tastes

Ah, yes, it's that time of year again.

December 12, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


The Spot Dec. 11

Here's the information and links for activities mentioned in this week's spot:

December 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Seabrook Village brings past to life

Organizers worked to raise awareness for Seabrook Village with Saturday's Sugar Cane Festival, which featured cane grinding and extraction, free hayrides and tours of the historic community.

December 11, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Lifestyle


Personal and area news from 18 years ago

Many years ago, about 1988-2001, I wrote long letters to a dozen elderly shut-ins each week. I sent each of the 12 a copy of the same letter.

December 10, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


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