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Project Linus stitches with love

The hum of sewing machines filled the Richmond Hill Public Library on Saturday when members of the Project Linus Greater Savannah Chapter gathered to create special blankets for local children in need.

September 01, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Lifestyle


Old school bell rings in Blue Tide pride

Nearly everyone has seen old movies where a schoolhouse bell signals the start of a new academic year. Although those days are all but gone, the tradition lives on. In fact, Blue Tide football fans soon will see - and hear - an old-time chime during games at Long County High School's Veterans Stadium, where a historic bell recently was hung.

September 01, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Hville man wins $20,000 in lotto

ATLANTA - One Hinesville man is dancing a jig since winning a prize from the Georgia Lottery. Felix Santos won a $20,000 prize, taxes paid, after being selected as a winner in the Aug. 10 $3,000,000 Taxes Paid Weekly Extra Chance drawing.

August 31, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Benefits of recycling come back to community

Used electronics, old clothing and other recyclables donated during Saturday's Keep Liberty Beautiful Recycle-It! Fair will be repurposed throughout the community with some philanthropic side effects.

August 30, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


One finishes basics, another enlists

Navy Seaman Syyyifah S. Smith recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

August 30, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Student joins Sigma Alpha Lambda

Charity I. Crowell of Hinesville recently was recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization, at the University of Alabama.

August 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Bikers take easy ride of charity

About 50 local "easy riders" polished motorcycle chrome, donned helmets and mounted gleaming bikes Saturday morning at Stafford Pavilion off Highway 84.

August 29, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


4-year-old won't let leukemia slow her down

Last summer, 4-year-old Vicky Hall couldn't wait for the school year to roll around. She wanted to start preschool, and the ringing of that first bell couldn't get here soon enough.

August 26, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Southerners get married, divorced more

WASHINGTON (AP) - Singles, take note: With marriages at an all-time low, states in the South and West rank among the highest for couples hearing wedding bells. But many of these states also have higher rates of divorce.

August 25, 2011 | By Hope Yen Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


September busy at Dorchester Village

The Dorchester Village Civic Center in Midway will host special events in the next few months in its newly renovated building.

August 23, 2011 | By Meredith Brown Courier intern | Lifestyle


A.G. Overman loved city, its people

A. G. Overman wrote a letter to The Liberty County Herald on Dec. 19, 1975, just a short time before his death in 1976. He told of his love for the city and its people.

August 22, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Bradwell class of 1967 planning reunion

The Bradwell Institute's class of 1967 will hold its 44th year class reunion during the weekend of Oct. 14-15.

August 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Stewart seeks Public Lands Day volunteers

The Environmental Division at Fort Stewart will host a cemetery cleanup Sept. 24 at Little Creek Cemetery. Volunteers will visit one of the largest, and because of training, least-visited cemeteries on Fort Stewart.

August 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Locals advance military careers

Army Pfc. Patrick W. Bean has graduated from the basic field artillery cannon crew member advanced individual training course at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. Bean is the son of Patrick W. and Marion D. Bean of Midway.

August 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Liberty Training School has reunion

Students who attended or graduated from the Liberty County Training School, built in 1928, along with one of their teachers, Neloweze Cooper, reminisced about their educational experiences at the school on two recent Saturdays at Historic Dorchester Academy.

August 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Thanksgiving brings cornucopia of memories

The fourth Thursday in November is observed as Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Ever since 52 pilgrims got together with their 50 Indian friends in November 1621 and decided to have a large, three-day feast to celebrate and give thanks to God for helping them pull through the rough winter in the new land, Americans have been getting together with their families and feasting.

November 25, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


County workees raise $13K for United Way

The Liberty County Commission recently announced that in October, county employees raised $13,641 for the United Way. The total exceeds last year's donations by 13 percent and sets a new record of giving by county-government employees. Workers from 18 departments contributed to the campaign.

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Memorial walk gets $5,000 donation

Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association National President James McCartney presented a check for $5,000 at the Veterans Salute on Nov. 1 in Bryant Commons to George Holtzman of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee and Hinesville Mayor James Thomas.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Holiday activities piling up

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's closures and change of hours of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities are available at:

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


HS senior dancing with Atlanta Ballet

Kristen Marshal has lived in Richmond Hill for almost her entire life. She has grown up in the Richmond Hill school system. But for her last year of high school, Marshal decided to do her schooling online so she could move to Atlanta.

November 23, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Lifestyle


Georgia mountains are real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


RH Rotary hears Hunter's history

At the Nov. 13 weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill, Bill Cathcart gave members a glimpse into the history of the life of pilot Frank "Monk" O'Driscoll Hunter and Hunter Army Airfield.

November 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'Dumb...' has some laughs; little else

It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.

November 21, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Four complete basic training

Four people with ties to Liberty and Long counties have completed basic military training:

November 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Veterans honored in Long County

More than 100 veterans and active-duty military personnel were honored by Long County High School on Tuesday during the annual Veteran's Day Ceremony.

November 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


'Interstellar' is another Nolan classic

Ever since he grabbed the public's attention with the Oscar-nominated "Memento" in 2000, director Christopher Nolan has established himself as one of the most brilliant filmmakers of the 21st century.

November 14, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Pink Panther fundraiser at school

Liberty County High School held its fourth annual Pink Panther Day for breast-cancer awareness Oct. 30. This event is sponsored by Family Career and Community Leaders of America. This year, Pink Panther Day was held in honor of Kim Brown, an LCHS teacher who is battling breast cancer. This year's shirt was designed in honor of Brown and had her favorite quote, "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have," on the back with her initials. FCCLA members sold 267 shirts, almost double what they sold last year. Proceeds totaling $850 ...

November 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Oyster roast benefits museum

Saturday marked the third year that the Midway Museum has hosted its fundraising oyster roast and sit-down dinner in the museum's lower floor.

November 13, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Lifestyle


Chili cook-off, festival for FPCA

The eighth annual Hinesville Community Chili Cook-off and Festival on Saturday at First Presbyterian Christian Academy was an event full of food, entertainment and fun activities for children and families.

November 12, 2014 | by Caitlin Kenney Correspondent | Lifestyle


RiceFest celebrates Geechee Gullah culture

Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin, City Councilman Chris Stacy and Geechee Gullah expert Jim Becote organized the first RiceFest, which was held seven years ago at the community center.

November 12, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Lifestyle


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