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Recycled fashions make it to runway

Project Runway has come to Hinesville! It's true, but don't expect to see Heidi Klum or Tim Gunn walking down Main Street. Recently, one of First Presbyterian Christian Academy's summer workshops featured fashion design with a twist. All of the young designers who participated used repurposed items and everyday materials to create recycled fashions.

August 09, 2011 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Lifestyle


State YMCA taps local woman

Joan Hollingsworth has been selected to serve as the 2011 finance chairwoman for the State YMCA of Georgia in Liberty County. The finance drive currently is under way to support the state YMCA program in middle and high schools in Georgia through Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Y and coed "Y" Clubs.

August 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Remembering Liberty Independent Trroop

There is much history in the county about the Liberty Independent Troop. Richard "Dick" Cohan served in it for 17 years and retired as a captain. He has several notebooks full of information on the LIT. Several years ago, he wrote an article summarizing the many highlights of this honorable group of soldiers. I want to share his summary with you:

August 08, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Swingin' Medallions play at fundraiser

The Swingin' Medallions entertained the crowd July 29 at Club Stewart, singing songs from the past to help raise money for the HAPfan Foundation, which sponsored the concert.

August 08, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Local woman on TV shows

Hinesville native Kristyl Dawn Tift recently starred in an episode of the USA television show "Necessary Roughness." The episode is titled "Whose Team Are You On?"

August 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Coastal Manor residents boogie to ’70s hits

Residents of Coastal Manor Nursing Home dusted off their high-heeled shoes and dug up their polyester wide-collared shirts last week in Ludowici to dance to hits from the '70s.

August 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Local resident marks 102 years with surprise party

Liberty County resident Dorothy Brunson, who turned 102 on Tuesday, enjoyed a surprise birthday party Saturday, which was organized by her family, at Western Sizzlin' - one of Brunson's favorite restaurants. The guest of honor wore blue because, she says, it's her best color.

August 03, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Woman wins $192,000

ATLANTA ­- Susanne Hall, information technology student at Armstrong Atlantic State University who lives in Hinesville, matched all five winning numbers in the July 7 drawing, winning the $192,797 jackpot, according to the Lottery's public relations staff.

August 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Chamber, KLB present Win-dex awards

Keep Liberty Beautiful and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce honor business people who "go the extra mile" by making their properties attractive, clean and inviting, according to KLB executive director Sara Swida.

August 02, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Miss Teenage Liberty County crowned

On June 17, the Liberty County Cosmopolitan Club held its annual Miss Teenage Liberty Pageant, "Simply Beautiful."

August 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Local enlists in Army

Camilo A. Lopez Lopez, a 2011 graduate of Liberty County High School, has joined the U.S. Army under the delayed entry program, which gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.

August 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Hinesville woman wins $172K

ATLANTA – Susanne Hall, information technology student at Armstrong Atlantic State University who lives in Hinesville, has matched all five winning numbers in the July 7 drawing, winning the $192,797 jackpot prize, according to the Lottery's public relations staff.

July 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Seven graduate from Drug Court

The sky is now the limit for Ludowici resident Tonie Shackelford.

July 29, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Grow A Girl Network moving to Atlanta

Cheron K. Griffin, founder of Grow A Girl Network, recently announced that G.A.G.N. is moving to the Atlanta area.

July 26, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long lost sailor being remembered

A Long County man, General William Bacon, went to a watery grave nearly 70 years ago, but one group plans to remember his ultimate sacrifice and that of other World War II submariners.

July 26, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | 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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