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Holiday toy drives under way

If the boxes at local businesses are any indication, the holiday Tots for Toys drive officially is under way.

November 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


41-year Air Guard veteran retiring

He entered the Air National Guard when it wasn't very popular to wear the uniform – especially at the height of the Vietnam War.

November 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Riceboro food pantry serves 300 families

The United Way-Liberty Office, with support of FEMA funding, hosted its second mobile food pantry for Phase 29.

November 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Midway Museum to host pig and oyster roast

The Midway Museum is hosting its first pig and oyster roast fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, to benefit the museum.

November 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long Co. celebrates Halloween with trunk-or-treat festivities

People and organizations from all over the area opened their trunks and passed out candy to kids last week in Long County.

November 03, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


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


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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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