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Fathers, daughters bond at YMCA dance

The girls were dressed in their Sunday best and the men wore suits and ties at the first annual father/daughter dance Saturday afternoon at the Liberty County YMCA.

June 23, 2011 | Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Soldier honors dad with NASCAR surprise

A lifelong passion for stock car racing landed a Liberty County man a cameo appearance in Sunday's Heluva Good 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

June 22, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


McGregory graduates from Homeless Prevention Program

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and the city council congratulate Rickie McGregory, front left, for successfully completing the city's Homeless Prevention Program during a recent council meeting. McGregory said the program gave him a second chance and helped him turn his life around.

June 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Grow A Girl Network hosts celebration

The Grow A Girl Network hosted its first annual Black and White Celebration on June 4 at Bethel AME Church in Hinesville.

June 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Keep cool this summer while conserving resources

The first day of summer, June 21, is Tuesday. That's sort of a shock to those of us who feel like it has been summer for several months now.

June 20, 2011 | Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Lifestyle


Best things: Ex-SEAL reveals life lessons

Former Navy SEAL Howard Wasdin, the author of New York Times Best Seller "SEAL Team Six," has worked to overcome obstacles his entire life.

June 17, 2011 | Christie Schroeder | Lifestyle


Long County celebrates ‘adoptive’ mother, role model

Many people in Long County and the surrounding areas long have felt a special connection with a well-known Ludowici resident. Frances Daly, who cherishes her role as the community's adopted matriarch, was delighted recently when St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church hosted a day of appreciation in her honor.

June 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Southern Baptists on brink of historic election

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The man expected to be in the running to become the first African-American in the No. 2 position of the nation's largest Protestant denomination didn't choose to become a Southern Baptist. By Fred Luter Jr.'s account, it just sort of happened.

June 14, 2011 | By Travis Toller Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Sailor redeploys

ET2 (SW/AW) Trevor Ribal, a Long County native, recently returned from a deployment on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

June 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Reminiscing on fresh-pickedproduce

This is the time of the year that people often see vegetable stands by the roadside, usually next to the farmer's field. Some farmers plant large quantities of vegetables and advertise for customers to pick their own at a cheaper price.

June 13, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Best things: Tame those unruly tresses this summer

Although summer officially starts June 21, the warm temperatures are here to stay, which means more time outdoors and less time spent worrying about hair and makeup, mainly because all that hard work so easily could be washed away. However, there are a few ways to keep your mane looking great without spending hours under a hair dryer.

June 11, 2011 | Meredith Brown mbrown@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Law donates $5,100 toHelen's Haven

Law-enforcement officers from around the area recently hit the green and raised $5,100 for Helen's Haven, a nonprofit children's advocacy center operated primarily by donations.

June 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Soldier returns from Afghanistan

Spc. Cedric Lasean Green recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. To welcome their son, grandson and great-grandson, the Pridgen, Wallace and Cooper families traveled to Fort Lee, Va.

June 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Rotary honors soldier

The Hinesville Rotary Club recognizes Sgt. Roy Stewart of 1-41 Field Artillery, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Tuesday as the soldier of the week. Stewart thanked his wife, Kashelle Stewart, for supporting his military career.

June 06, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


VFW donates to women's shelter

The Department of Georgia's Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW recently donated $500 to the local chapter of Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 6602 in Hinesville, which in turn gave the money to Tri-County Protective Agency. The money was from the statewid organization's safety program. The agency is a shelter for people leaving abusive households.

June 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


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Greens make beautiful Christmas gift

This is a Christmas story that I wrote about 20 years ago, and you probably have read it before. I still think it is one of my favorite stories; the message remains true no matter how many times it is repeated. This Christmas season, slow down and take time to really think about the real meaning of Christmas.

December 22, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Savannah Diocese honors two from St. Stephens

Hinesville-area residents Jorge Aponte and Amelia "Amy" King received the 2014 Bishop Gartland Awards for outstanding service to the Catholic Church in South Georgia.

December 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Spend New Year's Eve on post

Welcome 2015 with friends and family during the New Year's Eve Bash at Thunder Run in Club Stewart from 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1.

December 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Historic document debuts at oyster roast

Guests at the Richmond Hill Historical Society's oyster roast Friday night made their way to Ford Plantation's 1930s oyster house via a sandy path lit by garden torches. Beneath a cold but clear sky, about 150 fundraiser attendees mingled amid live oaks, sampled the fare and awaited the premiere of the society's new documentary, "The Hidden History of Richmond Hill Georgia."

December 21, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Lifestyle


Let faith, hope, love guide you this season

"Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to." That is one of the more famous lines from the 1947 film, "Miracle on 34TH Street."

December 21, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


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


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