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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


WIC open house on Fort Stewart

The Liberty County Health Department's new Women, Infants and Children clinic on Fort Stewart will have an open house from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, and military families are welcome to attend.

July 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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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


Kickoff Thursday for Long Relay

The American Cancer Society will hold its Long County Relay for Life kickoff at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at A New Beginning Church.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


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