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Child advocates learn from conference

Eight community Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers from Atlantic Area CASA attended the Georgia CASA State Conference on April 16 in Atlanta to enhance their skills as they work with abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court proceedings.

April 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Best things: Make activity a regular habit

As the facility coordinator and head strength and speed coach at the D1 Savannah sports training center, Robert Creel encourages athletes of all ages and abilities to get in the habit of exercising. The facility, which opened on Ogeechee Highway in September, offers sports training for kids ages 7-18 as well as fitness programs for adults.

April 23, 2011 | Christie Schroeder | Lifestyle


Life before Fort Stewart revisited

When wartime came to 1940s Georgia, rural life was turned on its ear for the residents of Taylors Creek and other small communities scattered throughout nearly 300,000 acres. The Department of Defense needed their land for a strategic military post and they could do nothing more than take what little money was offered and move out to make a new life somewhere else.

April 22, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Two complete military training

Army Pvt. Joshua C. Tomson has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.

April 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Carpenter bees should buzz off

"Grandma, do you and Papa Gene play tennis? On each porch I see several tennis rackets in the rocking chairs," my granddaughter said to me a few weeks ago.

April 18, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Animals shelters vie for ASPCA money

The ASPCA has announced that 95 shelters across the country, including the Humane Society of Greater Savannah, have been selected to compete in the qualifying heat of the 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge.

April 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Civil War's 150th anniversary

FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT, S.C. (AP) - Somber period music, flickering candlelight and thudding cannons around Charleston Harbor ushered in the nation's observance of the nation's bloodiest conflict this morning.

April 12, 2011 | Associated Press | Lifestyle


Summer camps for military children

Georgia Operation: Military Kids will offer camping opportunities this summer for military youth. More than 150 military children took advantage of three camps last summer.

April 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Pageant draws crowd to Castle

Seventeen young ladies competed in the 2011 Tri-County Beauty Pageant last Saturday at the Celebration Castle in Long County.

April 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Mother's Day is for more than your mom

Sons and daughters everywhere celebrate their mothers every spring on Mother's Day. In recent years, however, the holiday has evolved from a day to honor mothers to one that recognizes all special women. So if there is a woman in your life who isn't a biological mother - but is special nonetheless - Mother's Day, which is less than a month away, is a great time to tell her how much she is appreciated.

April 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Local's son promoted in Air Force

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Sebastiano Marino of Hinesville was selected for promotion to the rank of senior master sergeant (E-8). Marino currently is stationed at Fort Meade, Md.

April 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Post Civil War files posted online

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Archives and Ancestry.com published newly digitized Civil War records online for the first time Wednesday, allowing users to trace family links to the war between North and South.

April 07, 2011 | By Brett Zongker Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Volunteers help clean up McAllister

A crew of 65 volunteers descended Saturday upon Fort McAllister Historic State Park to help take care of a little spring cleaning.

April 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Charities want old cars

For people with cars they no longer want, there are ways to get rid of them. If the car doesn't run or needs a lot of repairs, it will be difficult to sell.

April 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two complete Air Force basics

Air Force Airman Christopher T. Carlson recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

April 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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'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


Hinesville man earns honorary doctorate

Willie J. Inman Sr. of Hinesville recently received an honorary doctorate of divinity degree from Sound Doctrine Bible Seminary in LaGrange.

December 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


St. Phillip's goes global with nativities

Guests at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on Saturday marveled at international holiday scenes brought to Hinesville courtesy of the Episcopal Christian Women's ministry. The church's annual "nativities from around the world" event ran from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and featured a Christmas tree raffle.

December 10, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


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