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Residents enjoy smorgasbord of musical selections, goodies

The Hinesville Area Arts Council's "Sax and the Summer" event drew a diverse crowd of music fans Saturday night to the Yellow Bluff Marina. The festivities were slated to begin at 7 p.m., but attendees of all ages began to trickle in around 5 p.m. to claim good picnic spots, which they jazzed up and personalized according to different themes.

July 07, 2011 | Meredith Brown mbrown@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


July 4 festivities draw thousands

An estimated 4,000-5,000 people cheered and swayed, many of them standing in front of the stage and others applauding from their lawn chairs during a free concert Monday evening on Fort Stewart, during the annual "Worth Fighting For" Independence Day event. Many more folks seemingly took advantage of family-friendly activities held earlier that day on Fort Stewart.

July 06, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


CASA volunteers sworn in

Court Appointed Special Advocates is a nonprofit organization whose volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children who are involved in juvenile court proceedings.

July 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two advance military careers

Air Force Airman Audrey A. Jones recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

July 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Region is ready to celebrate

This Fourth of July holiday weekend offers Liberty County residents diverse and family-friendly Independence Day events. Patriots, history buffs and beachgoers will find plenty of fun ways to celebrate.

July 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Ludowici celebrates its history

The city of Ludowici held a ceremony Saturday to celebrate its history. The event, which was called "Ludowici: The Town, the History and the Company," was sponsored by Ludowici Roof Tile and organized by local businessman Tim Works. About 70 people attended the event.

June 30, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Democrats honor leaders at banquet

The Liberty County Democratic Committee held its annual awards banquet June 11.

June 27, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Country girl visits big city in 1956

A few weeks ago, my husband and I had the honor of attending the baptism of our great niece, Emilee Hein, the daughter of Liberty High history teacher Sarah Hein and Liberty County detective Jeff Hein, at the historic Walthourville Baptist Church.

June 27, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


GeoVista workers reach out to area homeless

GeoVista Credit Union workers have helped the homeless and the community at large through various fundraisers this year.

June 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Soldier's cat weathers deployments, contest

Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Rachel Kozack's charcoal tabby cat, Scabby, was one of 10 semifinalists from across the country in the People Saving Pets "My Magnificent Adopted Pet Online Contest" last week. Unfortunately, Scabby lost the contest's top spot this week to a deaf pointer/dalmatian mixed-breed dog from Oklahoma named Patience.

June 24, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Motorcycle club to honor fallen brother

Members of the Soldiers United Motorcycle Club of Hinesville were devastated to learn one of the own riders was killed in a wreck around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night on Interstate 95, but they're determined to carry on his memory.

June 24, 2011 | Patty Leon | Lifestyle


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


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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


Long Library has free circus tickets

Kids between the ages of 2-12 each can get a free ticket to attend the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Jan. 21-25 in the Savannah Civic Center.

January 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


2014's best includes outer space, wars

What does Ben Affleck searching for his missing wife; Tom Cruise as he lives, dies, repeats; Brad Pitt leading troops into war; and a group of Marvel Comics misfits all have in common?

January 09, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


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