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ADA thanks volunteers, teams

Snuggling up to smooch a swine may not conjure images of warmth during a cold snap, but the people who run the American Diabetes Association say there is no wrong time to kiss a pig - especially if it's in the name of research.

January 17, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


King honored on Fort Stewart

Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson based his address during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance Wednesday at Fort Stewart not on King's legendary "I Have A Dream" speech, but on King's last book, prophetically titled "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community." The book was published in 1967, one year before King's assassination and decades before most of Johnson's audience was born.

January 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


City launches 2011 Help Haiti campaign

One year after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, the island nation is still in shambles, its people still suffering.

January 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Center trying to keep seniors covered

"Many seniors in our area go without heat during the cold months in order to pay for groceries, medications and other essential items," said Mary Foley, marketing director for Senior Citizens Inc. "For more than seven years, (our organization) has distributed blankets to those seniors in need. This year, with the help of Georgia Natural Gas and Starbucks Coffee, the 2011 Blanket Drive will serve communities in six counties in Coastal Georgia."

January 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Area camera club captures life

Photography takes patience - that's what members of the People Into Cameras Club will tell you.

January 10, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Historic day marked in Liberty

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued and signed by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, granting freedom to slaves in the Confederacy.

January 05, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


Liberty, Stewart welcome first 2011 babies

Liberty County welcomed its first babies of 2011 into the world this past weekend.

January 05, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Long County Library raffles off quilt

The Long County Library recently raffled off a hand-made quilt to raise money for books. Danny Deese won the quilt. He wasn't able to pick it up, but his nephew, Bradley Brock, accepted the quilt on Deese's behalf, and, according to Brock, Deese is very happy with is prize.

January 03, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Dungeons & Dragons players master the game

A group gathers Wednesday evening at Jungle Jake's Comics and Games to play Dungeons & Dragons, a role-playing game. The store recently moved to a larger space to accommodate more strategy and role-playing games. Owner Jason Lee said the idea is great for parents looking to move their kids away from video games and into strategic games. He compared the critical thinking level to the game of chess.

January 03, 2011 | Seraine Page | Lifestyle


Goldenheirs enjoy Christmas meal

The Goldenheirs had their Christmas luncheon in early December. Lynn Cannon Catering served a delicious lunch, and Carey Knowles, a Christian comedian, entertained the group with his "pig tales" and other stories.

January 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Don’t toss that Christmas tree — recycle it

I would stretch out the Christmas season as long as possible if I could. Instead of the "Twelve Days of Christmas," I would opt for the "Twelve Months of Christmas!" I love the lights, the decorations, the music and the wonderful feelings of cheerfulness at Christmas. People are nicer and friendlier during the holidays. I do get a little sad when I have to take the decorations down. But when it is time to do so, it means that it is also time for Bring One for the Chipper!

December 27, 2010 | Sara Swida KLCB director | Lifestyle


It’s nice to savor the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas

The weeks leading up to Christmas seemed to be filled with news reports of toys being recalled because they contain parts coated with lead-based paint. I told someone the other day that we never had to worry about that when we were growing up because the pine cones we used for baseballs and the limbs we used for bats were not painted. We used daddy's good plow lines for jumping rope and they also were paint-free.

December 27, 2010 | Margie Love | Lifestyle


20 Liberty County teens graduate from Youth Challenge

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER - Nineteen Liberty County teens graduated Dec. 18 from the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart during a commencement ceremony at the Macon City Auditorium in Macon.

December 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Boy Scouts honor leaders

Boy Scout leaders of Liberty District Coastal Empire Council were honored recently at the council's annual awards banquet at Hinesville United Methodist Church.

December 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Queen of Miss Christmas Holiday Pageant crowned

The recent 2010 Miss Christmas Holiday Pageant was in the Long County High School cafeteria. KIDZ-ETC sponsored the event.

December 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | 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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