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Civil War veteran's son has lots of stories

ELBERTON, - Henry Victor Booth may be the only man alive whose father worked guard duty at Georgia's infamous Andersonville prison-of-war camp, where nearly 13,000 Union soldiers died during the Civil War that began 150 years ago.

July 16, 2011 | By Wayne ford Athens Banner-Herald | Lifestyle

Future funds uncertain for adolescent programs

Statewide adolescent health and youth development programs are on the chopping block this year due to a $1,280,085 reduction in funding.

July 15, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle

Zoo Atlanta tiger gets Twitter account

ATLANTA - Move over, Bronx Zoo cobra.

July 14, 2011 | Associated Press | Lifestyle

Rotary awards scholarships at banquet

At its annual banquet June 21, the Rotary Club of Hinesville awarded $1,000 college scholarships to three recent graduates.

July 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Goldenheirs hear of Extension Service

At the Goldenheirs' June meeting, club members listened to Liberty County Extension Coordinator Robert Bell speak about lawn care and water conservation.

July 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Airman graduates from basics

Air Force Airman Laurent D. Debrossard graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

July 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Mamie Fletcher was pioneer, woman of firsts

Mamie Howard Fletcher was born Aug. 24, 1890, to Judge John A. and Miriam Zorn Howard and grew up in the Elim and Walthourville communities. She had one sister and five brothers. On Nov. 11, 1911, she married Edward H. Fletcher from Kershaw, S.C. He was the depot agent in Walthourville for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

July 11, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle

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 | 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

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Drive started for flood victims

Two women have started a drive to collect items that could help victims of flooding in South Carolina.

October 09, 2015 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Group's new campaign for fallen first responders families

The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides assistance to the family members of fallen and injured first ...

October 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

County leaders pay respects to Peggy Nobles

According to the Webster's New World College Dictionary, one definition of "matriarch" is a highly respected elderly woman.

October 07, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle

Riverkeeper gets new board leadership

Ogeechee Riverkeeper announced its new leadership at its annual meeting which celebrated 10 years of protecting, preserving and improving the water quality of the Ogeechee ...

October 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Kroger raising money, awareness to fight breast cancer

Kroger stores throughout the Atlanta Division, including the Hinesville store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway, will host a multi-faceted campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness ...

October 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Award winners know pain of homelessness

Today, the Rev. Douglas Harn is pastor of Victory Assembly of God in Hinesville. But he has had his share of hardship.

October 04, 2015 | By Jason Wermers | Lifestyle

'The Voice' contestant has local connection

A former Hinesville resident has made the cut on NBC's "The Voice" singing competition.

October 03, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Lifestyle

Reality show stops in Liberty

The much-anticipated "Fireball Run" online reality show came to Liberty County on Thursday and Friday.

October 03, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Lifestyle

‘The Intern’ is surprisingly good

I'm actually at a loss for words, so I'll get straight to the point. "The Intern" is one of the most-pleasant surprises of ...

October 02, 2015 | By Justin Hall | Lifestyle

Depp carries ‘Black Mass’ to high grade

Johnny Depp's career has been in a slump the last few years, with bombs such as the bloated "The Lone Ranger," the unnecessarily baffling

October 02, 2015 | Justin Hall | Lifestyle

Conserve every drop — use water wisely

Water is one of those things that we use every day and, quite frankly, take for granted.

September 26, 2015 | By Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful director | Lifestyle

Life through the eyes of an armadillo

If you live in Liberty, Long or Tattnall county, you have probably seen one of my cousins.

September 22, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle

Former DFCS leader honored on birthday

Retired Division of Family and Children Services Director Sallie Richardson was honored on her 80th birthday Sept. 6 for her 40 years of public service ...

September 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

State NAACP leader to speak in Midway

The Liberty County Chapter of the NAACP will host its 2015 Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Liberty ...

September 21, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle

Pioneering educator remembered as passionate

Some call her "colossal." Others say "passionate" and "dynamic." She's been called one of the best mothers ever, with a selfless heart for others.

September 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Lifestyle

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