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Rappers showcase talent, raise funds at YMCA

On Tuesday evening, talk of "pretty boy swag" and staying in school - and away from the streets - filled the Liberty County Armed Services YMCA.

February 26, 2011 | Seraine Page | Lifestyle


Best things: Get the yard in ship shape

Early spring traditionally is a busy time for gardeners, plant enthusiasts and lawn-care aficionados. There are a variety of ways to get your yard ready for warm weather and Robert Bell, Liberty County Extension Service county coordinator, recently shared with the Courier a few of his best tips:

February 26, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Lifestyle


Congressional art award for BI student

An 18-year-old Bradwell Institute student won the 2011 United States Congressional High School Art Exhibition for Georgia's First Congressional District, a contest hosted by Armstrong Atlantic State University.

February 25, 2011 | Seraine Page | Lifestyle


200 Club members share group’s mission with Rotary

Tak Argentinis, president of the 200 Club, spoke to Hinesville Rotarians on Tuesday during the group's regular lunchtime meeting at Western Sizzlin'.

February 24, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Six complete military basics

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Shavante S. Zachary graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

February 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Photo exhibit celebrates trees

Coastal trees' beauty and benefits have been illuminated in the annual Arbor Day photography competition hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council and Keep Liberty Beautiful.

February 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Local in film, studying for doctorate

Kristyl Dawn Tift reports that she recently completed work on the film "Looper" (starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt), in the role of Madame. The film will be in theaters in 2012. Meanwhile, she can be seen in the film "Hall Pass," which stars Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis and will be released Friday.

February 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Steel Magnolia Club treasures memories

Several years ago, a few Long County ladies started getting together to celebrate one another's birthdays. At the time, none of them could have predicted their gatherings eventually would morph into the Steel Magnolia Club. Before they knew it, the women had bonded and the 12 dear friends frequently made plans to chat over coffee and keep one another company on other occasions.

February 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Richmond Hill resident a Cold War hero

In 1962, the Cold War reached new and dangerous heights with the Cuban Missile Crisis.

February 16, 2011 | By Katie McGurl Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Dance brings romance to civic center

Liberty County love birds celebrated Valentine's Day early by cutting a rug Friday night beneath the new tin roof of the Dorchester Village Civic Center in Midway.

February 14, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Lifestyle


Two complete basic training

Jeffrey Manuel Lopez, a 2010 Liberty County High School graduate, graduated from Coast Guard basic training Dec. 21 in Camp May, N.J. He was selected for the United States Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard. He will join his twin brother in Alexandria, Va.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Midway man recognized at Reagan celebration

Georgians came from near and far to Valdosta last week to meet Michael Reagan as he joined the Southwest Georgia Republican Women in celebrating the centennial birthday of his father, former President Ronald Wilson Reagan.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Ogeechee riverkeeper paddling away

Chandra Brown joked that she can't handle three children.

February 09, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Family-to-Family starts Thursday

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Statesboro will offer its well-known Family-to-Family education course from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 10 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church, 1102 Fair Road in Statesboro.

February 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Kiwanis Club goes the 'extra mile'

The Kiwanis Club of Liberty County received a $500 check from Vaden Nissan as part of the dealership's Extra Mile awards program. Each week, the Vaden family of dealerships awards $500 to a group or an individual who has gone "the extra mile." The winner is always featured on WTOC's Friday newscast at 6 p.m.

February 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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'When you give out blessings, you get blessings...'

Barber Nicolas Martinez has been cutting hair in Richmond Hill for weeks now, putting skills he learned in the Marines to good use by giving something back to those less fortunate.

January 31, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


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


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