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Tours of historic cemeteries on post set

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield invite community members to join the semi-annual Fort Stewart Cemetery Council cemetery and historical site visit at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 28.

April 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Liberty congratulates the Biggest Losers

Using the old-fashioined approach - exercise and eating right - more than 50 Liberty County employees battled the scale as part of a two-month weight-loss challenge patterned after "The Biggest Loser" reality TV show.

April 06, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Lifestyle


Midway man wins best booth at art fair

Last weekend, 29 regional artists exhibited and sold their art around Vernon Square in Darien at the McIntosh Art Association's annual Art in the Park Festival, which was held in conjunction with the Blessing of the Fleet celebration.

April 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Smiley Elementary has student pageant

A standing-room only crowd packed Smiley Elementary's gym for the school's first-ever pageant, which, according to principal David Edwards, was a smashing success.

April 06, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Brownie troop coordinates donation to Bolivia

Project Helping Hands is a nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid for developing nations.

April 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Scholarship banquet aids youth

Georgia and Florida have more "available" black men for college than anywhere else in the country, yet many of them drop out of school before the age 15, according to Dr. Daniel Wims.

April 03, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Lifestyle


Crowd braves rain for Kiss-A-Pig party

Roughly 80 people braved a downpour Saturday to attend 2009 Kiss-A-Pig Team Liberty candidate Jason Rogers' second annual Pig Patty Party. The event raised funds for this year's campaign.

April 03, 2009 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


LibertyFest cancels for this year

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has tabled its annual LibertyFest this year due to a lack of suitable venue.

April 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Trivia contest for Georgia Cities Week

What historical structure was built in the city of Hinesville in 1839?

April 01, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Lifestyle


Long Relay for Life begins fundraisers

LUDOWICI - Long County Relay for Life team captains recently discussed final preparations for the May 1 event.

April 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Vietnam vet gets Purple Heart after 39 years

Charles Wood is not a man of many words, especially about his service in Vietnam.

April 01, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Lifestyle


Frost patterns bringing blooms together

After the threat of frost has passed, there are a few weeks each year when Georgia's coast comes to life. Brightly colored flowers transform the area's normally muddy and marshy, brown and green landscape into a brilliant, sweet-scented display of blooms.

March 30, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


CASA volunteers attend conference

Seven community CASA volunteers from Atlantic Area CASA attended the Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates state conference in Atlanta on Saturday to enhance their skills as CASA volunteers as they work with abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court proceedings.

March 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Hinesvill Rotary honors soldier

The Hinesville Rotary Club honored its Soldier of the Month on Tuesday. Spc. Brent A. Rapp joined the Ohio National Guard in July 2000. Rapp joined active duty in March 2002. His assignment was as a paralegal specialist for Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 39th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division.

March 25, 2009 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Volunteers needed for First Steps

The First Steps Parents of Newborns program pairs volunteers with new families in the hospital setting to provide emotional support, parenting education materials and referrals to community resources.

March 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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'Fury' is realistic war drama

"Fury" is a World War II movie that provides a sense of intense, visceral violence and a semblance of authenticity that probably hasn't been seen since "Saving Private Ryan." I think this movie could be for WWII what Platoon was for Vietnam.

October 24, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Pastors hear from commission chairman

Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette recently addressed local pastors and clergy during the United Ministerial Alliance monthly meeting at Panera Bread in Flemington. Lovette was invited by UMA President Pastor Richard Hayes to present information on the upcoming SPLOST and recently approved Sunday early voting. Over 20 churches were represented at the meeting

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Boil and Baskets for Marne club

The Marne Community and Spouses Club will hold its annual basket auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Richmond Hill City Center.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long Commission honors retired teachers

The Long County Commission recently recognized all retired educators by signing a proclamation observing Nov. 2 as Retired Educator's Day in the county. Commission Chairman Robert Long said that on behalf of the commission and Long County, he appreciates the jobs that all teachers perform.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Richmond Hill throws a big party

RICHMOND HILL - The 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill included a wide variety of traditional Southern and coastal food, such as shrimp, crawfish, peach cobbler and fried s'mores, which might explain why an estimated 25,000-35,000 visitors - not counting volunteers and workers - descended on J.F. Gregory Park last weekend.

October 22, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud | Lifestyle


Local band has part in movie

Exit 76, a band from Liberty County, recently performed in the upcoming feature film, "Ben & Ara."

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Down syndrome awareness month

For many, October is a month that focuses on Halloween, Columbus Day and breast-cancer awareness.

October 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Photo exhibit at HAAC gallery

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is hosting "Sight," a photography exhibit, for October.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Army's 'Idol' starts Thursday

Operation Rising Star

October 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Verdict on 'The Judge' only decent

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, "The Judge" is a fine example of a movie that features a likable cast and it's solidly made throughout, but it ultimately falls short of its loftier ambitions.

October 17, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Police graduates honor late detective

Graduates of the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy honored the memory of one of Richmond Hill's finest Friday morning at Stegman Auditorium on Savannah Tech's campus.

October 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


RSVP to take Midway Cemetery tour

The Midway Museum will host tours of the Midway Cemetery on Oct. 25. Tours will start promptly at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Wildlife festival draws crowd

The 33rd annual Long County Fall Wildlife Festival took place Saturday and saw one of the event's largest crowds ever.

October 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Hinesville student in ABAC pageant

TIFTON - Courtney Barber, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 46th annual pageant Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Ag Business Club, the theme of this year's contest is "Timeless Elegance."

October 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Seafood festival this weekend

Seafood, carnival rides, arts and crafts, kettle corn, peach cobbler and plenty of live music headlined by the Grammy winning band Blues Traveler is on tap this weekend at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


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