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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


Arbor Day tree honors civic-minded woman

The tree planted by the Morning Glory Garden Club on Arbor Day last month was in memory of member Faye Chandler.

March 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Scouts honor local man for contributions

Donald Peller of Hinesville recently was recognized by the Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America for his long and exceptional service to the youth of the council's Liberty District.

March 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


11 Black Men banquet features university educator

The speaker at the Eleven Black Men of Liberty County's 15th annual Scholarship Banquet has emphasized providing educational opportunities to non-traditional and minority students during his career as an educator.

March 23, 2009 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Money available for emergency food, shelter

SAVANNAH - Chatham County has received federal funds under the emergency food and shelter national board program. Chatham County will receive $165,157 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in this area. The funds will be distributed in 2009 to the qualifying organizations selected by the local board. The United Way of the Coastal Empire serves as the administrator of the local board.

March 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Midway mommy-to-be wins $25,000

ATLANTA - The stork made a special delivery to an expectant mother from Midway. Destiny Schussler, 25, played the Georgia Lottery instant game Millionaire Jumbo Bucks and won $25,000.

March 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Eleven Black Men set scholarship banquet

The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County will hold its 15th annual scholarship banquet at 6:15 p.m. March 28, at Club Stewart.

March 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Essayist wins NAACP scholarship

The Liberty County NAACP had a Black History program Feb. 27 at Brewton-Parker College and sponsored an essay contest.

March 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Hinesville gearing up for Small World

Given its proximity to Fort Stewart and many seaports, Vicki Davis said cultural diversity is one of the strongest building blocks holding Hinesville together.

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Walker H.S. alumni honor teachers

LUDOWICI - The Walker High School Alumni Association honored retired teachers and celebrate black history at the E.J. Junior Scholarship Banquet on Feb. 28.

March 11, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Kiss-A-Pig Campaign starts

SAVANNAH - Rusakis Plaza came alive with the OlymPIG athletes parading on stage as this year's 17th annual Kiss-A-Pig Campaign kicked off Saturday.

March 11, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


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School planning food drive

The National Honor Society, student council and Interact Club of Liberty County High School will join together Thursday to fight hunger in Liberty County by collecting canned goods for the Manna House.

October 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Use what you have, make do; count blessings

Last month, when we visited our old home place, I saw a wild persimmon tree growing in the edge of Sally's yard. It was full of persimmons, and some were ripe.

October 28, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Walthourville seniors meet with commissioner

District 5 Commissioner Gary Gilliard recently was the guest speaker to a group of senior citizens in Walthourville to discuss SPLOST. Gilliard was invited by Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray. "They asked some interesting questions and kept me on my toes, but I enjoyed my visit with them," Gilliard said.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Halloween parties on post

Join the fun at Club Stewart's Halloween Bash, starting at 9 p.m. Friday. Enjoy DJFreaksho, drink specials and a costume contest. There's a $7 cover charge. Patrons must be 18 or older to enter, and at least 21 to drink.

October 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Fiber artist displays work in Pembroke

The opening reception for "A Stitch in Time," an exhibit of quilts by award-winning fiber artist Wendy Analla, was Sunday at the Downtown Arts Centre, 38 W. Bacon St. in Pembroke.

October 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'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


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


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