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Long County festival celebrates area

The Long County Wildlife Festival last Saturday marked the event's 27th year, and organizers made sure to add plenty of new activities.

November 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Refresh your smoke alarms at daylight change

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time next weekend.

November 02, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Veterans grateful for support

Members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46 of Hinesville presented a plaque to Mayor Sandra Martin and the City Council of Flemington on Oct. 14 at Flemington City Hall for outstanding support during the organization's 2008 fundraising drive.

November 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Rotary revamps funding formula

Rotary District Governor-Elect Clyde Taylor recently updated Hinesville Rotarians on changes in funding uses and sources, including restructuring the nonprofit club's grants and partnerships. Rotary International sponsors five educational programs, five humanitarian grant programs and PolioPlus through the annual program fund and the Future Vision Fund donations. Taylor said the organization's plan will span three years and help to simplify programs and focus Rotarian efforts.

October 30, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Lifestyle


Lions donate brooms to firefighters

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Designer home tours benefit charity

Hundreds of guests turned out for the kickoff party Thursday for the Coastal Living and Cottage Living Holiday Coastal Cottage at Yellow Bluff, which start offering public tours Monday.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


SCAD students explore LeConte

On Sept. 17, 36 Savannah College of Art and Design students and three instructors visited the LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation near Riceboro to learn about the site and the projects they will be involved in this fall quarter.

October 25, 2008 | By Mary Beth Evans Columnist | Lifestyle


Coat drive under way in Long County

LUDOWICI - As the summer heat transitions into cooler fall weather, it's important to make sure children are bundled up for warmth. Some children in Ludowici are in need of extra help this year and a group of local citizens is holding a community coat drive. The drive, Help Keep Smiley Kids Warm, is an effort to collect new and gently used coats to be distributed to those in need.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


DAV asks for help putting on cookout

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46 is having a barbecue Saturday, Oct. 18, at 110-A Bagley St., Hinesville.

October 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Counseling center's origins explained

Sherry Somerville exemplified the Rotary Club's motto of "service above self" when she spoke to the Hinesville club Sept. 30. She talked about her journey from marital abuse and debilitating co-dependency to emotional well-being and spiritual wholeness through the Fraser Counseling Center.

October 23, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Lifestyle


Still bowling at 88

Eddie Eastlake may not knock down 12 strikes for a perfect game, but she enjoys bowling just the same. Every chance she gets, Eastlake is at the Fort Stewart's Marne Lanes, ready to bowl.

October 16, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


Vets, Fort Stewart mark POW/MIA Day

Area veterans, including members of Chapter 789 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and soldiers from various units on Fort Stewart recently marked POW/MIA Day with a remembrance ceremony at Fort Stewart. The event was outside the Fort Stewart Museum at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The sacrifices made by POW/MIA and their families were honored.

October 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


New home, new beginnings

The weather was ideal. The crowd was excited, punctual and ready to walk. Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church members, families and friends had come to be a part of the walk and church dedication services.

October 14, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


Tax commissioner explains process

Although no one really likes to think about paying taxes, everyone can agree it's important to understand them. With this in mind, Hinesville Rotarians invited Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones to their Tuesday meeting to discuss issues, provide information and answer questions.

October 14, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


United Way touts achievements for Rotary

People often are skeptical of donating to charities because it's hard to find out exactly where the money goes. On Tuesday, United Way of the Coastal Empire Director Leah Poole and Kim Thomas showed local Rotarians a slide show detailing their efforts to improve the community with $212,000 raised by the United Way.

October 14, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | 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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