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Woman spreading joy

Irene Myers has a Christmas list and she is checking it twice – not to see if the children on the list are naughty or nice, but to make sure each has an opportunity to enjoy Christmas.

January 03, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Lifestyle


Miss Christmas Holiday crowned

The 2008 Miss Christmas Holiday Beauty Pageant took place Dec. 6 in Ludowici. The event was held at Long County High School. Debbie Gaitten was the emcee for the night, and the judges were Lisa Wells and Deborah Winn-Smith.

January 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Education used to fight child abuse

According to First Steps coordinator Jennifer Hatcher, child abuse is a major problem in Liberty County.

January 01, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


Some resolutions are achievable

New Year's resolutions seem to get the best of us every time.

December 31, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Lifestyle


Long County tradition coming to end

For 20 years, Nancy and Lee Siperly have decorated their Long County home during the holidays and invited locals inside for a look. However, taking care of and putting up countless decorations has become more and more difficult for the couple.

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Big crayon to be on display in McDonald's

Since its creation in late November by local students and volunteers, the world's largest crayon has made "a big splash," according to Leah Poole, director of the United Way of Liberty County.

December 30, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


Tea and tradition for the holidays

With Christmas only 11 days away, there is a tendency, especially if you are away from your family, to conjure up Christmas memories.

December 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Kwanzaa celebration under way

Almost everyone is familiar with the phrase "Merry Christmas." No matter what language it is said in, the day it refers to - the birth of Christ - is almost universally known.

December 29, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Lifestyle


Youth Challenge cadets help with Toys for Tots

Cadets with the Georgia National Guard's Youth Challenge academy on Fort Stewart have helped collect donations for the annnual Toys for Tots campaign this Christmas season.

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


City contributes to Mayor's Motorcade

Hinesville spread the holiday spirit beyond city limits Wednesday, as city employees loaded five vehicles with bags full of gifts for mental health patients at Georgia Regional Hospital, part of the Georgia Municipal Association's Mayors' Motorcade in Savannah.

December 27, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Lifestyle


Long County tree lighting a hit

Long County had its inaugural tree-lighting ceremony this past Thursday in Ludowici.

December 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Long County parade chilly; successful

Long County held its Christmas parade on Saturday, and with the cooler temperatures, spectators got into the spirit of the season.

December 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Group tells Rotarians of effort to help vets

A presentation given Tuesday by Tony Fleeger, Honor Flight's Savannah chairman, left local Rotarians with heavy hearts, teary eyes and the inspiration to help a special group of veterans.

December 25, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


Oyster retailer's dream comes true

Name: Jimmy Smith

December 24, 2008 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Coastal Courier | Lifestyle


Liberty County has its own Mrs. Claus

Who says Santa isn't real?

December 24, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier | Lifestyle


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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


Kickoff Thursday for Long Relay

The American Cancer Society will hold its Long County Relay for Life kickoff at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at A New Beginning Church.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


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