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Civic center also preserves area history

It has a new metal roof, but the plaster walls, blackboards and nearly all of the wooden floors and ceilings are original. The Dorchester Consolidated School has been preserved and now serves as the Dorchester Village Civic Center.

October 08, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Cleanups held because local waterways need our help

Our local waterways need you. You see, we are the ones who make these waterways - big and small - dirty. Unfortunately, the biggest threat to our rivers, streams, creeks and wetlands is us and the litter and debris that we generate every day. There are many things we can do to prevent water pollution in Liberty County, and one such opportunity is just around the corner. By participating in Keep Liberty Beautiful's seventh annual Rivers Alive cleanups on Saturday, Oct. 27, we can all fight litter before it gets too far downstream.

October 08, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


'Clue: The Musical' at Thunder Run

Tickets are on sale for "Clue: the Musical," based on the Parker Brothers board game. Tickets are $25 per person or $175 for a table of eight. The price includes a family-style dinner.

October 08, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Breast cancer targeted at downtown events

Thursday night's sunset over Liberty County was a puff of cotton-candy clouds, a fitting backdrop for the second-annual Hinesville Farmers Market Go Pink Night.

October 08, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Native American site in Macon to be excavated

MACON, Ga. (AP) - A local archaeologist is planning the first major excavation of Creek Indian towns along the Ocmulgee River since digs at the Ocmulgee National Monument mounds during the Depression. The first of three excavations is slated for a popular park within the Macon city limits.

October 07, 2012 | By S. Heather Duncan Macon Telegraph | Lifestyle


‘Looper’ boasts original story idea, solid acting

One of the most original films of the year is in theaters now. It's called "Looper," and - believe it or not - I'll give you everything you need to know about this sci-fi thriller without any spoilers. Most of what I'll tell you about this exciting new film is revealed within the first act.

October 05, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film critic | Lifestyle


At the movies Oct. 5-11

HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas

October 05, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Okefenokee Festival to give glimpse at past

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week with its annual Okefenokee Festival from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

October 04, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Fathers show support during Ludowici walk-a-thon

The Long County Fatherhood Walk-A-Thon on Friday in Ludowici drew plenty of dads and even a few moms. About 70 people - including Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway - gathered for the event, which was conducted by the Long County Head Start program.

October 04, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Student volunteer never says no

Faith Baptist Christian Academy freshman Andrew Maynard is willing to take on whatever service is asked of him, from cleaning restrooms to cutting the lawn at his school.

October 03, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of Oct. 3-9

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel compelled to get involved on the "right side" of a seemingly unfair fight. But appearances can be deceptive. Get the facts before going forth into the fray.

October 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Blue & BBQ satisfies cravings

Downtown Hinesville came alive Saturday night with the sights, sounds and smells of the ninth annual Blues & BBQ. Several live musical acts kept patrons rocking as they enjoyed smoked Boston butt, chicken and ribs; participated in barbecue and sweet-tea contests; decorated the festival grounds with sidewalk chalk; and mingled with neighbors and friends.

October 03, 2012 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Baby bust continues

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued to dampen enthusiasm for having children.

October 03, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


People offer ideas on what makes a good neighbor

We began our celebration of Good Neighbors on Friday, with National Good Neighbor Day. At Keep Liberty Beautiful, we know there are lots of traits that make for good neighbors. I have been lucky most of my life to have had not only good neighbors, but wonderful neighbors who became extensions of our family.

October 02, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Go Pink Night raises breast-cancer awareness

From stilettos to squash sales and cotton candy, Thursday-night events in downtown Hinesville are aimed at drawing attention to a critical issue.

October 02, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Lifestyle


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County workees raise $13K for United Way

The Liberty County Commission recently announced that in October, county employees raised $13,641 for the United Way. The total exceeds last year's donations by 13 percent and sets a new record of giving by county-government employees. Workers from 18 departments contributed to the campaign.

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Memorial walk gets $5,000 donation

Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association National President James McCartney presented a check for $5,000 at the Veterans Salute on Nov. 1 in Bryant Commons to George Holtzman of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee and Hinesville Mayor James Thomas.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Holiday activities piling up

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's closures and change of hours of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities are available at:

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


HS senior dancing with Atlanta Ballet

Kristen Marshal has lived in Richmond Hill for almost her entire life. She has grown up in the Richmond Hill school system. But for her last year of high school, Marshal decided to do her schooling online so she could move to Atlanta.

November 23, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Lifestyle


Georgia mountains are real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


RH Rotary hears Hunter's history

At the Nov. 13 weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill, Bill Cathcart gave members a glimpse into the history of the life of pilot Frank "Monk" O'Driscoll Hunter and Hunter Army Airfield.

November 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'Dumb...' has some laughs; little else

It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.

November 21, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Four complete basic training

Four people with ties to Liberty and Long counties have completed basic military training:

November 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Veterans honored in Long County

More than 100 veterans and active-duty military personnel were honored by Long County High School on Tuesday during the annual Veteran's Day Ceremony.

November 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


'Interstellar' is another Nolan classic

Ever since he grabbed the public's attention with the Oscar-nominated "Memento" in 2000, director Christopher Nolan has established himself as one of the most brilliant filmmakers of the 21st century.

November 14, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Pink Panther fundraiser at school

Liberty County High School held its fourth annual Pink Panther Day for breast-cancer awareness Oct. 30. This event is sponsored by Family Career and Community Leaders of America. This year, Pink Panther Day was held in honor of Kim Brown, an LCHS teacher who is battling breast cancer. This year's shirt was designed in honor of Brown and had her favorite quote, "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have," on the back with her initials. FCCLA members sold 267 shirts, almost double what they sold last year. Proceeds totaling $850 ...

November 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Oyster roast benefits museum

Saturday marked the third year that the Midway Museum has hosted its fundraising oyster roast and sit-down dinner in the museum's lower floor.

November 13, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Lifestyle


Chili cook-off, festival for FPCA

The eighth annual Hinesville Community Chili Cook-off and Festival on Saturday at First Presbyterian Christian Academy was an event full of food, entertainment and fun activities for children and families.

November 12, 2014 | by Caitlin Kenney Correspondent | Lifestyle


RiceFest celebrates Geechee Gullah culture

Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin, City Councilman Chris Stacy and Geechee Gullah expert Jim Becote organized the first RiceFest, which was held seven years ago at the community center.

November 12, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Lifestyle


Students finish first-aid training

Sixteen students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Pathway recently completed CPR and first-aid certification training with firefighter Casey Hale, who helps with the training every semester.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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