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Winning youth lead the way for a great community

One of the best parts of my job is getting to work with a variety of youth groups and schools. Kids are pretty real. If they don't like something, they tell it like it is. If they really like something, they love it.

December 03, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Midway Museum brings the region’s past to life

"What kind of table is that old one with all the junk on top of it?" the lady asked her mother-in-law.

December 03, 2012 | Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Local writer featured in cat-lover’s book

Hinesville resident Debra Ayers Brown has a story published in the recently released book "Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can't Believe My Cat Did That!"

December 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Bradwell senior wins pink pageant

Bradwell Institute senior Shaquira Smith recently became the first Liberty County resident to be named Miss in the Pink after competing for the crown in Griffin, Ga.

December 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Many holiday activities set in Long Co.

The month of December will be a busy one for many in Long County with activities for everyone.

December 01, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Strong performances lift ‘Flight’

They may serve alcohol aboard most flights, but that doesn't mean that drinking and piloting a plane should mix.

November 30, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film/TV critic | Lifestyle


At the movies Nov. 30-Dec. 6

HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas

November 30, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Benefit wreath, tree auction planned

The Marne Community Club will host a wreath and tree benefit auction from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Club Stewart. Proceeds will benefit the group's scholarships and community welfare grants. Advance tickets are $15 apiece and can be purchased at Club Stewart and Thomas Hill Jewelers or by emailing to MarneCommunityClub@hotmail.com with TICKETS in the subject line. Tickets at the door are $20 apiece. Adults only. WTOC anchor Mike Cihla will be the guest auctioneer. There will be a no-host bar and hors d'oeuvres.

November 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Eat fish, live longer — and tastier

An old bumper sticker often seen in Coastal communities read "Eat fish, Live longer." It was found mostly on the rusty rear bumpers of commercial and sport fishermen's pickups.

November 29, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Courier staffer | Lifestyle


Dunham Farms benefit festival set

Dunham Farms is planning its third annual Family Holiday Festival of Lights and Music to benefit Seabrook Village.

November 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Eight artists to show array during HAAC display

The Hinesville Area Arts Council's December display will offer a visual feast of classic and abstract art from eight creative minds from the region.

November 29, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Sugarcane fest rolls fun into history

Geechee Kunda Cultural Arts Center in Riceboro opened its museum and grounds to the public Saturday for the eighth annual Sugarcane Harvest and Crafts Festival. The event offered community members an opportunity to experience native art, history and culture through food, drinks, exhibits, demonstrations and performances. The Gullah-Geechee are the descendants of native Africans who were captured and brought to the Coastal Georgia as slaves.

November 28, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Start preparing now to make sure you get the credit you're due for all that effort you put in to get that project off the ground. A new challenge emerges after the 15th.

November 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Tonight's lottery pot now at $500 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that run the game.

November 28, 2012 | By David Pitt Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


$49M lottery winner in South Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a $49 million winning lottery ticket has been sold in south Georgia.

November 28, 2012 | Associated Press | Lifestyle


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Articles by Section - Lifestyle


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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