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Bethesda plans museum, visitor center

SAVANNAH - Bethesda Academy, a boys high school and middle school in Savannah, recently announced plans to develop a new museum and visitors center on its 600-acre campus at 9520 Ferguson Ave. The facility is expected to open to the public in January 2013.

February 26, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Scout leader receives church award

Bob Colbert of Hinesville recently received a St. George Episcopal Church Award for his service to youth through the Boy Scouts of America.

February 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Southern Baptists may add to name

NASHVILLE - Southern Baptists first considered changing their name in 1903. Leaders have seriously proposed it at least 13 times since then.

February 21, 2012 | By Travis Loller Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Painting lessons come with wine samples

If you're pondering what to pair with your pinot grigio, consider trying an acrylic floral.

February 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Lifestyle


Interracial marriage at record in US

WASHINGTON - Interracial marriages in the U.S. have climbed to 4.8 million - a record 1 in 12 - as a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants expands the pool of prospective spouses. Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites.

February 19, 2012 | By Hope Yen Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Planting tips offered for Arbor Day

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Georgia Arbor Day is Friday. Everyone grab a shovel and get ready to plant a tree.

February 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two finish basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryanna W. Grant recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

February 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Remembering a special jacket

In the past few days, I have seen six classmates I graduated with in 1965 from Ludowici High School. It always is good to see old friends and classmates and catch up on each other's lives.

February 14, 2012 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


More than 1,000 cigarette butts picked up

Eight members of the Long County Family Connection Partnership Youth Advisory Council and two basketball players picked up more than 1,400 cigarette butts from the Long County Recreation Park during the recent "Cigarette Butt Pick-Up/Pick-Up Game with the Savannah Storm" event.

February 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Artist, author showcase work here

The Hinesville Area Arts Council sponsored a dual reception Thursday evening for local artist Benjamin F. Turner Jr. and local author and senior pastor of Hinesville First United Methodist Church, Dr. Richard Wright.

February 13, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Lifestyle


Social niceties vary by location

With Valentine's Day approaching next week and the stores full of hearts, flowers and cupid's bows, my mind turns toward kissing.

February 12, 2012 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Information line gets its own day

Saturday is national 211 Day, a nationwide program that connects callers to critical human services within their communities. 211 is the number to call in the Coastal Empire community to find or get help.

February 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


BoE chairwoman to be recognized

Liberty County Board of Education Chairwoman Lily Baker will be recognized Thursday for her business contributions during the Georgia Summit of African-American Business Organizations in Atlanta.

February 08, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Seniors enjoy life, bond at center

Loneliness. It's the No. 1 issue senior adults struggle with, according to Liberty County Senior Activity Center site manager Chrislene Taylor.

February 08, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Airman finishes basic training

Air Force Airman Eirpricia D. Turner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

February 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Doughnuts are poor man's dessert

It doesn't matter if you spell it donut or doughnut - these little ring-shaped dough cakes are deep-fried and smothered in sweetness. Donuts are a poor man's dessert.

July 10, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Church-based group wants to help disabled

Retired probation officer and Hinesville resident Arthur Stewart spends his time golfing with friends, attending and serving as a junior warden at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, and building handicap ramps for physically disabled residents of Liberty, McIntosh and Glynn counties.

July 10, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Lifestyle


Riverkeeper meeting is Saturday

An organization committed to protecting the Ogeechee River basin will hold its annual meeting and membership drive from noon until 3 p.m Saturday at Love's Seafood Restaurant.

July 09, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Correspondent | Lifestyle


Rare termite finds home in Hinesville

A rare species of termites reported on in the Courier a year ago continued to spread through the building in which they were found, and now they've been discovered in the oak trees in Bradwell Park.

July 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Mission team travels to Dominican Republic

The DR2K14 Mission Possible Team, comprised of Hinesville churches' members, completed its fourth ministry trip to the Dominican Republic on June 12.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Liberty Lore: Groovers’ Gum Branch journey began at docks

When a Liberty County native thinks of the Gum Branch community in the rural area of the county, he or she probably thinks of one of four families: the Groovers, the Longs, the Smileys or the Zorns.

July 07, 2014 | Margie Love Historian | Lifestyle


Hallie Holmes estate donates $15K to Midway Museum

The Midway Museum recently received a $15,000 donation from the family of Hallie B. Holmes, who was the national president of the Georgia State Regent of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Hinesville native is serving on oldest warship

BOSTON - A 2004 Liberty County High School graduate from Hinesville is part of a handpicked Navy crew serving on the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, the USS Constitution.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Religion announcements July 6-19

July 7

July 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Keep Liberty Beautiful: Littering and neglect for the poor, clueless souls

Litter is a big deal for Keep Liberty Beautiful. We know how devastating out-of-control litter is for the quality of life of a community.

July 07, 2014 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Drury working on next-generation ‘Virginian’

Westerns dominated the airways in the 1960s. One of the most popular was "The Virginian," which ran for nine seasons on NBC from 1962-71 and starred James Drury as the unnamed mystery foreman of the Shiloh ranch, set in Medicine Bow, Wyoming.

July 04, 2014 | By Nick Thomas For the Coastal Courier | Lifestyle


Bateman finds inner jerk in ‘Bad Words’

EDITOR'S NOTE: DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of July 7.

July 04, 2014 | By Sam Struckhoff King Features Syndicate | Lifestyle


Winners crowned at Miss Independence Day Pageant

The Miss Independence Day Pageant recently was held in Ludowici.

July 03, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Appetizers can enhance a restaurant’s reputation

A restaurant's appetizer can influence my decision to make a return visit. Even something as simple as the dry-roasted peanuts I wolf down while waiting for my Five Guys burger is something I consider before deciding which burger joint to visit.

July 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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