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Society dedicates gates at Sunbury Cemetery

Members of the Georgia Society Daughters of the American Colonists from across the state filed into a dew-laden area in front of Sunbury's Colonial Sunbury Cemetery Saturday morning. The pre-Revolutionary park's gates were being dedicated.

August 23, 2010 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Lifestyle


Grief counselor reaches out to residents

Betsy Kammerud joined Hospice Savannah's Full Circle Center for Grief and Loss last year. Now, she said, she is delighted to bring her skills as a bereavement counselor to Liberty County. Each Wednesday afternoon, she will see children and adults in the education room at Liberty Regional Medical Center.

August 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Operation Christmas Child under way

Coastal Georgia recently kicked off this year's Operation Christmas Child campaign, a project designed to help children in need around the world. Coordinators in communities in and around Savannah are working to spread the word, get residents involved and collect donations.

August 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Colonial cemetery getting new gate

Liberty County's tranquil Colonial Sunbury Cemetery, located in a town long gone, will receive new wrought iron gates tomorrow.

August 20, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Area non-profits vying for grant money

Two local nonprofit organizations, the Dolphin Project and Fort McAllister State Historic Park, are in the running to win grant money from national initiatives spearheaded by major soft drink corporations.

August 19, 2010 | By Caitlyn Boza Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Patrons eat 'cakes for a cause

Community members dug into buttery piles of fluffy flapjacks and sweet maple syrup Saturday morning with nary a nutritional concern because, as one diner said, "When you're eating for a cause, the calories don't count."

August 16, 2010 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Apartment residents have community day

The Pines at Willowbrook residents recently attended the community's third annual fun day. Participants enjoyed water balloon games, face painting, a cake walk, bouncy houses, Bingo, horse and pony rides, and a yard sale. Residents munched on snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, watermelon, barbecued chicken, hot dogs and burgers. The Hinesville Police Department did free fingerprinting and the Hinesville Fire Department allowed residents to tour a fire truck.

August 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Equal pay crusader highlights post observance

Lilly Ledbetter didn't get a dime from her decade-long struggle to make fair pay a law. Ledbetter said she was just trying to do the right thing when she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in July 1998 against her former employer, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Gadsden, Ala.

August 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Blood drive benefits sick BC firefighter

The Bryan County and Richmond Hill Fire Departments will be holding a Blood Drive for Bryan County firefighter Terry Nielsen, who is fighting a serious medical condition at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.

August 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


District 5 residents enjoy cookout

District 5 County Commissioner Gary Gilliard sponsored a back-to-school cookout in Holmestown Park on Aug. 31.

August 09, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Flag honors veteran's service

First Sgt. (ret.) Daniel Rico has received an American flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., in his honor in July.

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Firefighters give muscle diseases the boot

LUDOWICI - The Ludowici/Long County Fire Department recently teamed up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association for a "Fill the Boot" campaign . During the past two weekends, firefighters raised about $3,200, which will be used to fight muscular dystrophy. The firefighters accepted donations from motorists at the intersection of Highways 84 and 57.

August 09, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Night draws families out

National Night Out got underway Tuesday after an afternoon thunderstorm caused a brief delay to the family-style event around Bradwell Park in downtown Hinesville.

August 06, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


McAllister manager's passion bring history alive

Daniel Brown is a total history buff.

August 06, 2010 | By Katie McGurl Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Event treats community to 'night out'

Residents from Hinesville, Fort Stewart and other Liberty County neighborhoods can learn more about staying safe and drug-free at the local National Night Out event from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Bradwell Park in downtown Hinesville.

August 02, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


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'Winter Soldier' tops 'The Avengers'

You've seen all three "Iron Man" flicks. You checked out "The Avengers" and the second "Thor" movie. Now, it's time to catch up with "the man out of time" in his solo sequel, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." How does this Marvel Studios movie measure up?

April 11, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


High school honors military kids at breakfast

So-called military "brats" learn how to make friends quickly because they never know when they once again might have to say their goodbyes, move to a new town and enroll in a new school. They must carry on with growing up while their active-duty service-member parent or parents are away, focused on protecting the nation's interests. Military children are taught early on to be self-sufficient. During April, the Month of the Military Child, these kids' resiliency and sacrifices are recognized.

April 11, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Monster mash-up

ALL THE FANBOYS and gamer girls will come out to play this weekend, when GnomeCon descends upon Savannah like a beneficent dragon.

April 11, 2014 | Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


'Best breakfast in town' -- yeah, right

The large billboard could be seen half-mile away when traveling north on I-95, near the town of Dunn, N.C. The colorful ad depicted a large dinner plate with two eggs over-easy, several slices of bacon and a generous portion of good ol' Southern grits.

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


Rain forces concert inside, band still rocks

Third Infantry Division soldiers and their families braved the rain Sunday to crowd into the Newman Fitness Center gymnasium for a free concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. The event was moved indoors due to rain and was delayed an hour, but that didn't keep attendees from waiting for and enjoying the show.

April 09, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Lifestyle


Midnight train to Georgia

ON THEIR WAY TO SAVANNAH IN 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman's forces tried to capture the Doctortown train trestle over the Altamaha River in Wayne County, Ga.

April 09, 2014 | Jim Morekis Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


AASU's Godspell opens a musical door

THERE'S A GOOD reason the John-Michael Tebelak/Stephen Schwartz musical Godspell has endured and prospered for more than 40 years. Its Christian theme notwithstanding, it's a story about love and family-building.

April 09, 2014 | Bill DeYoung Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


Club hears about plight of seafarers

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill recently welcomed Chaplain Andrew E.V. Krey, executive director of Maritime Bethel at Savannah and pastor at Bible Lutheran Church in Rincon. Krey gave a presentation about the human cost of the economic success of the Port of Savannah.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two students in state pageant

Two students from Diamond Elementary School on Fort Stewart have been selected as finalists for the National American Miss Georgia Pageant.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Families celebrate Easter, spring at egg roll

Spring weather greeted families Saturday during the second annual Easter Egg Roll at Bryant Commons in Hinesville. The event was organized by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and Fort Stewart MWR.

April 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Scouts introduce new district to Rotary

Inductions of new members and a presentation by Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America highlighted Tuesday's Hinesville Rotary Club luncheon at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Flemington.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


ArtsFest set for Saturday

Sweetheart Circle will come alive Saturday as nearly 5,000 people gather to celebrate visual and performing art at the 32nd annual ArtsFest.

April 04, 2014 | Special to Courier | Lifestyle


'Divergent' is well-cast, exciting show

Young-adult books remain crazy popular these days, but when it comes time to adapt them into major motion pictures, the results can vary. "Divergent," now in theaters, is based upon the best-selling trilogy from author Veronica Roth. Is it the new "Hunger Games?" Could be.

April 04, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Coffee important to mornings, national security

It's hard to imagine that 240 years ago, American colonists drank tea - not sweet tea, but English tea.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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