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Confederate flag returned home

As Fort McAllister fell to the Union Army of Gen. William T. Sherman days before Christmas in 1864, one of his artillery officers seized the Confederate flag of a vanquished company of Georgia riflemen. The officer carried the silk banner home to Maine as a souvenir, and it stayed in his family for three generations in a box along with a handwritten note: "To be return to Savannah or Atlanta sometime."

March 26, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Lifestyle

Petty officer deployes aboard Enterprise

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Athena M. Williams Fields, a 1999 graduate of Liberty County High School, recently deployed with fellow sailors and Marines assigned to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. They departed Norfolk Naval Station for the ship's 22nd and final deployment.

March 20, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Physician speaks to Goldenheirs

Goldenheirs guest speaker for the February meeting was Dr. Ben Heygood, who talked about senior citizens and their problems, the biggest being loneliness.

March 20, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

No signs of St. Simons mission yet

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Archaeologists are searching for signs of an ancient Spanish mission on Georgia's coast, but digging so far has not uncovered any signs of it.

March 15, 2012 | Associated Press | Lifestyle

School food drive benefits Relay for Life

Liberty Elementary School is in various campaigns to benefit teh American Cancer Society through its Relay for Life here. Cans of food have been collected and will be used in conjunction with luminaria bags during this year's relay, which starts at 7 p.m. April 20. To buy a luminaria in honor or in memory of a cancer patient, contact any team captain or go to

March 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Area UW earns high charity rating

United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the fourth consecutive year, according to a press release.

March 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

DFCS employee retires after 30-year career

Paula Mungin recently retired after 30 years of service with the department of family and children services.

March 13, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Liberty native promoted to rear admiral

Liberty County native Annie B. Andrews of the U.S. Navy was promoted March 1 to the rank of rear admiral in a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington, D.C.

March 13, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Local marks Black History Month on ship

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan R. Graves, son of Lori J. Graves of Allenhurst and Terrence R. Graves of Lakewood, Wash., and fellow sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans marked Black History Month with a celebration hosted by the ship's diversity committee.

March 12, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Liberty native enjoys diplomatic career

Vella "Scott" Mbenna, the youngest daughter of Norman and Helen Scott of Holmestown, has been living and working abroad as a U.S. Foreign-Service diplomat for the past 22 years.

March 12, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

LCHS faculty fights heart disease

Liberty County High School raised $995 for the American Heart Association. Staffers wore red Feb. 17 to show their support for the American Heart Association.

March 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

Local Democrats help open district HQ

The Democratic Party of Georgia recently opened its regional headquarters in Savannah.

March 06, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Memories of a historic home

"Daddy, if I draw the plans for a house, will you build it?" the pretty young lady with dark brown hair and blue eyes asked.

March 05, 2012 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle

Coast Rail-Trail elects officers

The Georgia Coast Rail-Trail elected officers and board members at its February meeting.

March 05, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Auction is more than business, it's social

Liberty Auction already was the busiest place in Pembroke on a Thursday night. Then the proliferation of TV shows such as "Auction Hunters" enhanced the appeal of an evening spent picking over bargains, antiques and oddities.

March 04, 2012 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Lifestyle

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Riverkeeper gets new board leadership

Ogeechee Riverkeeper announced its new leadership at its annual meeting which celebrated 10 years of protecting, preserving and improving the water quality of the Ogeechee ...

October 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Kroger raising money, awareness to fight breast cancer

Kroger stores throughout the Atlanta Division, including the Hinesville store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway, will host a multi-faceted campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness ...

October 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Award winners know pain of homelessness

Today, the Rev. Douglas Harn is pastor of Victory Assembly of God in Hinesville. But he has had his share of hardship.

October 04, 2015 | By Jason Wermers | Lifestyle

'The Voice' contestant has local connection

A former Hinesville resident has made the cut on NBC's "The Voice" singing competition.

October 03, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Lifestyle

Reality show stops in Liberty

The much-anticipated "Fireball Run" online reality show came to Liberty County on Thursday and Friday.

October 03, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Lifestyle

‘The Intern’ is surprisingly good

I'm actually at a loss for words, so I'll get straight to the point. "The Intern" is one of the most-pleasant surprises of ...

October 02, 2015 | By Justin Hall | Lifestyle

Depp carries ‘Black Mass’ to high grade

Johnny Depp's career has been in a slump the last few years, with bombs such as the bloated "The Lone Ranger," the unnecessarily baffling

October 02, 2015 | Justin Hall | Lifestyle

Conserve every drop — use water wisely

Water is one of those things that we use every day and, quite frankly, take for granted.

September 26, 2015 | By Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful director | Lifestyle

Life through the eyes of an armadillo

If you live in Liberty, Long or Tattnall county, you have probably seen one of my cousins.

September 22, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle

Former DFCS leader honored on birthday

Retired Division of Family and Children Services Director Sallie Richardson was honored on her 80th birthday Sept. 6 for her 40 years of public service ...

September 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

State NAACP leader to speak in Midway

The Liberty County Chapter of the NAACP will host its 2015 Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Liberty ...

September 21, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle

Pioneering educator remembered as passionate

Some call her "colossal." Others say "passionate" and "dynamic." She's been called one of the best mothers ever, with a selfless heart for others.

September 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Lifestyle

Buddy Walk for Down Sydrome Society

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society recently announced plans for the 10th annual Buddy Walk to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in Forsyth ...

September 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Area McDonalds donate 15,000 toys to boy

The Savannah-area McDonalds restaurants surprised Jaden Hayes with a donation of more than 15,000 toys Saturday.

September 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

NAACP seeking award nominees

The Liberty County Branch NAACP will host its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Liberty County Complex ...

September 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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